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Review averages

  • 6594 employees say

    Excellent (2578)
    39.096148013345%
    Good (1931)
    29.284197755535%
    Satisfactory (1203)
    18.243858052775%
    Subpar (882)
    13.375796178344%
    3.45
  • 40 applicants say

    Excellent (15)
    37.5%
    Good (11)
    27.5%
    Satisfactory (7)
    17.5%
    Subpar (7)
    17.5%
    3.21

Reviews for Walmart

Reviews - What employees say

3.45 Employees say
3.21 Applicants say

Company Culture

A multibillion-dollar company I guarantee you you won't see culture here nor will you see the money that you deserve

Support from management

Management is never there for you half of the time there's just too many chiefs and not enough Indians in this company a multi-billion-dollar company when you treat your employees like crap then of course you're going to get nothing but heartache management what a joke

Teamwork

Oh yes teamwork is there that is if you fit the profile to be a part of a team one thing you do wrong you're banned from the team that is the company make sure that everybody knows your downfalls totally a waste of time

Freedom to work independently

Yes you'll work independently that's for sure and if you want help good luck because the chances of you getting it are next to nothing. If you've made a mistake you may not know about it for a few weeks and if it's a stupid mistake well now you don't have a job

Internal Communication

Internal Communications is worthless it would take weeks before you're actually talk to if you went to somebody with a problem total waste of time a people partner really let's try the HR department good luck with that

Gender Equality

This company is more concerned about if you have a penis or a vagina. They don't worry about the folks that actually have disabilities they just want to find out if your male female or other

Attitude towards older colleagues

Well being that I am older well being that I am older and disabled I was never looked upon as being anything worth their day or time good luck with being treated with respect if the disability Fair acts knew about some of the acts that they do at this company the company would fall flat on its face one day someone will stick up to them

Career Development

There is no career development you are only riding on thin ice everyday that you are there don't count on being there long and having a wonderful career unless you're doing something to get to the top

Overall compensation for your work

If you're going to work for a job that beats you up do you really think that you're only worth $10 an hour come on now give me a break if I wanted to be a piece of steak that was being beat up everyday do you think that $10 is going to compensate me for a great job hell no start looking for a job that respects you and pays you what you're worth try 15 to $20 an hour would be better off for any kind of customer relations this is a multibillion-dollar company think about it

Office / Work Environment

Very poor don't bring any of your pictures or anything else because chances are you'll be packing that up about once every 3 weeks just have a blank desk with one or two items on it because it's totally not worth it to let anybody know who you are what you do or anything else good luck

Environmental Friendliness

Friendliness are you kidding me the environment there is you are always worried about will you have a job the next day the environment is horrible and if you're working in one of the stores let's face a reality check most of those people have never been trained in customer service and treat the customers like they were nothing all those people are there for is a paycheck nobody cares about how to treat somebody else again good luck

Work-Life Balance

Again a multi-billion-dollar company they really don't care about how you get to your job what if you have a sick child or anything else in your family what they're concerned about is your there and if your doing your job they just don't care if you have personal issues good luck with trying to get help on any of those issues

Company Image

As time progresses on Amazon or any of the other major Outlets will eventually take over Walmart being that they have poor customer service their image is slowly falling flat eventually it will only take an overnight procedure to knock down the biggest retailer there is and that is Walmart good luck because it's coming

Job Security

You will always wonder every day if your job is secure or not don't count on it don't ever think that the next day is promise to you because believe me it's not

Handicapped Accessibility

Absolutely unacceptable if you have accommodations from your doctor it will not even matter they will make you think that they are working to help you but they're not you're better off to have a wheelchair so you can actually wheel your ass too somewhere in the company otherwise forget it if you're on a cane have any other issues most likely they're not going to help you again if the disability fare acts really knew what was going on and how they treat the disabled are the company would be flat on their face

Workplace Safety

Very poor if you have an evacuation hope and pray that if you're disabled that you'll be able to get out of the building without being trampled or burned up in a fire again good luck because this company totally has very poor safety aspects and they should be looked at that includes every store throughout the United States how can you block off doors with crap and have no fire extinguishers nor any type of a plan if there is an emergency

