Walmart Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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  1. what you hear is true

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    Former Employee - Electronics in Wheeling, IL
    Former Employee - Electronics in Wheeling, IL

    I worked at Walmart (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    learn to multi task, work under pressure, adapt to different environments.

    Cons

    not much acknowledgement of hard work, revolving door. everyone's too busy to help each other, or listen.

  2. Operations Manager

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Walmart full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    A lot of challenges and the work was rewarding

    Cons

    The hours were long and the travel was tedious

  3. Stock Person

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    Current Employee - Stock Person in Oak Park, IL
    Current Employee - Stock Person in Oak Park, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Overtime Hours are great for extra money, during the holidays and at other times. Helps you save towards your goals and good discount for the staff.

    Cons

    The lack of sufficient compensation discourages employees from been better works an improvement in pay would ensure more stability in the work force.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better pay, compensation, health care and retirement benefits for your employees. Provide incentives to workers to attend management classes to build their skills.

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  5. Great to work with everyone here No major issues or anything. Got promoted to manager within a year of working there

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    Current Employee - Walmart Assistant Manager in Des Plaines, IL
    Current Employee - Walmart Assistant Manager in Des Plaines, IL

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People who help you when you are having issues, customers arent as demanding as other stores ive noticed. Lastly the pay is great compared

    Cons

    Sometimes there are cliques but you can overcome that, hard to shop there when you work there because everyone knows you, wishing for better pay

    Advice to Management

    I am an assistant manager , my brief experience showed me that communication and teamwork are important as it is with any job

  6. I couldn't believe the amount of dysfunction within management.

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    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in Shorewood, IL
    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in Shorewood, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Moslty good people to work with. Decent pay for what you do. Easily hired on.

    Cons

    Poor leadership. The managers never know what the other managers want and don't communicate.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to each other better. Don't go around and tell employees different things than the last manager to talk to them.

  7. Just Okay

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Vernon Hills, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Decent Starter job, something to get yourself off the ground, not a career.

    Cons

    All the standard things listed

  8. No respect.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Walmart Sales Associate in Joliet, IL
    Current Employee - Walmart Sales Associate in Joliet, IL

    I have been working at Walmart part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Management rarely micromanages you. You don't have to worry about lacking in creativity or sincerity at walmart either. If you dont like having a social life anymore, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Walmart does not respect your time. Expect to arive on time for interviews to have them make you wait for 2 hours before speaking with someone. Additionaly, expect them to continously attempt to schedule you outside of your availability. Expect to be patronized and treated like a toddler, expect to be paid a pittance for wasting your life away performing repetative, meaningless, exhausting tasks for a company that doesnt care about you. Expect to be subject to the personality cult of the dear leader, Sam Walton and anti union propaganda videos.

    Advice to Management

    (store level) Form a union, stand in solidarity with your employees. Strike. Resist.

  9. Average Drudgery

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Crystal Lake, IL
    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Crystal Lake, IL

    I worked at Walmart

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

    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.

  10. Hourly Associate, It's Fine

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    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)

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

    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 Management

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

  11. horible

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Wheeling, IL
    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Wheeling, IL

    I have been working at Walmart

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

    Pros

    there was no pros only cons

    Cons

    people are rude customers are rude

    Advice to Management

    get better customers

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