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Walmart Knoxville Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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  • Teams run very lean which leads to a poor work life balance (in 642 reviews)

  • If you want full time you need to be gradfathered in or be a manager (in 1020 reviews)

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  1. "Customer Service Manager"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Oak Ridge, TN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Oak Ridge, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    learning so very much of the company, every other company that Walmart contributes too, all the help they provide for so many people around the world.

    Cons

    working in different states, how policies are not totally met,

    Advice to Management

    Remember that your Customer Service Manager's are there to be a help between your customer's and cashier's.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Salaried Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits were good. Excellent PTO package and good medical and dental insurance.

    Cons

    When you are salaried management you are always working 50 hours minimum. Almost always you will be working 60-90 hours a week. You are expected to live for WM, to put the business above all else in your life. Store managers and market managers are constantly freaking out about everything. Everyday is a new opportunity for someone above you to come up with a way to keep you from doing your job of helping the customers and getting off on time or taking a lunch. You are never given the hours to schedule enough associates in your areas then when projects (which notes NEVER stop coming) aren't completed or notes aren't finished everyone wants to know why. As an assistant you are who takes the blame for anything not executed correctly even though you were out of the store for your off day. Everyday is worse than the one before and every store is the same. Every store manager is a jerk. It is all who you know and who you are willing to throw under the bus to get you where you need to be. It was honestly like middle school and you always are watching your back. Never trust anyone.

    Advice to Management

    This is for Market Managers and Market HR managers. Store managers act completely different at store level. The female store managers are the absolute worse. If you refuse to kiss their backside you might as well count on never getting promoted, and if you are a thin, somewhat pretty female manager then you are completely screwed. She will make your life a living hell. Don't even think about Open Dooring a SM. If you do the Market HR will run and tell Everything you said to the SM. If you go to the SM about a problem with a Co then get ready for Armageddon they will bring hell fire down on you. Never say anything if you value your work life balance.

  3. "Support manager"

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    Current Employee - Support Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Support Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn abilities and promote up in a company and to meet new people everyday

    Cons

    Hours and bonuses could be better


  4. "wonderful but low pay"

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    Former Employee - Meat Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Meat Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Break times, and management everything was wonderful.

    Cons

    low pay and that was all that i didn't like.

    Advice to Management

    press for higher raises.


  5. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in Knoxville, TN

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

    Pros

    Decent pay not too hard

    Cons

    lots of standing Tends to be the same thing everyday


  6. "Department manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Walmart (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Stock ownership plan was nice

    Cons

    Management were straight out of college and never worked retail before

    Advice to Management

    Remember the core values


  7. "Front End Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morristown, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morristown, TN
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Clean environment, enjoyed working with the public, enjoyed working with the other employees.

    Cons

    They tell you one thing and then when u do it, they still find a reason to dismiss you.

    Advice to Management

    When telling a employee to take medical leave order to keep there position and employee does as they ask it's not right to then still dismiss the employee of there position with there company.

  8. "Office associate"

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    Current Employee - BACKOFFICE ASSOCIATE in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - BACKOFFICE ASSOCIATE in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, walmart people are like family. Great place to advance with many opportunities.

    Cons

    With the business changing jobs are being eliminated.. Not always upfront about changes, usually don't find out until social media talks about it.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest to yourself.


  9. "It's Retail!!"

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    Current Employee - Department Manager in Morristown, TN
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Morristown, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, great chance to learn the company from the ground up. Great company if you get in with the right store.

    Cons

    Politics. It's always "who you know, not what you know" You can work harder than anyone else in the store and have better education and longer service and still be overlooked for promotion opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Promote better qualified and more educated associates over associates that management likes.


  10. "Electronics Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Electronic Sales Associate in Louisville, TN
    Former Employee - Electronic Sales Associate in Louisville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Scheduling at my store was not too bad and had flexible hours. I was able to request days off easily. Also, I had opportunity for cross training in different departments. And of course the 10% employee discount.

    Cons

    I had multiple bosses that had conflicting ideas. Starts out with small raises/pay and no real chance to increase unless full time.

    Advice to Management

    Train employees to succeed not just to get by with the minimum. Trust them to do the job and do not micromanage.


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