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Walmart Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
10,023 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. 12 people found this helpful  

    Cashier

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    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Ashland, OH
    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Ashland, OH

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

    Pros

    Being around the customers is great, I love a good challenge with a bunch of price matching and couponing. I loved watching over the self check out, making sure customers had a clear view on how to work the machines.

    Cons

    The only cons is that they do not accept doctors notes, and they really do not care how sick you are, a call off for any reason is counted against you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think management needs to be more friendly, and needs to get to know more of the on floor people. They kind of just walk around like we are their little peasants.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not all stores are like this

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    Current Employee - BACKROOM INVENTORY ASSOCIATE in Simi Valley, CA
    Current Employee - BACKROOM INVENTORY ASSOCIATE in Simi Valley, CA

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

    Pros

    I can not think of any. Maybe being able to transfer?

    Cons

    Unorganized crazy managers, low pay, will NOT work with schedule and treats everyone like a useless robot or teen in highschool. Ur life doesn't matter, it's the needs of the store before u

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more understanding, and considerate of people's lives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loved working for this company!

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    Former Employee - Asset Protection Associate in Martinsville, VA
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Associate in Martinsville, VA

    I worked at Walmart

    Pros

    I loved working here because I am a people person

    Cons

    Hours were crazy and theft was really bad at my store

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good company but didn't like the work hours

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walmart

    Pros

    Competitive, good pay, good benefits

    Cons

    Never know when you will get off

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Sales associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Good working environment. Will make lots of friends.

    Cons

    Lots of work. You just work work work and there's not a lot of aprecitation from management. Could get lots or less hours of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More concern for employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    great opportunities

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    Current Employee - Pricing Coordinator
    Current Employee - Pricing Coordinator

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

    Pros

    yearly raises, transfer anywhere, room to move up in the company

    Cons

    the work load never ends.. there is always more to do (keeps you busy I guess)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cashier

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    Current Employee - Cashier Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier Associate in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    Great place to work and great people to work, has a lot of good benefits and a great place to work.

    Cons

    Not to many hours when u first start, and a lot of people call off and don't get written up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    accounting tech 1

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant

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

    Pros

    Friendly working environment, every one is nice.

    Cons

    Demanding and stressful working environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Happy with managers. They are good people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assistant Manager. Good Company to develop a great skill set. Workaholic competitive type personalities only

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Steady pay and Large yearly bonus. As Management I never felt my Job was in danger. At most I felt like my bonus was in Danger. My take home was 45k yearly with % based bonuses usually averaging 5k for me. (part of your bonus relies on the other stores in your market...if they do bad, you loose money) This company is for competitive, workaholic personalities. My philosophy is that if you know what you are getting yourself into you can't complain. I gained a lot of experience with this company. Managing stress, money, and people. I honestly feel like i can do anything after do this.

    Cons

    Rotation schedules. As a single young adult. I had no problem with the schedules. I was normally at work around 12-14 hours a day for 4 day stretches with 2 days off while working the day shift (730am-8pm) and 4 days on 4 days off with the night shift (730pm-8am) or 4 on 4 off with the new 130pm-130am shift. Expect to almost always stay late, Work most weekends, and nearly every holiday. Yes even Christmas. The store may be closed, but someone has to get the store ready for business on Dec 26. Normally a few salaried managers, the normal overnight crew and all hourly management come in 10pm on Christmas night and work until 7am.
    I have left the company because I cannot cope with the hours as a family man nowadays.
    Hourly employees are grossly cut at some times of the year and as Salaried Management you will be expected to make up for the lack of staffed hours. And you will do it because its in your best interest. If you bring in low numbers you will get visits from market managers that will expect you to turn things around with no help whatsoever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like people. Just because someone is salaried it does not mean that they are a robot. People need sleep, nutrition, and a semi-regular schedule. Hire over night management that stay overnight. No more rotation between a year or so on days, then a year or so on nights. Most people just don't have in them to work like that. My last 18 month on overnights consisted of sleeping 3 hours a day. That effected my ability to be an efficient manager. Be smart and let the people who enjoy and want to stay on nights, stay there instead of rotating. It would solve a lot of problems.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to grow with and build a career

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager (CSM) in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager (CSM) in Syracuse, NY

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

    Pros

    Tons of positions! Lot of room to grow. Great pay for beginner and experience people. Good benefits. You get recognitions for things done well.

    Cons

    Attendance policy doesn't make sense, if you actually have doctors notes. They don't care. You have to know your management well to get promoted and notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They have no choice but to follow corporate policies, but they need to revise the attendance policy, and the way they promote and choose their management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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