Walmart Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
8,163 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are opportunities for advancement for those who show initiative (in 72 reviews)

  • Lot of room for advancement up to the salary level, nice schedule for management (in 70 reviews)


Cons
  • With new schedule your Work/life balance is very poor with very little weekends off (in 152 reviews)

  • Within the next five years there will only be salary full time positions available (in 342 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Place To Start

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Associate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Associate in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Most positions offer a good degree of flexibility in terms of hours, and since Walmart has a policy to promote from within first, there are many opportunities for advancement for those that perform. There is a lot of opportunity if you look beyond your job description.

    Cons

    Pay is based on experience and education, and is very quantified when calculated. It is also comparable to other retailers. Benefits do seem to favor salaried management... this could be a motivating factor for those looking to move ahead.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It is horrible

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier  in  Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Marietta, GA

    I have been working at Walmart part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They teach you about achieving goals as a team.

    Cons

    Salary should be better based on how much the company makes a year, promotions were only based on favorites, and bad leadership ethics from the front end managers as well as them being lazy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually look into the people you are hiring. Tell the front end managers that they should not be just talking, but doing the job they got hired to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Rehired at a Dismal Pay..Walmart did no Reinstatement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - O/N Dry Grocery/GM Stocker  in  Cartersville, GA
    Current Employee - O/N Dry Grocery/GM Stocker in Cartersville, GA

    I have been working at Walmart full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Associates that actually care about each other(they still exist) and the customers that are friendly. There are some management that still stay off their high horse as well and want you to succeed.

    Cons

    I worked 9 years as a Grocery Stocker associate. In November of last year, I was fired due to tardies from when my Wife had Femoral Rod and Bone Grafting Surgery from Osteosarcoma, I was denied LOA during that time due to the company not having enough notice. We have 4 girls so it was an obstacle to balance my wife being in the hospital over a week, watching the children and working. When I appllied for unemployment, I was denied saying that I clocked out before my shift when in all actuality, they took my badge. We finally had to liqudate my 401k to survive and after numerous applications to different companies and no offers, I accepted my job back at Walmart with the same job title and my pay rate went from 12.30 an hour to 7.34 an hour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer better promotional opportunities,actually care about your associates. Bring up Moral!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    This is a compnay I truly want to work for when I retire from the army.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  McDonough, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in McDonough, GA

    I have been working at Walmart part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Locations are every where. Great opportunity for progression

    Cons

    Some employees complain about unfair treatment. But I do not know since I am not a current employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees even when they are complain. There is some times a message in their complaints.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Associate  in  Acworth, GA
    Current Employee - Accounting Associate in Acworth, GA

    I have been working at Walmart full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The benefits such as medical insurance are great.

    Cons

    My challenge is to learn more about the sales floor. That will help me became more productive and became an Assistance Manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more consideration in the potential leadership you have in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It's a job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shipping  in  Carrollton, GA
    Current Employee - Shipping in Carrollton, GA

    I have been working at Walmart full-time

    Pros

    Pay is good for what you do.
    Work is mindless for the most part.
    3 or 4 day work week!
    I never take work home with me.

    Cons

    As much as they stress it is a family when you get hired on, they will do nothing for you. For example, I needed to come in an hour late every Monday to take a class I needed to graduate. I approached them 3months in advance. They responded by saying "that would be an accommodation, and we cannot do that".

    Also, trying to get into the management training program is a joke. They have about 3 people in it at a time and they never graduate.

    I can work my rear end off in shipping and watch people stand and talk for the majority of the day. Management says nothing about it. It's great if you can get that job!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you say you are a family, treat your associates like a family...do what you say applies to more than this as well!

    Stop flirting with the temporary employees during peak.

    Make sure your people are working and not just standing around

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    very good.i enjoyed working with my coworkers and serving customers. I got along with my supervisors well

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kennesaw, GA

    I worked at Walmart part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    the only pros you get a chance to meet people that you may not have before

    Cons

    less focus on customer and,associate wages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay a livable wage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Best company To work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Walmart neighborhood Market Store Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Walmart neighborhood Market Store Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Imsurance, travel, meeting people around the world

    Cons

    Running a small format is harder then a supercenter. Small formats we only have 50 to 69 Associates. All associates and management need to be a custom too doing everything in the store

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Running a small format is not as easy as it looks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    meeting a lot of people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Cartersville, GA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Cartersville, GA

    I worked at Walmart part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    learn some things off the computer
    Had good team workers
    great benefits

    Cons

    Moving up in other positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please teach everyone how to smile, and ask, how are they doing? Or if they need n e thing to let them know.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Overnight inventory associate(IMS)

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Overnight Receiving Associate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Overnight Receiving Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Walmart as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    A job is a job

    Cons

    Low wages- I only make $8.40/hr.
    Not enough staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get up and do your job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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