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Walmart San Francisco Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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Pros
  • friendly good pay big ompany good benefits if you work hard you will do fine (in 1000 reviews)

  • Wonderful company for work/life balance (in 231 reviews)

Cons
  • Teams run very lean which leads to a poor work life balance (in 627 reviews)

  • If you want full time you need to be gradfathered in or be a manager (in 1008 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    very good place to work

    Cons

    There is No Cons at all

    Advice to Management

    Management have to focus on employee training


  2. "Not for everyone"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Able to help a variety of people including customers and other associates.

    Cons

    Sometimes poorly managed. Short staffed.

  3. "Front-end cashier"

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    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Dixon, CA
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Dixon, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The work environment has a family atmosphere

    Cons

    Compensation is at a lower pay scale to other similar businesses.

    Advice to Management

    Create more monetary incentive.


  4. "good place"

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

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

    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


  5. "Believe in vision and culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Bruno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Humble leaders who truly believe in the mission statement
    Ability to move across departments and learn new things
    Nothing is impossible attitude

    Cons

    Sometimes size can be intimidating and also slow you down.
    Share price is stable and can lower compensation


  6. "personnel manager"

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    Former Employee - Personnel Manager in Martinez, CA
    Former Employee - Personnel Manager in Martinez, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Walmart full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Independent working conditions. Able work at own pace. Ability to establish parameters of success. Benefits were generous.

    Cons

    Micromanaging is a normal practice, Supervisors generally inept and unable to work independently. Upper Management practices were chaotic.

    Advice to Management

    Have a better agenda for retaining employees. Have a more competitive salary structure. Give more credit to those who actually perform their jobs.


  7. "Fortune 1 - Down Home"

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

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

    Pros

    Walmart is a family which seeks to ensure that everyone has a place in it. You can find a job doing anything here and work with any type of person. Location matters whether Bentonville or San Francisco.

    Cons

    Because of its massive size and inertia, the politics may become difficult and involved. Highly recommended that you seek a team and technology that suits your personality - innovative or stable.

    Advice to Management

    Try to help all team members feel like part of the Walmart family. Do not be fooled by the razzle dazzle of tech charlatans. Get the ladder climbing empire builders who do not love Sam Walton out. Reclaim your original startup mojo!

  8. "I was hired as a cashier. I had an awesome time working here, proud to say it was my first job."

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

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

    Pros

    I met a lot of wonderful people whether it was co workers or customers, the work really keeps you on your feet and active. You get to be productive all the time.

    Cons

    It gets super busy, so you have to be prepared. Customers can be very rude but that's everywhere I suppose.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. "Hectic Physical Exercise Hazardous To Persons Character"

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    Former Employee - Freight Unloader in Pittsburg, CA
    Former Employee - Freight Unloader in Pittsburg, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Physical Exercise
    Meeting New People
    Interaction with Customers
    Learning New Skills

    Cons

    Intimidation Tactics Conducted By Management
    Harassment By Management
    Toxic Relationship Within Management
    Forced Hazardous Working Conditions

    Advice to Management

    Conduct Further Surveillance On Members Of Management


  10. "If you care about your Associates, show it!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    at this time with all the changes, there are no pros to working here, accept that you collect a decent paycheck every two weeks.

    Cons

    Leadership, nonexistent they spend their time on the East Coast (that's where they are from) at that company that supposedly Walmart purchased (jet.com) It feels more like they bought Walmart and are turning it into this chaotic startup!!! What once felt like home and family, now feels like your on a death march.

    HR, what a joke. Disorganized, lacks leadership, clueless as too what there role in the company is..,.fyi, you're supposed to take care of you Associates/People!!!

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking and acting so selfishly, think of the people who are helping and working hard to line your pockets!!! They deserve to be treated like humans. Maybe if you do that, you wouldn't be losing so many good people!!!


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