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Review averages

  • 2366 employees say

    Excellent (721)
    30.473372781065%
    Good (662)
    27.979712595097%
    Satisfactory (479)
    20.245139475909%
    Subpar (504)
    21.301775147929%
    3.14
  • 7 applicants say

    Excellent (4)
    57.142857142857%
    Good (3)
    42.857142857143%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    4.02

Reviews for Walmart

Reviews - What employees say

3.14 Employees say
4.02 Applicants say
  • 31.Jan 2017
  • Employee

Support from Management

Leadership does communicate goals clearly and sometimes employees are included in decision making.However expectatios aren't that realistic.

Teamwork

It depends who it is. Maybe two persons on the same shift will work together if they are closely associated.However ,no two supervisors are on the same page .

Level of Autonomy

I was trusted by the Department Manager but beyond this rank,very little confidence was placed in my work.

Communication

Yes. I did.

Gender Equality

They are treated equal in the sense they are made to carry out difficult tasks and handle heavy workloads.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Yes the company hires older wokers. I do not see that they were supported.

Career Development

Through the right avenues , yes I believe that it could.

Overall Compensation for your work

For the challenges of working for Wal Mart the pay as well as benefit could be a bit more.The company has taken a step in the right direction regarding pay. Benefits should be re-evaluated.

Office/Work Environment

Yes,there was.

Eco-consciousness

For the most part,yes.

Work-Life Balance

The Department Management always took family matters into consideration but other management does not. For them,duties at work came before everything,even one's own health.

Company Image

In all honesty it is hard to feel proud sometimes due to harsh treatment of customers and upper levels of management.The average associate is left to feel in between the two with very little support,yet he or she carries out their tasks.

Job security

No I did not feel stable . My position was always threatened and I was always made to feel that I could be replaced at any point.

Handicap Accessibility

No it does not . There are older workers that are supported by shopping carts while the work. There are however plenty of handicap parking spaces.

Workplace Safety

Wal Mart relies on CBLs for this training. Employees are very seldom trained by supervisors.

Challenging Work

Yes.

Inclusive/Diverse

For the most part ,yes.However, I was directly harassed and insulted concerning my religious beliefs by a particular manager.For this reason.I resigned.

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would say to Head Office to never take submitted complaints lightly.To take them seriously. To let anyone working know that discrimination of any kind is a serious offense. Apparently,it isn't taken seriously so very little is done to correct this problem.

What I like about the company

Good learning experience.

What I dislike about the company

Most employees work very hard yet they're work is constantly put down and seldom appreciated.

Company culture
1.00
Support from Management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Level of Autonomy
1.00
Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall Compensation for your work
1.00
Office/Work Environment
1.00
Eco-consciousness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job security
1.00
Handicap Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive/Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered
  • Company
    Walmart Inc
  • City
    Nashville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2013
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

There are no statements for this review yet.

Company response

The review above has been updated on Jan 31, 2017.

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Suggestions for improvement:

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  • 09.Jan 2017
  • Employee

Company culture

No teamwork, you're just a warm body.

Support from Management

No.

Teamwork

No, because the associates are not important.

Level of Autonomy

No, just criticism.

Communication

No.

Gender Equality

No I would say not.

Attitude towards older colleagues

They treat the seniors like they are disposable.

Career Development

Not much opportunity for advancement.

Overall Compensation for your work

Severely under compensated for all the duties and responsibilities that I perform. I handle hundreds of thousands of dollars daily, and my wages are way too low for what I do.

Office/Work Environment

No. The computers are outdated, and the store is always crowded.

Eco-consciousness

Yes.

Work-Life Balance

Your family means nothing to the company.

Company Image

No.

Job security

You never know what to expect.

Handicap Accessibility

No.

Workplace Safety

No.

Challenging Work

It's very challenging, sometimes overwhelming.

Inclusive/Diverse

No.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Listen to the associates, treat them with common respect as people.

What I like about the company

Nothing.

What I dislike about the company

Everything.

Company culture
1.00
Support from Management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Level of Autonomy
1.00
Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall Compensation for your work
1.00
Office/Work Environment
1.00
Eco-consciousness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job security
1.00
Handicap Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive/Diverse
1.00
  • Company
    Walmart stores Incorporated
  • City
    Missouri City
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Management/executive staff
  • Department
    Marketing/product management

There are no statements for this review yet.

Company response

The review above has been updated on Jan 9, 2017.

