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"Not what most people think about Walmart"

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Former Employee - Co Manager in Jacksonville, FL
Former Employee - Co Manager in Jacksonville, FL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Security, Rewarding, Room for advancement, Largest company, so that means worldwide.

Cons

Like most workplaces, politics play a huge roll in promotions, if you're liked, you have a better chance ( luckily I was liked) I also did a good job. If you've never worked in retail, you do not have holidays or any other time that most jobs have off, but you get used to it.

Advice to Management

Even as I directed people to the open door policy I knew it didn't really work.

Other Employee Reviews for Walmart

  1. "One of the best Store Managers I have ever worked with."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Apple Valley, MN
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Apple Valley, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Teamwork, healthy competitiveness among associates. The foundation the company was built on is classic and enduring in spite of the various challenges of some execs.
    The company will change over time but it is very sound fundamentally.

    Cons

    I would love to give our associates a slightly higher wage.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the principles on which the company was founded. Sam was brilliant and you teach the concepts but hold the line as you rise through the corporate ranks.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work for people who are student or trying to retired soon"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work like balance. Good Management team with too many uneducated people in the management. Good training opportunities. Wal-mart has open door policy with a secret retaliation. Most of the management laughs at you in their mind when you complain about their colleagues.

    Cons

    Walmart does not value education at all. The mentality is that we can take anyone from the street and train them to person tasks. People don't get promoted because of their hard work, rather who they know. ...not a fair place to get promotion at all. Pay more to newly hired people then long term employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of uneducated and high school passed managers or directors or VPs. Reward people for their contribution and talent, not who they know. If you hire mediocre people, you will get mediocre result.

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