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"Wal-Mart - the good and the bad."

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Training Coordinator
Current Employee - Training Coordinator
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Wal-Mart offers employees an excellent opportunity to bonus with the company. Each quarter the associates are eligible to receive up to $450 depending on sales, profit, inventory, and customer service. Wal-Mart also matches 15% of what the associates put towards Wal-Mart stock from their paychecks. They offer holiday pay, a Sunday premium, and a 10% discount as well. There are many opportunities to advance with the company with little higher education - a big difference from many other companies!!!! The stores are very close knit and the associates become family. Raising money for Children's Miracle Network is very rewarding and the company does some amazing things for this organization. They also donate a lot of money to local communities and organizations.

Cons

No company is perfect, and Wal-Mart is not exempt from this. Short staffing can often be a problem as it is a very fast paced retail environment that many people are not ready for. Often changes are initiated by home office and not explained to the associates in a timely manner, thus creating low morale and poor communication. Each store is different and no store is consistent with all policies, which can make it confusing when transferring or working in another facility. Management in each store is also different, which can make or break the environment. They are the backbone of each store, and with poor management the morale in the store will also be very poor.

Advice to Management

I would advise senior management to listen more to the associates. Listening goes a long way and makes people feel good when they feel someone has invested quality time in them.

Other Employee Reviews for Walmart

  1. "Great job if you like not having money"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Its Wal Mart. There are many departments available for you to work dependng on what you like. Its is a friendy enviornment most of the time.

    Cons

    Its Wal Mart. No respect from managers nor customers. Low pay Cant afford to live . Managers over look hard work and it sometimes make me wonder how they even became a manager in the first place. This company does not see people they only see numbers. Ive been told by people who have work their for twenty years and plus that the company has not been the same ever since the Walton family sold it.

    Advice to Management

    Its a bilion dollar company start acting like it.


  2. "walmart work people too hard."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    hmmmm not sure...people are really hard workers there.

    Cons

    working too many hours and doing lots of things or assignments that need to be done by one person.

    Advice to Management

    they should know their stuff....and that what they say or do does get communicated to others.

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