Not bad but...
Pros: Stocks, Discount, Friends, Easy
Cons: Growth, Raises
Lets not kid ourselves, this is walmart after all.
First, the good news.
They usually pay ABOVE minimum wage,and despite its tiny size, you can look forward to a raise every, single year.
The stock purchase plan is a MUST to anyone with brains.
taken right off your paycheck each cheque is a small sum of your choice. walmart hq adds 10% to it and then purchases stock in your name. Walmart stock only really travels up, year after year. the 1-% bonus has a cap, something like $1200 so be sure to ask your admin manager and max it yearly.
Now comes the discount, 10% of anything...at walmart. Its a good perk. Shop smart and that is 10% off your groceries....every week...every year. price match anything you can and you just expand what is on sale.
Finally you have the associate appreciation in november. 3 items for 30% off, this is the perfect time to buy large items like consoles or TVs.
The place is full of fairly easy jobs that require little to no training or prior knowledge.
Its a good place to get some basic skills and more importantly to show off your reliability and determination.
Put your nose down, work harder than the other slackers around you for 2ish years, get a supervisor job. Hold onto that for a year, put it on your resume, get out.
Unless you have a business degree you can go ahead and forget about the words assistant manager. It just wont happen. By the time you have been there long enough as a grunt to earn that chance they have a file of your mistakes to hold you back.
If you wanted that job, you ENTER the company looking for an assistant manager, – more... be ready to travel where they want you to and work hard.
co workers vary from store to store, some are great life long friends, some are forgotten the day they leave.
Raises are a joke. They have maintained the same raise scale for decades...somehow. Youre given a rating from 1-5. Fives dont exsist as they require zero mistakes. that leaves 4s for the absolute butt kissing, overtime logging, savior of the store. and for what? 0.10$ per rating...thats right. fourty cents per hour. – less