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Walmart Assistant Manager Reviews

Updated December 13, 2018
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  • "Work life balance sometimes not there" (in 859 reviews)

  • "They schedule u an 38 hours so they don't have to give full time benifits" (in 1176 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant Store Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Low price; Tons of business process implementation roles.

    Cons

    Scheduling hourly associates at weekend is always a challenge

    Advice to Management

    There are a lot of talents in field management who are the best idea generators...
    Just hear them out


  2. "Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Bryan, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Bryan, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience and growth earned with a cutting edge company in a fast paced work environment.

    Cons

    On the job training can be improved.

  3. "Assistant Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with all departments in the store.

    Cons

    Working over 60 hours a week.


  4. "Best Company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Geneseo, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Geneseo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great. Lots of opportunities for growth and development

    Cons

    Nothing i can think of

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Learn to take orders"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities.
    Company 401k match of 6% as of 12/2018.
    Large variety of types of job paths to follow.
    Decent bonus structure for salaried management.
    Good maternity leave time off for salaried management.

    Cons

    Not a place for people that have varying opinions outside of higher management.
    Poor work/life balance.
    Unrealistic expectations.
    Easy to get discouraged when you walk into a constant mess every single day and are expected to fix it.
    Micromanaging from your store manager if they can't handle delegating.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your long term management team when they express concerns about future, imminent issues. If you want to micromanage and handle everything yourself, why bother even having a management team in place? Don't just use them as a fall guy when things fail because you neglected to communicate.


  6. "LONG HOURS, REWARDING"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, growth opportunities, rewarding, company provides training

    Cons

    Shifts can be long, salaried position, no overtime


  7. "12 years"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and opportunities for growth and promotion. The company adapts well to change and expects this of all associates and management as well. Helping our local community through our work.

    Cons

    Leaders of the past could be abrasive and unethical, but many of them have been eliminated from the company due to a renewed focus on respect for the individual. Work life balance also can be a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to change and be a student of the company. Be fair in all of your dealings with associates and customers. You will do well.

  8. "Great co workers, great place to work, except when field executives come by, then expect a 5 alarm fire."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Hudson, NH
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Hudson, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co workers,
    Direct bosses,
    Great associates,
    Great room to grow,
    Easy promotion path if you’re willing to work hard.

    Cons

    Working holidays,
    Bad work life balance,
    Indirect bosses,
    In this position you play the roles of 6 or 7 people between HR functions, Workforce scheduling,
    Planning and Space executions, Inventory flow specialist, logistics, seasonal execution guides, and sales and merchandising.
    To many bosses!

    Advice to Management

    Magical realism directly relates to this companies upper management. Expect to be interrogated on the basics of the business while quizzed on seasonal execution guidelines and often times a breakdown in one area inversely affects the other. Stop expecting miracles as “standard” while cutting back on workforce hours. Any complaint is trapped in the mental paradigm of a “dedication level” as it relates to company loyalty.


  9. "Ok to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Glendale, AZ
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    long lasting friendships, creative thinking encouraged, lots of room to move up, generous PTO time as you gain more years with the company

    Cons

    stressful, long hours, lack of complete staffing, basic benefits with high copays


  10. "ASM Walmart"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company has money and resources, vendors, third party companies always willing to work with you on special projects. Promotions.

    Cons

    Always on call depending on your performance. If you are a high performing salary manager you will work very long days 18 plus hours.

    Advice to Management

    None, store managers and market managers have their own issues to deal with. Company is going in the right direction.