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Walmart Department Manager Reviews

Updated February 17, 2019
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  • "Work life balance is challenging at times" (in 884 reviews)

  • "Your practically work full-time hour with no benifits" (in 1188 reviews)

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  1. "Love it"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager
    Current Employee - Department Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always job opportunities in the Walmart company

    Cons

    You cannot climb the cooperate ladder in your own store

    Advice to Management

    Work harder than your associates.


  2. "What is the perfect job?"

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    Current Employee - Department Manager
    Current Employee - Department Manager

    I have been working at Walmart full-time

    Pros

    They promote within the company.

    Cons

    You have to adapt to frequent policy changes.

  3. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Department Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, great support, plenty of work

    Cons

    Workers not doing what they're told, hiring people with no experience.


  4. "manager"

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    Current Employee - Auto Department Manager in Grand Blanc, MI
    Current Employee - Auto Department Manager in Grand Blanc, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the pay is very good

    Cons

    general retail problems will occur

    Advice to Management

    dont give up


  5. "It is what it is. You get what you put into it."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Tallmadge, OH
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Tallmadge, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Bonuses and fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Corporate is blind to certain things that if remedied would make this a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Fix what is broken.


  6. "Opportunity to advance"

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Ocala, FL
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Ocala, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Sometimes under staffed during holidays


  7. "Ecomm DM at Walmart"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ecommerce Department Manager in Humble, TX
    Current Employee - Ecommerce Department Manager in Humble, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ecommerce is growing rapidly!
    $15 is more than enough for this specific job title.
    It’s fun, it’s new, and you really get to bond with your team! Almost like team sports as a kid!

    Cons

    Low moral, stores get hours cut a lot, everyday low cost means cutting a few corners on quality in general.

    Advice to Management

    Personally go up to associates and show appreciation. Bonuses are great, calling out associates on their performance motivates them and creates better people/employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Employee for over 10 years."

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in West Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Department Manager in West Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits
    Flexible schedule if you need it

    Cons

    Low pay for doing the work load of 3 people
    A lot of miscommunication

    Advice to Management

    Stop opening so many stores so close to each other. And don't over work your associates, they have lives too. The jobs are easy but not when you have to do the work load of more than one person.


  9. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager
    Current Employee - Department Manager

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

    Pros

    Good pay, many opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Benefits are not very good.


  10. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Germantown, WI
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Germantown, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was treated very well. I enjoyed the business and personal relationships. I was never afraid to ask for help or explanations if I needed them.

    Cons

    No cons just would have liked more pay.