Walmart Reviews

Updated March 29, 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. 1 person found this helpful

    The Wal-Mart Experience.

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    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    Good Health Benefits, Good 401k.

    Cons

    Rude Customers. Must have good customer service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Not as bad as people assume, but some stores definitely need to bring their game up to standard.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Morrisville, NC

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    In my first store: good pay, good and regular/consistent hours, friendly people
    In my second store (transfer): ...

    Overall: there is a lot of opportunity for growth and advancement, if a person truly wants it.

    Cons

    In my first store: no issues, except that upper management needs to do a little better in the training of their lower-level managers
    In my second store: no communication, no training, no support; they "forget" to put you on the schedule for an entire week, or they refuse to work around an already-set schedule; they have promised things they never delivered on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In my first store, everyone was very laid back, they could greet every employee by name, and there was very little drama. This was at a Neighborhood Market in Morrisville, NC. I loved my Walmart family there, and I wish I'd never had to leave them. The store I transferred to in TN is awful; no one is accountable for anything, there is no support from management, and employees practically get away with murder. There are too many levels of management, too many hoops to jump through to get anything done. My advice is to follow the model of the NHM, in Morrisville in particular, much closer than is being done now. Everything was easily accomplished, and without all the extra levels of management there were much fewer wires to get crossed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Back room lead

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    Current Employee - Inventory Supervisor in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Inventory Supervisor in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Great associates and team work

    Cons

    Management rush work, not proper equipment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect associates that have done the job for a while and know the routine.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 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
  6. Walmart

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, potential for good money

    Cons

    Some micro managing other than that, nothing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micro managing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. I quite enjoyed my time as a Walmart employee, since I was part of the Electronics department.

    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate

    I worked at Walmart part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I got to learn a lot about electronic retail, and I really liked interacting with customers and other coworkers.

    Cons

    Sometimes shifts became a bit dull when there were few customers heading to the area, but it wasn't too bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the affordable pricing and the good deals on movies, TV shows, and games.

  8. SC certified Pharmacy Technician

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    Former Employee - State Certified Pharmacy Technician in Travelers Rest, SC
    Former Employee - State Certified Pharmacy Technician in Travelers Rest, SC

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

    Pros

    meeting new people, hearing their stories, helping patients

    Cons

    older patients, sometimes die. to much micro-management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're doing a great job! Keep up the good work (:

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. In general, the company does not seem to care about their employees whatsoever. Didn't feel welcomed coming into work.

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Cashier in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at Walmart

    Pros

    Pay above minimum wage is about it.

    Cons

    Working with general public, not satisfied with managements ways of teaching important skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Assistant manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Yakima, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Yakima, WA

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

    Pros

    Good health care and Benifits

    Cons

    Long hours, short days off, on call 24/7 hard to promote. Low income vs other companies. Unrealistic job expectations. Leaders that don't help you promote or do near the work you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay assistants more. Paying co managers to have 7-4 positions running assistants to the ground does not generate good work. Synergy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. Good Company

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    Former Employee - Clerk in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Clerk in Little Rock, AR

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

    Pros

    people, work environment, benefits, pay, time off policy

    Cons

    can not think of any cons for this employer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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