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"Not as great as I had expected"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Meat Sales Associate in Parkesburg, PA
Current Employee - Meat Sales Associate in Parkesburg, PA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Walmart part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

-Nice people
-Management (some of them) seem to care about their employees quite a bit
-Can be enjoyable
-Starting pay was considerably higher than what I had expected beforehand
-Will take you back if you decide to leave

Cons

-Availability is key. They will come down on you hard if you try to change it.
-Movement around the company is slow.
-Scheduling is horrible. Almost no consideration for students' (such as myself) schedules.
-Cult-like worship of founder Sam Walton. You'll notice this right away after hire.

Other Employee Reviews for Walmart

  1. "Walmart"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Williston, ND
    Current Employee - Cashier in Williston, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working here at the Williston Walmart you'll undoubtedly make good money in comparison to anywhere else working at Walmart

    Cons

    Unless you want to go into Management (i.e. MicroManagement) this becomes more of a job than a career

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to apply more technology, I think this is something that the higher ups would end up implementing, and, despite being stressed out, don't be afraid to give us a little more autonomy and treat us less like automatons.


  2. "In many years, I've had many great opportunities here."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You can do any job and have many careers without changing employers. I've had 3 distinct careers here in the nearly 15 years I've been here.

    Cons

    We work longer hours than other companies, with a standard 45 hour work week for the same pay as other similar jobs.

    Advice to Management

    None, really. Be prepared to spend large amounts of time with your Team, even after hours. Walmart managers are generally called to be examples of the culture and sometimes requires sacrifices in your personal life in the form of extra time spent with your team.

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