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"Not okay for more than a stepping stone"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Sales Associate
Former Employee - Sales Associate
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Walmart part-time (More than a year)

Pros

-I was given almost the amount of hours that I had requested.

-There was a lot of other people that worked there, so I made a few friends.

-There is an employee discount. It is only 10% and does not work on groceries. But hey, small discount.

Cons

-They give a 25-cent raise per year, so you feel like you're progressing in the company. Eventually, though, they pay you more than you would be paid at any other company with your skill level, assuming you have no college education, while simultaneously putting a cap on your raises. So you essentially become trapped working for Walmart.

-Understaffed. They stretch their employees too thin, giving them too many jobs in one day, then being upset when not all of the work is done.

-Most stores are open 24/7, which means you can work for hours making an area look really nice and clean, come back the next morning, and find the place trashed. It's hard to feel satisfied when it looks like you never did anything.

-Poor management. There are too many managers that don't thoroughly communicate. Also, most managers there are not qualified to be managers. They were promoted from within with no training or direction on how to manage staff. Favoritism was often an issue in the departments I worked in.

Advice to Management

Sort out your communication issues better, please. The district manager yells at the store manager, who yells at the shift manager, who yells at the associate manager, who yells at the zone manager, who yells at the department manager, who yells at the sales associate. Each tier has someone yelling at them, but those at the bottom have massive amounts of wrath raining down. All of the managers are stressed and seem to pass that down to the lowest members on the chain.

Other Employee Reviews for Walmart

  1. "It's been okay, some things could be different though."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Discount Card after 90 Days.
    -Most Associates are friendly and helpful
    -Advanced Scheduling
    -Great amount of hours/pay.
    -It makes you feel good when you do help someone and they appreciate it.
    -WalMart is very respectful, for the most part of its Associates.

    Cons

    -There are too many "supervisors" and "Managers" from all levels. You never know who to listen to.
    -The customers make it difficult to clean/zone the department.
    -7 days worked usually before I get a day off.

    Advice to Management

    The chain of command should be followed, executed and explained better throughout the company.


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    "Wal-Mart Pharmacist Intern Review"

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    Current Intern - Pharmacist Intern
    Current Intern - Pharmacist Intern

    I have been working at Walmart as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    They are less focused on prescription volume than some other chain stores.

    Cons

    They don't back their employees when needed.

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