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Nobody was friendly. Bakers would drop bread on the ground and package it anyway. It was just gross.
Morale in my department was extremely low. People were in bad moods regularly. A lot of the time people acted like they were afraid of getting stuck in that job.
Dont work here waste of time and your skills can be used elsewhere.
Great temporary job. No long term benefits.
I love being a csm i love communicating with customers i love what i do but i have been bullied for the last 6 months from other associates management wont do anything about it. They set you up for failure you feel like your drowning and no one cares. You do your best but they only notice what you didnt do. Huge company but doesnt take care of their employees
It had good benefits. But the work was so overwhelming with the constant stocking of merchandise. That's their main focus. As an employee you feel like a robotical machine. Stressful work place.
Really not as bad as other jobs and great coworkers.
They don't have enough people and won't hire in because of trouble maker employees
I've worked for many different Walmart's. The store I just left was the only one I've ever had a problem with. Management was frequently unethical and made it impossible to get work done effectively. Would not provide tools, resources, or personnel to effectively handle workload.
Flexibility is definitely there for Walmart, however the pay does not match with the cost of living. Stating your concern is another issue that gets nowhere. The people are great to work with but the management is not always there for you.
If you want to work more for less pay, spend more than one year at Walmart!
Didn’t help much
A well run work place with respectful co workers
I’ve been with Walmart for over a year and I have to say I’m not satisfied at all. No matter how hard you work it never seems good enough. The people who do rise to management seem to let the responsibility go to their head.
Could be a truly great company if they acted by policies not by being biased and lazy
It's got some querks that needs to be fixed or it's going to be bad.
High expectations of management, but they train appropriately and reward great work! Large company with a social conscience and made efforts daily for the store to be a strong member of its community. Tried to be as “green” as possible and donate as much as possible.
Positively, if you do your job, especially if you do it we'll, you can get promoted pretty quickly. But Communication is lacking. Expecations are far from realistic. Always under staffed, and under paid. Half of the people hired don't take pride in their work. Just there for a paycheck. I do love most of the people I work with..
I hated it, the worked me like a fricken dog. I was so tired, I needed a lot of water and I couldn't get any.
Typical retail environment, only it lacked so many things. You had training on a computer, but little to no hands on training. Any time you asked for help, you were basically ignored. It probably would have been better to work in a different area of the store besides the front end, but, I have my doubts. No one really knew what they were doing there.
It was alot of fun learning different techniques and also making new friends. I lived helping cusomers and learning about them a bit to help them.
I learned great customer service skills and Helped customers!! I also learned news skills
I used to really enjoy the environment and working for such a big company, that sure kept me busy. However once our management switched around, I felt like I became a Target for constant problems and coachings due to the managers lack of interest in me all together. They definitely play favorites and I feel they've been trying to find a way to get rid of me ..until they finally did yesterday for attendance.
This is not a company want to work for unless you are a robot. There are people who deserve to be management that are not and there are management who are just lazy and useless. We used to get an automatic amount of vacation time end holiday pay on Stufd and they took that all away so really you have no incentive. Their attendance policy is ridiculous and even if you give a doctors note they do not except it.
Felt more like a number than a person working for that company. It’s definitely about number and how much profit they could make.
Walmart is a great place to work when you first start out in the workforce, I enjoyed it.
Its a great job just to get by but nothing i want to do the rest of my life
Walmart is terrible, especially in management. As far as equality, in my experience women seemed to have same opportunities and treatment as men. However, for management you must basically live there and are constantly under staffed with way too high of expectations
I have been with this company going on four years and at times have felt often mistreated. I am a full-time student working on getting my Masters in English. Walmart does not care about your outside tasks and your life outside work. The company expects you to be available all of the time. If you aren’t available, you won’t be scheduled. I have tried to advance in this job to another position, but have been denied repeatedly. Overall, I have learned a lot from this job but I am not satisfied. This is not the career I want.
I have worked with walmart for 5 years. It was my first job ever, at first I loved it. I was 18 and I thought it was a great beginning job. However, now that I'm older and I've been to a few other jobs, I have a better insight. There are a lot of flaws when it comes to working at walmart, but there are perks as well. My job has been saved by my managers and supervisors (more times than I care to admit), and I've made a few lifelong friends along the way. When my walmart journey reaches an end, I won't regret a single moment. I learned a lot and it's part of me. Part of what made me who I am today.
Salaried management expects way too much out of the associates there. No one feels appreciated by them. We dont get thank yous or good job, just why didnt this get done.
It was alright in the beginning after working there 2 years it all stopped being alright.
Great pay, if you are willing to sell your soul to Walmart.
The pay is great, but one starts to wonder if dealing with so much negativity and lack of respect is worth the pay.
I was pregnant with my first child when I started working with Walmart. Obviously, pregnant women arent supposed to lift more than 25-30 pounds throughout their pregnancy, and Walmart knew that. But yet they continued to try and get me to move full display tables and do heavy lifting that I should not have been doing. Then continued to say I needed a doctors note to actually get that limitation. Not pleased.
It is a good company to work for but management needs a little work. The people who work hard never get credit and the slackers get away with so much.
I have been at Wal-Mart for 14 years and I used to love my job the home office made changes that affected my position and I am not sure that Wal-Mart is the place for me any more.
It was an okay place. The hours were all over the place, though.
Avoid if possible. The company will suck the life right out of you.
Good job for someone entering the job force.
I have enjoyed the work as a wireless connections associate, however the lack of full time employments opportunities and the low compensation along with the time it takes to collect PTO are what would drive me to leave this company.
