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Walmart Philadelphia Reviews

Updated September 5, 2017
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Pros
  • friendly good pay big ompany good benefits if you work hard you will do fine (in 1000 reviews)

  • Wonderful company for work/life balance (in 231 reviews)

Cons
  • Teams run very lean which leads to a poor work life balance (in 627 reviews)

  • If you want full time you need to be gradfathered in or be a manager (in 1008 reviews)

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  1. "Can be a great place to work under certain circumstances."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hardlines Department Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Hardlines Department Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have benefits and potential to bonus. The other employees who work there become like your second family.

    Cons

    They don't care about you being sick. They make you kill your overtime even if they ask you to stay past your shift. The management team have favorites so it's hard to get promoted without kissing butt and no matter how hard you work or how many hours you put in they are never satisfied with the outcome of your work.

    Advice to Management

    I think that managers should be moved to different stores every 6-12 months to avoid cliques ei g formed. I also think that you guys should stop over using the people that do alot of work and start holding the lazy people accountable for their lack in performance.


  2. "Cashier"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People
    Great Mangers
    Great Assiocaties

    Cons

    I can't say nothing bad about this store

  3. "Stocker"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walmart (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good hours and a chance to get a first job.

    Cons

    Low pay and high turnover of coworkers


  4. "I was working as an associate assigned on the sale floor, for reshop and frozen foods"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The store is very clean, good costumer service, fresh fruits, testy coffee, well arranged goods, good food, hard working people. ...

    Cons

    The store is very large, it will take a while to get to know the store, reshop is challenging because you are not familiar with the store,

    Advice to Management

    The manager needs to hire more staffs


  5. "Electronics Sales"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No experience nor skills required. Its a large company so if you want to make $ or more your goal is to get promoted.

    Cons

    Managers need more training on employee relations.
    Low wage.

    Advice to Management

    Take the confidentiality policy seriously.


  6. "Cashier/Pharmacy Technician"

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Pharmacy Technician in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Cashier/Pharmacy Technician in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training programs and pharmacy technician training program.

    Cons

    Salary, hours, working conditions, management, computer systems and pharmacy staff.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like Sam Walton wanted you to treat them. Pay employees what they are worth and the horrible employee turn over rate would improve.


  7. "Worst first job"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best reasons to work here would be the pay. You start off at $9 an hour for a cashier and more than that everywhere else. Hours aren't a problem at my location. They work you enough that your 2 hours away from being full time minus all the benefits.

    Cons

    The managers all disappear at crucial moments. No one wants to actually work unless they're being called on the overhead speaker. All of the upper managers are in cliques so if your not one of their favorites you get ignored entirely. No sense of urgency and completely unprofessional. I put in my change availability sheet in December and it didn't get changed until last week. I was cheated out of a CSM position because I'm not one of the butt kissers. Everyone gossips like it's high school when work needs to be done. The store is completely understaffed. The people who have the most workers are electronics and clothing. Everyone else is screwed.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the favoritism. Give actual hardworking people the promotions they deserve instead of your favorites. Actually take the time to listen and solve your employees complaints because we shouldn't have to call corporate to be heard. THE CUSTOMER IS NOT ALWAYS RIGHT ! At least listen to your workers some time. Bad customers exist just like bad workers. Stick up for us some time. Also upgrade the registers please. Customer service line would not be that long if we had good working registers and printers

  8. "Walmart"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to grow with the company. Great compensation, bonuses.

    Cons

    Turnover rate is high. Need to invest more in the quality of the hiring process. Needs to be quality over quantity!

    Advice to Management

    Do not hire someone For a position just because you know them. Give a fair shot to people that deserve the position. Our stores will be that much better.


  9. "This is truly a company with miracles happen and dreams come true."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I truly believe in the founding principles of this company. Our founder Sam Walton instill the necessary tools and skills for the Next Generation to succeed within the walls of this company.

    Cons

    It is a very high turnover among Associates.

    Advice to Management

    I say a prayer every day I walk in the doors of this company. I truly believe every manager can make a difference in the lives of their Associates. I have learned early on if you do not speak up or step up you will simply be left behind. I do feel some Associates get left behind and management failed to see the good things they do every day. I truly believe we all can make difference within the doors of this company with the proper tools from leadership. Across the Nation at each and every Walmart there is a different management team in place. Once you get that title it is up to you to lead by example .


  10. "hardware associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Walmart full-time

    Pros

    good pay, nice people not to much you haft to do

    Cons

    management sucks you are not well respected very hard to be promoted


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