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Walmart San Jose Reviews

Updated May 2, 2018
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San Jose, CA Area

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Pros
  • good pay Work hours lots of extra shift if you are willing to work (in 1271 reviews)

  • Amazing work life balance for an man level job (in 265 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be a serious challenge (in 759 reviews)

  • They schedule u an 38 hours so they don't have to give full time benifits (in 1122 reviews)

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  1. "Staff Pharmacist"

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    Current Employee - Staff Pharmacist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Pharmacist in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great computer system. Solid support staff. Feel like I am really able to help people in this position with great pricing solutions provided by the company.

    Cons

    Sometimes too many initiatives can be hard to follow.


  2. "horrible culture, all about politics"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good for family, work life balance

    Cons

    too much politics, it's always about people

  3. "work"

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    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Member - Cashier in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Member - Cashier in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    because i will be more than happy to be working with you.

    Cons

    need money and i get very boring time at staying home.

    Advice to Management

    you will like my work .


  4. "Good compensation for long term job"

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation for long term job

    Cons

    no cons at this point

    Advice to Management

    nothing much to advice now


  5. "Customer Service Manager"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of Opportunities for learning and career growth

    Cons

    Compensation is low compared to the work load


  6. "This place sucks"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing at all. This place is terrible.

    Cons

    Everything is wrong with this place. It is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Please actually care about your emplyees.


  7. "Pharmacist"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    PTO and benefits
    Clear policies for everything
    Less financially focused than other chains
    Discounts for Walmart purchases with employee discount

    Cons

    Constantly changing initiatives
    High turnover rate
    Low pay but high expectations for associates
    Bonus keeps changing to make it harder to get

    Advice to Management

    Better pay to attract and maintain good employees

  8. "Supporting the Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Overnight Support Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Overnight Support Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I need this job to earn an honest living. I want this job because I'm a hard worker who enjoys keeping things neat and clean. I have excellent references. I live nearby. I learn fast.

    Cons

    The boss can't see that you are working hard or putting in extra hours, so you are judged more on the numbers than your work ethic and other intangible factors.

    Advice to Management

    Be a good role model and help your employees understand what they need to do.


  9. "My experience so far"

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    Current Employee - CAP II in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - CAP II in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Because I'm stocking, I can stock wherever my manager wants me too and not get bored because there are a lot of different departments. I like to move around when I work so I don't lose interest in a task I'm doing repeatedly.

    Cons

    The only downside I can think of working at Wal-Mart is that I'm a new employee and still don't know where every thing is, so I feel really guilty when I can't tell/show a customer where an item they are looking for is.


  10. "Us vs. them round II"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work is challenging, the opportunity is real and impact people are having is huge. Many good technologies to master to solve big data, large scale problems. Camaraderie among many teams.

    Cons

    Marc Lore does not get what engineering is for. He'd rather everything was outsourced to agencies. Engineers are too much trouble, they always tell you about things you can not do and they have 100s of reasons why. He wants everything to be simple and nobody on Jet exec team wants to sweat out the details. Coming from "somebody buy us out, please!" attitude that worked for him few times in a row, "build to last" is antagonistic to his "get rich quick" approach.

    Advice to Management

    wait and see


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