Very unorganized and bad management is the main reason I wanted to leave for so long. They made me work almost everyday and I didn’t even make 40 hours.
No structure, too many assistants hands in one pot, meaning if you do it one way you get slack or reprimanded from other assistants. Its dang if you do and dang if you don't.
It's work or family I chose family and they didn't like that. But it's retail.
The salary is decent, but the work life balance for managers is not. Very stressful environment and you have to wear many hats.
As a whole working for Walmart isn’t the worst thing in the world but they add more and more responsibilities to management and expect it all to get done in less the amount of time. They continue to cut hours on associates and departments so as a manager you have less help to get the extra responsibilities done and still expect to put customers first but also put all of the extra tasks first. They clearly do not listen to customer complaints since the number one complaint is they can’t find anyone to help them and that’s because we are so swamped with normal everyday tasks that we can’t be in our department. There is no point in reporting anything to the help lines they provide for issues with associates or management, they are completely useless and do not care.
Working for Walmart isn't bad. The jobs are good but there is an ongoing issue of unprofessional managers who are inexperienced or untrained. For this reason, associates are frequently frustrated with their work environment because they do not have truly qualified managers to turn to when there are problems.
If a person really got right down to the finer details, working for Walmart isn't as bad as people think it is.
all in all walmart was a bad work experience for me
Very versatile and flexible opportunities.
Pay was good for the experience I had. Made more than people who had been with the company ten plus years. Leadership could use a refresher training course on people skills. Leaders are very business only but fail to realize, that your business runs off customers shopping & employees working. Neither of which are robots, so their people skills need to improve. It's very hard to take time off for doctors appointments or activities with family. It's tooth and nail, to get approval for time off. I like my hours, 8 am to 5 pm, that's a plus. Only one weekend day, Saturday.
Walmart in Wisconsin Rapids contained a toxic work environment that while seemingly held opportunities for promotion, never did so in a promising aspect.
I loved my job there, but the other employees and management made me feel unwanted and unappreciated.
Was a great place to work. I loved going to work every day. I worked with a wonderful team. The hours were rough, there were nice benefits, and it was worth it. Not something I can say about every job I've had.
There are more opportunities to be had at corporate level than at store level.
They recently changed maternity leave to 4 months and you get 10% of fresh produce and general merchandise.
Rude, bossy, didn't accept Drs notes, don't treat employees well at all. Lied to me about pay.
It’s all in what you make it
It’s an okay job. The managers who work there don’t care if your hours get cut. If you ever need help they push you to the next person. Incredibly lazy.
I loved working at Walmart and would love to work there again someday. They are a great company to work for and always hiring. Being a people greeter was very rewarding and fun and I've met soamy new people that have became my friends and shopped there at Walmart more especially when I was there working.
There will always be mixed reviews about such a large company. I only chose to take severance during a restructure of position and I don’t regret it. This was an opportunity for me to finish my degree. If there was no restructuring I would still be there but never had the time to finish my Bachelors:)
Just don't do it. Don't put yourself through it.
Will be told you're working part time but will work full time hours without benefits. Schedule isn't too flexible.
Wonderful for fulltime employees. Lots of room to move up, even without a degree. Education help. Maternity leave is beyond anything I have ever heard. 10 weeks full pay for women as well as paternal leave, adoptive help, and bonding time. PTO is fantastic and so are the benefits and bonuses.
This company has potential but right now they do not care about there associates
I learned to deal with all types of people. I also learned how to catch thief’s.
They weren't very flexible when it came to my immune disorder. I finally got let go after I threw up on myself at work because I got sick again. While I was there they had a pregnant employee who lost her job because she'd been having a complicated pregnancy and had a miscarriage at the check out stand. They told her that she could leave but it would end up in her termination. Of course she went to the er immediately but I never saw her again.
It was a great place to work, great starting pay and the nenefits increase dramaticcally after 6 months of employment.
The pay is good along with the Personnel Employees. Most of my CSM's were amazing along with the associates when I cashierd or was in Lawn an Garden, but stocking no one wanted to work together or waa friendly. The supervisors were rude and got away with it.
I got fired because I was pregnant and had to call in 5 days. I was only allowed 4 days. Even with a doctor's note. They were not understanding at all.
Terrible place to work if you want any kind of work life balance.
Walmart doesn’t treat their associates well or fairly. No support from management.
I have shopped at walmart for 25 years and worked their off and on for short periods. Their are some nice employees and customers. Most walmarts are set up the same acrossed the country which makes it easy to find restrooms, service desk and restaurant.
Not the worst place to work, if you become a manager. Pay isn't too bad, but yearly raises are minuscule. Store manager would not work with me when I became pregnant and sick unless I stepped down from management position. Paid maternity and paternity leave, IF you have been there for over a year. That's should be cut down to being there for over six months.
Pay was low for everyone, but a noticeable difference between genders. Females started out a dollar less than males with same experience and education levels. Most manager roles were held by men, who were often promoted over women who had been at the same company for even decades longer.
Job description during interview was not exactly accurate.
Although the money is good and it can be a decent job, it is ridiculously hard to work for this company. It is like you are in high school all over again. You can very possibly become unlucky and get that one manager who ruins it all for you, or even that one store.
They make promises they don't keep
Wal-Mart is the worst place to work if you're a woman. You have to work twice as hard to receive even half the credit of the male employees.
not very lenient with days missed & the roll over time from those days missed is a long wait. they do not schedule you the hours you need to work nor will allow you to work overtime because they refuse to pay time and a half
pretty bad place to work. The people over you really didn’t know your job but tried telling you how to do it. Also we were always understaffed and under appreciated
Absolute awful place to work. Was sexually assaulted by a coworker, store manager refused to give name to the police, forced me to continue to work the man who assaulted me. Ran my foot over with a jack, refused to pay me any compensation and expected me to continue to work on a foot with several fractures. Not to mention, they claim to not do overtime but they will force you to stay past your allotted time and not pay you for it. Sometimes you don’t even get breaks. Overall a terrible company to work for.
