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Updated July 21, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Okay experience"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Rock Hill, SC
    Former Employee - Cashier in Rock Hill, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's exciting to work with different kinds of people and the schedule was always good. The breaks were good and time went by fast.

    Cons

    A lot of the management wasn't helpful and there was a lot of favoring of certain employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.


  2. "Wouldn't go back"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dickson City, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dickson City, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It paid okay. A lot of the other associates were good people to work with.

    Cons

    They hire you for sales floor in a department, but then make you do everything but the job you agreed to. I found myself going back and forth between cash register and unloading trucks than more than actually working in my department.

    Advice to Management

    Let people do their own jobs and hire enough people to get all the work done.

  3. "office associate"

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    Former Employee - Office Associate in Cicero, IL
    Former Employee - Office Associate in Cicero, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    company has good benefits promotes people quickly

    Cons

    Management terrible not trained not knowledgeable. the people being promoted to assistant managers don't have enough years of company experience to do the job. terrible turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Stop building so many stores and less is better. focus on having well run stores with good managers and good people like it used to be. Focus more on hardlines where the profit margin is higher. payroll is more focused at grocery where profit is lower. hardlines departments don't get enough attention.


  4. "Eh"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Bolingbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Bolingbrook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Walmart part-time

    Pros

    For a first job, it isn't awful

    Cons

    Dealt with a lot of rude customers. If you're a cashier, they give you almost no time for pathways

    Advice to Management

    Give cashiers time for pathways and cbl's


  5. "Replenishment Manager"

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    Former Employee - Replenishment Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Replenishment Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You learn a lot in a small amount of time and there were endless opportunities to do a different job every 18 months and also get a promotion with it. At the roots, company leadership is very passionate.

    Cons

    Work load was extremely heavy. Most positions do the job of two people. Sr management is not engaged and hums along with the status quo. They are extremely adverse to risk and never look more than two years into the future. Spent a lot of time putting out fake fires for Sr. leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Need to lose more levels of management. Remove risk aversion by accepting failure when trying something new. Remove bad managers that year over year have bad associate assessment scores. You need more ideas and their not coming from 25 year career managers.


  6. "produce"

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    Current Employee - Produce Associate in Gainesville, GA
    Current Employee - Produce Associate in Gainesville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    job security / yearly increases percentage based raise

    Cons

    management is terrible/ during slow season years get cut to 35 hours a week even if your full time.

    Advice to Management

    listen to your workers


  7. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Valuable experience and wonder training. You only benefit when you invest yourself whole heartedly. Stock and annual bonuses are worth the hard work.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Salaries is expected to work until the job is done. Ruling by fear or working 18+ hours a day is not healthy.

    Advice to Management

    When your managers are off. Do not contact them. Let enjoy their own time away from work.

  8. "My Walmart Story"

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    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Franklin, KY
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Franklin, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible with your scheduling needs. Easy job to work, this job doesn't require too much training.

    Cons

    Will try to force you to run a cash register. They are always nagging at me, trying to get me to transfer up there even after I've told them I don't want to.

    Advice to Management

    You people would do well to listen to the needs of your employees BEFORE you decide to tell them how it's going to be. I get tired of the indifference and power tripping attitudes of my managers at my location


  9. "Not bad, but could be better"

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    Former Employee - Otc Department Manager in Massena, NY
    Former Employee - Otc Department Manager in Massena, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walmart full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    -10% discount on most items once requirements are met.
    -Free turkey for Christmas
    -Quarterly bonuses sometimes

    Cons

    -Computer Based Learning. Also known as CBLs. Your first few days will only be spent in the office doing these training modules. If you can make it through that, you will have some that roll down as new training is released or updated. But that initial training can be brutal. My store had new hires doing 8 hours of it s day their first 2 weeks and it has caused a few people to quit before they start.

    Advice to Management

    My store had a few people graduate from a business school and come in as a new hire as a manager and they got eaten alive. Having the title without the experience meant that the manager was being trained by their underlings, and sometimes, those underlings were passed over for the position the new person got.


  10. "Walmart is a great company to work for, if you're fast paced."

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager (CSM) in Nottingham, MD
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager (CSM) in Nottingham, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like the pay, its decent. We get our full-time hours and all the benefits; 401k, stock purchase, PTO.

    Cons

    There are never enough employees working at the busiest times. The cutbacks on hours are terrible now that the scheduling system has changed. Not enough friendly associates working in this company.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to help the little guys out. They expect the underdogs to do all the "hard" work and get paid not nearly enough. They should be pitching in and helping us and training us.


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