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"Number One in the retail business."

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in Bentonville, AR
Current Employee - Manager in Bentonville, AR
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Best in class practices and procedures.

Cons

Learning how to navigate the system successfully.

Advice to Management

Listen to your associates. They are the generators of great ideas.

Other Employee Reviews for Walmart

  1. "Every store is different"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - O/N CSM in Beardstown, IL
    Current Employee - O/N CSM in Beardstown, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Your co workers are you friends and you generally have a good time

    Cons

    Management wants their store to be their store. If you have good managers you will love walmart, if not, you really won't.

    Advice to Management

    Make all walmarts the same.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Started great, went downhill"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walmart full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -The pay was pretty good for a position that didn't require a college degree.
    -Flexible leave of absence policy for salaried managers. My father was dying and I took 3 weeks off work paid with no paperwork to fill out.
    -Equals worked well together and were mostly good people.
    -They were flexible with my school schedule at first.
    -Great opportunities for advancement if you proved yourself and self-promoted a bit.

    Cons

    -Pay for hourly associates is pretty abysmal. I had a hard time looking people in the face and telling them they would be making $7.65 and hour. Overtime is virtually non-existent.
    -Salaried managers effectively become the overtime denied to hourly associates. I get that it is retail, but constantly being told 12 hours beforehand that you would be working your off day is more than a little annoying.
    -Store managers have unrealistic expectations, but I really can't blame them, because market and regional managers have even more unrealistic expectations of what managers can do.

    Advice to Management

    -Scorecards are a great way to measure certain metrics, but using them to judge a store's performance to the exclusion of basically everything else is ridiculous.
    -Work harder on maintaining good morale. At the store I worked, by the time I was left I had the third longest tenure at that store and I had only been there 2.5 years.
    -Salaried managers are not slaves. 4-5 14-hour workdays a week is a great way to lose experienced people. I totally understand that you can expect 50 hours a week at work, but people should not have to drop everything at a moments notice on a regular basis just because the store manager is unhappy.

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