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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 (9)

    "Not the same company I joined"

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    • 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. "Stock crew"

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    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


  4. "Enjoyable Workplace"

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    • 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.


  5. "good"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Third Shift Cashier in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Third Shift Cashier in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good hours ,decent pay, easy work

    Cons

    dont work with schedule, not much overime,not many opportunities to move up


  6. "Good place to advance"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Manager in New Hartford, NY
    Former Employee - Department Manager in New Hartford, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good health benefits, decent pay, room for advancement, flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    Management doesn't always listen to employees.


  7. "Assistant manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in North Western, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in North Western, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -6% 401k match dollar for dollar
    -stock purchase plan
    -ability to promote within is very high
    -can run your own business within walmart
    -PTO schedule is good
    -bonus structure (becoming more difficult to bonus though)

    Cons

    -health insurance
    -long hours for assistant managers with a minimum 50 hour work week.
    -assistant manager pay lacks for the amount of work/hours

    Advice to Management

    Promoting the right individuals not just individuals who have more time in the company or level currently at.

  8. "Front End Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walmart part-time

    Pros

    Time went by extremely quick, being a cashier.

    Cons

    Pay to the employees should be more.


  9. "Shift Manager"

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    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.


  10. "Certified Pharmacy Technician"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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