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Walmart Electronics Sales Associate Reviews

Updated December 4, 2018
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  • "Work life balance sometimes not there" (in 853 reviews)

  • "They schedule u an 38 hours so they don't have to give full time benifits" (in 1172 reviews)

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  1. "review"

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    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    company was awesome didn't expect anything less.

    Cons

    availability with hours could be better.

    Advice to Management

    nothing.


  2. "Okay Experience Overall; Excellent Benefits and Perks Packages"

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    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in DeSoto, TX
    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in DeSoto, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team members were great to work with, as was our management teams. Benefits packages were good. Decent pay. Enough work to satisfy most people willing to work.

    Cons

    Electronics team members are pulled to work wherever management needs a body. Typically we were doing a handful of things at once -- Pickup Today, audits, electronics work, Photo, answering phones, etc. Sometimes management plays favorites or passes blame onto others. Pay isn't the most competitive; raises are miniscule.

    Advice to Management

    Please let your team members know about positions becoming available, new company initiatives that they might want to take advantage of. Reward people verbally at least for a job well done.

  3. "(Yes, same guy who already reviewed on Indeed) It's the WORLD'S largest Dept Store for a reason..."

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    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Harrisonburg, VA
    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Harrisonburg, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sharpening customer service, communication skills, individual / teamwork contribution feeling, benefits (medical), decent wage, great interaction with coworkers

    Cons

    Flexible (bordering inconsistent) schedule, poor management communication, poor management associate support

    Advice to Management

    Don't wait until an uneasy situation with a customer escalate, to then appear and look like the 'heroes' who know to solve everything, and us associates as the 'scumbags' who are working just for the wage, with no real intentions to help and assist customers :/ ...


  4. "Typical Retail Job"

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    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Norwalk, CA
    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Norwalk, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons I found to work at Walmart, was that if you could tough out some of the tougher customers and tough out some of the even tougher managers who seemed to be having bad days all of the time and stressed out, then you'd be fine! The co-workers were generally all willing to help out when needed and came together so that you could accomplish your goals.

    Cons

    Heavy Workloads dumped onto one person, management sometimes take frustrations out on the lower employees, angry customers and faulty equipment that would sometimes work and sometimes not work.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be equal across the board. Some of the management treat employees great! Others only gave their friends compliments and whatnot. Overall, it was a moderate experience.


  5. "Save money, Live worse"

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    Current Employee - Electronics Sales Associate, Ecommerce Personal Shopper in Vadnais Heights, Ramsey, MN
    Current Employee - Electronics Sales Associate, Ecommerce Personal Shopper in Vadnais Heights, Ramsey, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always options for overtime if you are willing.

    Cons

    Everything about the experience is miserable, management doesn’t know what they are doing and half the time you have to train them for some of the simplest things like using a register. Between the constant lack of staffing and the staff that does show up being apathetic towards their employment and roles it just makes a miserable environment.

    Advice to Management

    Try to remember what it was like to be an associate, and treat your employees the way you would have wanted your manager to treat you.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A Place to Start"

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    Current Employee - Electronic Sales Associate in Midlothian, VA
    Current Employee - Electronic Sales Associate in Midlothian, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gain customer service experience
    You can have a life outside of work
    10% discount

    Cons

    Lack of recognition for your efforts when you go above and beyond the average
    You cannot afford a life outside of work

    Advice to Management

    The culture you have created due to lack of recognition via verbal affirmation for efforts above and beyond the norm makes customer gratitude virtually worthless. Periodic verbal praises and thank you(s) would go a long way to boost productivity and make this job worth it.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Where Hope Goes to Die"

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    Current Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You don't starve to death

    Cons

    Clueless and lazy management, rude customers, working for the nation's largest retailer that doesn't pay a living wage.

    Advice to Management

    Go to business school or find another profession.

  8. "Could be worse, could be much better"

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    Current Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Aiken, SC
    Current Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Aiken, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -If you have good coworkers, they'll make the job a lot better obviously
    -If you get on the good side of the managers, you'll get a lot more opportunities for advancement than people who don't. Work ethic may or may not be considered
    -Probably won't be going out of business anytime soon like other retail businesses have been doing
    -Starting base-pay isn't bad, unfortunately, many weeks will have cut hours

    Cons

    -Stereotypes against walmart customers exist for a reason and they aren't unfair or exaggerated. You'll have some good ones and a lot of terrible ones
    -The new scheduling system is garbage (understaffed areas everywhere) and very unpredictable if you have open availability. Its not uncommon to work a closing shift one night and have to come back in for a morning shift the very next day
    -You may or may not be working the job you actually sign up for. You can expect to be pulled randomly to other areas of the store if they're understaffed (thanks to the awful scheduling system) or if people call out

    Advice to Management

    Good luck, if a new business made half the mistakes walmart has been making lately, then they wouldn't last very long at all. I would almost bet my life that the people who are responsible for the new policies are secretly working for Amazon to kill walmart from the inside


  9. "Fantastic company very friendly and nice management"

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    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Grimes, IA
    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Grimes, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of exercise big store lots of walking

    Cons

    walking on concrete floor all day to hard on your feet

    Advice to Management

    Hire more help and let workers sit when they are on the sales floor all day


  10. "Not worth it"

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    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Lake Park, FL
    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Lake Park, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clocking out at the end of my shift.

    Cons

    Poor leadership/management. Not a lot of hours if you’re part time. Understaffed and overworked. Advancement in the company isn’t based on performance but instead who you know or how well you pucker up. Lazy and unprofessional team members. Employees have the worst customer service. Lack of accountability. A lot of harassment and mistreatment in the work place.