Walmart Reviews

Updated October 31, 2014
Updated October 31, 2014
8,556 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.  

    Not a bad place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walmart

    Pros

    flexible with time off.
    10% Discount on items
    For the most part, good people to work with
    Good benefits for full time employees

    Cons

    Pay is low.
    Management is ever changing, sometimes not for the best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are the heart of your business make sure they get what they deserve

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great Place To Work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Erie, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Erie, PA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits! Flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    Poor communication and inconsistent direction from upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get on the same page. Either decide to follow company protocol 100% or not at all! Stop swinging back and forth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 14 people found this helpful  

    its okkay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in White Plains, NY
    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in White Plains, NY

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

    Pros

    clock in and clock out

    Cons

    They are horrible people. They need to treat they workers with dignity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 7 people found this helpful  

    To everything there is a season.......except Walmart

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Walmart Assistant Manager in Waterbury, CT
    Former Employee - Walmart Assistant Manager in Waterbury, CT

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

    Pros

    Job opportunities were plenty at that time. You had the opportunity to learn everything because there were no hourly associates to give the work to! Three on, three off sounds great until your store manager feels the need to 'request' you come in on your off days because your PAD PARTNER, can't handle all the responsibility when you are gone............
    If the company would look at its beginning and current business model with open eyes, there is a way to achieve the goals they seek without overworking employees and disenfranchising customers.

    Cons

    Taking advantage of advancement opportunities was difficult. It depended on who you are and who you knew. Market level managers manipulate every salaried managers performance evaluation to reflect the outcome he/she is looking for total market. I went from an exceeds performance evaluation at mid-year, to a meets expectations at final, in a 6 month time frame with no negative comments or documentation in the entire year. This was done to every manager in my store, the best and the worst of us all got the same final eval rating. This manipulation occurred because the store financial and profit performance was exceeds, which meant any Manager achieving above a 'Meets Expectations' rating would receive a max bonus. The MM needed to control the cost and impact of our success on the total market results. Store Management bonuses are now tied to Market success, and those results are influenced by the person most in need of controlling these outcomes for their personal benefit. "It's not MY Wal-mart anymore!"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When a Company can't walk it's own talk, it's time to get out! For those with any sense at all...understand that there is a reason the company is ALWAYS hiring and promoting managers! The store manager of one location I worked at went through 30 yes, 30! salaried managers in 3 years!! Do the math! 10 salaried managers a year on average! Unless you are ready to give up your home life, family time and work yourself like a dog, don't go for the money. There are certain areas I would consider working in and suggest if you are interested in Walmart, you pursue Asset Protection Manager-Store, any management position in Logistics, provided you are qualified.

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

    This a wonderful and dynamic company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Overnight Support Manager in Escondido, CA
    Current Employee - Overnight Support Manager in Escondido, CA

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

    Pros

    At this time, the money could be better. If one is willing to work and advance, the money will come. This is not an easy job, but it is very rewarding - especially when one accomplishes the assigned tasks.

    Cons

    A challenge is being able to bend one's self in a communication aspect in order to be on the same page as the customers, management and the associates - if communication is not one's strong suit, then it really needs to be an area where emphasis is placed on adapting and growing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider communication courses; please consider how others may see and hear how you communicate the items you delegate.

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

    Great Place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Ogden, UT
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Ogden, UT

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

    Pros

    The management at the store i worked in is great. It has a great atmosphere. Very stable and a great place to work

    Cons

    Some times there were many positions needing filled. Need higher pay rates...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Up the pay rates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It is very demanding and competitive. Your pay is dependent on your performance. It is quite fun once you gain the skill required.

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

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    The best reason to work there is for the Pay, the Benefits and the close friendship bonding you get to make with your fellow coworkers.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges will be poor management, and long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A manager's job is to Manage and not discipline.

  9.  

    I had a positive experience with walmart

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in McMinnville, OR
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in McMinnville, OR

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

    Pros

    I loved the store manager she was wonderful to work for. The assistant managers were like family.

    Cons

    Over time the family friendly company sam Walton worked so hard to establish has been swallowed by capitalism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going back to grass roots and keep Sam Walton's intentions alive along with the financial success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great starting job that give reasonable pay/hours

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cart Associate in Salem, OR
    Current Employee - Cart Associate in Salem, OR

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

    Pros

    The best things about working at Walmart is you know you are going to get at least 30 hours a week if your part time and the pay isn't too bad

    Cons

    A lot of management doesn't know what they are doing and customers can be a big pain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know what you are doing and treat you employees with respect

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Tire Tech

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

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

    Pros

    Strong support of Associates and Associate Values

    Cons

    Inconsistent schedules and rising costs on benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to develop yourself. Read new books and capitalize on corporate training tools provided by company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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