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"great with the right leader, not so much with the wrong leader"

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Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Neutral Outlook

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

Pros

opportunities galore, Sam Walton story inspirational, respect for work/life balance (at my stores anyway) Can be great buy-in from associates/managers with profit sharing - if your store is qualifying. Great things to learn from long term associates and there are lots of them. Great participation in green initiatives - for a big company....sometimes the clout of a big company can matter and make a difference. The cheer is not that bad, and can be downright fun.

Cons

if you start low you stay low salary/wage wise. Still some very un-inspirational managers in the business. A little too much waste for most people's personal taste...all in the name of "fear of litigation" so the hungry and less privileged lose.

Advice to Management

you lose great people when you stick to rules like - not promotable if you...eg: won't move, won't sign on to permanant overnight etc
Not enough mentoring

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    "Lack of Associates"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Courtenay, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Courtenay, BC (Canada)
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Having the flexibility for availability.

    Cons

    Not being able to provide excellent customer service on the floor, as floor associates often get called to help out at the check outs at the front end. While policy is not to have line-ups at the tills, this has a trickle effect with a shortage of associates on the floor, by not being able to fulfill their duties of what is expected of them. More workload demands placed on associates.
    With our society, we are teaching impatience and what are the consequences...

    Advice to Management

    Having management help out on tills instead of directing traffic as it is suppose to be CSMs' doing this so they can be available if called upon at tills for overides etc.
    More cross training with management so that they can provide customer service if no one is scheduled or qualified to do so. There is always a member of management opening and closing.


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    "Meat Clerk in meat department"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Meat Clerk
    Current Employee - Meat Clerk
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy,. Work around your schedule, benefits

    Cons

    Customers, Management. Poor employer skills

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