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Walmart Store Associate Reviews

Updated February 2, 2019
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  • "Work life balance is challenging at times" (in 912 reviews)

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  1. "Enjoyed the Job, Disliked the Environment"

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    Former Employee - SFS (Ship-From-Store) Associate in Oak Park Heights, MN
    Former Employee - SFS (Ship-From-Store) Associate in Oak Park Heights, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had a unique job at Walmart that I'll be honest, made me feel special :)

    I was on a team that was responsible for fulfilling online customer orders. Everyday we had fulfillment targets and it was always a fun challenge to work as a team to get the job done as quickly as possible. When we completed our main job, we would then have the opportunity to stock shelves, unload trucks or do other things that were needed. For the most part, it was fun work.

    One of the big benefits working for Walmart is the opportunity for career advancement. This is somewhat dependent on your education, but what job isn't? While I didn't pursue further employment, I discussed my choices with upper management and if desired, could have continued a career at one of their HQs.

    Cons

    While I appreciate how motivated my managers were, sometimes they were insensitive and flat out rude.
    Co-workers were not always helpful. Sometimes lacked a team spirit.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees at all times - treat them as equals and value their opinions


  2. "WALLYWORLD"

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    Former Contractor - Store Remodel/Associate in Poland, OH
    Former Contractor - Store Remodel/Associate in Poland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Walmart as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Meeting new people and learning about stores ins and outs.

    Cons

    They don't value hospitalization, family emergencies, doctors excuses, anything dealing with YOU.

    Advice to Management

    If this is how "family" is treated I'm glad I'm not a Walton.

  3. "Grunt Work"

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    Former Employee - Store Associate in Ravenna, OH
    Former Employee - Store Associate in Ravenna, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    After a trial period, you get an employee discount on everything in the store.

    Cons

    There are a ton of computer training sessions.

    Advice to Management

    Make working there more fun.


  4. "Store employee"

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    Former Employee - Store Associate in Warner Robins, GA
    Former Employee - Store Associate in Warner Robins, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job was fairly easy to get for because they ask all of the typical questions for an interview.

    Cons

    If you are working the 3rd shift, you need to consider the stress of sleeping during the day. It doesn't work for me.

    Advice to Management

    Especially for employees working during alternate shifts, you should make a special effort to communicate with them, they do not often have the opportunity to seek you out during daytime work hours.


  5. "Store Associate"

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    Former Employee - Store Associate in Kilgore, TX
    Former Employee - Store Associate in Kilgore, TX

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

    Pros

    Good people and Good training , also room to move up if you was a hard worker

    Cons

    Terrible Management, they never had communication so you was constantly back tracking.

    Advice to Management

    Have better communication with other managment


  6. "good"

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    Former Employee - Store Associate in Newburgh, IN
    Former Employee - Store Associate in Newburgh, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay good coworkers, good job overall

    Cons

    iffy hours, worked at differing hours every day and every week

    Advice to Management

    good work


  7. "Former sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Store Sales Associate in Warrensburg, MO
    Former Employee - Store Sales Associate in Warrensburg, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always had stuff to be done, You're really never NOT busy here. Breaks are decent too. Co-workers are usually okay depending on the shift and department you're in.

    Cons

    They really stretch your abilities to complete the work here. Management had severe organization issues and it was a power struggle a lot. You deal with rude customers as well so be prepared to be faulted or written up for nothing at times.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more. When they say they are understaffed, they mean it.

  8. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Store Associate in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Store Associate in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walmart (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was what I expected it to be a job, as long as you are a competent employee you should be fine, best pay for the position in my area

    Cons

    The unwillingness to work with my schedule


  9. "Just a Mediocre place to work at"

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    Former Employee - Store Associate in Kerrville, TX
    Former Employee - Store Associate in Kerrville, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No matter what you need at Wal-Mart, there is a section for you. A person can head to Wal-Mart and purchase their groceries for the week, a digital camera, get their vehicle repaired, and shop for clothes, all in one trip.

    Cons

    Wal-Mart has come under fire for their employee health insurance policy. They do not offer their employees a health care policy that is competitive with what other employers provide for their subordinates. Wal-Mart workers are often forced to use public assistance to make up for what they lack and most Wal-Mart employees struggle to make ends meet as a result. While certain items are much cheaper when you purchase them at Wal-Mart, this is by design. Wal-Mart charges shoppers less for some items, but if you are someone who pays close attention to prices, you will realize that some items actually cost a lot more than they would if you had purchased them at a different store. This is by design and is a way for Wal-Mart to recoup what they’ve lost on the less expensive items.

    Advice to Management

    You all need a different strategy to boost moral because no one in their right mind is going to want to apply to work at Wal Mart.


  10. "stock associate"

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    Former Employee - Stock Associate/Parking Lot Store Associate in Barnegat, NJ
    Former Employee - Stock Associate/Parking Lot Store Associate in Barnegat, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Their pay is somewhat decent. The co workers were friendly and easy to work with. Room for advancement.

    Cons

    Often times they hire only seasonal or part time employees, so then there is no benefits or you end up unemployed after a few months.

    Advice to Management

    There is room for advancement if you are lucky enough to get a full time position. You must be willing to show them that you are willing to work hard and have good attendance.