Pros: easy work, great for students
Cons: low pay, drunk managers, no changing schedule, no pay slips, value their "wal mart mastercard" more than customer service.
Working at Wal-Mart was an interesting case for me. I got a part time job as a cashier while going to school. It was easy work, I got paid. That is all it was for me. I would need to write a book to describe my whole story there in detail, so basically I will get straight to the points.
A few of the managers were drunk in the middle of the day. Customers – more... actually complained to me that a drunk manager slammed a cart into them. What am I expected to do in this situation, tell them to take it up with the other drunk manager? Yeah right!
You can change your schedule to take a day off to go to the doctor if you are dying, but expect to lose 1 of your shifts every week thereafter. Do it a few times and you won't have much left.
If you want you payslips you will get them...for the first 2 weeks. I tried asking for them but they actually told me they didn't have them. I worked for 4 months and got 2 biweekly payslips total.
Some of my cashier coworkers had been there for 20 years. I don't know why they are proud to wear a silver badge that says they have made minimum wage for 20 years in a row, but that is beside the point. These people always felt the need to tell me how to stand. I like to stand with my arms crossed, I even do it in the shower. But, because I do understand body language, I would only do it at work when there were no customers. Even though the cashier veterans were the only ones that could see me, they still tried to order me around on my stance. Whatever.
At Walmart, they want you to sell this Walmart Mastercard where people can earn cash back. If the person I offered this to knew very basic mathematics, they instantly declined the offer. Basically, nobody wants it. When it was really busy in the store, I would never offer it to people because it takes 15 minutes to apply for it at the till. This was my customer service... not wasting people's time. Management didn't like this very much and classified me as an unsatisfactory worker. When one of the drunk managers went though my till and I didn't offer him the Mastercard, he went and told MY manager and she almost fired me. I got off with a warning. Needless to say, I can't use Walmart as a work reference because to them. I sucked. – less