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Walmart San Jose Reviews

Updated January 15, 2019
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  • "Work life balance is challenging at times" (in 872 reviews)

  • "They schedule u an 38 hours so they don't have to give full time benifits" (in 1181 reviews)

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  1. "Data Engineer"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Work life balance and communication

    Cons

    Processes needs to be tightened

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. "IDK sometimes"

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    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Produce Clerk in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    The work itself isn't bad

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations, poor managment and employee morale

    Advice to Management

    Get all all the info necessary to perform well in position held and don't be afraid to get your hands dirty

  3. "okay work environment"

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    Former Employee - Walmart Cashier in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Walmart Cashier in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    not as bad as everyone thinks

    Cons

    management works you too hard


  4. "BAD"

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    Current Employee - Senior Data Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Data Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work and usage of good technology

    Cons

    Bad and poor management. Lack of Dignified and respectful workforce

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who are more dignified


  5. "Bad Management"

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Department Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid time off was accumulated fast

    Cons

    No training. Management knew nothing about my department

    Advice to Management

    Learn all the departments before you are promoted or soon after


  6. "Senior software engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    pay, work life balance, location

    Cons

    company culture, the leadership change their mind all the time

    Advice to Management

    they need some people who really care about technology


  7. "Good and bad"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours are set. Job description is set.

    Cons

    Limited sick time. Warning is very tight.

    Advice to Management

    If your employee gets sick. Let them call in sick.

  8. "Messy Management!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly associates and flexible hours

    Cons

    Poor management and lack of cashiers


  9. "QE"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility in timings, free courses to learn if we have time

    Cons

    More politics, partiality between contractors and full timers, hell lot of work most of the time, without notice or intimation they kick contractors out

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  10. "Cap 2"

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    Former Employee - CAP II in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - CAP II in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + Each day is different
    + Nice to interact with friendly customers
    + Enjoyed helping customers
    + Some friendly Co-workers

    Cons

    - Work demands are highly conductive to accidents
    - Below market pay for work demanded
    - Unfriendly coworkers (gossip)
    - Mandatory unpaid hour long lunch
    - Most of management does not care about you
    - Management politics
    -Stingy/ No overtime
    -Amount of freight to unload and stock in unreasonably high
    -Some customers were rude
    -Abnormally hot in the summertime
    -No actual training in learning where everything is actually located

    Advice to Management

    Keep associates productive and accountable but in the case where an associate experiences a serious accident, act like you care.


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