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Walmart Chicago Reviews

Updated September 17, 2017
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Pros
  • friendly good pay big ompany good benefits if you work hard you will do fine (in 1000 reviews)

  • Wonderful company for work/life balance (in 231 reviews)

Cons
  • Teams run very lean which leads to a poor work life balance (in 627 reviews)

  • If you want full time you need to be gradfathered in or be a manager (in 1008 reviews)

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  1. "Maintenance manager"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Maintenance Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a great company with great opportunities

    Cons

    There is no downside

    Advice to Management

    If you give it your all you can accomplish anything


  2. "Shelving things"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Unloader in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Unloader in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Because I love Walmart, it's the best and I love being around people in the Best store in the World

    Cons

    I Love being at Walmart.

    Advice to Management

    Walmart.Walmart.Walmart

  3. "New hire"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cake Decorator in Lockport, IL
    Current Employee - Cake Decorator in Lockport, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was hired recently as a bakery clerk and soon became one of the cake decorators. So far, it isn't terrible. We just need more people for the holidays.

    Cons

    Lack of staff, mainly. We need more people in the bakery.


  4. "Sales associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hammond, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hammond, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart full-time

    Pros

    Location,atmosphere,energy of the employees including management is great.

    Cons

    Not enough overtime,hiring younger people that don't stay around after Christmas.

    Advice to Management

    Middle age people are more reliable and dependable


  5. "Sales Writer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Writer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Writer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people is nice to work with

    Cons

    Working every weekend and not having weekends off some of the times


  6. "O/N Stocker"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - O/N Dry Grocery/GM Stocker in Hazel Crest, IL
    Current Employee - O/N Dry Grocery/GM Stocker in Hazel Crest, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time

    Pros

    Up bring the company in all aspects and to future references

    Cons

    Your working with everyone in a orderly timely fashion


  7. "Great company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They promote from within, bonuses every 3 months, endless opportunity for advancement even without a degree, great benefits.

    Cons

    Only 60 hours of sick time available per year

  8. "Part time"

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    Former Employee - Part Time in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Part Time in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lite work, great people. Location

    Cons

    Not enough hours of work


  9. "Overnight"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Third Shift in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Third Shift in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, 20percent off coupon if you work thanks giving...not like you have a choice though

    Cons

    No paid holidays, hard to get vacation time, overworked, no help when large trucks come in. 20cent raise after a year of hard work, supplies to do job not available.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Cashier"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Addison, IL
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Addison, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company: (1) for the students, (2) safe job, and (3) great supporter to the family

    Cons

    After getting a degree, you might not get the opportunity according to your study otherwise this is a great company and I love this company

    Advice to Management

    Take the advantage of the degree students and provide an opportunity to the students


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