I work in the electronic Department but trying to expand to other departments. Because I'm a single dad caring for 2 children, my hours are kind of limited to day time only. Its hard to get many shifts at Walmart with only limited availability. The co-workers are usually great and easy to get along with. I was recently on the Renovation team for 4 months and learned many thing throughout the store. This part of the job was the most enjoyable as I like setting things up or changing equipment.
Cashier (Current Employee) – St. Johns, AG – 20 March 2017
A typical day at work is checking in customers and helping them get through line ups quickly and helping them if they have ant issues. Management is very nice and friendly and very approachable from my experience at the two stores I worked at. The hardest part of the job would probably be dealing with upset customers and trying to figure out how to satisfy them better/faster and the most enjoyable part is interacting with customers and making them happy and the employees also make it a lot better.
Cashier (Current Employee) – Maple Ridge, BC – 27 March 2017
I've been employed with Walmart for 6 months. My position is Cashier whereby I scan, bag and process payments be it cash or debit/credit. I generally feel support by management and supervisory team. I have the highest respect for the majority of staff whether I interact with them or not and feel respected in turn. I have difficulty standing for long periods of time primarily because a surgery to my knee 40 years ago.
The most enjoyable part of my job is interacting with my customers young and old and ensuring they have a positive, happy experience and come away with knowing they matter.
Respectful work environment among staff members and management
Photo Lab Technician (Former Employee) – Carleton Place, ON – 3 March 2017
Hired to work in PhotoLab. Often only employee on duty required to cover photo, electronics, Toys, shoes, infants, automotive and hardware. Never enough staff to cover all the departments. Complaining continuous in lunch room, not a encouraging work environment. Trying to do a good job is not promoted when unable to take regular breaks. Cannot give the proper customer service I was used to giving and was demanded in other employment experience, because didn't have enough time to help when covering all the departments. Worst place I have ever worked in 30 years,
Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 20 March 2017
The most miserable management ever, they want you to work faster and do more and they pay the bare minimum allowed by law. The hours you work are always reduced at the last minute. They hire you full-time and say 37 hours a week but you only get 27 hours. That way they can tell the world they 'employ' thousands of Canadians but they are all just minimum wage part-time jobs. Over worked and under paid there is a very high staff turnover and the Guelph, Ontario new store is a mess, the management only care about their bonuses.
10% discount on some items
constantly reducing hours, staff always quitting and managers are mean
SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – Ajax, ON – 7 March 2017
Walmart was a very fun environment to work in and I was lucky enough to work in more than one department. Garden Centre was great because you are outdoors, but the environemtn and the associates I worked with was great and gained friendships. When I started in dairy, it was more challenging then Garden Centre but not a difficult job at all, I actually quite enjoyed it. I gained plenty of friends in this job over all.
Great place to start your journey to your future career
Tire Lube Express Tech. and Service Writer (Current Employee) – Dartmouth, NS – 3 March 2017
This company has taught me how to have patience with co-workers and customers. I mostly work in the Tire Lube center changing tires and oil, occasionally a battery or two. When not working on vehicles I spend time in the hardware department, zoning and putting away stock. Over all haven't had many complaints about the store, lovely people to work with and management is easy to get a long with and always understanding.
10% discount and profit sharing
Long travel to work, and never closes for snow storms
Walmart Cashier (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 25 February 2017
I had worked at Walmart south keys for only a year. At first I really enjoyed my job. But as the months go by, I noticed a lot of favouritism towards those who really didn't work hard, whereas I busted my tail bone for Walmart. When it wasn't busy, I would clean my area spotless, where others are playing on their phone and yet the managers never really cared. I wanted to stay at Walmart for a while, like I did for Wendy's, but I was having family issues and with the favouritism going on, I really couldn't handle it anymore. I have also been told, however, that the Walmart South Keys is a bad store to work at.
Senior Manager (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 27 March 2017
Work days tended to be very long. The culture in the business changed over a period of years as the Canadian market became more competitive. The company became very bogged down with processes and lost some of the identity of who they were. It was satisfying working in an area like food where Walmart was growing and stealing market share. Walmart gave back to the communities in charitable ways. At one point the company was top heavy with management.
Assist customers (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 8 March 2017
I worked at walmart in Britannia Ontario. It was my first job and one of the best jobs I ever had. I was young, in my teens, but they worked with my schedule and anytime I needed time off there was never an issue. They always gave me the hours I was told the day I was hired, unless I requested different. They paid more than minimum wage, but not much more. The management team were so organised, everything was done correctly and on time.
