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Walmart Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated 3 November, 2014
Updated 3 November, 2014
8,783 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are opportunities for advancement for those who show initiative (in 76 reviews)

  • They care about work life balance as well as overall employee to company engagement (in 73 reviews)


Cons
  • With new schedule your Work/life balance is very poor with very little weekends off (in 173 reviews)

  • Do not want to provide full time which allows them to not provide health insurance (in 362 reviews)

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  1.  

    Opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inventory Associate in Orange, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Inventory Associate in Orange, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Getting foot in the door is relatively easy and no discrimination. There are many oppurtunities in advancing a career in upper management or other positions and many locations worldwide.

    Cons

    Such as in retail goes, pay is average and work is very physical depending on positions. Holidays are spent working due to it's retail and customer service oriented. Consumers and economy is a driving force

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Generally speaking, the changes in this company have somewhat made it difficult to want to reach higher goals due to increases are anually and do not offer merit type bonuses. This hurts moral in more ways than one. There are many employees working at hourly level and seems not all management are always on the same page.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Corporations are corporations, not people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot of great tools and techniques in a leadership role, and was rewarded with promotions for my performance - WM has some great people at the hourly level that are very versed in the retail environment... but they are about to become extinct.

    Cons

    As with any corporation, WM continuously tries to paint a human face on the business... they donate a large sum of money to organizations and local communities, but despite the massive amount of profit that the retail giant reports each year, they continue to shave expenses at the real expense of the hourly level workers... taking the small amount of tangible benefits that they offer, and cutting them - further contributing to the separation of social and economic class that the US has been experiencing since the late 50's and the demise of US manufacturing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    WM... you say "Save Money, Live Better." Why don't you show your hourly associates (you know, your people that make a difference) some courtesy and restore some of the many benefits you have so wrongly taken away - its time for the folks that make a difference to be paid a true living wage as you continue to jack prices up higher alongside your competitors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Very great experience working as a cashier part of a team at this chain with a nice and friendly work environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Best reasons to work for this store was a friendly environment with great benefits and opportunities to grow as an employer.

    Cons

    The management is a bit terrible at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    OPEN DOOR MEANS< THERE IS THE DOOR!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Simi Valley, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Simi Valley, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great co.workers , great customers

    Cons

    They promote only their buddy's, not the most qualified!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return phone calls. take away your open door policy! If you use the open door you will be fired 9 people in 3 mo, by same Asst. Manager some fought for their jobs back and got them. Some is wrong in Simi. Bring back Sams Values!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Entry Level/Management Plays Favoritism

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier Associate in Buena Park, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier Associate in Buena Park, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Depending on your position and coverage you'll learn almost everything. Growth in the company is very political or how much butt you kiss.

    Cons

    Doing everything they ask you to do is draining. The management time management is unrealistic. Almost no management follow store policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe pay attention to your associates more? Professionalism shouldn't have to be defined by the way some of us look.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It was humbling.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Frozen/Dairy/Meat Sales Associate in Carson, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Frozen/Dairy/Meat Sales Associate in Carson, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The "family" atmosphere. My coworkers were really fun to be around. There is definitely opportunity for promotion within the behemoth of a company is Walmart. Work smarter, not harder, and you should be promoted; that is, get an education and acquire valuable skills.

    Cons

    They treat employees like slaves/drones. There is a lot of menial labor. There is a lot of paternalism-being treated like a child by management. My supervisor literally followed people around and counted how long they were in the bathroom, stood at the time clock, and constantly micromanaged (so inefficient and demeaning).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If your associate is clearly intelligent do not be threatened. Promote him/her. Give him/her more autonomy.

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

    do not work there

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    managers are never on the same page

    Cons

    managers never on the same page.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    its a job

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Order Filler in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Order Filler in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    do what you are told and you will be mainly ignored, which is good in its own way. its a job but not much more

    Cons

    you arent a person, you are a robot which needs to do their job. if any manager ends up paying you too much attention they get rid of you. totally expendable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    people are people. just because we arent paid much doesnt give you the right to treat up like slaves. that said, keep paying me and ill be there every morning

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

    It's sad, really.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Zone Merchandise Supervisor in Long Beach, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Zone Merchandise Supervisor in Long Beach, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The experience is unparalled. You're given a VAST amount of responsibility even as a low-level supervisor that place you toe-to-toe with a store manager of another company. The relationships with coworkers is closer to being in a family than having a job.

    Cons

    The payscale is laughable at best. The politics between management is reminiscent of high school and is incredibly unprofessional. There is favoritism. The stores are understaffed and you will always be short-handed. Management doesn't care if you are short-staffed. The general leadership tactic they practice and openly TEACH new management and supervisors is fear based. "Do this or else". I love the company, I love my job, I even like a few of my superiors, but none of that changes the fact that this is the worst job I have ever had.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give opportunity to someone other than your friends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    i can do the cashier, and i can do a good job at organizing.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    i like to work here because i wanted to earn money for my family and me to buy things that's what i like.

    Cons

    bringing peoples food up for them to pay for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i can do lots of things like cleaning and helping people out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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