Challenging Work

Absolutely you will have the most challenging work there is the atmosphere is so horrible that you have to challenge yourself to hope to God that you get home yeah they have challenging work all right just remember let's hope that you get home that night

Inclusive / Diverse

Oh yeah the company is very diverse however that's probably only thing that's going for the company is that they do allow anything anybody any race any anything just to come and work for them why because it's harder than hell to get people to stay with the company because of how they treat you

Suggestions for improvement

  • I think considering everything I've said about this company I am not trying to down the company for me no longer working out to company I want people to know the truth it doesn't matter if you're terminated or you quit or if it's a mutual situation I want people to know the truth nobody deserves to work for a company like this especially if you have any regard for your own personal safety or Independence or your personal life don't work for a company that's going to treat you like crap

What I like about the company

In the beginning I was very excited about working for this company But as time progressed on me being disabled was totally looked upon as being horrible not even that even my experience which was higher than the job that I took there was really nothing good about this job except for meeting a few really wonderful people and they were the ones that were going through just as much as you were how sad should just be that I have to say something like this

What I dislike about the company

I cannot begin to go to the list of the dislikes about this company all I can say is working for a multi-billion-dollar company you would think that you would be respected much better but then when you have more money than you think why would you or have to treat your employees with any type of anything but the lack of respect this was a total waste of my time of working for a Pity poor company that treats people like they are nothing and every day when you leave that company you will feel like you have been disrespected throughout the entire day you think that you got there with a smile but you will be leaving with a frown I never left that company on a great note any day that I was there I dealt with nothing but heartache and pain from other customers throughout the United States that felt like this company did them wrong some of them were actually telling the truth and I'm sure there are a few that did not tell the truth to you all they wanted was something for free or nothing I get it but it doesn't matter because the fact of the matter is that most of those customers were telling you the god honest truth how they were treated why would you want to be with a company like this d

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Walmart
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • than ever before, it is necessary for organizations to be keep abreast with the changes and train their employees accordingly. For instance, technology is evolving so rapidly that what organizations commonly used ten years ago could be made obsolete today (e.g. Zip drives, dial-up modems, etc). Adapting to change is never more crucial in this era because those who don’t, get replaced. This applies to both the individual and the organization itself. A training and development-focused organization has a clear roadmap for training their employees to sustain and enhance the productivity of the organization as a whole. Essentially speaking, there are two kinds of skills that can be developed: hard skills and soft skills. Hard skills: impact work productivity directly e.g. knowledge of a new database management system

What I like about the company

When employees fulfill their various needs and goals in life, such as those of family, friends, spiritual pursuits, self-growth, etc, they can then feel more confident about themselves and perform their best at work. Apart from that, employees that are exposed to more experiences in life outside of work can use what they’ve gained and apply that to their work.Such two-way open communication will eventually break down the hurdles present in hierarchical or bureaucratic organizations. At the end of it all, it promotes trust in day-to-day interactions between co-workers, as well as between subordinates and supervisors. Everyone becomes more united with the organization’s mission in their mind. There is mutual respect among all employees, regardless of their official statuses. This is when employees will not be afraid to suggest ideas to improve the work processes, thus benefiting everyone in the organization in return. 2. Work-Life Balance There has to be some sort of balance between work and personal life. In general, having that sense of balance will improve job satisfaction among employees because they will feel that they’re not overlooking the other areas of their lives that are, if not more, important to them than work. The Constant Juggle When employees fulfill their various needs and goals in life, such as those of family, friends, spiritual pursuits, self-growth, etc, they can then feel more confident about themselves and perform their best at work. Apart fr defined as those who put in loads of effort and sacrificed their personal time in order to perform well in their work. Some employees are simply workaholics who would rather neglect other aspects of their life for work. Managers have a responsibility to show that this is not right, by rewarding employees who maintain good work-life balance habits (e.g. leave work on time) and can still perform well. In this case, the organization may adopt a firm stance on work-life balance by educating

