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Walmart Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
175 Reviews
2.6
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are opportunities for advancement for those who show initiative (in 76 reviews)

  • They care about work life balance as well as overall employee to company engagement (in 75 reviews)


Cons
  • With new schedule your Work/life balance is very poor with very little weekends off (in 183 reviews)

  • Do not want to provide full time which allows them to not provide health insurance (in 374 reviews)

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  1.  

    Average Drudgery

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Crystal Lake, IL
    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Crystal Lake, IL

    I worked at Walmart

    Pros

    There are explicit instructions for how to perform duties and manage customers. Atmosphere amongst co-workers was friendly and overall working there was a good experience.

    Cons

    Customers are usually a challenge and the work is often dull. Also, the scheduling is not consistent and you often have to work understaffed during busy times of the day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    horible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Wheeling, IL
    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Wheeling, IL

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    there was no pros only cons

    Cons

    people are rude customers are rude

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get better customers

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

    Hourly Associate, It's Fine

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Wheeling, IL
    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Wheeling, IL

    I worked at Walmart part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They'll pretty much hire anyone, so it's a fine first job for teenagers looking for something to put in their resume.

    Cons

    Not a realistic long-term job; they're reluctant to officially hire anyone "full-time" so they can avoid giving out benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees more, give them time off when they request it, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Love Wally World

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Member - Cashier in Wheeling, IL
    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Member - Cashier in Wheeling, IL

    I worked at Walmart

    Pros

    You get your shopping done! And also, my coworkers are great, HR is helpful in every way.

    Cons

    I can not think of any!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Was a good flexible job during college that helped me pay for some basic things.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Somers, WI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Somers, WI

    I worked at Walmart part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Flexible work schedules
    -Opportunities to advance if one chooses to do so
    -Pay and benefits are decent for part-time retail

    Cons

    -Chronically understaffed
    -Pay increases are not substantial without promotion

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    It's OK. Most of the time

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Meeting the good customer who value the hard work you put in.

    Cons

    Pay and hours suck. Mangagment sucks more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to love your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Do NOT work for this company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier/Department Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier/Department Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Walmart

    Pros

    there are no pros for this company

    Cons

    Management treats you like garbage
    you can get written up for any little thing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    managers need to treat their employees WITH respect.
    don't play favorites
    don't pressure your employees
    don't yell at your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Northlake, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Northlake, IL

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    Talking and working with some of my old co workers.

    Cons

    Customers and worker's, and managers be negative.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Okay job to get money as a student

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bloomingdale, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bloomingdale, IL

    I worked at Walmart part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy job, you get a couple breaks a day, get a ten percent discount on all goods at the location you work at. Overall an okay job

    Cons

    They won't let you join a union, pushing carts in the hot sun, they give people just under the minimum for full time so that they do not get benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Cashier

    Former Employee - Cashier Associate in Forest Park, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier Associate in Forest Park, IL

    I worked at Walmart (less than a year)

    Pros

    The employees were great people, nothing bad to say about them. Overall the managers treated me well.

    Cons

    The way they schedule their hours is ridiculous. Every employee I talked to said their hours were kept at 39 hours so that they wouldn't receive full-time benefits (40 hours is full-time).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a culture in which the employees don't feel like upper management is constantly trying to scavenge every cent that it can from its own workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend

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