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"it was ok"

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Current Employee - Stocker in East Texas, PA
Current Employee - Stocker in East Texas, PA
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

organized
good benifits
neat uuu
fun enviroment
nice cowokers

Cons

no good hours
over worked
unfair treatment
not enough staff
no

Advice to Management

needs

Other Employee Reviews for Walmart

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Be prepared to sell your soul."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent 8 week Management Training program. Had an outstanding instructor who knew the job well. It is designed to teach the average, inexperienced, muppet how to understand, develop, and motivate their hourly associates, and to teach the MGT trainee how to be efficient, promotable leaders. Experienced managers wont learn much more than how Walmart wants you to manage their people so as not to run them off or provide them ammo for a lawsuit. More likely to promote from within than hire outside for this position. Benefits are decent, but nothing to brag about. Bonus plan is achievable if the whole store is motivated properly.

    Cons

    Worst schedule I've worked. Started ok, but then changed. Sometimes 6, 10 to 11 hour days in a row. Then changed to 3- 13 hour days in a row. Yoamu work from 7-8 or 9pm on the days you work. The next 2 or three days off are spent recovering or trying to catch your life back up. Required to follow a rotation that includes 6 months straight on 3rd shift.
    Starting salary for assistants is limp compared to the load of people,information, and hours you you have to juggle. Some assistants have easier areas than others. If you superivse the front end, you will manage the bulk of the staff, and headaches. Every area has a Scorecard, a computer program designed to indicate customer service/efficiency problems. A near worthless tool designed to show morons how to manage the intangible processes of the business. They must constantly be manipulated and provide damage control to.
    Managers are likes spies and assassins. You are owned by the company. You do the dirty work and take the bullet if the assignment/project backfires. As long as you dont ask questions or make waves, you'll be ok. If you question their logic, reasoning or position/policy on anything, kiss your career goodbye. The store manager will deny any knowledge, and you will be expendable. Creative, original thinking can be a double edged sword. You will be branded a loose cannon if you dont live/reflect the "Walmart Brand."
    There are a few good store managers, most who were recently promoted. The old school guys need to go through Walmart University and learn how to treat and motivate their poeple instead of sitting in the back all day. They can be beligerant, abusive, and can only manage or motivate by fear.
    Hourly associate evaluations are cookie cutter forms. Management evaluations are multi tiered,lenghty and repetitive in scope. To be promoted you have to bleed Walmart blue and have tons of documentation to back up your validation for promotion.
    Relationships with other assistants are strained because you have to share associates in critical positions. Little fairness and consistency with accountability. Some morons can get away with murder, and others are held to high standards.
    Hourly dept managers and associates are ignored by management until the Associate Opinion survey is near. Then watch all the butt kissing. Only dept managers who need more money move up. The rest see the hand writing on the wall and stay hourly.
    Constant documentation must be monitored/maintained on associate attendence and performance. Walmart employs tenured senior citizens who logically will have more health issues. If they miss more work than a younger employee, they get the axe. Attendence policies should be modified for seniors, who often don't hold critical positions anyway, to allow them more time to address health concerns. Suggestions to benefit employee morale or performation were largely ignored.
    Finally, if you are actively involved in hobbies or family activities, say goodbye to them. You cannot have a normal, predictable social life. Reoccurring, pre scheduled activities, especially on the weekend, like sports of any kind, cannot be committed to. Your job is the only commitment you need.
    Store Managers can come and go as they please, but not you. You run the store. They get the pay and recognition. If you decide to leave, your skills will not be consdired valuable by any other industry, even though you can produces volumes of productivity with no resources. Be warned. Go back to school and get a degree in an daytime industry, even if you make less money doing it. You and your family will be much happier!

    Advice to Management

    The older store managers need to go to Walmart University badly. The Assistant Manager, like the sargeant in the military, is the backbone of the business, and should be treated with dignity, fairness, and respect. Stop pretending to care about your people, and actually show it.


  2. "Wal-Mart Overnight Stocker"

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    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in Bonner Springs, KS
    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in Bonner Springs, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I would say that the pros of working at Walmart are fewer than I expected. Maybe it was just because of the location I was at. There were several nice people that I worked with, and some of the management was good.

    Cons

    The other people that worked there were not there to work. Which made it very hard to be there trying to work hard and do a good job> I felt like I was pulling most everyone else's slack. Which is not a good motivating environment.

    Advice to Management

    Have better communication with your co-managers, so that there is a cohesiveness to the shift. It would give the impression to the hourly employees that there is a like minded goal.

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