WalMart Canada

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WalMart Canada Reviews

Updated 17 November, 2014
Updated 17 November, 2014
309 Reviews
2.7
309 Reviews
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WalMart Canada President & CEO Shelley Broader
Shelley Broader
99 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 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.  

    Good for students

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Fun place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    To much work not enough pay, hours are rough

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Pays Your Bills

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Learn a bit but underappreciated and hard to move up.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Thunder Bay, ON
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Thunder Bay, ON

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

    Pros

    chill place to work
    great co workers

    Cons

    should get paid a higher salary for the variety of work and job duties
    managers don't follow companies core beliefs
    underappreciated
    taken for granted
    have to put up with occasional verbal and emotional abuse from customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to personally thank an associate for good work and not take any for granted. Maybe consider increasing the wage and start showing the companies core beliefs if you're going to constantly remind them to us (respect to the individual ect etc) and stop caring about money more over than associates well-being. Also, make it easy for an associate to move up into management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    ok place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Walmart Cashier in North Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Walmart Cashier in North Vancouver, BC

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    the people you work with as well as the customers

    Cons

    the pay is not great

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cashier

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Walmart Cashier in Brampton, ON
    Former Employee - Walmart Cashier in Brampton, ON

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get a measly discount (10%) off everything in the store. You get a bonus check every year, that's nice.

    Cons

    The lines would get so long and so you can be on cash non-stop it can be quite hard for the body. You get questions asked about departments that you do not work in. You

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your cashiers and present opportunities for company growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very friendly environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Walmart Cashier in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Walmart Cashier in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    -Very friendly staff
    -Training is provided
    -Gave me very flexible hours because of school
    -Very professional when dealing with problems in store
    -Benefits were decent

    Cons

    -Min wage, which paid for the school textbooks, but still needed to apply for grants
    -Gets tiring working cash especially during seasonal hours
    -Most workers a apathetic doing their job which isn't surprising considering the wages

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Have to suck up to move up

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Mississauga, ON

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable job
    Discount
    Benefits
    Good student job
    I worked here for 5+ years and I can't think of any more pros… how sad is that?

    Cons

    Management looks after themselves
    Long hours
    Not flexible
    Have to suck up to be liked
    Rarely acknowledged for a job well done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up to front line employees in regards to sales and store goals. Be more approachable. Needs to make sure front line associates are comfortable with their work. Stop acting like robots and be more personable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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