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Walmart Burnaby Reviews

Updated May 29, 2018
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Burnaby, BC (Canada)

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Walmart President and CEO, Executive Lee Tappenden
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Pros
  • "good pay Work hours lots of extra shift if you are willing to work" (in 1320 reviews)

  • "great work life balance, shorter commute" (in 273 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance sometimes not there" (in 782 reviews)

  • "They schedule u an 38 hours so they don't have to give full time benifits" (in 1140 reviews)

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  1. "Customer service"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome team and friendly management

    Cons

    Always short on people, have to cover others

    Advice to Management

    Keep up encouraging new employee, they can make a difference.


  2. "Easy work, little compensation"

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    Current Employee - Store Standards Associate in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Store Standards Associate in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Walmart is very flexible and works around your schedule. Work can be quite easy and discount of 10% is a plus.

    Cons

    Very high turnover rate so if you are an old worker you keep on training these new kids into the job only to quit in a week as it gets stressful on busy times. The income is pretty low and they give .30 cents raises every year and that's it.

    Advice to Management

    More incentives maybe a little more compensation for senior workers.

  3. "gooood!"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Building resume
    nice co workers
    nice supervisors

    Cons

    too tiring
    too low working enviornment


  4. "Management unrealistic expectations"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good training for all employees, benefits & profit sharing and nice coworkers (take the time to know them).

    Cons

    Minimum pay for associates, depending on experience, responsibilities for a customer service manager was too much and not on par with wage, unrealistic expectations from upper management, open jo positions posted for formality when it's already been filled, more politics than business implementation of policies and programs, lack of morale for employees, buying out older age employees replacing with young ones

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate and recognize efforts of your subordinates/ employees it makes a difference on their performance work output, older/mature employees are much more reliable, be realistic on the job description and expectations, be transparent then associates will trust you and happily carry out what needs fo be don


  5. "Generally Satisfied."

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    Current Employee - Meat Stocker in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Meat Stocker in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Caring and hard working managers who work in the stores best interests.

    Cons

    Lazy and inefficient workers who should not have been hired in the first place.

    Advice to Management

    Keep closer tabs to those who need it, and allow local management to control incentives for employees as some contribute exponentially more within the same position.


  6. "Good for part-time"

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    Former Employee - Walmart Cashier in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Walmart Cashier in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Flexible schedule
    - Work is very simple
    - Pretty much anybody can work here

    Cons

    - Low pay
    - Nothing special to learn


  7. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They're a good place for low income people to purchase everyday items.
    They offer 10% staff discount cards.
    They add a small % to your bimonthly paycheck stock contributions, when you use part of your paycheck to buy stock.

    Cons

    They don't value you as an employee.
    They cut your hours when you really need them.
    They treat you as a # and not a person.
    They only seam to want people who don't complain, when you complain their advice is "deal with it, get over it, and get back to work".
    They care more about facts and figures more than treating their regular customers and employees with respect.
    (My comments are based on my experiences, and comments from my colleagues at the current store that I've been working at for the past 18 years).

  8. "Deplorable Store, do NOT work here or shop here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Walmart part-time

    Pros

    -Got days off I needed for plans via my supervisor,
    -Made friends and learned how to open up more socially after high school, had some nice managers (note:had), some that are present aren't too bad until you hear how they talk of others besides you...and than they no longer seem so great.

    -20% discount on 3 items once a year....not like it really saves much but still something extra for buying Christmas gifts or a more expensive items on your shopping list.
    -RRSP stock stuff---I forgot the exact name, but it adds up.
    -Company gives extra on stocks you buy--never did buy any though, because I didn't know much about it, and also didn't plan to stick around long.

    Cons

    Oh, where do I start!

    Firstly, most of the good managers were laid off or quit voluntarily (good on them! bad for the employees though-if you don't sober up after a year here, you have been brainwashed or favoured)

    -Managers abuse and gossip about each other, as well as about employees. They also play around on their phones with each other in their own foreign language among each other in front of employees, while standing for several long minutes in a circle...how professional.
    -Store manager in manipulative and very egotistical, loves to do power displays and will yell at people in front of others, will blindly accuse people of disobedience in front of others, will act extremely offended if you dare ask for help as if she is a queen who cannot be spoken to unless you get called into the office.
    -I believe some girls said one of the male managers is a player and hits on them, but none feel comfortable saying anything. He also can be very mean to others.
    You will likely get pushed to quit or to move down unless favored on, in which eventually you will get pushed to quit.

    Employees that tell me they are overly outgoing admit to depression and anxiety, others go on stress leaves or quit from being unable to handle the abusive language and accusations.

    This store is very racist, but is very quietly spoken of..because people are afraid to be called a racist for noticing it.
     The employees who get pressured to leave or fired will be replaced with the ethnicity of the store manager, and they get bumped up into high positions within months.

    Benefits gets worse and worse, even for full-time...they also increase in price I recall--but forgot by how much, for less coverage. Pretty sad.

    They don't recycle plastics like other stores do, and lie about their green accomplishments--if you work here, you will know the statistics do not apply for this store, period: in fact, they care so little about this that they will make excuses for not even bothering with upgrading the recycling which would cost them very little to do! they just do NOT care---management's attitude is "throw it out, don't bother with that".
    Also, they don't do the program of having a separate garbage for perishable foods, and they don't bother to mark down food that is still often bought as-is (like bananas, which many bakers would buy over-ripened---100's at a time got tossed away before they are actually bad)

    Don't be tempted to work here....it is a trap. If they don't fire you outright, it is because they don't want to pay you a penny, even talks that ought to be safety pep talks are money talks, they will motivate you with the annual bonus instead of your well being. Some people have said this is one of the most depressing Walmart stores they ever visited.

    Advice to Management

    To high-up management, district manager:
    Stop allowing racism and favoritism to run management, get rid of the bully managers ASAP, get them on that recycling program! it will both save money AND the planet! have they not done the module? it says so on there itself! win-win, little to no extra effort. Give everyone a chance to succeed.
    Most of all...stop evaluating people with numbers and percentages,...it is inhumane.


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