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Walmart Toronto Reviews

Updated February 13, 2018
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Toronto, ON, Canada Area (Canada)

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Walmart President and CEO, Executive Lee Tappenden
Lee Tappenden
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423 Employee Reviews

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Pros
  • Good pay and benifits liked the work (in 1181 reviews)

  • Amazing work life balance for an man level job (in 257 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance benefits restructuring (in 713 reviews)

  • Not enough hrs avalible for full time emoyment (in 1086 reviews)

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  1. "Work environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in St. Catharines, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Department Manager in St. Catharines, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Constant change for the better
    Lots of learning opportunities

    Cons

    Hard to advance within the company as there is not many management levels within retail level.

    Advice to Management

    Remember where you came from and take the time to help the ones who want to
    Advance in the company. Recognize the employees who are dedicated during high and low times.


  2. "Super Fast Paced"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Management in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great monetary benefits.
    Always something to learn.

    Cons

    To many people issues.
    High level of expectation with limited resources/ tools.
    Tech is outdated. They're trying to catch up but it might not be fast enough.

    Advice to Management

    Good for people with minimal commitments. Work life balance is 70/30 on favor of Wal-Mart.

  3. "Vision Centre Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vision Centre Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Vision Centre Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are protected by company policies and procedures. Open door policy allows for anonymous employee complaints to be discussed without retaliation. Health benefits are good. Profit sharing, bonus & employee discounts; perkopolis & discount card, paid overtime after 8 hour day and or 40 hour week. Paid vacation time off, ranging from 2 weeks to 5 weeks yearly depending on the employee & time served with the company. Exciting atmosphere; seasonal displays & festive environment. Highly diversified workplace. Always keep in mind that the company wants to try to keep the staff they've trained. There are many avenues to assist employees to achieve overall job satisfaction.

    Cons

    It depends on the location. The hours of operation and coverage or staffing vary depending on location. Individual success is heavily reliant on team effort.

    Advice to Management

    The right location plays a huge factor in overall job satisfaction.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "A good place to learn"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to conform to mediocrity
    Good learning to take elsewhere - very high consistent turnover

    Cons

    Cheap, unhealthy, toxic work environment - the building is a former warehouse. Dust everywhere.
    Political managers that are weak leaders

    Advice to Management

    Do a few rounds of mass layoffs to trim the useless managers that have been present for the last 10+ years adding no value yet pretending to do so


  5. "Good experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Meat Sales Associate in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Meat Sales Associate in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to get valuable experience

    Cons

    No cons at walmart, great place to work


  6. "Love the family culture! Lots of room for growth if your willing to work for it!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary and bonus. Deferred profit sharing and stock option program is great! Employees are great to work with. A good store manager makes all the difference!

    Cons

    Work/life balance is not good and office politics can create unintended barriers. Benefits could be better but at least they offer them.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on work ethic, performance management and training and development, not your friends!


  7. "A good place to work, if you plan on progressing in retail."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Salesfloor Department Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Salesfloor Department Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walmart (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of passionate, hard-working people.

    Cons

    Corporate Wal-Mart disregards the needs of store level employees.

  8. "experience"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    exposure to customer service enhancement in skills

    Cons

    hours
    management not the greatest


  9. "assoaciate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Fulfillment Associate in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    get to meet new customers every day. Learn from many things while working

    Cons

    Person working should be active. There is a lot of work you are expected to do in a shift. Sometimes you need to work in other departments.


  10. "Great in the beginning, but steadily becomes dreadful after the first few months."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fresh Associate in Scarborough, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Fresh Associate in Scarborough, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can easily get in, their standards are very low considering the type of people that was hired (can be a con depending on your perspective)

    Different people to interact with, very diverse, and you can easily find people you can mingle and easily become friends with even outside the store.

    management does seem to try to mingle with the associates and create a friendly appearance but obviously there are only so many people that they tend to be picky when it comes to who they really help out and who they give the bare minimum. (could be a con depending on where you stand)

    fairly easy work but will expand on this later in the cons section.

    as a student they were flexible with my hours and gave me closing shifts which worked with my school schedule

    they give you hours..sometimes a little too much that its a struggle to get less hours even when you complain (could be a con as well)

    Cons

    Management does seem to have some halo effect on some associates even though other managers witness wrong practices. There has been occasions where a manager would confront my manager about what other associates in their team are constantly doing "wrong" and yet my manager doesn't place any corrective action.

    to be honest it was by no surprise that my manager has one of the higher turnover rates of associates in his team, I don't even know how I lasted that long in this store.

    Compensation is great but only for the year end bonuses. As for the individual compensation such as employee of the month, you can easily forget about this ever existed.
    Employee of the month is more if a popularity contest if you will. Whoever is really close to the managers win this award even without doing anything. It doesn't matter if you cover 2 or 3 departments (fresh departments) WHILE being ALONE, or whether or not you can pull off the work of the closers who get a partner by yourself. You won't win. Even despite how good and little to no complaints you receive compared to what others get and despite the manager fully aware of the situation, there is simply no hope.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly the best advice I can give is that you need to carefully pay attention to who your associates mingle with, and their work ethic. Simply put I have personally seen the laziest worker come up with better results than the associate that everyone likes just because they are friendly or something.

    When you praise the wrong people, it can quickly create some ill feelings that can build up over time and causes the associate to not care and just give the bare minimum.

    This place was great to start with in the first few months until you realize how much others get away with and then you realize that hard work does not equate to better compensation. Which in turn makes you do the bare minimum.

    I am only recommending this to someone that needs a job badly or someone young in high school that wants to build up some credibility (like references) or someone in uni/college that needs to work on a different schedule, before moving onto better things. Lets be honest, they hire almost anyone.


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