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"Prepare for a hostile work environment."

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Former Employee - Receiving Associate in Paintsville, KY
Former Employee - Receiving Associate in Paintsville, KY
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The benefits and bonuses make up for the somewhat hostile environment created by management, in an employee versus employee competition.

Cons

Managements tends to pit employees against each other in a constant competition over who "tattles" and brown noses the most.

Advice to Management

It would behoove you to treat employees more equally and ignore your human instinct to gravitate toward those who share you with praise and complaints about other employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Walmart

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A miserable place to work."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent on-the-job training.
    Looks impressive on resumes.
    Gained a lot of knowledge that has helped in at other companies.

    Cons

    Discovered that many promises made when I started my career at Wal-Mart were not kept. The company has tons of red tape, very political environment, and unless you are upper management, your pay is horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to the philosophies of Sam Walton. The company could really care less about their employees....it is all about making money for the top executives and shareholders.


  2. "Former management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Started as just a job in the 80s and turned into a career. Great way to see different areas of the country for a young, single professional. Good exposure to a variety of projects, management roles and merchandising.

    Cons

    Company has become too corporate. The small town company built by Walton that encouraged people to think and make decisions no longer exists. Everything is monitored on "big brother" reports. There is little to no freedom to enjoy being a merchant.

    Advice to Management

    Allow managers to manage. Too much emphasis on what have you done for me lately....look at the entire work history when making employment decisions.
    No opinion of Mike Duke because I left organization as he took the reigns.

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