WalMart Canada Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
287 Reviews

2.7
287 Reviews
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WalMart Canada President & CEO Shelley Broader
Shelley Broader
90 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Meet new customers, 10% discount for associates (in 21 reviews)

  • We get a yearly profit sharing Bonus (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours and not enough promotion of work/life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • As well as only offering part-time positions and extremely rarely post full-time positions (in 17 reviews)

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  1.  

    ok for big retail

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WalMart Canada

    Pros

    great place to work for students

    Cons

    only hires part time and no benefits offered. full time positions are usually available to senior management positions

  2.  

    good

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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 full-time

    Pros

    work with public and young employees

    Cons

    so many part time employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A really nice ice breaking job working starting place.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WalMart Canada

    Pros

    Fast pace environment in the working place

    Cons

    Overnight shifts that I am not used to them

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  5.  

    ask too more than the money

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    get out ,they will not promote you or give you a good position. You are not worth of working there

    Cons

    Everything is easy but they always ask too more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do the managers in there level know all the things and words when they managing? Did they have any of psychology background ? Do you know the managers will not hire someone who will be smarter than them?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do not care about their employees, just care about lining the pockets for management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Spruce Grove, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spruce Grove, AB (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There are some very hard working employees. Like meeting people.

    Cons

    Does not support or care for employees, just get the work done. The stakeholders bonus has dropped substantially. I was there for 10 years, they don't try to keep the good ones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the problem and address it, hard to have a good business if the employees r not happy. Too bad the company doesn't train the person for management position, instead of just accepting them for that. The open door policy is a joke!!!!! The department manager just made the environment worse to work in once I addressed a problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Its like slavery sometimes, on minimum possible wages...
    Worst job I have ever done.

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    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at WalMart Canada full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Getting job is easy.
    Flexible schedule.
    Discount on purchases from walmart.
    You can take leave without informing and they are going to arrange another person in place of you. :-)

    Cons

    No concept of managment.
    Never make an employee permanent even after probationary period.
    No value for good work and no fine or coaching for bad work. If you can make them fool, you are gold.
    Unlimited work for entire shift hours, no slow time, always speed. And if you have less work, you cant get it easy because they are going to make sure next time you have so much work you cant breath during shift...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont give supervisors all authority.
    Make employee permanent after probationary period, atleast full time employees who work hard daily.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Standards Associate  in  London, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Store Standards Associate in London, ON (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Coworkers
    Interacting with customers
    Shareholders
    Parties
    Made a lot of new friends

    Cons

    Management
    Salary
    Only Care about money
    Not a lot of room for careers
    Hard to obtain full time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management can be very challenging. They only care about getting stuff done regardless of the obstacles in the way. They are very biased to certain workers. They like to dump endless amounts of work on employees while they sit in their office all day and talk amongst themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    very fast pace, very physical

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    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker  in  North Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in North Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    experience, team work, and friends

    Cons

    long hours standing at a till

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Roller Coaster

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Overnight Support Manager  in  Sylvan Lake, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Overnight Support Manager in Sylvan Lake, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    was able to get weekends off

    Cons

    never enough workers, management treats current workers as expendable and no longer gets many applications

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    firing the people with ideas will never help your store

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fairly good.

    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good employee discount on your purchases storewide

    Cons

    Stressful at times when there is shortage of manpower

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan ahead to prevent seasonal shortage of staff

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