Walmart

  corporate.walmart.com
  corporate.walmart.com

Walmart Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
8,827 Reviews
2.8
8,827 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Walmart CEO Doug McMillon
Doug McMillon
1,244 Ratings

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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Walmart

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

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    Great benefits, good hours, family oriented, competitive wages, a job that stays around, its not going out of business anytime soon

    Cons

    sometimes has management that lacks in people skills and leadership qualities. Also sometimes favoritism plays a role in decisions being made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I personally think that management needs better training and not so many responsibilities that takes their time away from the customer and associates

    Recommends
    No opinion 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.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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. 7 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Friendly people and a lot of customers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier Associate in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Cashier Associate in Secaucus, NJ

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

    Pros

    Understanding
    Good Pay
    Advancement
    Good managers
    Work more hours

    Cons

    Hectic holiday hours
    Lack of help from co-workers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    warehouse dc unloader

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

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

    Pros

    Everything. great people, free dinners, safety bonus every week.

    Cons

    Politics, management had favorites. other then that it was overall a great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat everyone equal.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great job if you are a college student.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronic Sales Associate in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Electronic Sales Associate in Mesa, AZ

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

    Pros

    Extremely flexible hours
    Quarterly bonus
    Discount in store
    Most staff are nice

    Cons

    Pay could be better
    Customers are very mean sometimes
    Often understaffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very happy with most of salaried management, however some don't follow company policy when it comes to returns which is frustrating.
    Management often places new hires in places they are very inexperienced in, making positive customer service difficult to obtain.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier Associate in Beaver Dam, WI
    Former Employee - Cashier Associate in Beaver Dam, WI

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

    Pros

    Tons of opportunites to change development and levels to get promoted. If you are willing to work hard for little pay then Walmart is the place for you!

    Cons

    Long hours and pay is ok, but could be better. Working for walmart is like taking part in an experiement. How much are we able to make them do in a little amount of time for little to no pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the associates more pay raises and not so long shifts. Give the associates MORE TIME to do there work and pay them more also!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent Opportunity and secure Job position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Overnight Cashier in Chanute, KS
    Current Employee - Overnight Cashier in Chanute, KS

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

    Pros

    Job Security, Excellent Vision/Dental/Medical Benefits, 10% Discount on most GM items and occasionally Seasonal discounts on Grocery items ,The core values are Respect for the individual, Service to the Customer, and Striving for excellence.

    Cons

    Customer Feedback, Heavy Workload, Training Notices come in late(Mandatory training becomes overdue before you know you have it.).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training Notices would be nice. More incentives for Consistent Attendance. Consider advancement not just based on time served but also Customer Experience and performance evaluations from Supervisors AND co-workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The perfect on paper business

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

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Full benefits. Better than industry average in most employee compensation categories. It is what you make of it. Walmart is a perfect business, it doesn't care where your from, where you went to school or what your last name is; those who perform will make a name for themselves. Some truly terrific customers/associates.

    Cons

    It will do what is in Walmart's interest regardless of how it effects anything else. Home office control is stifling. Associate and customers are secondary to sales and profit. It is on the store level personnel to deal with preventable issues that arise with little to no input on correction of errors. It would be nice to say where I work and NOT have everyone tell me every problem they have ever had at Walmart.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Customers and associates are not just statistics brought on by an actuary. Cutting your way to a bonus may help you in the short term but will not ensure continued successes. Consider and promote the morel implications of decisions and not just the financial ones. Lets be proud of the decisions we make as industry leaders and innovators. America has been good to Walmart and Walmart good to America leverage our over whelming market share to become the gold standard of retailers. Have your ten best retiring store managers stay on as an operational board of directors and be prepared to take notes.

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

    Was a pretty good place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walmart

    Pros

    Interactions with people, you met everyone.

    Cons

    Some of the people you see.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Require cashiers to be a bit more friendly.

Work at Walmart? Share Your Experiences

Walmart

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.