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  • Teams run very lean which leads to a poor work life balance (in 658 reviews)

  • If you want full time you need to be gradfathered in or be a manager (in 1042 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "My experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Wal Mart will hire ANYONE when other companies won't.

    Cons

    Wal Mart will work you to death and won't pay you what you're worth. They give you part time hours but give you full time work.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are.people and deserve respect. Everyone there is an adult and should be treated as such.


  2. "Jewelry Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Jewelry Sales Associate in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Jewelry Sales Associate in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Walmart (Less than a year)

    Pros

    10% discount on merchandise, first to see new products coming in.

    Almost always something to do.

    You will be more knowledgeable of your area than management.

    Quarterly bonuses if you've been there long enough and sales are good.

    If you're smart, do good work, and don't mind management breathing down your neck, you can be promoted fairly quickly.

    Cons

    Extremely stressful area.

    Incomplete training due to unwillingness to schedule more than one person in department at a time.

    Someone needs to be in the department at all times, as such all breaks/lunges need to be covered, but no one is trained to do so!

    Management will lie about anything to try and get you to work harder. Very little appreciation -- in fact, it's sometimes in the negative.

    If you work fitting room, be prepared to deal with customers wanting to try copious amounts of clothing, phones ringing off the hook, management talking at you through walkie while ignoring any attempts to get them to answer phones, and zoning the area surrounding the fitting rooms.

    Management knows almost nothing about Jewelry department. They know how to open the safe, do a return, and maybe a layaway. If there's a more complicated issue, you're screwed if your department manager isn't around.

    Most people at my store who took department manager positions stepped down quickly because they couldn't deal with the stress from the store manager.

    Even though it's Wal-Mart, customers often expect you to treat them like they're in a classy jewelry establishment, and expect you to have vast amounts of knowledge about jewelry. All jewelry associates are taught is ear piercing, how to display the items, how to make sure people don't run off with items, and how to ring said items up.

    Advice to Management

    Get more coverage in your stores! One person cannot work 3 departments on their own. If a sales boosting holiday is coming up, get additional help for in demand areas (jewelry around Mother's Day).

    Train your associates! If they don't know what they're doing, how can they help customers?

    Treat your associates better! These are the people slaving for you and doing 98% of the work directly impacting your customer experience! Happy employees will always work better, faster, and more efficiently than unhappy, stressed out, and depressed ones will.

  3. "hard worker"

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    Current Employee - Janitorial in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Janitorial in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    To pay the Bill's and to take care of my son. and ger my credit back up and to in joy life and make it to management.... Some day

    Cons

    Not getting to work own time and not likeomg are getting along with the people at the job. not getting along with the boss


  4. "Not a equal opportunity work place"

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    Former Employee - Executive Escalation Specialist in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Escalation Specialist in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walmart (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay good pay good pay

    Cons

    No respect for each other


  5. "walmart"

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    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Member - Cashier in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Member - Cashier in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    my co-workers were the best very friendly and more than happy to help out when the time came

    Cons

    the pay was very bad
    the managers were always doing there own hing
    the worst part was dealing with customers


  6. "Horrible"

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    Current Employee - Stocking/Casher in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Stocking/Casher in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you like to kiss up to managers

    Cons

    Getting verbal abuse by the customers

    Advice to Management

    Treat your associate better


  7. "Okay for a while but people need to be treated better"

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    Current Employee - Asset Protection in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Asset Protection in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Part Time benefits, Worked with my schedule in a full time position.

    Cons

    no respect from customers or management

    Advice to Management

    You need to treat employees like human beings

  8. "Had a good run but in the end, there was no support from mgmt who I thought would stand up for me"

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    Former Employee - Unloader in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Unloader in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They work with your schedule at time and offer training to grow within the company

    Cons

    Mgmt make you think they support you but in the end, it's always business

    Advice to Management

    Be there to help employees advance within the company instead of making them feel expendable


  9. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A little above minimum wage

    Cons

    Management, drama, Hours, Customers, Pay could be better although it is a little over minimum wage.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Here it is."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The atmosphere is nice and coworkers were all very cool. It was also pretty easy most of the time except for weekends

    Cons

    I thought that the pay was rather low. I mean come on! I cant live on minimum wage. Very sad that a company who makes that much cant event take care of its employees.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to be more compassionate and understanding of your worker's circumstances. Also try to praise and reward your employees when possible.


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