A workplace which is customer focused and a place to learn about people
Department Manager (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – February 9, 2016
As usual I started my day at 7. As usual it started getting busy. All the jobs i was required to do before lunch was done. I went for lunch at about 12:15 and suddenly all associates were called on floor as the dairy department cooler stopped working. All the store associates got together and put back the whole dairy and meat products in back room coolers. it was really a hectic day
I learned that staying calm under stressful conditions helps to find solutions and everything s possible with team work.
Management of the store are really nice people to discuss any issue. They are really helpful. Coworkers are really helpful to get together as team. I do not think there is any hard part of the job as even the hardest is made easy with help of wise management. The part of job really which i really feel enjoyable is meeting and interacting with different kind of customers. Learning about new products all this make my job interesting and I love to do it.
get Great experience about different customer behaviours
Great experience working with the internal and external customer
Customer Service/Cashier (Former Employee) – London, ON – January 27, 2016
It was a great experience working for that company serving to the customer improving my skills, knowledge, like cashier service, handling money and other methods of payments. And be a multitasking employee
cashier (Former Employee) – Bathurst, NB – January 27, 2016
i was hired here during the holiday time for the big christmas rush. this was my first job, fresh in high school.
i was a cash and to be honest this job to me was probably one of the worst experiences i have ever had maybe it's because of the management team.
when big rush day's we would be 2 cashes opened and we would rush extremely we would have customers complain to us and be truly un happy and pretty much giving us a load on because of it , but it was out of ours hands as we were only cashiers,
they would have us work close to open automatic doors in cold on winter ( our hands would Freeze) they were Red and we would complain and they would not let us switch to further cash's that were not being used to keep up warm.
unfortunately this Walmart was very poorly operated. i don't think that every Walmart is but would be a great thing if you knew someone who worked there and maybe asked them a few questions or just to observe on how they function.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Scarborough, ON – January 25, 2016
I worked in diary department, typical were to refill milk and other diary products. Management would ask you to do petty and unnecessary work all the time. Managers' decisions never line up with each others. Looks very unprofessional on their part. You'll get coached for jut about anything. Good luck showing to work 1 min late!!!!!
can work anytime or partime and can show to work where nobody show for work
GREETER/ PHARMACY CLERK (Former Employee) – Merritt, BC – January 25, 2016
I first worked at Walmart Whitehorse and I find the company is really helping people like me who was new with the culture of people in Canada and I enjoyed it but due to harsh weather in Whitehorse we moved to Merritt where winter is shorter. working with walmart helped me what the value of living in Canada the workers were nice and there were some who were nice too .. I enjoyed my days working in walmart , made me a better person and able me to helped my family way back in the Philippines.. thank you !!
Walmart - Decent Job - Better than most minimum wage jobs
3rd Shift In-Stock Associate (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – January 24, 2016
A typical day at work would include dealing with customers, management and associates working aside you.
You will get rude customers, repeating customers and very nice customers just like any other business.Retail isn't the best line of work and isn't a career job unless you plan to move up the management chain. You will learn to manage yourself and deal with all sorts of customers with various personalities and behaviors.
I learned various retail terminology and Walmart practices in retail such as zoning (front-face products), setting up modular's (following a diagram of a new shelf plan for products - usually means moving products around, taking discontinued products off, adding new products), pushing sales, changing end-caps weekly or once the product depletes off the shelf, changing price labels, following the weekly ad, learning to operate the pegasus/talzon gun (different terms used in different companies) to check item location, price, stock and etc. usually whatever functions were available for each associate).
Management at my store changed semi-annually to annually, so we didn't see the same middle management as much. Merchandising managers are above department managers according to our store standards and work directly under the assistant manager and store manager to take care of their departments and other tasks in other departments if needed. They work on paperwork and conduct several to a dozen job duties on a weekly basis. There are some lazy and some hardworking managers. You can depend on some but not certain ones. Assistant management are usuallymore... busy with paperwork and can be rarely found on the sales floor unless a task was at hand.
The store I work at is a core store (no deli, produce) and there are rarely any associates on the floor. There are usually more management than staff on any given morning. Sales floor staff is limited to 1-2 whereas most staff are staffed in needed departments such as fashions, electronics and cash/customer service. Due to "budget" restraints prevents more part-time associates to assist on the sales floor.
The job isn't hard at all. It's only hard when you are mentally frustrated with management's decisions. Everything is easy to learn, it just depends whether you want to do the job or not.
Meeting people is the most enjoyable part of the job.less
It is a fast pace environment. Good people to work for. My manager is flexible and helps with anything that i need
Retail Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Woodstock, ON – January 24, 2016
I work majority in the seasonal department. Very fast paced, a constant move of product, relocated and changing product to suit merchandising needs. I am responsible for making sure customers are taking care of, product is full on the shelves. There is a lot of heavy lifting, this includes barbeques, lawn furniture, soil, fertilizer. I am also able to work in other parts in the store including instock/warehouse, cash, hardware, sports, toys, housewares, automotive. Steel toes are a must because i am always loading and unloading skids. I enjoy the fast pace of my work, the accomplishment of being able to do every aspect of my job, above and beyond.
Electronics Department Associate (Former Employee) – Campbellton, NB – January 24, 2016
During a typical day at walmart one might not feel as they are of much importance. If you are the type who needs to feel they are changing somebodies day in a positive way then walmart is not the place for you. Walmart's customers come to walmart to obtain the supplies they need, they do not often wish to have little to any interraction with you as an employee. To them- you are an employee, not a person.