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"Constantly Improving."

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Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Benton, AR
Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Benton, AR
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Wal-Mart is constantly improving and listening to feedback from employees. They are also working with outside companies to ensure that salary levels are comparable with the industry. Personnel management used to be very bad about over-working salary associates, but they have improved work-life balance over the past 5 years greatly.

Cons

Sr. Mgmt is out of touch with the rank and file workers. There is so much focus on diversity that many feel there is an environment based more on political correctness than on performance and results. Wal-Mart seems to be dumbing-down their hiring at the corporate level and mostly hiring project managers and less professionals with skills and experience. Stock hasn't gone anywhere in 10 years. It used to be big selling point for working here, but is now worthless.

Advice to Management

Keep listening to feedback from employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Walmart

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not so fun."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in American Fork, UT
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in American Fork, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Its a job, so it will pay you....
    Personally, I like helping the frustrated customers, that no one else will help.

    Cons

    Lots of politics. Management likes you or they don't, based on who you know, or who you do- not based on what you accomplish throughout the day. They try to make you feel like a part of the team but do it through store chants, and what not. Care very little for their customers. Their training is ridiculous! It is all computer based, and a joke, and a waste of time.

    Advice to Management

    Be more ethical.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "People need a life"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Hillsboro, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Hillsboro, OH
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The job security is great as long as you do the job and don't make enemies and the benefits are better than other places I have researched when considering a new job. The pay is for the most part fair for the new associates. As with all big companies there are the good and the bad with people and I have worked with some wonderful management as well as bad. The company is very open with statements and things that happen and its left up to individual stores how the communication is passed on. Many are very good at sharing the news good and bad.

    Cons

    Lack of respect for the individual, they are starting to do away with any individuality completely, all are paid on a scale and jobs are run with micromanagement. Rules not enforced fairly they have too many "exceptions". Associates are not allowed a life, days off are split so that you can not plan things, hours are starting to be very hard to understand. With todays gas prices for example why schedule a person to work only 4 hours? They have started to micromanage everything even to sending schedules down from home office instead of letting the stores handle it. Home office has no idea if a local holiday is happening. Call offs are handled badly, no individual thought goes into it anymore.

    Advice to Management

    So some respect. Let people have a life, we work there, not live there. Make days off and other work options allow for a life. Stop with the micromanagement.

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