WalMart Canada – Why Work For Us?

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We want leaders like you.

We are a Fortune 1 Company with operations in 27 countries and over 2.3 million employees. Globally, we have a track record of hiring military veterans in a wide variety of roles including store management, supply chain and logistics and finance. We invest in talent and provide our associates with the training necessary for a successful career in retail. We have developed a mentor program that will see you partner with someone who has translated their military career into a successful career at Walmart. Through the video on this site and the job descriptions you will learn more about career opportunities at Walmart. We hope you are inspired by what you see.

Walmart Canada was established in 1994 with the acquisition of the Woolco chain. Over the past 18 years, Walmart Canada has more than doubled the number of stores in Canada and more than tripled the number of associates, creating a strong, stable retail chain which offers career opportunities.

With headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario, Walmart Canada now operates a growing network of more than 370 stores, including traditional discount stores, supercentres and an environmental demonstration store in Burlington, Ontario. With nearly 90,000 associates the company is one of Canada's largest employers. Walmart Canada's corporate culture was recently ranked among the 10 most admired corporate cultures in Canada by Waterstone Human Capital Inc.

Walmart is committed to saving Canadians money so they can live better. Each of our stores carries close to 100,000 different products ranging from apparel and home decor to electronics and grocery, plus specialty services such as pharmacies, garden centres, and vision centres.


Our Culture

At Walmart, we are proud of our unique corporate culture. This culture, some of which grew naturally from small-town beginnings, sets us apart from the competition. It has helped us become one of the world's most admired companies.

Our three basic beliefs

Sam Walton founded the company on three simple yet very important beliefs. To this day, these fundamental beliefs are the basis of all policies and decisions by which we operate.

Respect for the Individual
We have a culture built on respect for all individuals regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religious beliefs. We understand and embrace the differences that allow us to grow as a company. Our strong belief in open and honest communication encourages those around us to express their thoughts and ideas freely.

Service to our Customers
Sam Walton said it best: "Our customers are the reason we're in business, so we should treat them that way." Offering our customers the products they want at everyday low prices, and providing friendly and helpful service are just two of the ways that we provide service to our customers. We also serve our customers by challenging ourselves to find new ways to exceed their expectations.

Striving for Excellence
As a company, we promote and encourage continuous learning for all associates, at all levels. This commitment to continuous improvement, combined with what Sam Walton called a "healthy dissatisfaction with the status-quo", helps the company to grow by bringing simple and smart ideas to life.

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    Pros

    The staff is very close knit and they make long shifts fun. Most managers are very open, friendly and easy to approach with a problem.

    Cons

    Walmart has begun to force its cashiers and CSM's to focus on things that shouldn't matter to a retail store. The Walmart Rewards MasterCard is pushed down our throats, and how many we get dictates our pay, our advancement opportunities and even what cash register we're at. In most cases, customers are so sick of hearing about it, that they cut us off or even get quite angry.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to back up its employees when they're right, especially on the customer service desk. Also, stop focusing on the MasterCard and focus on customer service.

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    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at WalMart Canada (Thunder Bay, ON) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I had two phone interviews and a group interview with ten other people. The phone interviews were pretty much the standard screening type of interview. The group interview was different than any I had before. We were paired with a partner and asked to ask them three questions that they provided, then introduce them. Then there was a "speed dating" thing they did with different managers asking you a question you had 60 seconds to answer then you they switched.

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Additional Info

Website www.walmart.ca
Headquarters Mississauga, Canada
Size 5000+ Employees
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Retail
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (CAD) per year
Competitors Loblaw, Target

Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores made its blanket coverage of North America complete with the 1994 acquisition of the 122-store Woolco division of Woolworth Canada. Like Wal-Mart de México, its sister-company south of the US-Mexico border, Wal-Mart Canada has since grown into a major retail force in its home country with some 330 stores, including about 145 supercenters (which sell groceries and general merchandise under one huge roof). Wal-Mart Canada's discount stores offer a vast selection of products, including apparel, household goods, hardware, toys, sporting goods... More

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