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Walmart Kentucky Reviews

Updated January 3, 2019
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  • "Work life balance is challenging at times" (in 872 reviews)

  • "They schedule u an 38 hours so they don't have to give full time benifits" (in 1181 reviews)

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  1. "Industrial Concierge Support Technician"

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    Former Employee - Chef Hog Catcher in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Chef Hog Catcher in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Well they gave me free lunch and all the soda pops I could drink. The bathrooms was also completely free. They didn't even charge for toilet paper like that other place I worked at. Every Thursday we had ham-hocks and beans with corn bread and more soda pop. My favorite soda pop is that red stuff that tastes like real sweet strawberries.

    Cons

    I can't really say though they did have a policy of hiring ex-cons who were not fix'n to hurt anyone

    Advice to Management

    Just keep doing what you is doing. The only reason I left the job was because pa got sick and I had to help ma with the hogs.


  2. "Floor associate"

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    Former Employee - Apparel Associate in Elizabethtown, KY
    Former Employee - Apparel Associate in Elizabethtown, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reasonable hours, almost livable wage.

    Cons

    Should bring back merit raises. Not enough help. Reward the hard workers.

    Advice to Management

    Respect, integrity for hard workers. Stop making capable workers do more to pick up slack for disabled who make more per hour.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Problem Solver"

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    Current Employee - Technical Services Problem-Solver in Shepherdsville, KY
    Current Employee - Technical Services Problem-Solver in Shepherdsville, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Try To Get a Knowledge of Ecommarce

    Cons

    Limited Knowledge
    Walking To Much
    Not Improving Knowledge
    Hard Work

    Advice to Management

    Poor Manangement
    Make A Good Management


  4. "Good job, but no room for advancement"

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    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Frankfort, KY
    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Frankfort, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, good hours, good benefits if you want them. You get a discount card after you’ve worked for Walmart for 90 days, and the card saves you a little, especially depending on what you purchase. After six months, you begin to earns paid time off, which accrues fairly quickly.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. The managers either have been with the company forever, or were hired on as management. Despite the rules, there was a lot of gossip amongst the management and associates at the store I worked, and I’m sure this goes for every Walmart. If they don’t like you, they will definitely find a way to get rid of you believe me. Walmart uses the point system just like factories do, which I always thought was weird. Just another way to weed people out. Walmart does not take doctor’s notes or anything similar into consideration; if you miss, that’s a point. You’re only allowed 3.5 points your first six months. It was very difficult to not exceed 3.5 points in six months when a lot of things were out of my control. You could be in a car accident, and Walmart will still point you; they do not care about their associates, and I’m sure corporate doesn’t care about their managers either.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the point system; be more considerate of your associates. They are, after all, the ones doing most of the work. Stop “coaching” people for the smallest of things; if you don’t like a particular associate for whatever reason, get over yourself and be an adult.


  5. "co mgr"

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    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    money, learning, training, and career potential

    Cons

    no work life balance, stress

    Advice to Management

    listen


  6. "Not the best."

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Georgetown, KY
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Georgetown, KY
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good starting pay, Relaxed dress code

    Cons

    Poor management, inflexible schedule hours


  7. "Lack of human values"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, KY
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart part-time

    Pros

    Co workers, decent starting pay rate

    Cons

    Not enough workers to cover the load, management doesn’t support workers, drastic hour shortages around holiday season, bad communication between management and employees on constant changes, management only comes to complain and never to help out or give praise for hard work being done

    Advice to Management

    Be more supportive of staff and hire enough people to support your bizarre expectations of running the department. To the higher ups (CEO and other decision makers) it is truly unethical to cut employers’ hours below part time status especially during the holiday season and without warning. We have bills to pay and families to take care of and that can’t be done on less than 20 hours a week, especially as a single mother. Have some compassion for your workers like Sam Walton did and stop letting your greed take over your values of people.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "1 person can’t do the job of 10"

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    Current Employee - Event Associate in Elizabethtown, KY
    Current Employee - Event Associate in Elizabethtown, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    •Pay is decent but I never got the raises I was supposed to get with evaluations
    •Wonderful coworkers

    Cons

    The new scheduling system is terrible, I’m always pulled from my department to help out in other departments when I have stuff to do in my own department. They expect one person to do the job of 10, even if you know nothing about the department they’re throwing you in. I could go on and on, but I don’t think there’s enough room.

    Advice to Management

    I understand we’re understaffed, but please don’t give us tasks we can’t possibly accomplish on our own. There needs to be a good overhaul of upper management.


  9. "General Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart full-time

    Pros

    Some employee discounts are generous.

    Cons

    Disrespect by management towards employees; lack of compassion and basic consideration....management can be arrogant--you are working at WAL-MART, not WALL STREET!

    Advice to Management

    Stop being condescending to employees.


  10. "Academy facilitator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Room to advance is available

    Cons

    Room for advancement is available/ but no work life balance. Always feeling not valued. Moves to the academy (less stressed right- NO) every day working in the store doing freight. Management doesn't listen to concerns. Demeaning managers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen, be watchful and actually try to encourage or Inspire your team.


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