WalMart Canada Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
294 Reviews
2.7
294 Reviews
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WalMart Canada President & CEO Shelley Broader
Shelley Broader
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.  

    Walmart Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WalMart Canada

    Pros

    Great benefits and decent pay if you are external you can negotiate salary .

    Cons

    For a Company that is big on associate engagement. There is a huge disconnect from upper mgmt to the associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less talk more action get involved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Heartless company that only wants money and a good image but the rumours are true about what you hear

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    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management

    I have been working at WalMart Canada full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people work there. Some good management. 10% discount. Job security if you are a associate but not as management

    Cons

    Not enough pay. No advancement unless you are female. WIR is what they care about. Low budgets for payroll and in achievable sales budget so they don't have to pay out bonus to management and associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember humans work for you. They need good wages help them not verbally direct them. More full time positions 40% is not good. Forget WIR as you can see promoting people because of gender is the same as not hiring because of gender. Promote on capability and capacity. You are going to continue losing people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Assistant Manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great place to start a managers career. They will give you a chance to move up.

    Cons

    The job is a lifestyle, no real balance of work life, lots of divorces for long term employees do to job hours. Not for lone wolfs, socialization is key to move up in the company,not how hard you work. If management you are not Human, and can not have feelings all activities are black and white no shades of gray.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to retain good workers, there is to high of a turnover 46% at most locations, so you are ending up with just body's. Properly fill department , the business will prosper for it.

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  5.  

    great place to work and meet people

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Cashier in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    it offer growth and career development

    Cons

    low wage. lack adequate staffing at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Walmart

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Gaffney, SC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Gaffney, SC

    I have been working at WalMart Canada

    Pros

    nice coworkers and a reasonab schedule

    Cons

    incompetent managements at all levels, no respect for the individual, and most importantly has lost touch with the customer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on decreasing talent gaps

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    it was ok

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    Current Employee - Stocker  in  East Texas, PA
    Current Employee - Stocker in East Texas, PA

    I have been working at WalMart Canada

    Pros

    organized
    good benifits
    neat uuu
    fun enviroment
    nice cowokers

    Cons

    no good hours
    over worked
    unfair treatment
    not enough staff
    no

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    needs

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Loved my job

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate  in  Fergus, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Fergus, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty awesome for full time. Steve Vial was my manager and he was the best boss I've ever had.

    Cons

    Lots of cliques, 30 hours is full time not 40.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about others before you

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work if it's your first part-time job. Always room for growth and better opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Markham, ON (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you like to talk to people, dealing with customers is probably the best thing about this job.

    Cons

    Hard to balance school and working long harsh shifts.

  10.  

    Excellent Company to work for

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate  in  Burlington, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Burlington, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Positive work environment, management is accessible and helpful, Great atmosphere at work, Always look forward to going to work , Management open to suggestions to improve productivity and being proactive

    Cons

    I have only had good experiences, so there are no cons to report

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing a great job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not focused

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good training, nice people. Job has flexible hours and offers a good work life balance, but this depends on what store you work at and who is your manager.

    Cons

    Zero room for growth unless you have been around a longtime. Way to much favoritism by store managers. Store managers are lazy and sit in the office all day barking orders, not realistic in expectations or timeline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Store managers need to stop being lazy and do some real work, instead of getting assistant managers to do all the work and then just complain when they don't have time to finish.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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