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Too many members of management not enough communication

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Friendswood, TX

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

ProsPlenty 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

ConsNo benefits unless your full time
Very little pay
unreasonable expectations and a failure to reward associates for exceptional work

Advice to Senior ManagementHire 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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Cashier Associate (Current Employee)
Arlington, TX

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

Pros: I get an average of a 15 minute paid break OR an hour lunch break every 2 hours. The managers don't take the customers outlandish complaints… Cons: Consistently schedule too many cashiers in the morning and too few in the evening. They have you do random jobs sometimes. For me, it's pushing… Advice to Senior Management: 1) Take some cashiers off from working morning and / or overnight and schedule them from 6 to Midnight instead, your busiest time of the… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Overnight Stocker (Current Employee)
Syracuse, UT

I have been working at Walmart full-time for less than a 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… Advice to Senior Management: hire more people to lighten the load...yes you may have to spend more but you will… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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