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WalMart Canada Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
309 Reviews
2.7
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WalMart Canada President & CEO Shelley Broader
Shelley Broader
99 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 10% discount on all merchandise (except clearance) (in 25 reviews)

  • most people are great, employee discount, extra discount near christmas, profit sharing (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • The higher you get the less work life balance exists (in 15 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very high expectations for low wages

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of great people work there and they are very friendly. Many assistant managers really care about their associates and work along side them.

    Cons

    Expectations are unrealistic
    Discrimination against women
    No work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes the problem store is the result of a problem store manager. It's important to dig deeper to discover the real problem because the store management will go a long way to cover things up before canstar and hr audits. Look at things like the difference in pay between recent female hires and recent male hires.

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

    Keep away from Walmart Canada on 130 Ave Calgary - extremely high level of racism

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Walmart Cashier in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Walmart Cashier in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    I wish I could find one!

    Cons

    Very racist management, Does not even care for employees to get breaks at proper time. High level of mismanagement. Pays least of all stores in the area. CS Managers are outright rude and inconsiderate. No potential for growth, only donkey work. Run as fast as you can away from this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your managers to take care of their team, specially on 130 Ave Calgary location. Managers also are in dire need of training to be anti-racist and promote multicultural diversity.

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

    We are not machines

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Penticton, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Penticton, BC (Canada)

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

    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
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Regina, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Regina, SK (Canada)

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

    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
  6.  

    Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WalMart Canada

    Pros

    Discount company wide,match for stocks

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Say Thanks to staff

  7.  

    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)

    I worked at WalMart Canada full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  8.  

    Sales Associate

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

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

    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
  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management

    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 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
  10. 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exactly what you think it would be like

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Walmart Cashier in Peterborough, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Walmart Cashier in Peterborough, ON (Canada)

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

    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

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