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Walmart Austin Reviews

Updated October 3, 2017
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  • Teams run very lean which leads to a poor work life balance (in 658 reviews)

  • If you want full time you need to be gradfathered in or be a manager (in 1042 reviews)

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  1. "Walmart"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff, Great pay, Nice benefit scheme

    Cons

    none to really speak of


  2. "Grocery support"

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    Current Employee - Grocery Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Grocery Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always learning something new.

    Cons

    Not enough staffing throughout the day.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is the key!

  3. "Director of total store operations"

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    Former Employee - Walmart Store Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Walmart Store Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Striving for excellence in everything they do creates excitement and breeds competition.

    Cons

    Get caught up in the political game and lose sight of what's important, the customer.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your team and they in turn will take care of the customer. Believe in the idea of "servant leadership" and lead by example in order to inspire.


  4. "Walmart is a shell"

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    Current Employee - Department Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its a paycheck albeit a small one
    They're everywhere so theres no shortage of locations to chose from
    ...... I cant really think of anything else

    Cons

    Where do I begin?
    inconsistency is rampant, poor and conflicting direction from management, long and hard work days with no help because it always gets pulled since they are always understaffed, ridiculous expectations, disrespect, dishonesty in just about everything, backstabbing, absurdly poor training, care nothing for the associates, only care about the money, usually dirty with pitifully old and obsolete equipment, upper management is oblivious to concerns and regularly protect their own over those of even their fellow managers, and it goes on and on and on...

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what corporate says then listen to what your employees say and grow some sense of logic and common sense as well as a soul. The backbone of the income of the entire company is the employees. Treat them well and take their opinions seriously.


  5. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to steal merchandise, get to boss around people

    Cons

    Work with idiots all day long


  6. "Unnecessarily Stressing"

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    Current Employee - Multiple Positions in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Multiple Positions in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It can be a fun environment but then if you have too much fun then you are considered unproductive. It's a great entry level job company but just that.

    Cons

    Climbing the corporate ladder is not what they make it out to seem. It's definitely not worth the time and effort in my opinion but if that's what you are looking for then by all means go for it.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to associates and more understanding. Quit trying to line your pockets up and start being more considerate of the effect u have when you ignore performance over professionalism.


  7. "Assistant Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good resume builder. Walmart will promote anyone that shows any potential.

    Cons

    Managers work long hours, unpredictable schedule , poor upper management

  8. "UGH"

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    Former Employee - Paint Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Paint Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the insurance is the best thing

    Cons

    not enough people to work the sales floor

    Advice to Management

    get more personnel and hire people with deferred adjudications for violence of vets with PTSD


  9. "Has gotten better but has a long long way to go."

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    Current Employee - CAP TEAM in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - CAP TEAM in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Scheduling...sometimes
    If you desperately need a job they're always there.

    Cons

    Management
    Pay
    Too much work for skeleton screws.
    Work/life balance- this is your life
    "Encourage" you stay til job is done but make you get rid of overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Be kind to your employees they are the ones who make or break you.


  10. "Depends on the store"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician CPhT in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician CPhT in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked for multiple sites:

    Easy work, defined by corporate, average benefits. You can excel in management if you choose. They allow you to move around.

    Cons

    Management can be inconsistent depending on the store.


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