There is a lot of drama, no matter where you are in the store. But, if you do distance yourself from it and keep yourself focused on work, it's a great place to work.
I’ll be completely honest, I worked for three different Walmart stores. I would have to say that the quality and respect they have for there employees has gone down so low that’s I’d hinder people from working for this company. Walmart used to be s wonderful company, yet now they no longer have there employees best interest at all. My time at Walmart has been miserable. I’ll never work for any Walmart ever again.
Could be better. We definitely aren't all smiles like in the ads.
Not a great place to work
I’ve heard all Walmart’s are not bad to work at but the one I worked at was awful. Management was abusive and they would have sex in the office and get high right outside the back door.
Great culture and talented environment.Lot of opportunities for women to learn and grow within the company.Diverse talent and open collaborative environment
It was just really
Not sure of other stores but the management we're awful. They didn't care about the associates. If you needed one for customer assistance they wouldn't come. You would page for an hour and if they did come they wouldn't back up their associates. We we're always in the wrong.
Work their employees like slaves with little pay.
Too many Chief's, not enough Indians
Very good paying company. No home work life balance
Forced to work holidays, and makes you use PTO time to pay for it. Doesn’t give enough PTO to cover holiday pay. Cost of living raises go down to every year so that incoming associates end up making more then long term associates. Management in this store particularly is unwilling to work with associates on time restrictions, especially single mothers. They want you to be 100% open and available to the company at all times.
Coworkers become like family, Walmart tries to do its best for its employees but sometimes the workload is too much for the amount of workers available.
they do have maternity leave, but you must be employed for 1 year to recieve it.
They don’t care about employees only about making money
I have worked at two different locations. While women DO succeed to management positions quite often; if you are not a manager, good luck trying to get an unbiased solution to a harassment claim. And while the company does give maternity leave, they only pay up to 60% of your salary for the traditional six weeks IF you've saved up your paid time off hours. Had a lot of morning sickness or difficult pregnancy? You'd be better off finding a different company. They offer no lactation rooms or daycare incentives, either.
it wasnt a happy or friendly enviroment
Have had a lot of great years at Walmart
I was unloading trucks and sorting merchandise for departments. Unloading the truck is not women friendly but I kept up with the other 5 guys in the same position. Sorting boxes was very boring and unorganized
Walmart is an ok place to work. Don't get me wrong, it pays the bills, but there is no real ability to move around in position unless you fight for it. I feel that, while I have gained valuable experience, I am not going to get anywhere. I am hoping to find a new job where I can gain more work experience and possibly find a job I can enjoy.
the company pays you a decent wage but depending on the location your ability to move up within the company may be limited
Long hours for little pay. Like most retailers they expect you to give up your family time, personal time, school, everything to work for the company. Training at a store level is usually a crash course. Managers care more about coverage than if you might have a family emergency. Customers are terrible.
Great to work
While the store manager was female, she told me that a male co-manager who was harassing me and causing severe anxiety issues wasn't the problem, and that my anxiety was "mind games" and that I needed to 'do whatever I had to do to make it stop'. When I went on medical leave for physical ailments resulting from severe anxiety, I was awarded short-term disability which they did not pay. I was then terminated with no notice two weeks before my medical leave was up.
I worked 40 hours a week for walmart for three years. I had no writeups or reprimands. I was always willing to move to other jobs to be helpful, as well as gain full time status. Despite being a loyal and flexible employee, and after many transfers and promises, I remained part time. This is why I quit.
Management are rude and speak poorly of associates beyond closed doors. Management will speak poorly of you in the aisles or will act like you are incompetent
It was a great experience. Only problem I had was trying to get time off when I had my miscarriage. Plus there was some bullying going on that was not being addressed or fixed even when I brought it up.
Market Manager level does not train and develop their direct reports. Most live by a coach or be coached environment
They have a lot of hope for the company but they seem to not care about change
Not flexible with employee's as a 2nd job, Full time employee hours are not consistent. Department managers change frequently and department expectations and requirements change with every manager.
Some of the store managers are rude and treat people badly. They are not very helpful with time off and your request for what days and hours you can and can’t work.
Wal-Mart is an alright business, it pays good, benefits are good however I do not want to work my life away here.
Favoritism, Nepotism, & Unfriendliness
Working for Walmart isn’t horrible but it’s also not the greatest. They won’t work with you for any reason, if you’ve got a fever/vomiting/in intense pain/anything of the sort, they still expect you to be at work. They do not accept doctors notes and do not care if your babysitter is a no show.
Paid time off is a good benefit for long term associates. Limited room for advancement past ask level. New FMLA gives more time off to expectant parents than there was in the past and has some adoption assistance.
Walmart makes billions of dollars, yet it does not treat their employees well. The benefits get worse by the year and now they won’t even hire people on as “full-time”. The company claims to have an “open door” policy, but it is a joke. There is no “open door”. No problems ever get handles or resolved. If you try to use their polices you are then targeted. They will find a way to get rid of you. One way or another.
They don’t care about anyone not at home office the so called raises never took effect especially for those already above that level was told we would get a raise as well never did trying to get time off was a pain in the butt wasn’t even going to let me have time off for my wedding and honeymoon because inventory was then even though I had stuff booked and vacation put in for it well before they planned inventory terrible company to work for
It wasn’t the best work place to work at. Everything is biased. Some people can be very disrespectful mainly customer service managers
They dont care why you were late even if its because you had to breastfeed before you left your baby. They just want you on time and keep customers moving out the door happy.
