WalMart Canada

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WalMart Canada Reviews

Updated 26 January 2015
Updated 26 January 2015
334 Reviews
2.6
334 Reviews
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WalMart Canada President & CEO Shelley Broader
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110 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 10% discount on all merchandise (except clearance) (in 25 reviews)

  • most people are great, employee discount, extra discount near christmas, profit sharing (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • The higher you get the less work life balance exists (in 15 reviews)

  • As well as only offering part-time positions and extremely rarely post full-time positions (in 21 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was good

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    My managers were very good in giving schedule..

    Cons

    Work hard to get noticed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great starter job - not a carreer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You get to learn a lot about retail - how the industry works and you may have the chance to become a department manager but that's pretty much it.

    Cons

    This can really be a long list but i'll keep it short - very low pay, you are easily replaceable for someone who will take even less pay, the opportunities for advancement are pretty low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice to see more recognition over a job well done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Walmart Cashier in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Walmart Cashier in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    I have been working at WalMart Canada part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Scheduling the leniency, ice coworkers, family mebusiness, profit-sharing, room for advancement, great breaks, and sick days weren't a big deal

    Cons

    Repetitiveness, mean customers, and unpleasant customers, over time, only part-time positions available unless manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job with the company I worked for

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    it was ok

    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    consistent part time hours in summer

    Cons

    the per hour pay was minimum

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase wages

  6.  

    Walmart is a great company to learn the art of PR.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WalMart Canada

    Pros

    Regardless of what department you are in, it is a great place to learn how to communicate internally and externally to get the right message across and support for your initiative. Most employees are friendly,helpful and supportive when you approach for help.

    Cons

    Huge behemoth to navigate and find the right person.

  7.  

    Photo lab Technician

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Really easy. Everyone learns it quick. Great for students.

    Cons

    Everything becomes repetitive and boring after a few months. Never get full 8 hour shifts as the photo lab gets the smallest budget out of all the other departments.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Definitely glad I don't work there anymore.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It's easy to get hired there.

    Cons

    Dealing with a joke of a management team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wouldn't make a difference no matter what I say.

  9.  

    Experience

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Calgary, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Calgary, TX (US)

    I worked at WalMart Canada

    Pros

    stable job, not affected by oil prices

    Cons

    low paid, treated like robots

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be nice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Worked as a cashier

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Burlington, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Burlington, ON (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    They pay a little higher then minimum wage, even if it's your first job. For the first three months, hours are awesome, depending on who you're with, training is good. Friendly co-workers who go out of their way to make you feel welcome and make sure you know what you're doing. CSM's are the only management who really care about the workers. They will stick up for you if there's a problem with a customer. Since it's busy, there's always something to do. Good breaks. Some of the customers are really easy to talk too and confidence building.

    Cons

    -After you get through the 3 month probation, hours start going downhill.
    -No hours near Christmas.
    -Hard to grow within the company.
    -A lot is expected from you.
    -Some of the workers take advantage of the hard working ones. If you're hard working, prepare to deal with all the customers in express while the others pretend they're not paying attention.
    -The pressure to get a Walmart master card is stressful. Only a small commission. If you don't get one, don't expect to enjoy working there after a while since they will get on your case. Basically, they want you to pressure people into signing up.
    -If you're working a closing shift, expect to never leave at 11 unless you're under 18 years of age. You may still be checking people out at 11:10 even after the announcement said they were closed 10 minutes ago.
    -Sharing a locker with someone else.
    -Lunch room has a really weird smell.
    -Only one out of all the janitors do their job.
    -Benefits are offered to full timers, which they no longer offer full time positions.
    -Can only use your 10% discount card for yourself. Of course, no one really follows that rule but the fact that you can't help a family member save a small amount is ridiculous.
    -Some customers act like they're better then everyone and will yell at you over a tomato.
    -Management changes often, not really for the best.
    -A lot of favouritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Care more about your employees.
    -Quit with the obvious favouritism.
    -Give better hours.
    -If you want your cashiers to sell walmart cards, actually have one to encourage us. It's very hypocritical that you all say what a great card it is yet won't have one yourself.
    -Instead of walking around the store chatting away about nothing, it may be handy to come to the front and help out when it's short staffed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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