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Walmart Reviews

Updated 25 November 2014
Updated 25 November 2014
8,815 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are opportunities for advancement for those who show initiative (in 76 reviews)

  • They care about work life balance as well as overall employee to company engagement (in 73 reviews)


Cons
  • With new schedule your Work/life balance is very poor with very little weekends off (in 173 reviews)

  • Do not want to provide full time which allows them to not provide health insurance (in 362 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Pharmacist in asda

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Leeds, England

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

    Pros

    Flexibility great support for working families very cursive culture

    Cons

    Tiny bonuses compared to competitors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    very delightful, people are nice

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walmart as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    feels no hierarchy, easy communication

    Cons

    working condition in the store is just ok

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    it was a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Christmas Temp in Colchester, England
    Current Employee - Christmas Temp in Colchester, England

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with people and enjoyed doing nights

    Cons

    They make you pay for food and deduct 30 minutes break.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they should ask collegues which department they enjoy.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    Horrible. Management treats you like you aren't worth anything. Their only interest is the customers, they could care less about their employees. Pay is horrible.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager (CSM) in Belleville, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager (CSM) in Belleville, MI (US)

    I worked at Walmart part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are not really any pros to working with this company except you meet some great coworkers.

    Cons

    Never enough employees.
    Pay is awful
    Raises are every year & they only go up to $.50

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 7 people found this helpful  

    My experience is from the corporate office as a salaried member of management....

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Bentonville, AR (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Bentonville, AR (US)

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

    Pros

    Great growth opportunities, able to work in any field you set your mind to, training to support job growth, challenging projects that keep you developing key transferrable skills. Working for Walmart in the corporate office can be to bolster your resume for future positions/companies, or you can spend your entire career there. Is a great, stable company, and it doesn't take long to realize you're working for the biggest and, most likely, the best. Good pay for the area, ok benefits, but be sure to negotiate vacation time when you enter the company! Waiting 7 years for 3 weeks or 15 years for 4 weeks, will seem like an eternity for the schedule you will keep as a manager.

    Cons

    If you start as hourly, is tough to get into management if you have one misstep or are into drama. Competition for middle and upper management very high and career path to upper management could take longer than it would in most other companies unless you have a specific personality or a great mentor/sponsor in an upper position. Always working to do more with less, so always short on headcount to get key projects/initiatives done. Long, long hours and weeks. Night and weekend work is the norm and is expected in most areas. 7:30 to 5:30 when you're lucky to have stuff done on time. Those with more home obligations get more time away from work for sick kids, family stuff, etc. and those that don't get stuck with longer hours and more demand to deliver. If you have emotions or are emotionally driven or show your emotions easily, there will be very few spots for you in middle or upper management, and if you show it one to many times, no matter what you do to change it, everyone will remember it and promotions will be tough to come by. One major misstep will ruin your chances for advancement and no matter how strong your reputation, will take years to overcome, if you are able to at all. Is very difficult to get the benefit of the doubt. If you spend more than 5 years there in middle management or above and leave, you'll need some decompression time to return to a "normal" person. The speed and intensity is unlike any other company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure consistency across all areas/departments. The environment shouldn't be drastically different from one department to the next. Watch for people with attitudes that they are superior based on education, field experience, specific team/department experience, etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    warehouse dc unloader

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    Former Employee - Unloader in Bentonville, AR (US)
    Former Employee - Unloader in Bentonville, AR (US)

    I worked at Walmart full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everything. great people, free dinners, safety bonus every week.

    Cons

    Politics, management had favorites. other then that it was overall a great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat everyone equal.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great job if you are a college student.

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    Current Employee - Electronic Sales Associate in Mesa, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Electronic Sales Associate in Mesa, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Extremely flexible hours
    Quarterly bonus
    Discount in store
    Most staff are nice

    Cons

    Pay could be better
    Customers are very mean sometimes
    Often understaffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very happy with most of salaried management, however some don't follow company policy when it comes to returns which is frustrating.
    Management often places new hires in places they are very inexperienced in, making positive customer service difficult to obtain.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent Opportunity and secure Job position

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Overnight Cashier in Chanute, KS (US)
    Current Employee - Overnight Cashier in Chanute, KS (US)

    I have been working at Walmart part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Job Security, Excellent Vision/Dental/Medical Benefits, 10% Discount on most GM items and occasionally Seasonal discounts on Grocery items ,The core values are Respect for the individual, Service to the Customer, and Striving for excellence.

    Cons

    Customer Feedback, Heavy Workload, Training Notices come in late(Mandatory training becomes overdue before you know you have it.).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training Notices would be nice. More incentives for Consistent Attendance. Consider advancement not just based on time served but also Customer Experience and performance evaluations from Supervisors AND co-workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier Associate in Beaver Dam, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier Associate in Beaver Dam, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    Tons of opportunites to change development and levels to get promoted. If you are willing to work hard for little pay then Walmart is the place for you!

    Cons

    Long hours and pay is ok, but could be better. Working for walmart is like taking part in an experiement. How much are we able to make them do in a little amount of time for little to no pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the associates more pay raises and not so long shifts. Give the associates MORE TIME to do there work and pay them more also!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good benefits, no fear of being laid off, get treated poorly

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    Current Employee - Department Manager in Niagara Falls, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Niagara Falls, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, a lot of opportunity for promotion, plenty of time for breaks and lunches, forgiving attendance policy, top of the line inventory and POS systems, reliable job

    Cons

    Not enough employees, little to no help most days, often expected to do the work of three people by yourself, always open on holidays, most managers have horrible people skills and are rude and condescending, management retaliation is common, when management gets in trouble by upper managemnt they place blame on hourly works instead of addressing issues and working to fix them, very poor communication between managers, mixed and contradicting direction is often given, sometimes it is hard to know exactly what you are supposed to do because so many different people are telling you different things, pay for department managers should be higher, things are often done incorrectly to hide problems from upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your associates more, be more selective with who you hire into management positions, provide people skills training to management, stop just teaching Sam Walton's principals and start practicing them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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