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Walmart Retail Reviews

Updated December 7, 2018
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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. "Not the best."

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Georgetown, KY
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Georgetown, KY
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good starting pay, Relaxed dress code

    Cons

    Poor management, inflexible schedule hours

  3. "Good part time experience"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible hours and good work environment

    Cons

    needs to review pay scales as well as management practices towards temps


  4. "sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    It wasn't a bad job at all, unless you aren't used to a fast past environment.

    Cons

    I chose to work overnight and I ended up regretting it because it was so empty and slow.


  5. "Outstanding Team"

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    Current Employee - Retail Associate in Redding, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Associate in Redding, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are very understanding to there employees situations and are willing to work with you to find the best possible schedule for your needs, very out going and friendly and run a fast friendly clean and productive work system

    Cons

    They pay minimum wage other than that I have yet to find any

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the amazing work


  6. "Store manager"

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    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Always changing environment, customer service , fast pace, great benefits, stock and profit sharing.

    Cons

    Long hours as a store manager.


  7. "Sales associate"

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    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.

  8. "Not the best"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Palm Bay, FL
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Palm Bay, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are not many benefits

    Cons

    The offered insurance is very lackluster
    Depressing environment


  9. "Pretty decent, if you have a good manager"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Maple Grove, MN
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Maple Grove, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lunches are crazy long, an eight hour shift having an hour long lunch and two 15 minute breaks is amazing and I admit I was spoiled

    Not too difficult

    Cons

    Hours aren't consistent and dealing with people not scheduled to assist the department can be a pain.

    Doing the team lift by yourself

    Safety hazard grabbing shelving from the back room using a ladder and your will to live another day sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    With poor management, the store can really suffer when it shouldn't. Before I left I had an ASM who did such a poor job during our remodeling that it was delayed because of poor communication between him, other managers and the supplies we needed that it was delayed and was a huge pain to employees and customers. I've seen Walmart run smoothly and it definitely can under the right guys.


  10. "OK if you really need a job"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Edison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a job. That's pretty much it.

    Cons

    You are informed your pay will be 10hr but when you are hired, you are then told your pay is $9hr until you are at the company for 6 months. Walmart is all about if you fit in with "Management". If you don't treat them like royalty, or call them out on questionable practices, your schedule will change when you are not aware, and or your hrs will be cut to nothing until you quit.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring managers, promoting people based on how much they kiss up to you, or if they "friend" you on facebook.