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"Being a Wal Mart Cashier"

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Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Mechanicsburg, PA
Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Mechanicsburg, PA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Pay is reasonable if you live nearby. Co-workers mostly very nice. Company policies seem fair. Almost all customer service managers work really hard to help you do your job. Management speaks to employees in respectful manner--even if topic is negative. Ample breaks provided.

Cons

When you manage to maintain a pleasant professional attitude with customers but have to observe others employees be unpleasant without consequences. Irregular hours and difficulty arranging ahead of time for needed time off or switching hours.

Advice to Management

Ability to request 1/2 day off rather than whole day only would help with scheduling flexibility and be an acknowledgment of family life, which Wal Mart supposedly cares about. Overall, I felt and noticed a pervasive underlying atmosphere of fear at my workplace, expecially when there was a change in upper management pending.

Other Employee Reviews for Walmart

  1. Helpful (3)

    "New structure changes are ruining wal mart"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Bradenton, FL
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Bradenton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    worlds largest company. Probley won't get laid off.

    Cons

    understaffed, wan'ts everbody to "do more with less", new structure is a joke; department managers over many departments, understaffing leads to poor instock and poor customer service.
    No set schedule. No set days off. Different every week.

    Advice to Management

    Put department managers back under smaller departments and put them back in charge of thier own bins and the IMS process. Get rid of IMS associates. They make to many mistakes and create too many problems . Also get rid of the ZMS's. ZMS position is a useless position. Too many cheifs and not enough indians. Oh also the new "routines" is a joke also. get a clue. Walmart is trying to be more efficient but instead it is ruining the company and customers are going elsewere to shop.


  2. ""Family Oriented" Yeah, right"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Smyrna, DE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Smyrna, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The DC's have excellent pay, at least in my area.
    There are great chance for advancement, to a certain level if you don't mind kissing up.

    Cons

    Ineffecient management.
    Promotions based on a** kissing, not on performance or intelligence
    Say they are "Family Oriented" but then expect you to be available whenever they need you to work overtime. If you have something planned and they suddenly get busy, you are expected to drop your plans even if you have been scheduled off.
    Scheduling time off is very difficult most of the time.
    Employees are TOLD they are replaceable! They aren't treated as people, but as "things" that are there to get the job done. If one's broken, toss it to the side and bring in another one.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the leaders in the DCs and Stores/Clubs are promoted because they understand their job and not just because they are friends with the people that make the decisions.
    Treat people as "Part of the Wal-Mart Family" as you preach.

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