Walmart Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
8,064 Reviews
2.9
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are opportunities for advancement for those who show initiative (in 68 reviews)

  • Lot of room for advancement up to the salary level, nice schedule for management (in 64 reviews)


Cons
  • With new schedule your Work/life balance is very poor with very little weekends off (in 122 reviews)

  • Within the next five years there will only be salary full time positions available (in 304 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Company Culture is great on paper. Execution of culture is poor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Stability and pay are a plus.

    Cons

    Extremely political once you get to a certain level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open and honest

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    walmart

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Keeps you busy time flies

    Cons

    Make you do everything a person can possibly do without a certificate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communicate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great job depending upon the manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Oviedo, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Oviedo, FL

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

    Pros

    Benefits are better than my current local government job, much better heath care, dental and even 401k beats my pension.

    Cons

    Revolving door of management makes routine and expectations vary year to year and high turn over of employees can hurt store moral.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create consistency in expectations and stop rotating managerial shifts (daytime/nighttime) and stop transferring managers from store to store.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good pay, a lot of hours.

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    Current Employee - Metro Assistant Manager  in  Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Metro Assistant Manager in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at Walmart full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Tremendous growth potential if interested.

    Cons

    Not a very good work/home balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Four years and I wish I were still there

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Walmart part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    My absolute favorite part of Walmart is the coworkers. I've never worked with a better group of people. Lunches were a blast because there was always someone fun to sit with. I'm somewhere else and I miss my Walmart folks beyond belief.

    My Walmart was fantastic and understanding about my school schedule.

    Good hours. I never had to worry I wasn't getting enough.

    Cons

    I got good hours, yeah, but at the expense of more associates. I often felt overworked and frustrated with that.

    Loopy policies- their policies are all over the place. One day it's this and the next it's that and the next week it's back to the original policy.

    Lack of staff meant I did so many things across the store, which wouldn't be a problem except my managers thought I could spend from 4PM-9PM and STILL get everything else done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let assistant managers and ZSs have more flexibility! They know what goes on in each department, not the co and store managers that have so much other stuff going on.

    Hire more associates per store. For real.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Poor work/life balance

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Green Bay, WI

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

    Pros

    Room for advancement, always working to stay ahead of the curve.

    Cons

    No work/life balance.....4 days on two 12-10 two 8-6 and two days off. No real family life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GO BACK TO 3 ON 3 OFF

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Outstanding

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Report Analyst  in  Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Human Resources Report Analyst in Bentonville, AR

    I have been working at Walmart full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good people, many oppurtunities to work at various positions within the company

    Cons

    due to the scale of the company where all the data comes from

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not bad working at Walmart

    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier  in  Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Lawrence, KS

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

    Pros

    The working environment is friendly.

    Cons

    The pay is not enough.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    it has been ok

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    Current Employee - ICS Associate  in  Payson, UT
    Current Employee - ICS Associate in Payson, UT

    I have been working at Walmart full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    easy job, not a lot of responsibility,

    Cons

    low Pay hard to move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    talk with you associates, treat them the same as you treat other members of managment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    ok

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    Current Employee - Market Manager
    Current Employee - Market Manager

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

    Pros

    salary, different types of positions

    Cons

    very hard to break into the inner circle, not open to outsiders, unless you have been with the company more than 20 years your service doesn't matter. Very political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look at people as individuals not a diveristy. listen to what all people have to say before passing judgements.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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