Cashier (Current Employee) – Windsor, ON – 4 March 2017
I punch in, walk up front to get keys for unlocking game cabinets etc. I count my register and start working on price changes and critical picks. I zoned all areas that need it and start to put out stock from the critical picks. Around mid morning we start putting out stock from the warehouse and from directs. While doing all this, I help as many customers that need it. I have lots of retail experience and telson gun knowledge. I work hard everyday and enjoy keeping busy.
productive and a lot on hand with fun environments
Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 13 March 2017
Good working environment with a lot of opportunities to advance the career in the company. I don't think there is the hardest part of the job if u like doing it. Sometimes it can be here there if your have to deal with the difficult customer but other than that it is pretty good. the most enjoyable time was interacting with customers and helping them with their purchases it was great over all. workplace culture was ethical to everyone respected each other in great way.
Multiple Positions (Former Employee) – Sarnia, ON – 2 March 2017
When I first began with Walmart in 2008, it was a fantastic place to work. When I left, I was thankful to get out when I did. An increased demand for much heavier workloads, unbalanced pay rates and diminishing benefits made the idea of working there less than desirable. What started as a family focused business as quickly dropped to how much profit for the higher ups while working the on the ground associates to extremes and all in as little time as possible factory. I would not recommend that people work for this company as it will drain you physically, mentally and emotionally.
Friendly customers, student friendly, good training
Cashier (Former Employee) – Owen Sound, ON – 23 February 2017
overall my experience at Walmart was mixed. I enjoyed the work, the customers and I liked the shifts I was given. Unfortunately, I ended up meeting a few issues along the way. I asked for time off at three separate times to go to a wedding, paperwork and all. Was told no but no reason was given, then later was told I never asked for time off. Management was rude and unfriendly, even to customers.
Friendly customers, student friendly, good training
not very flexible with hours, management needs improvement
Moderately productive environment with low levels of acceptance
2nd Shift Instock Associate (Former Employee) – Strathroy, ON – 2 March 2017
While Walmart promotes associate diversity, the truth is something different. While they are more than happy to hire people of all backgrounds, keeping employee morale up was a large issue in my experience. Many people often complained about low wages, being ignored by management, and being told to do tasks not included in their job description. However, I always found my responsibilities simple and easy to carry out.
Walmart - Great learning experience and good environment to work in.
Store Standards Associate (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 5 March 2017
A typical day at work involved bringing in carts for customers to shop with, helping customers find desired items, cleaning up spills, and helping customers transport heavy items to their vehicle. I acquired customer service skills which included diffusing situations where customers were irate. I learned about being a team player as well as being an individual contributor in ensuring that I was following Walmart policies at all times.
great environment, flexible hours, good pay, professionalism
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Brandon, MB – 7 March 2017
Opening Greeting clients, preparing paper and computer files for clients. When required finding files, and pertaining information. Assisting clients and tax associates with extra information they may require. Management in locations were great. Work place culture was a plus. Hardest part of the job was being able to multi function in many different directions as best as possible. Meeting all the wonderful clients we had, and working with them for a happy result.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 7 March 2017
Different challenges and can be chaotic. Management members relocate often to sustain a good structure and teamwork. Every store environment is distinctively different. New store structure or routines that cause miscommunication, misunderstanding and unreachable expectations. Rapidly changes, new implementations are introduced into stores then instantly withdrawn again.
Customer assistance manager (Current Employee) – Stettler, AB – 21 February 2017
Busy and fast paced environment with one on one customer relations.i have improved on my multi task skills and problem solving . I have gained knowledge and experience in a management position . I enjoy the customers that come in from young to old . Development and growth are very important to me as well as furthering my knowledge and gaining more confidence and understanding .
Pharmacy Assistant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 8 March 2017
This is the job you take when your only other option is homelessness. There are no rewards for hard work and a sound sense of ethics. The pay is not worth mentioning and it never will be.
This culture bred by Walmart is insidious and duplicitious, at best it is a set up for failure. Employment at Walmart is nothing to feel accomplished about as it is a road to nowhere.
This company has the tools to prime retail minded individuals for great things,however they clearly choose not to grow people toward a stronger economical future. The environment is oppressive and the stores smell like sadness.
No work/life balance, security or job culture to speak of. You will learn nothing useful and risk of injury is very high.
Courtesy Desk/ Cashier (Current Employee) – Sault Ste. Marie, ON – 16 February 2017
Not the worst place I have worked. I have years of management experience but, BUT, I cannot get a management position. Was told I need to "put" my time in. Doesn't seem like a good business model to me. Wal-Mart does not have many full time employees, good job for people who need a second income or are going to school.
I have found there is a lot of "passing the buck" and it flows down. No ownership by management. if you need a job this one is as good as any.
a generous Employee Discount Programs : phone/ internet - hotels etc.
no full time hours. Have to hustle to get 35 hours a week