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Walmart Calgary Reviews

Updated September 15, 2018
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Calgary, AB (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 1348 reviews)

  • "Best environment, work life balance" (in 280 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance sometimes not there" (in 801 reviews)

  • "They schedule u an 38 hours so they don't have to give full time benifits" (in 1157 reviews)

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  1. "Merchandise"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule
    there's always a Walmart close by where you live

    Cons

    Don't have any cons at the moment

    Advice to Management

    provide more careers opportunities for the part time employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good if you like working alone & outside (weather independant)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Standards Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Store Standards Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -10% discount is nice to have
    -Management will leave you alone for 99% of your work time
    -If you're efficient with grabbing carts there can be plenty of downtime
    -Pretty decent exercise while working (continuously walking)
    -Morning and Evening weekday shifts require minimal work (if you're efficient)
    -Request for time off can be done online without hassle
    -Decent money for entry level job, includes minor vacation pay as well.
    -Hours are dictated by availability, high availability = higher hours
    -Good side job for secondary students
    -Colleagues are good to work with
    -Opportunities to get promoted full-time inside the store (if interested)

    Cons

    -Work is weather independent whether heavy rain, +36 to -40 you will have to be working outside, dress appropriately
    -Strays (abandoned carts) tend to spike during heavy rains, strong winds or super-cold weather forcing you to work longer outside during those times
    -Sale days (Boxing, Labour day, Black Friday etc.) can be very exhausting due to the amount of traffic in the store, combined with plenty of strays outside
    -Weekend shifts require a fair amount of walking (~2km/shift) and may be tiring to some
    -Pushing long cart lines during rush periods (weekends) in tight parking lots can be pretty daunting
    -Continuously grabbing strays from the store and all over the parking can be quiet tiring sometimes
    -Crazy/bad drivers (rare) that can be very inconsiderate with right-of-way
    -Having to change outside overfilled garbage bins are not fun, neither is removing used diapers from shopping carts (rare but sadly does happen)

    Advice to Management

    -Gloves, thermal pants should be made available to be purchased at cost as its a requirement of the job in regards to bio-hazards and weather-resistant clothing

  3. "Predator"

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    liked the customer base, merchandising.

    Cons

    -Lacks diversity in Management.
    -Dont be shocked if you get Minimum wage for being a department manager.
    -You might get less then 40 hours, depending on the store manager.
    -Weekly Management meeting is designed to discuses employees, thus If one manager hates you, all of them will hate you.
    - As a department manager maximum employee you will get is 2.
    -It is difficult for guys as you will be required to pickup slack.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "customer value associate"

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    Current Employee - Customer Value Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Value Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I love working at Walmart Canada (Deer Foot City). I have early morning hours where I pick orders on an RF scanner and stock merchandise on the sales floor. My duties also include price changes, scanning outs and order merchandise, completing back room bin audits, finalizing counts on merchandise on hand and correcting shelf cap errors.

    Cons

    Customer Value Associate is a large area to cover and there is never enough staff in our area. Most of us are part time and there is no room for growth and advancement. I have been there for 9 months and sometime have no hours for a week, very lame. We are told not to complain about our hours. This is very unfair as the merchandising part time people seem to get reasonable hours and way more that customer value associates. There is also a lot of favortism coming from department managers and merchandising manager, which is very hurtful. People can not survive on 12 hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your staff and don't kick people when they're down. Create a postive environment and your store will shine.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Walmart Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashiers in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashiers in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The staff members were friendly.

    Cons

    Very irregular hours/ not enough hours.

    Advice to Management

    Balance hours fairly among employers.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Its a good place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like the acceptance, great discounts

    Cons

    I dont have any reserves

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Team spirit, associates are looking for ways to provide help"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Dynamic, and collaborative enviroment in order to reach really hight performance targets

    Cons

    some processes are repetitive. overall is manageable

  8. Helpful (1)

    "The best survival job ever"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No experience required for most of the positions

    Cons

    Very physically demanding most of the times

    Advice to Management

    Give more opportunities for advance based to people inside rather to bring outsiders


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Walmart Calgary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Benefits
    - Usually a friendly staff
    - Holiday's off

    Cons

    - Big lack of communication
    - Wages are not competitive with current industry rates
    - Lack of wage consistency among employees
    - They do not equip staff with the proper tools need to preform their job safely

    Advice to Management

    - Better communication to avoid mistakes, misunderstandings and or conflict.
    - Competitive wage increases


  10. "great place"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    adjustable shudle is more convinent

    Cons

    work load is getting more and more

    Advice to Management

    good job


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