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Walmart Atlanta Reviews

Updated February 9, 2018
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Pros
  • Good pay and benifits liked the work (in 1173 reviews)

  • Amazing work life balance for an man level job (in 255 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance benefits restructuring (in 708 reviews)

  • Not enough hrs avalible for full time emoyment (in 1083 reviews)

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  1. "A great first job!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Apparel Sales Associate in Cumming, GA
    Former Employee - Apparel Sales Associate in Cumming, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved working at Walmart! My position was very easy to carry out. Great first job experience

    Cons

    There isn’t really any downsides besides the fact that during the holidays it’s going to require that you buckle down and hustle. The benefits are so-so but the hourly pay makes up for it so I can’t complain.

    Advice to Management

    Better benefits


  2. "Walmart"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Phone Operator in Decatur, GA
    Former Employee - Phone Operator in Decatur, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They love the employees.
    Very nice management
    Good training

    Cons

    Very strict attendance
    Not very flexible

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible with attendance... I’m in school so I needed a specific schedule the manager was too “busy” to fix it but kept promising she would

  3. "Walmart has always been good to me."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Suwanee, GA
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Suwanee, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours to fit any lifestyle, great benefits, excellent work conditions. Plenty of room for advancement. Great training program in person and online.

    Cons

    Stressful, very competitive, very fast paced. Hard to take all of the PTO made available to the salary managers, if you have been with the company long term you almost get a week per month with exception to Holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Give 100% every day.


  4. "Asset Protection Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Secure job with a secure company. Good pay and benefits. PTO grants are generous with time employed.

    Cons

    AP management transitioning to a standard operational position. Company is transitioning to a centralized method of management where field level is to execute and not innovate or analyze. Little to no strategy left to be implemented due to store level observation.

    Advice to Management

    Currently Walmart is shifting to a centralized style of management. The company must be careful not to become very narrow in thought and opinion process. This model can also lead to a disconnected view of actual facility level management condition. The company must monitor only promoting associates from the centralized location in to open positions. Remember to obtain talent from the field. I assure you that there is far more knowledge on store operations and conditions in the field than at the centralized offices.


  5. "Working environment"

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    Current Employee - Store Co-Manager in Newnan, GA
    Current Employee - Store Co-Manager in Newnan, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working environment, great team environment

    Cons

    Long hours, family to work life unbalance


  6. "Great company to work for..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Snellville, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Snellville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good. Here in Georgia the pay starts at $9 when i was hired as a student doing part-time. If you work and not just show up and dodge managers, you will actually get hours as a part-time worker. Stock options are available after 6 months and are offered at a slight discount. Discount is 10%. Also, of course, you have retirement options if you make this your career.

    Cons

    If you are a good worker and the people around you aren't, you will be used up. Oh, and the $10 an hour that Wal-mart says they went up to, has to be worked towards on a computer in the back which, they say, can take approximately 3 months after you are hired. But if you are a good worker, they will never let you go back to complete the classes to graduate to $10. Also not a great job to have as a full-time student because the 9 hours a day can get in the way of studies so be careful if you are a student. FYI, the hours were not my reason for leaving Wal-Mart.

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees go take the classes so that the ones who actually work hard, can earn $10 an hour and not the people who don't. Make sure the employees who actually work, are able to get paid accordingly.


  7. "Great Job if you’re willing to do hard work to succeed"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Produce Department Manager in Newnan, GA
    Current Employee - Produce Department Manager in Newnan, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experience in fresh areas which can open many other job opportunities within the company or outside of it. Leaders are made in fresh areas

    Cons

    High expectations that may not always be met. May include longer than 8 hour days on several occasions. Upper management will constant walk your areas because it’s the first thing you see when you open the door

    Advice to Management

    Focus on teaching fresh managers how to run their business

  8. "Store Co Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Co-Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Store Co-Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging and exciting work environement

    Cons

    Less talent development and advancement opportunity

    Advice to Management

    Invest in Talent development and improve ecommerce process.


  9. "It was okay, could be better"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Courtesy Associate in Covington, GA
    Former Employee - Courtesy Associate in Covington, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, 401k, shares in the company, it has its perks sometimes, I stayed for 2 years for a reason

    Cons

    Difficult to progress unless you make yourself noticed, hours are unstable, sometimes get paid less for more labor intensive jobs (ex. cart pushing VS door greeters) management is hit and miss

    Advice to Management

    Give people set schedules instead of changing on a weekly basis, don't expect a hard worker when they know they'll only get a 300 dollar biweekly check instead of 500


  10. "Really not that bad of a place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CSM in Dawsonville, GA
    Former Employee - CSM in Dawsonville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walmart full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Pay (Now), And in most stores, Support from Management in personal times of crisis. And Quarterly Bonuses

    Cons

    You never know who to trust.

    Advice to Management

    The managers thrive on making conflict within the store. This needs to stop. The stress level that was created with me was so great I was actually relieved to get fired.


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