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Suggestions for improvement:

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  • 27.Dec 2016
  • Employee

Walmart

1.89

Suggestions for improvement

  • Under staffing issues

What I like about the company

I worked at Walmart full-time (Less than a year)
"The company is nationwide. It's like hurry and get it done. It should be about getting it done right the first time. Prioritize. Customers should be the focus. By hurrying to place items on the shelves you overlook items that should be rotated. I take pride in what I do every day. I may take a few minutes longer to do the job, but when I leave each day I know that each customer was greeted with a genuine smile and shown personally where the items were located. They leave with a smile. My success is achieved. Happy customers come back to see smiling faces and to be treated with respect. Hurrying causes delays and you feel like a robot. Well, I am glad to say I believe in being honest to yourself. I care about every person walking through those doors. It's someone's Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, Aunt, Uncle, Child, Baby. They all deserve the appreciation of a few minutes of your day for a genuine smile. That may be the only reason they come to your facility. The dollar figure to me is out the window. A smile can outlast that dollar bill in your pocket. Making time to chat and smile makes people want to come back. Happiness comes from within."

Pros
Advancement opportunities, great at developing skills, great place to learn a skill and grow your resume, or grow with the company.

What I dislike about the company

Cons
Under staffing issues negatively affects all parts of their business. However, Walmart has increased their minimum hourly rate with hopes to attract more committed employees, and retain better employees.

Company culture
1.00
Support from Management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Level of Autonomy
1.00
Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall Compensation for your work
3.00
Office/Work Environment
1.00
Eco-consciousness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
3.00
Job security
3.00
Handicap Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive/Diverse
1.00
  • Company
    Walmart
  • City
    Warren
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

There are no statements for this review yet.

Company response

The review above has been updated on Dec 27, 2016.

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Suggestions for improvement:

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  • 27.Dec 2016
  • Employee

Company culture

my workmates are a bit rude.

Support from Management

yes

Teamwork

no, no one gets along

Level of Autonomy

yes

Communication

yes

Gender Equality

yes and yes

Attitude towards older colleagues

it depends. maybe as a greeter

Career Development

no

Overall Compensation for your work

yes and yes

Office/Work Environment

no and yes

Eco-consciousness

no. no.

Work-Life Balance

sometimes. it depends on the situations.

Company Image

on some days

Job security

no, things are always changing.

Handicap Accessibility

yes

Workplace Safety

yes

Challenging Work

no and yes

Inclusive/Diverse

yes and yes

Suggestions for improvement

  • MORE CASHIERS

What I like about the company

when it isn't busy, we can have fun sometimes.

What I dislike about the company

some of the customers are demanding.

Company culture
3.00
Support from Management
5.00
Teamwork
2.00
Level of Autonomy
3.00
Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall Compensation for your work
5.00
Office/Work Environment
2.00
Eco-consciousness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job security
3.00
Handicap Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive/Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Relocation allowance is offered
  • Company
    Walmart
  • City
    Jennings
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Human resources/recruiting

There are no statements for this review yet.

Company response

The review above has been updated on Dec 27, 2016.

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  • 26.Dec 2016
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • none

What I like about the company

walmart is the best place to work. Here in Houston, they offer completitive salaries, 401k and amazing benefits! I have been here for 5 years and i have no interest in working anywhere else. They treat me like family, with respect and everyone works as a team.

What I dislike about the company

nothing, it is the perfect place to work!

Company culture
5.00
Support from Management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Level of Autonomy
5.00
Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall Compensation for your work
5.00
Office/Work Environment
5.00
Eco-consciousness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job security
5.00
Handicap Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive/Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered
  • Company
    Walmart
  • City
    Burlington
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Human resources/recruiting

There are no statements for this review yet.

Company response

The review above has been updated on Dec 26, 2016.

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  • 26.Dec 2016
  • Employee

WAW

4.24

Company culture

It's great they welcome everyone

Support from Management

Yes they are very good with everything well mostly all of them anyways

Teamwork

In some departments they do work well together but the department I was in the manager was very rude put all the work on me and wouldn't help with anything and expected me to get it all finished in a day when everyone else quit the department.

Workplace Safety

Yes they train you a full week of needed to learn the codes and everything needed to know

Suggestions for improvement

  • Actually check up on all the managers don't assume they're doing their job

What I like about the company

They had good discounts and tried to get the hours you wanted or needed.

What I dislike about the company

That you had to call an 800 number to call in or be tardy then be transferred to the store why couldn't you just call you manager if you had to miss a day or was going to be tardy?

