Walmart Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated 16 October 2014
Updated 16 October 2014
8,389 Reviews
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Pros
  • There are opportunities for advancement for those who show initiative (in 74 reviews)

  • Lot of room for advancement up to the salary level, nice schedule for management (in 70 reviews)


Cons
  • With new schedule your Work/life balance is very poor with very little weekends off (in 163 reviews)

  • Do not want to provide full time which allows them to not provide health insurance (in 354 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    OPEN DOOR MEANS< THERE IS THE DOOR!

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    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Simi Valley, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Simi Valley, CA (US)

    I worked at Walmart full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great co.workers , great customers

    Cons

    They promote only their buddy's, not the most qualified!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return phone calls. take away your open door policy! If you use the open door you will be fired 9 people in 3 mo, by same Asst. Manager some fought for their jobs back and got them. Some is wrong in Simi. Bring back Sams Values!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Entry Level/Management Plays Favoritism

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    Current Employee - Cashier Associate in Buena Park, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier Associate in Buena Park, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Depending on your position and coverage you'll learn almost everything. Growth in the company is very political or how much butt you kiss.

    Cons

    Doing everything they ask you to do is draining. The management time management is unrealistic. Almost no management follow store policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe pay attention to your associates more? Professionalism shouldn't have to be defined by the way some of us look.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It was humbling.

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    Current Employee - Frozen/Dairy/Meat Sales Associate in Carson, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Frozen/Dairy/Meat Sales Associate in Carson, CA (US)

    I have been working at Walmart part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The "family" atmosphere. My coworkers were really fun to be around. There is definitely opportunity for promotion within the behemoth of a company is Walmart. Work smarter, not harder, and you should be promoted; that is, get an education and acquire valuable skills.

    Cons

    They treat employees like slaves/drones. There is a lot of menial labor. There is a lot of paternalism-being treated like a child by management. My supervisor literally followed people around and counted how long they were in the bathroom, stood at the time clock, and constantly micromanaged (so inefficient and demeaning).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If your associate is clearly intelligent do not be threatened. Promote him/her. Give him/her more autonomy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    its a job

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    Current Employee - Order Filler in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Order Filler in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    do what you are told and you will be mainly ignored, which is good in its own way. its a job but not much more

    Cons

    you arent a person, you are a robot which needs to do their job. if any manager ends up paying you too much attention they get rid of you. totally expendable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    people are people. just because we arent paid much doesnt give you the right to treat up like slaves. that said, keep paying me and ill be there every morning

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

    It's sad, really.

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    Current Employee - Zone Merchandise Supervisor in Long Beach, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Zone Merchandise Supervisor in Long Beach, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The experience is unparalled. You're given a VAST amount of responsibility even as a low-level supervisor that place you toe-to-toe with a store manager of another company. The relationships with coworkers is closer to being in a family than having a job.

    Cons

    The payscale is laughable at best. The politics between management is reminiscent of high school and is incredibly unprofessional. There is favoritism. The stores are understaffed and you will always be short-handed. Management doesn't care if you are short-staffed. The general leadership tactic they practice and openly TEACH new management and supervisors is fear based. "Do this or else". I love the company, I love my job, I even like a few of my superiors, but none of that changes the fact that this is the worst job I have ever had.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give opportunity to someone other than your friends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    i can do the cashier, and i can do a good job at organizing.

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    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Walmart part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    i like to work here because i wanted to earn money for my family and me to buy things that's what i like.

    Cons

    bringing peoples food up for them to pay for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i can do lots of things like cleaning and helping people out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Working here was certainly a learning experience.

    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Palmdale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Palmdale, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    My fellow associates were very friendly, and my managers were very supportive. The benefits were decent, and the job itself was very easy.

    Cons

    The cons were mainly customers and the managers who seemed "out to get you" if they didn't like you they could ruin your career, and it's the same case with customers.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Loved working there.

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    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Lancaster, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Lancaster, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    I love walmart. great place to work and friendly people, i was seasonal ,and i have been trying to get back into working there but no luck yet .i miss not working for this company, cause there so much more of plenty opportunities in this company.

    Cons

    coping with people out in the work fores every day. just going in doing the best you can day to day. I was told i was rehireable but its been 7 months i have been without work. and just hoping i can work for walmart again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn some great things about walmart and the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    So/so

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    Former Employee - Cashier Associate in Long Beach, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier Associate in Long Beach, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Some of the employees were great to work with, some of the managers acted like they were children.

    Cons

    Was denied training due to my temporary position, subject to the whims of the other employees who would take advantage of my willingness to help out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide hands on non computerized interpersonal relationship training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    It's a perfect temporary job - nothing else.

    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Porter Ranch, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Porter Ranch, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours. The tasks aren't very difficult, as you'd expect.

    Cons

    It gets very repetitive the longer you stay working here. It's not worth advancing to Department Manager positions from what I've seen - It's almost impossible to advance from there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep advancement open for those interested and capable.

    No opinion of CEO

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