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Walmart Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
9,011 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. 7 people found this helpful  

    The customer is always right service with mediocre pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Retail and customer service experience, if you work full time there are benefits and decent vacation time after a year, there are quarterly bonuses depending on how well the store does. My particular store has a really fantastic group of associates to work with

    Cons

    Dealing with customers that come into the store with the attitude that they are better than Walmart. Dealing with management that can treat you like dirt under their feet. The pay for what you deal with is embarrassing. You have to be fairly buddy-buddy with management to move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make your associates feel like they're ruining your day for asking you to do YOUR job. This is becoming the nail in the coffin for me with this job. Also, get on the same page with your other managers. It's frustrating when you've been told to tell customers one thing, then when they get mad, management decides to go against established policy to make the customer happy. These nasty and irate customers are almost never regulars, and we have no reason to bend the rules for people who are probably just manipulating to get a freebie.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Love it

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

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    Great pay and hours, insurance, deferred holiday so you can use at your convenience

    Cons

    Can be very noisy, but you get used to it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Hourly Associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    Walmart is a company that will take good care of you if you put in initiative and take pride in what you do. There is so much room to grow inside the store and abroad. Walmart promotes its people to higher positions in as little as 6 months to people who deserve it. Again, initiative and pride.

    Cons

    For hourly associates (non-salary), we face hour cuts to meet business need. The cuts don't last very long, but that doesn't make it hurt any less. As with any retailer, the Holiday Season is always a challenge due to high customer volume and demand. Your time is precious and you spend a lot of it at work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people. Talk to your people. Guide your people. They are on the Front Lines for you.

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  5.  

    I learned a lot about managing in a large retail corporation up to loss prevention and being in the red or the Black.

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

    I worked at Walmart

    Pros

    Benefits and closeness of the company

    Cons

    Difficult to get upper management to have your back when dealing with difficult employees. Difficult to advance, not impossible but difficult. inability to discuss and trust immediate superiors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop making it so difficult for you 1st level managers and they will get more from everyone down. Increase salaries a little more frequently.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Its a paycheck I like my job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Backup Customer Service Manager in Idaho Falls, ID
    Current Employee - Cashier/Backup Customer Service Manager in Idaho Falls, ID

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    The pay isnt the worst some friendly associates and Customers

    Cons

    every thing else drives me crazy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up care for your associates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    A very good place to intern.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Walmart as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    It was nice fast paced environment. Very good management experience. Training was very good and it was a lenient environment.

    Cons

    Leadership was sometimes very scattered and had different people giving different directions at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great for a college student!

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

    I worked at Walmart

    Pros

    Didn't mind that my schedule would only allow me to work 3 days a week (the weekend), training was great, managers were nice, helpful, and understanding.

    Cons

    The store was open 24 hours and when I would get off later than usual the night time manager would make me work late because her "crew" was never on time.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Teen job... not a career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Stafford, TX
    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Stafford, TX

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    Good hours around holidays , employees and some discount.

    Cons

    No breaks, rude managers , low compensation. No benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have competitive pay, and better chances to advance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Place to Work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walmart

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great health benefits. Stock options

    Cons

    Sexual harassment on the rise. Weird boss. Didn't like the customers

  11.  

    Loved it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tarboro, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tarboro, NC

    I worked at Walmart

    Pros

    had a chance to work many different departments, fun place never bored

    Cons

    workers are so moody and full of drama

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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