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Not as great as I had expected

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Current Employee - Meat Sales Associate  in  Parkesburg, PA
Current Employee - Meat Sales Associate in Parkesburg, PA

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

Pros

-Nice people
-Management (some of them) seem to care about their employees quite a bit
-Can be enjoyable
-Starting pay was considerably higher than what I had expected beforehand
-Will take you back if you decide to leave

Cons

-Availability is key. They will come down on you hard if you try to change it.
-Movement around the company is slow.
-Scheduling is horrible. Almost no consideration for students' (such as myself) schedules.
-Cult-like worship of founder Sam Walton. You'll notice this right away after hire.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Walmart

  1.  

    Not the greatest

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Most managers, co-workers, and customers are nice to deal with. 401k, stock purchase plan, 10% discount on everything but food.

    Cons

    Some managers like to rule by fear and intimidation, it is horrible and crushes everyone's spirit. Pay is below industry standard and hours are inconstant. Managers (yes, I asked the store manager)refuse to replace or repair broken equipment, and it makes my job incredibly difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too many members of management not enough communication

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Friendswood, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Friendswood, TX

    I worked at Walmart part-time for more than a 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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