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Walmart Providence Reviews

Updated October 15, 2018
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Pros
  • "good pay Work hours lots of extra shift if you are willing to work" (in 1406 reviews)

  • "Full marks for work life balance" (in 291 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance sometimes not there" (in 840 reviews)

  • "They schedule u an 38 hours so they don't have to give full time benifits" (in 1168 reviews)

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  1. "I carry out day to day tasks and merchandising. I support the store by helping customers and associates."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Coventry, RI
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Coventry, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work with fresh, grocery, and general merchandise.

    Cons

    The company changes so often and it's sometimes hard to keep up with them and get all associates on the same page.

    Advice to Management

    Its fast paced and be ready for changes.


  2. "Walmart cashier"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Dartmouth, MA
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Dartmouth, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to advance
    Flexible schedule
    Diverse coworkers

    Cons

    Upper management
    Very corporate
    Only 10% discount and none on most groceries

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Assistant Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Westerly, RI
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Westerly, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, PTO time, good co workers

    Cons

    Long hours, to long to wait for promotions

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your people and set the example


  4. "Cap1"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Unemployed in Central Falls, RI
    Former Employee - Unemployed in Central Falls, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its a job that does give hours and you can move up into different positions and departments.

    Cons

    They dont follow your availability, most management wont help you or they are not understanding. They dont accept doctor notes so if you or your child is really ill they will point you for everyday you need off to get better or care for your child.

    Advice to Management

    Management should follow and respect the employees availability. They shouldn't agree then go against it after hiring employee.


  5. "Sales associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Fairhaven, MA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Fairhaven, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, fun co workers and good customers.

    Cons

    Long hours, sometimes rude people.

    Advice to Management

    allow more people to apply.


  6. "Stock Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cap II Associate in Seekonk, MA
    Former Employee - Cap II Associate in Seekonk, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You know what you're getting yourself into.

    Cons

    Biweekly pay, stingy corporation, Wal-Mart likes to advertise itself as a company that promotes from within but the location that I dealt with didn't want to bother cross training me so I could move forward.

    Advice to Management

    The turnover rate will decrease if you raise the pay or at least pay weekly. All employees handle BS that nobody wants to deal with for minimum wage.


  7. "Fixer upper"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fall River, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fall River, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lax rehire/hire policies, 10% employee discount on limited items. 6% match on 401k

    Cons

    Poor communication among management on all levels policies designed to punish low level employees impossible expectations low wages

    Advice to Management

    Implement more concise communication among employees including managers respect and value your employees as much as you customers

  8. "Great place to develop leadership and decision making skills."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Manager in Seekonk, MA
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Manager in Seekonk, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is rife with opportunities for advancement leaving plenty of room to grow and develop your skill set, whether in a store or logistics/development.

    Cons

    The company seems to be painting with a broad brush in terms of direction. With the advent of one best way, the innovation and mantra to listen to your associates ideals seems to be falling away.


  9. "Cap team"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CAP TEAM in Fall River, MA
    Current Employee - CAP TEAM in Fall River, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bonuses, rare occasion of a cool boss.

    Cons

    Everything, the pay, the way you're treated, you got to see something happen to believe it, never can work fast enough, management is never happy with the work you've done, never get a thank you.. you did a good job. Severely understaffed, have to make up the work of the other employees that should of been hired.

    Advice to Management

    Understand we're only human.


  10. "good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Toy Department in Dartmouth, MA
    Former Employee - Toy Department in Dartmouth, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great place to work,met alot of great people there

    Cons

    very low hours wished i had consistent hours.

    Advice to Management

    give more hours to people that want it and give full time benefits


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