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Walmart Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
9,019 Reviews
2.8
9,019 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.  

    Walmart is not what it seems.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincolnton, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincolnton, NC

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I Like the people i work with and love them like a family. Great place to meet new people and make a lot of new friends. Customers you to know really well and most comes in daily. You can learn a lot about people skills and leadership.

    Cons

    Managers takes things way to far by yelling and screaming at there associates. Not only that but also round other associates and customers.
       If you get to good at your job, they do everything in there power to keep you from moving up to a supervisor or moving to another department. Even if it cause you to have a write up so you cannot move anywhere.
       If you learn more of the store then your own department, They take you away your own job and having you do someone else job then yell at you cause you never got your own job done.
       They make you stay over your hours and then make you cut your hours at the end of the week so you can't get no overtime.
       None of the managers got communication with any other managers, they yell at you for doing something that another one told you do and then the one who told you to do it starts yelling at you for not doing it.
       If you use the open door policy on another managers, they find reasons to get you writing up or fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn communication skill with your associates instead of yelling and scream every time. Get on the same page with the other managers and it make every thing more simple and less stressful for everyone. Make the work place a little more fun then feeling like your in prison.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Discount Card

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

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    Discount card helps a lot.

    Cons

    No different than any other place

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place, good people

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

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

    Pros

    Let you work and study, managers work with your shcedule

    Cons

    A lot of competition for internal jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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.

  6.  

    Not so bad...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Greeley, CO
    Current Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Greeley, CO

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    Ability to transfer from store to store (I went from SC to OK to CO), great scholarship and volunteer benefits

    Cons

    Depending on the area, management can constantly be changing, sometimes promotions feel like set ups for failure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back up your employees, don't expect them to drop everything they have planned to come in and cover a shift, be sincere and show concern but at the same time know how to have a little fun

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  9.  

    It's a job!

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

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

    Pros

    Days usually go by quick from fast pace. Benefits. Pay is competitive but you are no kidding doing three peoples job.

    Cons

    Stress, it gets kind of crazy being short staffed. When you finally have a day with staffing they get pulled to other areas of store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more associates, if you need to fill 3 positions hire 6, half are not going to last. Spend more time on schedules.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    great work environment to be in

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

    I worked at Walmart

    Pros

    good work hours and very flexible hours

    Cons

    on feet all day for a minimum of eight hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need more support

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    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

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