Walmart
2.9 of 5 6,387 reviews
corporate.walmart.com Bentonville, AR 5000+ Employees

Walmart Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated Apr 15, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.6 107 reviews

                             

0% Approve of the CEO

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon

Doug McMillon

(3 ratings)

32% of employees recommend this company to a friend
107 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in
  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Rewarding

Department Manager (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsLots of opportunities to advance
Excellent benefits
Good work life balance

ConsUnorganized
Unprofessional in urban stores
Understaffed at times

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't burnout good employees and set a standard of professionalism for the associates up under you.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Disapproves of CEO

 

It was a learning experience, loved my co-workers

Connection Center Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Lake Zurich, IL

I worked at Walmart full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSchedules are pretty decent, customers are normally nice depending which department you work in. Hanging with co-workers is always cool.

ConsDealing with management, Dealing with management, Dealing with management.

Advice to Senior ManagementWal-Mart as a corporation should take all of the Managers from Asst Managers all the way up to Store Managers to a leadership training course that teaches them how to interact with there employees. How to mesh corporate policy and common sense in some of there decision making.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

horrible place

Associate (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

Prosflexible schedule, can go to school and second job, a lot of employees are able to cover shifts

Consmicromanagment, irate customers, low pay

Advice to Senior Managementtreat employees better than you are now and you will have more of them stay for longer than a year or 2

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

A job to pay the bills

Service Tech (Current Employee)
Plano, IL

I have been working at Walmart part-time for more than 5 years

ProsIts a steady pay check, and the work isnt hard.

ConsWal-Mart does not hire enough employees to cover all departments and all shifts. Store Management bonus is reflected on hours reduced on the store leading to many out of stocks and many unhappy customers.

Advice to Senior ManagementWal-Mart needs to realize there front line employees are important too and actually appreciate them

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Good for income

Cashier (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsPay isn't terrible for the work

ConsDon't receive benefits quickly
Boring work

Advice to Senior ManagementNeeds better leadership

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Could be worse, certainly could be better

Cert Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee)
Darien, IL

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

ProsLarge enough to not worry about company stability, many many stores so usually work is close to home. Willing to hire for skilled positions (like pharmacy) without prior training and teach on the job.

ConsFull-time status is all but a myth, you end up working 5-6 days a week because they'll spread your hours out and you end up with 4 hours here, 5 hours there, and then a couple decent days, it's impossible to make any plans because even though the schedule is supposed to be up two weeks in advance, it usually gets changed at the last minute anyway so you can't trust it.

Advice to Senior Managementn/a

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Inventory

Inventory Associate (Former Employee)
Crystal Lake, IL

I worked at Walmart part-time

ProsEasy enough job to get. Job tasks are easy to learn and simple. Working inventory means you have a consistent schedule. Opportunity to build good friendly relationships with coworkers. Management is generally kind and understanding, as long as you do your job as asked.

ConsMaximum effort for minimum pay. Poor scheduling. High pressure environment. Fully computer based training (may be a pro for some).

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure the work load is appropriate for the amount of staffing you have for a particular department. (Read: Do not under staff and still expect all of the work to get done.)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

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

 

It's okay.

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Northlake, IL

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

Pros*Fun Work Environment.
*Great Caring people to work with.
*Flexible Schedule
*The employee stock compensation plan is great!
*Store is busy, so your shift will fly by.

Cons*Sometimes management won't approve time off.
*Too Little Pay for the workload that they give you.
*Management can be unorganized at times.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet to know your associates, and trust them.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

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

 

Avoid if possible

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
DeKalb, IL

I worked at Walmart full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe work keeps you busy, you learn the essence of working as a team, and the value of good customer service and problem solving.

ConsIf you get sick, be prepared to go to hell and back to keep your job.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart accepting doctors notes to excuse absences.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Does not show respect for the individual, they lost Sam Walton,s belief in the common man.

Maintenance 'associate (Current Employee)
Villa Park, IL

I have been working at Walmart full-time for more than 3 years

ProsOutside of needing a job because of the economy there are no good reasons. When they keep cutting hours how can there be a good reason.

ConsSeeing how poorly this company is run and their inhumane policies they have concerning sick time and personal time.

Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to the principles Sam Walton had when he grew this company, all you are doing is leading down a road that will bite them, well I think people can figure out what I was going to say.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review
RSS Feed Embed

Worked for Walmart? Contribute to the Community!

Walmart Videos

Loading...

Walmart – Why Work for Us?

Our Businesses Our mission is to save people money so they can live better. And every division, business unit and department that makes up Walmart is committed to using our company’s size and scale to make the biggest… Full Overview

Provided by employer [?]

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Walmart reviews and ratings in Chicago, IL — including employee satisfaction and approval rating for Walmart CEO Doug McMillon. All 107 reviews posted anonymously by Walmart employees.