Walmart Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
7,827 Reviews

2.9
7,827 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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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    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. 5 people found this helpful  

    Should've moved on Earlier

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

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

    Pros

    The work is easy and monotonous so you always know what it will take that night to get it done. There are very few surprises.

    Cons

    managers made decisions based on their favorite people in the store. You almost have to pester them to get any time off request looked at. Training was hard to come by for anything. Policies were upheld or ignored based on the manager. Managers have been known to mistreat others so they would quit so no one has to fire them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stand by your policies and treat every employee equally. Be respectful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    cashier

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier  in  Lafayette, LA (US)
    Former Employee - Wal Mart Cashier in Lafayette, LA (US)

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

    Pros

    i love my job and i love working with customers..

    Cons

    the rude customers and they like to get up ur sleeve

    Recommends
  8.  

    I don't recommend Walmart.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier Associate  in  Salem, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier Associate in Salem, OR (US)

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

    Pros

    It is easy to move up in the company.

    Cons

    1.Bad workmates
    2.Customers at Walmart are usually rude rednecks(at least in Oregon)
    3.They expect you to know everything right away and if you don't they get pissed
    4.Crappy to no benifits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your associate's better. Basically fix the con list I have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Wal-Mart is what you make it

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Oklahoma City, OK (US)

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

    Pros

    Hard work pays off it is what you make it

    Cons

    Can not think of any at this ti,e

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I t is a great experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Guest Service Team Member - Cashier  in  Vista, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Guest Service Team Member - Cashier in Vista, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere.Team environmentgreat management.Everything is great.

    Cons

    none-I cannot think of any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are great!You have great policies,the values need to be enhanced more,your promotions are great.You have great interaction with your employees.You have great time-off policies.You treat hyour employees well.Just keep up the good work.

    i am proud to be an employee of yours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Associate  in  Acworth, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Accounting Associate in Acworth, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    The benefits such as medical insurance are great.

    Cons

    My challenge is to learn more about the sales floor. That will help me became more productive and became an Assistance Manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more consideration in the potential leadership you have in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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