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Updated August 19, 2017
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  • Teams run very lean which leads to a poor work life balance (in 605 reviews)

  • There probably won't be a full-time position open for me as a pharmacist when I graduate from pharmacy school (in 995 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (279)

    "From an Asst Store Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Amarillo, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Amarillo, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities, great at developing skills, great place to learn a skill and grow your resume, or grow with the company.

    Cons

    Understaffing issues negatively affects all parts of their business. However, Walmart has increased their minimum hourly rate with hopes to attract more committed employees, and retain better employees.

    Advice to Management

    At the store level, any time you are called in to over ride an associate following company policy, make sure that you first make it clear to the associate and customer that they were doing their job and that you are making an exception.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Not the same company I joined"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High intellectual engagement because there is so much to do and always operates understaffed. If you like to solve challenges and a highly politicized environment, this company is for you.

    Cons

    With all the shakeups and layoffs from trying to compete with Amazon and other incoming retailers, the leaders in support areas are mostly interested in promoting and hiring those who can help them look good before their bosses. This means hiring based on image, eloquence, etc. instead of proven track record of results and entrepreneurship.

    Advice to Management

    The company is dumping good and hard working contributors and often replacing them for empty suits. Whenever there's a team downsize, the one person standing is the most likeable, not the one who contributed the most to the company. In the long run, this seismic shift in culture will result only in diminished competitiveness.

  3. "Shift Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful company for work/life balance

    Cons

    Not enough paid Holidays and competitive pay for associates

    Advice to Management

    Be the manager you don't want to have as your manager. Be firm, fair and constant no matter what.


  4. "Certified Pharmacy Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician
    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work experience varies by location depending on Super Center or Neighborhood Market. Neighborhood Market grocery stores have a more relaxed work pace environment compared to volume of prescriptions filled and sold at Super Centers.

    Cons

    Certified Pharmacy tech is the ceiling for job growth for that department. Unless you plan on becoming a pharmacist, tech can only do so much in the pharmacy.


  5. "Pharmacist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    PTO and benefits
    Clear policies for everything
    Less financially focused than other chains
    Discounts for Walmart purchases with employee discount

    Cons

    Constantly changing initiatives
    High turnover rate
    Low pay but high expectations for associates
    Bonus keeps changing to make it harder to get

    Advice to Management

    Better pay to attract and maintain good employees


  6. "Cashier/Self-Checkout Attendant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Shrewsbury, PA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Shrewsbury, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very willing to work with your hours, which is excellent for someone looking for a job while in school. Provides a fairly decent wage for being retail. Provide with a good amount of training and are willing to help should any more questions arise. Have New Year's Eve night and Christmas off

    Cons

    Procedures changed often by corporate, leading to confusion and/or frustration. Some issues with management flipping back and forth on policies. Can be a struggle to pick up hours. Work most Holidays. Few benefits for those working only part time.


  7. "Walmart Overnight Stocker"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in Findlay, OH
    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in Findlay, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Fairly simple work for great pay

    Cons

    -Dealing with people in retail

  8. "Cashier"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Round Rock, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    pay starts at ten dollars an hour, offers a flexible schedule,provides insurance and 401K

    Cons

    hours are provided the most only when needed for them which would mostly be on a busy season (Christmas. back to school, New Years, Halloween etc.)


  9. "Stock crew"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elk City, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elk City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart full-time

    Pros

    Team members were great to work with

    Cons

    Poor managment of supervisor bullying employees

    Advice to Management

    Be more friendly


  10. "Enjoyable Workplace"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Gilbert, AZ
    Former Employee - Cashier in Gilbert, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a cashier, you get in your hours especially around holiday time.

    Cons

    Stay out of the work drama.. Work is work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


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