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Walmart Raleigh Reviews

Updated May 20, 2018
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Pros
  • "good pay Work hours lots of extra shift if you are willing to work" (in 1304 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be a serious challenge" (in 772 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. "sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Retail Salespersons in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Retail Salespersons in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart (More than a year)

    Pros

    good place to work ,nice people world wide company.

    Cons

    can't think of any at the moment

    Advice to Management

    not sure


  2. "A typical job"

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    Former Employee - Cap II Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Cap II Associate in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    easy work load, low responsibilities

    Cons

    long work hours, random schedule

  3. "(Hard) Lessons Learned as a Walmart Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coming from a 20+ year military career, I chose Walmart as an employer based upon several factors. Top on my list was the fact that, with the sheer size of the company (2.2 million employees in the U.S.), there were processes and procedures in place on how to do (almost) everything (i.e. no lack of resources/guidance). Next, with so many opportunities available from shelf stocker to CEO, Walmart appeared to be the type of company that you could have a second career with (plenty of room to move up). Lastly, compensation was reasonable for what the (advertised) work hours were.

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Twelve to thirteen hour-a-day, four day a week position turned into a twelve+ hour, five day a week grind. (Do the math, but the average work week was around 60-65 hours.) Managers were expected to keep their Associate's (employee's) hours as low as possible (makes sense for driving corporate profitability while minimizing costs), but were then expected to finish the work after they had let their employees go. With attendance issues, we over-hired to ensure we had enough manpower to get the job done, but then cut hours across the board or asked for people to take days off to keep the total shift hours in check. (No wonder there was little worker loyalty.) Additionally, managers were just that, not leaders. They did not inspire their employees to do their best, but rather utilized a draconian "accountability system" to keep workers in line. I understand the need to track poor performance but, in many instances, it appeared to be more of a means to intimidate employees to toe the line. They would never use the term "write up" an employee as that is a "union term" (Walmart is not unionized), but that is basically what you are doing. I your superior felt you did not adequately "hold someone accountable"/punish them, they in turn would "write you up."

    Advice to Management

    Learn to be a leader and not simply hide behind the accountability system. Learn your employees' jobs so that you can step in for them in case of an emergency (I do not see this as micromanaging). I was only there a little over fifteen months, but was surprised at how little other managers knew about what their employees actually did, how long it took, or the challenges they faced. My personal motto has always been, "I would not ask someone to do something I am not willing to do myself." This guidance has always served me well in my military career.


  4. "Baker Associate"

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    Current Employee - Bakery Team Member in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Bakery Team Member in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing this place is really useless I swear save your time an invest it somewhere else

    Cons

    Worst place to work at they kill you for an underpaid job

    Advice to Management

    Useless bunch of knock heads


  5. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Cashier in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Works with your availability, hour lunch to paid 15 minute breaks. Breaks or lunch every two hours.

    Cons

    Fraternization, favoritism, wastes food; doesn't donate

    Advice to Management

    Break up the cliques in management


  6. "Customer Service Supervisor/ Fill-in"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got to work with people from different walks of life.

    Cons

    Some of the management team didn't know how to properly motivate their staff.

    Advice to Management

    Less yelling would be nice.


  7. "Cashier/Stocker"

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Stocker in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Cashier/Stocker in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    when someone ask where somthing is located i could help them and assist the customer with any questions.

    Cons

    Nothing really. I've enjoyed my time while i was working at Wal-Mart

    Advice to Management

    be more organized

  8. "Pharmacy Review"

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    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walmart full-time

    Pros

    Advancements, raises, benefits , friendships

    Cons

    Management suck! Unorganized! Turnover rate is high ! Retaliation place

    Advice to Management

    To be a leader is a responsibility to keep and if your going to be in charge be professional and not talk down on employees, or use retaliation because u have authority! U may lose out on the best crew u could of ever had


  9. "dormer employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart (Less than a year)

    Pros

    emplyed senniord treatment with respectna

    Cons

    Ithink is unfair to keep employees from their families in Thanksgiving


  10. "Overall good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Staff Pharmacist in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Staff Pharmacist in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company provides adequate support staff for pharmacists in most locations

    Cons

    Sometimes you get lost being a small fish in a big pond


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