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Review averages

  • 1705 employees say

    Very good (591)
    34.66275659824%
    Good (512)
    30.029325513196%
    Satisfactory (306)
    17.947214076246%
    Sufficient (296)
    17.360703812317%
    3.29
  • 3 applicants say

    Very good (1)
    33.333333333333%
    Good (2)
    66.666666666667%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Sufficient (0)
    0%
    3.71

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Reviews - What employees say

3.29 Employees say
3.71 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.

I like about the employer

Good learning experience.

I dislike about the employer

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.

Official company statement

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.

I like about the employer

Nothing.

I dislike about the employer

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.

Official company statement

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

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Suggestions for improvement:

- {[ imp.improvement ]}

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  • 07.Feb 2017
  • Employee

Good pay.

2.33

Suggestions for improvement

  • Don't say that you never lay people off when you do fire large groups of people and make up excuses to cover what you did.

I like about the employer

Pay.

I dislike about the employer

Will not pay unemployment when they terminate you by saying that it was Gross Misconduct no matter the reason.

Company culture
1.00
Support from Management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Level of Autonomy
2.00
Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall Compensation for your work
4.00
Office/Work Environment
1.00
Eco-consciousness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
2.00
Job security
1.00
Handicap Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive/Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • company
    Walmart
  • City
    Los Lunas
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Logistics/materials management

There are no statements for this review yet.

Official company statement

The review above has been updated on Feb 7, 2017.

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Suggestions for improvement:

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  • 13.Feb 2017
  • Employee

I like about the employer

the other employees were friendly and would help you out if you needed

I dislike about the employer

customers were always right employees were always wrong and management was terrible

Company culture
3.00
Support from Management
1.00
Teamwork
5.00
Level of Autonomy
4.00
Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall Compensation for your work
4.00
Office/Work Environment
1.00
Eco-consciousness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
2.00
Job security
1.00
Handicap Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive/Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • company
    walmart
  • City
    Ogdensburg
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2017
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

There are no statements for this review yet.

Official company statement

The review above has been updated on Feb 13, 2017.

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  • 24.Feb 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • not have favorites and treat people right

I like about the employer

shopping

I dislike about the employer

not appreciated for my experience and no opportunity for promotion

Company culture
1.00
Support from Management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Level of Autonomy
1.00
Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
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
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive/Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • company
    Walmart
  • City
    Alamogordo
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2008
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

There are no statements for this review yet.

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The review above has been updated on Feb 24, 2017.

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  • 05.Jan 2017 (Last edit 12.Jan 2017)
  • Employee
Company culture
4.00
Support from Management
4.00
Teamwork
3.00
Level of Autonomy
3.00
Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall Compensation for your work
4.00
Office/Work Environment
3.00
Eco-consciousness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job security
4.00
Handicap Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive/Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) 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
    Las Vegas
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2012
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

There are no statements for this review yet.

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The review above has been updated on Jan 12, 2017.

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  • 25.Feb 2017
  • Employee
Company culture
2.00
Support from Management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Level of Autonomy
3.00
Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall Compensation for your work
1.00
Office/Work Environment
2.00
Eco-consciousness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job security
2.00
Handicap Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive/Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) 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
    Montgomery
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

There are no statements for this review yet.

Official company statement

The review above has been updated on Feb 25, 2017.

The statement is referring to the following comment submitted earlier:

Suggestions for improvement:

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Company culture

If you only pay attention to the platitudes and feel-good videos that Walmart Corporate likes to put out, you might honestly think Walmart isn't such a bad company to work for, their market monopolization or hegemony notwithstanding. Well, I hate to break it to you, but in general, employee morale company-wide is practically non-existent. Be grateful for labor-related regulatory compliance and statutes because Walmart wouldn't hesitate to do things if they were *not* in fact illegal. As it is, they skirt the borders of those laws as closely as they can.

Support from Management

Leadership involves not merely someone wielding authority, but having a vision, planning things out, communicating this vision to the team, inspiring and encouraging everyone to do their best, and helping to maintain enthusiasm for the plan. Even if the plan is to simply dig a ditch, these basic tenets apply.

Walmart, by any realistic measure, has no leadership. They have a grand playbook that they, in theory, work from, but anyone who works for Walmart — or has over the course of the last 20 years or so — can tell you there the closest thing there is to a plan is "get the work done at all costs, no matter if you do not have necessary or adequately safe resources to work with".

Occasionally, one will find a sympathetic ear amongst the only range of management which *really* matters: salaried managers, but even then, they don't hesitate to demonstrate they are as beleaguered as you are.

