WalMart Canada Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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WalMart Canada President & CEO Shelley Broader
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35 Ratings

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. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at WalMart Canada full-time (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 Management

    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


  2. Cashier

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Walmart Cashier in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Walmart Cashier in Nanaimo, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the people that worked there were awesome, and the customers, I am not sure about everyone, but, I was allowed to do my own thing and have fun with customers.

    Cons

    Favouritism among CSM ran rampant, really poor pay. Really low moral. Short staffed. Never a shift the same. Having to consistently push for Master card apps. Cashier job hard on the body in general, but really hard on back, and legs. Company does not listen to employee's suggestions to try to make it better for cashiers. Always got the same answer, "we can't afford it" really? .

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff with respect, they are people not robots, pay them more they deserve it, most staff there work really hard for you, appreciate that, embrace it. Tell them more often what a great job they are doing, not just the ones you choose to be the *star of the month* . When people feel appreciated they are more productive and you actually may even keep them for longer periods of time.


  3. Hell in a Square building.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Walmart Cashier in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Walmart Cashier in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    10% Discount isn't too bad Sometimes customers arn't too bad Pretty easy to be hired and will give you as many hours as you want. Started with just over minimum wage.

    Cons

    CUSTOMERS ARE ABSOLUTELY HELL Management is incompetent and it seems like they hire them right off the street Every policy they have works against the employees They need to give associates some explanation when complained about.

    Advice to Management

    Train better, floor people are sent right on the floor after your dumb CBLs which dont teach us a thing except "Don't look at the opposite sex, THAT'S SEXUAL ASSAULT" and "UNIONS ARE EVIL!!!1!".


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance Great people, great minds, always changing and dynamic workforce Ideas are always welcome Culture of new and innovation is widely accepted

    Cons

    Execution of great ideas above are spotty Many decisions made without input from business partners and mid level leaders Job satisfaction is low in Supply Chain and Finance according to associate opinion surveys 2015 Too many chefs in one kitchen Pay is lower than industry average

    Advice to Management

    Too many chefs in one kitchen Get mid to senior level management on board before you plan and execute large scale corporate initiatives Pay your employees industry average


  6. horrible conditions

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Training, Networking, fundraiser events, transfers

    Cons

    bullying, humiliation, intimidation, coercion, clique orientated

    Advice to Management

    fair and consistent


  7. Stressful, demanding and absolutely lacklustre.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Produce Associate in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Produce Associate in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best reasons to work at walmart, here in Canada, would likely be the experience, the pay and also the chance of being the lucky few who can slack and still get paid the same as everyone else. As well as the hoping to get promoted to a member of management, to jump from the pathetic below 20k a year average, to about 50k+.

    Cons

    Dealing with management itself is also stressful, you learn they're people whom have no real set skills besides some training modules that teach them how to do their jobs and actively tell others to do theirs. Management also has a typical bias conforming to personal interests such as friendship with associates that leads to special treatment for the favourites. The work itself is often very strenuous, especially working in one of the fresh departments, pulling upwards of a few hundred pounds of stock with a terrible pallet jack. The above minimum wage starting pay trap, 20 cents above minimum wage with a yearly wage increase of, at max 50 cents, leads to workers hoping to achieve $15/hr after 5 or so years of work, no exaggeration. One would need to bend over backwards to get anything higher than $15/hr within 5 years. Long story short, the entire job is a con and not whatsoever worth it unless you absolutely can't find work elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    My only advice would be to learn the role better, and if you have, treat all associates fairly. Favouritism is an adolescent and extremely unprofessional act in any workplace. Also, hounding associates to get more and more work done while disallowing general conversation to happen, during said work, only leads to further loss of morale and stress. Your associates are people trying to survive on your "above minimum wage" pay.


  8. Helpful (1)

    LAST RESORT ONLY

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier/Customer Service Desk in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier/Customer Service Desk in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers (you need someone to laugh at all the customers with), SOME flexibility to part timers, compensation based on past experience (therefore you won't stay at minimum wage unless this is literally your first job)

    Cons

    Management literally could not care less about employees, #1 priority is selling people the Walmart Mastercard and pushing it no matter how many times they tell you no, if Mastercard quota is not met hours will be cut, "customer is always right" attitude even when they are swearing at you and sometimes even physically throwing things at you, require doctors notes for EVERYTHING which you will not get reimbursed for, must book time off at least 1 month in advance and management tends to conveniently "lose" your time off requests and subsequently refuse you the time off, inconsistent rules, managers are never in agreement with each other, zero reward for a job well done

    Advice to Management

    Start over.


  9. Not Recommended

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    10% Discount. some people are nice to work with.

    Cons

    lots of favourtism new people come in and they get the good shifts and the older ones who they don't care for get nights all the time. they say open door policy bull.the store i work at favours one person cause she pushes the walmart card until customer is screaming , and also lies its a credit card. management don't care there have been several complaints about her managerment don't care. the same person yelled at me twice once in front of customer , i asked to be moved away from her they say know. she basically runs the show. well in my eyes its harrassement i will be pushing this further. i have bad anxiety thats why i asked to be moved. i said well i am leaving then, they said fine . no respect for employees.

    Advice to Management

    don't favour employess just to get the hugh bonus checks at the end of the year, because some get more credit cards than others so wrong.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Assistant Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at WalMart Canada full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Walmart is not going out of business

    Cons

    No work life balance and you work 50 to 60 hours a week and get paid for 40

    Advice to Management

    Let us have time for lunch and stop the 7 to 9 working days straight


  11. Would not recommend

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Photographer
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Photographer
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    meeting cute kids, fun photography sessions

    Cons

    understaffed, poor equipment, pressure to sell even though there is no commission from sales, unrealistic time slots for sessions



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