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Walmart Kansas City Reviews

Updated August 15, 2018
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Pros
  • "good pay Work hours lots of extra shift if you are willing to work" (in 1329 reviews)

  • "great work life balance, shorter commute" (in 273 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance sometimes not there" (in 787 reviews)

  • "They schedule u an 38 hours so they don't have to give full time benifits" (in 1144 reviews)

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  1. "Department Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Good Place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have decent benefits and flexible hours.

    Cons

    Depending on the position and time of year, work life balance is hard to maintain.

    Advice to Management

    Build relationships with your associates and they will work for you

  3. "tle"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - TLE Service Writer in Bonner Springs, KS
    Current Employee - TLE Service Writer in Bonner Springs, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Large company with lots of opportunity. Easy to get on and move around within the company.

    Cons

    It's not easy to get a Store close to you. You might have to go long distances to get where you want to be in the infrastructure.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be such a dictatorship. Being lay'd back doesn't have to mean leaving a pit bull type supervisor at the door to deal with problems from the other departments and problems with the public. We do work for the customers we serve after all.


  4. "Soul crushing"

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    Former Employee - Lead Pharmacy Technician CphT in Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Lead Pharmacy Technician CphT in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount card... that's about it, anything good they take away.

    Cons

    They are a corporate machine and you don't matter at all. I should have left a long time ago.

    Advice to Management

    Doesn't matter you'll be gone in 6 months, their expectations of you are always unrealistic.


  5. "Better than I expected, but not amazing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gardner, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gardner, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good base pay for entry level jobs; diversity among fellow employees; work closely with direct supervisors; good opportunities for moving up if you're willing to stick around long enough; insurance/benefits don't take a huge chunk out of your paycheck

    Cons

    Corporate rules and changes get in the way; upper management doesn't always take employees seriously; often understaffed leaving employees overworked and stressed

    Advice to Management

    Check in on your employees and listen to them, especially if they're ones that interact with customers daily. Employees would feel much more valued if management made more efforts to get involved with daily tasks and provide help when needed.


  6. "Full time student working in off-time as an Electronics Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Leavenworth, KS
    Current Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Leavenworth, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent leave for education/Understanding HR
    Competitive benefits for at-will employees
    Relatively high starting wage

    Cons

    Impossible to negotiate pay
    At-will employment
    Requirement to do work outside of job description

    Advice to Management

    Utilize your corporate connection, sometimes your associates have legitimate complaints that can't be argued up because they're not an ethics violation or something "serious".


  7. "Cashier and Front End"

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    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Lees Summit, MO
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Lees Summit, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved the people that worked there. They really made you feel like part of a family. And the company treated the associates very well.

    Cons

    I wanted to work more hours. But no overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Give past associates a chance to come back after they truly missed and wanted to retire there.

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "It's Walmart."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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