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Updated December 17, 2017
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  • Teams run very lean which leads to a poor work life balance (in 664 reviews)

  • If you want full time you need to be gradfathered in or be a manager (in 1059 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Orangevale, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Orangevale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I love how the company takes care of there employees

    Cons

    We get a lot of anger customers

    Advice to Management

    Love them


  2. "Great experience with plenty of opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Bowling Green, KY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Bowling Green, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Upward mobility
    Adjustable hours
    Competitive wages
    Walmart systems are easy to use
    Diverse workforce
    Opportunity to work different departments
    Easy to contact Human Resources

    Cons

    Some customers and employees are difficult to deal with
    Management issues (vary with stores)
    Sometimes hours are hard to come by

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to hourly associates as far as suggestions for store improvement

  3. "Cashier"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walmart full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, decent hours, discount

    Cons

    Boring, rude costumers, managers think they can do what they want


  4. "Optician"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walmart part-time

    Pros

    Vision and dental benefits for part time employees

    Cons

    Working holiday season, must work Thanksgiving


  5. "6048"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Processor in Opelousas, LA
    Former Employee - Processor in Opelousas, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, time, and benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, early mornings,and late nights


  6. "distribution center"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Loader/Unloader in Baytown, TX
    Current Employee - Loader/Unloader in Baytown, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great starting pay, good raises, quartely bonus

    Cons

    strict rules, long work days


  7. "Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Training is fast paced but theyll help you along the along the if ypu still dont understand something.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you

  8. "Associate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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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

    Good hours, fair management, pleasurable environment

    Cons

    Holiday work, location, co-workers, customers

    Advice to Management

    Split undesirable working days more evenly


  9. "Ok place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    OK pay and great people to work with while there in the early 2000.

    Cons

    Pay could be better along with hours.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to get to know you employees, they are great people.


  10. "Better than a lot of places"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Mansfield, TX
    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Mansfield, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pharmacy software more modern than other retail chains. Good medical benefits, better coverage than other retail chains where there is often only one tech (Walmart almost has 2 techs closing, and 2 opening, plus 1 or 2 midshift), comradere, shop where you work, MUCH more organized bagging system and inventory categorizing system than CVS, organized structure, if you have a good manager, and can work on your feet, it's not at all a bad place to work. As with anywhere, if you and your manager don't get along, you're toast. Pharmacies are very small spaces to be in, which can be intolerable and also foster closeness. Possibly, no drive-through!

    Cons

    You're on your feet all day. At a mail-order pharmacy you're sitting down. The pay is competitive for retail, but not as good as mail order, specialty, or hospital. Still good, though. Lots of customers, and on the lower socio-economic side (but not always...and that can be a mixed bag!). Mostly nice customers, but a few colorful characters that you only see at a big, high volume store that has everything cheaper than the next place. You will probably be working with lots of college students and young teens and twenty-somethings who can only work part-time and not on certain days a week and not at certain times a day, which means you'll be asked to be more flexible if you're not in that situation, and it means there's often a high turnover when the college students move on, and if you're a veteran, you'll be training new people a lot. On the bright side...you can be a veteran and feel all important by training newbies in as little as 2-3 years. You'll be like, "I remember when we had a manual labeling system, but that was before your time..." or whatever, like an old-timer, when really that old system was just around like 3 years earlier. A big down side compared to mail order or speciality pharmacy is that your schedule is always in flux a little bit, or a lot..its not 9-5 Monday-Friday, it's 9-6 on Monday, 10-7 on Tuesday, off on Wednesday, 2-9 on Thursday...and so on. You can ask for a certain day off every week (as in the college student example earlier), but it will almost never be an exact shift that stays the same for months or years, and they will pressure you to be flexible. But they can also work with you, too. Compare a mail order pharmacy, which might be literally only open 9-6 M-F, and you see how predictable that is comparatively. However, often you need experience in retail first before you can branch out into other things, and Walmart is a good place to get that experience (provided you have a good manager who respects his or her subordinates). I fill my prescriptions at Walmart, so that tells you something.

    Advice to Management

    Get stools for employees to sit on when they are doing end of day labels and typing prescriptions, or feeling under the weather. Will help you compete with mail order which allows people to sit all day. Some people's feet hurt by the end of the day, or they have a health condition that makes standing for 8 hours difficult, and those people may just need to occasionally sit down on a stool to lower burnout and turnover, especially the pharmacists who have to stand in one place. Also, cool it with the flu shot insanity! Otherwise, great job!


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