Walmart Reviews

Updated 17 September 2014
Updated 17 September 2014
7,999 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Marketing Coordinator

    Former Employee - Site Marketing Coordinator  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Site Marketing Coordinator in Sydney

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

    Pros

    this company has several opportunities and has excellent infrastructure to development professional.

    Cons

    administration of time is necessary because work several hours per day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    OK company to work for, but your experience will depend greatly on the people you work with.

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

    I have been working at Walmart full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you are open to it and it's something you really want, you can learn a lot about how a business works and it is possible to learn and develop skills. I worked at Walmart while earning my degree and my managers were supportive of that goal and willing to let me change my availability so I could go to classes. Once you're off the clock you don't have to deal with anything and can go home without bringing work with you.

    Cons

    You will always have to give more to Walmart than you will get in return (especially compensation-wise). Workloads are heavy. Customers can be nasty and will treat associates poorly. Many long-time associates like to compare the way things are now to back when Sam Walton was running the company and say things have gotten worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve wages and benefits. Get a handle on improving the technology associates must use to do their jobs. The focus on customer service and keeping customers happy is fine but make clear that doesn't mean customers (or store management) are allowed to disrespect associates.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sale Associate  in  Deptford
    Former Employee - Sale Associate in Deptford

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

    Pros

    The pay was good, co-workers were nic2

    Cons

    Never had a weekens off, managers did not and do not care about the employees, work them like slaves and manageea walk around with there hands up their butts, walk around shouting orders but do nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees complaints they know what's going on in the store

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    overnight stocker using a telxon to find the location of items and stock shelves, getting freight from the back

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker  in  Presque Isle, ME (US)
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker in Presque Isle, ME (US)

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

    Pros

    good crew to work with and the only bad question if the unasked one every one is friendly and very helpful, and friendly

    Cons

    Low pay for a large company that make a lot of money each year, and the lack of benefits to the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show me how to do the stocking quicker than what I do

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Perfect college job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Lincoln, NE (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lincoln, NE (US)

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

    Pros

    flexibility, growth, show up do your job well and you'll be rewarded.

    Cons

    co-workers can be very difficult to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire better staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Outstanding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Report Analyst  in  Bentonville, AR (US)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Report Analyst in Bentonville, AR (US)

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

    Pros

    good people, many oppurtunities to work at various positions within the company

    Cons

    due to the scale of the company where all the data comes from

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good pay, a lot of hours.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Metro Assistant Manager  in  Birmingham, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Metro Assistant Manager in Birmingham, AL (US)

    I have been working at Walmart full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Tremendous growth potential if interested.

    Cons

    Not a very good work/home balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Not Bad, except the pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier  in  Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Oklahoma City, OK (US)

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

    Pros

    - Nice people to work with
    - Meet a few nice customers
    - Good for people with HS Diploma
    - Good for people who are old and less skilled
    -Easy for old people

    Cons

    - Meet some mean customers
    - Come across some mean manager
    - Low pay, but that is expected, so no complains here, unless you have a family.
    -Cashier pose no challenge at all. It is just mindless repetition. Get ready to hear the register beeping in your sleeps.

    One time I was sick and asked my manager if I would go home, they decline my request. I was puking in front of customers before they decided to let me leave.

    Being young and working here is a bad idea! They will make you push carts, clean the bathroom, clean the parking lot, or even make you the janitor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ease up on the strictness. If say they are sick, then let them go home!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not bad working at Walmart

    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier  in  Lawrence, KS (US)
    Current Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Lawrence, KS (US)

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

    Pros

    The working environment is friendly.

    Cons

    The pay is not enough.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Manager  in  Bentonville, AR (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in Bentonville, AR (US)

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    The supportive environment and friendly people make this a great place to work. Fantastic benefits and work/life balance

    Cons

    Depending on what your priorities are in a location, there isn't much in terms of area culture/history. Lots of outdoor activities.

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