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Updated September 23, 2017
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Pros
  • friendly good pay big ompany good benefits if you work hard you will do fine (in 1000 reviews)

  • Wonderful company for work/life balance (in 231 reviews)

Cons
  • Teams run very lean which leads to a poor work life balance (in 627 reviews)

  • If you want full time you need to be gradfathered in or be a manager (in 1008 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (289)

    "From an Asst Store Manager"

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    • 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 (5)

    "could be better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    pay is good, work is engrossing

    Cons

    managment could work on communication, needs to put customers and employees first not the all mighty dollar, never enough hours,

    Advice to Management

    Remember the people not the dollar bill

  3. Helpful (3)

    "CDL A driver"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    excellent pay, decent benefits, employee discount, well maintained equipment, respectful, safety oriented, no touch freight, excellent vacation

    Cons

    slip seating, not home every night, extreme cell phone policy

    Advice to Management

    Consider loosening up the cell phone policy. We have some of the best, if not the best, drivers on the road. Trusting us to use our cell phones hands free in a legal manner while driving and when safe to do so would be nice. We spend a great deal of time away from our loved ones and away from human contact in general. Being able to have contact would be good for morale and mental health. I have noticed a decline in my socialization since being so severely restricted. Most days, I will speak less than 50 words to another human being. Let that sink in.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great"

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    Current Employee - DM Foods
    Current Employee - DM Foods
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    10% discount card
    advancement went from part time to a Department Mgr in less than 90 days
    Management is fun and cares about you
    Always room to learn something new
    Medical and Dental for family is only 60 .00 a month

    Cons

    Work exceeds time needed to do it
    always changing tasks before one is done
    People can and will be rude and hatefull
    not able to stop theft when you see it

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do. Just keep in mind the tasks sometimes need time


  5. "Not as bad as people say"

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    Current Employee - Sporting Goods Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sporting Goods Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They will hire pretty much anyone reasonably, and give them a chance.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy to the extreme and current attendance policy is harsh.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, they are great in my store.


  6. "Overnight stock"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart full-time

    Pros

    Good hours and managers help you a lot

    Cons

    Little pay only 11.50 an hour


  7. "Customer service supervisor"

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

    I worked at Walmart full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced, friendly coworkers, great opportunities for advancement, employee discount, quarterly bonuses

    Cons

    Need 3 weeks notice for a day off

  8. "You have to work very hard long hours long days in the week and always be available to come in"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits and fair pay

    Cons

    It's very political some ways to get promoted are the people that you know


  9. "I had a good experience at Walmart. Some of the customers were rude, but the management and coworkers were great."

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Brea, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    How close everyone is, the management style, the coworkers, the benefits, the perks, and some of the customers are really nice!

    Cons

    Some of the customers can be very rude and irritating. It's hard to get through the day with their attidtude.

    Advice to Management

    You hire young students, a lot of whom are working their first job with you. Be patient with them and work with their school schedule. Their education is just as important as their job.


  10. "Distribution Area Manager"

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    Former Employee - Area Manager in Fayetteville, NC
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Fayetteville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay and benefits, Excellent experience in managing people and corporate expectations.

    Cons

    Insane amount of hours, I had more control of my life when I was in the military. I did not know what days I would work. Upper management kept changing in 2.5 years went through 3 General managers. Management meetings frequently were reduced to blame shifting and yelling matches, I spent 23 years in Operations units in the military where life and death decisions were being made and no one would dare treat others like this the decisions being made were too important. Most caustic work environment I have ever experienced.

    Advice to Management

    Quit hiring your golfing buddies and retired sports stars to run your facilities and get some real managers in place. My experience is with only the one distribution center in Hopemills, NC. I for one would rather get paid less and work for a smaller company with true open dialog than get paid well for lip service.


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