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Walmart Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
10,036 Reviews
2.9
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    No work life balance at all

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    You ARE expendable.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Manager- Walmart in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Department Manager- Walmart in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Walmart

    Pros

    Gives you a place to bury your head in the sand and just enough money to get there and back between paychecks. IF you can manage to stick around long enough, the benefits are decent

    Cons

    The company, in the 5 years I worked for them, seemed to adopt an unwritten and unspoken policy of downsizing associates at the bottom without downsizing output expectations or increasing pay. In other words it's as though they would take an area which normally required 5 people to run, move or fire 2 of them and tell the remaining 3 to pick up the slack.
    Experiment: the next 3 times you enter a Wal-Mart, preferably 3 different ones at 3 different times of day, count how many registers there are, then count how many cashiers are available to work those registers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourself so the store can afford to pay more people that actually help customers. If you feel this is not going to be a suitable option, try staying out on the sales floor or in the inventory areas for as much time as you expect your associates to. If you're not sweating with them, you don't deserve to manage over them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It was a great experience working in a retail environment, but I have warehouse experience I prefer the warehouse.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Coconut Creek, FL
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Coconut Creek, FL

    I worked at Walmart

    Pros

    Meet new people and enjoy work.

    Cons

    The company has no control over the stores.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there is not management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    challenging working environment and task are not for one person but it is assigned for one person

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Overnight Gm/Dry Grocery Stocker in Union City, CA
    Current Employee - Overnight Gm/Dry Grocery Stocker in Union City, CA

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    fun because of other associates that are working with you

    Cons

    the managers are brutal they will interrupt you every minute and will question you why you didnt finish your job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more conciderate and ask yourselves if you can do the task that are inhumanely assigned to your associates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Merchandise Supervisor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walmart

    Pros

    Employee Discount, Looks good on a resume,some room for advancement

    Cons

    Low Wages, Poor Scheduling, No Support`

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attentions to the wants and needs of your employees and customers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    disappointed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA

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

    Pros

    Green card sponsorship for H1B employees

    Cons

    don't spoil your career by joining this low tech company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No technology or result focus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very disappointed in the way management treats their employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reset Specialist in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Reset Specialist in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Co-workers were great to work with.

    Cons

    Over worked and under paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like human beings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    The absolute worst company and management to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in Woodstock, GA
    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in Woodstock, GA

    I worked at Walmart

    Pros

    None at all whatsoever nada

    Cons

    Low pay, no benefits, employees are treated like they are scum. Ran like a sweatshop! Cared absolutely nothing about customer service. Would drag you from department to department to do massive amounts of freight because they could never keep enough employees because of how they treated them. I was working in the electronics section overnight putting out pallets of freight, as well as trying to assist customers, I was actually told by the overnight manager to leave the customer and go to another section to put out freight!!! I love to stay busy and I am a very hard worker but they put enough work for 3 people on 1 person. They don't appreciate any hard work any of their employees do, they just treat them like scum. They offer no training whatsoever, just throw you from department to department. Not even so much as a telzon to work with, which is imperative to have! The management is the worst I've ever seen at any job in my life! I wouldn't suggest my worst enemy to work there!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire all overnight management with the exception of maybe two, interview all overnight employees, the little that you have left remaining that is and address their concerns because there are many and you will then know which managers should remain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Walmart = glass ceiling

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Waterdown, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Waterdown, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    discount
    friendly atmosphere (sometimes)
    good job for student

    Cons

    I have been working there for almost a year as a cashier. Sure, the job is easy and is good if you are a student, but there is no chances for promotion. If you are not 'buddy buddy' with the managers, then you will not even be looked at as a candidate to move up. Makes it even difficult when most of the CSMs are not very friendly because they are stressed out, or probably hate their jobs. Oh, and you never see the head manager for the front end department, but they are the ones that rate your performance at the end of the year. They don't know how hard I work, or what kind of things that I put up with, so its all based on favouritism. Also, cashiers are pushed to sell the Walmart master card, and I have heard that if you do not sell any theres no chance of moving up.

    So for these reasons above I see no point in trying my hardest, because I will not even get recognized for it as a cashier. I was looking at the employee of the month board and its a joke because cashiers are never put up there... i wonder why.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe if the CSMs were trained properly I could do my job a whole lot easier, and a system not based on favouritism would be nice. Also, stop overworking part time staffers. When I was working there during the summer I was only part time, but I was working close to 40 hrs per week. So I think you should pay more attention to your policies and not over work us, especially if we do not get full time benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Do NOT work for this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier/Department Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier/Department Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Walmart

    Pros

    there are no pros for this company

    Cons

    Management treats you like garbage
    you can get written up for any little thing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    managers need to treat their employees WITH respect.
    don't play favorites
    don't pressure your employees
    don't yell at your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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