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WalMart Canada Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
286 Reviews

2.7
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WalMart Canada President & CEO Shelley Broader
Shelley Broader
89 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.  

    We are not machines

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Penticton, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Penticton, BC (Canada)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Company values are great too bad they're not observed. Associates are treated like slaves. There is no consideration for the needs of the individual there's no respect for the individual. There are availability sheets that you can fill out and submit but they don't treat it like availability if they disagree with it. I'm part time on the disability and when I told him that I'm physically unable to work certain shifts they want me to get a letter from my doctor. I got letters from my doctor that's how I got on disability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're going to follow Walmart policies you can't make them up as you go along

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Management job seekers: if you want to excel, keep looking: these are not the droids you're looking for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Regina, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Regina, SK (Canada)

    Pros

    family atmosphere with associates, can have a lot of fun getting things done with a good team. Bonus package for salaried management makes up for below average benefits coverage. Good company for entry level management company - start here and then move on.

    Cons

    rapid growth of grocery is overwhelming the stores - only grocery will get worked and everything else sits in the back awaiting the lowly assistant manger to bang out 10 or 20 skids a day. Get it done and your reward will be 25 or 30 skids the next day. No real reward for excelling at the job - the only happy mangers left are the ones who do just enough to slide by. Pay and benefits have slipped below retail average - almost anywhere offers a better package. Walmart Canada has hunkered down and has gone all in on grocery so no matter what role you hold be prepared to get a crappy evaluation because the meat department is throwing out too much expired, or the bakery can't get it's temp checks done - you know, all the things a garden center manager should be watching out for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make the management evaluations more tailored to the actual role held. Reintroduce the upward evaluation for every manager. Your management teams are disengaged and until you fix that, no window dressing will fix it. Start holding actual listening sessions with your field managers and don't allow store or district mangers to screen the topics. You have a broken a once great company and what you are doing now is making it worse. Field management doesn't feel you are on the same team anymore. Stop managing only by KPI scorecards, the stores are learning to fake the data just to stay off your radar. Make more surprise visits, and spend time with the Assistant Managers and Department Managers. You track and manage by scorecards so I suggest you add one that tracks the amount of time the store manager spends logged into a computer: my guess is that you will find that the ones that spend 80% or 90% of their time at a computer screen are failing the other KPI's. Make the customer evaluations of a store more detailed and important - they are your earliest and best indicator and you are ignoring them. Senior Management: lots of other discounters and mass merchants are outdoing Walmart in Canada, so you should probably dust off your LinkedIn profiles - District and Regional Offices are long overdue some bloodletting. Don't think that you are safe, you should start planning your escape now. The new Walmart in Canada is lean and mean.

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

    Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Discount company wide,match for stocks

    Cons

    Long hrs, low pay,schedule changes regular , no appreciation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Say Thanks to staff

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    nerve racking, insulting to my intelligence, low educated asst. managers

    Former Employee - Department Manager  in  Moncton, NB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Moncton, NB (Canada)

    Pros

    Great health plan, great opportunity to invest in company stocks, great company for helping community schools

    Cons

    Will work around schedule for family crisis, sick leave is great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think before you speak

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

    Sales Associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You get an extra paycheck known as 'profit sharing' once a year on top of your normal pay, as well as a 10% discount on most products in store and on the website.

    Cons

    Customers disrespect you because they know if they complain enough Management will give them what they want, as well as expect us to get them something that we don't have or vents their frustration onto you when the store is sold out of an item; both sale and regular items.
    Management makes it very frustrating to work by constantly understaffing the store, post new positions that are intended to be 'in store applicants only' and then ignore all in-store applicants and just hire new people. As well as only offering part-time positions and extremely rarely post full-time positions. As well as making you book any days off 1 month in advance, despite them only posting 1 week in advance worth of schedules.
    Management once tried to compensate and be mindful that employees are only human, now appear to be money focussed, seeing each employee as a dollar sign and focusing on saving the store as much as possible, via understaffing, to make their end of year bonus more generous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start treating employees with more respect as well as offering the full-time jobs to the employees who have worked the front line for you for years. Also consider using a better scheduling system.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Career at walmart.

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

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exactly what you think it would be like

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Walmart Cashier  in  Peterborough, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Walmart Cashier in Peterborough, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    -easy to pick up hours as a cashier
    -slightly above minimum wage

    Cons

    -walmart rewards MasterCard
    -same thing every day working cash
    -employer does not work around schedule
    -you are scheduled 12 hours a week and have to switch or pick up shifts
    -no benefits for part time staff
    -they imply that you can move up but they don't take the time to show you how to apply internally until you are working there a long time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make your employees feel useless. A little thank you goes a long way.
    Listen to your staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lied to

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mid Level Manager  in  Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Mid Level Manager in Kitchener, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    10% discount. Short term employment only. Minimum wage. Different positions. You will have some great co workers and they will help you.

    Cons

    No place to advance. Head office has no clue what's going on store level. Too many managers promoted without any considerations. Not a place for a career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your heads deflated. Stop treating associates like garbage. Stop with with credit card stuff people are sick of it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    ask too more than the money

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    Pros

    get out ,they will not promote you or give you a good position. You are not worth of working there

    Cons

    Everything is easy but they always ask too more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do the managers in there level know all the things and words when they managing? Did they have any of psychology background ? Do you know the managers will not hire someone who will be smarter than them?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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