Walmart Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
8,418 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 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.  

    great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Tyler, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Tyler, TX

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

    Pros

    great people, decent money and great growth potential

    Cons

    work-life balance, lots of customers know if they complain they will get things for free so you have to deal with a lot of people cussing you out

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Electronics Sales Supervisor

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

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    Walmart Discount 10% on any purchase except food and clearance

    Cons

    Bad managment, Less staffing compare to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managment team needs to be at same page

  3.  

    An experience to remember.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hilo, HI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hilo, HI

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot of aspects of retail and somewhat what it takes to run a big successful business. I recommend this job for those who has never had any work experience or needs a job while going to school.

    Cons

    there are a lot of changes that need to be made and sadly, many of the managers do not care to listen. There's not that much room for growth as the managers just move around instead of the other workers getting promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your workers...they know better.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Last Resort Job

    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Moulton, AL
    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Moulton, AL

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

    Pros

    You can always find a Walmart that's hiring. There's no excuse to say you can't find a job because Walmart will hire you.

    Cons

    I worked there 2 1/2 years and was only scheduled for 2 weekends off the entire time. The supervisor played favorites and was a literal slave driver.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit playing favorites when making work schedules.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Actual work experience does not matter.

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

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

    Pros

    It is full time work unlike some employers my friends work for. I do have health insurance, paid time off, and set days off.

    Cons

    Very little pay, annual raises are less than $1. Management is constantly changing so there is little consistency in policy enforcement. We are constantly understaffed and it is a revolving door of the staff we do have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to build relationships with your staff so they feel like they actually matter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Crappy place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Clarita, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Clarita, CA

    I have been working at Walmart part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get a pay check.

    Cons

    Managers play favorites. They also don't pay their employees enough for what they're expected to do. I've been there almost two years and am expected to handle almost everything in the store on a regular basis, only making minimum wage. Good luck trying to go to school while working here. Kept getting scheduled during times I said I'm not available and got told how "out of line" I am for having my availability anything less than full while working in retail, especially at a 24 hour store. "I might understand if you were helping a sick family member or something, but school isn't an excuse." Manager's words, not mine. Pretty much your only chances at getting a promotion are if you're in good with someone or if you get REALLY lucky. They give pay raises when you hit you're one year anniversary, but they're extremely small (as in, consider yourself lucky if you get more than 20 cents).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be attentive to your employees' needs and quit playing favorites.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Work Life Balance, Less Stress...Not!

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

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    Come to work and do what you are told to do, you will always have a job. All associates get some discounts, phone service, event tickets etc. When you first start. After 90 days, all PT and FT associates get their Discount Cards.

    Cons

    Focusing on the Customer, is what the company goal is, however most associates are so beat up by how rude customers coming in are, it is difficult at times to even smile at them, you never know if you are going to be yelled at or actually appreciated for wanting to do your job. If you are beat up by customers, Management seems to give customers the benefit of a doubt rather than their own associates. Very frustrating and demoralizing.

    Overworked, understaffed. Yet still wanting everything done that 2 or more people used to do. (Salaried Mgrs, Dept Mgrs, down to Sales Associates)

    On top of this, the company just had a benefits change this year. If you USED to be protected by a PT Grandfather clause, meaning less than 30 hrs, you still qualified for ins. Now you don't. However, they use your last years avg hours to figure this, many are losing their benefits, Health Ins that is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of just accepting the way it is, stand up for your associates, stop being overworked yourselves, so your associates can stop being overworked.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Harrisonburg, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Harrisonburg, VA

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to advance
    Meet great people
    Chance to travel to other stores
    Transfer of needed
    Challenge yourself in many areas

    Cons

    Management schedule change
    Stress that comes with any and all jobs
    Customers treat you badly when they have a bad day
    Customers think you are racist and judgemental when we follow policy
    Always changing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To the stores out there that don't treat there associates with respect, when u do they will do more for you. Get out there and help them out, they see you working then they will work with and for you. I am lucky that I am an assistant manager in a store where we respect all our associates. I treat them the I want to be treated. I get out there and get dirty with them. And I never tell I ask my associates if they can do a task or help me with a task. You will be surprised at what will happen if you just ask instead of telling or demanding.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not the best job, but I've had much worse.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Richmond, KY
    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Richmond, KY

    I have been working at Walmart part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This is a good job for someone who is in school and needs a job in the meantime. I was hired quickly and have been cross-trained in several areas - layaway, service desk, money center, electronics, jewelry, CSM), so many opportunities could possibly be opened up through that.

    Cons

    Management isn't the greatest. I've had to threaten to put in my two weeks in order to get changes made to my schedule if I wasn't getting the hours I needed (who can survive off 12 hours a week --working two days a week?). Though I was cross-trained in many different hours, I still only receive cashier pay, even when workers are needed in areas that would pay more and that I am trained it! It is difficult to survive on $8.05/hr (which I only received after being there for a year). Thank God for student loans!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not completely awful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Overnight Inventory Associate in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Overnight Inventory Associate in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are fairly decent for an entry-level job and they're quite affordable. Hours are fairly flexible and management seems reasonable and fair (at least at my store).

    Cons

    Overnight IMS associates are probably the most overworked out of all the associates, because we do 90% of the backroom work. As such, I wish the compensation was higher. Also, because there are typically two sets of third shift managers (one Shift Mgr and one Assistant on for 4 nights, then off 4 nights) you find that you'll get two different answers to every question you ask, depending on which set of managers you ask.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strongly consider raising your wages. If your own employees can't afford to buy the products you sell, then you have a problem. Also, make sure your management team is all on the same page with current policies, as it can be frustrating to do a certain task one way then find another manager wants it done in a different way.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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