Walmart Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
7,840 Reviews

2.9
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are opportunities for advancement for those who show initiative (in 68 reviews)

  • Lot of room for advancement up to the salary level, nice schedule for management (in 64 reviews)


Cons
  • With new schedule your Work/life balance is very poor with very little weekends off (in 122 reviews)

  • Within the next five years there will only be salary full time positions available (in 304 reviews)

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  1.  

    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 for less than a 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
  2.  

    good training

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager (CSM)  in  Valencia, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager (CSM) in Valencia, CA (US)

    I worked at Walmart part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Learning different opportunities to grow and develop your abilities

    Cons

    schedule and time, not enough work time,was provided, management

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    So/so

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

    I worked at Walmart part-time for less than a 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
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  5.  

    No Promotion

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    Former Employee - Inventory Control Specialist  in  Palmdale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Inventory Control Specialist in Palmdale, CA (US)

    I worked at Walmart full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    same schedule every day and every week. crew was good.

    Cons

    pay was low, was passed up for promotions 3 times, and each time was not passed up by someone hired in house, it was always a new hire who then I had to train them to do there job. High turnover rate, you are expendable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire from with in, dont ask people to work off the clock, and let people do the job they get paid for not the extra projects that you should be hiring a construction team for.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    It was amazing and very accommodating I loved it there, epecially the atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Remodeler/Customer Service and Sales  in  West Hills, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Remodeler/Customer Service and Sales in West Hills, CA (US)

    I have been working at Walmart full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The environment is friendly, and clean. There is a lot of room for promotions and such. They work with your school schedule or whatever other accommodations you may need. The hours are good, and you get raises often.

    Cons

    Having a heavy workload, and dealing with some unruly customers. Overnight hours are a lot if you are a stocker.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Mediocre

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electronic Sales Associate  in  Simi Valley, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Electronic Sales Associate in Simi Valley, CA (US)

    I worked at Walmart full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Slacking off, good chill people to work with.

    Cons

    some places have strict guidelines. lack of leadership at times, no union

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train employees better, have some common knowledge as to who should work where.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    It's ok, it really depends on who your managers are.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Glendora, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Glendora, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    IF you have good coworkers then its a decent job.
    simple job, easily can turn your brain off if you're just a sales associate

    Cons

    Managers do NOT promote people with education. They want puppets to work under them, not people with brains. Your manager will determine how easily/difficult it will be to progress.
    For some reason when the hard workers slack a little they get talked to by management, but the slow workers never get talked to about work.
    Don't get any praise for doing great work. Even after saving a manager's butt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The managers shouldn't be like a high school clique. promote the good employees not your friends that suck at the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    !I loved it!

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Everyone is nice and helpful. I learned a lot!

    Cons

    It was difficult to get shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know the employees more and motivate them. They really shape the experiences of customers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not to bad, Great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electronic Sales Associate  in  Lancaster, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Electronic Sales Associate in Lancaster, CA (US)

    I worked at Walmart part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The job was very flexible, you learn alot of new things and how the retail world works. I wouldnt say its a career opportunity there but its definitely great experience to put down on the resume.

    Cons

    Customers were sometimes rude....but then again alot of employees were negative about the job so you just really have to stay positive yourself so that negative aura doesnt affect you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There were some great ones but for the not so great ones...be more sociable with your employees and have some respect and they will treat you well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to shop but not the greatest place to work

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Lancaster, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lancaster, CA (US)

    I worked at Walmart part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good benefit
    ok co workers
    - Met some amazing people from different background

    Cons

    Just like any other company, you are underpaid and overworked. There isn't career advancement. Its a revolving door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep manufacturing positions in the states. Offer more training and advancement to keep your staff happy. A revolving door company is not good and stop offering jobs to anyone that is willing to work for cheap

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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