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WalMart Canada Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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Pros
  • 10% discount on all items in the store (in 60 reviews)

  • Schedule Flexibility, Profit Sharing , 10%Discount employees equality ,work life balance, employees appreciation, health benefits, careers advancement (in 46 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be very challenging at times (in 30 reviews)

  • Hard to achieve full-time status (in 62 reviews)

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  1. "This is Walmart,..don't expect much"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun interacting with some co-workers

    Cons

    You get the usual rude customers and some management were too difficult to please


  2. "Great Place to work at for student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abbotsford, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abbotsford, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Hours
    Great Management
    Great co-workers
    Time Passes by really fast

    Cons

    Managers sometime use to get mad for no reason
    Cooler and Freezers get really cold


  3. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond Hill, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond Hill, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Walmart is a great place to work - i loved the people I worked with and enjoyed watching the business grow over the years.

    Cons

    No downsides, enjoyed working with people with different experience, and knowing that no two days would be the same, lots of variety

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the great work, we really appreciate it. Glad to be part of this company and to serve our customers.


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  5. "Great Work Experience!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very autonomous, transparent, no shortage of work to be done!! Great people working there, everyone is incredibly friendly :)

    Cons

    Need to embrace technology more, still fairly old school way of doing business, which can be ok at times but frustrating at others

    Advice to Management

    Upper management says ecommerce is a focus but day to day it is brushed aside


  6. "Terrible Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WalMart Canada full-time

    Pros

    Great experience and opportunity to learn across multiple teams and systems.

    Cons

    Management were like school yard bullies. Could use a significant overhaul.

    Advice to Management

    Value your team, reward your team, and be professional.


  7. "Satisfactory"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Walmart Cashier in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Walmart Cashier in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WalMart Canada full-time

    Pros

    Good learning experience and environment

    Cons

    Disciplinarian culture not for everyone

    Advice to Management

    Pay for lunch


  8. "I Love Working At Walmart"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Yellowknife, NT (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Yellowknife, NT (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WalMart Canada full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Schedule Flexibility, Profit Sharing , 10%Discount employees equality ,work life balance, employees appreciation, health benefits, careers advancement
    Paid vacation benefits

    Cons

    Customers mess with everything in stores long standing work hours, one hour unpaid lunch breaks, lesser interaction with upper management

    Advice to Management

    Should Connect interact to lower level employees in hierarchy


  9. "Hard place to get into!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Order Picker in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay. Fun job. Great coworkers. Very diverse.

    Cons

    Really hard to get into. The managers dont care about your success in the company. They dont care about your employment, heallth, or anything. They only care about your production. If you have accidents because your running to get 100% production, you get fired. If you dont reach 100% production after 3 months, you get fired.

    1 out of 8 people make it through the3-5 month hiring process said a 10 year employee. They hired me and another 3 guys. 3 got fired and 1 quit.

    Advice to Management

    Teach and train those that are not making your standard of production. Care about your coworkers like you want to be cared for.


  10. "Don't do it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Barrie, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Barrie, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of hours
    Some fun coworkers
    Easy job
    10 percent discount on everything, including sales
    Not much else to say, wouldn't recommend

    Cons

    Bad management
    No consideration for employees
    Not many opportunities for movement within the company
    Minimum wage, not much opportunity to increase
    Difficult to get time off

    Advice to Management

    Be nice, smile, listen to employees once in awhile,


  11. "No commute; very low wage."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier/Greeter in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier/Greeter in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Get employed quick, make money in your close neighbourhood, easy work. Also, Walmart has an excellent training program. Good for moms to get out of the house when kids are young, to make spending money and get store discounts. Good for teens to work there. At least in my neighbourhood managers are friendly and helpful. I heard that Walmart will pay for your education if you stay with them while doing it. Advice: If this is true, go in the back and talk to the personelle people about it and take advantage of all you can get!

    Cons

    No matter how hard you work, no one will walk up to you and say good job or we've been noticing you are working well and want to offer you a promotion or pay increase. Never. If you want more at that company you have to buck up and go after it hard. Pursue it. Go to human resources and ask what courses/training you should take to be qualified to apply for higher positions. Be careful, management will occasionally tell you they are intending to promote you if you work hard and report to them what other employees are doing etc., just so they can get extra work, etc. out of you with no real intention to promote.

    Advice to Management

    Why not be more aware when your employees are more than competent and would be beneficial to company in a higher position, or at least to move into training as such? Go for it! Everyone benefits. Inform the employees better about opportunities for advancement. If employees feel more confident, have advancement and earn more, they spend it there anyway! You can't lose. Keep the upward channel moving!


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