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Walmart Washington DC Reviews

Updated June 5, 2018
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Pros
  • "good pay Work hours lots of extra shift if you are willing to work" (in 1304 reviews)

  • "great work life balance, shorter commute" (in 271 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be a serious challenge" (in 773 reviews)

  • "They schedule u an 38 hours so they don't have to give full time benifits" (in 1133 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay increase Feb 2018 so that was a good thing

    Cons

    Hour cuts, that was a bummer

    Advice to Management

    none, great job


  2. "It was AWESOME! I learned a lot, caught on fast, and my leadership was great and they saw a reflection of themselves."

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    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The comraderie! Its always something going on somewhere.

    Cons

    The things that management can't even change, so its a wash. Usually its our colleagues coming to work late.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and KEEP ZONING! 🤣

  3. "Balanced retailers"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Manager in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexibility and promotion are available to those who are task oriented

    Cons

    Not amenable to disabled or elderly workforce

    Advice to Management

    Find a Way to use tenured workers as mentors to newer employees


  4. "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walmart full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Knowledge of all jewelry and gemstones
    I had my own business for 6 years
    Over 40 years in sales (started young) my parents had businesses

    Cons

    Don't see any maybe salary wise
    But i don't know

    Advice to Management

    Also knowledge in craft,making jewelry and sewing
    Bilingual french/english and some spanish


  5. "overnight maintenance"

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    Current Employee - Overnight Maintenance in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Overnight Maintenance in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart part-time

    Pros

    Its one of the most competitive retail store in the country
    and they offer great benifits

    Cons

    i dont see any cons working at walmart

    Advice to Management

    no advice


  6. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Gainesville, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Gainesville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the worst place to work!

    Cons

    They treat like a slave! No recognition!


  7. "Small Office / Big Company"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working in the Reston office of Walmart Labs feels like a much different company than headquarters. Management has placed a strong emphasis on cultivating a skilled, diverse team and it shows with the projects that we are executing on

    Cons

    You still work for Walmart which, as a huge Fortune 1 company, can be a little bureaucratic and disorganized at time

    Advice to Management

    Keep bringing interesting work to our office

  8. "Rewarding"

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    Former Employee - Co Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Co Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walmart full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Growth with the company is limited to the desire and motivation of the individual. You're able to collaborate with numerous leaders if you're driven to succeed.

    Cons

    Constant change at Walmart. If it wasn't for change there would not be the many opportunities for growth. That being said, the company preaches the 4 basic beliefs but with the multitude of incoming outside hires, the foundational belief and message is watered down and no longer supports the respect for the individual belief if you're salaried. This tends to be for hourly associates only.

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent with your message regarding 4 basic beliefs.


  9. "Wal-Mart pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD

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

    Pros

    meet new ppl, nice co workers

    Cons

    no good benefit for part time, management doesn't care much


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible place to work"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Adoption of new and emerging technologies in some teams
    - Flexible timings and work from home

    Cons

    - Terrible middle management
    - Terrible work-life balance
    - Unreasonable demands
    - Workaholics (only) welcome
    - No respect for the individual
    - Favoritism
    - Politics
    - Failure to communicate expectations
    - Biggest thing is forced ranking. Employees are forced into a bell curve. The "worst performing employees" are fired.

    Advice to Management

    I am pretty sure Sam Walton is turning in his grave thinking of what this company has become. People are your greatest asset. Value them. Focusing only weaknesses and ignoring strengths will get you nowhere. Fire the workaholics....really. They are the ones that ruin the work culture of an otherwise great company.


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