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Too many members of management not enough communication

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

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

Pros

Plenty of free time because it is rare that full time hours are given
Moderately easy tasks when you are allowed to stay and complete them
If your working with the right people the job can be enjoyable on occasion

Cons

No benefits unless your full time
Very little pay
unreasonable expectations and a failure to reward associates for exceptional work

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire a small team of associates that are trained to work in all departments. These associates should be paid the highest base rate for an associate available and given full time hours. They would be capable of filling in for call ins, assisting with larger than average work loads, and modular resets. This would prevent other associates from being pulled from their assigned departments allowing their departments the opportunity to complete their daily tasks and do the jobs they were highered for. This would drastically improve efficiency and productivity. There should be a team on day shift And night shift. Also this team should be on a fast track towards management there for they should only be hired from within. This would be a great way to encourage associates to go above and beyond in their own departments because only those associates that have shown themselves to be invaluable and shown a desire to forward their career within the company would be given the opportunity to be a part of this team. Also the number of associates should be based on the size of the store and sales volume not one or the other.
 Managers are capable of communicating directly with each other saving time and money. Think of how much time money and energy could be saved if this was expanded to include the associates as well. The sales associates should be issued devices similar to two way pagers. These are rather in expensive and would allow management to easily communicate with the associates from any where in the store immediately. At min. 25 percent of an average associates day is spent trying to locate a manager just to ask one or two questions. This is absurd. Or at the very least there should be one device of this nature assigned to each department. If the latter is chosen then it should be in a fixed location in that department. It should have and audible alert so that the associate can hear when a response has been issued allowing them to continue with their work.
Finally there should be a time clock located at the entrances to the store so that as an associate enters the building they are capable of helping customers and fixing problems they see them. This will cut back on tardiness paperwork and increase customer satisfaction. Not to mention it will assist those associates working in areas of the store that are closer to entrances than back rooms. They would be able to save time and energy wasted walking to the back room to clock in.

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    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Syracuse, UT
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Syracuse, UT

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

    Pros

    you don't have to deal with people a lot.

    Cons

    management really sucks. they are more worried about numbers than the actual respect for the individual. they put you down when you don't meet their goals. and they don't help you because they are understaffed and too worried about the money leaving their pockets to look at anything else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more people to lighten the load...yes you may have to spend more but you will get a better profit and working environment with everyone being happy about who they work for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Had a good run but in the end, there was no support from mgmt who I thought would stand up for me

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    Former Employee - Unloader in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Unloader in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Walmart full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They work with your schedule at time and offer training to grow within the company

    Cons

    Mgmt make you think they support you but in the end, it's always business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be there to help employees advance within the company instead of making them feel expendable

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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