Sales Associate & Cashier (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 19 October 2018
Everything is beeping lame from the customers to the management, best job for first timers who really don't know how the workplace actually works or also good for extra money only if your really beeping desperate
Getting called back to get on the floor when I haven't finished my lunch break
High paced for those that thrive in that environment
ASSISTANT MANAGER (Former Employee) – London, ON – 15 October 2018
Wal-Mart was at one point an fantastic employer. With a strong culture and a true meritocracy for promotional opportunities. I feel over the last half decade, experienced associates from senior leaders down to associates have been replace by less qualified and far less hard working. It is a shame because experience and loyalty was once coveted.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 12 October 2018
Wal-Mart was a difficult place to work. They paid just over minimum wage. It seemed that we were always short staffed. The supervisor and manager in my area were not bad but I found that people were always worried about staff cuts or hours cut. The store manager cut security to save money but then customers would wheel carts of unpaid merchandise out of the store. Raises were based on the store performance not on our performance. Basically you barely made enough money to keep your head above water. We were not allowed to leave the Jewelry department unattended however, getting someone to relieve you for a break was almost impossible. Almost no recognition for going above and beyond the call of duty. Quite often had to ring groceries through our register even though our work space was not set up for handling groceries. Unfortunately, the store often closed down many of the cash registers which would cause a line up at our register and then our customers became angry and rude.
10% staff discount
Missing breaks, miserable customers, poor quality of managers.
ECommerce Department Manager (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 3 October 2018
They were always accomodating to schedules and availability. It was very easy to move around to different departments, positions and shifts. Moving up can also happen quickly. Very understanding of work/home life balance.
Used to be a good place to work but not after changes
Loss Prevention Officer (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 2 October 2018
Worked at Walmart as a Loss Prevention Associate and some locations management was good to work with but for the most part management was to intrusive, and always attempted to micromanage Loss Prevention Associates and they do not understand to job whatsoever. Also there is a huge lack of communication and due to this it is a very disorginised place to work at. Now I don't mean every Walmart will be this way but the locations I worked at in Calgary were definitely awful to work for!!! I would not recommend it especially now that the policy changed to no handcuffs for Loss Prevention yet they still push for arrests but most times Loss Prevention Associates work alone so due to working alone with barely any back up from management and no way to protect yourself or enforce the law it has become unsafe and impossible to properly do the job properly.
Benifits and we could make our own schedule for the most part
Bad management, low hourly wage, lack of communication, not properly equiped
Customer Service Specialist (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 27 September 2018
Fun workplace. It gives you the opportunity to apply your skills and advance in your career. Working there also keeps you in good shape because you got to walk at least 5 klm. every day which keep you motivate and at the same time serving customers all over the place.
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) – Medicine Hat, AB – 25 September 2018
Walmart didn't tend to care about associates issues, whether it was medical, personal, etc. You'd get written up for missing work if you were sick, had to pay for doctors note, which didn't guarantee you'd get approved time off to get better, and not reimbursed for your personal expenses used to cover work supplies.
Walmart (Former Employee) – Saskatoon, SK – 21 September 2018
Wages are too low and do not provide ample compensation for the work delivered by front line workers and low level management. Co-workers are fun and many great work friends can be made while employed with Walmart.
Good working environment with learning opportunities to grow within the company
Inbound Transportation Specialist (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 20 September 2018
Good working environment with learning opportunities to grow within the company .i have gained a lot of knowledge in the industry with the experience in transportation ,logistics and the administration department Starting fresh as a quality assurance associate gave me an exposure to the warehouse environment that came along with a wonderful learning experience ,which gradually boasted my confidence as an expert in my job .with due diligence and the initiative to keep learning more and something new gave me a chance to gain experience in National department of inbound transportation and since then been taking care of logistics across Canada and United States .i am a proud member of Walmart Logistics today!
Not willing to help you get back to work after injury or surgery
Cashier (Former Employee) – Portage la Prairie, MB – 18 September 2018
I was hired for part time, worked an average of 40-50 hours a week. Told them my availability was Monday to Friday, never had a weekend off. Asked for adjusted work hours for school, was denied those hours. Came back after surgery, incision opened slightly, didn’t complain, I just asked where gauze was. I was sent home, told not to come back until I was 100% better, manager wouldn’t sign off on work adjustment plan, and was told I had to fill out multiple forms and get multiple drs notes, none of which I was compensated for. If the manager had an issue with you she would get CMs to tell you because she was too much of a coward to do it herself.