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Walmart Portland Reviews

Updated February 15, 2018
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Pros
  • Good pay and benifits liked the work (in 1173 reviews)

  • Amazing work life balance for an man level job (in 255 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance benefits restructuring (in 708 reviews)

  • Not enough hrs avalible for full time emoyment (in 1083 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company Overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair wages, work shifts, work conditions, open door policy

    Cons

    Sometimes hardware repairs don't get done as quickly as possible(cash registers,printers,etc)


  2. "Not a terrible place to work, not the best either."

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    Former Employee - CAP Associate in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - CAP Associate in Vancouver, WA

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

    Pros

    Decent entry-level pay, opportunity for growth and advancement, stress-free system for calling out of work.

    Cons

    Workplace favoritism, inconsistent scheduling, advancement opportunities take too long and seem few and far between.

    Advice to Management

    Make your department team seem like they matter to you.

  3. "It's a good job to learn skills"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Raises, quarterly bonuses, nice managers

    Cons

    They will cross train and not pay you what you deserve for working more undesired jobs


  4. "eh, its ok if you dont have real bills to pay"

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    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Front End Cashier in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    get yo work with some cool people and the registers are kinda fun

    Cons

    they don't give you nearly enough hours to live off

    Advice to Management

    if your going to say full time to an employee then you should hold to your word and give them what you promised.


  5. "Walmart review"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at Walmart was a good first experience for my first time being employed.

    Cons

    At times co-workers left me on the sells floor by my self, knowing that I didn't have any experience working.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe help a little more with new employees.


  6. "It's a job."

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    Former Employee - Produce Clerk in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Produce Clerk in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back, friendly people just trying to do their job.

    Cons

    In produce, it's strange how a job can be so stressful yet boring at the same time.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Self-Check Host / Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Cashier/Self-Check Host in Gresham, OR
    Current Employee - Cashier/Self-Check Host in Gresham, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    On-going demand for cashiers; Rapid advancement for a certain type of employee; part/time hrs available; 401k plan with matching; associate stock purchase plan with company contribution; PTO; associate discount; options to transfer nationwide, as well as globally; job training available

    Cons

    Can be difficult to work full-time; retail sales, especially here is a low-paying field; raises are small, and mostly yearly; benefits are limited unless you work full-time; work schedule varies day to day; difficult to plan more than 3 weeks ahead, rarely start or stop work at the same time every day; work can be boring and repetitive; management, especially lower management, can be lazy and untrained, making your job more difficult, and less enjoyable.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that too many chiefs, and not enough Indians causes problems like poor morale, and inefficient care of customers, and work flow. Stop promoting employees who have a poor work ethic, bad judgement, or who fail to learn their job. Less age discrimination. Listen to your older, more experienced employees, rather than your recently promoted, but still untrained associates. Give better raises, and more praise when deserved.

  8. "Unsatisfying and a disappointment not paid enough for what is asked of you"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Vancouver, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In my time working at Walmart. I found that most of my fellow co-workers have good attitudes and try their best at the store. I just wish that they got paid enough for all the things they have to do

    Cons

    Hours are not very flexible and just because a store is smaller if it has enough Revenue we should be allowed to have a electronic cart Pusher instead of having to go out and all kinds of weather and traffic pushing them by hand

    Advice to Management

    Would greatly appreciate electronic cart assistant Pusher for Walmart on Grand Boulevard Vancouver Washington 98661 store


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Manager(Neighborhood market)"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities, ability to transfer nearly anywhere if you want to move, lots of PTO, 401k, 15% match on stock purchase, health/dental/vision benefits, performance based annual bonus. One of the few retailers that is doing well and offers some job security in the current market. Worked my way up from cashier to ASM over 5 years and the pay is pretty good now.

    Cons

    Long and inconvenient shifts, sometimes 50-60 hours a week, can be stressful due to under staffing, health insurance could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Consider raising hourly pay in areas with a high minimum wage, in Oregon it can be hard to keep the store staffed because entry level jobs are only minimum wage and rent is high here. Make sure store managers are following company guidelines and treating their people well, the work/life balance and stress of this position is almost entirely based on the store manager you work for. I have a good SM currently but have heard a lot of horror stories from other managers and associates.


  10. "Not a life long career goal"

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    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Gresham, OR
    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Gresham, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you meet the right store manager your job will be easier and have someone to vent frustrations to.

    Cons

    Constant realignment to raises and bonuses. Makes it harder and harder to achieve each year. Constantly understaffed.


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