Walmart is great if you want to start out somewhere, but one downfall is that management give raises based on favoritism. Many people I know have gotten harassed or sexually harassed and the management never did anything about it.
Walmart is potentially one of the worst companies to work for. They raise their entry level pay to make them one of the highest paying entry jobs so they know people will come to them desperate for money and then they treat you like you’re not even a human being and the only thing your life is supposed to be about is Walmart. I thought I was having a miscarriage with my last child and I was made to go to the ER and come back immediately after proving that I was there or else I’d lose my job, I then had to deal with unpaid maternity leave which should NEVER, EVER be an option. They don’t care about their employees well being or their lives and it shows. A co-worker of mine DID endure a miscarriage and the managers had the audacity to joke around about her faking it. They’re disgusting, most are men with no family because they’re so wrapped up in the Walmart kool-aid.
The underestimate my ability to go grow in their company. I would not give me a chance to grow.
I have been working for this company for too many years seriously not a great place but not a bad place . Recently have encountered the boys club crap again even after the company was sued for it .
Terrible work politics, cliques, and favoritism. Even when hard work is shown, no reward or promotion system was set in place. I recieved several customer compliments, no recognition given. When I recieved my bachelor's degree and asked about management options, was denied.
Walmart is a good company to work for. Great benefits, bonus incentives if your store performs well and paid time off for time earned while employed. There is a downside, once you are salaried, there isn’t a good work-life balance. I have worked hard to be in my position, and my normal weekly worked average hours are anywhere between 50-60 hours.
Management at the Walmart I worked for was lacking. They had no compassion and used anything and everything they could think of true or not against you. Twice I was forced to work in a fresh food area with food poisoning from my lunch at this job
Okay company to work for.
An ok place to start
Lacked in proper management. Overall an ok place to work short-term. Communication skills could have been better throughout the store.
Female managers need to stop dragging down other female employees. I see it happening daily. We need to lift each other up. Just because you are our manager doesn't mean you can treat us like crap and talk about us behind our backs.
They could provide top of the line healthcare but do not. They could offer better pay but do not.
Well for the most part working in the deli was ok. They're were days where we had some real hateful rude ppl but of course we had to serve them with a smile I hate that bc I felt they were disrespectful towards me when I'm doing what I can and have to do I can get my job done and get paid. Also the heavy lifting was painful as I have a history of having scoliosis. It had gotten to the point where I couldnt deal with the pain any longer and needed to leave. Also the cleaning style that kept updating was ridiculous constantly changing how we need to clean something every other week is way too much; if it isnt broke don't fix it. The rugs they gave us where absolutely horrible. They had holes in them; not the type of rugs we needed anyhow. I had fallen multiple times within the deli due to those rugs. Yes I have witnesses if anyone tries to deny that I've fallen more than once although I have only reported one incident due to the fact that was the only time I had hit my head and other body parts badly. The people I worked with were great I couldnt have asked for a better team.
I love to see regular customers as well as new ones and take care of them as best I can. Though management is needed sometimes they aren't always on top of their game and as helpful. They always under staff and don't really take time to take care of their associates.
Walmart is a good old boy system. It is not friendly when it comes to medical days off, or vacation time off. They block from November 1- January 1 from vacations along with the month of inventory and holidays. They do have decent medical insurance. They do not pay you extra or give extra PTO if you work holidays. If you don’t have open availability you don’t get full time. They have decent optical and dental insurance.
Walmart isn't an unfriendly environment for women, its just an unfriendly environment in general. Then entire time you work there, wether you move up or not, you will fill miserable and trapped. If you do end up working here, I suggest also going to school or making moves to work in a better career to get you through these troubling times.
They do not care about they're employee's like they should, especially when the employee is having serious health issues.
Been there almost 20 yrs got a cost of living raise but my hours cut. Can’t make a living there can’t get any help. Upper management are rude and hateful
Overall, the most valued part of my experience with Walmart was the way they promoted employee time together. I really loved that and it felt like a true team environment.
Store manager is a male and seems to like having a lot of women around. I feel it’s more of his personal preference if you know what I mean. And most of his favorites are attractive.
I spent nine years at Walmart. It was like going to highschool all over again. Anyone who has any power abuses it, they will work you until your hurt or have permanent physical damage such as. Foot issues, knee issues, or back degenerative issues. When you do finally get hurt they treat you like your weak or a inconvenience. They do not train you beyond cbl's and they keep any useful knowledge to themselves sometimes going as far as denying the information even exists. The pay is decent, the bonuses are a great perk and you can get health Care but if you all me it's not worth it in the long run. I suggest if you do get hired to get experience were you can if you can and move on to a company that cares.
Fast paced and fun, but little to no work life balance if working in store operations.
One of the basic beliefs and what the company was founded on is totally gone. There is no respect for anyone. Just managers who can’t train people because they have no idea how to do it but expect it done no matter what. No on hands training just a computer program that’s instantly out dated. So then you make mistakes and they get rid of you instead of give you correct information.
When I was working there and had come back from my maternity leave there was literally no good option for me to be in a nice secluded location to pump. There was one office that i had to ask someone to open for me. And over the windows, and work around managements schedule and activities. Privacy, cleanliness, and comfort ability were all terrible in that environment. That’s literally one of my biggest complaints. Offer a freaking lactation room!!!
Don't truly invest in women leadership roles.
