Walmart Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
7,994 Reviews
2.9
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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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  1.  

    ok

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    Current Employee - Dairy/Frozen Associate  in  Lanoka Harbor, NJ
    Current Employee - Dairy/Frozen Associate in Lanoka Harbor, NJ

    I have been working at Walmart for more than a year

    Pros

    Alot of hours, ok pay, other places pay more

    Cons

    Terrible managers, over load of work, just a number, always "coach " you for dumb things like wrong color shirt. Always gave me a hard time with taking off, had my prom to go to and they almost wouldnt give me off, like what bull it that haha.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being nasty just because I am an associate I'm not just a number.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Place to work

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    Current Employee - Receiving Associate  in  Georgetown, DE
    Current Employee - Receiving Associate in Georgetown, DE

    I have been working at Walmart part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work environment and friendly staff

    Cons

    Night shift is not ending

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Eh its a job and i matters on who you work with

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    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier  in  East Stroudsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in East Stroudsburg, PA

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules most Co workers were friendly 401k as well as stock pay for the amount of work in my opinion is satisfactory

    Cons

    Understaffed not very well trained individuals so many things are just done improperly and very unethical I do tend to work in every department these days and well like stated they kinda just throw you in their with no training mind you a lot of the work done isn't hard and when people complain it is cause they are lazy, but i do believe a employer is suppose to set up their employees to succeed. Like I stated i work all departments and have done placement test for management but i don't know if i done something wrong at some point they will never give me the time of day for management positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Can't wait to get away from this company...

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    Current Employee - Department Manager  in  Lake Park, FL
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Lake Park, FL

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

    Pros

    It's a job and there are some really good people there. They are understanding with your availability.

    Cons

    Almost everything. No staff, low pay, over work you and management is a joke. They expect you to be an octopus and do way more than you possibly can. They are not realistic in what can really be done by one person. They expect too much and give nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more. You put too much on one person and give them no sense of appreciation. You push the good people away by acting like robots that can only give orders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Bitter Sweet

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    Former Employee - O/N Dry Grocery/GM Stocker  in  Gresham, OR
    Former Employee - O/N Dry Grocery/GM Stocker in Gresham, OR

    I worked at Walmart full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The work hours, worked with my schooling and home situation. Vision and 401K benefits great! The employee discount is nice to have especially since you can't afford to shop anywhere else. Some management and associates are great to work with.

    Cons

    Medical Benefits not so good, expensive for the wages Walmart pays. Wages are minimum wage when hired and the yearly increases even for an associate with excellent reviews are far from cost of living increases. Hired as part-time, usually worked as full-time without the benefits. Unless you are in the "Good old boys club" or a managers favorite moving up is near impossible. Moving up is not a great choice, they work you like dogs and then beat you down and work you again. The Sam Walton vision is not being followed, associates and family are not priority, profit is for the big wigs of the company while the little people who are hard at work to make those profits for the company are forgotten about. You are a 'dime a dozen' like any other corporation. Micro management, lack of training, human factor is totally out of the equation. Management has higher expectations of performance for a few associates while the others slack off, basically those few with higher expectations run circles around the others, but they all get paid the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually pay attention to your associates, remember we are all human not machines, put the human factor back in the work environment, pay according to the work performed and production (merit raises would be a huge bonus to the company moral and performance), stop micro managing, hire more associates so everyone can actually do the job they were hired for and not be expected to perform 3 other jobs at the same time. Put the money out to bring the money in....have more cashiers throughout the day and night, more associates to do the work required, makes less burden for the associates that are working, moral will pick up, associates will be proud of their job and store, customers will be happier and profit will go up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    pharmacy manager

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician  in  Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Richmond, CA

    I worked at Walmart full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I like the fact that they pay weekly, and the hours of operation are really good, and the fact that you can get your checks cashed, grocery shop, by clothing, and other things all in one, the price for your items are great, and there is always good sales, for the whole family, and as a former employee, their are some really nice people that worked there. I enjoyed the fact that could come to work, and do my shopping right there, after my shift.

    Cons

    My only concern is the pharmacist that works over in, the Richmind Walmart, he doesn't know how to talk to people, he has away of making a person very uncomfortable, to me he has know people skills, he is a very smart at knowing medicine, but while I was there I had received many complaints form the customers, and the people that he work with had issues with him,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    he needs to be trained in management skills, he has NONE,

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

    I work in the meat department and help out the customers

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Shawnee, OK
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Shawnee, OK

    I have been working at Walmart full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I like the that they don't judge people by religion

    Cons

    the management makes you feel like they don't care. they will agree with you on a issue or subject and then they wont do anything about it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to listen to the employees more and not just agree but to also take action

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Not a career for me!

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    Former Employee - Apparel/Pharmacy Cashier  in  Elizabethton, TN
    Former Employee - Apparel/Pharmacy Cashier in Elizabethton, TN

    I worked at Walmart part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people were great, friendly and helpful. Making the move to the pharmacy department was great, steady schedule, great staff and real teamwork! Of course there had to be teamwork because of staffing requirements.

    Cons

    While I worked in apparel this was my experience:,Not enough workers. For the emphasis that was put on customer service during training you would think they would provide enough people to actually do it. It was frustrating to not be able get my work done because i had to go cashier so often. Same in the pharmacy, often a long line because they don't want to pay two people at the same time. This is company-wide, not just one store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many chiefs, not enough indians, as the saying goes. Walmart has gotten too big to care about the people they are standing on. Training could be better, add more job-specific modules. I was lost when i hit the floor.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    WalMart Information Systems Division

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bentonville, AR

    I worked at Walmart full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Software development teams are given a large amount of freedom to do things how they want. Management is not afraid to let "associates" take risks. The annual bonus is usually quite good. Promotions are no more difficult to come by than they are elsewhere. Wal-Mart has a huge connection to almost every vendor one could imagine. Therefore, many Wal-Mart employees view a job here as a "stepping stone" to somewhere else, and it is very good for that.

    Cons

    The large degree of freedom given to software development teams is accomplished via little oversight, which leads to convoluted, hard to maintain systems built by junior developers. Annual salary is below industry average - they will attempt to justify this by the cheaper cost of living in Bentonville, but the salary gap is much larger than this could account for. Health benefits are not good. You will works lots of hours and nights and frequently be "on call" 24x7 - especially if you are a "go-to" person. Mandatory 7:30am - 5:30pm workday for salaried employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just like any company, there are some good managers and some bad, and having a good 1st line manager makes a world of difference. Wal-Mart has a history of promoting business oriented people up the ISD command chain over technical people, which leads to a large disconnect between technical professionals and management. Stop forcing out your best technical people by refusing to pay them a fair salary and replacing them with college hires who are given too much responsibility for their level of experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It's a stepping stone to something better

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    Current Employee - Department Manager  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Walmart full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The associates are easy to get along with and work well together (minus the occasional bad apple who is well known for their work ethic). Helping the customers really can be rewarding.

    Cons

    Management tends to set associates/departments/shifts against each other, not in a constructive way. Corporate procedures were routinely contradicted by in store directions. Nepotism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication would help the most, followed by treating associates with respect. Indirect retaliation towards associates voicing their concerns leads to a broken store

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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