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Walmart Assistant Manager Reviews

Updated September 22, 2018
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Pros
  • "good pay Work hours lots of extra shift if you are willing to work" (in 1355 reviews)

  • "Best environment, work life balance" (in 280 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance sometimes not there" (in 805 reviews)

  • "They schedule u an 38 hours so they don't have to give full time benifits" (in 1159 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant Store Manager"

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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. Helpful (2)

    "Assistant Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, PTO time, good co workers

    Cons

    Long hours, to long to wait for promotions

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your people and set the example

  3. "The Good was Good, the Bad was Bad"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Hired into management off the street, including a month of paid management training at Walmart Academy.
    - Good salary for little-to-no experience.
    - Apparently most growth comes from within - I am an anomaly in this respect.
    - My store management was fantastic - very fair and always had my back.
    - My store was also not pie in the sky re: management - I was on the floor 24/7 and stocked shelves most nights.

    Cons

    - Very negative associates (comes with the territory).
    - Arbitrary processes - every time you made a plan, it was ruined in a matter of hours.
    - Higher ups were unfair and unrealistically demanding - constant pressure to perform at a pace that was inaccessible and consequent store-wide depression when we did not reach the mark.
    - Unbelievably inconsistent schedule - although, I guess this comes with the territory with retail.
    - Management was discouraged from making personal connections with associates.

    Advice to Management

    Have a purpose of why you are doing what you are doing, and dig that purpose out of your associates. This place does not have to be so draining, but it is because everyone is incredibly negative and short-sighted. Also, stores in smaller towns should have the option to close overnight and on Sundays. Working Sundays was the worst.


  4. "General Review"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, chances to advance and get promoted.

    Cons

    Not good at addressing associate problems, lots of favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Better Training and better handling of open door reporting.


  5. "Chaotic"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Move up very fast with dedication

    Cons

    Expect ALOT for the amount of pay

    Advice to Management

    Speak kinder to associates


  6. "Change for the sake of it"

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    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Greensburg, PA
    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Greensburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse People, Job Security, busy atmosphere, community involvement.

    Cons

    To many changes at once, poor HR dept, poor talent pool, disconnected exterior management, poor communication, unreasonable expectations,

    Advice to Management

    Stop implementing multiple changes at once hoping one of them is an improvement. Its hard to tell whats successful if there are 10 new programs being implemented at the same time. Entry level talent needs time to adapt.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Galena, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Galena, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Walmart offers growth and experience in multiple areas of managment. It's a fast paste corporation that allows you to grow skills working with a variety of types of people as well as sutuations that include employees as well as customers. Constant ability to adapting to change is a must.

    Cons

    Consistancy from location to location is at times hard to follow. Each facilty may have a different demographics that requires different merchandising as well as management skill sets. Knowing and understanding your clientel base for each particular store can sometimes be challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Always be willing to adapt to change. The retail environment is changing every year in rapid ways. I invite all who have a career in retail get more involved in the e-commerce portions of your company because they are growing in leaps and bounds and are a strong part of our corporations.

  8. "A good place to build a career"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in California, MD
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in California, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Will enjoy working here as a single

    Cons

    Don't have work and life balance

    Advice to Management

    Put yourself sometimes in your associate's shoes.


  9. "Asm"

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    Former Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Midland, TX
    Former Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Midland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    3 on 3 off or 4 on 4 off

    Cons

    Turnover, huge disconnect in store communications,


  10. "Stressed the Eff out. No work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good but not worth it. They are compliant.

    Cons

    The promote a work is life environment rather than a healthy work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Making so much money raise the payroll. Never enough associates to get all the tasks done without stressing everyone out and pulling them off what they're already working on. What people to verify? It's not a 10 min job. And who runs the truck while verifying? Why isn't there a dedicated associate for forklift since there's HV constantly coming and GM.