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Updated February 12, 2018
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Pros
  • Good pay and benifits liked the work (in 1167 reviews)

  • Amazing work life balance for an man level job (in 255 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance benefits restructuring (in 702 reviews)

  • Not enough hrs avalible for full time emoyment (in 1080 reviews)

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  1. "Customer Service Desk"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Cloquet, MN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Cloquet, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helping the variety of people that came to the store

    Cons

    Rare occasion when there was a lack of communication.


  2. "Specialist IV"

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    Current Employee - Specialist IV in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Specialist IV in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    flexible work shift
    very independent work
    no management hovering
    decent bonuses

    Cons

    constant change in SOP
    contstant change in management

  3. "Accounts Payable Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility with work schedule. Ability to make up time missed

    Cons

    No real PTO until months after starting. Benefits aren't great. They are seeking people with accounting degrees, but paying them the same as people with no background in accounting. Also work has nothing to do with accounting. Hard to move up in the company as well. They post a lot of lateral moves, but no upward movement

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for individuals who actually have the background and the work performance to go with it.


  4. "Employee discount was handy to have"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Photo Specialist in Saint Joseph, MO
    Former Employee - Photo Specialist in Saint Joseph, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walmart full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Having vacation time and sick days.

    Cons

    Working evenings and weekends until you get time in


  5. "Supportive"

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Lakewood, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Lakewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    They were helpful in getting you trained for each assignment and switching you so you could lean more.

    Cons

    Long shift of simple assignment

    Advice to Management

    With desire and performance, the oppertunity is there.


  6. "Great place to work, speciations are high. A lot of opportunities to grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Ruskin, FL
    Current Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Ruskin, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stability
    Good benefits
    Opportunity to grow
    Fast paced
    Good coworkers
    Good management team
    Flexible with schedules
    Good profit sharing
    Good incentives if you work hard

    Cons

    Not enough associates to get everything done. Process required by corporate seem redundant. Little to no training.
    Company still need to catch up with new technologies


  7. "Work policies"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Murfreesboro, TN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Murfreesboro, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Department managers and other employees finding friends and allies in work possible

    Cons

    Not able to move up. If not liked by management no way to move up. Managers are way too young they are in their early twenties with no drive to work.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like people not a number

  8. "Customer service manager"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Warsaw, MO
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Warsaw, MO
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Stay busy, get to interact with people

    Cons

    Never enough help and only does part time


  9. "Asset Protection Associate"

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    Former Employee - Asset Protection Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quarterly Bonuses, Decent pay, No fear of the building closing

    Cons

    Management most of the time has never worked in your position so they will make decisions that make 0 sense. Policy is their God, even if policy is not best for the specific situation

    Advice to Management

    Use a divisional management structure. As an APA in Philadelphia I should not have the same policies as someone in the suburbs. My job was frequently violent and I knew that you (upper management) would fire me on the slightest deviation from your policy even if it meant that I was protecting myself or others.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Inventory Control Specialist (Warehouse)"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Control Specialist in Meadville, PA
    Former Employee - Inventory Control Specialist in Meadville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was allowed overtime
    Hour lunch (unpaid)

    Cons

    Micromangement
    Most co-workers in other positions do nothing
    Warehouse was extremely hot
    Warehouse was short staff
    Goals by managers were not feasible or even possible at times
    Managers spied on you through cameras to detect any error

    Advice to Management

    Let you employees be more independant and don't set unrealistic goals for unloading trucks. Unloading trucks is hard work and it takes time.