WalMart Canada Reviews in Mississauga, ON

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
294 Reviews
2.7
294 Reviews
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WalMart Canada President & CEO Shelley Broader
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95 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Meet new customers, 10% discount for associates (in 21 reviews)

  • We get a yearly profit sharing Bonus (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours and not enough promotion of work/life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • As well as only offering part-time positions and extremely rarely post full-time positions (in 17 reviews)

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  1.  

    A great freelance learning experience was very rewarding at the end. It provided me with a lot of portfilio pieces

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The pros were working at home, at your own time, own computer and flexable timeline. Very little pressure since it's something that your enjoy doing.

    Cons

    There's really no cons in freelancing and working at home. If I were to say, I'll probably say no face to face contact. Working with each buyer was all emailed based, receiving and delivering final files.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Changed in focus

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    Former Employee - Management Associate  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Management Associate in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Challenging work that will be rewarding but leaves little time for time outside your work
    You will have lots of opportunities to work in cross functional team that will result in lots of exposure

    Cons

    Don't promoted from within like they did at one time and almost need a MBA to be considered for employment
    No work life balance and long work hour are the norm for most departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great place to start your career direct out of university for a couple of years
    Long term value is not something you will receive from this company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Lots of opportunity for advancement.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good programs to be recognized for a job well done. Programs to help you achieve your career goals. If you have aspirations, there are managers and mentors who want to see you succeed.

    Cons

    Retail schedule involves many evenings and weekends but this is true no matter what retailer you work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always remain approachable to your associates. Make each one feel important and that their opinions are valued.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't change who you are

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    Current Employee - Management  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Management in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at WalMart Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of room for advancement if you are prepared to make sacrifices

    Cons

    You have to drink the kool aid to move ahead. Corporate culture is in constant clash with excessive internal politics.

    Corporate values are great on paper though not enforced properly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be yourself

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Replenishment Analyst

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    Current Employee - Replenishment Analyst  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Replenishment Analyst in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at WalMart Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You learn about basic supply chain concepts
    You become very professional at using MS Office Excel, Word, and Powerpoint
    You do not need to have any direct education to start your career in some entry level roles

    Cons

    Does not support growth in your career
    Does not recognize the hard work of individuals
    Does not offer job security
    Lack of technology advancement company-wide in using any software other than MS Excel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote education
    Employ new software
    Provide Training
    Recognize hardwork
    Add more resources to help in work-life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Walmart E-commerce team. Stay away. Poor leadership. Satirical culture

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at WalMart Canada full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great exposure to new skills and web world

    Cons

    Horrible management culture. 9 out of 10 decisions random. outsider in the culture cops the blame. Spiral down environment. Shabby setup. Constant conflict in the management. Employees suffer..Stay away

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace e-commerce leader...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It was okay, made great friends and good hours

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    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get a lot of hours (it depends on the department though, I was in electronics)
    A lot of benefits
    I had a lot of good training (again it depends)

    Cons

    Some managers are not understanding
    Of course customers can be a pain
    Get moved to different departments for some shifts to help out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be understanding with staff and take their outside life into consideration

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    ok

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at WalMart Canada part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    its ok but not that good their salry is very low and they don't give full time positions

    Cons

    pay scale is really low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please do respect your employees and please focus on your polices

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Everyday low price and it works

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    Current Employee - Merchandise Planner  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Merchandise Planner in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Large organization. Lots to learn. However, it spreads you very thin. A very fast pace company.

    Cons

    The office is old and stinge. Office furniture are old. Fast pace environment. Your lastest and best work can become history in a few days.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lack of Leadership

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    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at WalMart Canada full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some people are genuinely nice. There is a dry cleaner and Timmy’s onsite. The building is right off of highway 401.

    Cons

    It is a very phony and backstabbing environment. The Marketing Directors are somewhat nice to your face but will throw you under the bus in a heartbeat. Kill or be killed. Nobody knows what is going on and it is extremely unorganized with no communication or process. You work frantically on projects that go nowhere. No job security, they fire and let-go of people constantly here. You have to buy your own supplies unless you want to dig for grimy used supplies that are at least 10 years old. I almost fell down the staircase tripping over duct tapped carpet on the steps. There is no parking and the office is dingy and dirty. No work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be real, not fake. Sam would disapprove of how you are running things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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