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.
Dairy Associate (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 22 July 2017
Management didn't care about employees or their schedules. Changed shifts without notifying employees, with no way to check schedule outside of workplace, showed preference to favouritism and nothing was done against management when discipline was needed, and there was no discipline against those who deserved it. Overall place had a bad environment which left you not wanting to work, and left coworking and customers with a bad attitude.
Part-time Cashier (Current Employee) – Mayfield, ON – 22 July 2017
Working as a cashier at Walmart has been a new experience. a typical day at work consists of working/cashing out multiple customers. The most enjoyable part of the job is the free ability to interact and talk to the many customers you handle within the work shift. I have learned many new things that scale from working on a register all the way to customer service and people skills. The management at Walmart is good.
Part-time Work (Current Employee) – Victoria, BC – 22 July 2017
As a cashier you have to operate the till for selling goods and billing customers, make them feel pleasant about shopping at walmart, try to sell them the walmart rewards master card for their shopping. Most enjoyable part of the job is the work environment, you are working with so many people from diverse backgrounds that you are able to learn different things every now and then. If you have any trouble, you can talk it out with your colleagues and they are always ready to help you out.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Waterdown, ON – 21 July 2017
It was a great job at walmart, it had a great environment and all the other cashiers were great. I left walmart because the management was not great. They managers were rude, demanding, not caring at all, they yelled at workers and customers and i was not comfortablr getting yelled at all the time for nothing.
Lots of events where we got free food and we got to dress up, we also recieved a 10% discount on everything except things on sale.
Very small discount, very strict dress code, and very strict brakes, they barely let you call in.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Lloydminster, AB – 21 July 2017
Walmart has changed and is not as employee friendly any longer. There are standards that should be met by all employees however you can see that standards for one group of people are far higher than for others. I do not find that management appreciates how hard you work and seem to benefit those that don't do the same amount of work.
Sales Executive (Former Employee) – Red deer alberta canada – 21 July 2017
Walmart discontinued most full time jobs because of government regulations. Now most jobs are part time. I also found management to lack skills. Upper management is often assigned a department they have never worked, therefore it causes issues until they learn the products of that department.
It's a job
You are not valued or paid for your knowledge or skills.
Store Standards Associate (Former Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 20 July 2017
Management at Walmart was disorganized and no one ever cared about the employees. They would discipline in front of customers rather loudly I might add, and always looked for ways to make situations the fault of the employee.
The hours worked and pay were not worth the hourly rate payed, and not a lot of room for advancement.
arrive at work 7am tour with night crew, read emails, morning meeting,coffee, tour dept with Assistant managers to check up department set up
Co Store Manger (Former Employee) – Regina, SK – 20 July 2017
I found you have no job security with this company, the turnover is very high below management level . Assistant manager and above the job security is next to nothing, so you will be taking a risk in taking a position at assistant manager and above.level..
Customer Service Rep./Produce Associate (Current Employee) – Queensborough, BC – 20 July 2017
Good place for a temporary job, long term will drain you, management is always scrambled and will always find the negatives out of all the many positives, work as hard as you want, they will still hold you accountable for any mishaps including their own.
Pay will go up based on how well you've worked in the year, do not expect them to actually watch you though, they won't base it on the year, only on the final months until your anniversary (pay increase day), also pay increase is very small as an associate, if you want more funds, consider moving up (manager level will get you a decent pay check).
Flexible ours are the plus side to working here, the down side though, if they are short on employees for the day then they will move you from your department and make you work elsewhere (the inconvenience is that you will not be able to finish your own work and will be behind).
Management looks out for themselves, do not expect them to look after you, they will constantly tell you to ask other managers or someone else for help.
Final note, you will make new friends no doubt, since they hire and fire people every end of the year.
Word of advice: if you're a cashier, move into department role, better treatment and less stress.
Operator/Labourer (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 19 July 2017
When I first started I really enjoyed the job despite it draining me to the point I had no social life. Now that Wal-Mart has actually taken over, the picking standards had been raised to unachievable expectations. The benefits for part-time are horrible, especially since majority of us still do 40hours per week with the overtime they offer.
KPI every 3 months
Work in the cold, management has poor communication
Tire and Lube Technician (Current Employee) – Prince George, BC – 18 July 2017
Some days can be incredibly busy, and others can be a struggle to find work to do.
Ive learned to work many of the machines within the shop, As well as most of the equipment and computers within the store itself.
Some of the management i feel like I'm talking at not talking to. My SWAS manager is one of the easier ones to talk to.
Most of the people there do have smiles on their faces and are quite friendly once you get to know them
The hardest part of my job is trying to organize breaks, coffees and lunch breaks. The lack of staff sometimes makes it hard to have coverage in departments
The most enjoyable part of my job is when i get to see the smiles on customers and employees, Helping others and giving tips and suggestions on what they might need. Ill give my two cents to anyone who asks for suggestions or alternative ideas