Walmart Employee Reviews for Retail Sales Associate
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Good place to work no questions their I had medical benefits in witch I had full time but not enough hours pay checks way too small one of the reasons I left. Besides having supervisor issues otherwise IWould still be there at one time I loved going to work then management changed and went badly down hill
Christmas parties and picnics
Shifts way too short hour time is way too long
Walmart is a good company to work for, we have very good team members and a continuous online training for individual development on the job. Meeting new customers everyday and helping the customers to get the product they need is very fascinating. Although, you do not have to sit while on the sales floor, I do not take it as dsadvantage but a test of my strength. Break and coffee time is available. I left the company to look for a job where can practice my profession.
i work in the fashion department and I'm in charge of zoning, putting away returns, and clearing out the fittings rooms. I'm confident in my job and am able to easily complete what is required of me its just that the management rarely talks to me and or tells me what to do. your pretty much on your own in figuring out what works and don't really get acknowledged for anything you do. the management never consults us before making changes and can sometimes put unreasonable demands on us when they actually to talk to us. although they rarely do so the job is generally easygoing and all the staff are generally nice people and i learned a lot while working there. that and they've been cutting hours left and right.
Fairly relaxed environment but still can be stressful at times. Good comaraderie with colleagues. Management pretty easy to deal with most of the time. Sometimes me and my colleagues were unfailrly blamed for work not getting none even though it was decisions made by a manager that was out of our control and resulted in the work not being done.
Relaxed work environment
Treated unfailry sometimes
Pros: - Coworkers are generally great - Some good managers & supervisors - Flexible scheduling - Descent job security Cons: - A lot of unprofessional managers that do little work and treat employees like disposable tools - Lying or sugar coating is a regular thing in sad attempts to damage control the fact that the company & some managers doesn't care about you - Sad pay - Understaffed all the time - Bad work hours (ie. end late one day, start early the next) - "No fun allowed" culture is a norm with most managers and the company - Good managers usually leave for better things - High turnover rates across the store - Bad workers are tolerated unless they steal company time Conclusion: It's not the worst place I've worked at but, don't work here unless you're desperate.
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Wal-mart likes to make it seem like they are being good to their employees, but in reality, the employees hours are constantly being squeezed so the corporation can squeeze that little bit more of extra profit out for their rich shareholders. Customers are forced through self checkouts that they don't want to use, and customers who refuse create lineups that then the staff that is supposed to be stocking shelves and assisting customers have to leave their jobs to put through those customers. Leaving no one on the floor to assist customers, or stock shelves, which then the employees get in trouble for because their work isn't done. Puts a tremendous amount of stress on the staff.
The typical shift included clocking in and then making sure that the customers were well-provisioned with shopping for their convenience. Additionally, I had to do the garbage and cover some co-workers at customer service desk, greeter, shelf or dairy associate during their lunch or if they were absent. The hardest part of the job was the excruciating cold of winter while the most enjoyable part was the interaction with customers. I learned a lot at Walmart.
I worked with Walmart for less than 5 months and at first, I found a good work-life balance. Suddenly more people quit the position due to unfair pay and expectations the company had. Working at the Square One location adds on to the stress and expectations and it wasn't worth the pay. If my coworkers didn't show up for their shift they expected more from me. When I would walk in they would schedule me without notice and get upset when I said I was unable to work that shift due to it being out of my availability. On the weekends I would get called multiple times by different managers claiming I was scheduled and didn't show up for my shift. The management needs a reality check and needs to work more as a team. Communication is key and you can tell they don't communicate with one another and don't understand the stress that comes from the job especially in the weather conditions or the traffic that the customers bring in.
Over the many Walmart stores I have worked for, I have found a common theme across all of them; managers all love to have control over what you can and will do. Working for Walmart is a good place to start, but for your own good, find somewhere else that might actually care about you as an employee. Advancement in the company to anything worth while is slim to none if you start at a lower level job like a Cashier, as managers tend to force you to not move to different positions within the company.