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Walmart Boston Reviews

Updated October 21, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Deli"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays few of the bills but you won't be buying anything

    Cons

    Favoritism is given to those whom do nothing

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to who is working the hardest


  2. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Saugus, MA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Saugus, MA

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

    Pros

    Benefits, discounts , healths insirances and stability

    Cons

    Low wages,
    no more downsides

    Advice to Management

    Nothing

  3. "Itcsuitrdvits purpose"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Plymouth, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Plymouth, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, flexible hours

    Cons

    Schedule does not follow availability , hard to get time off within 3 weeks, low pay

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  4. "Walmart"

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    Former Employee - Clerk in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Clerk in Boston, MA

    I worked at Walmart (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of hours available allowed for flexible job schedule

    Cons

    Low pay, tedious work, struggle to get other workers to cover any shifts


  5. "It is what you would expect"

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    Former Employee - Distribution in Raymond, NH
    Former Employee - Distribution in Raymond, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cant think of any except its better than unemployment

    Cons

    They think they own you and know that you can be replaced. Its like working in a Communist sweat shop.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to be ethical. And treat veterans right.


  6. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Plymouth, MA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Plymouth, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This job helped me get off of my feet. The work is consistent, you'll always be able to find something to do .

    Cons

    The lack of associates and communication values create problems within the consumer base and this specific facilities market management . If more people worked here, it would generate less problems throughout our daily jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Compel the public to be hired here. Be prepared for the tourists and the influx of customers , it should be well known. Plan ahead when knowing what holidays are arriving and what to order so the customer can receive the necessary merchandise and the cashiers or others can have the tools to achieve happiness amongst the customer and the companies employees.


  7. "Co-manager"

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    Current Employee - Supercenter Co-Manager in Somersworth, NH
    Current Employee - Supercenter Co-Manager in Somersworth, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is acceptable but you work too many

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity In the company

    Advice to Management

    No family life when you have young children

  8. "OK company"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay after you're there for a number of years

    Cons

    No advancement unless you're in the in crowd


  9. "Going downhill"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raymond, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raymond, NH
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Starting pay is good, especially for someone with no experience or degree. Scheduling can be good for some people (but usually isn't for most), benefits are OK (better than none). Good starter job for those who want to figure out what they're doing. Overtime used to be great, not in 2017 though.

    Cons

    The Raymond,NH distribution center has gone downhill in the past year. Since december (now the middle of april) the facility has not managed to get back to full hours leaving people unable to pay their bills. They're now expecting the facility to not be at full production until June. This is due to the decisions of upper management. Production has gone out-of-line (you can only squeeze so much productivity out of a human being).

    Also, getting a good 1a Tuesday-Friday day position is almost impossible.. and will literally take you 10-15 years to move off of the other shifts.

    Advancement is poor except to lower management (in which they own you - whatever schedule they want, you do..and it will vary. the 50-60k/year isn't worth it for the politics).

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic and stop lying to everyone.


  10. "Good Balance"

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    Current Employee - Asset Protection Associate in Quincy, MA
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Associate in Quincy, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, decent pay and benefits, "own boss workplace", accountability for own actions, decent PTO package. Work life balance. Good management.

    Cons

    Little advancement opportunities in the AP division, Managers having you do things that are not in your job description only to make their lives easier is kind of annoying when I have a job I am supposed to do.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing. Maybe adding some APMs back to some stores would be wise.


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