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Walmart Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
7,707 Reviews

2.9
7,707 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are opportunities for advancement for those who show initiative (in 68 reviews)

  • Lot of room for advancement up to the salary level, nice schedule for management (in 64 reviews)


Cons
  • With new schedule your Work/life balance is very poor with very little weekends off (in 122 reviews)

  • Within the next five years there will only be salary full time positions available (in 304 reviews)

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  1.  

    My experience at Walmart is pretty good.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    raises, bonuses, friendly management, discounts

    Cons

    short staff, low hours, don't always get a bonus on time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    You'll get stuck in a rut

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Overnight Cashier  in  Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Overnight Cashier in Vernon Hills, IL

    Pros

    Job security, work hard and they won't fire you.

    Cons

    Somewhat difficult place to advance if you are not very outgoing. I am a hard worker and an intelligent individual but working on the overnight shift I haven't cozied up with enough of the management to get promoted yet. During the daytime a hard worker is probably more likely to get noticed though.

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

    Walmart

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Company values, room for advancement, good benefits.

    Cons

    Depending on location people are challenging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    I had low expectations, but it was not that bad.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inventory Control Specialist  in  Bridgeview, IL
    Current Employee - Inventory Control Specialist in Bridgeview, IL

    Pros

    The benefits are not too bad, even part time workers can get insurance. Its a decent place to work if you just want a part time job.

    Cons

    The pay is low which is no surprise. There is usually more work then your crew can finish. Usually not enough workers on duty. Many of the workers are poorly trained or just plain lazy which causes the inventory numbers to get messed up constantly. They really beat you over the head with Sam Walton propaganda.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Customers are getting fed up with the lack of service, dirty and dirty stores, and the constant outages of products. If action is not taken expect a continued decline.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    It depends if you don't mind being mistreated by customers

    Current Employee - Cashier Associate  in  Valparaiso, IN
    Current Employee - Cashier Associate in Valparaiso, IN

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, flexible schedule if you know the exact dates you need off.

    Cons

    Sometimes management is unreasonable and they never stick to their employees.

  7.  

    Working at walmart was great.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Vernon Hills, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Vernon Hills, IL

    Pros

    great managers, environment, customers, my check, and the time

    Cons

    there wasn't any hard task

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Pay didn't match job expectations. It is no where to work if you have small children and a family

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AP Manager  in  Merrillville, IN
    Former Employee - AP Manager in Merrillville, IN

    Pros

    At the present time due to high turn over, it was pretty easy to get a promotion within the company.

    Cons

    Very long hours, management was too good to even speak to you, unless they were barking an order at you. There was never enough man power to actually have the store run efficiently. Extremely low moral.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better, you get what ypu pay for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    More Bad Than Good Unfortunately

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Portage, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Portage, IN

    Pros

    If one department doesn't work for you, rather than just "wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors", they work with you to find a department that does.

    Decent benefits. The 10% employee discount comes in handy.

    Cons

    Don't hire enough people

    Disorganized

    Underpaid and overworked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees better. Properly train them and cooperate with other managers when one tells an employee to perform a task. If you have a one person working a department and no one to cover for them, do not send that person to go and work for another Walmart. Ensure that when one employee is on lunch or their shift is about to end that someone is around to relieve them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    unfair to employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Walmart Cashier/Money Center  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Walmart Cashier/Money Center in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    I got full time hours although I was part time. Met a lot of great people hat shared the same interests as me.

    Cons

    underpaid for he amount of work you have to do. They also do not care about your safety and personal issues outside of work. They talk, and act as if you need to work for them and cannot find employment elsewhere. Management are just as lazy as regular sales associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Modern day slaves....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Long hours with no weekends or holiday's

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Bridgeview, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Bridgeview, IL

    Pros

    Decent pay and associates can make or break you.

    Cons

    Long hours, one weekend off every 6 weeks no holiday's and no vacation for a year. Customers are pure irritation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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