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Walmart Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated November 3, 2014
Updated November 3, 2014
8,827 Reviews
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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.  

    do not work there

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    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Walmart full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    managers are never on the same page

    Cons

    managers never on the same page.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Crappy place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Clarita, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Clarita, CA

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

    Pros

    You get a pay check.

    Cons

    Managers play favorites. They also don't pay their employees enough for what they're expected to do. I've been there almost two years and am expected to handle almost everything in the store on a regular basis, only making minimum wage. Good luck trying to go to school while working here. Kept getting scheduled during times I said I'm not available and got told how "out of line" I am for having my availability anything less than full while working in retail, especially at a 24 hour store. "I might understand if you were helping a sick family member or something, but school isn't an excuse." Manager's words, not mine. Pretty much your only chances at getting a promotion are if you're in good with someone or if you get REALLY lucky. They give pay raises when you hit you're one year anniversary, but they're extremely small (as in, consider yourself lucky if you get more than 20 cents).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be attentive to your employees' needs and quit playing favorites.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Low Pay for demanding work / management don't care

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    Current Employee - Inventory Control Specialist in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Inventory Control Specialist in Huntington Beach, CA

    I have been working at Walmart part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Good Coworkers
    -Flexible hours/ will work with you

    Cons

    -Management sucks / over payed
    -Raises and promotions suck
    -No leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -your fired

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Nothing at all every thing there is horrible

    Cons

    Was my first job and they didn't even train me, I complained about it and they still did nothing, employees there would roll their eyes at me when I would ask questions, nobody's friendly, alot of weird people go to Walmart...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun workplace

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Walmart full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling is a huge plus for those who attend school. Not many hours are given even if you are a great worker. Amount of hours and promotions are not based on merit.

    Cons

    Getting a promotion is not easy when you're not sucking up to the managers. Hours of hard work and compliance doesn't come close to a cup of coffee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should really dedicate more time and effort to analyzing the work of those in charge. A lot of the time the work isn't being done and nobody seems to care to do it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to shop but not the greatest place to work

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lancaster, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lancaster, CA

    I worked at Walmart part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good benefit
    ok co workers
    - Met some amazing people from different background

    Cons

    Just like any other company, you are underpaid and overworked. There isn't career advancement. Its a revolving door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep manufacturing positions in the states. Offer more training and advancement to keep your staff happy. A revolving door company is not good and stop offering jobs to anyone that is willing to work for cheap

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Waste of my time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Zone Manager in West Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Zone Manager in West Hills, CA

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

    Pros

    Great Associates who just want to provide for their families, customer focused with hopes of being recognized and promoted by the upper management team.

    Cons

    You are showered with the notion that the associates get quarterly bonuses for their hard work. I worked 3 yrs. and received 1 bonus. We were always told that all other expenses whether it be store accidents, equipment repairs come before the associates. If you speak up, you are looked at as a trouble maker. Management rather sit in the office than interact w/ customers & associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sam Walton harnessed that associate/customer service/family friendly atmosphere. Where did it go?

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

    Crap. pure Crap

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    Former Employee - Associate in Santa Clarita, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in Santa Clarita, CA

    I worked at Walmart full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fairly Decent pay, at the time. Paid vacation, sick time..

    Cons

    Rude People, Rude Managers, Not family oriented for the workers, Over worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How about Promoting people who actually deserve to move up and not let, managers promote the people that will sleep with them to get ahead. Also, don't deny someone a possible promotion when they go on leave to care for a sick or elderly family member, and base it on, "you left to go do whatever" so I gave it to someone with less experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Associate

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    Former Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Walmart part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    None in my personal experience.

    Cons

    Schedules change constantly, not enough hours, pressure from Assistants, and Management in general.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be Human. Everything moves with the word "coaching"

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

    worst company on the planet

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    Former Employee - Senior Director Human Resources in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director Human Resources in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    they built the economy of communist china at the expense of the usa! yeah walmaet, number 1 retailer in the world but at what cost

    Cons

    horrible organization. classic rich get richer, fraught with favortism, racism and incompetence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat people with respect, all people. take some of those ridiculous profits and provide people with a living wage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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