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Walmart San Francisco Reviews

Updated June 12, 2018
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Pros
  • "good pay Work hours lots of extra shift if you are willing to work" (in 1320 reviews)

  • "great work life balance, shorter commute" (in 273 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance sometimes not there" (in 782 reviews)

  • "They schedule u an 38 hours so they don't have to give full time benifits" (in 1140 reviews)

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  1. "Director Product"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Product Management in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Director, Product Management in San Bruno, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great company, employee friendly

    Cons

    You need to be in the right team for growth


  2. "Crew"

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    Current Employee - Crew in Martinez, CA
    Current Employee - Crew in Martinez, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It’s fun and exiting every day I come in

    Cons

    It’s dirty and it needs to be cleaned sometimes

  3. "Training Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Training Coordinator in Fairfield, CA
    Current Employee - Training Coordinator in Fairfield, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, I have gotten to meet many new people. There is always someone there to help you out of any jams that you may find yourself in, either work related or home life there is always someone willing to help you out. Great benefits and health insurance, plus a whole bunch of benefits and discounts they have to offer employees. Walmart reminds me of a big family.

    Cons

    I think that Walmart need to pay their employees more because the amount of work that is needed to be done is a lot. I believe if Walmart would stop paying so low then the people would be more enthusiast to stay longer. They need to stop hiring people that can't read because before any associate goes on to the sales floor they receive training about their job on the computer base learning system. People that can't read that get on the sales floor, or the backroom without knowledge and proper training then that will be grounds for a lawsuit if someone is badly hurt on the job.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advice for the management team because I see first hand of what their job is all about. That is a very chaotic position that they hold. It's not enough hours in a day to complete the jobs. I give hands up for the people that are on the management team.


  4. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in San Bruno, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Bruno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    interesting people, great place, cutting edge

    Cons

    location, amazon killing it, felt like a lack of direction


  5. "Maintenance Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    They paid me on time, I always got my 40 hours, employee discount, my fellow team members were great.

    Cons

    Besides the sub standard pay for considerably skilled,knowledgeable and laborious work (floor services), retail management screwing up in building maintenance management, B.S. benefit packages that are designed for you, to miss the deadlines based on the calendar not your time of service . I missed the deadline by a week and even after I went up the chain of command I was still denied, I got seriously ill shortly after that, recovery has cost me the last three-years. I was the go to GUY they call in for building maintenance beyond the scope of my title, covering a shift, what ever was required. PLANTATION SYSTEM STILL ALIVE AND WELL.

    Advice to Management

    I know you are beholden to the shareholders. However shareholder profit is better served with HAPPY EMPLOYEES
    THANK YOU BIG BOSS MAN


  6. "Product Manager at Bengaluru Centre"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everything is good. Keep it up.

    Cons

    Can not think of any Cons

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up and motivate the associates


  7. "Associates"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Dixon, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Dixon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart (More than a year)

    Pros

    Frequent breaks, coworkers can make work there less boring.

    Cons

    POlitics in management, favoritism and no growth opportunity

  8. "low pay"

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    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in Corte Madera, CA
    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in Corte Madera, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    none. I worked here for about a year and i was never offered health insurance or nay other benefits.

    Cons

    low pay for the amount of work you do.


  9. "sucks"

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

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

    Pros

    no pros dont apply worse job you can ever have

    Cons

    just working there is A CON

    Advice to Management

    GET A NEW JOB


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Bad Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, latest technology - I've worked here many years and Walmart really invests the time and money to stay current. You will learn a ton if you work here.

    Cons

    Benefits changed this year to a mandatory curve so there's a very real chance that even if you perform well and meet your goals, you may not receive your bonus or RSUs. The targets you must meet are not defined and mainly have to do with extra credit, popularity or Indian nepotism. So only work here if you have negotiated a good base salary upfront.

    Advice to Management

    With this new incentive downgrade the company pay for engineering will be below market rate for about 15% or more of the company. It pits team members against each other because if you do well then someone must necessarily fail and you'll probably know them. The only recourse is to leave the company which is a shame because up until now, it had been one of the better ones.


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