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June 11, 2019

What is a typical working day like at Walmart?

Pros

Each work week is only 3-4 days depending on the shift, best salary for any warehouse position ive worked in, caring and attentive management, generous break schedule and PTO opportunities and nice employee lounge amenities

Cons

Long hours, warehouse temperature conditions

Each work week is only 3-4 days depending on the shift, best salary for any warehouse position ive worked in, caring and attentive management, generous break schedule and PTO opportunities and nice employee lounge amenities

June 11, 2019

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October 2, 2018

What are meetings like at Walmart?

Pros

- Usually flexible with your schedule - good work/life balance - Regular meetings to promote team atmosphere with other departments - Give out small awards for jobs well done/going above and beyond - Offers first aid training

Cons

- Revolving door of people both coworkers and management in all levels - Customers truly think they are above you as a walmart employee and can be horrible. This is also just a retail thing... - Starting to push their credit card and protection plans way too hard.

Advice to Management

Ease back on the hardsale tactics. It can turn away customers.

- Regular meetings to promote team atmosphere with other departments

October 2, 2018

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November 25, 2019

What is orientation like after being hired at Walmart?

Pros

Training was good and insightful.

Cons

On the job transitioning for a newbie was not well structured. Very little or no orientation.

Advice to Management

A lot more should be done to help new employees integrate

Very little or no orientation.

November 25, 2019

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January 17, 2019

What is it like working with clients or customers at Walmart?

Pros

Hour lunch, Discount card (not really)

Cons

Rude customers, Incompetent management, No work/life balance, Favoritism, Never any coverage, Fluctuating hours, Disrespect, Harassment, Overworked, Underpaid, No health insurance, Bullying from management, Bending the rules when it's convenient, Long lines with no help, Standing all day, Breaks and meals are never on time, Lack of communication, Unreliable and outdated equipment

Advice to Management

Stop changing schedules without notifying associates, you have three weeks in advance to figure it out before posting. Preventing associates from friendly chatter during non-peak hours creates a hostile work environment. Why have a store policy if you won't adhere to it? Stop bending the rules whenever you please, it makes the associate who actually follows them look like an idiot. Yelling at employees in front of customers is not ok. Allowing customers to openly disrespect associates and taking the customer's side before looking at the facts further alienates the associate. Don't promote a work/life balance workplace when you spread 28 hours over 5 days. Associates have lives outside of Walmart and shouldn't be expected to drop everything at once for the company. To further add, how do you expect associates to provide quality customer service when hours are routinely cut and they make less than a living wage all while customers and management belittle and look down on them? The cutting of hours will not help your operations whatsoever. Not only does it contribute to breaks and meals not taken on time, but your stores are already operating on the bare minimum, just take a look at the long lines that seem to be a common sight at every store. Lastly, the incompetence of those in charge is a serious issue that needs to be addressed. It seems like no one is ever on the same page thus leading to miscommunications and less than stellar job performances all around. Walmart needs to seriously rethink its business model and make the necessary changes, starting from the top.

Rude customers, Incompetent management, No work/life balance, Favoritism, Never any coverage, Fluctuating hours, Disrespect, Harassment, Overworked, Underpaid, No health insurance, Bullying from management, Bending the rules when it's convenient, Long lines with no help, Standing all day, Breaks and meals are never on time, Lack of communication, Unreliable and outdated equipment

January 17, 2019

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November 16, 2018

Does Walmart provide leads to sales teams?

Pros

Walmart was my first job straight out of college. I did so little work (which is also a con, see below) to the point that I was constantly taking 3 hour lunch breaks and grocery runs, and nobody bats an eye.

Cons

Omg where do I start? When I first joined as a programmer, they put on this team which worked on super old technologies and uses mainframes. I didn’t know anything about mainframes and had zero interest in learning it, so I did nothing for 6 months until I complained my way out of the team citing incompatible skill set. The fact that the managers or the leads didn’t care that I was struggling until I spoke up was a huge red flag despite the fact that I wasn’t contributing anything for half an year. Later, they moved me into a brand new team and project which initially was very good for me because for the first time ever I was actually being productive and coding every single day. After awhile, I realized that Walmart doesn’t care about best practices, doing unit tests, or code reviews. They literally did none of that, and that really hurt me when I was searching for a new job because most companies want their developers to do things like that. After 3 months on the project, they keep hiring new people on team and I ended with nothing to do AGAIN. This went on for a long time, and of course nobody cared that I wasn’t doing anything or writing any code. I had so little to do that I ended doing dev ops stuff. 2 months before I left the company they wanted me to work on a Java Swing application...in 2017. The day I got an offer to join a new company in New York was one of the most happiest of my life. I was finally relieved that I don’t have to pretend to be working and pretend to be interested in using old technologies like JSP’s or some obscure JavaScript framework like dojo. Needless to say, I absolutely hated my time at this stupid, awful company. The technologies are old and outdated. The managers don’t care, nobody cares about anything. Nothing has made me more apathetic about corporate America than this absolute crap hole. Also, the pay is bad and way below average which doesn’t help with morale. Everyone I know complains about the horrible salaries. Bentonville is a crappy small town with literally nothing to do. Nobody will visit you except maybe your mom, and I had people laughed at my face after I told them I lived in. They asked me why on earth was I there to the point that I don’t even tell people that I used to live in Arkansas anymore.

Advice to Management

Pls quit your jobs

The fact that the managers or the leads didn’t care that I was struggling until I spoke up was a huge red flag despite the fact that I wasn’t contributing anything for half an year.

November 16, 2018

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