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Walmart San Luis Obispo Reviews

Updated December 2, 2018
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San Luis Obispo, CA Area

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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. "Department mgr"

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Paso Robles, CA
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Paso Robles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good job some managers are bad

    Cons

    Not many things bad about Walmart it's Walmart

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Electronics Associate in Arroyo Grande, CA
    Former Employee - Electronics Associate in Arroyo Grande, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you have chronic depression, you'll fit right in.

    Cons

    The pay.
    The coworkers.
    The management.
    The customers.
    Pretty much everything about the place aside from the fact that they give you a pittance of pay every two weeks that is so little that you qualify for food stamps.

    Advice to Management

    Defend your employees from the customers (vultures) that your company attracts.

  3. "Not a great place to work - especially the Front End registers."

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Arroyo Grande, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Arroyo Grande, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    -When you are employed at least six months you are then eligible for the quarterly bonuses that usually range $200-400.
    - Since Walmart locations usually do very well, it is good job security.
    -A lot of nice people to work with

    Cons

    -Sporadic scheduling and rarely do you get two consecutive days off.
    -As a cashier you deal with hundreds of different people a day and that can be draining, and defeating.
    -A lot of selfish, inconsiderate, and crass customers that give you a hard time just because they can and they have no power in their own life.
    -Not enough pay for the amount of work done, the responsibility, and constant customer interaction.
    -Walmart is very intolerant of absences and doesn't seem to understand that with the sporadic schedule they give the employees it is hard to schedule things outside of work and sometimes we need two days off IN A ROW from the horrible customers and extremely hectic and fast paced work environment.

    Advice to Management

    -Remember that the Cashiers and Service Desk employees deal with the customers A LOT more than you do and they are getting paid a fraction of what you are getting paid.
    -Better appreciate the cashiers since they are the face of the company and are handling the money.
    -Be more accommodating to give employees more reasonable schedules for a more structured work/life balance.
    -Cashiers and Service Desk employees should make at least $1.50 more per hour than the Floor or Backroom employees that have no interacting with PAYING CUSTOMERS.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Don't work here unless you NEED to."

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Arroyo Grande, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Arroyo Grande, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    They tend to give all part-timers a good amount of hours. Usually 32-33 hours a week. The shortest week I was ever scheduled for was 29 hours right after the holidays. Since Walmart is the #1 retail company in the world and keeps growing, it obviously has pretty good job security as long as you watch your attendance record, obey Walmart code of conduct.

    Cons

    You have to work at Walmart for years and years and years to make a somewhat decent wage. A portion of the employees at the store I worked at were on state assistance. Walmart is completely anti-union. Union is a dirty word in Walmart culture.
    The scheduling is always erratic and is impossible to schedule your personal life accordingly. It's not good on your circadian rhythm either.
    Walmart has the worst customers. As a cashier, you are treated as a doormat that's just expected to nod and smile when customers spew their B.S. at you.

    Advice to Management

    If Walmart cared just a LITTLE bit about who works for them, they would put a little effort into creating more structured reasonable schedules for their employees - particularly front end employees.


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