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Walmart Kansas City Reviews

Updated October 15, 2018
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Pros
  • "good pay Work hours lots of extra shift if you are willing to work" (in 1380 reviews)

  • "Best environment, work life balance" (in 286 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance sometimes not there" (in 823 reviews)

  • "They schedule u an 38 hours so they don't have to give full time benifits" (in 1163 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Independence, MO
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Independence, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay, great environment, excellent company to work and grow with

    Cons

    Too much change, to fast, will get associates confused and therefor loose productivity. Keep associates who are loyal to the company

    Advice to Management

    Treat your associates with respect and understanding. Everyone is going thru something, good or bad. Listen to your associates

  3. "Potential to be great. Profits before people. Zero work life balance."

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    Former Employee - Area Manager in Ottawa, KS
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Ottawa, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Departments/small teams worked together well with good camaraderie
    -Good pay and benefits
    -Potential to be a great experience if you get the right boss and department

    Cons

    -Corporate Walmart makes day to day life miserable, profits over people
    -Stack ranking reviews pit every manager against each other, no teamwork
    -Good ole boy mentality, new managers simply will not succeed
    -Zero work life balance. ZERO.

    Advice to Management

    -Rate other's by there merit/success instead of by how often you go to the bar with them
    -We are people not cattle


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Area Manager"

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    Current Employee - Area Manager in Ottawa, KS
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Ottawa, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are really the best benefit to the position. Some are bad, but a majority of your team started on the floor and are local.

    Cons

    Senior Management staff will have favorites. Experienced ones get more work put on them with higher expectations than ones that are there just to get a pay check. A lot of changes happening in the company right now, and a lot of managers are leaving cause it’s a cut throat environment.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to policy and procedures. If you want to move up fast, have a degree and be ready to move a lot.


  5. "General Review"

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

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, chances to advance and get promoted.

    Cons

    Not good at addressing associate problems, lots of favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Better Training and better handling of open door reporting.


  6. "Not the company it used to be"

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    Current Employee - Autocare Technician in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Autocare Technician in Overland Park, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy, flexible (depending on manager), no prior skills required

    Cons

    Low pay, management chronically overworked, high turnover, chronically understaffed. Walmart used to treat their employees better, with holidays off, yearly performance raises of up to $0.60/hr. Now you don't even get time & a half on holidays, the raises are a measly 2% or 3%. Walmart also, depending on location, is anal about no overtime, even if your location is chronically understaffed. Consequently, they can't keep quality employees (in most cases), so your left with sour attitudes, mediocre employees, or walmart slaves that are content to be worked like a dog for little pay. They also have created a new scheduling system that cuts hours to already understaffed stores & in many cases leaves departments improperly staffed. Walmart lack of care for employees reinforce the negative stereotype of Walmart employees who are lazy & don't care. They are destroying their own business.


  7. "Culture of Fear from top to bottom"

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    Former Employee - Asset Protection Manager in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Manager in Kansas City, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    May look good on resume depending on position and length of sentence served

    Cons

    -Fear and intimidation
    -Reporting Class A Violations goes nowhere
    -Six week training is totally uninformative and unrealistic, the teachers are all failed management
    -Horrid schedule
    -Pay is low for hours required
    -APM position was already completely overwhelmed - then they added ASM responsibilities to that
    -Regional and Divisional management does not engage AT ALL with hourly associates
    -Market Management frequently sent dismissive or even abusive messages to store teams, threats etc via email.
    -Processes are too complex to work, especially at what Walmart pays
    -Too many new initiatives cooked up and deployed at once
    -Impossible standards given the staffing leads to frequent targeting of specific individuals

    Advice to Management

    -Eliminate everyone in your divisional staff, retrain regional management on people connectivity
    -Discard the 130593 processes that all have to be done perfectly or it throws everything out of sync
    -FIX STORE STAFFING
    -Automation will not work in big box stores
    -Find ways to innovate by being personable and approachable
    -Starting salary for ASM and up should be at least 65k
    -Fix schedules - closing then opening is a huge no, also, fix rotation to keep two days off together, disallow by policy the overriding of already approved PTO

  8. "Good Place to work"

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    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


  9. "tle"

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    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.


  10. "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.


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