Company culture
5.00
Support from Management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Level of Autonomy
4.00
Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall Compensation for your work
5.00
Office/Work Environment
4.00
Eco-consciousness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job security
5.00
Handicap Accessibility
0.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive/Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered
  • Company
    Walmart
  • City
    Knoxville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2014
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

There are no statements for this review yet.

Company response

The review above has been updated on Dec 26, 2016.

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  • 25.Dec 2016
  • Employee

Company culture

Many employees with limited experience so the culture isn't very positive and you don't feel much like a real team.

Support from Management

I worked in jewelry so had closer contact with my management team. I felt expectations were realistic and communication was adequate. Employees were not really encouraged to participate in the decision-making process.

Teamwork

Colleagues seems to generally work well together as policy was fairly clear and rigid. Most were honest and fairly direct. I attribute this to most people being that way in general.

Level of Autonomy

I did get to work in my (jewelry) department independently, but with the temporary feeling environment, there didn't seem to be much trust. I don't blame them for it though. It's a powerful company employing a young and inexperienced staff.

Communication

I was trained well and had regular meetings. At my level I was not expected to know high-level information.

Gender Equality

Again, Walmart is extremely ahead of the curve here. Gender equality and opportunities for women are exceptional.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Fantastic here. Walmart has one of the most diverse crew I've ever seen.

Career Development

Again, there are opportunities to advance as nearly all management positions are brought in internally. It can be tough to move from part-time to full-time though.

Overall Compensation for your work

Walmart gets a lot of flack for underpaying employees. I don't think the facts support this. It is (I believe) the largest civilian employee in the US and almost all wages are above minimum wage. Skill requirements are quite low so I think they are more than fair.

Office/Work Environment

Fairly comfortable in a physical sense. A lot of standing and short breaks were a drawback. Technology is great.

Work-Life Balance

Hours aren't very flexible for part-time or non-management positions. I've heard managers are overworked often.

Company Image

I was proud to work anywhere that I was able to earn my way. I was proud to work for a diverse company that I respected. Walmart gets a bad rap for all the wrong reasons as far as I'm concerned.

Job security

Job security is not bad. A lot of positions are either temporary or part-time which can be hard to climb above but nearly all management positions come internally.

Handicap Accessibility

Great handicap access all-around. No complaints at all. Cutting-edge here.

Workplace Safety

Plenty of training is performed. A young and reckless staff can be a problem for safety. Management can be spread thin enough to not make this a huge priority.

Challenging Work

The work was somewhat challenging as I was young and inexperienced. I learned a lot about jewelry and was expected to make sales.

Inclusive/Diverse

Walmart is fantastic about having an extremely diverse staff. They employ the young and old, all races, and the handicapped. Very high marks here.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Push for more of you. You are spread thin but work hard. More one-on-one interaction would be easier with more help. More people on registers please.

What I like about the company

Above minimum wages for jobs with minimum experience required. Flexible scheduling. Employee discount at a store I like to shop at. Very diverse and gives a lot of opportunity to groups that may be marginalized elsewhere. Advancement is from within the company.

What I dislike about the company

Hard to get to full-time for benefits. Many young and inexperienced workers. Large company with little "team" feel.

Company culture
3.00
Support from Management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Level of Autonomy
2.00
Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall Compensation for your work
3.00
Office/Work Environment
3.00
Eco-consciousness
0.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job security
3.00
Handicap Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive/Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Desirable office location is offered Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    walmart
  • City
    Killeen
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2007
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

There are no statements for this review yet.

Company response

The review above has been updated on Dec 25, 2016.

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  • 24.Dec 2016
  • Employee

Company culture

The company it's self is nice to work for. They should offer more full time employment,however.

Support from Management

Management is awesome. Friendly helpful and understanding

Teamwork

I'm a cashier not a lot of team work required

Level of Autonomy

Idk what that means.

Communication

Regular meetings as well as personal evaluation.

Gender Equality

Women are hired for any position. Males are as well

Attitude towards older colleagues

Respect is shown for elders at all times even from mgt

Career Development

Not much room for growth unless you want to be in management

Overall Compensation for your work

They are one of the best as far as pay grades go. They compensate for experience as well as work history.

Office/Work Environment

Great place to work. No harassment.

Eco-consciousness

Could do more as far as giving back to the community with damaged packages that are thrown away.

Work-Life Balance

They are pretty decent about time off.

Company Image

It's Wal Mart.

Job security

As long as you do your job and show up when scheduled.

Handicap Accessibility

I think they do a great job from providing scooters to low sinks in br

Workplace Safety

First three days is nothing but learning about safety and taking test.

