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Walmart Albany Reviews

Updated May 18, 2018
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Pros
  • good pay Work hours lots of extra shift if you are willing to work (in 1271 reviews)

  • Amazing work life balance for an man level job (in 265 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be a serious challenge (in 759 reviews)

  • They schedule u an 38 hours so they don't have to give full time benifits (in 1122 reviews)

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  1. "deli sales associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deli Sales Associate in Clifton Park, NY
    Current Employee - Deli Sales Associate in Clifton Park, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Walmart part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary increase. I am a tough guy so the work is not that difficult for me. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Lazy co-workers except some. Mostly females and they do not like to do heavy work like stocking,cleaning heavy oven doors,oven parts,garbage, and chub meat cases. So work can be hectic for a guy.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep in mind that most females cannot be equvilant to a tough guy. Please hire more guys when it comes to heavy physical work.


  2. "Loved my customers"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Latham, NY
    Former Employee - Cashier in Latham, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walmart part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Having sime great incounters with great people

    Cons

    Mangment was horrible and didn't deal with most problems tge right way

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your employees

  3. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nassau, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nassau, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy working with people and I also like the retail companies. I know if there is something I can not handle I would go to the manager.

    Cons

    There are some hard working days when working and not too much business that's when you need to keep busy with work on non busy days

    Advice to Management

    I'm a good listener and follow instructions with all tasks and I will follow through.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "50/50"

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    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Saratoga Springs, NY
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Saratoga Springs, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    discount card, healthcare benefits, earned paid time off, potential quarterly bonuses

    Cons

    no more paid holidays, lack of performance-based raises, no incentive

    Advice to Management

    Experiences within this company vary by location. I've had great treatment at some stores, and made life-long friendships. And I've also felt unwanted and under-appreciated at others that employ rude, hateful employees that work the bare minimum because there is a lack of incentive to work harder. In some cases the harder you work, the more is expected, and when you have an off-day when things are just not going right for you, there is a chance for coachings. I think the culture is not what it used to be, and definitely not what Sam Walton wanted. It's sad to see the look of despair on people's faces when they leave work. But, if you are looking for something to pay bills while going to school or just looking for extra cash to pay bills, it definitely fits that purpose.


  5. "With company for 13 years with two as Optician after two years apprenticeship."

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    Current Employee - Licensed Optician in Schenectady, NY
    Current Employee - Licensed Optician in Schenectady, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There is no push to “get the patient to buy” (even though they usually do since prices are low) and no quotas to meet with relying on commission for pay unlike some other companies.

    Cons

    Some people think that just because we’re in a Walmart, that we’re not professionals until they actually stop in and see that’s not the case. We’re as professional as any other optical business, just with the Walmart “everyday low prices.”


  6. "CSm"

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    Current Employee - CSM in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - CSM in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It’s a grate company but management sucks

    Cons

    Everything is bad in the stores

    Advice to Management

    Go get education


  7. "Wal-Mart is great"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Troy, NY
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Troy, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The discount is ok and people are friends.

    Cons

    Takes forever to become full time.

  8. "Breakpack"

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    Former Employee - Order Filler in Sharon Springs, NY
    Former Employee - Order Filler in Sharon Springs, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walmart full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay overtime is available

    Cons

    Long hours in fall. Mandatory overtime


  9. "Maintenance"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance, Dishwasher, Porter in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Maintenance, Dishwasher, Porter in Albany, NY

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

    Pros

    Stability,self sufficient, ownership,work friendly, reasonable

    Cons

    Work schedule, unruly people, unruly customers, unreasonable people

    Advice to Management

    I'm a great team player so I would work well with others that go to work to get things accomplished.


  10. "Interesting"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager- Walmart in Latham, NY
    Current Employee - Department Manager- Walmart in Latham, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours,Easy to move up in management if you choice to. Pto hours earned is a better program than before

    Cons

    Understaffing, doing the job of 3 people. Would be nice to have better insurance. Bring back the options of hmo's

    Advice to Management

    Remember where you came from. Listen to & work with your associates


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