There are newer employer reviews for Walmart

 

Wal-Mart - the good and the bad.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Training Coordinator
Current Employee - Training Coordinator

I have been working at Walmart

Pros

Wal-Mart offers employees an excellent opportunity to bonus with the company. Each quarter the associates are eligible to receive up to $450 depending on sales, profit, inventory, and customer service. Wal-Mart also matches 15% of what the associates put towards Wal-Mart stock from their paychecks. They offer holiday pay, a Sunday premium, and a 10% discount as well. There are many opportunities to advance with the company with little higher education - a big difference from many other companies!!!! The stores are very close knit and the associates become family. Raising money for Children's Miracle Network is very rewarding and the company does some amazing things for this organization. They also donate a lot of money to local communities and organizations.

Cons

No company is perfect, and Wal-Mart is not exempt from this. Short staffing can often be a problem as it is a very fast paced retail environment that many people are not ready for. Often changes are initiated by home office and not explained to the associates in a timely manner, thus creating low morale and poor communication. Each store is different and no store is consistent with all policies, which can make it confusing when transferring or working in another facility. Management in each store is also different, which can make or break the environment. They are the backbone of each store, and with poor management the morale in the store will also be very poor.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I would advise senior management to listen more to the associates. Listening goes a long way and makes people feel good when they feel someone has invested quality time in them.

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

8038 Other Employee Reviews for Walmart (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Wal- Mart is not what it used to be!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Division Manager  in  Dickson, TN
    Current Employee - Division Manager in Dickson, TN

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    The stock options are the best part of Wal -Mart. There are a lot of people that have made a loy of money working at Wal-Mart.

    Cons

    Since Sam Walton died they do not care about the employees> The benefits are not what they used to be. Turn over is up and long term rmployees are down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the employees they pay your salary. We need to go back to the way things were when Sam Walton was alive. David Glass started the down hill slide and we have not recovered since.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    mostly sastified

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management  in  Moline, IL
    Current Employee - Management in Moline, IL

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    good pay for this job. hours are great and most customers are like family after 14 years of working ther.

    Cons

    usually short of help. mangement is always changing their mind on something. lack of coummincation between asst. mangers and the manger

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate with each other more often before wanting something built or moved. seems like a lot of double work sometimes for not

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Walmart

Worked for Walmart? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.