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Not a disgruntled ex-employee, just disappointed

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Bentonville, AR
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Bentonville, AR

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

Pros

Salary and bonus's are pretty good. Employee discount of 10% which is nice.

Cons

They preach "work life balance" where in reality you are expected to work unrealistic hours. Healthcare insurance horribly expensive and huge out of pocket expense with very high deductibles.
Very political, if you can't talk a good game and build relationships in high places to further your own career then you may not fit.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Old Management, just because you have been there for over 20 years doesn't mean you are a leader or providing anything positive to the growth and stability of the company. Believe it or not people below Director level have good ideas too.
The definition of Mentoring or Coaching does not mean beating people down to build them up.
It is unethical to require (or expect with retaliation if not) participation in charitable contributions that come out of your salary. People are watched and belittled for their contributions or desire not to contribute. Giving should come from the heart not because it is career limiting not to.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    You get what you pay for: terrible employees!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The job keeps you busy, at times there are great associates that make your job great

    Cons

    Overworked, expect a minimum of 50 hours per week.
    Management is constantly changing and therefore priorities are always changing.
    Walmart HQ dictates hours for hourly associates and they never get it right, so stores are always understocked or unmanned and no one cares when you bring this issue.
    Very cut throat politics, if something is wrong they want people reprimanded or fired or its your job on the line.
    Turnover is so high it makes almost impossible to plan for the future.
    Profit sharing is joke, stores never meet their target.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop cutting hourly associate hours, increase wages so we can get quality associates.

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

    Too many chiefs, not enough Indians.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IMS Associate/Unloader
    Former Employee - IMS Associate/Unloader

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

    Pros

    1. It's a job, if you can't find anything else.
    2. You'll meet some great people and most likely work with some great people.
    3. Work experience.
    4. Bonuses are nice.

    Cons

    1. Management is ridiculous in their demands and expectations.
    2. Dangerous work environment in the back-room.
    3. Consistently understaffed.
    4. Awful business ethics.
    5. Unprofessional conduct by both managers and associates.
    6. Many policies are unethical, discriminatory, and unnecessary.
    7. Almost no chance of advancement.
    8. Violation of labor-laws, including laws which state the mandatory break periods. If you're running late, you are expected to not take your break, or to shorten your supper break.
    9. Draconian attendance policy which makes it impossible to get a second job or spend time with family, and if you get sick, you're out.
    10. You are not allowed to take your vacation days when you need them.
    11. Blatant policy-breaking by managers and associates, the open-door policy is a joke.
    12. Sexual harassment and discrimination is allowed to go on in the workplace.
    13. No chance of getting over-time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the concerns of your associates and fellow managers, treat your employees like human beings rather than machines, crack down on the breaking of labor laws and safety laws. Act on these things and Wal-Mart will become a much better place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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