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Pros
  • "good pay Work hours lots of extra shift if you are willing to work" (in 1305 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be a serious challenge" (in 770 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. "Technical Operations"

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    Current Employee - Technical Operations in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Technical Operations in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meet people from all walks of life.

    Cons

    Far from my home. I would like to work closer to home.


  2. "Wasn't so bad. I'd go back."

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    Former Employee - Night Stocker in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Night Stocker in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extra holiday pay, and quarterly bonuses. Holiday discount, and employee discounts everyday. Friendly and helpful coworkers. Annual pay increases. Room to grow in the company. Very easy to transfer stores out of state.

    Cons

    Lack of formal training and work preparedness. Sometimes an unnecessarily fast paced, and high pressure atmosphere. Median pay for a fairly laborious job. Customers are 24 hours and can be a challenge to cope with. Always having to work a Saturday or Sunday. High turnover of low level employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep morale up, and production and productivity will follow.

  3. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule, always let management know I was available to work more hours

    Cons

    Sometimes not enough hours given, had to request more when available


  4. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Walmart Cashier in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Walmart Cashier in Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    The benefits package could be better


  5. "Decent"

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    Former Employee - Cashiers in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Cashiers in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities, great at developing skills, great place to learn a skill and grow your resume, or grow with the company.

    Cons

    Understaffing issues negatively affects all parts of their business. However, Walmart has increased their minimum hourly rate with hopes to attract more committed employees, and retain better employees.


  6. "Management playing favorites"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, low prices, hard work .Loved my coworkers and the customers. Easy first job for any teenager looking to work just about anywhere. Also if you can't find a job they did not drug test me.

    Cons

    Was not fond of the point system Sometimes you will be doing the job of 2 people for extended periods, but if you are passionate about it you can make it successfully.

    Advice to Management

    Help Lead positions such as phones cook and drivers enforce rules regulations and procedures. These are not taken as seriously when lead phones cooks and drivers try to enforce them, so they need the assistance from someone with the management title.


  7. "Vision Center Manager"

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    Former Employee - VISION CENTER MANAGER in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - VISION CENTER MANAGER in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid pay with ability to increase bonus by thousands based on annual store (Vision Center) performance and revenue. It can depend on the market you're in, but I had free reign to do anything that was necessary to re-construct and direct the Vision Center towards a more profitable and efficient future.

    Cons

    If you have no optical experience you may want to consider something different. Optical products, features, Add-Ons, Insurance Info/Process, Order/Measurements, Pre-Test Machine Operation/Calibration and a ton of other in store tasks will take most people at least 2-3 months to feel comfortable performing them. With Optical experience the biggest hurdle is getting down the optical selling/pt. info/ store reports/ pricing and the POS system as a whole. The associates basically perform 75% of the training which in my opinion could potentially place the manager in an awkward position where they manage people who are teaching them and helping them through things for the first month or so. Managers are given daily, weekly and monthly reports and reviews that must be completed which is great, but there are a few tasks that fall between managers and associates which should be more defined because most managers make their associates take care of it, which causes conflict when associates expect manager to help at times.

    Advice to Management

    Dive in and don't second guess yourself once you start to pick things up.

  8. "glass door forcing me to do this"

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

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, easy work that required no skill

    Cons

    very hard to get 40 hours

    Advice to Management

    take better care of your workers


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, quarterly bonus, works around any schedule

    Cons

    Some management issues, typical retail complaints


  10. "Walmart gets a bad rep, and for the most part it's better than people say"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Intern - Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is actually very good. Highest paid store managers around and the internship is very well paid as well. A lot of the corporate associates and executives are very friendly and willing to help.

    Cons

    At the store level, many employees are unhappy and not super committed. There's a lack of real value for customer service. Some of the management is condescending to subordinates.

    Advice to Management

    Try to make sure store/shift managers are actually being respectful to the employees and try to improve service. Otherwise keep doing what you're doing.


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