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Walmart CEO Doug McMillon
Doug McMillon
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  • "Work life balance is challenging at times(in 884 reviews)

  • "Your practically work full-time hour with no benifits(in 1188 reviews)

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  1. good place

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    Former Employee - Cashier in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    good teamwork,friendly staff and clients..i enjoy my work

    Cons

    sometimes the working conditions are hard

    Advice to Management

    keep it up management,thanks for effort

  2. Good place to start your career

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    Current Employee - Category Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Career path trajectories for the CS role are finally starting to materialize as management places higher focus on retaining talent. Great office, lots of good people, and commute options are decent if you live in the city (shuttles).

    Cons

    What team you get placed on and, more specifically, which manager you get placed under is a big determinant of your success or happiness in the role. Managerial competency can vary widely when it comes to leadership capability.

    Advice to Management

    You’re trying and it shows. Continue setting realistic goals for CS’s and always ensure they get one-on-ones with direct managers and above so they always know how they’re tracking.

  3. Horrible place to work

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    Current Employee - Hourly Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Meeting nice fellow workers and customers

    Cons

    Grossly under staffed, most managers think they know every thing, are never wrong and not willing to listen helpful suggestions. Nearly all managers only give negative critiques and rarely give thanks or well dones to employees. All employees are told they are not working fast enough or productive.

    Advice to Management

    Rank has privilege, but the ranking personal are not always the smartest. Happy employees are more productive than brow beaten employees.

  4. Bad place

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      Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

      I worked at Walmart part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Nothing really. They have parking available

      Cons

      Treat you bad and everyone is out of shape

      Advice to Management

      Hire smart people

    • Politics.......

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      Current Employee - Asset Protection Manager in San Francisco, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Walmart full-time

      Pros

      If you can play the political game of kissing babies and talking about good game this is the job for you.

      Cons

      Work/life balance =0. Favoritism, some upper management positions are just a joke and are useless.

      Advice to Management

      Do your job keep your head down and go home.

    • Do not join at any cost. Most in the company are looking to leave.

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      Current Employee - Lead in San Francisco, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Walmart full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      After jet.com acquisition, it's been a nonstop blame game and political show across the company. Not that jet looks better, technically much worse in fact. Meet the new boss, worse than the old boss situation. Work life balance is entirely dependent upon group. Some groups are run into the group, others are free as the wind. Only Join this company if you are at the tail end of your career and can thrive in a political...

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      Cons

      Each day I regret joining this company. Watch as the best around you leave over the years, and the most awful rise to the top. Atrocious management. Most SDs and VPs need to be eliminated. Nearly all management are not qualified to be tech leads at FLGT. Not a tech company. Business/Product controlled. Most engineers are H1Bs and treated like slaves. No career growth on tech side. Old boys network, politically...

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      Advice to Management

      Fire yourselves. That's the only way to save this place. walmart..

    • Was pretty good

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      Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Walmart

      Pros

      Would have to rate this a 9/10 service. I worked as a retailer and I have to say that the experience and working with the community there is something you don't find anywhere else.

      Cons

      The cons would be that you are getting minimum wage and just not making the cut in terms of living. Have to say that this is only good for a summer job for racking up some cash if you need it.

      Advice to Management

      I think the management should work on more team-bonding experiences to get the workers more friendly towards each other. Although working there was easy for making friends, It would have been much better had we had an ice breaker.

    • Could be better

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      Current Employee - Assistant Manager in San Francisco, CA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Walmart full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Good company, with good intentions

      Cons

      Very dull work life. Nothing exciting or fun.

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      Always struggling

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Walmart full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Have tried really hard to catch up with technology and for the most part have gotten there, despite some big glitches.

      Cons

      What they know about employee motivation and retention would fit on the head of a pin. The most competent people are constantly overlooked for promotions and suck-ups are rewarded. There's supposed to be an open-door policy to report problems but don't ever use it, that door will hit you in the butt.

      Advice to Management

      Figure out who is really valuable to your organization, including the deadwood at the top, and clean house.

    • Consider the opportunity carefully!

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      Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Francisco, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Walmart full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      - opportunity to work with many talented and good people - met many committed colleagues that were passionate about their work - opportunity to grow as a professional given the steep learning curves - flexible to move within the firm for career development

      Cons

      - leadership changes every 1-2 years. This is frustrating because there weren't any cohesiveness and alignment among the executives. The executives were great at talking and promising, but never delivered. - management only cares about meeting their goals and what makes them look good in front of senior leaderships. If it means working 60 - 80 hours a week for the entire year with insufficient staff, then do it. No one...

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      Advice to Management

      - assess your own promises to deliver just like how your team would with their own work - your teams are generally consist of "good" people and everyone should be treated with respect. (I have witnessed VP going on power trips and scolded at a subordinate because of their own misunderstanding with another VP). Your teams have a life beyond Walmart. If you want your people to care, you should care about them as individuals.

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