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Walmart Houston Reviews

Updated January 20, 2018
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  • Work/life balance is typical retail (in 679 reviews)

  • You only get benefits if you are full time (in 1068 reviews)

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  1. "Bakery"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk in Galveston, TX
    Current Employee - Bakery Clerk in Galveston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best people to work with. 0504 is the best Wal-Mart. They are all family to me..

    Cons

    Right now hours are cut but I'm sure they will pick up

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what y'all are doing. Great managers...


  2. "Moral at all time low leading to poor work environment."

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    Current Employee - Order Filler in New Caney, TX
    Current Employee - Order Filler in New Caney, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    When I first started working at the distribution center there were wonderful perks such as 1-2 times a month they would reward us with meals on our breaks due to being one of the top producing shifts in the company, and various ways we could earn them.
    Management was flexible working with employees who are ill or need to use a day for volunteered time off and would have a couple spots open a day for employees to use.
    Some days you get off at an earlier time because the varying freight going out that night, being able to spend more time with your family and the work taking less of a toll on your muscles.

    Cons

    Over the last six month all meal's the team has been told it would receive due to productivity have been swept under the table and not given out as promised.

    Less associates that there used to be, for example 10 have left or been terminated and 1 has been hired. Leading to later nights occasionally becoming 12+ hour shifts.

    Management plays favorites with associates, a select few are given easier jobs or get selected to leave early or get first opportunity to VTO.

    The "no fault" attendance policy, they do not accept doctors notes. If you have heath problems you will find yourself close to being terminated quickly, even if you have a doctor note.

    Moral is at an all time low at the time this was written, leading to the teams overall productivity dropping leading to a lot more work overall.

    Two short breaks (20 and 15 mins) takes a toll on your body on long nights. Have had to work for 5+ hours with no break.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to rework its attendance policy and make VTO time available for all associates. Possibly giving associates with higher productivity priority or making it open to all evenly.

    If managers would consider their associates like they used to a year ago moral would come back up and employees would feel appreciated again.

    Hiring employees so we are staffed like we used to be would increase moral.

    More benefits that award associates who have higher production would improve moral and help give more incentive of going above and beyond.

  3. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Vacations paid after 1 year 1 week, After 2 years 2 weeks paid vacation.Flexible hours

    Cons

    You dont stay at your assigned area there is always help needed in other areas


  4. "It’s been a joy to work for them."

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    Current Employee - Store Co-Manager in Conroe, TX
    Current Employee - Store Co-Manager in Conroe, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity, room to grow. Always have something to fall back on. Great staff to work for, just always go to the next step. Progress fast

    Cons

    Restructure of positions, since Walmart is always changing there’s always the fear of a restructure, they currently cut 3700 jobs and we have to advance or find another job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing


  5. "Sales floor"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I like to see satisfied customers return and become regulars.

    Cons

    Not enough hours do me.

    Advice to Management

    Better comunication


  6. "Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will learn a lot in your position around the store in different sections.

    Cons

    You will work a lot of hours during time of the month or seasons.

    Advice to Management

    Have good running shoes because you will be on the salesfloor a lot.


  7. "If you are hard worker and commitment you have opportunities to grow"

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    Current Employee - Field Project Supervisor in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Field Project Supervisor in Katy, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good health insurance
    Benefits on days off and corporate extras benefits
    Pay on time an every extra hour that you work

    Cons

    Poor balance work -- family
    Stress conditions in stores specially in holidays
    Low salary for department managers and hourly associate

  8. "Able to lead others to believe in themselves and improve a consumers shopping experience!"

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    Current Employee - Supercenter Co-Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Supercenter Co-Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Able to push myself to be more and provide for my family without having a degree. Able to build life long friendships.

    Cons

    Interviews for promotions have nothing to do with what you are doing positively to improve the business and your talents but who you know. Compensation is ok for salary, but for the amount of hours poured into roles and spending a minimum of 2-4 hours with family a day, it’s not a plus. Store leaders and upper leadership use evaluations as a threat which you fear that time of year when this should be a positive feedback for good or bad performance.

    Advice to Management

    Salary managers are associates with this company too. They need incentives and rewards to strive for more, it’s a psychological thirst for humans. There is no scheduling benefit or compensation benefits to want to promote in roles of salary. The leaders of the home office need to look deeper into how the field management promotes in salary, it’s favored by who you know instead of who has the talent and potential to drive the company into the future. Promotions are pre-picked prior to interview.


  9. "distribution center"

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    Current Employee - Loader/Unloader in Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Loader/Unloader in Baytown, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great starting pay, good raises, quartely bonus

    Cons

    strict rules, long work days


  10. "Department Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    It's like a family, you work hard and your workers are like friends.

    Cons

    The work life balance doesn't exist and it should because people need more time off.

    Advice to Management

    Teach your associates better and maybe they will stay longer.


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