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Updated June 22, 2017
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Pros
  • having to be part of an union earning good pay and benefits (in 899 reviews)

  • Good work/life balance available (in 211 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is a challenge sometimes (in 590 reviews)

  • are only offered to their full time associates (in 960 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (253)

    "From an Asst Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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 (2)

    "VP Global HR Operations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Vice President in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Walmart provides competitive pay and has been an excellent employer for me over the last 27 years. I have been provided great opportunities to grow my career and self over the years.

    Cons

    Walmart tends to lose its way from time to time. Constant changes in the retail environment creates reactive behavior versus being more strategic about the long term goals of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Never forget the people who made Walmart what it is today. Ordinary people doing extraordinary things. It is the people of Walmart who truly make the difference.

  3. "Career advancement"

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    Former Employee - Overnight Support Manager in Decatur, GA
    Former Employee - Overnight Support Manager in Decatur, GA

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

    Pros

    You have advancement opportunities, great pay also awesome benefits.

    Cons

    They do not pay overtime.


  4. "Sales Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Garden Sales Associate in Springfield, OR
    Current Employee - Garden Sales Associate in Springfield, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Allot of opertunity to change from one position of the store to another.

    Cons

    If you want full time you need to be gradfathered in or be a manager.

    Advice to Management

    All people can be great and do great things it takes a little inspiration to make great grand.


  5. "Decent job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - GM Support Manager in Flagstaff, AZ
    Former Employee - GM Support Manager in Flagstaff, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The job had Good pay and decent hours and liked the people I worked with

    Cons

    Felt like just a number to the higher ups and a lot of the benefits changed my last few years there


  6. "Growing to Remain Competitive"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing number of opportunities to grow in about any type of career you can imagine.

    Cons

    Very large and they are trying to be relevant in the age of online shopping.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture, people first.


  7. "Walmart"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company culture is very strong, the majority of leadership truly cares about the associates, and the company mission is right on.

    Cons

    Very large company (2.2M), can become too bureaucratic at times due to size and complexity

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Cashier"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You learn how to communicate very well with people. They start off at $9/hr and once you complete the online pathways program for associates you move up to $10/hr. They're very flexible because schedules are made 3 weeks in advanced so if something seems off then let your manager know at least a week or two in advance. They treat you very well as long as you do your job! Customers will treat you with respect as long as you give great customer service! I'm happy working here because it's very easy and enjoyable.

    Cons

    At times it can gets really packed, especially on holidays. Some assistant managers think they're the top stuff and stand around and complain rather then help, like can you be just as fast to help as your are complaining?

    Advice to Management

    Please help when you see it's busy.


  9. "Welcome to Walmart"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Thief River Falls, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Thief River Falls, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, great entry level job, room for advancement, all around a good company to work for.

    Cons

    No cons come to mind for store 3761


  10. "I Personally Liked It ...."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deli Sales Associate in Charlotte, MI
    Former Employee - Deli Sales Associate in Charlotte, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They usually listened to what you had to say and tried to make your job a little easier if you found a way that worked. Management was usually very friendly and actually cared about you. The day after my car accident I came into work and management to me to go home and relax because I was covered in bruises and you could tell I was in pain. The day of my grandma's funeral that I could not attend because it was in a different state and I didn't have the money to make it there, they let me work in a different department so that I would not have to deal with customers and if I needed to cry I could do it and not be questioned. So management really does care about their employees.

    Cons

    When they give you a raise you get less hours. If you tell them you need surgery because of a previous injury and you need to take some time off then the chances of you getting fired before your time off begins more than triples. You can't be out for more than 3 days even with a doctors note or they'll fire you. The other employees there are either your best friends or they will do everything in their power to get you fired and take your position.

    Advice to Management

    When an employee that works their butt off for you and does what you ask when you ask it tells you that another employee wants them fired and is trying to get them fired ... believe them! Because I promise you! It's true, we're not making it up because we don't like them. We come do our job and make money, not get the slackers fired. They make us look better. But seriously, listen to the employees that work their butts off for you, other wise you'll lose them for stupid people.


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