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Walmart Chicago Reviews

Updated June 30, 2018
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Pros
  • "good pay Work hours lots of extra shift if you are willing to work" (in 1305 reviews)

  • "great work life balance, shorter commute" (in 269 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be a serious challenge" (in 770 reviews)

  • "They schedule u an 38 hours so they don't have to give full time benifits" (in 1133 reviews)

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  1. "get money"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paper Head in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Paper Head in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    you get paid and you get to have fun

    Cons

    its hard work,and should be done in the time that is given

    Advice to Management

    do whatever that you have to do and you will make it far in life,as well as this job.


  2. "Challenging"

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    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Lockport, IL
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Lockport, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Walmart is a big company, therefore, I receive all the benefits I could want including vision, medical and dental insurance.

    Cons

    Not enough staff.
    Does not pay enough to keep techs inside the company as a career.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should hire more technicians to have more on standby when people call off.
    Certified Technicians should also be paid more in order to keep people at a living wage.

  3. "Really bad"

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    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Addison, IL
    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Addison, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Liked helping customers and employees.

    Cons

    Some really nasty people also treated like less then a number.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like you like to be treated!


  4. "Not too bad for the place"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Elgin, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Elgin, IL

    Pros

    People were great to work with

    Cons

    Pay is not the best

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to add to this


  5. "Cashier"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Arlington Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Arlington Heights, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good customer service experience
    - Flexible schedule
    -PTO (depending on number of hours worked)
    -Quarterly bonusus

    Cons

    - Have to perform other duties as assigned (eg. stocking, cart pushing, etc)
    - Hard to ask for a day off in a short notice


  6. Helpful (1)

    "It's what you make it"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Produce Department Manager in DeKalb, IL
    Current Employee - Produce Department Manager in DeKalb, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good starting pay for what it is.

    Cons

    Managers can be difficult to deal with.


  7. "Sinking Ship"

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    Current Employee - CSM in Glen Ellyn, IL
    Current Employee - CSM in Glen Ellyn, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are better than people think

    Cons

    Management attitudes towards the associates needs

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people who are doing the hard work

  8. "Retail stocker"

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    Current Employee - Grocery Stocker in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Grocery Stocker in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a good job, I can say it seem like a easy job

    Cons

    Their always crowded And need help Sometimes assistants

    Advice to Management

    This is my first time applying So I'm ready to start Working


  9. "Great company to grow and learn about the sales industry."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Bartlett, IL
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Bartlett, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and easy to get along with. My coworkers have become my family and I have an amazing store manager. They have made changes in the company and new routines that have made the job easier.

    Cons

    Many communication and staffing issues. Associates are now scheduled according to the busy times of the day and week, but there are not enough people to get everything done in the mornings or overnight to get certain processes done. In the end it puts more work on the managers during the day.

    Advice to Management

    Be as transparent as you can. Make sure to explain why certain things are done and make sure training is on point.


  10. "Cashier"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Customers made it a great place to work!!!

    Cons

    Management treated employees horrible. Didn’t care or bother to understand their employees


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