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"I shouldn't be surprised"

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Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Katy, TX
Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Katy, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

- reasonable breaks and lunches
- the staff there are generally very friendly and understanding
- you'll get a 10% discount card after working there for several months
- you get a good gauge on what prices of items are
- you can usually find a location within very close proximity. I've only know one person to have to drive a good hour to get to work. Personally, 15 minutes max.
- Customers are generally friendly if you take the time to make small talk

Cons

- There are some extremely unpleasant people who come through the lines, but you learn to not let them get to you.
- There's a lot going on in the store, and sometimes, as the final step of a persons shopping experience, you definitely get to feel it; mismatched prices, discontinued items....etc
- you never really get an advantage on the sales and clearances. In fact if you are working the shift in which the store puts out the clearance, you can't even get your hands on any of it since you're on the clock
- When I stopped working, they discontinued by 10%

There's honestly a lot of bad to this job, but hey, it's a lifeline that keeps your head afloat during bad times, so it's faiy

Other Employee Reviews for Walmart

  1. "To do what you need to get by"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Receiving Associate in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Receiving Associate in Mobile, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is steady, and if there is a problem, management wants it taken care of right away.

    Cons

    "People of Wal-Mart"
    Advancing to store management from Associate ranks is difficult. It is partly because pay rate is lower for longer hours of work without breaks. Also, that it hardly happens. Wal-Mart trains outside individuals.
    They continuously trim medical insurance benefits.
    They do not hire full-time associates.

    Advice to Management

    Reestablish an entry level tier of full-time associates.
    Advance hard charging Associates to Store Management.


  2. "Good start but seems to be going downhill"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Room for advancement if you can last long enough. Getting to help customers daily. Getting to train and develop others and watch them succeed.

    Cons

    Limited help to achieve daily tasks. Wants to rollout new innovations without proper staffing making it difficult to follow the new innovations. Upper management makes the job out to be easy. Everything is on a scorecard.

    Advice to Management

    Spend money on wages instead of cutting them to get profit. If stores are staffed, we can gain profit through sales by assisting our customers and achieving better in stock levels.

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