Q: What is it like working at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc?
Asset Protection Manager in Bossier City:
"Never a dull moment."
Pros: The people
Cons: Changes in personnel
Maintenance Associate in Easley:
"They heap on work for those that will and let slackers slide."
Pros: Nothing anymore.
Cons: The fact that im only supposed to be cleaning the bathrooms removing garbage and cleaning the floors but they expect me to clean the back room refinish the floors paint the walls pull frieght and unload trucks or whatever else they decide I should do without additional compensation.
Order Filler in Statesboro:
The company matches everything I contribute.
Customer Service Representative (CSR) in Statesville:
"What should I really make?"
Nothing. And that isn't the problem. I am not getting paid enough to afford it.
Retail Store Manager in Tampa:
"I am currently interested in exploring a new career path."
Pros: I enjoy teaching and training the Assistant Managers and hourly associates. Implement new programs and innovations.
Customer Service Cashier in Williston:
Not that fantastic, it could be a lot better!
Unloader in Red Bluff:
Pros: The good is you can move anywhere you want in the network. The distribution side pays well. Schedules are pretty good they have plenty to fit your lifestyle.
Cons: Hard labor. Long days. Pay raises don't come as often as you'd like.
Pharmacy Technician in Urbana:
"I've been treated alright."
Pros: I can move anywhere in y he country and still have a job. I can move to different departments I want to.
Cons: Working holidays. Missing time on weekends and evenings with my kids.
Department Manager, Retail Store in Monticello:
"Satisfying the customer."
Pros: Being able to assist in everyday decisions.
Cons: Conflicting directions.
Training Coordinator in Sparta:
"What It's Like."
Pros: I love the company. I really, truly do. I love the benefits I get and most of the people I work with. I see room for growth.
Cons: The thing that kills me is how weird the system is for reporting someone. If an associate is willingly breaking policy or even has an attitude problem, it's all reported the same. Most of the time, the person is spoken to but the behavior doesn't change. Then when reported again, management has stated they don't really care because you complain so much. If the person you report has seniority or is much older and closer to retirement, management will suggest finding another place within the store for you to work because you don't fit the mold. It's frustrating working in a culture that doesn't listen.
When trying to grow a career, it's next to impossible without some type of connection or stepping stone to get there. If the job you want is a few levels above you, it might mean taking a job in between for a year or so to get there. This isn't always the case, but sometimes.