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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. "Great so far!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, reasonable expectations, paid 15-minute breaks

    Cons

    Getting used to working at night

    Advice to Management

    Plan your work assignments a little better prior to the shift so there's not so much effort spent during the shift to move employees around.


  2. "Run from this store Walmart #5251"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Associate in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Management at this store is so clueless. They think whatever they say is the golden rule. They are very disrespectful; they feel they can talk to you any way they feel. Your thought or ideas about the job you are doing is meaningless. They refuse to hire new employees to fill vacant positions. The staff is overworked.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue. You are not the co-manger from God.

  3. "It paid the bills"

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    Former Employee - Walmart Cashier in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Walmart Cashier in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    15 minute breaks, fun environment to work in. The people around you can make or break the experience. Hours are consistent

    Cons

    Repetitive work and frequent no shows cause them to call you in often. No real accountability for the people to do well. No incentives

    Advice to Management

    Show you care. Offer more incentives


  4. "cashier"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    customer and the stuff you see

    Cons

    management is really pickey if they dont like u dey will pick on u till u quit are get fired

    Advice to Management

    don't be uptight be firm but not show favorite


  5. "Walmart Certified Pharmacy Technician"

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    Current Employee - Tennessee in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Tennessee in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time

    Pros

    Great company to grow in. There are a lot of opportunities in this field and it's a face paced environment

    Cons

    Mistakes are crucial. Must be able to learn fast. Customers can be rude. But Walmart will protect you in any worse case scenario

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees. We are front line. If you don't listen how would you know how to run Walmart as a business?


  6. "Great benefits. Struggle for family time."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good pay. Decent bonus structure.

    Cons

    Recently the "work/life balance" had been deemed as not necessary. When I started the company wanted to ensure that you had ample time to spend with your family even through the difficult time odd the holidays. The pay few years that hasn't been a priority. Staffing is a struggle. Ad a salaried employee you are going to put in extra time if your store is not properly staffed


  7. "It sort of pays the bills."

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    Current Employee - Electronic Sales Associate in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Electronic Sales Associate in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Almost all of my coworkers were wonderful.

    Cons

    Unhelpful and unintelligent management. Customers who think your register is magic and can fix every problem. People who pitch a fit for what they want, and management who lets it happen conditioning these people to realize acting foolish gets them what they want.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people with actual knowledge, people who have worked in the store.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "The Road to Nowhere"

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    Former Employee - Tle Service Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Tle Service Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is easy to get in the door at Walmart, it is even easy to reach an hourly management position/

    Cons

    Walmart doesn't advance its most qualified people. Advancement in the company comes down to little more than a popularity contest.

    Advice to Management

    Know you people, Know their skills, and put the aces in their places.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "It's better than being unemployed"

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    Former Employee - Backroom Inventory and Overnight Stocker in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Backroom Inventory and Overnight Stocker in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Customer service and retail experience. Discount after working there for 3 months. Full time has okay benefits. Completely possible to get 40 hours a week even if you're only part time. Free coffee in the break room. (Almost a necessity if you work third shift.)

    Cons

    Barely above minimum wage.
    You have to be in real tight with management (or a snitch, or slap on that chap stick and pucker up) to be able to move up in the company.
    If you've been there for over four years and haven't moved up, they'll usually try to find ways to fire you so they can get cheaper workers in your place.
    Schedule changes without notice.
    Usually assigned more than 9 hours of work to finish in an 8 hour shift, or you'd have to stay over and finish the work. If you're full time, you would have to cut the overtime on your lunch break the next day, thus creating an endless cycle of cutting overtime everyday on your lunch break. Living an hour away, this was practically making me work overtime for free since I couldn't merely go home for my lunch break.
    Unrealistic expectations of workers. If you're a stocker, you'd best not stop to help a customer. Management would rather the customer wander aimlessly through the store than you to take five minutes of Walmart's time to help him or her find something unless you can stock two hours of freight by corporate's expectations in less than two hours.

    Advice to Management

    Try to remember where you came from, if you even had to work your way up in the company. I doubt corporate even worked a day in a regular associate position with these ridiculous constraints on productivity for meagerly pay. It's retail, not a warehouse.


  10. "Poor Service to Employees"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Casheer in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Casheer in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to get hired, meet a lot of interesting people

    Cons

    Weird hours, little to no time off, no set sceduale

    Advice to Management

    Get with your employees and find out what they need.... or up the wages to liveable terms


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