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Walmart Chicago Reviews

Updated January 11, 2018
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  • The work life balance and flexibility is not present in all departments (in 671 reviews)

  • Take to long to get full time hours (in 1064 reviews)

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  1. "I loved mopping the floor"

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    Former Employee - Janitor in Gary, IN
    Former Employee - Janitor in Gary, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walmart (More than a year)

    Pros

    Honestly, if you passion isn't to move carts from parking lot to the cart aisle, this job isn't for you

    Cons

    Lot of people doing drugs in and around walmart

    Advice to Management

    Hit the J.O.


  2. "Get in good with the management team or your career will be short lived"

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    Current Employee - Asset Protection Associate in Wonder Lake, IL
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Associate in Wonder Lake, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Full forty hours a week, decent benefits and the job it’s self is extremely fun, just make sure you like confrontation

    Cons

    The management team really makes it breaks your reputation, the work you do doesn’t really coordinate with the respect you receive

  3. "Department Manager over 92"

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Crystal Lake, IL
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Crystal Lake, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great hours and was left alone to do my job for the most part.

    Cons

    Never enough staff so I would have to do my job as well as two to three others.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people and realize there is only so much one person can do at a time.


  4. "Customer service supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Customer in Country Club Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Customer in Country Club Hills, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can build your customer service and meet new and wonderful people and work hard and it’s really easy to get promoted if you do excellent work.

    Cons

    You will have no bad things as long as you come ready to work and come in uniform.


  5. "Challenging environment"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Niles, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Niles, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hours of operation. Some holidays are off. Very diverse environment. Salaries can be very reasonable and competitive with other similar employers.

    Cons

    It can be very challenging and stressful environment. Part time employees do not qualify for health and other benefits. Most of the employees are part time and it’s difficult to get full time positions.


  6. "Amazing Training and Management Support"

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    Former Employee - Zone Merchandise Supervisor in McHenry, IL
    Former Employee - Zone Merchandise Supervisor in McHenry, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked hard and was recognized for it. About a year into my employment, they started using a recognition program in junction with the timeclock and it served as a guide for what to improve on and what I was doing well in. Not just that the program was in use, but the managers were vocal about this guide to betterment. When I became a manager, I used the program and vocalized my appreciation of employees, talked with them about their strengths, and gave them feedback on how to improve on other areas. Walmart's training on inventory, skus, modular integrity, feature management, customer service and resolutions, employee interaction and leadership, onboarding best practices. I could go on. They train well in all aspects if you work hard and want to learn.

    Cons

    I could have been paid more for what I was doing, but I was still learning and I really can't act entitled.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to offer mentorships between management and employees. Continue to encourage management to be leaders, not completely task focused. Continue building employees and supporting their learning and work efforts.


  7. "Would not recommend"

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    Current Employee - Department Manager in Glen Ellyn, IL
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Glen Ellyn, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good and not too costly.

    Cons

    Compensation does not match the amount of work you are expected to do, management is not good and growing with the company only comes if you have connections in high places or managers favor you, it is not based on experience or skill level. Store managers have too much power.

    Advice to Management

    Salaried management should be more respectful and appreciative of hourly employees. Corporate should take more action when complaints at store level are made.

  8. "Optician"

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    Current Employee - Optician in Lake Zurich, IL
    Current Employee - Optician in Lake Zurich, IL

    I have been working at Walmart part-time

    Pros

    Lots to learn, always challenging, able to learn new things everyday flexible hours

    Cons

    Something challenging customer challenge sometimes not busy get boring


  9. "3rd Shift Stock"

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    Former Employee - Insock Third Shift in Antioch, IL
    Former Employee - Insock Third Shift in Antioch, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Fellow Employees. Enjoyed My Work

    Cons

    Store changed management. policy changed. 25 and 5 yr employees fired for lower wage employees. I was injured on the job. i was never taken for medical care or drug screen, I continued to work for 5 mos, pay out of pocket for medical. I am injured now for the rest of my life for their negligence.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Most asst managers were employees on the retail floor, store managers also. Do not treat employees as disposble people


  10. "Me & Wal-Mart"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hodgkins, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hodgkins, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like the way all assoc work as a team.

    Cons

    There is not enough time in 1 shift to complete the work load you are assign to

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


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