Walmart
2.9 of 5 6,422 reviews
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Walmart Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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2.9 6,422 reviews

                             

50% Approve of the CEO

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon

Doug McMillon

(311 ratings)

46% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "There are opportunities for advancement for those who show initiative"
    in 63 reviews
  • "The one good thing about working for Walmart is room for advancement"
    in 58 reviews
Cons:
  • "Unless you've been there a while, the work life balance can be difficult"
    in 94 reviews
  • "Store operates on not enough people not enough full time positions like in the past"
    in 254 reviews
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It is a good experience.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Walmart

ProsI love helping customers and talking to people every day at my register.

ConsWalmart doesn't care about their employees. We're totally replaceable.

Advice to Senior ManagementWalmart employees are people too with their own lives and families too.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Walmart

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Walmart

ProsWork with nice people. You learn about retail and inventory and sales. Get a discount on taxes done every year which is nice.

ConsThe uniforms are horrible and the atmosphere can be extremely stressful at times. Kind of a difficult place to enjoy working at times. Wish they had more room to advance within the company.

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Micro managed

Department Manager (Current Employee)
Okotoks, AB

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

ProsBenefits, profit sharing, hours for dept mgr

ConsLack of training, too many bosses

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A big Rat Race

Cashier (Former Employee)
Montreal, QC

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

ProsBonus pay*: (this would depend on store and how well they did in sales.)*

Flexibility- easy to get approved for days off, great for part-timers who have other responsibilities such as school, "lessons" (of any kind), etc.

Good experience, hands-on and you gain transferable skills.

Paid for overtime and double overtime.

If you're in a department, you get to decide when to go on breaks and lunches (so long as you notify the person in the neighbouring department to cover you).

Pizza parties, cook outs ( for having zero accidents at work involving both customers and employees

ConsWhere do I begin...
a) Long hours-

b) Micro-managers : always behind your back

c) Little room for advancement, unless you are management's favourite (at their beck and call and possess
the inability to say "no" )

d) Low pay : minimum 20 cents per annual review, maximum 39 cents (because you can never get a 4/5 review; they'll find a way to make you stay within the 3s)

e) Customers always get their way; managers worship their feet even if it means that they must humiliate an associate in front of them.

f) High turnover of staff

g) Little to no recognition

h) useless discount card: 10% barely covered taxes.

i) Crappy unpaid uniforms ( they make you pay for all black attire or black and white, and don't give you hours to compensate)

j) Favouritism: this happens a lot. This is one of the main reasons why people don't get to move around and really showcase their managerial skills and leadership skills. The unqualified ones usually claim the opportunities based off of favouritism.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagers and supervisors ought to start caring about their associates and be more hands on when short staffed and realize that 1 person cannot get the job done. Managers are suppose to manage things to make them flow efficiently.

If something isn't flowing as it should, managers are supposed to find quick solutions. If they cannot find solutions, ask for help from associate; consider their point of view. Give credit where credit is due. If good relationships are established between associates, then good sales and good team work will be then reciprocated.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Crap

Customer Service (Former Employee)
Olds, AB

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

Prosfriends easiest job i ever had

Consmanagent customers and everything else

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Working

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Walmart

ProsGood working environment. nice people.

ConsReally tiring during holidays but it is part of the job.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up you are doing great.

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Good

Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
Edmonton, AB

I have been working at Walmart full-time for more than a year

ProsGood learning, exposure and experience

ConsFast paced environment, you will end up doing everything if ain't enough associates

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great place to work environment.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Walmart

ProsIt is about family always comes first

ConsI don't have any comment right now.

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too much work not enough pay

Night (Current Employee)
Montreal, QC

I have been working at Walmart for less than a year

Prospay better 4 days work week, more ppl working nights especially in food department

Consbetter communication on training and merchandising

Advice to Senior Managementkeep store warmer at night

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Awesome Job, horrible pay

Accounting Associate (Former Employee)
Calgary, AB

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

ProsGreat people and caring management. It is a fun place to work, and the people are great.

ConsHorrible pay. For the tasks that they ask you to do, you are extremely underpaind.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay better

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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