Walmart
2.9 of 5 6,370 reviews
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Walmart Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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2.9 6,370 reviews

                             

50% Approve of the CEO

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon

Doug McMillon

(293 ratings)

46% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "There are opportunities for advancement for those who show initiative"
    in 147 reviews
  • "The one good thing about working for Walmart is room for advancement"
    in 53 reviews
Cons:
  • "Well the cons are way more than the pros namely work life balance being badly managed"
    in 85 reviews
  • "I was not able to support myself with near full time hours at the base pay"
    in 241 reviews
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Pharmacist (Current Employee)
Leeds, England

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

ProsFlexibility great support for working families very cursive culture

ConsTiny bonuses compared to competitors

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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very delightful, people are nice

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Walmart as an intern for less than a year

Prosfeels no hierarchy, easy communication

Consworking condition in the store is just ok

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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it was a great place to work

Christmas Temp (Current Employee)
Colchester, England

I have been working at Walmart

ProsI enjoyed working with people and enjoyed doing nights

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

Advice to Senior Managementthey should ask collegues which department they enjoy.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fortunate to have had great supervisors and coworkers.

Department Manager (Former Employee)
Greensboro, NC (US)

I worked at Walmart full-time for more than a year

ProsWent from part time associate to department manager in less than three months.

ConsI was left to fend for myself as a new manager and new hires are paid the same as people who have been there for years

Advice to Senior ManagementHave someone in charge who is willing to train and mentor.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Opportunity for all

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
San Antonio, TX (US)

I have been working at Walmart part-time for more than a year

ProsIf you work hard you can excel in the company and move forward. I love the opportunity for advancement!

ConsPart time hours aren't that great starting out.

Advice to Senior ManagementMaybe it's better to drive the associates to think of this as a career (which it is) rather than just a job. Encourage them to take charge of their career and move forward!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I work in the Vision Center

Optician (Current Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA (US)

I have been working at Walmart full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe best reason to work here is the customers. The benefits are great and not expensive. The hours to work in the vision center are great.

ConsHaving to many "chiefs" and not enough "Indians". The people I work with think they should tell everyone what to do.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to check on the asst. managers more often and to see what shifts they actually are working. Especially in the vision center.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good job good work floor good location

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Walmart

ProsGood benefits great HR DEPT excellent access to regional mgr

ConsTier advancement is not fair . Picks/favoritism

Advice to Senior ManagementLighten up

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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worth it

Manager (Current Employee)
Phoenix, AZ (US)

I have been working at Walmart full-time for more than 10 years

Prosmoney is good and working with the public is nice

Conscan be difficult at times

Advice to Senior Managementput on your work pants

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee)
Bay City, MI (US)

I have been working at Walmart full-time for more than 10 years

ProsExcellent pay and benefits. Opportunists to advance from within

ConsPayroll restrictions. Work life balance

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great starter job, but not a career.

Electronics Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Elk River, MN (US)

I have been working at Walmart part-time for more than a year

ProsBetter pay than fast food, flexible scheduling, decent benefits offered, employee discount (10%) on everything in store except groceries and clearance items after 3 months.

ConsManagement tends to conflict often, CUSTOMERS, changing availability tends to reduce hours for part time associates.

Advice to Senior ManagementHiring of upper management seems to be against the best interest of the other associates, I would personally rather have a manager who knows the department instead of one who knows management. Promotions are nearly impossible unless schedule is completely flexible. New scheduling method tends to provide bad schedules (ex. working from 2pm. to 11pm. and then 7am. to 4pm the next day) Upper management however seems to be functioning quite well but more communication between assistant managers would be great. Events in the department seem to be unprepared for and unannounced resulting in low attendance and I question if they are actually worth doing sometimes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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