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Walmart Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
8,804 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 73 reviews)


Cons
  • With new schedule your Work/life balance is very poor with very little weekends off (in 173 reviews)

  • Do not want to provide full time which allows them to not provide health insurance (in 362 reviews)

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  1.  

    Loose Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inventory Control Specialist in Westbury, NY
    Former Employee - Inventory Control Specialist in Westbury, NY

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

    Pros

    ...no real pros- some employees were about production

    Cons

    Unexperienced Managers/Late managers/Loose Rules/ some were fired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New Management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Horrible place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Secaucus, NJ

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

    Pros

    You get over 30 hours per week.

    Cons

    Managers have no manager skills whatsoever. Advancement is only there for those who they like. I worked in Secaucus NJ for 3 months and if you aren't Spanish then you will not be promoted. You work long hours and are horribly overworked with too high of expectations placed upon you. The Spanish employees there have a click and if they don't like you they will give you are hard time. The customer service is horrible because they hire people who can't speak english and customers constantly complain all the time they can't find no one who can understand them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to managements would be to fire yourselves. With a few exceptions managers have no idea what they are doing. They lack common sense, they have no managerial skills and they show favoritism toward Spanish employees.

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

    A somewhat schizophrenic experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Zone Merchandise Supervisor in Commack, NY
    Former Employee - Zone Merchandise Supervisor in Commack, NY

    I worked at Walmart full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The stated culture and values of Walmart are good. I worked at the store level; there is computed-based training for much of the store operation. There is good opportunity for advancement. I progressed from a sales associate to a department manager and a zone merchandise supervisor. I was prepping for a promotion to assistant manager when I left the company.

    Cons

    Like many companies who hire entry-level workers at minimum wage, Walmart tried to operate with as few floor workers as possible during the economic downturn. This led to work not being done and complaints from customers which are misdirected at sales associates who can do little about staffing. Associates are asked to work extra hours to assist store management. Those same productive associates then have hours cut without notice to satisfy financial needs of the store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a disconnect between out-of-store management and in-store management when it comes to store operations. Many times, in-store management completely disregarded direction from above as to how an individual store should be operated. An associate who tries to follow overall company direction can frequently come into conflict with in-store management over the store's direction, leading to unwarranted disciplinary action and unnecessary conflict.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Cashier

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    Current Employee - Walmart Cashier in Middletown, NY
    Current Employee - Walmart Cashier in Middletown, NY

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

    Pros

    Open 24 hours. meeting different people. open 24 hours. open 24 hours. open 24 hours

    Cons

    getting under paid, working over hours, management sucks, racist and not a friendly atmosphere, not enough training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not friendly, only about money not people friendly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people, but I have a feeling store is not doing well with the no changes from management and will not last long.

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    Current Employee - Produce Associate in Mahwah, NJ
    Current Employee - Produce Associate in Mahwah, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great, knowledgeable, hard-wokring staff. I love the actual physically of my job and the reputation of a great produce section in my county in comparison to other supermarkets.

    Cons

    Too many bosses. I Still have questions about benefits after 4 months, My pay is not as high as I would like for the physical nature of the job.N. Not enough full-time employees or even opportunities to move up to full time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate some of the unnecessary bloat at management and use it to hire full-time workers who actually know how to run there department, rather just just a tiny bit about each department- the store is too big for that kind of management,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best and brightest

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Fortune 1 company. Values are consistent throughout the organization. Do no believe everything you read unless you've worked for the company, the information you receive in the media is by perception or 2nd hand information. Some of the smartest, innovative people I have worked with in my career. Focused on apparel, but through the information we received regarding the other businesses, I was able to learn more about other industries.

    Cons

    Health care benefits could be improved but based on the recent announcements looks like they are addressing the issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on the strengths of the team and the organizations. Pay attention to the Alibaba's and others like them. Continue to trust your employees and in turn continue to inform them of the company strategies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It's not as bad as everyone assumes.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in East Setauket, NY
    Current Employee - Cashier in East Setauket, NY

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours/worked around my school schedule.

    Cons

    Not much room for promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you ask an associate to do something, you should also adhere to the same rules. ( no cellphone on the job, dress code, etc.)

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

    ok

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dairy/Frozen Associate in Lanoka Harbor, NJ
    Current Employee - Dairy/Frozen Associate in Lanoka Harbor, NJ

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

    Pros

    Alot of hours, ok pay, other places pay more

    Cons

    Terrible managers, over load of work, just a number, always "coach " you for dumb things like wrong color shirt. Always gave me a hard time with taking off, had my prom to go to and they almost wouldnt give me off, like what bull it that haha.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being nasty just because I am an associate I'm not just a number.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    It was ok

    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    You can receive discounts there

    Cons

    There are no cons for this store

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

  11.  

    Management does not respect Associates. No manners, no training in "management 101"

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    Current Employee - Department Manager- Walmart in Freehold, NJ
    Current Employee - Department Manager- Walmart in Freehold, NJ

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

    Pros

    Convenient work place. Nice associates

    Cons

    Working here was a true challenge. I have so much experience and managed a department. Deli Manager. No training, I was literally " thrown in". I know the criteria but I did not know their systems. It was very hard to get answers. Too many supervising managers with huge attitudes and loud radios. There was no chain of command. Time-off was determined by management, especially during the first 3 months, until probationary period had ended. We are always short help. People quit or call out or don't show. You are expected to pick up the slack. Heavy work, lifting, getting cargo from the warehouse or freezer and cooler. The true longtime Walmart employees do not talk back, they complain amongst themselves and work numbing themselves. A lot of people have problems...family, money, alcohol. I have never seen a place with such odd, weird and nasty management. As a manager I made 60 cents more than an associate. Personnel hires every day...a revolving door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with respect and manners. Don't manage in this disrespectful way. You would retain good people. It is not the work but the way and style of "wallyland" management that makes them leave. No thank you and no respect for the individual. It was /is unbelievable and is basically a hostile work environment. Also, stop shaving off overtime...give people the money and hours they worked.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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