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Walmart Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
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2.9 7,446 reviews

46% Approve of the CEO

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon

Doug McMillon

(729 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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    Great for starting out. But keep up the job search while you work there.

    Sales Associate - Sporting Goods (Former Employee) Albuquerque, NM

    ProsProbably the easiest job in the world. They have an open door policy that seems to work well. If you're lucky you'll have some nice coworkers to hang in there with.

    ConsWay too many layers of management. You get a different task from each one or the same task they want done in different ways. Feast or famine work hours. A tad above minimum wage. Not much opportunity to advance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChain of command. Follow it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsRelaxing
    Fun
    Productive
    Fast personal Growth
    Great company values

    ConsNO life
    Hours suck
    No good benefits
    No full time people
    Salaries suck

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    Great for college

    Cashier (Current Employee) Norton, VA

    ProsFlexibility (to an extent), nice co-workers, good break system (one every two hours)

    ConsHard to come by advancement, low pay, the attendance policy

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen I started working, there was a policy that said if 10% called in on a snowy day then it would be excused. Living in a place with a lot of hazardous snow falls, that happened a lot. Shortly after, they changed the policy so it's up to the managers discretion. They NEED to work on the attendance policy. It is great to an extent but it needs MAJOR changes. The management makes you feel as if you're a number and not a person, unless you're a major suck up.

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

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    Has changed a lot. Not the same company from even 3 years ago. Reduced hours. Moral no family environment anymore

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee) Kansas City, MO

    Prosif you like stress its great. There is not good job thank you any more. All about the bad no good .

    ConsHitting non realistic budgets. Wage constraints in acceptable. Never look at the accomplishments. Always push a little harder.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBudgets unrealistic. Wage controls the same.you have a diminishing return in longer term stores

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great job But work overload too much for pay.

    IMS Associate (Former Employee) Eunice, LA

    ProsFlexible with Schedule (sometimes)
    Opportunity to advance

    ConsToo much work load for Pay grade
    Always work holidays
    Manager are always expecting more than what any person can give at times.
    benefits sucks
    no life

    Advice to Senior ManagementYes, But only if you are in need of a part-time job. Wal-Mart is a billion dollar company and only start there workers off with minimum wage. If you need to pay the bills unless you are a manager or an associate that has work there for years you should consider a second job or another job because you'll need it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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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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    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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