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Walmart Reviews

Updated 18 December, 2014
Updated 18 December, 2014
9,025 Reviews
2.8
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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 75 reviews)


Cons
  • With new schedule your Work/life balance is very poor with very little weekends off (in 183 reviews)

  • Do not want to provide full time which allows them to not provide health insurance (in 374 reviews)

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  1.  

    Save Money, Live better. Who is living better? Customers or associates?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Work life balance, Change to grow

    Cons

    Everything is controlled by Head Office in Ontario and Head Office does not understand the struggles we face in Western Canada.
    Justify low wages, with respect for the associates. Hourly associates need respect, but a wage they can feed their families.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    As a starter, it was good experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    It depends who you work with. If the people aaround you are good, Then you will be having good time.

    Cons

    Less staff and you are given more work to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Photo Lab Technician

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Photo Lab Technician in Woodbridge, ON
    Current Employee - Photo Lab Technician in Woodbridge, ON

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

    Pros

    Over all good learning experience,

    Cons

    Lack of training, hours aren't steady. Lack of management, understaff, one associate to a number of departments. It becomes hard to complete given tasks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A fun place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Photo Specialist, Directs Receiving in Brampton, ON
    Former Employee - Photo Specialist, Directs Receiving in Brampton, ON

    I worked at Walmart full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you work hard, this can be a very rewarding place to work. There are always postions available to grow and advance... As long as you want too. There will always be a great group of people working at every store.

    Cons

    It's retail pay, and as a hourly worker you will be capped at $15/h. If your interested in staying with the company and earning more money, simply train for a management role and up your salary.
    It can be a very busy, stressful job depending on the time of year. It can also be slow, and your hours will be cut back to balance the loss in sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to always notice your valued workers. Some of them just need a little acknowledgement to keep striving and pushing forward.
    Don't let the "slack" workers get away with everything, while your valued ones sweat off everyone else's work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not a career, but decent for part time work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walmart part-time

    Pros

    Easy, repetitive, discounts, mostly friendly people

    Cons

    Some managers are absolutely stupid and do not care for you at all.. Most are pretty decent people who are very personable.

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

    good stepping stone to learn different skills

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walmart full-time

    Pros

    Believes in shifing people around to find the "best fit" for work abilities. Therefore, you can learn different skills such as using powered machines,using inventory tools, receiving, and possibly management if you stay, work hard, and show management abilities.

    Cons

    Very, very short of workers...expected to work hard and fast and cover other areas of work to make up for slackers. Too many layers of management with little communication between them. Minimal training: lots of brainwashing of how wonderful it is to work for Walmart.

  8.  

    Underpaid, poorly trained, dead-end job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Photo Specialist
    Former Employee - Photo Specialist

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

    Pros

    If you work in a department with nice coworkers, it can be bearable.

    Cons

    Far too many part time employees, and not enough full time ones (so they don't have to give out benefits). Working for one of the richest companies in North America, but not earning a living wage. I was working in the photo lab, and would often have to cover the electronics department by myself, something which I was never trained to do. I was closing by myself after only two short shifts, and had to deal with a lot of situations which I was never trained for. Made to cover for people on breaks, even though I never was till trained (which they were fully aware of). Having to work with rude, gossipy individuals with poor hygiene. Having to participate in chants at the beginning of shifts- it felt like cult brainwashing more than it felt motivating.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    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
  10.  

    Good

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    • 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,

  11.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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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