Walmart
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Walmart Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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2.9 6,399 reviews

                             

50% Approve of the CEO

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon

Doug McMillon

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46% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "There are opportunities for advancement for those who show initiative"
    in 63 reviews
  • "The one good thing about working for Walmart is room for advancement"
    in 58 reviews
Cons:
  • "Unless you've been there a while, the work life balance can be difficult"
    in 94 reviews
  • "Store operates on not enough people not enough full time positions like in the past"
    in 254 reviews
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OK company to work for, but your experience will depend greatly on the people you work with.

Customer Service Associate (Current Employee)

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

ProsIf 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.

ConsYou 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 Senior ManagementImprove 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Horrible

Sale Associate (Former Employee)
Deptford

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

ProsThe pay was good, co-workers were nic2

ConsNever 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 Senior ManagementListen to employees complaints they know what's going on in the store

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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The customer is always right service with mediocre pay

Customer Service Manager (Current Employee)
Orlando, FL (US)

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

ProsRetail and customer service experience, if you work full time there are benefits and decent vacation time after a year, there are quarterly bonuses depending on how well the store does. My particular store has a really fantastic group of associates to work with

ConsDealing with customers that come into the store with the attitude that they are better than Walmart. Dealing with management that can treat you like dirt under their feet. The pay for what you deal with is embarrassing. You have to be fairly buddy-buddy with management to move up

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't make your associates feel like they're ruining your day for asking you to do YOUR job. This is becoming the nail in the coffin for me with this job. Also, get on the same page with your other managers. It's frustrating when you've been told to tell customers one thing, then when they get mad, management decides to go against established policy to make the customer happy. These nasty and irate customers are almost never regulars, and we have no reason to bend the rules for people who are probably just manipulating to get a freebie.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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my overall experience was very good.

Associate (Current Employee)
Canton, IL (US)

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

Prosthe work experience is very well defined in terms of responsibilities and expectation. You are never in doubt with regard to what is expected of you.

ConsInclude, somewhat inflexible scheduling. Also it can be difficult to balance all of the tasks that are randomly assigned to you with the basic responsibilities of your position.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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nice

Cashier (Current Employee)
North Little Rock, AR (US)

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

Prosconvenient, will work with you if going to school or other job sometimes

Consthey attendance procedures sucks not good for people with young children

Advice to Senior Managementlearn to appreciate your fellow wmployees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Tons of stress

Shift Manager (Former Employee)
Waynesville, NC (US)

I worked at Walmart full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe benefits to working for a huge company are endless. Tons of discounts at places other than Walmart, lots of options for the associate to invest their paycheck for the future. You get to work with some great people along the way and make some friends for life.

ConsTons of stress. Walmart is so greedy about money it's not funny. Everything is sales driven and you always have to beat last year's numbers. Sell more and more, every day, every year.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop posting pictures and facts about yourselves in the offices so associates can "get to know you." No one cares about who you are until you make a personal impact on their life.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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it is a wonderful place to work

Zms (Current Employee)
Oakland, MD (US)

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

Prosthe pay is above average, the people you meet
and the opprotunities to move up are great

Consgetting all the work finished so you are able to move onto other tasks

Advice to Senior Managementthey need to hire a few more people
for coverage and lifting like in lawn and garden

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Walmart

ProsGreat people and great opportunities! Don't listen to the negative voices, this is an awesome company to work for and truly believes that it's "associates" are part of a Walmart family.

ConsLocation. Requiring relo to NWA is not only old-fashioned, but hinders the organization from attracting more top talent. NWA is no place for the young or single people.

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow for additional work locations!

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worth it

Manager (Current Employee)
Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

Prosmoney is good and working with the public is nice

Conscan be difficult at times

Advice to Senior Managementput on your work pants

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent place to work at

Floor Manager (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

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

ProsFair management; solid upward mobility

ConsNone that I experienced there

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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