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Walmart Reviews in Wisconsin

Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
8,782 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 73 reviews)


Cons
  • With new schedule your Work/life balance is very poor with very little weekends off (in 173 reviews)

  • Do not want to provide full time which allows them to not provide health insurance (in 362 reviews)

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  1.  

    A lot Different

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Racine, WI
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Racine, WI

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

    Pros

    Decent culture lots of different people to get to know, Lots of responsibility.

    Cons

    To much work in the time you have available lots of late nights

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the 3 on 3 off schedule

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

    overall positive

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - TLE Support Technician in New Richmond, WI
    Former Employee - TLE Support Technician in New Richmond, WI

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

    Pros

    plenty of things to do. easy work. good starting point.

    Cons

    employees did not have a voice. christmas music was left on in the TLE area for 4 months prior to christmas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Clean up

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier Associate in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Cashier Associate in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Some of the cashiers are nice and professional.

    Cons

    Cashier Managers unprofessional. Cashier managers need to communicate with each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retrain some of the management, terminate the others.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Walmart is decent for part-time work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Antigo, WI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Antigo, WI

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

    Pros

    Hired slightly above minimum wage. Flexible scheduling. Nice staff and management. Lots of different benefits, if needed. Close to home. Reasonable hours. Light and easy work for the pay. Opportunity for advancement if you are willing to move to different stores far from home or wait it out until someone leaves you local store.

    Cons

    Management is overworked and given unreasonable expectations, which ends up affecting the lower staff. I ended up quitting because they were inflexible to changing around my schedule to fit my needs - which were clearly expressed when I was hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you have a good, hard-working, reliable employee - who doesn't want to quit but it comes down to a schedule that could be easily changed - try to find them something to accommodate their schedule.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Never again

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier Associate in Sheboygan, WI
    Former Employee - Cashier Associate in Sheboygan, WI

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

    Pros

    The people you work with.

    Cons

    Eeverything else about the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    enjoy what i do but has bad times like anywhere else

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inventory Control Specialist in Marinette, WI
    Current Employee - Inventory Control Specialist in Marinette, WI

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

    Pros

    always kept busy
    bonus after third quarter hired(second if hired at right time)
    10% discount after (90 days i think)
    enjoy the group i work with
    opportunities for advancement
    yearly review(normally leads to a 40 cent raise as long as no screw ups)
    strict about safety
    work around school schedule(college and high school)
    if not a people person can work in backroom
    if backroom get paid a little more than sales floor associates
    if people person then plenty of people coming and going in the store
    Healthcare(if you stick it out for 2 years or 1 if you get hired at right time)
    41k
    great benefits for not having to have a degree

    Cons

    varying schedule(but can ask for exceptions witch are curtain days and hours to have off)
    had a hint of not much value on if you have a degree even in the higher up management positions(I guess a plus if you don't have a degree)at least according to there yearly grass roots meeting and survey.(which survey is a joke)
    not much room for overtime.(exception around black Friday to news year)
    strict about hrs(they pay by minute so if over they want you to cut time by taking longer lunches to equal scheduled hrs)
    hr lunch can be to long
    minimum wage job
    some days too much pressure for deadlines(at least in backroom and department managers not sure about cashiers stock men and sales floor people since i don't see them in back room often)
    most have trouble keeping full time schedule at beginning of the year(exception backroom and management)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    No One Cares

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Lake Geneva, WI
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Lake Geneva, WI

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

    Pros

    They provided me with all of the hours I needed to not survive on the payscale they provided.

    Cons

    The Management absolutely was the worst. They promise the world and never deliver. The management there never helped anyone but themselves and left everyone hanging for chances of promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CHANGE ALL OF YOU...the managers you have now are disrespectful, not courteous, and treat their employees poorly. You need to all go and start a new with people that actually care about their jobs and give others a chance. Your whole place is dependent on how much of a sycophant you can be to get ahead; not based on your work ethic and integrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent managers and co-workers, awful corporation

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Oshkosh, WI
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Oshkosh, WI

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

    Pros

    The managers who aren't incompetent are willing to work with you with scheduling and be flexible. Otherwise there isn't much good about the experience of working there other than the co-workers. If you find a good store and you like the people the job can become a lot more enjoyable. Benefits are better than some of my friends' who have better jobs, but you pay through the nose for the decent packages.

    Cons

    The anti-union sentiment is strong and nauseating. Some managers are merely idiots that somehow were promoted because of time served. The pay is crappy, but it coincides with the mind-numbing ease of the work. That's not to say there isn't a lot of work, there is.

    Every department is horribly understaffed and the customers notice. So while you're trying to ease the burden of tomorrow by knocking things off your to-do list today, you have customers ranting and yelling that the shelves are empty and there is no one there to help them and blaming you for the situation. Being verbally abused by strangers while you're dripping with sweat from effort just isn't fun. Not to mention those self-same customers are the ones that make an enormous mess (usually to conceal their theft) so you spend half your shift playing maid for the customers that shop at Walmart for the prices but don't respect it (can you blame them? It's Walmart.) Lack of staffing is a result of corporate greed and the fact that they just don't care about their employees, only their bottom line.

    Because areas are understaffed, you constantly have to bounce around and help other areas. Which would be fine, if you weren't also expected to still get all your other work done by management, who live in constant fear of visits from higher-ups. These visits take place every couple weeks, so harried zoning and hiding of messes becomes a regular thing.

    Also the way they treated my pregnant co-workers is abysmal. Ankles swollen to the size of bowling balls? Better have an FMLA form filled out by your doctor and make sure Sedgewick (the company they've contracted their LOA and FMLA approval and regulation out to) gets the appropriate paperwork and approves it before you take an extra break to rest your feet (even though you can't walk.

    Bottom line: stay away if you can help it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff your stores appropriately and increase pay. Give up the anti-union diatribe.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    It's nice work depending on the manager.

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    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    The benefits are good. If you have a decent team of managers on the floor, the night goes smoothly as everyone stays productive and informed.

    Cons

    The amount of work done needed in a short time with an understaffed team was very unrealistic. Some managers understood, while some did not and will give anyone a hard time for it. In fact, giving us a hard time unnecessarily in turn took time away from the little time we had. Little pay for such hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walmart should stop cutting costs and employ a team of competent individuals instead of dealing with anyone who can pass a drug tests just to put bodies on the floor. Sure, for the low pay, everyone deserves a chance, but later, these associates become detriments rather than benefits to the team. Also, management should learn to be more understanding and careful with speech.

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

    Poor work/life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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

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