There is no communication, no central planning, no grand vision, nothing. It's all a matter of lots of people trying to be king-of-the-hill, and lots of internecine conflict.

Teamwork

There's very little teamwork allowed to occur. To the extent that stores are staffed, often management tries to give micromanaging instructions to each associate, which often entails taking them out of their own assigned department. Not that associates refuse to help each other, but more often than not there are no — or simply not enough — co-workers to constitute a "team" as such a word is normally defined.

Level of Autonomy

Management at all levels, both salaried and hourly, wants to look important. Therefore, when the opportunity arises, Support Managers (formerly known as "Zone Managers") look over your shoulder, keep giving you instructions of what they want you to do or how to do it, and then other managers will come in, especially if they outrank the one you were previously dealing with, and give you conflicting directives.

Communication

Simple: three words...

THERE IS NONE.

Gender Equality

They pay everybody the same in the sense that in any given position and at any given level of experience, etc., gender and skin color don't seem to matter.

Attitude towards older colleagues

It depends on the situation, and it probably depends on the management at any given store. However, the older you are, which is to say the less physically able you are, the fewer the positions you can take which you won't eventually get kicked out of, or, potentially, get taken through the coaching process and fired (with documented justification) for.

Career Development

Again, depending on what you're doing, and possibly age (again, this is definitely position-dependent) you can rise through the ranks. The system itself lives somewhat outside the store, therefore you can take tests to qualify for promotion into management, and with time and patience, there's a real chance you can go up the ladder.

Overall Compensation for your work

Hourlies are inducted at $9.50 an hour (except where the local minimum wage is higher) and after 6 months of success, you automatically go up to $10 an hour. Obviously, certain specialty positions will pay more than this (pharmacy, vision center, etc.) but I'm only commenting on stock standard types of positions.

Hourly managers of departments *without* a cash register make a minimum of $13 an hour, and as I recall, it's $15 an hour for departments *with* registers. In general, people are hired in as part-time associates (specialty positions are probably different). You become eligible to enroll for benefits after 90 days. It *used* to be you accumulated vacation time at half the rate of a full-time associate, and you couldn't take any of that vacation until after two years with the company. Towards the beginning of 2016, this has changed because the entire time-off system was completely overhauled. However, part-timers still are at a disadvantage.

Office/Work Environment

Stores are air conditioned, they are cleaned, there is pest control throughout, there is a breakroom with basic facilities (TV, microwave, etc.) and you'll get a 12 x 10 x 24 inch locker (which most of the time you'll wind up having to share with someone else).

Beyond that, the company follows OSHA and other workplace- and/or labor-related laws. Much beyond that, though, well, you're on your own. Too much work is given with often overly-vague instructions or expectations, no team support, and you can expect to be dragged out of your department to work elsewhere and then not be able to get your own work done.

The newer your management is, the more likely they'll be upset with you for not getting your own work done. The longer they've been in the trenches, the less they'll be upset with you and more likely they'll just shrug their shoulders, sigh, and say "Well, that's Walmart for you."

Eco-consciousness

They put out a nice, expensive, glossy-stock monthly newsletter where they pat themselves on the back using full-page, four color photos of smiling, happy people of different genders, orientations, nationalities, ethnicities, etc., and some stores might even be able to get some of their associates to do community outreach.

It's little more than corporate lip service to anything even remotely like social awareness.

Work-Life Balance

If you're hourly, you won't be asked to work overtime *most* of the time, and when you do, you'll obviously be paid accordingly.

If you're salaried, well... that's a whole different ballgame. And don't think that lawsuits elsewhere (like at Publix, for example) regarding the limits of how far you can be pushed as an exempt associate apply at Walmart. I was assured by people I knew and had a good rapport with who were salaried that Walmart generally does not have those sorts of laws applied to it. It's great being one of the biggest, richest, and most influential companies on the face of the planet.

Company Image

If I were to say "You will never find a happy Walmart associate", I think you know that *that* would be untrue. There are plenty who are happy. However, I challenge — no, I *defy* — anyone to travel around a store, and a group of stores, and find overall happy associates and a workplace of good morale. Try it: you will not find it.

Job security

Positions get created and eliminated on a semi-regular basis. That said, Walmart is not in any financial difficulty at the present, so company stability is not a factor.

Handicap Accessibility

Walmart stores comply with relevant ADA and OSHA (and other regulatory) laws, codes, etc.

Workplace Safety

Technically, yes, Walmart provides an OSHA-compliant workplace. However, you are often expected to perform tasks for which *truly* appropriate equipment is not available.

