WalMart Canada Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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WalMart Canada President & CEO Shelley Broader
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. Decent starting job

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    • 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.


  2. Walmart Experience

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    • 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.


  3. Working at walmart canada

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    • 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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  5. They hire anyone

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abbotsford, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abbotsford, BC (Canada)

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

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

    Pros

    There can be some really good workers there. If you are able to keep your head down and work efficiently, everything will be fine.

    Cons

    Sadly, there are generally more bad apples than good ones. Staff are able to wander around and generally nothing will happen. They may get 'warned' but nothing will happen after that.

    Advice to Management

    Step up your game, don't be afraid to work through a few bad ones in order to stop the good ones from leaving all the time.


  6. perfect

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at WalMart Canada full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Staff members are great. A lot of opportunities, doors opening when you can have to opportunity to learn more.

    Cons

    Not enough staff in certain departments.

    Advice to Management

    Management is great to work with. I've never had a problem.


  7. good

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DEP MANAGER in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - DEP MANAGER in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at WalMart Canada

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

    Pros

    very good customer care est.

    Cons

    management team take care of associates

    Advice to Management

    nil


  8. Life at Walmart

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - 10% discount on all merchandise (except clearance)
    - Yearly bonus if your Walmart store has a surplus of profits
    - Open-door policy is strictly followed by managers and they care about your concerns
    - Yearly evaluation and increase of pay up to additional 30~ cents…

    Cons

    In this specific store, storage space is a problem. Back area for dairy, frozen, produce, and meat are often congested.
    - Assistant managers who don't usually overlook produce have high expectations for the produce department.
    - Employees call in sick regular, will probably end up working by yourself.
    - Management wants associates do a million task at once.
    - Hiring process take so long sometimes up to 2 months

    Advice to Management

    Management should help associates sometimes to see how to go about a procedure, or give better advice.


  9. store standards

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Collingwood, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Collingwood, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at WalMart Canada full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    fresh air, exercise. Opportunity for advancement and good job security.

    Cons

    Low wages and lots of walking. Some heavy lifting and dealing with rude people.

    Advice to Management

    Could show more appreciation for good work in a difficult situation. Weather conditions can be brutal.


  10. Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kitchener, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at WalMart Canada part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I have met some nice co-workers and become friends with them.

    Cons

    It is by far the absolute worse job I have ever had in my life !!!. Duty Managers and most Csm's never back you up and take forever to respond to a page.They undermine everything you say to a Customer.Lack of Communication is one of the biggest downfalls of this company.Managers hide in back offices and you get the look when you "need" them to come out and "handle " a situation.

    Advice to Management

    You need to be visible and be a power of example .Give praise for jobs well done , so many wonderful comments have been made , none have been shared and celebrated. Cut out the favoritism! It is so obvious ,if only you could see how you look .


  11. Can't complain

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Produce Associate in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Produce Associate in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at WalMart Canada part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    - 10% discount on all merchandise (except clearance)
    - Yearly bonus up to $600 if your Walmart store has a surplus of profits
    - Open-door policy is strictly followed by managers and they care about your concerns, i.e., will buy new equipment or supplies if broken/dirty. Management is not a dictatorship here in this store and they respond and command in a fair manner.
    - Yearly evaluation can yield an additional 30~ cents to hourly wage, and there are also good merit raises.
    - The produce crew is very efficient and experienced, and all of them exercise team-work very well. Any new employees who aren't committed to the job are often warned or taken care of, so management is good on that part.

    Cons

    - In this specific store, storage space is a problem. Back area for dairy, frozen, produce, and meat are often congested. Not anyone's fault really.
    - Some assistant managers who don't usually oversee produce have high expectations for the produce department. They often don't understand how we delegate our tasks, so most of the times their instructions are trivial and obvious.

    Advice to Management

    - Management can gain a better perspective of the produce department if sometimes they would come work with us more often and do some hands-on work with fellow associates filling tables.



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