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Consistent schedule and decent health plan sometimes do not make up for little room for advancement before 5 years.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Sanford, FL
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Sanford, FL

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

Pros

It's a simple hiring process and rehiring process. Decent benefits, even for part time (80/20 health care plan, 401k, stock contribution). HR is easy to access directly. Entry level jobs are simple and easy to pick up. It's a chance to practice good customer service skills. occasional quarterly bonus for sales.

Cons

A good work ethic, courteous manner, and respect for customers and coworkers doesn't go as far as the ability to work off the clock to finish unrealistic deadlines for tasks that were under manned from the beginning. Very , very little accountability for those under management, management can sometimes have infighting , pull people away from tasks to start on others leaving many half finished. Sink or swim mentality for cashiers and some sales associate positions. Training is almost non-existent , occasional power point slides and 10 question tests will not produce a capable work force, on the job cross training is encouraged, but no mechanism to do it. Short staffing and micromanaging of minutes worth of overtime is very common.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Follow up with training, provide some accountability to each individual's tasks, and do not blame the low-level manager for the minutia created by the collective actions and mistakes three separate shifts. I understand these stores employ around 350 people, but maintaining the status quo by only training new hires enough to cover legal issues isn't a sustainable business model.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's just a job, if you see it as that then you'll be fine

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Fargo, ND

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Decent pay
    Okay benefits
    You get to be rude to customers

    Cons

    Constantly overworked
    Very skimpy with raises
    No vision insurance
    Some customers are rude

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We know we're understaffed, you know you're understaffed? There's a simple solution to that!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Walmart Connection Center Associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Connection Center Technician in Joplin, MO
    Former Employee - Connection Center Technician in Joplin, MO

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

    Pros

    Better pay rate than other departments in the store. Vendor provided training, Good opportunity for promotions

    Cons

    Too many long term employees who have grown complacent in their work. Management tends to allow long termers too much leeway

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GSM's should be rotated through the departments in the way that Assistant Managers currently are. This would increase overall knowlegde of management and help build a better esprit decor with the entire store.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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