Walmart Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
8,478 Reviews
2.8
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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. 3 people found this helpful  

    I work at the walmart distribution center as an unloader processor and I love it!

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    Current Employee - Unloader Processor in Williamsburg, VA
    Current Employee - Unloader Processor in Williamsburg, VA

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

    Pros

    great pay. great benefits. no experience necessary, they train you, then give you a useful trade, and a license to use the forklift.
    pays more than any of my other jobs. plus after the months and then every 6 months for the first 2 years, you get a pay increase. you go from 16.45 to 19.50 after 2 and a half years.

    i was willing to do any job just to get my foot in the door. but luckily i got one of the easier ones here. they do have jobs here in this warehouse that lifts and loads boxes andshipments by hand ALLL day. but as an unloader processor on the sams side, im not rerquired to lift anything by hand. I do all the lifting with the forklift! I love it.
    They also teach you how to use the forklift for the first time.
    They train you for 8 weeks. And you have weeks during training to mess up without the fear of getting in trouble.
    Everybody is very friendly and supportive.
    you dont have to deal with customers!! thats one of the best parts! I came from a call center, so all day i had to listen to complaining customers and I had to kiss butt. here i have my forklift, im left alone, i do my job. i dont really have to deal with people. i dont have to sell anything. i just take that forklift, lift things out the truck, set it down in the building then go back in until i get the rest. i do that all day. very easy. I get paid good money for this!
    If youre lucky enough to get a call back, definitely take it and be grateful. so many would do anything to get their foot in the door.

    Cons

    its hot in the warehouse at night

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    thank you for being so supportive. for the great training. for making me feel like you were looking to actually see me succeed and not just there to boss me around

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great Place To Work!

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    • 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
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Corporations are corporations, not people.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot of great tools and techniques in a leadership role, and was rewarded with promotions for my performance - WM has some great people at the hourly level that are very versed in the retail environment... but they are about to become extinct.

    Cons

    As with any corporation, WM continuously tries to paint a human face on the business... they donate a large sum of money to organizations and local communities, but despite the massive amount of profit that the retail giant reports each year, they continue to shave expenses at the real expense of the hourly level workers... taking the small amount of tangible benefits that they offer, and cutting them - further contributing to the separation of social and economic class that the US has been experiencing since the late 50's and the demise of US manufacturing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    WM... you say "Save Money, Live Better." Why don't you show your hourly associates (you know, your people that make a difference) some courtesy and restore some of the many benefits you have so wrongly taken away - its time for the folks that make a difference to be paid a true living wage as you continue to jack prices up higher alongside your competitors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company Overall

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    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
  8.  

    Horrible place to work, verbally abusive managers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    It is a stable job

    Cons

    Incredibly long hours on your feet, verbally abusive manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unrealistic expectations, along with verbal abuse. Assistant managers shouldn't be treated this way to run your buildings

  9.  

    Wal-Mart

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Oswego, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Oswego, IL

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

    Pros

    Good Compensation. Great opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Flux hours and schedules. Little to none work life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Highest pay for retail managers

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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.  

    Liked working there because the interacrion with people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    Get to see /deal with a lot of people

    Cons

    Some customers can really be trying the patience

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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