FilterWest Chicago, IL
I worked at Walmart full-time (Less than a year)
Everyone gets along and the coworkers help each other.
The fire you while your pregnant even though you have all your paperwork saying why you missed work. And they say you can be rehired but that's a lie, I've tried with no luck.
Advice to Management
Find out why things are happing with your employees. And don't fire them when the have proof of why they miss day. And that rule you have for new hires isn't fair, things happen to people everyday and with that certain amount days hiring rule stress employees out. Sometime it makes it hard to chose between your job or my health. They need the job but they have to be healthy and if they miss day days due health they get fired. I know because it happened to me working there.
I have been working at Walmart (More than 10 years)
Opportunities to move up or around in company and relocate. For the most part job security. Lots of different experience to gain with position. Often times dependant on your store manager, market manager and store location it can change your experiences for better or worse so you may get lucky.
Often being treated like a piece of property or like a dime a dozen with little to no respect for a work/life balance as it's a one way relationship often with extra hours and days required despite being paid for it with being on salary. Lack of associates to get tasks done and lack of support from upper management or corporate. Money on paper sounds good, but when you average out the time you put in it makes you depressed. Hourly associates despite not often the best pay do have it pretty good and work a less stressful job as I've worked both as hourly and management for 20 years. Often times dependant on your store manager, market manager and store location it can change your experiences for better or worse so you may not be so lucky.
Advice to Management
If your looking for a job you have some opportunities to move up, gain experiences in or can relocate with not bad. However long hours and crazy shifts with lack of associates to get tasks done makes the job stressful as it's all about results and not excuses or reasons. I've always said it's often what you make of it and if it works for your life and career goals? You may give respect, but often upper management may treat you like nothing while expecting the world from you and for your life to revolve around them and the company. Often times dependant on your store manager, market manager and store location it can change your experiences for better or worse so you may get lucky. However at the end of the day retail is retail and often it's better to work for a top company with more job security then a retailer that may struggle to be around or provide pay and hours.
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