WalMart Canada

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WalMart Canada Reviews

Updated 23 January, 2015
Updated 23 January, 2015
333 Reviews
2.6
333 Reviews
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WalMart Canada President & CEO Shelley Broader
Shelley Broader
109 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Chaotic, vengeful company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at WalMart Canada full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    10 percent discount & do so and stock purchase contribution.

    Cons

    Every where. Just literate store management. Over 90 percent store manager and assistant managers are high school pass or less. Even subject matter specialists eg. Human resources manager have no related credentials or post secondary education. Extreme favoritism, unfair, subjective hiring and promoting practices. Full of bias and unmotivating work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire qualified managers and adopt objective hiring and promoting process. Save the company from mediocre performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not a bad place to work if you only need part-time work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    1. Very friendly and almost family like atmosphere among employees at my old store
    2. The 10% discount was a nice little perk
    3. Expectations weren't sky high, as long as you showed up to work and did what was asked of you
    4. You will get the opportunity to work all across the store in a wide variety of departments. For someone like myself who could get bored of doing the same thing over and over again, I didn't mind this.

    Cons

    1. Even within the same store, one Assistant Manager would have vastly different expectations compared to another
    2. Good luck getting more than 12 hours a week during non-peak times, and good luck trying to get much in terms of flexibility with when you get those 12 hours. If you are a full time student and need more flexibility when it comes to your hours, this isn't the job for you (though this could vary by store to store)
    3. You may end up covering up to 4 or 5 departments at once within the store due to there not being enough hours budgeted at your store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say the biggest thing I would suggest, specifically to upper management, would be to ensure that you have the necessary coverage around the store at all times. The other cons I mentioned may be different at each individual store, but floor coverage is something I am sure is a universal issue.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Happy work in this gaint cooperation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Optician in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Optician in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Multi culture, good benefits and flexible

    Cons

    Right people easy get promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create good relationship, work as a team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    great experience

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

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

    Pros

    provide good working friendly environment, can work in different departments providing great experience

    Cons

    growth is slow, not hiring full time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company, that is perhaps moving too fast and is losing it's company culture base

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Ottawa, ON

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

    Pros

    Good rewards for leaders and willingness to work hard. Good promotion propects if willing to go extra mile

    Cons

    Promotion propects are dependent on leadership within store.The higher you get the less work life balance exists.Very irregular hours with demanding work loads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be blinded by limited opions, ask other peers and associate prior to promoting associates. Get a true picture of what is happening. Hold more out of store focus meeting to hear unbais opions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Meh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate

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

    Pros

    Good co-workers, not terribly demanding work

    Cons

    Customers can be horrible and management can leave some important things to the last minute, which is obviously very annoying.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Keep away from Walmart Canada on 130 Ave Calgary - extremely high level of racism

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Walmart Cashier in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Walmart Cashier in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    I wish I could find one!

    Cons

    Very racist management, Does not even care for employees to get breaks at proper time. High level of mismanagement. Pays least of all stores in the area. CS Managers are outright rude and inconsiderate. No potential for growth, only donkey work. Run as fast as you can away from this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your managers to take care of their team, specially on 130 Ave Calgary location. Managers also are in dire need of training to be anti-racist and promote multicultural diversity.

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

    Good place for a first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Services Specialist
    Current Employee - Customer Services Specialist

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities for growth and promotion.

    Cons

    Training is sporadic and job related training is not always readily available, sales floor associates are stretched thin, at times very stressful.

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

    A great freelance learning experience was very rewarding at the end. It provided me with a lot of portfilio pieces

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

    I worked at WalMart Canada as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pros were working at home, at your own time, own computer and flexable timeline. Very little pressure since it's something that your enjoy doing.

    Cons

    There's really no cons in freelancing and working at home. If I were to say, I'll probably say no face to face contact. Working with each buyer was all emailed based, receiving and delivering final files.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Poor management equals unhappy customers

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WalMart Canada

    Pros

    Good hours but not enough flexibility. Friendly work environment.

    Cons

    I've worked at two walmarts in the past year. The first I quit due to school and the second I took the job because I need money for school. Let me tell you that based on my experiences, they're all the same. Disorganized stores, poor management, and little things that all make a day on the job at walmart bad. Cashiers are expected to do all the work and right everyone else's mistakes. CSMs are mostly bitter and rude. Customers become unhappy easily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop expecting so much from your employees. Cashiers can't sell mastercards when there's a mile long line up.

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