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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Walmart

Pros

they worked with school schedule

Cons

disliked that i was so young

No opinion of CEO

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    A good company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Walmart full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay and good benefits. Opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Less time to provide customer service due to staffing reduction. Hard to perform all tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staying lean is always a good practice, but reducing staff until associates are so pressed for time accomplishing all of the routine tasks. Some of the improvements that are meant to make the stores more efficient do improve inventory and on-shelf availability, but they do not necessarily decrease the time needed. I heard so many customers say that "You used to be able to find some help at Walmart, but not any more." I believe Walmart needs to "return to its roots" somewhat, and provide perhaps a slight increase in staffing. Not only will customers be more satisfied, but the associates will be better able to provide customer service, and have the time to better perform the new improvements for inventory tracking and staying stocked.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Global Corporate Opportunities with Small Town Values

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

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is lots of opportunity at Walmart. Even 3% growth at a giant company creates more positions than at a fast growing mid-sized company.

    There is a reasonable amount of ability to switch to completly different skill sets within Walmart.

    You are given a ton of opportunity to grow and learn as well as quality training in your field.

    The scale of what we do is huge.

    Harasment is not tolerated.

    Pay is good, especially when you consider how cheap it is to live in Bentonville, AR.

    Bentonville has great public shools, inexpensive quality housing, low crime, and great outdoor activities.

    Cons

    The company strategy is to provide things as cheap as possible. This means you will work on more than seems possible for one person, and management generally only wants good enough. We generally don't have the time or patience for getting things perfect. This also means the work environment is literally old warehouses with cubicles. Don't expect any frills in travel or work conditions. In addition, this means you will hear negative things about Walmart from many people when you travel away from Bentonville.

    Bentonville has very few of the activities you would find in metropolitan areas, such as concerts, nightclubs, interesting groups to join. This is somewhat overcome by a world class museum and a college town about 30 minutes away.

    The town and company is highly concentrated with evangelical christian culture mixed with many mormons they have recruited from Utah. In addition, it is such a small town that almost every time you go to the store you run into someone from work. This makes life seem almost like living in the town from Stepford wives.

    Everyone at corporate is required to be at work by 7:30am.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shift work schedules to 8:30 to 6:30 instead of 7:30 to 5:30

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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