More pay means more work. Always cutting hours but needing more done. Thoughtless obedience or else.
It's politics. Skill or seniority do not matter. You only get promoted by greasing the right wheels.
They don't care about the employees. They don't care how you're treated by other members of management. They just simply only care about money while overworking and underpaying their employees
Health insurance doesn't kick in until the one-year mark (company turnover is pitiful), and paid maternity leave is only available for full-time employees (good luck getting hours).
Wal-Mart used to be a family oriented place to work, now it has become all about money they no longer care about their employees or there well being. Most of the the benefits and perks have been taken away and the insurance is horrible.
Don't use it as a career, just a stepping stone, get out as soon as possible. Dont wait after 20+ yrs to find another job
Great work place! Pay recently got raised to $11 for all departments!
Walmart isn't the worst place to work, if you're lucky and develop a good relationship with management. They do play favorites and they let management get away with things that aren't appropriate or professional.
I worked at Walmart for a short time and I did not mind working in the back room but I found management not to be responsive to other staff unlocking my office and stealing things.
Walmart doesn't not take very good care of its associates and "punishes" us for eating food that is thrown away, when with the same breath they fight with you about too many hours. It is natural for some people to be favored under management, but sometimes that gets twisted and you never know who is going to rat you out and write you up, when you are doing the best you can with picking up other people's slack. It is a very frustrating job emotionally and mentally, so I would not recommend it unless you are desperate.
Pay wasn’t terrible but they never allowed me to change my availability which caused a lot of conflicts with my schedule. I couldn’t continue my school or see my family and friends on a regular basis. A lot of my requested days off were denied even though they were few and far apart which caused even more schedule conflicts. When I went to my manager about these issues he told me that being at work was more important than being with my family. I was eventually fired for attendance issues after spending 6hrs overnight in the ER, when I said I could bring a doctors excuse my manager said “it wouldn’t matter either way”. They don’t care about their employees. You work for them and that’s it.
Awful place to work. Management treats EVERYONE like dogs. Under appreciated in every way possible. Over worked in every way possible. Way too much stress for a retail job. Heard management call an employee a fat, lazy, pos in my last week.
They ran down union halls in their training videos!
Its okay place to work but i feel there is a lot of favoritism going around
When starting a family I had health issues and used all of my FMLA but had a few weeks PTO saved and was led to believe this PTO could be used during recovery from child birth (which would have been 2 weeks not covered under FMLA). After more than a decade with the company I was displaced, lost my position, nearly my career, and the PTO I had accumulated. I was grossly mistreated and miscommunicated with. The lack of integrity of my direct supervisor and HR management was astounding.
Don't dare take time to care for family members during their final days! Sedgwick and management don't communicate and promises of attendance adjuatment, PTO and FMLA are LIES! Good luck with unemployment to meet bills after they fire you too! Plan a funeral while sitting in the dark with your kids, F××k Walmart!
Women very rarely rise above middle management within the company. If a woman who shows merit and promise with more experice applies for the same job as a man with less experience, it is likely the woman will be cast aside. It's very easy for anyone to get to the department manager position or even into the first level of salaried management, but above that, you'll find very few women.
The schedules can be tough, they will cut your hours unless you have open availability, meaning you will work any day/any shift. It can be tough to find child care that’s as flexible as the hours. I also knew of someone who was fired because she had a rough pregnancy and missed a lot of work because of her health. I fully disagree with it.
Wal-Mart is a good company to work your way up a ladder if you can tolerate red tape, favoritism, and politics.
Over time you will find yourself compromising on family, friend, community values. The higher you go, the more vacation time youll have but there will be no holiday time to travel to family who are far away. You will be pressured to work certain days even if you have religious obligations. Sick days are not normally approved unless you are vomitting on the clock or coughing on a manager.
If you like fast paced, high pressure environments, with an emphasis on improving efficiency and profit you will enjoy it and do well. If you don't like any of those things and have strong personal values.... Don't even bother applying.
I worked very hard and did all that I could to help the company grow. Largely my efforts were not noticed and when I left my replacement who was a male started with a higher salary than what I left with.
I was denied raises as well.
Loads of favoritism. Preferential treatment to new people over people who have been there for years. Schedule availability ignored until you raise hell about it. No one gets the hours desired and you’re lucky if you do. Minimum wage for work accomplished unless you’re management. Raises mean nothing when the minimum wage goes up. People usually quit within the first 90 days.
When I worked at Walmart while I was pregnant it was hell. I worked 3rds and they would always put me at the register with the cigarettes which you can not leave from at all. The other cashiers and csms would go off to the other parts of the store to drop off returns and leave me up there for sometimes an hour by myself. I was told that I was not a loud go use the restroom when I needed to, and when I was sick they would write me up because at that time Walmart did not offer a lot of benefits when it came to time off. It was a female assistant manager that wrote me up and she told me that she was sick every single day of her pregnancy more than what I was and that if she did it then so did I. It got to the point where I couldn’t stand for those long hours anymore without my feet feeling like they were broken, I was refused to be given a stool so I just quit. I couldn’t stand it anymore.
It's great if you're looking for flexibility and are able to work in an environment that puts you in a position to meet ALL KINDS of people.
Great place to work. Loved my tenure working with WALMART :)
Low salary, not forward thinking in the tech world. Better lately about flexible hours and casual atmosphere. Good people work here.
Don't get pregnant while working here. I told them I was pregnant and got written up the next day for not working fast enough when two days earlier they were praising my speed.
Quite a bit of anxiety develops working for Walmart.
If you are a woman avoid working at Walmart. It’s a traditional good ol boys club for sure. So glad I got away
Dealt with sexual harassment as well as being called names like b***h and s**t by a co-worker. When I became pregnant, they found any reason they could to get rid of me.
