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Walmart Des Moines Reviews

Updated April 14, 2018
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Des Moines, IA

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Pros
  • "good pay Work hours lots of extra shift if you are willing to work" (in 1355 reviews)

  • "Best environment, work life balance" (in 280 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance sometimes not there" (in 805 reviews)

  • "They schedule u an 38 hours so they don't have to give full time benifits" (in 1159 reviews)

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  1. "stocker"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was close to where I lived didnt have to struggle to get there

    Cons

    there were some racist comments that were never handled

    Advice to Management

    hands on learner


  2. "Great Growth Opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many chances to grow yourself within the company if you want. Great bonus if you and your store perform well.

    Cons

    Sometimes miss lead to keep you in the area. (Hoarse and Carrot) Just keep pushing yourself past this. Some managers are not willing to promote so they are not always "big picture" team players.

  3. "Just like family"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and great people.

    Cons

    Working with the public you can't please everyone. No time off during holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Remember we're more than just a number.


  4. "Pharmacy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyable, lots of knowledge to pass around

    Cons

    Hours are all over the place, some days are bad but that comes with all jobs and territories

    Advice to Management

    Always listen to your subordinates, and work as a team.


  5. "Plenty of opportunity to grow"

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    Current Employee - Support Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Support Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You can go anywhere in this company if you are willing to put in extremely hard work under some very stressful conditions.

    Cons

    The holidays can be extremely stressful as well as inventory times. There are some bad managers out there who are only out for their next promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Remember who is making you successful in your area of responsibility and always lead from example.


  6. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Co workers are friendly is a plus

    Cons

    lack management is a problem


  7. "Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Walmart Assistant Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Walmart Assistant Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Offers skills like merchandising, operations, compliance, and you are in line to manage a 60-80 million dollar store.

    Cons

    Can take 2-10 years to advance took a co-manager our store manager position. Meanwhile you work long exhausting hours.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to learn to appreciate their staff and utilize the skills that is brought to then rather than using everyone to just run freight and do endless manual labor.

  8. "cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    would like some thing part time and do a great job would do you a good job

    Cons

    worked cashier and worked in the bakery for 13 years


  9. "Co-Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great pay, many career opportunities if you decide to stay within.

    Cons

    Hours can sometimes get long when short help or around holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Teach and Train associates, many of them quit because of lack of training.


  10. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of room for career advancement. You can advance into positions without a degree provided your performance backs up your skill set. Pay is competitive within the retail industry, good benefits (associate discount, health insurance, 401K, stock purchase).

    Cons

    It's retail, so the working hours are long and can happen 24/7. Don't expect to get holidays off, as this is prime customer shopping time. Technology lags behind, which is disappointing for the #1 retailer.

    Advice to Management

    Remember Sam Walton always said "Our People Make the Difference". Treat them like they do.


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