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"Micromanaged to Death!"

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Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Athens, TN
Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Athens, TN
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Walmart full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Big company. Potential for relocation and advancement, theoretically good.

Cons

Has so many layers of management outside the store that you get micromanaged to death. You never have time to actually manage your departments and associates because you get pulled in several directions at once to "jump through hoops", because of the latest directive that came in an email!

Advice to Management

It really depends on what you're looking for. Management job descriptions sound very professional and enlightened, however, you'll spend most of your time "throwing freight" and trying to cover your managers butt, because some pencil pusher at the market or regional office has an idea!

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    "At Walmart, it is who you work with, not who you work for."

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    Former Employee - Electronics in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Electronics in Wichita, KS

    I worked at Walmart full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Only pro was how many times you could call in and Co-workers

    Cons

    Lot of cons, biggest being the company itself, the lazy people getting paid the big bucks in Arkansas, "updating" schematics that just move stuff around so it looks like they are doing their job, and plenty of other issues.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Wal-Mart is a disease."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sallisaw, OK
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sallisaw, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It has some fair prices and you cant argue with convenience.

    Cons

    However, employees are not respected or allowed to live up to their worth. Hours are horrible, wages are worse, and nothing done is ever appreciated. Customers are not treated much better. Disrespect to everyone. Thats how they do it there.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage...

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