Plenty of opportunity within a very greedy corporation that encourages upper management to cut off friendly daily interaction with the associates that provide the foundation of their success. The salary provided to upper management is not commiserate with the hours one is expected to work which easily falls in the 12 hours plus a day range and unless you take vacation out-of-town, expect to be called into to work. I have seen more people move up within the company whom have no desire to actually work and seen those who bust their rumps passed over as then the company would have to find a suitable replacement and it's easier to promote those who really don't contribute and utilize them as "grunts" who are easily satisfied with the job title.
Women were promoted to lower management, however, there was only 1 female upper manager in the whole store out of at least 7 or 8.
As for as promotion oppurtunities the glass ceiling at walmart do not exist. Women are all levels of managment in equal or greater number to the male counterparts. It does not offer paid maternity leave which is unfourtanate.
Upper management is kinda bad but the front end managers(i work in front end) are incredibly helpful and nice, super great place to work imo
This specific store has issues that need to be solved. Some of the associates and management are so rude that they are pushing the other associates out of departments and even away from the company itself. They say they take these things seriously and help out, but when it comes down to it they are more willing to continually hire more people than solve the real problem.
It's definitely a start somewhere professional but is not ideal for feeling respected by fellow management and training is virtually nonexistent.
Everything you hear about this place is true. They treat every level of employee like disposable dog crap. I cinstantly feel like my job is in jeopardy, and I am mid-level management! They put terrible human beings in positions of power who micromanage and verbally abuse you. I stay late, skip breaks and lunches and have to come in on my days off all the time without compesation since I am salaried. My peers are 50% corrupt from this place, and those are the ones who get promoted first. The other half are actually humans, who take anxiety meds to survive. Worst environment to work in ever.
As with any large company, your job is only as good as your direct management team. Some are great - some are terrible.
Doctor notes aren't accepted under any circumstances. Unless you are approved for a leave of absence. I'v seen many co workers fired for being hospitalized or simply because their kids got sick and they had to be out. Not to mention management treats you like dirt.
Incredible company for women at the management level.
Boss refuses to promote female employees to apa. Gives bullshit excuses and promotes males with the same issues he gave to not promoting the female employees. Favors flirtatious females over females that do their job as asked and never corrects the males even though they are doing what he's correcting the females over.
Wal-Mart could be a great company if there were room for an increase in pay. Having worked for walmart I can say that the amount of pay I get for my skill set, my cross training, my education level, my experience, is not even close to par. I wish there were opportunities to receive more pay for more senior full time, hourly associates that prove and dedicate a lot of time to the company but there is not.
Was a good place as a young adult/teen to begin working in the working world. Is a good company to move up to higher positions.
Female leadership is grossly lacking, there is a "good ol' boys club" in management ranks and they circle the wagons any time a female is even considered for a position.
It was ok, it wasn't the greatest place to some people. But it's like they had favorites and if you were there favorite they would let you know, and respect you more or give you a raise or what not. It wasn't a "everyone is treated equally" environment.
I have experienced demeaning comments to me and about fellow employees. They don't practice one of their core values 'respect for the individual.'. They are continupusly understaffed and work hours are 60+hours a week with little to no thanks or appreciation.
They could care less about your pregnancy or problems with step children. My step daughter was kidnapped and they told me I was not allowed to miss work.
I wish I could find a job that didn't make me feel emotionally and physically pained daily. I don't suggest this job for any woman.
Women that have children/family to care for are punished by this company's attendance policy. If you miss 9 days in 6 months you are terminated. That means if you get the flu, miss 4 days, then your kids get it and you miss 4-5 more days, you are fired. No such thing as an excused absence. Even in the event of miscarriage, etc. Also being 10 minutes late is half an absence according to this policy.
Good place if you work hard and shine. Definitely need to buddy up to your superiors to move up and get noticed. A simple hello, a smile and good work ethic.
It would be very helpful if the electronics in the entire store were updated and if the cashiers could have high seats at their stations. Other than that, it's all right.
If you work hard and keep a good attitude, especially during stressful times (holidays, inventory, etc) you should have no problem moving as far up in the company as you wish, regardless of gender, race, age, sexual preference, or anything else that may separate you from your co-workers.
Very high pressure and high stress. Currently an unstable environment with everyone worried about being let go. I don't recommend it.
When I made CSM I started with 32 hours a week which was enough to pay my bills and have money for gas and food. When my hours were drastically cut to 20 without prior notice things started getting tight. I decided to hold out and wait for the hours to improve. Then a month later I was cut to 8 hours a week. It may sound like one whole day at work but it wasn't. That was 4 two hour days. I complained that I could not live on 8 hours a week so they cut me down to 4 hours a week (4 one hour days). When I complained I couldn't live on 4 hours a week I was told I should just feel lucky to even have a job plus every 3 weeks I had zero hours. I put in for my 2 week notice and it was then and only then that the store manager took note of my hours cut. I left Walmart for a job that paid less but by that time my house was already in foreclosure.
Walmarts customers and profits are equally their # 1 focus, the associates are a definite second. Which is not a terrible position to be in except....... How successful could Walmart be if they made their associates their top priority? I know it would absolutely be a better working environment. This coming from a person who started as a cashier in 1999 and would climb my way to a co manager position of a $108 million super center by 2013 making $70,000 a year. It's a great opportunity to endeavor into the retail management world; if you dare. Without any gender biases that I ever had to experience.
Good place to get experience. Currently can't move around too much in merchandising organization but a lot of opportunity available.
