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Walmart Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
9,011 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Mgmt. are better listeners, to habitual complainers. Tend to overlook good employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    Retirement, employee discount., bonus, and job security

    Cons

    Overworked. Poor planning on mgmt. coverage on the floor to assist customers. Cross train floor associates in other depts. to better serve our customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Designate another Mgr. to respond to pages during your meetings. Investigate before you do coaching. Be sensitive to employees feelings.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place, good people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Bentonville, AR

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

    Pros

    Let you work and study, managers work with your shcedule

    Cons

    A lot of competition for internal jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Hourly Associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    Walmart is a company that will take good care of you if you put in initiative and take pride in what you do. There is so much room to grow inside the store and abroad. Walmart promotes its people to higher positions in as little as 6 months to people who deserve it. Again, initiative and pride.

    Cons

    For hourly associates (non-salary), we face hour cuts to meet business need. The cuts don't last very long, but that doesn't make it hurt any less. As with any retailer, the Holiday Season is always a challenge due to high customer volume and demand. Your time is precious and you spend a lot of it at work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people. Talk to your people. Guide your people. They are on the Front Lines for you.

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  5.  

    Love it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Order Filler
    Current Employee - Order Filler

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    Great pay and hours, insurance, deferred holiday so you can use at your convenience

    Cons

    Can be very noisy, but you get used to it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A very good place to intern.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Walmart as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    It was nice fast paced environment. Very good management experience. Training was very good and it was a lenient environment.

    Cons

    Leadership was sometimes very scattered and had different people giving different directions at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great for a college student!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walmart

    Pros

    Didn't mind that my schedule would only allow me to work 3 days a week (the weekend), training was great, managers were nice, helpful, and understanding.

    Cons

    The store was open 24 hours and when I would get off later than usual the night time manager would make me work late because her "crew" was never on time.

    Recommends
  8.  

    I learned a lot about managing in a large retail corporation up to loss prevention and being in the red or the Black.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walmart

    Pros

    Benefits and closeness of the company

    Cons

    Difficult to get upper management to have your back when dealing with difficult employees. Difficult to advance, not impossible but difficult. inability to discuss and trust immediate superiors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop making it so difficult for you 1st level managers and they will get more from everyone down. Increase salaries a little more frequently.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not so bad...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Greeley, CO
    Current Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Greeley, CO

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    Ability to transfer from store to store (I went from SC to OK to CO), great scholarship and volunteer benefits

    Cons

    Depending on the area, management can constantly be changing, sometimes promotions feel like set ups for failure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back up your employees, don't expect them to drop everything they have planned to come in and cover a shift, be sincere and show concern but at the same time know how to have a little fun

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Typical Walmart

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    Discount, friendly coworkers, benefits, wages

    Cons

    Walmart, customers were odd looking

  11.  

    Working in Walmart Deli

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deli Associate in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Deli Associate in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Regular schedule.
    Deli salary is a little higher than other hourly associates.
    Works with my requests for days off. This depends on your Assistant Manager.
    Allowed to trade hours with other employees.
    Locations everywhere, easy to transfer after 6 months
    Work no later than 10pm
    Physical exercise.

    Cons

    Production driven, very physical. I am a closer, so the job is very physical. Clean, move, transfer, scrub.
    If you are a germaphobe, or easily upset over raw chicken, etc. This is not for you.
    Not much encouragement, they rather motivate by fear of job loss or offense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your employees. Keep the good ones, get rid of the useless. Don't be quite so concerned about corporate as you are about your "good ". Employees. Encourage. Congratulate. Create positive work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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