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Walmart Boston Reviews

Updated March 10, 2019
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  • "Work life balance is challenging at times" (in 884 reviews)

  • "Your practically work full-time hour with no benifits" (in 1188 reviews)

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  1. "Good job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate - Seasonal Lawn and Garden in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy interview, took about 3 minutes for them to offer me the job. Get thanked a lot which is nice. 10% discount after 90 days. Everyday is different and interesting. Get to hear a bunch of stupid questions that make pretty good stories for after work.

    Cons

    Scheduling is all over the place you can start one day at 4pm and 7am the next. Almost never given the proper equipment to do my job as a sales associate. Shift lengths change every day, anywhere from 4 to 9 hours, so it's hard to get a routine

    Advice to Management

    Give people a set schedule and the tools they need.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A company with a big future"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Executives truly believe in customer service, they don't just pay lip service to it like so many other companies do; innovative processes; constantly changing to benefit the customer; and executives want associates engaged with the management, their tasks, and the companies future.

    Cons

    As an assistant manager the work life balance is not there. When I started the schedule was 3 twelve hour days on and 3 days off. It has changed many times over the years. The best schedule was 4 ten hour days on and 2 days off. I had a life with that schedule. Ten hours days are doable, but twelve hour days are too long to have a work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    The attendance policy for hourly associates was updated in Feb 2019. When it was updated prior to that, many of us were under the impression that once an associate hit the maximum number allowed that the home office would automatically terminate them. We liked that! Unless the system automatically terminates abusers the problem will continue. The store management team will not consistently follow the policy.

  3. "Overworked/underpaid"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Profit sharing was nice. Flexibility of schedule.

    Cons

    Unclear expectations and heavy workload. Difficult to progress in career.


  4. "No Home Life"

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    Former Employee - Store Co-Manager in Rochester, NH
    Former Employee - Store Co-Manager in Rochester, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary for a retailer.

    Cons

    Absolutely no personal home life. Long hours with no comp days. Several so called black out periods for vacation. Oct-Jan. Month before to week after inventory. Constant change of s.o.p. always reducing work force and adding more duties.


  5. "Receiving"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raymond, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raymond, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not many buy maybe the 10% discount

    Cons

    No constant policy or procedural practices between management.


  6. "Hard work"

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    Former Employee - Yard Driver in Raymond, NH
    Former Employee - Yard Driver in Raymond, NH
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, bonuses, overtime offered

    Cons

    Hard work, forced overtime, long hours

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more


  7. "Good benefits"

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    Former Employee - FID Processor in Raymond, NH
    Former Employee - FID Processor in Raymond, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and pay were comparable if not better to many fortune 500 firms.

    Cons

    Promoting to management is impossible unless you are one of the "cool" kids.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to pay more attention before all the good employees are gone.

  8. "Good for students, not for families"

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

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

    Pros

    hours can work around your school schedule. paid time off is generous once youve been there over 5 years, sick time is very forgiving if in Massachusetts.

    Cons

    no support from overnight team or upper management team. New scheduling rolling out later in 2018 is not people friendly. Its an employers market and Walmart knows that. If you aren't a department manager don't think you will be getting consistent hours. career path isn't exciting. you are either a department manager, or a manager of a dept. manager, or a manager to that manager. Hard to leave retail once you're in it for a long time!

    Advice to Management

    listen to your associates needs. simply hearing them isnt listening. All department managers are treated like children and its quite pitiful. Store manager needs to show respect to other people. Respect for the individual is in our creed and it is dismissed almost everyday. Communicate with your team, we have a guy training in New Hampshire this week and it's taken 5 days to realize he's not on vacation! pitiful...


  9. "Was an ok starting job"

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

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

    Pros

    Easy training with the computers

    Cons

    High turnover, poor management communication


  10. "A good starting point"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Methuen, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Methuen, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, friendly coworkers, nearby

    Cons

    Rude managers, rude customers, too much work


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