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Current Employee - Order Filler  in  Terrell, TX
Current Employee - Order Filler in Terrell, TX

I have been working at Walmart

Pros

Walmart has various locations that make it somewhat easy to find a job that is close to home.
Involved in community events

Cons

There seems to be a lot of personal favoritism inside of facilities. The policies that Walmart has can vary from facility to facility and in the facility that I am currently employed at the policies and guidelines are very vague. This leads to a lot of disciplinary action that is at the discretion of the supervisor which doesn't always result in fair treatment.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Walmart has been rapidly moving away from its grass roots model. The customer service has been declining over the years and so has the treatment of Walmarts associates. Walmart needs to focus simply on the three basic beliefs that Sam founded the company on. Respect for the individual, service to the customer and striving for excellence.

Doesn't Recommend
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    When Wal-mart's the only place to get a job???

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mena, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mena, AR

    I worked at Walmart

    Pros

    On the whole, Wal-mart associates are a great group of people. They're there trying to make a living like everyone else.

    Cons

    In the small community where this particular Wal-mart is located, the company sets the bar on how much the rest of the town's employers pay their workers. It's been said that they also control just what business comes into town. Seems to be very mis-managed: it's "the bottom line" always, and not customer service as is touted. Constant customer complaints ... terribly understaffed ... i.e., the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing. Everything is controled by the home office (Bentonville, AR) ... even to the lighting and the air conditioning and heating!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unfortunately, with growth, Wal-Mart has lost the touch of Sam Walton. The company is looking more and more to foreign (China) influence. There's truth to the old adage: "Take care of your people, and your people will take care of you." There's more to a successful business, than "bean counters" and the "bottom line". It's easy to lose sight when wearing blinders, of what really counts when it comes to the bottom line -- and that's your staff and your customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Pros and Cons of Wal-Mart

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Livonia, MI

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    The pay is slightly better than a fast food place and usually you can get more hours with out getting nasty. There are benefits available but you have to work 2 years to get them. You can get discounts for your phone bill and tuition, ect. The work is easy, sometimes even boring. There are opportunities for advancement. The dress code still allows you to dress in your personal style. Unless you are a cashier, you can work at your own pace. You have an advantage when it comes to getting to the deals first.

    Cons

    They expect you to have 100% open availabilty and will not cut you any slack for your children or anything else. There is a point system for tardies and absences. After three absences you start getting into trouble and after 6 you get fired. There are absolutly so excuses. This is over a six month period. Unless you have been there several years your schedule will have no cinsistency. You might work until midnight and then have to be back at 7am. You will get between four and a half and fourty hours. You can't ask for more than two days off without having worked two years. You will never get a weekend off. Most of your time off requests will be denied.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone really needs to get on the same page. There is a need for communication. The employees need to be trained better and never thrown into an area and told to run it. Alot of employees are not working and management needs to make sure the associates are keeping the store from looking trashed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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