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Walmart Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
8,815 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 73 reviews)


Cons
  • With new schedule your Work/life balance is very poor with very little weekends off (in 173 reviews)

  • Do not want to provide full time which allows them to not provide health insurance (in 362 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent Opportunity and secure Job position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Overnight Cashier in Chanute, KS
    Current Employee - Overnight Cashier in Chanute, KS

    I have been working at Walmart part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job Security, Excellent Vision/Dental/Medical Benefits, 10% Discount on most GM items and occasionally Seasonal discounts on Grocery items ,The core values are Respect for the individual, Service to the Customer, and Striving for excellence.

    Cons

    Customer Feedback, Heavy Workload, Training Notices come in late(Mandatory training becomes overdue before you know you have it.).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training Notices would be nice. More incentives for Consistent Attendance. Consider advancement not just based on time served but also Customer Experience and performance evaluations from Supervisors AND co-workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall Review from a long-term associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities for those looking to start and advance a career. I highly recommend Walmart as a place to start and grow a career in retail.

    Cons

    Understanding the structure of management and divisions within in the company is a little tricky (who reports to who) once you get into the management ranks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to see merit raises come back to the company, as well as individual performance raises, in addition to a yearly reviews.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Lots of hours with alright management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier
    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier

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

    Pros

    Everyone Is friendly
    Lots of Hours

    Cons

    Bad Management
    Employees are hired of the street

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better managers

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Everyone is friendly.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    Like having a second family.

    Cons

    Low pay and can get fired for anything

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good benefits, no fear of being laid off, get treated poorly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Niagara Falls, NY
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Niagara Falls, NY

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, a lot of opportunity for promotion, plenty of time for breaks and lunches, forgiving attendance policy, top of the line inventory and POS systems, reliable job

    Cons

    Not enough employees, little to no help most days, often expected to do the work of three people by yourself, always open on holidays, most managers have horrible people skills and are rude and condescending, management retaliation is common, when management gets in trouble by upper managemnt they place blame on hourly works instead of addressing issues and working to fix them, very poor communication between managers, mixed and contradicting direction is often given, sometimes it is hard to know exactly what you are supposed to do because so many different people are telling you different things, pay for department managers should be higher, things are often done incorrectly to hide problems from upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your associates more, be more selective with who you hire into management positions, provide people skills training to management, stop just teaching Sam Walton's principals and start practicing them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great job if you are a college student.

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

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Extremely flexible hours
    Quarterly bonus
    Discount in store
    Most staff are nice

    Cons

    Pay could be better
    Customers are very mean sometimes
    Often understaffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very happy with most of salaried management, however some don't follow company policy when it comes to returns which is frustrating.
    Management often places new hires in places they are very inexperienced in, making positive customer service difficult to obtain.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The perfect on paper business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Full benefits. Better than industry average in most employee compensation categories. It is what you make of it. Walmart is a perfect business, it doesn't care where your from, where you went to school or what your last name is; those who perform will make a name for themselves. Some truly terrific customers/associates.

    Cons

    It will do what is in Walmart's interest regardless of how it effects anything else. Home office control is stifling. Associate and customers are secondary to sales and profit. It is on the store level personnel to deal with preventable issues that arise with little to no input on correction of errors. It would be nice to say where I work and NOT have everyone tell me every problem they have ever had at Walmart.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Customers and associates are not just statistics brought on by an actuary. Cutting your way to a bonus may help you in the short term but will not ensure continued successes. Consider and promote the morel implications of decisions and not just the financial ones. Lets be proud of the decisions we make as industry leaders and innovators. America has been good to Walmart and Walmart good to America leverage our over whelming market share to become the gold standard of retailers. Have your ten best retiring store managers stay on as an operational board of directors and be prepared to take notes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    ON Assistant manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    4 on 4 off schedule

    Cons

    Work life balance with day shift schedule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to the basics

    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Think fast, work hard, and get ahead!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    They listened to me. they encouraged and helped me. I've had two promotions in one year and up for a third!

    Cons

    People who blame you for there failure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it going!

  11.  

    Led to self-improvement

    Current Employee - Cashier Associate in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Cashier Associate in Mobile, AL

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

    Pros

    I have made multiple positive relationships inside the company.

    Cons

    Can be frustrating if associates fail to properly guide you through training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure when you are training someone that you give them the attention needed for them to learn. Don't be afraid to have someone on for a day just to help them, even if just for a day or two.

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