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"Good company needing to be more receptive to change."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Regional Manager in Bentonville, AR
Current Employee - Regional Manager in Bentonville, AR
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Career Opportunities couples with a culture of respect for everyone. Our Sr. Executives are open and do not use their positions to dominate conversattions or strong arm decisions.

Cons

Time - Work Balance, it can be dificult to start change with a good portion of leaders being long term Wal-Mart employees and promoted from within. Your are competing with programs they put in place and consider very good. New comers have a hard time adjusting to it's culture and pushback associated with very tenured associates (employees).

Advice to Management

As the company continues to pursue new, fresh outside talent for it's middle management ranks, they need to have more openness to changes and challenges. Get involved with grass roots with middle managers as they are reporting to the old guard and feeling unwelcome at times. Sr. leadership appears to have a letigimate interest in recruiting and retaining outside talent but not so sure Jr. executives are on board.

Other Employee Reviews for Walmart

  1. "If you're in college, well it's a job..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Nashville, TN
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy job while in college, flexible hours, never a shortage of job openings. Pick up your groceries after you get off of work, one stop for everything.

    Cons

    Employees are numbers in a company so large. Management of any given store not necessarily that great. Benefits not that great, plus it's not really an exciting place to work. Dull, repeatitive tasks, and customers that claim to hate Walmart, but still shop there every day. Always some bad story in the newspaper about the company you work for.

    Advice to Management

    Be more enthusiastic, seem to care more, give more recognition to good employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A very tough place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    More direct contact with senior management. Wal-Mart has a flatter organizational hierarchy comared to most companies. Along with that, the entire home office is located in one geographical area (Bentonville). This allows more contact with directors and senior management.
    If you're a hard worker, regardless of educational background, you could find vast opportunities to move up the corporate ladder.

    Cons

    Wal-Mart has a minimum 45 hour work week, but most employees would consider themselves lucky to only work that many hours a week due their enormous work load. There is a cult-like atmosphere which may make some people feel a bit uncomfortable. This involves meetings that start off with the Wal-Mart cheer. As everyone has probably heard, Wal-Mart has relatively poor benefits. Wal-Mart always seems to be in some sort of controversy whether deserved or not.

    Advice to Management

    Work to improve image and employee morale.

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