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Walmart Assistant Manager Reviews

Updated August 22, 2017
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  1. Helpful (280)

    "From an Asst Store Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Amarillo, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Amarillo, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities, great at developing skills, great place to learn a skill and grow your resume, or grow with the company.

    Cons

    Understaffing issues negatively affects all parts of their business. However, Walmart has increased their minimum hourly rate with hopes to attract more committed employees, and retain better employees.

    Advice to Management

    At the store level, any time you are called in to over ride an associate following company policy, make sure that you first make it clear to the associate and customer that they were doing their job and that you are making an exception.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Greeley, CO
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Greeley, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment. Teamwork is very good. Fair wages. Good benefits. Career opportunities are there for those that are willing to work hard for them

    Cons

    At times there's too much direction from too many levels, corporate, regional, market and store level and information may conflict with each other

    Advice to Management

    Stay with the company routines and programs. They work. Stop fighting it with how things used to be.

  3. "Assistant manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in North Western, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in North Western, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -6% 401k match dollar for dollar
    -stock purchase plan
    -ability to promote within is very high
    -can run your own business within walmart
    -PTO schedule is good
    -bonus structure (becoming more difficult to bonus though)

    Cons

    -health insurance
    -long hours for assistant managers with a minimum 50 hour work week.
    -assistant manager pay lacks for the amount of work/hours

    Advice to Management

    Promoting the right individuals not just individuals who have more time in the company or level currently at.


  4. "Assistant manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Brick, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Brick, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, and Decent vacation time

    Cons

    Very little work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Your definitely at at more then your home especially around the holidays


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Reliable
    -Safe
    -Strong company
    -Diverse options to choose from

    Cons

    -You cannot simply wait for the company to spoon feed you. You will have to be intentional in your desire to grow

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! Be strategic! Learn and care about your people


  6. "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in New Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in New Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, fast paced, easy advancement

    Cons

    long hours and have to work holidays


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New Brunswick, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good management salary, yearly bonus based on sales, profit, customer survey. 4% yearly rrsp. Salary managers start with 3 weeks vacation and get 4 weeks at 5 years. 4 leave health and dental benefit package. Company keeps up with change in the retail market and is not going anywhere. Most associates and managers are easy to work with creating a positive atmosphere.

    Cons

    Most weeks have to work more then 45 hours to keep up with demand because you are salary you are not compensated for extra time. 95% of the time more work load then associate in your team to set you up for success. Very thankless job. Company is turning away for Sam Walton's vision for the company every year its less and less about the 3 basic beliefs. Respect for the individual, service to our customers, strive for excellence.

    Advice to Management

    Stay positive, don't lose your integrity, treat associates like humans don't lose that aspect of the company.

  8. "Walmart Stores US is a great asset to my resume."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Salary, PTO, Growth Opportunity, Vision of the company is great, if you're lucky to get a leader as a SM then knowledge is poured down to develop you as it should.

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance, Respect for the Individual is non existent in Region 2, CO's and SM are managers not leaders as they should be.

    Advice to Management

    Region 2 lacks respect: Co/SM doesn't communicate in a respectful manner, personal time away from the store isn't respected, management schedules are not produced in a timely manner.
    Disconnect between CO's and SM.
    Working in the north and working in the south were seemed like working for two different companies.


  9. "Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, fantastic advancement and never bored!

    Cons

    Difficult to have a personal life outside of work


  10. "Good benefits, not so great work"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Morton, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Morton, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of benefits, decent pay for long term employees, every day was something new

    Cons

    High turnover, lack of consistency, work all hours and all shifts, thin staffing

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to grow and develop your employees, otherwise they will leave. I'm hoping by now corporate has backed off on their constant revamping of operating structure, which makes it so hard to get a grasp on what you are doing.