Walmart Reviews

Updated 29 August 2014
Updated 29 August 2014
7,846 Reviews

2.9
7,846 Reviews
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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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    Love the job

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

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

    Pros

    I have been with walmart for a few months now, and im loving it there. I work in overnight frozen/dairy, and though it may not pay well, its better pay than my last job. Cant really complain much.
    Friendly management, hard working employees, and stocks are mostly up.

    Cons

    Some dont follow the book when it comes to the rules and safty, inventory is a nightmare, and its almost impossible to move up unless you work so hard your body hits the floor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give career opportunities not only to the overly worked, but to those that actually CARE for the company, its future, and its operations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Satisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Manager  in  Sandersville, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Sandersville, GA (US)

    I worked at Walmart full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Clean store and some good workers

    Cons

    attitude of some associates is poor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Able to work up to management from associate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shipping Manager  in  Brundidge, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Shipping Manager in Brundidge, AL (US)

    I have been working at Walmart full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits including stock. Plenty of extra training

    Cons

    Long hours. Extreme temps.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier Associate  in  Carlisle, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier Associate in Carlisle, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at Walmart. I loved the fast-paced environment and the friendly managers and customers. I also liked the fact the they give you multiple breaks. You get two 15 minute breaks and a 30 minute break. I like the idea behind it.

    Cons

    Although I like the idea of 3 breaks it could be a better use of time if you got one 1 hour break. The benefits are also really horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training needs to be much more interactive. Sitting in a room watching outdated movies is torture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good job for a first job. Great job security.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walmart

    Pros

    Scheduling availability and promoting are some of the best reasons to work for a company like walmart. Also quarterly bonuses, even for part time.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges would be rude customers. That is the main one, otherwise it is a pretty professional place to work when it comes to management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your associates.

  10.  

    Ehh

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker, IMS, Cashier, Maintenance  in  Roanoke, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Overnight Stocker, IMS, Cashier, Maintenance in Roanoke, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    The people that I work with are pretty fun. I do work nights so I get $1 more an hour. Managers are pretty laid back 90% of the time.

    Cons

    I don't get paid enough for being trained in everything there. (Cashier, maintenance, stocking, inventory management services)
    Managers are very forgetful.
    No overtime is allowed unless it's a Holliday.
    I get stuck stocking a different department almost every night so it's harder for me to learn where everything goes, and then the managers will keep coming up to me asking why I'm not done yet. (That's the 10% they aren't laid back)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to be so forgetful. Also, try not to compare me with other people that work the department everyday and have it memorized.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fun place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager (CSM)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager (CSM)

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

    Pros

    Company very understanding about work-life balance
    Company offered promotions based on merit

    Cons

    Some managers got involved in politics and favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Supervise management more closely and make sure they are qualified

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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