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Walmart Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
9,019 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.  

    family environment surrounded by understanding people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier Associate in Aberdeen, SD
    Former Employee - Cashier Associate in Aberdeen, SD

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

    Pros

    As a cashier, they start you at a few dollars above minimum and I got a 10 cent raise after six months. They are extremely flexible with hours and scheduling. Great high school and college job.

    Cons

    Just be very specific about your availability. As long as you're specific, you get what you want.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very Unusual and non desirable Place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Manager- Walmart in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Department Manager- Walmart in Vancouver, WA

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

    Pros

    Requires very little experience or brain power.
    Managers can be good if you kiss their butts, but can be very hostile if they don't like you or are
    wrong color or sex.

    Cons

    Extremely low salary.
    Bad working conditions
    Training that looks more like propaganda and indoctrination
    Mistreatment of some employee
    Good managers stuck in a very bad environment
    Environment encourages cut throat activities by staff
    No real room for advancement unless cut throat activities are used
    Company tries to control social media and community activities of staff
    Managers can be very hard to get along with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember you are human and you started off at the bottom once.
    Treat people with RESPECT and it will come back to you doubled!
    Your best and most talented employees will not look like or act like you think and feel.
    Promoting lots of white women who may be bigoted and prejudiced does not equate to a commitment to diversity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Horrid.

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

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

    Pros

    Nice people working on your same level of pay. Flexible hrs.

    Cons

    Management will often take away from your bonus in order for their bonus to be protected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    as long as you have open availability you only need to work there about 2 wks and need no knowledge of anything in the store to move up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Fair , chances for promotion

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

    I worked at Walmart

    Pros

    large company and if you are willing to work hard there are a lot of management training and promotion opportunities

    Cons

    Wages are low and hours can be long at holidays

  6.  

    Assistant manager more cons then pros

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Walmart had strong culture of employees working with associates if you work on thanksgiving you get a 20% discount around Christmas

    Cons

    Where do I begin not enough associates for the customers also not enough associates to finish the 4 page of note from Co manager or store manager. Also you have managers who steal from charity's and ask for your money and never received it back. ..Also associates getting paid 7 hr work over 50 hr weeks for one week then told by management to cut hours next week less then 40 so they don't get paid for over time horrible. The company as whole is greedy and customer service is horrible due to the fact of employees moral also not enough associates for the customer base. Check outs are always backed up some managers don't know how to run register horrible customer service I'm filling out apps as we speak

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unionize walmart so associates can get paid better wages also proper benefits and discounts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Low wage more work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Richardson, TX

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    Nothing good you work hard busting your balls but they don't appreciate

    Cons

    Too many work but low payment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really regret to work here I feel like they use me

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    So far so good! Everyone has been great!

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

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    Everything you read about being forced to work off the clock, bad working conditions etc, I have found to be untrue. They have made it quite clear that you do NOT work off the clock. The break room is clean, the store is clean etc. Managers are great. Times you want to work are accommodated as best they can.

    Cons

    Standing for long periods but you are given a lot of breaks so it helps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    So far everyone has been great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Unfair company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Marietta, GA

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

    Pros

    No pros they all suck and they basically take your life away

    Cons

    Overwork
    Low pay
    No set off days
    No quick benefits
    No overtime

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good benefits, but terrible place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Granite City, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Granite City, IL

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

    Pros

    The benefits are fairly good. I can get medical coverage without a co-pay.

    Cons

    Stress, people being pulled to other areas for "customer satisfaction," poor communication, a lack of professionalism, the clientele, unequally applied punishments, no over-time, working over-nights, working EVERY holiday, no importance on life balance, scheduled hours are an illusion (you'll work much more if you're salary), calling you in on days off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat salary management as well as you treat hourly associates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    You can advance as far as you want to go

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Receiving Associate in Waterford, CT
    Current Employee - Receiving Associate in Waterford, CT

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

    Pros

    -You can advance as far as you want to go
    -Always making more than the minimum wage
    -Bonus + Holiday Pay
    -Full-time hours
    -Company works with your schedule
    -Great and friendly staff
    -Management cares about you if you're a hard worker
    -Benefits for those who need it
    -Safe work environment

    Cons

    -No communication among management and our shifts
    -Work politics
    -Few opportunities to advance because no one wants to leave

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Communicate more
    -Share the wealth!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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