Walmart goes through the standard "how to lift appropriately" and "be sure to warm up before clocking in" training during the on-boarding process. That said, the whole thing is a wink-and-a-nod, though you'd better be sure *you* don't do anything stupid or they won't hesitate a second to use it against you.

Challenging Work

It depends on how you define "challenging". You'll never be asked to do anything that stretches your imagination or really puts your skillset to the limit. You'll be challenged daily to get your own work done, or to be left alone long enough to focus on any particular project, or to get something complete before someone else comes along, or even the same manager, and changes the plans even to the degree of them completely contradicting what was supposed to be achieved previously.

Inclusive/Diverse

Walmart doesn't care if you're straight, gay, male, female, white, black, hispanic, asian, etc. It's insulting to say, I know, but believe me, as long as it's a warm body involved, they'll hire *anybody*.

They'll fire *anybody* too, come to that.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better pay, better vacation, better communication, better planning, better management, better leadership, better... well, you get the idea.

I like about the employer

They are big, well financed, and are unlikely to go out of business any time soon. On that basis, you're not very likely to lose your job so long as you have no performance-related issues.

I dislike about the employer

Corporate-, regional-, district-, and store-level indifference to management treats associates, to communication, to proper training, being harrassed, threatened, and sometimes verbally abused by management, usually management who have been at this long enough to know exactly what they can legally get away with.

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

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • company
    Walmart
  • City
    Cape Coral
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

There are no statements for this review yet.

Official company statement

The review above has been updated on Aug 23, 2016.

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Suggestions for improvement:

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Company culture

Supervisors mostly stand around and take all the credit for what the workers accomplish and expect more daily.

Support from Management

Managers give you way than more you can accomplish and if you don't meet them they will write you up or harass you.

Teamwork

If you work really hard they will give you a lot of work with more expectations and put more pressure on you daily.
If are a lazy employee, they will recognize the laziness and dump your work onto the hard workers.

Level of Autonomy

No. Lazy people get less work if they're social with the managers and the hardworking people get more extra work dumped on them daily without more pay.

Communication

Every meeting we have daily they tell us how much money we've gained or lost compared to every year. So every day they make it sound like we're failing and we need to step it up.
And if we're doing good. They say thank you and move on.
Also no training, if a customer has a question about an item we only tell them about it from our own experience. There is no training whatsoever unless if it's required by safety laws.

Gender Equality

Not an issue I've heard of unless the supervisors don't favor the worker.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Senior workers are hired but they are expected to do the same workload as say a twenty year old regardless of limitations.
If they don't match those qualifications they are given more enduring work or threatened about productivity.

Career Development

If they favor you they will train you to be an assistant manager. Nothing else below that.

Overall Compensation for your work

No. We do not make enough money for the amount of work we have to do per shift.
Our promotions are constantly being reduced and we recently lost our Sunday Premium and holiday pay.
The salary would be fine if you weren't expected to get so much done in the little time you have on your shift.
Salaries are paid on time through direct deposit or Walmart credit card or something.

Office/Work Environment

Speaking from a later shift they turn off the air conditioner at night and the entire store outside of the supervisor's offices are extremely hot. Lighting is fine but maintenance machines and other repair are extremely loud and distracting every shift.

Work-Life Balance

Supervisors insist that there is no over time allowed unless approved, yet when the shift end time occurs they pressure you to stay until the job is done but then tell you to cut the overtime as soon as possible.
If you leave at your end time without your job being done they threaten to write you up for productivity.
So work and life balance is horrible. Also some weeks they will make you work seven days in a row before your day off or have split days off.

Company Image

Almost everyone at my job does not like it and have been treated unfairly but they cannot afford to work anywhere else with the limited employment rates.

Job security

Simply put if the managers don't like you they will give you the most impossible jobs or write you up for anything they can come up with.

Handicap Accessibility

Maybe door greeters. Usually when your'e disabled or injured they send you to an electronics department or tell you not to come back to work until your healed...if you still have that position when you return to work.

Workplace Safety

They provide the training but do they provide the safety equipment normally needed? No.
Are there times where a supervisor will ask someone with an expired license to run a machine for their needs? Yes. A lot.
A few times the store manager wanted to save money so we working with walkie-stackers that had exposed wiring that weren't tagged out.

Challenging Work

You are tasked with way more work than you can finish unless you are non productive and you get all of their tasks added to yours and are expected to get your jobs done in the same amount of time as everyone else regardless of the workload size.

