Walmart Reviews

Updated 23 October, 2014
Updated 23 October, 2014
8,458 Reviews
2.8
8,458 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 71 reviews)


Cons
  • With new schedule your Work/life balance is very poor with very little weekends off (in 168 reviews)

  • Do not want to provide full time which allows them to not provide health insurance (in 355 reviews)

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  1.  

    So far I've been treated fairly and with respect.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Room for professional growth. Benefits and bonuses are good.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance for store management is not ideal.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Fort Saint John, BC
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Fort Saint John, BC

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

    Pros

    Working independently, benefits, training, fast paced, promotional opportunities

    Cons

    Few employees more work, customer complaints,

  3.  

    very enriching experience on all areas of the store level retail management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

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

    Pros

    My first salaried job in Canada, Walk_Mart was compassionate, gave me good training and slowly but surely eased me into the world of retail.Got a good overview of how to manage a store .Good co workers, hardworking and cheerful. Also worked overnights. That was a totally different experience.

    Cons

    Long hours, but mostly due to my lack of planning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It is an OK place to work but if your new its hard to fit in.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Electronics Sales Associate in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Some nice associates , comfortable place to work and sometimes its fun.

    Cons

    A lot of people how already have their friends (groups) and when you are a new person you kind of feel like your not welcomed , long shifts , can get boring most of the times.. I guess if you work in electronics like I do.. and some of the associates you work with expect you to already know every thing even if your new. And also the cashier matrix thing is annoying and a waste of time just to get you cash code..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take away cbls and train us physically or keep it for the people who want to be trained by a computer , also hired more young mature people.

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

    Overall good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Ottawa, ON

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

    Pros

    okay pay, great co/workers, overall good experience. Walmart is a great company to have on your resume, because it is very well known.

    Cons

    Customers were not always that great. depending on where you work, you may also get very technical questions, that require you to know your area of expertise very well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Walmart Dartmouth Crossing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier Associate in Dartmouth, NS
    Current Employee - Cashier Associate in Dartmouth, NS

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

    Pros

    Everyone keeps to themselves mostly, but are still friendly and slightly talkative. Basically everyone has respect of privacy. As a student wanting a part time job, this place was awesome for me! The managers don't breathe down your neck, or make you feel uncomfortable if you do something wrong. But they do acknowledge when you do something good. You gotta think that must be hard with literally hundreds of employees.

    Cons

    You have to book your days off three weeks in advance. Understandable for a company with that many employees, but still, it sucks. When you get hired, they ask you if there is any significant plans in the next three months that they should know of (going on a week long vacation or something) so if you get hired, just try to remember to get the dates for any and all events in the coming months that you cant miss.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Cashier

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    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    If managment can be a little more understanding and the obvious dealing with everyday people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work but only with the right people.

    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    A lot of hours, somewhat flexible with the hours, great co-workers.

    Cons

    Managers do not show any respect or appreciation.

  10.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    Easy going and fun place to work

    Cons

    Gets boring some times. Customers get angry

  11.  

    Save more, at the expense of associates

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walmart full-time

    Pros

    - Constant work, you should never be idle
    - Ability to move to different departments if you express it enough
    - Different avenues to express ideas to upper management

    Cons

    - Part time to full time promotions are rare, seems like Walmart prefers to have everyone (except those Grandfathered from stores like Woolco) at the lowest possible benefit & pay possible
    - Management is trained via Walmart "schools", therefore many of them, not all, are very... slow to react to daily in store situations
    - Poor hygiene from some back room associates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring individuals that cannot keep up with the pace you demand to operate in to keep up with competitors. Get rid of door greeters and hire better security. Hire younger staff during the day to help department managers and deter theft.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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