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Walmart Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
9,064 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are opportunities for advancement for those who show initiative (in 76 reviews)

  • They care about work life balance as well as overall employee to company engagement (in 75 reviews)


Cons
  • With new schedule your Work/life balance is very poor with very little weekends off (in 183 reviews)

  • Do not want to provide full time which allows them to not provide health insurance (in 374 reviews)

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  1.  

    Work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    benefits, great environment, great training, opportunities

    Cons

    Busy, rude managers, dirty stores, rude employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inventory Associate in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Inventory Associate in Orange, CA

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

    Pros

    Getting foot in the door is relatively easy and no discrimination. There are many oppurtunities in advancing a career in upper management or other positions and many locations worldwide.

    Cons

    Such as in retail goes, pay is average and work is very physical depending on positions. Holidays are spent working due to it's retail and customer service oriented. Consumers and economy is a driving force

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Generally speaking, the changes in this company have somewhat made it difficult to want to reach higher goals due to increases are anually and do not offer merit type bonuses. This hurts moral in more ways than one. There are many employees working at hourly level and seems not all management are always on the same page.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Corporations are corporations, not people.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Walmart full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Learned a lot of great tools and techniques in a leadership role, and was rewarded with promotions for my performance - WM has some great people at the hourly level that are very versed in the retail environment... but they are about to become extinct.

    Cons

    As with any corporation, WM continuously tries to paint a human face on the business... they donate a large sum of money to organizations and local communities, but despite the massive amount of profit that the retail giant reports each year, they continue to shave expenses at the real expense of the hourly level workers... taking the small amount of tangible benefits that they offer, and cutting them - further contributing to the separation of social and economic class that the US has been experiencing since the late 50's and the demise of US manufacturing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    WM... you say "Save Money, Live Better." Why don't you show your hourly associates (you know, your people that make a difference) some courtesy and restore some of the many benefits you have so wrongly taken away - its time for the folks that make a difference to be paid a true living wage as you continue to jack prices up higher alongside your competitors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    OPEN DOOR MEANS< THERE IS THE DOOR!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Simi Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Simi Valley, CA

    I worked at Walmart full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great co.workers , great customers

    Cons

    They promote only their buddy's, not the most qualified!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return phone calls. take away your open door policy! If you use the open door you will be fired 9 people in 3 mo, by same Asst. Manager some fought for their jobs back and got them. Some is wrong in Simi. Bring back Sams Values!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Entry Level/Management Plays Favoritism

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier Associate in Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier Associate in Buena Park, CA

    I have been working at Walmart part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Depending on your position and coverage you'll learn almost everything. Growth in the company is very political or how much butt you kiss.

    Cons

    Doing everything they ask you to do is draining. The management time management is unrealistic. Almost no management follow store policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe pay attention to your associates more? Professionalism shouldn't have to be defined by the way some of us look.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It was humbling.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Frozen/Dairy/Meat Sales Associate in Carson, CA
    Current Employee - Frozen/Dairy/Meat Sales Associate in Carson, CA

    I have been working at Walmart part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The "family" atmosphere. My coworkers were really fun to be around. There is definitely opportunity for promotion within the behemoth of a company is Walmart. Work smarter, not harder, and you should be promoted; that is, get an education and acquire valuable skills.

    Cons

    They treat employees like slaves/drones. There is a lot of menial labor. There is a lot of paternalism-being treated like a child by management. My supervisor literally followed people around and counted how long they were in the bathroom, stood at the time clock, and constantly micromanaged (so inefficient and demeaning).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If your associate is clearly intelligent do not be threatened. Promote him/her. Give him/her more autonomy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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 (less than an 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
  9.  

    good training

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager (CSM) in Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager (CSM) in Valencia, CA

    I worked at Walmart part-time (more than an 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
  10.  

    Mediocre

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (less than an 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
  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Glendora, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Glendora, CA

    I have been working at Walmart part-time (more than an 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

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