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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!

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. 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...


  2. "no respect"

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    Current Employee - Jewelry Associate in Woodbury, NJ
    Current Employee - Jewelry Associate in Woodbury, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay rate per hour

    Cons

    they don't care about associates needs

    Advice to Management

    treat people with more respect and understand their needs

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