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Excellent opportunity, and excellent workplace

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Former Employee - Lawn and Garden Sales Associate
Former Employee - Lawn and Garden Sales Associate

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

Pros

The teamwork is bar none. Any questions, or help you need you can find. The in-house computer program for advancement and training is heads above the industry.

Cons

Dental. Part time associates are not offered it.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Allow for some kind of dental, regardless of cost to the associate, even if it is only a discount card.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Do not work here unless you are a desperate COBOL or mainframe programmer.

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    Current Employee - Senior Programmer/Analyst in Bentonville, AR (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer/Analyst in Bentonville, AR (US)

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

    Pros

    -You get paid every two weeks.
    -You get to walk around like somebody special telling everyone you work for a massive global company.
    -You get the chance to volunteer for non profits and Walmart pays them for your work. God knows they treat some random charity better than the employees.
    -You get to call yourself a "management employee" which allows you to talk down to lowly hourly employees whenever you are feeling used.
    -You get two weeks vacation per year. Even though you worked an extra 4 months this year, that two weeks still feels nice.
    -After 90 days, you get an employee discount card that saves you 10% on a bunch of items you never would buy such as camping stoves, sewing supplies and lettuce.

    Cons

    -Management lies to potential employees about the technology they will be using.
    -You will be introduced to and forced to learn 40 year old technology.
    -The bathrooms in David Glass Technology Center are horrific. They have about 50 stalls always full of defecating employees with NO VENTILATION! You have to have the lung capacity of Michael Phelps to use the urinal.
    -The benefits, which are already HORRIBLE, get cut every year as the prices go up 40+%, but remember, you get to work for Walmart.
    -Lots of hours. Be expected to put in 45-60 hours a week with NO compensation other than the privilege of working for Walmart.
    -Working in a massive two-story building with NO WINDOWS.
    -You pay more for a Sam's card than if you walked in off the street. Avoid the "benefits" if you do decide you are desperate enough to work here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Part-Timers Bear Most Of the Brunt

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Ashland, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Ashland, KY (US)

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

    Pros

    I met some nice people. A lot of my coworkers were great. You get an employee discount.

    Cons

    Management is rude to employees. They will tell you to do something a certain way and if a customer wants it differently, the managers act like it is the employees' fault for not doing it in the first place.

    Customers are terrible. They come in and lie about service so they will get free gift cards.

    Hours are never what you expect. They had the part time workers working 40 or more hours and would only let full time workers have 32 hours. To me, if you expect that you will be working 28 hours or less, that is what they should give you. A lot of times, you are scheduled to work 3pm to Close. 'Close' is whenever the store manager thinks merchandise is straightened enough. You never know when you are leaving. I've worked from 2pm to 4am more than once.

    They don't take safety seriously. If someone from OSHA is coming or arrives, they quickly want you to change anything that is a safety violation. They could care less any other time.

    Worst of all, they try to get rid of people who have worked there awhile. I've known of more than one employee who was fired right before they were set to retire and withdraw their Profit Sharing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that your employees are people. They shouldn't be treated badly just to save money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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