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Walmart Kansas City Reviews

Updated June 24, 2018
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Kansas City, MO Area

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Pros
  • "good pay Work hours lots of extra shift if you are willing to work" (in 1305 reviews)

  • "great work life balance, shorter commute" (in 269 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be a serious challenge" (in 771 reviews)

  • "They schedule u an 38 hours so they don't have to give full time benifits" (in 1133 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Among Retailers, Walmart is among the very best for pharmacists."

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    Current Employee - Staff Pharmacist in Ottawa, KS
    Current Employee - Staff Pharmacist in Ottawa, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Plenty of tech help
    -People have shopping to do so the pressure to get prescriptions filled immediately is a lot lower than other retailers
    -Half of the days of the week, you might have triple overlap for around 6 hours of the day. Three-fourths of the days, you have at least double overlap for 90% of the day
    -Most medications are really cheap, so there is a lot less conflict from customers over prices
    -Less likely to get robbed versus CVS, Walgreens, or independent pharmacies
    -The number of metrics at Walmar are wayyy lower than other retailers. The metrics are also pretty achievable.
    -6% matching 401k
    -10% employee discount
    -Health insurance that is inexpensive and also pays the first $300 of healthcare costs each year
    -Store Managers never even come back to the pharmacy. So, it's not like at CVS or Walgreens where the pharmacists are below the store manager (who often has a 1/4 of the education as pharmacists)

    Cons

    -People think that the clientele is a lot worse at walmart than other retailers. Not true. People are people wherever you go.


  2. "Retail"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leavenworth, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leavenworth, KS

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

    Pros

    The way you are accepted into a family like business

    Cons

    Having to deal with difficult customers

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  3. "Decent place during school"

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    Former Employee - Dairy Clerk in Ottawa, KS
    Former Employee - Dairy Clerk in Ottawa, KS
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours
    Mostly friendly staff

    Cons

    under staffed, getting 40 hours per week can sometimes be impossible

    Advice to Management

    Hire knowledgable managment


  4. "It's Walmart."

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Cashier in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee Discount and friendly management

    Cons

    Drama filled coworkers, bad pay.

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. "Warehouse"

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    Current Employee - FID Processor in Ottawa, KS
    Current Employee - FID Processor in Ottawa, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meet cool people, make good money, possible lose some weight.

    Cons

    Extremely physical, very repetitive, very competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Cut some more slack, not everyone makes 100% every week.


  6. "Not too bad"

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    Former Employee - Greeter in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Greeter in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People were great
    Benefits are good

    Cons

    The management does not get to know any employees

    Advice to Management

    Get to know employees


  7. "Welcome to the plantation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time

    Pros

    Pros? Yea, right. Honestly I have searched for pros in the year and a half I have been there and I can't find one other than it is convenient as far as drive time. Other than that, it's quite literally all cons.

    Cons

    Negative work environment, 100% of the time.
    You will be required to do the job of multiple people while getting paid for less than one.
    Management walks around like plantation owners (not my words, same question asked when I was a support and cap team supervisor by multiple new hires).
    Management brags at my location about a 70% turnover rate.
    Management refers to themselves as dictators (not kidding at all).
    Employees and their opinions/suggestions do not matter, at all.
    If you speak to others during your shift you will frequent the office to address rumors and accusations of gossiping (sat in on multiple discussions as a support.
    Bottom line; shareholders are the only entity that Walmart cares about. As an employee you are valued as less than human.
    Google search "dead peasant" for validation of just how dark and sinister Walmart truly is.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are your greatest asset. Empower them and build them up instead of tearing them down. At the end of the day, regardless of your title, you still work for Walmart. Step down off your "made in China" pedestal and be leader, not just a manager.

  8. "Electronics Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall experience in retail and customer service, co-workers (depending on your location),

    Cons

    Management, low morale, promotion opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the voice of your sales associates. They interact with customers at a higher consistency than you do, and have insight to possible solutions (to customer satisfaction, zoning, floor maintenance) that you might not see. Many have a good sense of what is going on and have valuable information to give you. Trust them.


  9. "Department Manager"

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    Current Employee - Department Manager in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Olathe, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, learn to work with customers, and alwats learning new things daily.

    Cons

    You may not always get to leave when you would like


  10. "Completely contradictory"

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    Current Employee - Overnight Support Manager in Gladstone, MO
    Current Employee - Overnight Support Manager in Gladstone, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Simple job not alot required in order to complete day to day task

    Cons

    There are too many managers, no communication, and there no accountability and many of the managers are not leaders racist views disresectful and condescending and will lie and decieve to push people to quit

    Advice to Management

    Pick better down to earth individuals that can identify with associates and behave as true leaders and follow Walmart guidelines and treat everyone fairly


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