Cashier/Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 23 May 2017
A typical day at work is working behind the cash register processing customer transactions, processing charge accounts, return and exchange merchandise, send and receive money transfers via Western Union, and answer phone calls regarding store products, services and policies.
The hardest part of my job would be handling challenging customers. Best thing about working at Walmart is that there are tons of associates that are able to help answer any questions that i cannot answer on my own. This way I learn new things and learn exactly how to handle situations.
Most enjoyable part of working at Walmart is that I get to engage with (almost always) enjoyable customers and associates. The management always throw spirit weeks and creative ways to donate money to local charities (pie managers in the face, bbqs, chili day, pizza day).
As a current undergraduate student attending University, I am unable to work certain hours and days. Walmart is very flexible with managing my schedule and it is easy to switch last minute schedules with the many associates!
Free lunches, flexible hours, friendly and fun work environment
Grocery Associate (Former Employee) – St. Catharines, ON – 23 May 2017
Never asked to over work myself. Always made sure I took all my breaks. Workers were independent in seeing what had to be done. Good shifts were given. Hardest part of the job was 7a.m. shifts but those are expected with any job.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Napanee, ON – 22 May 2017
This was my first real job and it's a good place to start. Lots of training and will help you develop a lot of necessary skills you will use in all jobs. The management is pretty good and the discount and perks around holidays are a good bonus. Lots of flexibility to advance to different departments or positions. Hours were good too.
Almost everyone is good, but certain key managars and administrative staff consistently overstep their boundaries
Associate (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 22 May 2017
Almost everyone was amazing, including the CSMs. There was, however, one CSM (the head) that was outrageously rude and insulting with everyone. Later on this rubbed onto an associate that was hired for CSM.
For me, there was no typical day. I was supposed to be a cashier, but they basically pushed everything else on to me too.
Some investment benefits, people are generally nice
You really have to search for the benefits, and the management are a pain to deal with
while working at Walmart i learned how to socialize with all sorts of people and learn about one another. i also learned how to balance a cash. the hardest part about working at Walmart was not being able to give the costumer what he /she waned. the most enjoyable part of the job was helping and communicating with the costumers and my fellow employees as well.
If you have the opportunity... run the other way fast.
Driver/Delivery (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 20 May 2017
As a driver, one would be expected to be paid overtime at the "driver rate." You are paid as if you are working inside the store and then a "driver's premium" is tacked on. Then if you run into overtime on the road as is frequently the case your overtime rate is not calculated on the driver rate but as if you are working inside. Ripoff!
For the first two or three hours of my shift I was expected to work inside helping gather and sort totes full of grocery orders. Huh? If I wanted to work inside a building, I would not have applied to be a grocery driver!
Too much responsibility and too much work for the amount that is paid.
The drivers that I worked with.
Long hours and unreasonable expectations for what you are paid.
Cashier/ Cosmetics and jewelry sales associate (Former Employee) – Regina, SK – 19 May 2017
Walmart was an awesome place to work , easy to understand tasks and till operation. Responsibility given to all employees and weekly non mandatory meetings for anyone who would like to give insight on how they think the company could improve and/or how the individual store could advance and be the best. Great team environment with managers that focus on interpersonal relationships with employees.
Covering 4 departments when too many people call in
Electronics assosiate; Frozen/fresh stocker (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 18 May 2017
This was my first job and I wasn't to sure what to expect. But i found everyday exciting and a new experience. At walmart the employees like to think of themselves as a family, and it was portrayed in the work.