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"byword of company is cheap - in everything they do. Overworked, under paid and understaffed"

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Current Employee - Overnight Cashier in Huntley, IL
Current Employee - Overnight Cashier in Huntley, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

The night shift crew are mostly hard workers, team players and good people to work with
$1.50 / hour bonus for working 3rd shift
Good company if you're a slacker - job performance doesn't as you'll never get fired unless you commit gross misconduct or break clear rules.

Cons

Business ONLY hires part time, yet demands FT availability and commitment.
Very poor communication between management and staff, and esp between shifts
Very slow to promote if at all, doesn't reward hard workers over slackers by giving better/more hours, FT, promotion or better raises.
management keep their bonus' and numbers up by cutting hours and very basic costs. Our 'paid holiday's' are always balanced by shorting everyone 4- 8 hours the following week. Same with our 'My share' quarterly incentives. they always find a way to balance the books back to under budget.
Often have to work without basic supplies being replenished - like floor soap, paper towels, shopping bags, replacement displays, etc.
Corporate come up with ideas that aren't practical in real-life situations - they are out of touch with working a retail sales floor. They concentrate too much on reports and figures, stressing speed on paper over true efficiency by doing a job completely and correctly. this pushes staff to plug product on shelves, leave messes behind, skip necessary steps, sign off on MODS, inventory and reports when they haven't really been done, because someone above is pressuring them to do it FAST rather than RIGHT. more work in the long run.

Advice to Management

EVERY one needs to work EVERY shift a few times a year anonymously at another store to keep in touch with reality. It's obvious most upper level and corp people have no idea what it's like to work the floor.
Stop thinking like paper shufflers and think like a customer/ clerk. None of us will have jobs unless we make the customers happy and keep them spending $.
Open up more FT opportunities, pay increases and incentives/ rewards to encourage the hard workers to stay. We've lost many really good, conscientious workers because they are treated no differently than the dead weight slackers.

Other Employee Reviews for Walmart

  1. "Be prepared to run!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bartow, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bartow, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High number of hours for part-time associates (approx. 30-upwards to 33); lots of benefits provided through partnerships, such as discounts on eyewear, hair cuts, movie theater tickets, theme park tickets; 10-percent discount on general merchandise, fresh produce, and snacks (this includes frontend merchandise mostly, but also encompasses sodas and much of the snack food aisle); good opportunities for advancement; mandatory annual raise; MyShare profit-sharing.

    Cons

    No overtime, period; While not working 40 hours, you can expect to have to come to work five days a week; virtually only managers are full-time; store discount does not apply to gas, discounted merchandise, and most grocery items; while advancement is faster than many other companies, it still make take years to move up; annual raise is small; associates only become eligible for profit-sharing after the first quarter following their sixth month with the company (so roughly 9-12 months after employment begins); coverage is often under-scheduled; any call-outs seriously impact the day-to-day fuctions within departments; while running is frowned-upon, you will need to power-walk to at least stay on pace.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more coverage; eliminate profit-sharing and corporate partner discounts in favor of higher wages.


  2. "Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You always have room for advancement.

    Cons

    The warehouse can be very hot.

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