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Walmart Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2014
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2.9 7,431 reviews

46% Approve of the CEO

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon

Doug McMillon

(722 ratings)

46% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

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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    Unprofessional

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDecent starting pay, employee training program

    ConsManagement constantly contradicted one another, changed availability to suit them, whether you signed off on it or not.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey are your employees, not enemies. Treat people with respect and they will respect you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not too shabby

    Wal Mart Cashier (Former Employee) Lenoir, NC

    ProsRoom for growth for those who are interested, management demanding but not harsh. You get out of it what you put into it. If you hate your job, then of course you're going to be dissatisfied. I didn't, and so was fine.

    ConsPretty rigid schedules which can be tough to change, but what do you expect from a mutli-billion dollar corporation?

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust be kind to the employees--there are a lot of good ones out there, and it can be easy to let good work go unappreciated. Giving kudos to a job well done will go realllllly far with company morale.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Its better than not working.

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Austin, MN

    ProsYou get to be out of the house and meet people. Associate discount card. Chances for advancement and relocation if you stay a while. Looks better on a job application if you are working than if you are not. Retail experience for your resume.

    ConsYou start at rock bottom pay Part time. It takes forever to get on full time and get most benefits. no regular hours or days. No regular duties, you an get moved to any position at any time (sales floor to cashier to groceries stocking, Etc...)

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet organized and give your employees some structure in the day and week. employees are happier if they know what they will be doing from day to day. work out the schedule so that employees get the same days on and off every week with their days off together instead of just willy-nilly so then they can more easily plan family time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was ok.

    Cashier Associate (Former Employee) Cedar Falls, IA

    ProsIt is a fairly easy job, have to work often.

    ConsExtremely busy at times and rude customers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I miss Sam...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros• Great Company for Community involvement! Really good benefits in consideration of today's medical care crisis.

    • Pretty secure corporate place to work. I've been with the company 15 years, I only experienced one opportunity of displacement during a merchandising restructure, where my area was going to be re-located to New York. They provided everyone within there current roles 90 days to consider opportunities to interview in the new restructure or find other employment.

    • Starting to let in new generations of thought leadership, all be it slowly.

    Cons• Leadership Communication is and has been an issue for several years and addressed in the annual "Grass Roots" meeting. It is a positive meeting with optimistic ideation, but failed execution.

    • You will not break the bank! So for those looking for the golden ladder to fortune, consider other corporations.

    •Past business models of the "bully" mentality in the early 2000's beating down cost, still lingers in the supplier and vending communities.

    • Lack of Technology savvy. Always following instead of forging ahead. I understand the Save money culture, but being the biggest kid on the playground, Walmart should be top notch in innovation and implementation of FAST technology.

    Advice to Senior Management• Provide Training and Fast resources for individual contributors. I have been in several "Creative" Roles with the company, but the corporation as a whole does not foster creative thinking or provide those individuals with a creative skill set a true leadership career path.

    • Reward those who do well in there position and are subject matter experts. Do not try to force those that are highly competent individual contributors and which to remain in there role, into upper management growth if that is not what they want to do. Also, do not let the reluctance to do so be reflected in their Annual evaluation.

    • Obviously it's no secret you can leave the company and make more money, then come back to wal-mart and negotiate what you should have been getting paid in the beginning. It's just a nuisance to do so and disruptive to the associates career and heir families. I've been privy to witnessing this with several individuals. The corporation was build on 3 basic beliefs. Don't just hang them on a wall as a moniker, but truly adhere to them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Stable place to work, Long hours if your salary.

    Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsGreat Benefits, the work is fast paced and leads to a quick work day. I loved working with people and getting tasks done with a team.

    Conslong hours and weekend work, typical retail. Sometimes things seem really redundant. I miss the people but I do not miss the problems of staffing that seemed to haunt me where ever I was.

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    Decent place, Bad management

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Garland, TX

    Pros-Good benefits, assuming you are full-time. Part-timers get less benefits.
    -The work itself isn't as hard as some make it out to be (or at least for me it wasn't). However, it does become frustrating when they dump a lot of work on you, specially jobs that you're not sure of how to do them, and they expect you to finish it in record time!!)
    -Some managers are cool (you can chill with them, have a few laughs, have a smoke with them)

    ConsToo many to list, but a few are:
    -Part-time gets vacation time after you've worked 2 years for the company.
    -Management doesn't seem to really care about what goes on in the backroom. (Hardly any of the managers I knew would walk to the back to make sure everything was in order)
    -Understaffed, which puts a lot of work on the associates, specially when you're the only one in the department (and they still expect you to do everything)
    - I guess this depends on where you live, but the starting wage, at least for your average associate (I started at 7.90/hr)

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop being cheap and hire a few more people for the departments that are understaffed! Also, some managers need to learn to care about what goes on in their backrooms.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Okayish

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people, work-life balance and compensation.

    ConsLack of training, no promotions and money issues.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Patience

    Produce Department Manager (Current Employee) Fayetteville, NC

    ProsWalmart has great benefits and room for advancement and there are enough stores around that you could transfer anywhere you wanted to go.

    ConsThis company like so many others tries to save money by killing labor costs and unfortunately it makes it harder on the employees and causes the customer to not have the best experience that they could possibly have. It is very frustrating sometimes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of those employees that actually care rather than working them to death. Those are the few people that will make or break your department, store, and eventually corporation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Assistant Store Manger

    Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsThere were not too many pros to this position. The pay is not too bad - however, long hours are a must. Co-workers were very reliable and supportive

    ConsLong hours; no help from corporate

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more store managers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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