WalMart Canada Reviews in Edmonton, AB

Updated August 3, 2014
Updated August 3, 2014
300 Reviews
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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 14 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Needs Process Improvement

    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    A good learning experience, helps you to be pro active

    Cons

    nothing much if are willing to work hard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there are many things that can be improved which may help you reduce shrinks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Career at walmart.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inventory Associate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Inventory Associate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Nice interactive environment and chance to work with customers all the time which helps to build up your confidence.

    Cons

    "MONEY". Walmart doesn't pay as per your expectations. (quite lower than of other employers for the same kind of job)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management should increase the pay of the employees and with the promotions there has to be a good raise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do not care about their employees, just care about lining the pockets for management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spruce Grove, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spruce Grove, AB (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are some very hard working employees. Like meeting people.

    Cons

    Does not support or care for employees, just get the work done. The stakeholders bonus has dropped substantially. I was there for 10 years, they don't try to keep the good ones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the problem and address it, hard to have a good business if the employees r not happy. Too bad the company doesn't train the person for management position, instead of just accepting them for that. The open door policy is a joke!!!!! The department manager just made the environment worse to work in once I addressed a problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Its like slavery sometimes, on minimum possible wages...
    Worst job I have ever done.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Getting job is easy.
    Flexible schedule.
    Discount on purchases from walmart.
    You can take leave without informing and they are going to arrange another person in place of you. :-)

    Cons

    No concept of managment.
    Never make an employee permanent even after probationary period.
    No value for good work and no fine or coaching for bad work. If you can make them fool, you are gold.
    Unlimited work for entire shift hours, no slow time, always speed. And if you have less work, you cant get it easy because they are going to make sure next time you have so much work you cant breath during shift...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont give supervisors all authority.
    Make employee permanent after probationary period, atleast full time employees who work hard daily.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    very one sided opinionated untouchable management, with no regard to the staff in general

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    there are some good people working there

    Cons

    no feedback but backlash for anything not done right, no training and put in a sink or swim environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    practice what is preached, not always rely on the saying, needs of the business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    customer service representativ

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    enjoy to serve customers and organize work place

    Cons

    low salary,shortage of employes and work hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Terrible workplace.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Vegreville, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Vegreville, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere amongst the workers.

    Cons

    Managers are often rude to staff, we are remarkably understaffed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Baker in St. Albert, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Baker in St. Albert, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good pay, plenty of incentives, Lots of work

    Cons

    Too many employees to gain a good work relationship with bosses/managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees needs and concern's and don't take on other departments jobs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    A last resort job if you cant get anything else

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Spruce Grove, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Spruce Grove, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    depending on what your manager is like, many employees find it not too structured and are not micro managed. Basically anyone and I mean ANYONE can get hired at wal mart. They will hire people with handicaps and are very flexible with people who have physical limitations. Also its very difficult to get fired.

    Cons

    Some managers are good, some are awful. The pay is extremely low I don't know how people can live on that much. I worked the night shift which is the highest pay at $13/hr, day people make $9.50 - $11. They say there are great opportunities for growth in the company, there is but the pay is still terrible. Being promoted to a department manager is about a $0.40 pay raise for 10 times the work. My new job pays more than an actual manager as they make about $45,000, according to this site. And my workload is about the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more so the majority of the people there don't have to work a second full time job at the same time. Pay your managers more they are uber stressed out and work ridiculous hours, 12-16 hours a day, crazy!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Pretty chill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    IF you have laid back supervisiors,good for you

    Cons

    Cashiers and grocery are the busiest

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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