o Customer Service and cashier (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 6 November 2013
Walmart taught me to work in fast past environment when it always had become super busy. They taught me to have more patience then I normally would as well. They also taught me that when its slow, and not as busy as it should be, that you will always find something to do.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Dartmouth, NS – 23 April 2017
I worked cash and sometimes helped on the floor. Worked in the clothes department sometimes, other times helped with displays. Worked during Christmas season when I was in high school. My first job. Paid student wage. Very busy time and customers get very restless sometimes. Working as a cashier was a pretty good job and pretty easy.
Store Standards (Former Employee) – Chilliwack, BC – 23 April 2017
I was a Store Standards employee at Wal-Mart. While it was a rewarding job, you work HARD. From carryouts to collecting carts, it is your responsibility to keep all cart bays under your jurisdiction at full capacity at all times. You are expected to prioritize carryouts and cart collection, but you also substitute for the maintenance crew should they be absent, as well as helping floor crews with whatever they need. Safety, speed, and efficiency are absolute essentials, as well as having a keen ear and excellent shoes. Be ready to be run off your feet doing carryouts with little room for cart collection and plenty of customer complaints on busy days, and creating make-work projects or asking your front-end manager or other crew members for projects on slow days.
As for Walmart themselves, I had little problems with them as far as work goes. I found that, as long as you try to keep a good attitude and are willing to work, you'll be fine. Otherwise, they'll be on you like a sweaty shirt on a summer day. They mean well, though, so take it with a grain of salt.
A high-energy place with good benefits, but poor employee morale.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Nanaimo, BC – 22 April 2017
My experience working for Walmart left me with mixed feelings. On the one hand, many of the people in management were very kind and receptive to the needs of the employees. On the other hand, the manager I had to deal with the most was very manipulative and was generally only interested in their own job. The overall morale of the staff was rather low, but many of the low-ranking employees did the best with what they had.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Brockville, ON – 22 April 2017
While working at walmart I met many coworkers that I continue to be friends with. Everyone is relatively friendly and willing to help each other. I learned how to focus in loud and busy situations. The atmosphere is both professional and friendly which allows for enjoyable work. Worst part of the job was the fluctuation in work hours which makes pay sometimes hard to predict. The best part of the job was the people I worked with.
mix of long and short shifts, availability adjustment
some early mornings and late nights, pay fluctuations
Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) – Surrey, BC – 21 April 2017
Tough place to work for the most part. I started as a backroom manager, which they dropped me into with pretty much no training, and had to learn on the job, and three months later finally put me through ME Management essentials to teach me how the Out of control paperwork reports helped me do my job, and then plopped me into a different store where I was constantly belittled, and guilted into working mucho hours without pay (salary) in overtime, and even then being dragged through the mud for after cutting my labour having challenges being perfectly clear of stock from day to day. Assistant manager roles are under appreciated, over worked, over stressed, and paid only ok. Target paid better but the hours were even worse.
decent benefits, lots of locations
Long days, super high stress, buried in piles of paperwork, outdated computer systems
Commis à la pharmacie (Former Employee) – Dorval, QC – 21 April 2017
in morning we get straight to placing medication on the shelves also the laboratory, and we offer costumer service at all time. lunch break we took turns paying for food. and closing was always on time.
Cashier (Current Employee) – Malton, ON – 20 April 2017
It's an amazing place to work at. Associates are very friendly and the management does their job very well. I have learned a lot at this workplace. My customer service skills have improved since I've been working here.
fast paced stressful place with too many unqualified bosses.
Compliance Manager (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 20 April 2017
If you are just high school pass and start working at age 16 & 18 then this is a place for you. They don't need any qualification to promote you to managerial positions. All you need is tough talk, disciplinarian attitude and fear mongering. If you are white even better.
Discount on merchandise, benefits, free coffee once a week etc.
High turn over, unqualified managers, favouritism and no recognition
Cashier (Former Employee) – London, ON – 20 April 2017
Manager was terrible, would book over my availability and would be demanded to work when I had college classes at that time. Would not suggest working there. Busy around christmas hours, overwhelming if you're not good with fast pace working. Lots of memorization. You have to "sell" people on the mastercard and they get mad if you don't reach their standards.