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Walmart Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
9,064 Reviews
2.8
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a job....

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    I've worked at the same store for 7+ years. Pay raises are given regularly. The discount card helps a little.

    Cons

    The store management has a high turnover and continues to decline in caliber. Employees are not treated with respect and are pulled in too many directions constantly. The company cares about their profit margin at the expense of their associates' work-life balance. Plan on an unpredictable schedule and forget having a holiday with your family. And go ahead and drop out of any social activities your enjoy. You won't be able to plan on attending church either. Even when you let management know your availability, they will not honor it. Employees are not given the tools they need to do their job either. Too many low-level "managers" results in a very inefficiently-run company with remarkably low employee moral.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Switch places with your associates, and remember that they want to feel valued, appreciated and respected.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    No respect.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Fayetteville, AR
    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Fayetteville, AR

    I worked at Walmart full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay compared to other entry level jobs. Fun and caring coworkers. Wide variety of positions and work. Not worth it in long run.

    Cons

    For a company that says it has respect for the individual, they seem to only respect customers and corporate workers, while their floor workers are left to fend for themselves. I've rarely seen managers stand up for associates and they rarely value their opinion. Only certain people get there vacations the way they want them, and only specific people get their lunches with "friends". Over all the store structure isn't a great place to be, unless you want to be berated by managers and customers daily, or can conform and fake your way up the ranks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marx warned us about companies like this.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owasso, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owasso, OK

    I worked at Walmart full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice people, which is probably more of a reflection of the community or town the store is located and not the culture of the company.

    Cons

    A once proud and reputable company, now a joke. I worked in a store as an assistant manager, which has to rank as one of the worst salaried jobs of any U.S. company. I worked three on three off, which doesn't sound too bad if it were not for having to come in on an off day to make employee schedules. Assistant Managers do all the salaried grunt work and are underpaid to the point of insult. Any employees you may have that are productive and who aren't suffering from a severe case of cognitive dissonance (google that), are fed up and tired of the work. You can't put enough crummy, cheaply made products on the shelf to keep management happy.

    Zero sense of accomplishment. Any time in which you feel you have conquered a big project, you are immediately asked to put more crap on the shelf or worse, you hear, "we could have done more with that."

    If you are a teenager in high school looking for a part time job to pay for gas or to take your date out for dinner, fine, but if you are out of high school and have any self respect, don't work for this pathetic company.

    *Please note too that I haven't even mentioned the legal issues this company has faced in recent years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Those people you have stocking your shelves and helping customers are not robots. FYI.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Backwards company

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier Associate in Marquette, MI
    Former Employee - Cashier Associate in Marquette, MI

    I worked at Walmart part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good hours if you can keep the job
    Okay pay for a college student maybe
    Good about giving you breaks
    Has an hour long lunch hour

    Cons

    If you are hired as a temp, there is good chance you will be laid off.
    Rude managers half the time, especially at night.
    Don't expect to get days off when you ask for them even if you tell them it is for a family members funeral.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some consideration and appreciation for your lower level employees. We all have to live.

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

    it wasnt that great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    can have days you wanted off , could call off whenever u wanted

    Cons

    hm not very good pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    After 3 Months of working there was already looking for a new job.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Forest Park, IL
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Forest Park, IL

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    You get a 10% discount from all Walmart stores.

    Cons

    Very low wage. The management treats you as if your making salary based pay but its barely over minimum wage. No bonuses. Within a 3 year period we were only eligible once, yet the upper management got theirs annually.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Greenville, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Greenville, TX

    I worked at Walmart

    Pros

    There really are no pros other than sometimes you might get hired and they'll forget what they hired you for which leads to you literally walking around making the store look pretty.

    Cons

    Low pay, high stress, management doesn't communicate which leads to employees walking around with no idea what to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate, treat your employees better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Hard work for little pay.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker
    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker

    I worked at Walmart full-time

    Pros

    Some of the customers were nice.

    Cons

    Belittled and talked down to. Worked very hard for little pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should treat your employees with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Awful corporate monster that pays too little.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Walmart Sales Associate in Floresville, TX
    Former Employee - Walmart Sales Associate in Floresville, TX

    I worked at Walmart part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Met amazing people (other associates, not customers)
    Very good teamwork if you find those other two really good associates
    Easy job if you're not lazy and well-organized
    10% discount (and 25% if you work the Black Friday trio)
    Myshare incentive is usually pretty good (bonus every 3 months)
    Recently they brought back some nifty vests and I loved them so much (they have huge pockets and slots for pens and your badge)

    Cons

    When given complaints the store manager said, "If you don't like how things are run here there's the door and H-E-B is down the street)
    No training
    Poor management (they formed cliques with other associates at the store I worked at and harassed you or gave you more work if you got them in trouble or they simple didn't like you.)
    Customers are usually VERY rude and self-entitled
    The management (entire company for that matter) doesn't care about you as a person. You're just another cog in the machine.
    Our personnel was extremely spiteful and hated when associates asked them to do ANYTHING for them.
    Don't expect anyone to follow your schedule and if you complain, they'll find a way to get rid of you.
    Always EXTREMELY understaffed
    Promos that make customers worse than they already are (that ridiculous all registers open garbage)
    Only move up if you're friends with management
    Awful co-pay insurance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work like you have a purpose and treat associates like people not "valuable assets".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Worst place to work, they have work place discrimination

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Over Night Stocker in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Over Night Stocker in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Walmart

    Pros

    There are no pros, they give little opportunity to older people.

    Cons

    Too many to list all, biggest one is the discrepancy in news about pay. Management gets paid good, hourly pay is crappie.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they wouldn't listen any way so why offer any.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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