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Walmart Assistant Store Manager Reviews

Updated July 14, 2018
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Pros
  • "good pay Work hours lots of extra shift if you are willing to work" (in 1305 reviews)

  • "great work life balance, shorter commute" (in 269 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be a serious challenge" (in 770 reviews)

  • "They schedule u an 38 hours so they don't have to give full time benifits" (in 1133 reviews)

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  1. "A have always had good shopping experiences at Walmart!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager In Trainee in Boone, IA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager In Trainee in Boone, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Business to serve in as a leader and mentor to many other employees! Being able to collaborate with other Department Managers and Associate in making decisions that would drive sales in the store!

    Cons

    Probably long hours, evenings, and working to problem solve on a consistent basis. Dealing with constructive advice and handling disciplinary actions at times.

    Advice to Management

    I’ve been in charge of a very successful business for over 19 years! I believe customer service is one key factor in growing a business! Also having integrity and great communication with other team member is the glue that holds it together!!!


  2. "Good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Charleston, WV
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Charleston, WV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary is decent with the chance of yearly raise. Vacation time is hard to beat, especially once you invest time.

    Cons

    Schedule is not a 40 hour week. Except to work 50+. That’s what the expectation is to run the store.

  3. "Assistant Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager That Started With the Company Pushing Carts in North Western, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager That Started With the Company Pushing Carts in North Western, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walmart (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Even though many managers are “tossed right into the fire”, those who are able to stick around gain experience that is respected in many other types of business. Not just retailers.
    For example, I was offered a Managers position with a well-known dentistry chain. Between the leadership development/training, Human Resources, as well as community relations and loss prevention best practices- you’re set up very well in a short period of time with skills and proficiencies that are highly regarded and respected in the business world. If done right, it’s not uncommon for managers to be offered positions with other organizations that pay well into 6 figure income.

    Cons

    The company has lost its way. The culture and associate benefits that were the foundation of the company getting to where it’s gotten is pretty much gone. For example, profit sharing was eliminated which as a manager was a great motivating tool that gave associates a true sense of ownership in the company. There are a lot of managers that also don’t put a lot of emphasis into customer service. Their belief is that the low prices will make the customer come back. *** News Flasb- people do not have the time to wait in line to cash out for hours and hours and hours. Give the stores the payroll necessary to compete with the fast and courteous check out experience that we all experience at Target and Wegman’s. If that’s not gonna happen, then utilize the front end space better- no need for 32 registers if you’re only gonna have the payroll to run 2 or3. *** Also, make the bonus program more realistic to achieve. It’s ridiculous when you get your goals for the year and immediately know that there’s no possible way you’re gonna hit your metrics.

    Advice to Management

    To those who were not around when Wal-Mart r grew to be the company they are today- dig a little into what helped them get to where they are. The culture that died in the mid 2000’s needs to come back. It might look like it costs a little bit more- but the return on the investment by going above and beyond to take care of the front line associates will more than likely pay for itself.


  4. "No balance"

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    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Goodyear, AZ
    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Goodyear, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sam Walton started a company about the associates taking care of each other and the customers

    Cons

    No work life balance. No respect for the individuals shown Good benefits


  5. "I have a duty to run the store if no supervisor is here 112,000 sq ft 300 associates 110million dollar sales store."

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

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, and experience.

    Cons

    A lot of stress, not a lot of time home, feel like dead end.

    Advice to Management

    Stand up for you and get your time off and go home at reasonable time, your tasks and execution is not valued to the degree it should be. So don’t break your back.


  6. "Assistant manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great selections of merchandise
    Easy to do your own things

    Cons

    Management poor
    Customer service is poor
    Crazy people shop there

    Advice to Management

    Discipline, training, and praise employees rather than negative feedback always


  7. Helpful (3)

    "It Is What You Make It..."

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    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Wilmington, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tremendous variety in your day-to-day work, always something new to learn, opportunities to promote, genuinely good people working in these stores, and in my judgment the company is making good investments to remain relevant to customers for the future.

    Cons

    Culture and leadership styles are not at all consistent across the company (it's a big company). Out in the stores/clubs, the culture is set by the store manager and market manager. If you're getting into field management, make sure you get a true sense of the culture of that market and store. Getting into the wrong store or market could make your 18-24+ month tour miserable and could ultimately slow your upward mobility.

  8. "Decent Place to start"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Jefferson, WI
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Jefferson, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Casual Dress code
    Flexible schedule
    Co workers are great
    Can transfer to other stores easily

    Cons

    Work lots of hours
    Work keeps getting piled on with no help

    Advice to Management

    Don’t make your salaried memberships management feel guilty for taking days off or going home on time.


  9. "The company pays a decent wage but the expectations are incredibly high"

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    Current Employee - Asset Protection Manager/Assistant Store Manager in Madera, CA
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Manager/Assistant Store Manager in Madera, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays is reasonable and the technology available makes jobs easier

    Cons

    Change is a constant, which can be difficult for some

    Advice to Management

    Salaried management need to be able have a work/life balance


  10. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Asset Protection Manager/Assistant Store Manager in Cleveland, TN
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Manager/Assistant Store Manager in Cleveland, TN

    Pros

    No degree required and good pay

    Cons

    Constant change and unsure of future

    Advice to Management

    Operations experience