Walmart Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated 30 September, 2014
Updated 30 September, 2014
8,170 Reviews
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8,170 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are opportunities for advancement for those who show initiative (in 72 reviews)

  • Lot of room for advancement up to the salary level, nice schedule for management (in 70 reviews)


Cons
  • With new schedule your Work/life balance is very poor with very little weekends off (in 152 reviews)

  • Within the next five years there will only be salary full time positions available (in 342 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Entry Level/Management Plays Favoritism

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    • 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 for more than a 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
  2.  

    It was humbling.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 for less than a 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
  3.  

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

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    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 for less than a 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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  5.  

    Working here was certainly a learning experience.

    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier  in  Palmdale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Palmdale, CA (US)

    I worked at Walmart part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    My fellow associates were very friendly, and my managers were very supportive. The benefits were decent, and the job itself was very easy.

    Cons

    The cons were mainly customers and the managers who seemed "out to get you" if they didn't like you they could ruin your career, and it's the same case with customers.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Loved working there.

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    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier  in  Lancaster, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Lancaster, CA (US)

    I worked at Walmart part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I love walmart. great place to work and friendly people, i was seasonal ,and i have been trying to get back into working there but no luck yet .i miss not working for this company, cause there so much more of plenty opportunities in this company.

    Cons

    coping with people out in the work fores every day. just going in doing the best you can day to day. I was told i was rehireable but its been 7 months i have been without work. and just hoping i can work for walmart again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn some great things about walmart and the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It's a perfect temporary job - nothing else.

    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Porter Ranch, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Porter Ranch, CA (US)

    I worked at Walmart part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours. The tasks aren't very difficult, as you'd expect.

    Cons

    It gets very repetitive the longer you stay working here. It's not worth advancing to Department Manager positions from what I've seen - It's almost impossible to advance from there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep advancement open for those interested and capable.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    good training

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager (CSM)  in  Valencia, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager (CSM) in Valencia, CA (US)

    I worked at Walmart part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Learning different opportunities to grow and develop your abilities

    Cons

    schedule and time, not enough work time,was provided, management

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Low Pay for demanding work / management don't care

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    Current Employee - Inventory Control Specialist  in  Huntington Beach, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Inventory Control Specialist in Huntington Beach, CA (US)

    I have been working at Walmart part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Good Coworkers
    -Flexible hours/ will work with you

    Cons

    -Management sucks / over payed
    -Raises and promotions suck
    -No leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -your fired

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Horrible

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Walmart part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nothing at all every thing there is horrible

    Cons

    Was my first job and they didn't even train me, I complained about it and they still did nothing, employees there would roll their eyes at me when I would ask questions, nobody's friendly, alot of weird people go to Walmart...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fun workplace

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

    I worked at Walmart full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling is a huge plus for those who attend school. Not many hours are given even if you are a great worker. Amount of hours and promotions are not based on merit.

    Cons

    Getting a promotion is not easy when you're not sucking up to the managers. Hours of hard work and compliance doesn't come close to a cup of coffee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should really dedicate more time and effort to analyzing the work of those in charge. A lot of the time the work isn't being done and nobody seems to care to do it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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