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Walmart San Diego Reviews

Updated October 24, 2018
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Pros
  • "good pay Work hours lots of extra shift if you are willing to work" (in 1401 reviews)

  • "Best environment, work life balance" (in 289 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance sometimes not there" (in 839 reviews)

  • "They schedule u an 38 hours so they don't have to give full time benifits" (in 1168 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Bereavement"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Oceanside, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Oceanside, CA

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    My mother passed unexpectedly from a stroke. It was such a shock because she was so healthy and took good care of herself. My siblings and I had to clear out her 4 bedroom house she lived in for 45 years. It took us about 3 months to sort through everything. I had to be out of town to do this. I was a wreak because of how close we were. She was my best friend. My management got everything processed for me because I had a hard time focusing on something like that. It was a huge help.

    Cons

    In this case - nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for helping me through a really difficult time.


  2. "Csm"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CSM in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - CSM in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Walmart will work with the associates and understands life happens outside of work

    Cons

    High expectations with little to no guidance

    Advice to Management

    Communication is a must

  3. "Seasonal work short term"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    manager was fair and the co workers were friendly

    Cons

    odd schedule and short break times

    Advice to Management

    smooth out the schedules to make them more reasonable


  4. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Santee, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Santee, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place of work, great moral

    Cons

    Na na na na na


  5. "Working at Walmart"

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    Current Employee - Picker in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Picker in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work for extra cash

    Cons

    The work can be a little hard on your body

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your teammates


  6. "cahsier"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Escondido, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Escondido, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    near home it is a mediocre job

    Cons

    not well paid boss bad attitude

    Advice to Management

    would not care


  7. "Courtesy Associate"

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    Current Employee - Courtesy Associate in Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Courtesy Associate in Vista, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Good Benefits, walmartone.com and WIRE are easy to use and fairly helpful

    Cons

    If the managers aren't consistently communicating with each other, the store can become a serious mess practically overnight.

    Advice to Management

    There should always be ample communication between all ASM's to ensure everyone is on the same page.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits but in need of better pay scale and raises - Pharmacy"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Encinitas, CA
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Encinitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Reasonable amount of help
    - Good medical/dental plans
    - Good technology to assist with work

    Cons

    - Low starting pay
    - Need better raises for performance. The difference between a lackluster employee and the top is a percentage point. No reward for hard work or sticking around long term

    Advice to Management

    You have no say in corporate policy so not much you can do


  9. "Great Hours, OK Staffing"

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    Former Employee - Customer Host in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Host in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great hours, always upwards of 30 per week. lots of walking between entrances.

    Cons

    Understaffing is common. Checking receipts in a timely fashion sometimes means sacrificing quality for time.

    Advice to Management

    make sure to keep 2 hosts at each entrance. I realize that may seem a tad excessive, as the job is really just a show-of-force kinda thing, but people still sneak through if there's a rush.


  10. "Unbelievable"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Oceanside, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in Oceanside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clocking out and 50 c soda machines

    Cons

    slackers take home paychecks and the ones who pick up the slack take home the same paycheck - placing people in area's without training or educating them on merchandise

    Advice to Management

    Get up off your butts, stop walking around straightening up shelves like your working when your merely trying to make it through the store to get to your office. Personnel OMG you go through all that hiring mumbo jumbo welcoming new hires and you have the ability and supposedly the know how to properly place new hires in the area in which they will be able to excel instead you place green horns on floor lifts/jacks that have never moved a load of boxes, no training videos provided for using the scorpions just throw people out there with no clue as to what they are about to do. Lack of directions, all you see is a store of blue vests constantly pulling pallets from the back or taking them to the back room. Assistants are trying to hard or not hard enough, but they call the shots whether its in the stores policy or not, why because they were never trained properly, Back rooms contain too much merchandise, Theft in the stores is increasingly high because there are never associates placed in the area - they are given free range to roam as long as they don't wander too far from the "area" in which they were assigned, get rid of your registers in the middle of the store put spider alarms on merchandise that is removed from the case so they can carry it around the store until they are ready to check out, Having them ring up a laptop in electronics - removing the spider security from the item giving them a bag and a cart they are able to place things inside the box holding the laptop or whatever the item is. Note - if you have someone in the home décor then make sure they know how to use the painter can shaker, mix the paint and know what brushes to use with what product - don't let a customer diys using stain and let them buy a brush used for latex know your field. All stores should be on the same page and function the same way, and accept the fact a remodel is a change for the good, don't fear helping out physically. Teach and train !!!!1


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