Walmart Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 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.  

    Wal-Mart, like any other company, has it's up's and it's down's.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Photo Lab Technician  in  Parker, CO
    Former Employee - Photo Lab Technician in Parker, CO

    I worked at Walmart full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get a pretty decent employee discount in card form. And it's okay to share that discount with close family relatives i.e. spouse, mother, father, children.

    Cons

    I was lied to many of times by this company. When I was first hied I was told that I would be allowed a raise. However, they changed the "rules" a week prior to my evaluation and I got NO raise. When I was hired I had a tongue piercing. I was told that I was allowed to have a clear ring, but again they changed that a few months later and I was written up. I was scolded in front of customers by managers. Worst of all I was told I had FMLA for my pregnancy, was denied 3 months later and written up for my tardies & such.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe management should keep their word, stop fibbing to their employees. Communication is a big problem between management. No one talks to one another and thus nothing gets done correctly and people get scolded for things that shouldn't be their responsibility or fault!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not Bad, except the pay

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    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    - Nice people to work with
    - Meet a few nice customers
    - Good for people with HS Diploma
    - Good for people who are old and less skilled
    -Easy for old people

    Cons

    - Meet some mean customers
    - Come across some mean manager
    - Low pay, but that is expected, so no complains here, unless you have a family.
    -Cashier pose no challenge at all. It is just mindless repetition. Get ready to hear the register beeping in your sleeps.

    One time I was sick and asked my manager if I would go home, they decline my request. I was puking in front of customers before they decided to let me leave.

    Being young and working here is a bad idea! They will make you push carts, clean the bathroom, clean the parking lot, or even make you the janitor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ease up on the strictness. If say they are sick, then let them go home!

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

    It was very interesting and informative.

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    Former Employee - Cashier Associate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Cashier Associate in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Walmart full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I love the team work that they have. Very helpful workers.

    Cons

    The store is 24hrs so its always customers there when I was stocking the sheves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It could be a better way to deal with the back room and over stock.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    pharmacy manager

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician  in  Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Richmond, CA

    I worked at Walmart full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I like the fact that they pay weekly, and the hours of operation are really good, and the fact that you can get your checks cashed, grocery shop, by clothing, and other things all in one, the price for your items are great, and there is always good sales, for the whole family, and as a former employee, their are some really nice people that worked there. I enjoyed the fact that could come to work, and do my shopping right there, after my shift.

    Cons

    My only concern is the pharmacist that works over in, the Richmind Walmart, he doesn't know how to talk to people, he has away of making a person very uncomfortable, to me he has know people skills, he is a very smart at knowing medicine, but while I was there I had received many complaints form the customers, and the people that he work with had issues with him,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    he needs to be trained in management skills, he has NONE,

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

    Working here was certainly a learning experience.

    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier  in  Palmdale, CA
    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Palmdale, CA

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

    Pros

    My fellow associates were very friendly, and my managers were very supportive. The benefits were decent, and the job itself was very easy.

    Cons

    The cons were mainly customers and the managers who seemed "out to get you" if they didn't like you they could ruin your career, and it's the same case with customers.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Lots of opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The company has plenty of opportunities for you to try different things. I have seen lots of associates got promoted within the organisation. Many people got rotation every 18 months.

    Cons

    As one of the largest company in the world, it's a very complex organisation. Many decisions need to get aligned within the organisation before execution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to associates. Simplify the process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fun place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walmart full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work, people are nice and easy going, and you must work hard for standing out

    Cons

    sometimes you will feel boring over what you are doing, and it is a disaster to work during the late night

  9.  

    ok

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    Current Employee - Dairy/Frozen Associate  in  Lanoka Harbor, NJ
    Current Employee - Dairy/Frozen Associate in Lanoka Harbor, NJ

    I have been working at Walmart for more than a year

    Pros

    Alot of hours, ok pay, other places pay more

    Cons

    Terrible managers, over load of work, just a number, always "coach " you for dumb things like wrong color shirt. Always gave me a hard time with taking off, had my prom to go to and they almost wouldnt give me off, like what bull it that haha.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being nasty just because I am an associate I'm not just a number.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Receiving Associate  in  Georgetown, DE
    Current Employee - Receiving Associate in Georgetown, DE

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

    Pros

    Good work environment and friendly staff

    Cons

    Night shift is not ending

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It has its ups and its downs

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    Current Employee - Inventory Supervisor  in  Spartanburg, SC
    Current Employee - Inventory Supervisor in Spartanburg, SC

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

    Pros

    Some of the people you work with are the best and there isn't a reason to ever be bored because there is always something to do.

    Cons

    Management is not always on the same page and some of the people hired shouldn't be allowed to work.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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