Walmart - Consistent schedule and decent health plan sometimes do not make up for little room for advancement before 5 years. | Glassdoor
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"Consistent schedule and decent health plan sometimes do not make up for little room for advancement before 5 years."

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Current Employee - Sales Associate in Sanford, FL
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Sanford, FL
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

It's a simple hiring process and rehiring process. Decent benefits, even for part time (80/20 health care plan, 401k, stock contribution). HR is easy to access directly. Entry level jobs are simple and easy to pick up. It's a chance to practice good customer service skills. occasional quarterly bonus for sales.

Cons

A good work ethic, courteous manner, and respect for customers and coworkers doesn't go as far as the ability to work off the clock to finish unrealistic deadlines for tasks that were under manned from the beginning. Very , very little accountability for those under management, management can sometimes have infighting , pull people away from tasks to start on others leaving many half finished. Sink or swim mentality for cashiers and some sales associate positions. Training is almost non-existent , occasional power point slides and 10 question tests will not produce a capable work force, on the job cross training is encouraged, but no mechanism to do it. Short staffing and micromanaging of minutes worth of overtime is very common.

Advice to Management

Follow up with training, provide some accountability to each individual's tasks, and do not blame the low-level manager for the minutia created by the collective actions and mistakes three separate shifts. I understand these stores employ around 350 people, but maintaining the status quo by only training new hires enough to cover legal issues isn't a sustainable business model.

Other Employee Reviews for Walmart

  1. "II do Enjoy My job!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -Depending on the store, Ive seen bad stores and good stores. I always have fun at work and my associates are great when they are treated with respect

    Cons

    -Sometimes it does get rough and customers are nasty

    Advice to Management

    -Stay positive and you will be fine!


  2. "It was awful"

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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    none...seriously, worst job ever. so swful

    Cons

    Poor mangement, unhappy customers, unclean store

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