WalMart Canada Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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WalMart Canada President & CEO Shelley Broader
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Pros
  • 10% discount on all merchandise (except clearance) (in 25 reviews)

  • Profit sharing once a year (I was part time and got up to (in 19 reviews)

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

  • growth is slow, not hiring full time (in 21 reviews)

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  1. A fast paced, but somewhat monotonous job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Keeps you busy, and it's fun. You get to buy shares and the company will meet what you pay (it gives dividends too!). There are many opportunities to advance yourself in the company. You get a raise every year you are there, plus annual bonus from company profit.

    Cons

    Sometimes management doesn't always support you. Sometimes management can hinder you from advancing in the company. Not a very high paying job. It's hard to become a manager without doing overnight management position (not everyone can do that). Not a stable job, you need to work shifts.


  2. Challenging Carreer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Store Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Store Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    salary and bonuses is very competitive fast paced exciting work environment always changing and adapting great training program (computerized)

    Cons

    stress is a constant -results are tracked daily on almost every aspect of business work life balance - always in contact with store or being contacted very demanding of budgeted results wages and associates cutbacks make it difficult to manage

    Advice to Management

    keep it simple. follow simplified programs and keep associates motivated. Create a peer group with fellow managers for help with operational issues and customer service.


  3. Very 50/50

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Steinbach, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Steinbach, MB (Canada)

    I have been working at WalMart Canada part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers & great atmosphere, shifts went by fast! Pleasant small talk between coworkers and customers

    Cons

    For a large company, you'd think they'd offer more than 10% discount The management is a joke, office politics is very present. The more you advance, the less work/life balance. I felt discriminated against by the front end manager (will be following up on this with the labour board). Seriously need management team to go through a personal seminar of some sort

    Advice to Management

    Try and recognize why there is such a high turn over with your staff, and address it.


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  5. Director

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WalMart Canada

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    strong culture, opportunities, international, executives, dynamic

    Cons

    office politics as everywhere, in certain area leadership or people have only been with walmart, although a good thing and great experience it can prevent change to happen faster or recognize the need to change.


  6. CSM

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WalMart Canada part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, company. Good hours most of the time.

    Cons

    Poor policies, low wage. Sometimes poor management.


  7. Full time

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Customer Service Manager in London, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Lead Customer Service Manager in London, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at WalMart Canada

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work good opportunity to advance from floor position to a management position and open door policy, respect for individual and respect for an employee.

    Cons

    Not a very good pay for floor employees and middle management and when I comes to customer-employee disagreement customer is always right

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to suggestions customer service managers should be paid lot more to motivate and keep good managers and not lose them because of a bad pay


  8. Decent starting job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Meat Stocking Associate in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Meat Stocking Associate in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers and management. Will never disregard safety rules and there are generally lots of hours/shifts available and good upward mobility.

    Cons

    They'll always be understaffed leading to everyone being over-worked. Paying close to as minimum wage as possible and hiring more part-time workers to avoid giving health benefits to full-time workers. The understaffing can lead to frustrated customers and almost consistently terrible customer interactions.

    Advice to Management

    Stop understaffing the front end of stores and hire more full-time workers.


  9. Walmart Experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Milton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Milton, ON (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Department Managers were knowledgeable, friendly, helpful and organized, giving clear directions to duties during your shift either in person, or written in detail on department whiteboard. - Employee Discount Card (substantial savings over time). - Very diverse and friendly atmosphere throughout the store.

    Cons

    - Unfortunately, encountered some unprofessional duty managers that were unorganized in the way they directed associates. (Had me complete tasks I wasn't trained to do before providing proper training). - Lack of recognition and appreciation from (some) higher management.

    Advice to Management

    During my time of employment, there were seemed to be a new duty manager in charge every few months. Constant change caused interruption in direction to employees as each manager seemed to have their own way of directing duties and responsibilities. Consider training higher level managers (duty and general managers) to be a bit more courteous to associates.


  10. customer experience manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WalMart Canada

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    salary, benefits, stock discount, profit sharing, deferred profit sharing

    Cons

    9-10 hour shifts, breaks often interrupted, very stringent guidelines/policies with very little room for interpretation

    Advice to Management

    ASM schedules should be equal between all ASM


  11. Working at walmart canada

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WalMart Canada full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, Staff are nice people.

    Cons

    Terrible wages, Never enough staff.

    Advice to Management

    Need to pay staff more who have worked there longer so new staff don't make more than them.



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