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Walmart Reviews

Updated 23 September, 2017
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Walmart President and CEO, Executive Lee Tappenden
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Pros
  • friendly good pay big ompany good benefits if you work hard you will do fine (in 1000 reviews)

  • Wonderful company for work/life balance (in 231 reviews)

Cons
  • Teams run very lean which leads to a poor work life balance (in 627 reviews)

  • If you want full time you need to be gradfathered in or be a manager (in 1008 reviews)

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  1. "Recommended"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walmart full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Perks, discounts, promotions, salary, training

    Cons

    Inconsistent scheduling, early mornings late nights


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It was ok for temporary work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walmart part-time

    Pros

    Everyone you encounter is friendly because you have to live through it together.

    Cons

    The culture of clients and even other coworkers is not at the highest, even if they all mean well.
    Part time as a student were always till close and on weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Try to create a better company culture so your employees can care about the store


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Dpt manager dairy/frozen"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Thunder Bay, ON
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Thunder Bay, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Guaranteed hours, full benefits, two separate profit sharing opportunities, recognition for hard work, regular pay raises, 10% discount card for associate (and immediate family members [spouse and school age children ] ) , opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Customers can be difficult to deal with, wage could be better

    Advice to Management

    Always listen to associates - they are your best source of information


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Lead Fashion Merchandiser"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Fashion Merchandiser in Napanee, ON
    Current Employee - Lead Fashion Merchandiser in Napanee, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Full time
    Benefits
    Regular hrs/schedule
    Assistant Mgr. trust my experience and decisions

    Cons

    Customers can be difficult and inconsiderate ie: throw thing on rack or even on floor. Rip packages open to see what item looks like.
    Plugging of mods by others can be frustrating

    Advice to Management

    No tolerance for plugging mods.
    Home office needs to be more consistent with exit plans for deleted items.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company, poor management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CE Salesfloor Associate in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - CE Salesfloor Associate in Ottawa, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Walmart part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Discounts are very nice.
    Met some nice coworkers there.

    Cons

    Indifferent and rude management. Not all of the managers are like this but many are.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the managers you hire. Place and enforce higher standards on them.


  7. "Lead Customer Service Manager"

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    Current Employee - Lead Customer Service Manager in Vaughan, ON
    Current Employee - Lead Customer Service Manager in Vaughan, ON

    I have been working at Walmart full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Team Leader
    Set goals for associates and let them know that I believe in them
    Positive attitude
    Active in the safety and charity committee
    Lead to the best of my ability and knowledge

    Cons

    Keep smiling it will overcome any con

    Advice to Management

    with a positive attitude it helps to succeed and overcome any conflicts


  8. "Not too bad...for retail"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stocker in Oshawa, ON
    Current Employee - Stocker in Oshawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Boring work. Level of intensity varies a lot by your department, so move around if it's too brutal. Opportunities to advance are there but limited. Pay is competitive and hours aren't bad for retail.

    Cons

    Not enough engagement. The idea of "Walmart family" is gone.

    Advice to Management

    Engage employees, listen to their advice, seek out talent.


  9. "Hope you work with good people."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Assistant in Kitchener, ON
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Assistant in Kitchener, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walmart part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Being in the pharmacy was pretty chill since store management left us alone most of the time. This job would have been awful if I worked with worse people. There was a McDonalds right there, and it's convenient for grocery shopping if you work in a supercentre (as long as you really inspect the produce).

    Cons

    Underpaid, HR did not take complaints seriously, new managers constantly who try to micromanage things that are already working.

    Advice to Management

    Leave the pharmacy alone!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Easy to get, WORST job ever"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Standards Associate in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Store Standards Associate in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Walmart part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Walmart employee discount. This is the best thing ever to get while working at Walmart.

    Cons

    Well, it's retail, so more physical work, less use of brains.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Overall great experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Georgetown, ON
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Georgetown, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walmart part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    10% Discount
    Friendly staff
    Useful training
    Flexible schedule
    Always keeping busy

    Cons

    Long hours
    Hectic environment at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep up being nice!


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