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Walmart Department Manager Reviews

Updated August 9, 2018
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Pros
  • "good pay Work hours lots of extra shift if you are willing to work" (in 1320 reviews)

  • "great work life balance, shorter commute" (in 273 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance sometimes not there" (in 782 reviews)

  • "They schedule u an 38 hours so they don't have to give full time benifits" (in 1140 reviews)

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  1. "Great Managers"

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Ruidoso, NM
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Ruidoso, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have great benefits, great managers, and I liked the bonuses. All in all, it was a great place to work. really work is what you make it.

    Cons

    The bad Rep Walmart has received.


  2. "Online grocery/ pickup today"

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    Current Employee - Ecommerce Department Manager in Fort Smith, AR
    Current Employee - Ecommerce Department Manager in Fort Smith, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meeting new people, trying new things, seeing the future direction that retail is going.

    Cons

    A lot of work for a small amount. 15.00 a hour is not worth the stress of the amount of work.

  3. "Department Manager"

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Goldsboro, NC
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Goldsboro, NC

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

    Pros

    I loved my coworkers and some managers was awesome to work with!

    Cons

    it gets very stressful when there is not enough associates to work with.


  4. "Good opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Department Manager
    Former Employee - Department Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good communication between associates and I.

    Cons

    Management (some) isn’t reasonable

    Advice to Management

    Help your employees, don’t knock them down.


  5. "Not bad, not great"

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Peru, IL
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Peru, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Walmart full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, including stock purchase contributions
    Each store has its own culture
    Open door policy is great when it is used.

    Cons

    High turn over in associates means most people are not very expert at their jobs.
    Managers are supervising areas they don’t know anything about. Very little and inadequate training for most positions.

    Advice to Management

    Become as knowledgeable as possible about every job you supervise. Try to understand your associates and their strengths.


  6. "Department manager"

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    Current Employee - Department Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits great working environment.

    Cons

    Managers not on the same Communication level

    Advice to Management

    Communication level


  7. "Good company, managers are hit and miss."

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    Current Employee - Department Manager- Walmart in Lafayette, CO
    Current Employee - Department Manager- Walmart in Lafayette, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are above average for retail. Corporate sponsorship of community volunteerism.

    Cons

    Bad managers retain their jobs too long.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Department Manager"

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In this thrilling, fast paced work environment you'll find in quite interesting to work. With everything from competitive wages to 401K benefits, this company has much to offer. I was even given flexible hours in which I could spend considerable time with my young family.

    Cons

    Sometimes in a considerably large shop and work environment as this company has, there tends to be certain customers who may get a little irritated.

    Advice to Management

    In those situations you just have to remember to put yourself in the customer's shoes, listen to them and answer them carefully, and try to help as much as possible.


  9. "It’s all about upper management"

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    Former Employee - Frozen/Dairy Department Manager in Rowlett, TX
    Former Employee - Frozen/Dairy Department Manager in Rowlett, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Main manager was great
    Family vibe
    Simple job

    Cons

    Bad co manager
    No help

    Advice to Management

    Treat every person equally


  10. "Dept. Manager"

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    Former Employee - Department Manager
    Former Employee - Department Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Insurance paid time off 401k options

    Cons

    Micro management everyone did as little as possible