What I dislike about the company

defined as those who put in loads of effort and sacrificed their personal time in order to perform well in their work. Some employees are simply workaholics who would rather neglect other aspects of their life for work. Managers have a responsibility to show that this is not right, by rewarding employees who maintain good work-life balance habits (e.g. leave work on time) and can still perform well. In this case, the organization may adopt a firm stance on work-life balance by educating employees on the benefits of having such balance in their lives or even include it under their mission statement.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Ability to work remotely is offered
  • Company
    Walmart
  • City
    New Orleans
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered

Company Culture

Company possesses good ideals and probably even has a morally acceptable intention, but cannot execute on any form.

Support from management

The management is literally the scourge of this operation now. With home office hiring kids off of college with no actual work experience, and physically/logically impossible demands from both the office and management themselves, you find yourself handling a lot of catch-22s.

Teamwork

Co-worker support is decent. You always have those few that are a menace, but that's every job.

Freedom to work independently

Back in the beginning, this was a five because management were actual human beings that could trust you to get the job done(and discipline properly if you didn't). Now, they will micromanage and very often contradict another order from management of equal rank, causing confusion and delay. Productive hours are lost easily on this.

Internal Communication

You definitely know how you're doing and how the company is doing at any time.

Gender Equality

Surprisingly, they valued this one.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Oof. Their recent layoffs targeted the eldest management because they made the biggest money after being with the company for so long. If you're a standard worker, and aged very long, the new and often arrogant minded management would seek any method possible to get you fired. This company will use and spit you out dead.

Career Development

This is a great place to move up primarily because if you're smart enough, you won't try to. For those who want to actually want to make a career out of walmart, this is easily possible, but stock the heck out of your preferred painkiller.

Overall compensation for your work

I will say this, the pay is actually decent for the work. But to babysit your own management team? Nope.

Office / Work Environment

They would try to get you to work in uniform while working within an environment constantly below freezing.

Environmental Friendliness

Wal-mart is actually quite friendly towards the environment with their recycling. Shockingly more so than the Reasor's across the street.

Work-Life Balance

Management will try to squeeze every drop of effort out of you if they can detect you're a good worker, and won't discipline those who can't put out a good workload. Leads to physical exhaustion will leads to other things as we all know if you push yourself too hard.

Company Image

I was once proud of this company.

Job Security

With the new managerial system, anyone can be chopped for any reason.

Handicapped Accessibility

You're practically invulnerable to anything if you're handicap. Come one, come all.

Workplace Safety

You are inches away from a sprained limb at all times if you're the heavy labor unit. Others not so much.

Challenging Work

If management was out of the way, you could work hard and have fantastic results. But micromanagement insures most of your physical workload comes out redundant, and regulations imposed out of home office prevent you from pushing product and standing out individually.

Inclusive / Diverse

If you're not management's favorite, or management yourself, you can expect your hard work and ideas thrown out the window.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Greatly reduce the number of management positions, and ensure your managers are actually quality material in terms of judgement and work ethic. If you can't cut down the numbers, at least make it to where one command doesn't cut out and stand in contradiction to the other.

What I like about the company

Absence system is incredibly forgiving if you use it right. Vacation accumulation is fantastic after 2 years if you can make it. Great pay vs simple work put in.

What I dislike about the company

The new direction home office is taking with management. Management's robotic treatment and continual harassment of employees below the managerial level.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

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
  • Company
    Walmart
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered

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Review averages

  • 6594 employees say

    Excellent (2578)
    39.096148013345%
    Good (1931)
    29.284197755535%
    Satisfactory (1203)
    18.243858052775%
    Subpar (882)
    13.375796178344%
    3.45
  • 40 applicants say

    Excellent (15)
    37.5%
    Good (11)
    27.5%
    Satisfactory (7)
    17.5%
    Subpar (7)
    17.5%
    3.21

kununu score comparisons

Walmart
3.44
6,634 reviews

Industry average (Consumer Goods/Grocery/Retail)
3.22
156,950 reviews

kununu average
3.36
3,184,000 reviews