WalMart Canada Reviews

Updated 13 August 2014
Updated 13 August 2014
286 Reviews

2.7
286 Reviews
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WalMart Canada President & CEO Shelley Broader
Shelley Broader
89 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Meet new customers, 10% discount for associates (in 21 reviews)

  • We get a yearly profit sharing Bonus (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours and not enough promotion of work/life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • As well as only offering part-time positions and extremely rarely post full-time positions (in 17 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a bad place to work if you only need part-time work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. Very friendly and almost family like atmosphere among employees at my old store
    2. The 10% discount was a nice little perk
    3. Expectations weren't sky high, as long as you showed up to work and did what was asked of you
    4. You will get the opportunity to work all across the store in a wide variety of departments. For someone like myself who could get bored of doing the same thing over and over again, I didn't mind this.

    Cons

    1. Even within the same store, one Assistant Manager would have vastly different expectations compared to another
    2. Good luck getting more than 12 hours a week during non-peak times, and good luck trying to get much in terms of flexibility with when you get those 12 hours. If you are a full time student and need more flexibility when it comes to your hours, this isn't the job for you (though this could vary by store to store)
    3. You may end up covering up to 4 or 5 departments at once within the store due to there not being enough hours budgeted at your store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say the biggest thing I would suggest, specifically to upper management, would be to ensure that you have the necessary coverage around the store at all times. The other cons I mentioned may be different at each individual store, but floor coverage is something I am sure is a universal issue.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Meh

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate

    I worked at WalMart Canada full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good co-workers, not terribly demanding work

    Cons

    Customers can be horrible and management can leave some important things to the last minute, which is obviously very annoying.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    great experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Milton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Milton, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at WalMart Canada part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    provide good working friendly environment, can work in different departments providing great experience

    Cons

    growth is slow, not hiring full time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place for a first job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Services Specialist
    Current Employee - Customer Services Specialist

    I have been working at WalMart Canada part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities for growth and promotion.

    Cons

    Training is sporadic and job related training is not always readily available, sales floor associates are stretched thin, at times very stressful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A great freelance learning experience was very rewarding at the end. It provided me with a lot of portfilio pieces

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The pros were working at home, at your own time, own computer and flexable timeline. Very little pressure since it's something that your enjoy doing.

    Cons

    There's really no cons in freelancing and working at home. If I were to say, I'll probably say no face to face contact. Working with each buyer was all emailed based, receiving and delivering final files.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, that is perhaps moving too fast and is losing it's company culture base

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good rewards for leaders and willingness to work hard. Good promotion propects if willing to go extra mile

    Cons

    Promotion propects are dependent on leadership within store.The higher you get the less work life balance exists.Very irregular hours with demanding work loads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be blinded by limited opions, ask other peers and associate prior to promoting associates. Get a true picture of what is happening. Hold more out of store focus meeting to hear unbais opions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Needs Process Improvement

    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Manager in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at WalMart Canada part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A good learning experience, helps you to be pro active

    Cons

    nothing much if are willing to work hard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there are many things that can be improved which may help you reduce shrinks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Walmart is not great but works

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WalMart Canada full-time

    Pros

    A lot of positions are available

    Cons

    The negotiation with Walmart is not the negotiation as more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    nice culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WalMart Canada

    Pros

    strong culture, fortune 1 company

    Cons

    too big, slow decision making

  11.  

    Walmart Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WalMart Canada

    Pros

    Great benefits and decent pay if you are external you can negotiate salary .

    Cons

    For a Company that is big on associate engagement. There is a huge disconnect from upper mgmt to the associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less talk more action get involved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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