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Walmart Bloomington Reviews

Updated May 9, 2018
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Pros
  • good pay Work hours lots of extra shift if you are willing to work (in 1271 reviews)

  • Amazing work life balance for an man level job (in 265 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be a serious challenge (in 759 reviews)

  • They schedule u an 38 hours so they don't have to give full time benifits (in 1122 reviews)

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  1. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Bonus, rotating weekend, nice environment great people

    Cons

    Long hours, overnight shift, no monthly bonus

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Stocker"

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    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in Bloomington, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Apply easy job to get.

    Cons

    No team work, lazy worker's

  3. "Asset protection associate"

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    Former Employee - Asset Protection Associate in Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Associate in Bloomington, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy process of transferring stores.

    Cons

    Management is structured horribly and your promotions are based on who you know and not what you know.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Grocery support manager."

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    Current Employee - Grocery Support Manager in Normal, IL
    Current Employee - Grocery Support Manager in Normal, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay. Plenty of opportunity to learn new things if your ambitious.

    Cons

    No real direction. Managers are often un organized which results in many different directions being given and not enough training. The work is very physical and the store is always short staffed which means you get pulled everywhere... and they will always expect more.

    Advice to Management

    Train your people properly, don't exploit good workers, stop the 2% raises and give them real money. Hire more people. You hurt moral and customer service by not having enough workers in the sales floor and cash registers.


  5. "A big company with small qualities. Not the same Walmart Sam Walton started..."

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    Former Employee - Frozen/Dairy Sales Associate in Normal, IL
    Former Employee - Frozen/Dairy Sales Associate in Normal, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great for college students or retirees looking for some extra income. Decent discount, and you make many great friends.

    Cons

    Managers are willing to work against other managers in the store, as long as it means they get ahead. Some managers are very friendly, and easy to talk to -- others could use an attitude adjustment. An individual cannot expect to make a living from the hourly positions. The department managers and assistants are the only ones who could make an OKAY living. Even the Assistants salaries are pitiful. (I know because they told me) Managers put in ridiculous hours for a small return. If you are "grandfathered" into the system, you cannot make time and a half on Sundays anymore. Not even the DOLLAR EXTRA!

    Advice to Management

    Be nice, optimistic, and work with associates and other members of management so everyone wins! Go back to the old ways of


  6. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Walmart Cashier in Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Walmart Cashier in Bloomington, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Able to start off although little to no experience
    Started off in High School and given a job
    Good staring pay for being teenager, above Federal minimum wage of $7.25
    Get to interact with customers
    Able to take time off ahead of time with little to no issue from managers

    Cons

    Many didn't take job seriously, although that comes with any job
    Not very good leadership

    Advice to Management

    Take feedback from the employees and actually take the time to greet the customers, look around and talk with the employees of the stores if nothing else to do.


  7. "Worked here 9 months. NOT WORTH THE TIME OR MONEY"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Bloomington, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My managers liked me.
    Made $0.40 above minimum wage.
    10% discount on some stuff after 3 months.
    Super easy if you have any intelligence.
    Promote within the company.

    Cons

    Most of my coworkers had no intelligence.
    Getting promoted is hard work.
    Everyone is hired on as temporary with a 6 month trial period. Right before you reach that milestone they fire you (for some BS reason) and tell you to reapply.
    All the managers/employees talk about each other behind their backs.
    My manager once said we should "plan our lives around Walmart."...all good and great until you have to have an emergency surgery..(I was fired for calling in too much for my surgery (5 days) because you are only allowed to miss 3 days during your trial period)

    Advice to Management

    Care about the little people because they are the face of your company.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "At least it pays something."

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

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

    Pros

    It is easy to get a job here and they will keep you on forever even if you don't do anything. If you manage to get fired from Walmart then you will never be able to work anywhere.

    Cons

    They don't pay attention to their employees, or their customers, and frequently ignore problems.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what is going on in your stores, because it is very obvious that you aren't.


  9. "Horrible experience that I learned so much from."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Bloomington, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working for Walmart I started off as a cashier. Within 3 monts I started training at the service desk and money center. Within 6 months I was promoted to a Customer Service Manager which later became a Customer Service Supervisor. You can be promoted every 3 months to a new postion if you put in the work.

    Cons

    At my specific store the management team was horrible. There were a selcet few mangers that were decent, but overall the management team clearly didn't learn to apply anything in their managment training. Its one thing to sit through training and learn and understand a concept especially in a leadership/managment position. They do not know how to apply the concepts taught in their training.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to take what you learned in your training and actually apply it within your store. If you don't you will have high turnover on associates. That is 100% guranteed.


  10. "Wal~Mart"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IL
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good money, you are always busy, meet a lot of interesting people, a lot of training to help you learn to do your job well.

    Cons

    horrible store manager, not fair in any way on how promotions are given. Not fair in who works 3rd shift.

    Advice to Management

    be way more selective on how you choose your store manager, different process for hiring shift managers and all upper managment.


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