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Work hard and move up quickly.

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Former Employee - Zone Merchandise Supervisor in Milwaukee, WI
Former Employee - Zone Merchandise Supervisor in Milwaukee, WI

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

Pros

I enjoyed the Associates I worked with, made a lot of life-long friends. The Health/Vision/Dental Benefits for me, were affordable. Many prescriptions $4-8. They started Insuring your unmarried Spouse or Domestic Partner with reasonable rates. The employee discount 10% off, 20% off Eyeglasses/Contacts was awesome. If worked Thanksgiving/Black Friday got 25% off 1 whole purchase. Raises every year $.40-$.60. Management was availible to talk to. Fast paced store. You control your future. There is a MyShare Bonus for meeting quarterly goals but I only saw it 2 times in 3.5 yrs. I was promoted 5 times with raises.

Cons

You have to be very self-motivated. You are not provided much training for any job given at any level, you have to jump in and get hands on. Management had an Open Door Policy to discuss issues but rarely fixed them. In order to get promoted you needed to work hard and be noticed for the hard work, they needed to know your name good or bad (I was known for being too demanding and loud, It got me propmoted quickly but I didn't have many friends, I never kissed any tail and just spoke up/worked hard) I worked both Part Time and Full Time as an Associate and Dept Manager there was a great work-life balance. However as a Zone Merchandise Supervisor there was little to no balance. In the ZMS role you worked either 8-5 or 11-8 which seemed pretty balanced but sicne you are the middleman between a dept manager and an assistant you had to change your hours to meet the needs of the business which could mean overnights or 12 hr shifts or split shifts to ensure coverage of your Zones. Dept Managers have the best hours 7-4 no weekends...but it depends which store you work at as I've heard that varies. I felt I was underpaid in my position for the work I had to do and how much of my life I commited to Walmart. But I'm sure a lot of people feel they were under paid. There's no raise but once a year unless you move up in position, I was promoted 5 times and I went from $7.45 to $12.60 in 3.5 yrs.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Teach and Train. The people that you think are "annoying" by asking so many questions, wouls be less annoying if you just taught them. As a ZMS I wasn't given control over critical items that would have relieved pressure from Management such as ability to Schedual, Keys (trash/organics), and Coach for Improvement. I had the hardest ZMS position Primary Fresh (Deli, Dairy, Frozen, Bakery, Meats, Produce) Secondary Consumables (Dry Grocery, Pharmacy, Pets, Paper, Chemicals, Health and Beauty) but it seemed I had no support system. I had back-to-back weak Assistant Managers that acted like their head was in the clouds. I only saw my Assistant when they did Temps once a day, and at the 2pm meeting. I finally got one Assistant that would hold Associates accountable but then they were told they were "stepping on toes" if they did too much for someone else's Team. I was on my own a lot to problem solve which I didn't have an issue with, but I had no power to change or document anything. So reviews and raises were given to my associates without any input from myself or my Dept Managers, Assistants were telling the associates they were "Exceptional" without having working with them and that created a hostile environment when they openly discussed their review/raises with others. Lastly, Management GET OUT OF THE OFFICE, WALK THE FLOOR! Don't depend on us bringing you problems and solutions all of the time.

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    We shall overcome

    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    This company teaches multi-tasking, and hard work ethic. Your not going to work their and not work. You have no set job or hours. Adaptation is key to survival.

    Cons

    Very little chance of promotion and even when people are promoted to management their is no seniority. People are treated like cattle, no empathy, no breaks, everyone is treated like they can and will be replaced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start trying to empower and encourage people with some incentives and start paying people salaries that are competitive and last when some one calls regarding a reference strictly for employment purposes answer the phone. People have the right to move on.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Horrible work environment, horrible pay, zero incentives.

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    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Fishkill, NY
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Fishkill, NY

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

    Pros

    Can't really think of any.

    Cons

    In my ten months with the company I've seen countless managers in and out. Nobody wants to be there. There is only one other employee that started the same time I did that is still with the company. Management treats us horribly. They all have different ideas and protocols on how we should do our jobs but refuse to listen to anything that could possibly make things run smoother.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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