WalMart Canada

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WalMart Canada Reviews

Updated 15 December, 2014
Updated 15 December, 2014
318 Reviews
2.7
318 Reviews
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WalMart Canada President & CEO Shelley Broader
Shelley Broader
103 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 10% discount on all merchandise (except clearance) (in 25 reviews)

  • most people are great, employee discount, extra discount near christmas, profit sharing (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • The higher you get the less work life balance exists (in 15 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Overnight Stocker

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WalMart Canada

    Pros

    Professional Environment, no one yelling or screaming at employees. If you are willing to work hard they will appreciate and recognize it. Health Insurance is pretty good, the deluxe package pays 90% of prescription drugs. The annual bonus gets halved by taxes.

    Cons

    Salary is low and raises are averaging 30 cents Canadian. They can never hire enough people in this area and the crew that is left is usually overworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the wages and hire more people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great people, but non-condusive, hierarchical structure in certain functional areas

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    Former Employee - People Division in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - People Division in Mississauga, ON

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

    Pros

    Great overall company culture, team emphasis, and a lot of opportunities for career advancement.

    Cons

    Many systems are old and out dated creating lengthy processes, waste of resources, and inefficiency. Some areas have a very hierarchical structure where perhaps a flatter departmental structure would be more efficient and less communication barriers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to move away from hierarchical structure and ensure communications from management do not end up getting "lost in translation". All management should be held accountable for treating employees equally, fairly, and appropriately according to the company guidelines and employment standards..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Feel like a Robot in a Robot World

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    Current Employee - DSD Receiver
    Current Employee - DSD Receiver

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

    Pros

    Worked for 10 years. Get $16/hr plus benefits.

    Cons

    Constant communication from Mgmt. about "compliance".
    Still haven't met a Mgmt. member who knows how to do my job despite regular assurances they will come and spend some time with me to do so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop drinking the Kool-Aid.
    Learn the jobs you are supposed to be managing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Cashier

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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

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

    Pros

    Easy job, nice customers, friendly environment. The job is quite easy. Customers are friendly and always trying to pronounce your name.

    Cons

    Not all employees are friendly especially if you're of a different race or speak with an accent. The pay is really small. Hard to live on Wal-mart salary especially if you only work part-time. Takes forever to get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should consider promoting from within and also hire more full-time employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Student Employment

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    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    As long as you are legally alive you can work there

    Cons

    Nice people restricted by corporate structure forced to use up the poorest of employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say the biggest issue with walmart is that managers strive to live up to coporate goals that are in truth bad for the company but the overall outlook is irealivent due to the fact a store in good condition for a corporate visit is more prized than a quality retail location. Your routine revolves around higher ups that are in from (insert city here)then everything is left to lapse until there is another visit on the horizon.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Good for students

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Ajax, ON
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Ajax, ON

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

    Pros

    Flexibility of the hours you can work.
    Develop your communication skills
    Profit Sharing
    Get to meet good people that actually work
    Learn from your mistakes
    Usually get the time off that is requested

    Cons

    Customers are always right
    Managers don't appreciate you
    Minimum wage
    They want to profit more so they don't want to schedule enough people to cover the sales floor making it hard to satisfy customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wish there was more trust given to the associates.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fun place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WalMart Canada

    Pros

    Pay is decent, benefits are good, good training, over all fun place to work!

    Cons

    Sometimes disorganized, can become repetitive depending on position, it's walmart!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management would not have jobs if it weren't for the little people (cashiers)

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pretty easy work but not easy enough for the poor pay.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WalMart Canada

    Pros

    The best reason to work here is the work is pretty easy, expectations from you aren't that high at least not at the Surrey location, and the managers are chills.

    Cons

    Floor is often understaffed, meaning everyone has to pull their weight plus 2. Not worth it for the minimal pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase your pay rate! Walmart is a rich company with lots of potential... But there is a reason it's known as one of the companies that treat it's employees poorly - it's true. Appreciate your employees and they will work that much harder resulting in mutual profitability for employer and employee alike.

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

    To much work not enough pay, hours are rough

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    Former Employee - Second Shift Unloader in Niagara Falls, ON
    Former Employee - Second Shift Unloader in Niagara Falls, ON

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

    Pros

    They hire anyone, and have many employees

    Cons

    Hours- will stick you on 3pm-11pm for 40 hours, while less skilled and lazy employees get the day shift, and cut hours every year at same times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management in the store is fine, wal mart need to make changes higher up to optimize business solutions

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Pays Your Bills

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - First Instock Associate in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - First Instock Associate in Edmonton, AB

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours most of time. You can ask for more hours as they seem to be short of people most of time. You will get 10% discount so if you spend $200 in a month then you can save $20 in that month.

    Cons

    They will make you unload the truck, do zoning and help customers, treat you as donkeys, too much to do in too little time and if you so all that management is gonna unhappy still.
    Every now and then have to deal with unhappy customers
    Salary is bare minimum

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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