Inclusive/Diverse

I don't know. They don't allow transfers to other stores for promotions and they claim to hold someones job until they fill the other job and then give it to someone else later.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Pay people what they earn. If they are lazy and unproductive they don't need to work there. The people that work hard deserve a good wage.

I like about the employer

A paycheck. Not what I deserve. But a paycheck. And sometimes video games are on sale for twenty dollars.

I dislike about the employer

All of my previous comments. Not to mention through my supervisors and coworkers I've seen a number of times racism, sexism, religious intolerance and bigotry.

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 401(k) is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • company
    Walmart
  • City
    Farmington
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

There are no statements for this review yet.

Official company statement

The review above has been updated on Aug 20, 2016.

The statement is referring to the following comment submitted earlier:

Suggestions for improvement:

- {[ imp.improvement ]}

The statement is referring to the review submitted beforehand!



  • 02.Sep 2016
  • Employee

Company culture

Sam would not be proud of the way his stores are running. Culture is all on paper, in banners, and fancy decorations. It has nothing to do with the workers.

Support from Management

Middle management is usually where it's at. But they are so stretched. Upper management (store mgr and co-mgrs) is useless. The store manager has no clue what goes on at any kind of personal level. Mgmt hands out pins saying "My store manager appreciates me", but doesn't do anything more than that for the employees. Every month the store finds another way to inconvenience its workers.

Teamwork

Each department has its teams, naturally. And those teams work together to see that their respective jobs get done. The problem comes when other departments don't want to hire help, so they pull people who know nothing about the area and demand that they do 100%, AND get their regular assignments done as well.

Level of Autonomy

If you have a tried and proven way of doing something, it will go out the window with the new Assistant rotation. They change everything, including schedules, upsetting the whole microcosm, before they transfer out again without a care.

Communication

Communication is hindered due to the intense cliquishness of the entire store. Nepotism is rampant. The only way to get ahead in this store is to be young and beautiful and know someone 'upstairs' in an inappropriate way. The Open-Door policy is useless because of this.

Gender Equality

Women are favored and can get away with more rule-breaking.

Attitude towards older colleagues

generally older coworkers are shown respect, and their antiquated world-views on topics of racism and sexuality are overlooked.

Career Development

You have to tread lightly, and coordinate very carefully between your immediate department manager and the manager you've asked to mentor you

Overall Compensation for your work

pay rate seems to be completely arbitrary. People coming to my department with no experience at all begin with 50 cents per hour more than I make, and I've been here 2 years.

Office/Work Environment

They only fix things that aren't broken. They do things to minimise cost, but NOT to assist the workers or the customers.

Eco-consciousness

recycle bins have been removed from the employee break room, because they were ugly in front of the pathways graduation bulletin board.

Work-Life Balance

Department managers CAN help you to some small extent to maintain some semblance of a work-life balance. But, Only if he/she likes you. Middle Management lets the computer make the schedule, and doesn't care if you have a family or anything. It's considered unfair to let everyone work together to find a schedule that works best for the whole department.

Company Image

The community is beginning to dislike walmart because they keep finding new ways to be cheap and inconvenient. For example, only having 2 cash registers open after 9pm

Job security

If they keep replacing department staff with machines, we'll all be without work. Pharmacy is switching to 3rd party filling, which means we will not have tech's filling prescriptions, so they'll lose their jobs, accounting has been completely replaced by machines so those 3 people had to be moved or laid off.

Handicap Accessibility

Law says they have to be, so bare minimum effort has been made to ensure they remain so.

Workplace Safety

broken ladders, broken power carts, dilapidated rocket-carts, and missing safety equipment are common and commonly ignored problems at this location

Challenging Work

It is possible to get a career path based challenge if you talk to the right manager, but getting other managers to let you follow through with it, good luck.

Inclusive/Diverse

I will say that the store has seen an upswing in diversity in the past year. We have seen more "non-dress code" employees than ever before, with weird colors in their hair and facial piercings. Racism is very real in this town, but I like to hope that's not a blanket symptom.

Suggestions for improvement

  • stop being so cheap, don't be afraid to hire more employees. The customers will appreciate not having to HUNT for someone to help them.

I like about the employer

If you can stick with it, the company has excellent benefits in the long-term.

I dislike about the employer

Making it to the long-term where you can avail yourself of those benefits is next to impossible.

Company culture
2.00
Support from Management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Level of Autonomy
1.00
Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall Compensation for your work
1.00
Office/Work Environment
1.00
Eco-consciousness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job security
1.00
Handicap Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive/Diverse
5.00

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 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • company
    Walmart
  • City
    Texarkana
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

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    Sufficient (296)
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