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June 23, 2019

Pros

Great pay, easy work, amazing maternity leave, good insurance.

Cons

Management teams do not communicate well. Bonuses are bad now for anyone with more than two points. When they add benefits they take away a lot too.

Great pay, easy work, amazing maternity leave, good insurance.

June 23, 2019

Reviewed by: Sales Associate in United States (Current Employee)

November 1, 2018

Pros

Walmart Academies is an immersive training program that is tied to a working supercenter, allowing associates to receive both classroom and sales floor training in advanced retail skills and soft skills like leadership, communications and change management. As of spring 2018, our nearly 200 Academies nationwide have trained more than 500,000 associates. Pathways is a comprehensive training program that will create clear career paths from entry-level positions to jobs with more responsibility and higher pay. In Walmart’s fiscal year 2018, we promoted more than 230,000 people to higher-paying jobs with increased responsibility. More than 75% of our salaried store management teams started as hourly associates. Store managers, on average, earn $170,000 annually and manage and help mentor 300 associates. Full- and part-time associates are eligible for quarterly bonuses based on store performance. In Walmart’s fiscal year 2018, associates earned more than $625 million in bonuses.

Cons

Maternity: The enhanced maternity benefit supports birth moms with up to 10 weeks of protected paid time away from work. Birth mothers can take up to 10 weeks of protected paid maternity leave. They’ll receive 100% of their pay, based on their average weekly wages. They can use the new parental benefit (see below) for an additional six weeks, for a total of 16 weeks of protected paid leave for birth mothers. Parental: The parental benefit supports associates who become a parent through a birth, adoption or foster-care placement, with up to six weeks of protected paid time away from work. It's available to associates in all states, including California, Oregon and other paid parental leave states. The parental benefit is for new legal parents, guardians and foster parents only. New parents can take up to six weeks of protected paid parental leave. The associate’s time away needs to be continuous, meaning they take it all at once. The associate can use their parental benefit at any point in the 12 months following the date they became a new parent through a birth, adoption or foster-care placement. Salaried associates may also be able to use the two-week family care pay program to cover the time they care for a spouse or dependent who has an eligible medical condition. Associates receive 100% of their pay, based on their average weekly wages. Adoption: This benefit pays associates back, up to $5,000, for expenses related to

Maternity: The enhanced maternity benefit supports birth moms with up to 10 weeks of protected paid time away from work.

November 1, 2018

March 29, 2020

Pros

Paid maternity leave, generous attendance policy, good hours, fair compensation

Cons

Customers treat you badly, Policies and procedures aren’t upheld,

Advice to Management

When you tell an associate you’re going to help them or resolve and issue, make sure you do it as soon as possible.

Paid maternity leave, generous attendance policy, good hours, fair compensation

March 29, 2020

Reviewed by: Electronics Sales Associate in Gaylord, MI (Former Employee)

December 10, 2018

Pros

Advancement opportunities. Company 401k match of 6% as of 12/2018. Large variety of types of job paths to follow. Decent bonus structure for salaried management. Good maternity leave time off for salaried management.

Cons

Not a place for people that have varying opinions outside of higher management. Poor work/life balance. Unrealistic expectations. Easy to get discouraged when you walk into a constant mess every single day and are expected to fix it. Micromanaging from your store manager if they can't handle delegating.

Advice to Management

Listen to your long term management team when they express concerns about future, imminent issues. If you want to micromanage and handle everything yourself, why bother even having a management team in place? Don't just use them as a fall guy when things fail because you neglected to communicate.

Good maternity leave time off for salaried management.

December 10, 2018

Reviewed by: Assistant Manager in United States (Current Employee)

October 18, 2020

Pros

Great maternity leave, protected paid time off

Cons

Pay, lack of accountability for some associates

Great maternity leave, protected paid time off

October 18, 2020

Reviewed by: ECommerce Personal Shopper in United States (Current Employee)

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