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Walmart Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
8,783 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.  

    Dynamic

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Zone Supervisor
    Former Employee - Zone Supervisor

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

    Pros

    Always something fun going on

    Cons

    Can get lost in the chain of events

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nah

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Horrible. Management treats you like you aren't worth anything. Their only interest is the customers, they could care less about their employees. Pay is horrible.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager (CSM) in Belleville, MI
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager (CSM) in Belleville, MI

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

    Pros

    There are not really any pros to working with this company except you meet some great coworkers.

    Cons

    Never enough employees.
    Pay is awful
    Raises are every year & they only go up to $.50

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 6 people found this helpful  

    My experience is from the corporate office as a salaried member of management....

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Bentonville, AR

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

    Pros

    Great growth opportunities, able to work in any field you set your mind to, training to support job growth, challenging projects that keep you developing key transferrable skills. Working for Walmart in the corporate office can be to bolster your resume for future positions/companies, or you can spend your entire career there. Is a great, stable company, and it doesn't take long to realize you're working for the biggest and, most likely, the best. Good pay for the area, ok benefits, but be sure to negotiate vacation time when you enter the company! Waiting 7 years for 3 weeks or 15 years for 4 weeks, will seem like an eternity for the schedule you will keep as a manager.

    Cons

    If you start as hourly, is tough to get into management if you have one misstep or are into drama. Competition for middle and upper management very high and career path to upper management could take longer than it would in most other companies unless you have a specific personality or a great mentor/sponsor in an upper position. Always working to do more with less, so always short on headcount to get key projects/initiatives done. Long, long hours and weeks. Night and weekend work is the norm and is expected in most areas. 7:30 to 5:30 when you're lucky to have stuff done on time. Those with more home obligations get more time away from work for sick kids, family stuff, etc. and those that don't get stuck with longer hours and more demand to deliver. If you have emotions or are emotionally driven or show your emotions easily, there will be very few spots for you in middle or upper management, and if you show it one to many times, no matter what you do to change it, everyone will remember it and promotions will be tough to come by. One major misstep will ruin your chances for advancement and no matter how strong your reputation, will take years to overcome, if you are able to at all. Is very difficult to get the benefit of the doubt. If you spend more than 5 years there in middle management or above and leave, you'll need some decompression time to return to a "normal" person. The speed and intensity is unlike any other company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure consistency across all areas/departments. The environment shouldn't be drastically different from one department to the next. Watch for people with attitudes that they are superior based on education, field experience, specific team/department experience, etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    ON Assistant manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    4 on 4 off schedule

    Cons

    Work life balance with day shift schedule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to the basics

    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun place to work!

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    Current Employee - Over Stock Associate in Lebanon, OR
    Current Employee - Over Stock Associate in Lebanon, OR

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

    Pros

    Great hours, cross training, chances to move up in the company & discounts. Company dress code is not that bad (Kaki pants, Navy Blue collared shirt). You stay busy and time goes by fast.

    Cons

    Terrible start out pay for people with experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to recognize peoples experience pre job offer, start out pay should reflect that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Think fast, work hard, and get ahead!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    They listened to me. they encouraged and helped me. I've had two promotions in one year and up for a third!

    Cons

    People who blame you for there failure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it going!

  8.  

    My experience working for this company was an enjoyable one; I wouldn't trade that experience for anything.

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    Former Employee - ICS Associate in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - ICS Associate in New Orleans, LA

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

    Pros

    Getting to meet new and exciting people every day.

    Cons

    Having to work on thanksgiving for black Friday, and missing time being with family and friends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to upper management would be to continue to set great examples for the hourly employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Potential for personal growth is on the table if you're willing to take it.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver Coordinator in Porterville, CA
    Current Employee - Driver Coordinator in Porterville, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits package offered

    Great pay offered

    Mentoring offered to associates interested in career development and growth

    Company Values give associates clear directions for success

    Cons

    Time-off policy leaves consistent associates at a disadvantage. Some associates take advantage of the lenient attendance policy.

    Like anywhere else, favoritism flares up every so often.

    Quarterly Incentives offered for optimal day to day operations are equated by factors outside of the control of the associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please revise calculations for Cost Per Case Shipped on quarterly incentive equations, with regard to transportation office associates' incentive pay. Drivers' worker's compensation claims, and shipping loaders, load quality are completely out of the control of the transportation offices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Cashier and customer services

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

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

    Pros

    the quality of the company , the benefits and the values of the people who I like to work for.

    Cons

    satisfaction of the customer and product offered

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    people who work as management position need to have a professional behavior to treat their staffs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Nice place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice co workers, got along with most. hard working store. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Needed more hours. Hours did not work with my family.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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