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Updated July 26, 2017
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  1. "Meat clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walmart full-time

    Pros

    It's a job that is a ok first job.

    Cons

    bad pay and the management was made up of people there for money not to actually provide customer service.

    Advice to Management

    Promote those who what to improve things not those who just want a larger paycheck.


  2. "Dont apply"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Jewelry Department Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Jewelry Department Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A chance to grow inside the company
    You can choose your own hours and days off
    Cookout every Friday

    Cons

    They really not flexible
    They watch associates more than customers
    Customers get away with murder in Walmart

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN TO YOUR STAFF! THEY KNOW WHATS GOING ON WHILE THEY'RE ON THE FLOOR MORE THAN YOU DO!!!

  3. "Maintenance Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walmart full-time

    Pros

    Helping customers find product. Helping customers with information.

    Cons

    Company not appreciating the associates.
    Each store is different.

    Advice to Management

    The operation of the company, should be consistent.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Do Better..."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Order Specialist- Business Support Project Manager in Benton, AR
    Former Employee - Order Specialist- Business Support Project Manager in Benton, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a fortune 1 company and opens doors if you do well at your job and network
    Shareholders week is amazing and helps boost moral
    Discount card, gym membership, and associate store are decent perks

    Cons

    -No recognition for your work or effort, if you pick up extra work or take on someone else's responsibilities it will generally go un-noticed.
    -Management is out to save themselves not take care of direct reports because of all the organization changes.
    -No feeling of job stability or job satisfaction, its clear that you're expendable and will be let you go for any reason

    Advice to Management

    Do better for your associates, there's so much push and focus put on the store employees that executives have forgotten their corporate worker-bees. Stop making everyone expendable and letting go of people with high expertise just to be able to cut costs. Invest in management training for corporate, and get ride of the politics and discrepancies between hourly and salary associates.


  5. "Front-end and general merchandise cashier"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Glenpool, OK
    Former Employee - Cashier in Glenpool, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is the best store in this area, by far! The store is ran very well by management.

    Cons

    Customer traffic is very high. Working with the public, in general, is highly stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more considerate of your employees and do what makes sense. If an associate is in training with another, communication has to be made! I was told not to talk to the associate that I was trying to train. You have good, honest, and hard working employees, listen to their needs; the store is running just fine without your micro-managing techniques.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Global Sourcing Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of space to create and improve. Many options to develop an horizontal and vertical growth within the company.

    Cons

    Like every big company it is somehow disorganized, too many heads. Big changes happen every two years which mean that you have to be open to restructure yourself and your team quite often.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it simple and truly value your people.


  7. "Good First Job"

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    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in El Dorado, AR
    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in El Dorado, AR

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

    Pros

    I liked my fellow associates, the hiked minimum wage for associates made Walmart more attractive than other jobs.

    Cons

    Not enough associates on the floor, inconsistent schedule, (32 hours 1 week then 24 hours the next week), lot of turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Scheduling in advance is great, just make the hours more consistent.

  8. "Pro Shop"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    goof smart athletic funny energetic

    Cons

    long hours no pay no tips


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The immediate people I worked with are good.

    Cons

    There is an perception from the outside that Walmart is efficient, it's not. Everything is bogged down by red tape and bad systems. Working there is beyond frustrating.


  10. "It is a joke"

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    Current Employee - Produce Associate in Jane, MO
    Current Employee - Produce Associate in Jane, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    What is a pro about this job? Some people might have pros but I don't. I grew up in bentonville (the heart of Walmart) and have seen it grow and seen it grow into a mindless company.

    Cons

    To many list. The management is trash. If they had any logic maybe just maybe this company would have success. The associate get the worst end. They are encouraged to be positive and put on an obvious fake smile. I see it all the time and I disappoints me. And finally the customers. The NUMBER ONE person Walmart gives an actual crap about. The only real reason is because they carry money that fills the wallet of corporate and the lazy store managers. Seriously you can't fool anyone. All they truly care about is money and therefore customers are number one, above the associates that Sam Walton said were more important.

    Advice to Management

    Quit acting like you know it all. You guys used to be good at one point and now you just stand around and talk about non work related material, while yelling at other associates for doing it while actually working.


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