Walmart Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
7,837 Reviews

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Pros
  • There are opportunities for advancement for those who show initiative (in 68 reviews)

  • Lot of room for advancement up to the salary level, nice schedule for management (in 64 reviews)


Cons
  • With new schedule your Work/life balance is very poor with very little weekends off (in 122 reviews)

  • Within the next five years there will only be salary full time positions available (in 304 reviews)

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  1.  

    It's a perfect temporary job - nothing else.

    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Porter Ranch, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Porter Ranch, CA

    I worked at Walmart part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours. The tasks aren't very difficult, as you'd expect.

    Cons

    It gets very repetitive the longer you stay working here. It's not worth advancing to Department Manager positions from what I've seen - It's almost impossible to advance from there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep advancement open for those interested and capable.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    good training

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager (CSM)  in  Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager (CSM) in Valencia, CA

    I worked at Walmart part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Learning different opportunities to grow and develop your abilities

    Cons

    schedule and time, not enough work time,was provided, management

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Mediocre

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electronic Sales Associate  in  Simi Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Electronic Sales Associate in Simi Valley, CA

    I worked at Walmart full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Slacking off, good chill people to work with.

    Cons

    some places have strict guidelines. lack of leadership at times, no union

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train employees better, have some common knowledge as to who should work where.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    It's ok, it really depends on who your managers are.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Glendora, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Glendora, CA

    I have been working at Walmart part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    IF you have good coworkers then its a decent job.
    simple job, easily can turn your brain off if you're just a sales associate

    Cons

    Managers do NOT promote people with education. They want puppets to work under them, not people with brains. Your manager will determine how easily/difficult it will be to progress.
    For some reason when the hard workers slack a little they get talked to by management, but the slow workers never get talked to about work.
    Don't get any praise for doing great work. Even after saving a manager's butt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The managers shouldn't be like a high school clique. promote the good employees not your friends that suck at the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    it depends

    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  San Dimas, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in San Dimas, CA

    I have been working at Walmart full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    got lucky and had an awesome supervisor who was supportive yet had a hands off style of management

    Cons

    had long hours and short breaks

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unprofessional, short staffed and hectic

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    Current Employee - Walmart  in  Lakewood, CA
    Current Employee - Walmart in Lakewood, CA

    I have been working at Walmart part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Its a very laid back environment.

    Cons

    Horrible customers, working too many departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more employees and fix scheduling

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Company great but other departments within company milk it

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    Current Employee - Construction Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Construction Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Walmart full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Easy Job if you know what your doing

    Cons

    Working with 35 year veterans that need to retire. Old ways are not the best for new era
    Too many useless mandatory online classes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Sucks, but it's a job.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Santa Clarita, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Clarita, CA

    I have been working at Walmart part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's a paycheck. Plus I think it's cool that they give a pay raise (even though they're typically small) for every year you've been there, and a winter bonus even if you're part time.

    Cons

    Major favoritism from managers. They coach you without bothering to consider all the circumstances surrounding the situation. Open door policy is a total flop, nobody bothers taking the time to hear, let alone listen to, your concerns. Total lack of training, when I first started working there they pretty much threw me out on the sales floor without explaining what I was supposed to be doing and hoped for the best (the training videos they make you watch on the computers in back were mostly just safety related stuff and talk about company policies, with an extremely vague description of your specific department thrown in).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your associates. Show them respect, abrasive and rude attitudes just make them resent you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    People are too task orientated. They don't have time to help customers

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Duarte, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Duarte, CA

    I worked at Walmart full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The wal mart cheer is to die for...

    Cons

    Why is it the associates against management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighter up management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Life Changing

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    Former Employee - APA  in  Palmdale, CA
    Former Employee - APA in Palmdale, CA

    I worked at Walmart full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great associates, good decent customers

    Cons

    Management team needs some work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your associates as you would like to be treated

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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