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Walmart Reviews

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. "Great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wal-Mart rewards hard work, self motivation, and ambition. You do not have to have a college degree to move up in the company and have a career you can be proud of. All in one building you have a multitude of different jobs, any personality can find a niche, all you have to be is a hard worker.

    Cons

    Many peolple still have jobs despite poor work performance.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more. Be consistent when holding people accountable.


  2. "Love working here."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Salary, Unlimited growth potential, been very good to me.

    Cons

    Some long days during inventory, holidays. No vacations during family holidays(Thanksgiving, Christmat), but understand, Im in retail.......

    Advice to Management

    Just shut up and do your job and do it well and you will get recognized. People who cry are usually the lazy people who want something handed to them.

  3. "Wal-Mart offers stock, and you actually can gain and cash out."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier Associate in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Cashier Associate in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's been 6 years since I worked there, and I still receive documents about the stock percentage and payout amounts.

    Cons

    Not enough management when you work the late shifts which makes it a little hard to please the customer, if they have a serious issue. Could not leave until each departments restock was put up.

    Advice to Management

    A store that is open twenty four hours a day, should have enough management available to assist employees and customers in a timely fashion.


  4. "walmart assistant manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love working at walmart. Then associates are really the ones that make the huge success that walmart has become.

    Cons

    always have apositive attitude, everyday that byoun are working - lift your head up and walk proud. you have a job

    Advice to Management

    listen to your associates- they are the real idea generators. they lead us to sales and profit success. save money live better


  5. "I'm partially handicapped and have been out of work for 18 years, walmart helped me pay my mortgage off."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - A Great Place to BE in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - A Great Place to BE in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great hours and pay depending on experience
    friendly people to work with and you get to meet many interesting people to talk to.

    Cons

    some times you have to deal with angry customers but its not too often.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work, always be sure to give an employee a helping hand when needed


  6. "Assistant manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    walmart is a strong company and is not going to go belly up anytime soon. I am very satisfied with my job and feel secure with my job.

    Cons

    The worst part about my job is the number of hours that i put in and the number of rude customers that I have to be polite too.

    Advice to Management

    the leaders at walmart need to be more fair and consistent and stop giving so many breaks to the lazy assosiates. what is good for one is good for all.


  7. "Wal-Mart as an employer positive feedback"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Career growth and opportunity, stable company, positive work envirnoment, leadership, compensation.

    Cons

    Communications with upper management at times, job interview questions for promotion difficult to know proper answers based on interviewers expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Study for interview process

  8. "Temp/to full time unloader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Unloader in Saint Peters, MO
    Former Employee - Unloader in Saint Peters, MO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wal mart has a variety of benefits and they are pretty laid back when it comes to asking for time off. The work really isn't that hard either.

    Cons

    WaL mart has alot of managers and you will sometimes get conflicting instructions from several of them.

    Advice to Management

    Coordinate your efforts so that conflicting orders are not givin.


  9. "Secret Shopper Crazy!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Associate
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Associate
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's fun to play hide and seek, and catch the thieves in the end.
    You can wear what you want, sometimes set your own hours.

    Cons

    Some store managers are not cool.
    You have to always keep your cover...even to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people protecting your assets and your store with respect.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Interview for a Buying Position"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Replenishment in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Director of Replenishment in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Walmart is the leader in Global Sourcing and has a great track record for taking care of their employees. They are growing and performing well while others are lagging behind or closing shop.
    Sourcing for them would be very exciting given the size of the company and the volume pricing you would be able to achieve.

    Cons

    You will probably hear from people who think walmart is the enemy of American jobs. In reality they are one of the largest employers in the USA.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe give some sample interviews to potential candidates so they can understand what you are looking for in competency interviews. Many companies use this approach but the competencies vary a great deal. Even when competencies are similar, Walmart may define it somewhat different than another company because every company culture is different. Empower potential candidates to succeed instead of making them guess what you are looking for in an interview.


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