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Walmart Knoxville Reviews

Updated May 14, 2018
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Pros
  • "good pay Work hours lots of extra shift if you are willing to work" (in 1304 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be a serious challenge" (in 772 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. ":)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Morristown, TN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Morristown, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The customers & working hard in my department

    Cons

    Nothing I dislike about walmart

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  2. "assistant manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    decent pay, ok benefits,

    Cons

    terrible management, they do not hold true to their word and when it comes to their values they do not practice what they preach.

    Advice to Management

    follow your companies guidelines

  3. "My Job as a Cashier at Walmart"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Cashier in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, flexible scheduling

    Cons

    Focus isn’t always on customer service, management isn’t always very encouraging

    Advice to Management

    Put focus more on customer service and employee relations. Make the workplace less of a stressful environment of “meet the deadline or else” and you’ll improve overall service


  4. "Don't do it"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Honestly I don't have any pros about working at Walmart.

    Cons

    Terrible pay with no room for upward movement. I was interview to work in the Entertainment department but was hired as a cashier and hated it.


  5. "Over total operations lf the food side og the business."

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    Former Employee - Co Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Co Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay. Since of well worth. If you are a good ol boy you are in there.

    Cons

    Work like balance is awful. Work on days off slave to the GM.


  6. "Great Benefits"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supercenter Co-Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Supercenter Co-Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walmart (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The 401k match is 6%

    Cons

    Long hours and sometimes you end up working for an idiot

    Advice to Management

    Listen, do the right thing, take care of associate needs quickly


  7. "A wonderful place, most of the time."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor/Manager in Morristown, TN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor/Manager in Morristown, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The associates you work with are awesome, most managers are as well.

    Cons

    The customers. Customers have a mentality of they're always right and it doesn't always work that way.

    Advice to Management

    Associates are people who have stuff going on outside of work don't expect them to be robots.

  8. "Prn floater pharmacist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Pharmacist in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Staff Pharmacist in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary and part-time benefits are suberb and included vacation hours as well as great holiday pay;enjoyed working and getting to know other employees and customers;received pay increases based on job performance

    Cons

    Hours are very long and included a lot of nights and weekends;involved a good deal of travel and would often be away fromhome more than two nights;

    Advice to Management

    Improve computer system especially to speed up wait times for customers;have a way for computer to flag pharmacy immediately on out of stock meds


  9. "Good company, Competitive Benifits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cap I Associate in Maryville, TN
    Current Employee - Cap I Associate in Maryville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, they invest in their employees, quarterly bonus is generous, 401 k match (7%) and stock purchase match (15%). You can move up as an hourly very quickly if you are a hard worker. There is a myth regarding overtime, you have to seek it out to receive management does not always deny it.

    Cons

    Moving up into salary positions can be difficult.Felt like you needed to campaign yourself at times to receive promotions. sometimes employees are not utilized to their full potential or played to their strengths. Can be looked at as just number.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize people with previous management experience to fill openings. Hire more salary personnel from within rather than externally.


  10. 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.


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