The "open door" policy is a joke. You DO have to fear retaliation. Anti-Union meetings are incredibly false and creepy. It's time for Walmart to Unionize.
Sexual harassment runs rampant and management protects the offenders rather than the victims.
Very rude and aggressive (95% male) managers and poor working conditions.
Some people I work with are great. No opportunity to grow. Denied me for everything I've asked for except 1 item. No training, not able to discuss with mgmnt about anything because nothing gets done, a person doesn't bother any more. Asst Mgrs. are terrible. You tell them of pricing issues, they do nothing. They treat their people terrible, with a lack of concern. Or they act concerned and behind your back they do nothing.
Great place to work while organizing future plans. Decent pay and work hours numbers. Always a chance to move up or try a new position or dept A number of financial saving opportunities and incentives for employees
Not the best employer but good for a first job
Overall I would give Walmart a 4/5 on female friendliness. Women are treated the same as men and have equal pay and advancement opportunities. The only way I would say women have problems is certain job codes require heavy lifting and climbing ladders. Sometimes when a woman gets pregnant it's difficult for her to compensate the physical limitations without changing to another department.
Women are paid less than men in the same position, and men are promoted over women with more experience. (I was ordered to train the man who got the position I applied for more than once) The previous store manger made sexist comments and once ate an entire box of chicken wings while interviewing me for a promotion (smacking his lips and licking his fingers etc.)
It is a good company for anyone who needs a job, and I am sure some are better than others. In my experience though the store was very unfriendly and did not treat its emplyees with respect. My coworkers were great though and made the job bearable.
Walmart is not a family friendly employer
Not fun at all. Nobody seemed to really love their job and honestly it all reflects back on the management. They honestly didnt believe that the bottom people are why they still had their jobs.
As a woman Walmart is not the kind of organization I would be willing to work for again. Between the harassment and discrimination I received for being a woman, the complete disregard for mental health and the significantly disproportionately few women in leadership and executive roles it is not a place I'd recommend to other women.
Walmart is an interesting work environment. I started there fresh out of high school as a cashier. They give you computer training for at least a week and a half and then they let you out on to the floor to watch it in action. They will train you and they like promoting people with in their stores.
I was badgered about taking my extra time to pump. My supervisor ignored repeated reports of sexual harassment from another hourly associate. My supervisor was never reprimanded for her poor leadership and continues to keep her job.
The Walmart Corporate Office is undergoing a major upset this year in its attempt to keep pace in the e-commerce world. They're only as competitive as they have to be as far as perks offered, and do not appear to care about retaining talent. Their annual satisfaction survey is about to launch and the numbers are expected to be abysmal. Time will tell if they're taking a misstep or merely making the necessary evil decisions.
Was a good place to work, pros are interaction with management on mobile devices. Cons are front end management could use more support.
I had a UTI once and had to come to work. They have no allowance for having time excused even with a doctors note. There excuse was, "not everyone has the ability to go to the doctor so it's like punishing them for not being able to go to the doctor if we take doctors notes from those that are." I was on Walmart insurance at the time.
The WORST job I have ever had. However only at the Baytown location.
I enjoy working at Walmart as a cashier. I am a people person and enjoy helping others! I would just note that cashiering is a very physically taxing job so if you have health concerns or arthritis it might not be the best fit for you!
Great co workers.
There could be a better balance between the promotion of men and women.
Literally killed my soul. When people say don't do it, don't do it. A good raise is 10 cents A YEAR. Sick days are non existent and they don't take doctors notes. Stay away.
They expect a lot of work and commitment but don't want to pay their employees fair wages. They would rather pay their employees next to nothing and keep shoveling cash into the pockets of the CEO's.
Lots of female associates but very few of them are management level. The attendance policy is incredibly harsh especially since most mother's might have to leave a couple of hours early to take care of a kid meaning that they receive an absence despite having been at work for six hours before that. Most women quit when they have a baby because they don't get any extra consideration for having just expelled a human from their bodies, no leniency on the strict attendance unless you get a leave of absence which are hard to come by.
I left Wal-Mart after 10 years because of the lack of training available to female members of management. I had to quit nursing due to non favorable pumping facilities. I did 2 years overnights immediately after my daughter was born. I am thankful that I got my salary while on maternity leave.
Don't work there if you need to make a living.
My examples of the treatment of women are anecdotal and cannot be proven, but I worked with a lady who was suffering from morning sickness due to her pregnancy. She often had to go to the bathroom. Once, after going to the bathroom to vomit, she was threatened with a write-up. There are many similar instances of poor treatment towards pregnant women and I heard (on occasion) open mockery of single mothers struggling to fit work alongside care of their child.
As far as the actual job goes:
Unless you are a member of management, open availability is essentially demanded of you. You are then often bounced all over the schedule, with your number of hours varying a great deal. It's also very difficult (neigh impossible) to achieve full-time unless you're willing to move into a management position.
There are many female managers and as far as I can tell, there is no favoritism shown to the males over the females. In fact, if I had to guess, I would say that our store has more female employees than males and that the number of males and females in management positions is balanced.
The job can be extremely stressful and upper management is very demanding, oftentimes expecting employees to do the work of two or three people and scolding said people if the work is not completed or if it was done in a rushed way. Hard-working employees will find this very frustrating, as it will be difficult, nigh impossible, for them to complete all assigned tasks on any given day, and, in the unlikely event that they do complete them, they will be given little recognition and only hollow, seemingly practiced words as encouragement.
You will almost always be required to work major holidays and they no longer offer holiday pay as an incentive. This is not very 'family friendly' of them, but, in fairness to them, there is hardly any way around it, since most locations are open 24-hours a day, even on holidays, and it would be very hard to allow holiday requests without showing some sort of favoritism.