Challenging Work

It's never the same always something challenge to look forward to

Inclusive/Diverse

Idk

Suggestions for improvement

  • Walmart is bad about working employees full time for three weeks then giving you a week consisting of 13 hrs. This is to avoid full time employment and benefits.

What I like about the company

The pay and hours.

What I dislike about the company

Need full time opportunity

Company culture
4.00
Support from Management
5.00
Teamwork
3.00
Level of Autonomy
3.00
Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall Compensation for your work
5.00
Office/Work Environment
5.00
Eco-consciousness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job security
3.00
Handicap Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive/Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Relocation allowance is offered
  • Company
    Walmart
  • City
    Anniston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

There are no statements for this review yet.

Company response

The review above has been updated on Dec 24, 2016.

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  • 24.Dec 2016 (Last edit 03.Jan 2017)
  • Employee

Company culture

Excellent

Support from Management

Very helpful and understanding

Teamwork

All together

Level of Autonomy

Ok

Communication

Sometimes miss understanding

Gender Equality

Ok

Attitude towards older colleagues

Ok

Career Development

Some can move up if they choose to

Overall Compensation for your work

Pay could be better

Office/Work Environment

Busy ladies

Eco-consciousness

Ok

Work-Life Balance

Not very good at scheduling employees

Company Image

High

Job security

Good if you are a dependable person

Handicap Accessibility

Good

Workplace Safety

Good

Challenging Work

Easy work

Inclusive/Diverse

Ok

Suggestions for improvement

  • Give employees assistance for the medical needs

What I like about the company

I enjoyed my job ,I just couldn't work anymore for medical reasons

What I dislike about the company

It takes to long to get approved for parking closer or a stool when I was having problems standing all day.

Company culture
5.00
Support from Management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Level of Autonomy
5.00
Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall Compensation for your work
3.00
Office/Work Environment
5.00
Eco-consciousness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
5.00
Job security
5.00
Handicap Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive/Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    walmart (oregon)
  • City
    Salem
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

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Company response

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  • 23.Dec 2016 (Last edit 06.Mar 2017)
  • Employee

Company culture

They try.. but with such a big company a lot of policy gets lost

Support from Management

Department managers are all pretty great. (Especially mine). Middle management seems to lose sight of the fact that we are all in this together

Teamwork

In my department,we are a well oiled machine. Always giving each other help where needed

Level of Autonomy

Yes..

Communication

Notes.. everyone communicates thru notes

Gender Equality

I've never seen an issue, but I've heard of some thru the grape vine

Attitude towards older colleagues

We LOVE our seniors

Career Development

Depends on which department you are in.. they aren't gonna allow me to leave from there

Overall Compensation for your work

I'm happy with my pay

Eco-consciousness

They do both

Work-Life Balance

We aren't allowed anything over 40 hours so that gives me free time

Company Image

I am proud of my company

Job security

I think my position is pretty secure

Workplace Safety

They do pretty decent in this area

Challenging Work

I decorate cakes and some orders are a challenge but it's great when they turn out good

Inclusive/Diverse

Not so much. This is one area they are slacking

Suggestions for improvement

  • Take a closer look at how middle management are really handling things

What I like about the company

I love the ladies I work with most.. it is so nice to just be accepted and have such warm feelings towards each other. As far as the company, I'm making more with them and have more benefits than I have ever had at any retail job before.

What I dislike about the company

There is a lot of favoritism storewide. It's prevalent and causing a lot of people to leave

Company culture
4.00
Support from Management
3.00
Teamwork
5.00
Level of Autonomy
3.00
Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall Compensation for your work
4.00
Office/Work Environment
4.00
Eco-consciousness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job security
5.00
Handicap Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive/Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Walmart
  • City
    Lake Charles
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

There are no statements for this review yet.

Company response

The review above has been updated on Mar 6, 2017.

The statement is referring to the following comment submitted earlier:

Suggestions for improvement:

- {[ imp.improvement ]}

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Review averages

  • 2366 employees say

    Excellent (721)
    30.473372781065%
    Good (662)
    27.979712595097%
    Satisfactory (479)
    20.245139475909%
    Subpar (504)
    21.301775147929%
    3.14
  • 7 applicants say

    Excellent (4)
    57.142857142857%
    Good (3)
    42.857142857143%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    4.02

kununu score comparisons

Walmart
3.14
2,372 reviews

Industry average (Retail/eCommerce)
3.07
80,800 reviews

kununu average
3.13
1,673,000 reviews