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WalMart Canada Reviews in Calgary, AB

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
309 Reviews
2.7
309 Reviews
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WalMart Canada President & CEO Shelley Broader
Shelley Broader
99 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 10% discount on all merchandise (except clearance) (in 24 reviews)

  • most people are great, employee discount, extra discount near christmas, profit sharing (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • The higher you get the less work life balance exists (in 15 reviews)

  • As well as only offering part-time positions and extremely rarely post full-time positions (in 21 reviews)

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    customer service associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    people are very friendly here. Everyone can have 3 breaks if work for 8 hours. It's a very good entry level job.

    Cons

    Salary is not good. I hate some of the schedules like work at 7am or be off at 11 pm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Keep away from Walmart Canada on 130 Ave Calgary - extremely high level of racism

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    Current Employee - Walmart Cashier in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Walmart Cashier in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at WalMart Canada part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I wish I could find one!

    Cons

    Very racist management, Does not even care for employees to get breaks at proper time. High level of mismanagement. Pays least of all stores in the area. CS Managers are outright rude and inconsiderate. No potential for growth, only donkey work. Run as fast as you can away from this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your managers to take care of their team, specially on 130 Ave Calgary location. Managers also are in dire need of training to be anti-racist and promote multicultural diversity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Too much micromanaging by Head Office, low pay with high expectations of work output

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - First In-Stock Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - First In-Stock Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at WalMart Canada full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Co-workers are overall friendly and multicultural.

    Cons

    Too much brainwashing of how wonderful Walmart is and how fair they are to workers and how much opportunities there are to move up. They actually want hardworkers (of course), but tend to keep them in that particular area rather than approving requests to move to a different position. Also not allowed very much flexibility to improve work situation by implimenting "new" ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should listen to the actual workers and their ideas more than strictly obeying Head Office and their ideas. Pay more and fire unsatisfactory workers more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    quick fix

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Photo Lab Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Photo Lab Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    theyre always hiring and co-workers are willing to help

    Cons

    not a place to have a long term career

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wal-Mart today!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at WalMart Canada full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some very good people working for them, you create some good friendships

    Cons

    Other than friendships this company is all over the place, can't quite get it right with how they handle freight, associates etc....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen, follow-up. If you want it done right maybe show everyone how to do it not just expect them to do it without proper training. There is a lot of double standards going on, Management expects the rules to be followed but they are not following them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    ask too more than the money

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at WalMart Canada part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    get out ,they will not promote you or give you a good position. You are not worth of working there

    Cons

    Everything is easy but they always ask too more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do the managers in there level know all the things and words when they managing? Did they have any of psychology background ? Do you know the managers will not hire someone who will be smarter than them?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Fairly good.

    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good employee discount on your purchases storewide

    Cons

    Stressful at times when there is shortage of manpower

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan ahead to prevent seasonal shortage of staff

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Satisfactory

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Jewellery Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Jewellery Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Easy job, got to work by myself and the coworkers were very helpful.

    Cons

    managers expected to cover other departments when I were the only one working in my own department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Absolutely no respect for any life you might have outside of work.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Airdrie, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Airdrie, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    No layoffs once you are long enough tenured.

    Cons

    Shifts are horrible, everyone can be replaced attitude of management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat staff like human beings rather than like slaves

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Happy place to work if you work hard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Overnight Support Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Overnight Support Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at WalMart Canada full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good employees in company, good opportunity to get promotion because people come and go quickly, just like water fall. So opportunity will come to you quickly, all u need is work hard and grab your chance.

    Cons

    Pay low, more work than actual duty which is not fair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flexible schedule, respect individual more.

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