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Walmart Raleigh Reviews

Updated November 11, 2018
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Raleigh, NC

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Pros
  • "good pay Work hours lots of extra shift if you are willing to work" (in 1401 reviews)

  • "Best environment, work life balance" (in 289 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance sometimes not there" (in 839 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. "my experience as retail employee"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart (More than a year)

    Pros

    i opted in to buy the companies shares great investment.

    Cons

    they will work you until you drop and then replace you immediately.


  2. "Nope"

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    Current Employee - Fitting Room Attendant/Operator in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Fitting Room Attendant/Operator in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1-hour lunch, diversity is great

    Cons

    Lack of training, literally everything. If you barely speak English they kind of hide you in the store.

    Advice to Management

    Sam would be so disapointed.

  3. "stocker"

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    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    ok pay to work for

    Cons

    change plan and management at all times

    Advice to Management

    love your people give more bonus


  4. "Dept.manager"

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    Current Employee - Department Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wal-Mart has some GREAT benefits, free bachelor's degree and associates degree.
    The insurance plan is good too almost free eyewear and doctors visits are alot cheaper. Wal-Mart matches 15% in the stock plan and 6% in 401k so it's like free money.

    Cons

    Favouritism plays a key role working here
    No matter how hard you bust your butt. I worked hard for 2 years and nothing but after kissing a few butts I finally got on my track. They base your work ethics on your looks and they place a lot of foreign people to become janitors. Wal-Mart treats foreign people like there dumb and it sickens me.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to be a lot more a tentative to employees they are not your toys to play with and when they don't work correctly you throw away and give up on them. They are people and they have families.
    Management needs to learn the 10 foot rule also with it's employees smile and say hello ask is everything alright and be sincere cause the employees are the heart of the store.


  5. "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


  6. "(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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "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

  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. "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


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