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Walmart Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
9,586 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.  

    Micromanaging at its finest.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walmart full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay at the management and distribution levels. You learn how the biggest company in the world gets things done. They promote from within more than half the time.

    Cons

    Pay is decent, but not great for managers- especially considering the level of commitment they are expected to maintain. No middle managers or associates have any input. They promote people they like rather than people who know what they're doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to associate and middle management suggestions. Practice what you preach (the basic beliefs). The engagement survey is fraudulent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great atmospheric.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fresno, CA

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    I'm typing this because glass for is making me in order to view salaries

    Cons

    Makeup isle is always messy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up the dead hooked on isle 5

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cashier

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    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Ashland, OH
    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Ashland, OH

    I have been working at Walmart part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Being around the customers is great, I love a good challenge with a bunch of price matching and couponing. I loved watching over the self check out, making sure customers had a clear view on how to work the machines.

    Cons

    The only cons is that they do not accept doctors notes, and they really do not care how sick you are, a call off for any reason is counted against you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think management needs to be more friendly, and needs to get to know more of the on floor people. They kind of just walk around like we are their little peasants.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very exciting. Competitive. Customer service.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Walmart full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Providing Customers Service with all issue a t hand. Assisting employees with concerns of their job duties.

    Cons

    Promoting to better opportunities.lack of different job tools for training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assuring proper training skills to better enhance employees to be skillful at the job and title

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    OK right now but was and can be way better

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    Current Employee - Walmart Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Walmart Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    Pay is nice, most associates are awesome.

    Cons

    Co managers micromanage to much, besides the pay having a rotation of 3 on and 3 off was great but they have since changed it to 4 on and 2 off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your managers manage and don't micromanage everything.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Hard worker

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    Current Employee - Any Position in Altus, OK
    Current Employee - Any Position in Altus, OK

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    Good environment nice people a feel good job all around

    Cons

    Communicating I'm shy I think if I'm rushed I might mess up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be easy on applications

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It pays the bills.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deli Associate in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Deli Associate in Bakersfield, CA

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

    Pros

    Higher wage than any other store in my town. The associates I work with are nice. Schedule flexibility is good.

    Cons

    Supervisors are over worked with ridiculous expectations, especially for what they pay them!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get on the same team, have the same goal, don 't throw your employees under the bus for your short comings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Decent work environment. Bad communication.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Pocahontas, AR
    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Pocahontas, AR

    I have been working at Walmart part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The work wasn't too hard and the floor managers were good about being around to help out. The pay was okay for the area and for a temporary job it wasn't half bad.

    Cons

    I signed on for part-time. I wanted about twenty hours a week during the holiday season. That's what I agreed to when I started working. I never had less than 36 hours and there were a lot of people who were suppose to be full time who were complaining because they were only given around 25 hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you tell your employee something, follow through with it. You could really work on your scheduling as well as communication with your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    The company treated its employees well.

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Titusville, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Titusville, FL

    I worked at Walmart

    Pros

    You get a discount on their merchandise.

    Cons

    I don't think they pay is high unless your going corporate finance/law route, meaning cashiers and stockers don't make much more than minimum wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the cashiers well, stay positive, have patience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good pay in the distribution center. Hard on your body.

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    Former Employee - Shipping in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Shipping in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Walmart full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay. Attendance policy was reasonable. Paid days off was fair also. Matching up to 6% of 401k

    Cons

    Depending where you are at they will wear you out. certain seasons can make things really hard. Stacking Air Conditioners at about 800 an hour is never fun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    its different everywhere you go. Our DC GM was excellent, our coach was not very personable though.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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