WalMart Canada Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
301 Reviews
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WalMart Canada President & CEO Shelley Broader
Shelley Broader
96 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 10% discount on all merchandise (except clearance) (in 24 reviews)

  • most people are great, employee discount, extra discount near christmas, profit sharing (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • The higher you get the less work life balance exists (in 14 reviews)

  • As well as only offering part-time positions and extremely rarely post full-time positions (in 21 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Too much micromanaging by Head Office, low pay with high expectations of work output

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - First In-Stock Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - First In-Stock Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at WalMart Canada full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Co-workers are overall friendly and multicultural.

    Cons

    Too much brainwashing of how wonderful Walmart is and how fair they are to workers and how much opportunities there are to move up. They actually want hardworkers (of course), but tend to keep them in that particular area rather than approving requests to move to a different position. Also not allowed very much flexibility to improve work situation by implimenting "new" ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should listen to the actual workers and their ideas more than strictly obeying Head Office and their ideas. Pay more and fire unsatisfactory workers more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I love Working for Wal-Mart

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

    I have been working at WalMart Canada full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is like a big Family. The pay in comparison to other retail chains like Walmart is great. I would not be able to go to a competitor and get better pay. I love the overtime at inventory. I love the endless opportunities within the company. You can move up quickly if you are the right person with the drive to do so. We get a yearly profit sharing Bonus.You get 10% off merchandise which is awesome considering how cheap things are already. We have fun days like pot lucks, fundraisers, etc...

    Cons

    Customers can be hard to deal with sometimes. It takes an extremely patient person to cope sometimes. As much as I won't have a job without them customers sometimes forget we are people too and treat you horribly.
    Sometime the miscommunication amongst managers gets to you.No benfits for part time. Yearly raises are low. It is retail and Walmart is huge. Of course there will be some cons but overall it is a great place to work. If you don't love to learn new things and be willing to step outside your comfort zone retail is not for you. Oh and you must be willing to go on Till!! If you won't help on the till's up front you shouldn't apply at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not being a cashier you might think it weird I say this but I think Cashiers should get another wage increase. They already make a little more than floor associates but I think it needs to increase more. They have the most important job in the store and I think the company should realize that. Being a casier is a lot more difficult and straining than it looks. Try standing in one spot for 4 hrs on end or more without a break.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    quick fix

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Photo Lab Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Photo Lab Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    theyre always hiring and co-workers are willing to help

    Cons

    not a place to have a long term career

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Assistant Manger

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Brampton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Brampton, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Helping store manager to operate the day to day business

    Cons

    Very fast, very high expectation from all associates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the salary level, give proper break

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Heartless company that only wants money and a good image but the rumours are true about what you hear

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

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

    Pros

    Great people work there. Some good management. 10% discount. Job security if you are a associate but not as management

    Cons

    Not enough pay. No advancement unless you are female. WIR is what they care about. Low budgets for payroll and in achievable sales budget so they don't have to pay out bonus to management and associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember humans work for you. They need good wages help them not verbally direct them. More full time positions 40% is not good. Forget WIR as you can see promoting people because of gender is the same as not hiring because of gender. Promote on capability and capacity. You are going to continue losing people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    It was a better place to work years ago

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WalMart Canada

    Pros

    -10% discount
    -great people to work with
    -never bored
    -you can go in the company as far as you want to.

    Cons

    - everything revolves around stock price
    -head office makes all decisions
    -never enough staff
    -it should not take 3 years to make over 11.00 hr.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -pay more money for starting wage
    -listen to frontline staff, they know what customers want
    -happy staff will make happy customers
    -its cheaper in the long run to retain staff then hire new staff

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Career at walmart.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inventory Associate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Inventory Associate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at WalMart Canada full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice interactive environment and chance to work with customers all the time which helps to build up your confidence.

    Cons

    "MONEY". Walmart doesn't pay as per your expectations. (quite lower than of other employers for the same kind of job)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management should increase the pay of the employees and with the promotions there has to be a good raise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exactly what you think it would be like

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Walmart Cashier in Peterborough, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Walmart Cashier in Peterborough, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    -easy to pick up hours as a cashier
    -slightly above minimum wage

    Cons

    -walmart rewards MasterCard
    -same thing every day working cash
    -employer does not work around schedule
    -you are scheduled 12 hours a week and have to switch or pick up shifts
    -no benefits for part time staff
    -they imply that you can move up but they don't take the time to show you how to apply internally until you are working there a long time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make your employees feel useless. A little thank you goes a long way.
    Listen to your staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lied to

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mid Level Manager in Kitchener, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Mid Level Manager in Kitchener, ON (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    10% discount. Short term employment only. Minimum wage. Different positions. You will have some great co workers and they will help you.

    Cons

    No place to advance. Head office has no clue what's going on store level. Too many managers promoted without any considerations. Not a place for a career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your heads deflated. Stop treating associates like garbage. Stop with with credit card stuff people are sick of it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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

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