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  • "Work life balance is challenging at times(in 884 reviews)

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  1. "Walmart Stores"

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    Former Employee - Zone Merchandise Supervisor in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Good experience, able to move up in the company, several locations around the country including home office positions.

    Cons

    Hours can be difficult, starting pay and raises are low. Work loads depend on positions. Each store can be different in style of management and success of moving up through the company. They want people who will work without asking questions or telling them a better way of doing things. Communication between levels of management.

    Advice to Management

    Communication could use fine tuning. Work on the floor don't just tour it!

  2. "fine job, pay a little low"

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    Current Employee - APCH in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Not much work, mostly drudgery.

    Cons

    The problem with walmart in general is that it has a mildly unnerving way of getting people to settle on it. Like, people with aspirations and dreams, just finding contentment in a 9-5 with no advancement, no perks, no up, no down. Just riskless continuation. Honestly the only reason I'm leaving, occasional annoying customers doesn't even come close to how easy this job is most days.

    Advice to Management

    Not much, just motivate your workforce please! Make the whole team work.

  3. "Customer Service Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Kalamazoo, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get decent breaks and decent pay

    Cons

    the upper management are lazy and mean to lower scale employees and to customers. They don't treat the customers like they're supposed to, and they dont work with your doctors appointments. They also show a lot of favoritism towards employees

    Advice to Management

    Treat your lower ranking employees some more respect and gratitude for the work they do. Try to be friendlier to other employees and customers. That was Sam's rules in the first place.

  4. "the truth about this store"

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      Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Kalamazoo, MI
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Walmart part-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      nothing good to share about store 5064

      Cons

      you get verbal abuse from customers on a daily basis just cause they don't have the money or you look at them the wrong way. I watch unpaid items walk out the door cause im not allowed to stop them and we're short on security. They throw away pounds of food that could feed the hungry/homeless in our neighborhoods. u scan is the dumbest setup making it the easiest way for theft . Not enough associates on the sales floor

      Advice to Management

      get some real security in the building, get rid of u scan or add more u scan attendants to watch. need more sales associates, running your associates thin and having less eyes on customers to slow theft

    • "Deli"

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      Current Employee - Deli Associate in Kalamazoo, MI
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Walmart full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Food, discounts, friends, close to home.

      Cons

      Not enough workers, Not enough $, Not enough appreciation.

      Advice to Management

      Hire, Hire, Hire, GOOD WORKERS that will WORK!

    • "Adequate part time job"

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      Current Employee - Stocker in Kalamazoo, MI
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Walmart part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Flexible scheduling and good pay for a college student to make some extra money during school and the job are easy

      Cons

      The cons of working here are the job gets reparative and there is not a lot of room for advancement

      Advice to Management

      None

    • "Deli Clerk"

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      Former Employee - Deli Clerk in Kalamazoo, MI
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Walmart part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Pay wasn't bad, convenience, having subway inside the building, potential for meeting lots of new people and networking

      Cons

      8/10 managers will treat you like dirt, terrible scheduling, they will keep you just below full time to avoid providing benefits, little to no possibility of advancement from the deli, no cross-training was allowed except maybe to the bakery... Just overall a very poor experience

      Advice to Management

      Give your workers the opportunity to cross train in other departments so they can move up! Nobody higher than my department supervisor paid any attention to the needs of the deli department and it was beyond pathetic. You really need to improve how you train your management team. It's like most of them were trained to mistreat their employees. Reports of bullying by lower management to upper management were largely ignored,...

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    • "Store manager"

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      Current Employee - Store Manager in Kalamazoo, MI
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Walmart for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Great company culture. The history of the company creates a unique culture and has created a retail organization like no other.

      Cons

      Always evolving and changing direction (which is not always a bad thing) making it difficult to keep in alignment with priorities.

    • "Upper Management"

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      Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Kalamazoo, MI
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Walmart full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      some great people to work with there

      Cons

      Upper management limit people growth opportunity

      Advice to Management

      Get involve more in the store day to day running

    • "Customer Service Manager"

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      Former Employee - Customer Service Manager (CSM) in Kalamazoo, MI
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Walmart part-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Decent benefits, potential for bonuses, tuition discount at APUS

      Cons

      Management is mostly incompetent and poorly trained. Hours fluctuate, time off requests denied, will work you full time hours for weeks and than drop you down before they are forced to make you full time, sick day system is a nightmare and if management enters your absences wrong, you still get into trouble. If you're good at your position, you're stuck.

      Advice to Management

      Don't expect to treat your employees horribly, hide in your offices all day, and expect your store to run smoothly. Staff your stores appropriately especially when it comes to the front end. Your CSM's and cashiers shouldn't take all the abuse for your cheapness when it comes to scheduling.

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