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"Retails services need reforms"

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Former Contractor - Electronic Sales Associate
Former Contractor - Electronic Sales Associate
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Walmart as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

Workers at the very least gets paid...

Cons

Minimum wages, poor training, no room to grow, and they have what you call an in-direct brainwashing mechanism in the form of "videos and mottos."

Advice to Management

Show enthusiasm. Encourage for the better. Move up your hardworking individuals as no one wants to work their ass off and get no where. This one of the reason for everything wrong with walmart and the way people sees this retail business as a whole. It's very degrading to work for walmart. It's time to strive for a new reform.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walmart full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working in transportation is fun.

    Cons

    Working in warehouse is not fun.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what they teach associates.


  2. "Not okay for more than a stepping stone"

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    • Culture & Values
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    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.

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