Walmart Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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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. Lots of Changes

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Non-Metro Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Non-Metro Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    Great opportunity for advancement. The changes going forward should allow for many more qualified individuals to apply and work for the company.

    Cons

    "Work life balance." As an assistant I work 4 days on and two days off. More consistent scheduling for management. Hourly associates should never be paid more than salaried management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company has looked and decided that the department manager does a lot for the company. Lets look at the assistant manager as well. Otherwise, I am extremely excited to see what 2015 has in store for walmart.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Customer Service Manager

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager (CSM)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager (CSM)

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

    Pros

    I worked diligently for a year in my department, and an opportunity came to move up in my store, so I put in for it and was promoted. The opportunities are there, you just have to work hard for it. Opportunities are also there for raises, bonuses, etc. Decent pay, you can start above minimum wage, and new pay structure coming in April will also help.

    Cons

    Communication between management and supervisors/associates seems to be a major problem most of the time, no matter what the store size. Also lack of consistency seems to be a big problem with decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be on the sales floor more often to communicate with store associates. Also make store policies more clear to associates and customers.

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

    Decent steady work, small lack of management though.

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    Current Employee - Unloader Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Unloader Associate in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    As an unloader the work is pretty steady but the occasional bad days with call ins and huge truck loads, and also easy days of no truck days and helping out in other areas.

    Cons

    At my job there is a lack of management to actually see the laziness of some of the coworkers. Some who should be pulling more weight but are often found walking around acting like they are doing something when they're just talking and flirting with other co workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a closer eye on all workers. Being able to see who is a hard worker and who is actually hardly working would make a difference. Get on those who don't work and appreciate those who are.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. It's a great place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    Flexible schedules
    The culture is awesome

    Cons

    Benefits aren't the best but they are helpful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Management changes

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Manager/Hardlines Areas (9 Years) in Delaware, OH
    Former Employee - Department Manager/Hardlines Areas (9 Years) in Delaware, OH

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

    Pros

    Stable work hours for full-time positions.

    Cons

    management style varies by location, not all stores work in the same way

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate with associates, make sure all involved are working towards same goal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Great to work with everyone here No major issues or anything. Got promoted to manager within a year of working there

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    Current Employee - Walmart Assistant Manager in Des Plaines, IL
    Current Employee - Walmart Assistant Manager in Des Plaines, IL

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

    Pros

    People who help you when you are having issues, customers arent as demanding as other stores ive noticed. Lastly the pay is great compared

    Cons

    Sometimes there are cliques but you can overcome that, hard to shop there when you work there because everyone knows you, wishing for better pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am an assistant manager , my brief experience showed me that communication and teamwork are important as it is with any job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Don't be afraid of change.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    Walmart has taken the time to figure out the simplest ways to conduct retail tasks and has easy SOPs to complete those tasks.

    Cons

    Retail is detail and sometimes, associates do not have the time to focus on the details to ensure a pleasant customer experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow the SOPs and routines that are in place. They are there for a reason. When the front of the store has (your name here)-Mart on the front, change the processes, otherwise, run the programs and the store will run smoothly.

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

    Cashier

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    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Quincy, MA
    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Quincy, MA

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

    Pros

    Great starting pay for retail $10.00 and raises twice a year making $11.50 within a year.

    Cons

    Same floor mat used over and over by every cashier no fresh mats for next shift to stand on. My body ached after a shift from standing on one spot on a unless mat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change out mats with each shift and let each mat recover for 24 hours so it offers support for cashiers standing in one spot for their shift.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Wonderful experience overall.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    great staff. Unlimited possibilities for career advancement

    Cons

    You are required to have to work long hours as a manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate management team for working more than scheduled shifts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Real Estate Design Assistant in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Real Estate Design Assistant in Bentonville, AR

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

    Pros

    Excellent corporate culture. Wonderful community involvement. There are lots of benefits and opportunities available.

    Cons

    Unfortunately honesty is only highly valued if it's camouflaged in a happy attitude. I also found that being too good at your job is more apt to prevent advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open with the associates before making changes to allow for planning for the changes. Sam valued the ideas of ever associate, you should too.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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