WalMart Canada Reviews

Updated 14 October, 2014
Updated 14 October, 2014
300 Reviews
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WalMart Canada President & CEO Shelley Broader
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96 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 14 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    quick fix

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Photo Lab Associate in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Photo Lab Associate in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    theyre always hiring and co-workers are willing to help

    Cons

    not a place to have a long term career

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Assistant Manger

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Brampton, ON
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Brampton, ON

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

    Pros

    Helping store manager to operate the day to day business

    Cons

    Very fast, very high expectation from all associates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the salary level, give proper break

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It was a better place to work years ago

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WalMart Canada

    Pros

    -10% discount
    -great people to work with
    -never bored
    -you can go in the company as far as you want to.

    Cons

    - everything revolves around stock price
    -head office makes all decisions
    -never enough staff
    -it should not take 3 years to make over 11.00 hr.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -pay more money for starting wage
    -listen to frontline staff, they know what customers want
    -happy staff will make happy customers
    -its cheaper in the long run to retain staff then hire new staff

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Career at walmart.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inventory Associate in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Inventory Associate in Edmonton, AB

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

    Pros

    Nice interactive environment and chance to work with customers all the time which helps to build up your confidence.

    Cons

    "MONEY". Walmart doesn't pay as per your expectations. (quite lower than of other employers for the same kind of job)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management should increase the pay of the employees and with the promotions there has to be a good raise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exactly what you think it would be like

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Walmart Cashier in Peterborough, ON
    Current Employee - Walmart Cashier in Peterborough, ON

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

    Pros

    -easy to pick up hours as a cashier
    -slightly above minimum wage

    Cons

    -walmart rewards MasterCard
    -same thing every day working cash
    -employer does not work around schedule
    -you are scheduled 12 hours a week and have to switch or pick up shifts
    -no benefits for part time staff
    -they imply that you can move up but they don't take the time to show you how to apply internally until you are working there a long time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make your employees feel useless. A little thank you goes a long way.
    Listen to your staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lied to

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mid Level Manager in Kitchener, ON
    Former Employee - Mid Level Manager in Kitchener, ON

    I worked at WalMart Canada full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    10% discount. Short term employment only. Minimum wage. Different positions. You will have some great co workers and they will help you.

    Cons

    No place to advance. Head office has no clue what's going on store level. Too many managers promoted without any considerations. Not a place for a career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your heads deflated. Stop treating associates like garbage. Stop with with credit card stuff people are sick of it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do not care about their employees, just care about lining the pockets for management.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spruce Grove, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spruce Grove, AB

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are some very hard working employees. Like meeting people.

    Cons

    Does not support or care for employees, just get the work done. The stakeholders bonus has dropped substantially. I was there for 10 years, they don't try to keep the good ones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the problem and address it, hard to have a good business if the employees r not happy. Too bad the company doesn't train the person for management position, instead of just accepting them for that. The open door policy is a joke!!!!! The department manager just made the environment worse to work in once I addressed a problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Its like slavery sometimes, on minimum possible wages...
    Worst job I have ever done.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Edmonton, AB

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

    Pros

    Getting job is easy.
    Flexible schedule.
    Discount on purchases from walmart.
    You can take leave without informing and they are going to arrange another person in place of you. :-)

    Cons

    No concept of managment.
    Never make an employee permanent even after probationary period.
    No value for good work and no fine or coaching for bad work. If you can make them fool, you are gold.
    Unlimited work for entire shift hours, no slow time, always speed. And if you have less work, you cant get it easy because they are going to make sure next time you have so much work you cant breath during shift...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont give supervisors all authority.
    Make employee permanent after probationary period, atleast full time employees who work hard daily.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Replenishment Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Replenishment Analyst in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Replenishment Analyst in Mississauga, ON

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

    Pros

    You learn about basic supply chain concepts
    You become very professional at using MS Office Excel, Word, and Powerpoint
    You do not need to have any direct education to start your career in some entry level roles

    Cons

    Does not support growth in your career
    Does not recognize the hard work of individuals
    Does not offer job security
    Lack of technology advancement company-wide in using any software other than MS Excel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote education
    Employ new software
    Provide Training
    Recognize hardwork
    Add more resources to help in work-life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    whatever you do be the best at it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Greater Sudbury, ON
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Greater Sudbury, ON

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

    Pros

    job security, benefits stock options bonus cheques 10 per cent discount at any store in canada or us get to do all your shopping in the morning after work

    Cons

    the management are not the brightest bulbs they have a tendancy to hire lazy people who miss a lot and dont do much when they are there making your job harder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to hire management with common sense and need to be trained to how to deal with people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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