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WalMart Canada Reviews

Updated 17 April 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WalMart Canada

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation. Friendly atmosphere. Equal opprtunity employer

    Cons

    Short staffed. Unable to replace sick calls

  2. Helpful (2)

    Great people, but non-condusive, hierarchical structure in certain functional areas

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - People Division in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - People Division in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great overall company culture, team emphasis, and a lot of opportunities for career advancement.

    Cons

    Many systems are old and out dated creating lengthy processes, waste of resources, and inefficiency. Some areas have a very hierarchical structure where perhaps a flatter departmental structure would be more efficient and less communication barriers.

    Advice to Management

    Try to move away from hierarchical structure and ensure communications from management do not end up getting "lost in translation". All management should be held accountable for treating employees equally, fairly, and appropriately according to the company guidelines and employment standards..

  3. Helpful (1)

    Overnight Stocker

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WalMart Canada

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Professional Environment, no one yelling or screaming at employees. If you are willing to work hard they will appreciate and recognize it. Health Insurance is pretty good, the deluxe package pays 90% of prescription drugs. The annual bonus gets halved by taxes.

    Cons

    Salary is low and raises are averaging 30 cents Canadian. They can never hire enough people in this area and the crew that is left is usually overworked.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the wages and hire more people

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  5. Front end csm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WalMart Canada

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great go workers ,nice pay..I've been with the company for over seven years

    Cons

    The manager don't care about their workers,all they do is walk around and gossip about the workers

    Advice to Management

    Show more concerned about your employees

  6. don't leave your settled job to work for Walmart management team

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WalMart Canada (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    working hourly is okay . but don't work as a manager , your job is never secure . a white manager can do 10 mistakes & there wont be any problem even the white manager is new. but if an Asian does 2-3 mistakes you can be fired . so Asian community please don't work for them.

    Cons

    very bad leadership. they want puppets in managers . if you can butter up, you will be alright.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Student Employment

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate

    I worked at WalMart Canada full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    As long as you are legally alive you can work there

    Cons

    Nice people restricted by corporate structure forced to use up the poorest of employees

    Advice to Management

    I would say the biggest issue with walmart is that managers strive to live up to coporate goals that are in truth bad for the company but the overall outlook is irealivent due to the fact a store in good condition for a corporate visit is more prized than a quality retail location. Your routine revolves around higher ups that are in from (insert city here)then everything is left to lapse until there is another visit on the horizon.

  8. Cashier

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

    I have been working at WalMart Canada part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy job, nice customers, friendly environment. The job is quite easy. Customers are friendly and always trying to pronounce your name.

    Cons

    Not all employees are friendly especially if you're of a different race or speak with an accent. The pay is really small. Hard to live on Wal-mart salary especially if you only work part-time. Takes forever to get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Should consider promoting from within and also hire more full-time employees.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Feel like a Robot in a Robot World

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DSD Receiver
    Current Employee - DSD Receiver

    I have been working at WalMart Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Worked for 10 years. Get $16/hr plus benefits.

    Cons

    Constant communication from Mgmt. about "compliance".
    Still haven't met a Mgmt. member who knows how to do my job despite regular assurances they will come and spend some time with me to do so.

    Advice to Management

    Stop drinking the Kool-Aid.
    Learn the jobs you are supposed to be managing.

  10. Good for students

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Ajax, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Ajax, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at WalMart Canada part-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility of the hours you can work.
    Develop your communication skills
    Profit Sharing
    Get to meet good people that actually work
    Learn from your mistakes
    Usually get the time off that is requested

    Cons

    Customers are always right
    Managers don't appreciate you
    Minimum wage
    They want to profit more so they don't want to schedule enough people to cover the sales floor making it hard to satisfy customers

    Advice to Management

    Wish there was more trust given to the associates.

  11. Bad Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You could potentially get profit sharing
    Lets you know that you can do better
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    Mentally abuse you
    Terrible pay
    Few career opportunities
    Heavy workload
    Poor planning and execution of store activities

    Advice to Management

    Straighten your house up
    Carry your weight
    Stop abusing your employees

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