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Walmart Overview

Mississauga, ON
10000+ employees
1962
Company - Public (WMT)
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Walmart Canada was established in 1994 with the acquisition of the Woolco chain. Over the past 20 years, Walmart Canada has more than doubled the number of stores and more than tripled the number of associates, creating a strong, stable ... Read more

Mission: "The secret of successful retailing is to give your customers what they want. And really, if you think about it from your point of view as a customer, you want everything: a wide assortment of good-quality merchandise; the lowest possible prices; guaranteed ... Read more

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Walmart – Why Work For Us?


Our associates are the heart of our business. There’s no better place in retail to learn, grow and build a career than Walmart. Today’s cashiers will be tomorrow’s store managers. Today’s managers are tomorrow’s vice presidents. And tomorrow’s CEO will almost definitely come from inside our company. From our Store Support Center, to our stores, to our distribution centers and more, there’s virtually no limit to the ways you can grow with us.


 

Walmart Canada operates a growing chain of 410 retail units*, 330 supercentres (*As of May, 2017) nationwide serving more than 1.2 million customers each day. Walmart Canada’s flagship online store, www.walmart.ca, is visited by 600,000 customers daily. With more than 92,000 associates* (*As of May, 2017), Walmart Canada is one of Canada’s largest employers and is ranked one of the country’s top 10 most influential brands. Walmart Canada’s extensive philanthropy program is focused on supporting Canadian families in need, and since 1994 Walmart has donated and raised more than $250 million to Canadian charities. Additional information can be found at walmartcanada.ca, facebook.com/walmartcanada and at twitter.com/@walmartcanada

Visit Walmart Careers.


Joining the world’s leading retailer is a big opportunity that comes with lots of responsibility. But, with each challenge, you’ll find success through developing new skills and leaving your mark on our growing industry. The biggest reward, though? Feeling good about getting out in our communities and giving back to our customers by making a difference in the world. It’s what we like to call a win-win situation for you. 

Giving and community: Walmart Canada is committed to building strong communities and has raised and donated more than CAD $275 million to Canadian charities and non-profit organizations. Specific areas of focus include disaster relief and addressing food insecurity. Walmart Canada is also proud to support the Children’s Miracle Network.

Disaster relief: Walmart Canada is the largest corporate sponsor of the Canadian Red Cross. In 2017, Walmart Canada hosted a record-setting national fundraising campaign. On average, funds collected during this campaign help 1 in 4 Canadians assisted by Red Cross. Since 2003, Walmart Canada, its associates and customers, have helped raise over CAD $40 million for the Red Cross, ensuring the Canadian Red Cross has dependable funding so that, when disaster strikes, they have the funds they need to act immediately.

Food security: Since 2011, Walmart Canada has raised and donated more than CAD $5 million to Food Banks Canada, and the Walmart Foundation has donated more than CAD $4.6 million to build capacity in the Canadian food banking network, meaning more trucks, more refrigerators and more people to get this food to those who need it most. In spring 2017, Walmart Canada hosted its first Fight Hunger. Spark Change.™ campaign raising enough funds to provide more than 8.1 million meals for Food Banks Canada and its network of more than 550 food banks.

So, when it comes to our global responsibilities, where do you fit in? You’ll find a variety of ways to get involved and give back. From diversity and inclusion groups, to corporate philanthropy and sustainability efforts, it’s really up to you. At Walmart, we dedicate every aspect of our business and ourselves to finding new and innovative ways to make a positive impact for our associates, customers and our planet. Learn more about Walmart Global Responsibility and how you can play a part. 



Walmart Canada encourages associates to own their careers by providing an environment that fosters success through leadership development, advancement opportunities and supporting a diverse, inclusive and contemporary work experience.

Working at Walmart - It's More Than Just a Job

Our associates are at the heart of what makes Walmart Canada one of the country’s most successful retailers. And yes, everyone who works at Walmart is an associate, which is an important distinction that creates a strong and passionate Walmart culture. From our head office associates to our associates in store, all 92,000* (As of May,2017) of us carry that name with pride. These associates reflect the rich diversity of our country and we are proud to say that 55 per cent of our store managers are female.

