Walmart Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
8,458 Reviews
2.8
8,458 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 71 reviews)


Cons
  • With new schedule your Work/life balance is very poor with very little weekends off (in 168 reviews)

  • Do not want to provide full time which allows them to not provide health insurance (in 355 reviews)

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  1.  

    Walmart Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Big Spring, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Big Spring, TX

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

    Pros

    friendly people
    can build up to make a decent career

    Cons

    unorganized store
    managers gossipped
    salary not too good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    always ask your employees how they feel the store is running im sure you will learn thing you would have never know

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

    Great Place To Work!

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    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. 13 people found this helpful  

    its okkay

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    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. 6 people found this helpful  

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

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    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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great intentions, but out of touch with every day reality of running stores.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Walmart doesn't deserve it's bad rep. The company has good ideas and they do care about employees, more than is portrayed by an unhappy few. Lots of advancement opportunity if you are okay with falling in line, not with unethical practices or anything, it's just very top - down decision making. Employee experiences vary widely based on the quality of the store mgr (many who were great!). Great emphasis on the open door policy which works well most of the time. Overall better than they get credit for.

    Cons

    Execs are way off base about how things really happen in the stores - mostly because of the expected dog and pony shows when they do actually visit. Also they are so focused on keeping prices (and therefore expenses) low, that stores are chronically understaffed which leads to messy stores, out of stock items, little customer assistance, and the ubiquitous wait in line to check out. Now that I'm no longer w/ the company (downsized), I rarely shop there because it's frustrating to see these issues still not solved. Low prices, if that is what you really care about, this is the place to go, but you get a minimum experience as a customer and often as an employee, too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please loosen the choke hold on % to sales to labor costs ... the investment would more than pay for itself if the store level managers had enough employees (and thus, time) to really train and develop your people. One other thing, to really solve store level operating issues, ask and truly listen to what your experienced employees tell you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Senior systems programmer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    Great potential for vertical movement within the company. Casual business wear.

    Cons

    Work hours are 45 mandatory.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company Overall

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Altoona, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Altoona, PA

    I worked at Walmart full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay and benefits, good company culture, good employer as long as you perform in the job, steady employment with honest evaluations and feedback, a lot of advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    work-life balance is hard with a young family, holiday work, 3rd shift rotations, some associates can lack professionalism and makes some days feel like you are in high school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow the managers to have control at the store level again, less centralized control , allow managers to manage.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    Great first job to work. Friendly environment.Supervisors try to move you on.

    Cons

    Not enough of employees. Need more!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Highest pay for retail managers

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    higher pay
    good benefits
    excellent rotation for days off
    good work life balance

    Cons

    hard work
    tough clientele
    bad reputation
    hard to staff good quality help

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Richardson, TX

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

    Pros

    freindly and kind people, training on the Job is very good

    Cons

    not sure what exactly as I have not identified any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up, Good communication line

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