Leadership development: Walmart Canada’s “Coaching for High Performance” program helps develop management and leadership training for associates. In 2017, Walmart Canada launched “Career News”, a monthly newsletter for associates designed to provide quick career tips, visibility to open opportunities and celebrate recent successes.

Women in Retail: In 2010, the Women in Retail program launched in Canada with 45 members. Today the program includes field, Store Support Centre and Logistics with 320 active members plus approximately 380 store representatives. At the end of FY17, Walmart Canada had just over 50% female officers and management which includes 24.7% female store management, an increase of 59.3% since February 2010. The Women in Retail program, a “made in Canada” program, has now expanded to 10 Walmart markets around the world.


Our Culture 

Walmart associates have an energy and passion that is palpable because we believe in what we do – helping people save money so they can live better. And we have fun doing it. Yes, we do a Walmart cheer, because we love what we do. You can feel it when you walk in the doors. Our energy and passion make Walmart a special place to be. Our entrepreneurial spirit drives us to grow and innovate every day, but we never take ourselves too seriously. Respect for the individual, striving for excellence, service to our customers, and owner’s mindset are our core values - and we do more than just talk about these values; we live them. 

Our associates have unparalleled career mobility, learning and development opportunities, and the ability to shape their own careers. From building a solid career in their hometowns, to taking advantage of opportunities internationally, the sky is the limit for Walmart associates. That's what makes us one of the country's largest employers, and that's why associates stay with Walmart. Visit our careers site to view our current openings careers.walmart.ca to learn more about becoming a Walmart associate. 


Walmart will accommodate the disability-related needs of applicants and associates as required by law.


eCommerce

Walmart is making shopping easy and convenient for customers by investing in eCommerce to ensure Canadians can shop when they want, how they want, and where they want. Walmart.ca now offers various pickup services as well as home delivery. To lower shipping costs, particularly the last mile, Walmart Canada continues to find innovative shipping solutions such as a crowd-sourced delivery model for customers ordering groceries online.

Online grocery

Online grocery, a service allowing customers to order groceries online at Walmart.ca launched in June 2015 as a pilot in Canada’s National Capital, Ottawa and quickly expanded to Canada’s largest urban market, Toronto in early 2016. Walmart Canada now offers online grocery in more than 60 locations with more planned to open this year across the country. A recent pilot of crowd-sourced delivery allows customers to place their grocery order on Walmart.ca and have it delivered to them by one of Walmart’s selected delivery partners.

Logistics

Walmart Canada's distribution centers are hubs of activity, with over 4,500 associates and drivers moving thousands of items daily from sites located in Calgary, Mississauga and Cornwall to stores from coast to coast. Walmart Canada operates 8.75 million square feet of distribution center and will move approximately 799 million cases of merchandise in FY18. These goods are transported by a combination of 3rd party fleet as well as Walmart Canada's fleet of 180 tractors, 2,000 trailers and more than 350 drivers.

Walmart Financial

At Walmart Financial, we are committed to offering clear and simple products and services that deliver unbeatable value.  We provide a wide range of financial products that extend the convenience of one-stop shopping, including: a credit card, prepaid cards, money transfer services, product protection and insurances – and are expanding our suite every year.  Across all of our products, we are sure to put the customer first.

  • Walmart Rewards MasterCard
  • In-Store Money Transfer
  • Insurances & Product Protection

Visit Walmart Financial for more information.

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    Everyone getting paid almost same per hour. Hardworking guys and lazy not doing too much employees.

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Walmart Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • Women on Board Winning Company, 2020 Women on Boards, 2013
  • Top Companies for Diverse Business Opportunities, DiversityBusiness.com, 2013
  • 50 Out Front Companies: Best Places for Diverse Managers To Work, Diversity MBA Magazine, 2013
  • Top 40 Companies for Diversity, Black Enterprise Magazine, 2013
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