As long as you do your job and don't complain constantly or cause drama, you can easily advance with the company. They do offer decent benefits for a retail place. They pay well-above minimum wage (in my state). They offer insurance, personal time off, a 401k plan, a discount card, and a quarterly bonus (so long as goals in the store are met).
This is a fair to middling job if you are young-to-middle-aged, single, have no children, and enjoy multi-tasking and/or have a great personality for customer service. There is always work to be done and there are a wide variety of areas to work in. It's very rare to spend the entire day in a single location or on a single task and on most days you will move around the store a lot. If you are in the management program, they will send you out of store for additional training. Full-time associates can accrue up to five weeks of Paid Time Off and they are flexible when it comes to how you choose to take it.
Overall, there are some pros and cons. If you can get into upper management, the pay and benefits are really good and you can easily make a living. It's just whether or not you want to deal with the stress and inflexibility of the job.
I accepted a job at Wal-Mart in April of 2017, due to being laid off in Feb of 2017 from my position as Director of Operations at a law firm. I took the job, because I needed a job quickly as I was preparing for my wedding in June of 2017. I work in the autocare center in Dublin, Ohio. I'm a service writer and greeter. I greet the customers that come to the autocare center for service on their vehicles. I input their information into our system to get their service started. The job itself is great, but the company and the employees I work with are horrible. Since I'm one of few workers in my department that can speak English, I'm given more work and have to do the work of t people. The management disappears when you need them, and when they do come around they aren't helpful. My co-workers are able to disappear as well and socialize all day with their friends, standing around drinking coffee while customers are standing their waiting to be serviced, while I'm already engaged in assisting another customer. All while the phone is ringing off the hook and I'm having the help out customers in other departments. When reported to management, they don't do anything about it. I've never worked anywhere where I've worked with such a lazy group of co-workers that doesn't work together as a team.
They were not good at promoting equal opportunities. We had lots of women department managers however they were over "pink" departments. Glads ceiling was very definite even when we had a women store manager. Walmart could definitely do much better, especially when they are such a large company.
I was a single mother, and they had no understand of when your child is sick, they can't go to daycare. I ended up being fired because I had a miscarriage (took 4 weeks of LOA), and then a month later, broke my ankle (another 8 weeks of LOA). When I came back, I worked 2 weeks and reinsured my ankle in the job. A week after I was cleared for work i was fired for "porformance" because "you haven't been here, and able to work, enough to do your job." Yes, they had vacation time, but as a Manager, you are not allowed any personal days. If you have to miss work for being sick; or your child being sick, you have to make the days up. We worked 5 days on, 12 hour shift, and 2 days off. It was the worst schedule for having any family time. I dropped my child off in the mornings when he was asleep, and picked him up at night when he was asleep. They were all about promoting women, but once they did, they gave you no support, and had no understanding. I wasn't able to breastfeed my first child because my 12 hour shift only allowed for an hour lunch, no breaks, and if have to pump in my car, in the parking lot. I was very unsatisfied while working there. And although it put me in a bind financially, getting fired was the best thing that ever happened to me in Wal-Mart.
Don't attempt to promote if your pregnant, they'll ask you all sorts of questions about your pregnancy and what you intend to do for the company (I guess since they're "granting" you maternity leave?) while your gone.Don't bother turning managers in to the ethics department, since it's all up to the store manager to decide action and most of them have a 'good ol' boy' system in place with their lower managers nothing will come of it except getting yourself blackballed from ever promoting.Lactation closet is a better term for where a mother can go to pump, and it took involving home office to even grudgingly be granted that.
As an hourly associate at WalMart, as far as I've ever heard and experienced, you are dime a dozen. Even if your facility is struggling (as they usually do) to find enough people, you are just another meaningless cog in the machine. No one cares about your input, what you think, who you are, or where you wanna be in five or ten years--even if you want to be in some top office. Doing your job well doesn't matter. Doing it quickly does. Apparently the worse things look, the better. Additionally, management choose favorites, people who basically could be paid to do nothing and perform poorly week after week.
The thought of working at WalMart again sickens me.
Your chance of getting promoted as a woman is 1 in 10
There is no way to keep comments i have about this company "classy".
It's a great work opportunity but it is not good for your health, mentally or physically. Employees are often over tasked without the compensation for the work they do and the environment is hostile and somewhat toxic.
Very hard place to be a working mom. Company in general still has good ol boy network they use against anyone who stands up for what's right. Bosses made it hard for work home balance. Management expected to work more hours so as to not schedule associates and keep payroll down
We have a lot of female management at our store, but the way male management and and male corporate members treat female associates is like they are dainty flowers until they're pregnant and all of a sudden they're body builders. The company is biased
Disgusting place to work as a female. Be prepared to be sexually harassed and bullied all day every day.
As much as a bad rap as Walmart gets I as a woman have more managers above me that are women and I have seen them get promoted regularly. There is more annoyance from me to the other women for looking for men to lift things. Get it girl fair is fair.
Walmart is bad because in a company that doesn't value women much anyway, each store functions as a relatively autonomous unit. This allows for store managers and their prejudices to affect workers regardless of practices in place to protect people against such things. My store manager said that the company would do a lot better if we stopped letting women be in charge of anything. That same manager ran off a really good assistant manager we had who is a single mother by giving her hours that would not allow for her son to be cared for. She chose a demotion to another store rather than try and fight it. She was replaced by the creepiest guy. Eeeeeeww. Not my first seriously creepy manager though. A manager at my old store was demoted for sexual harassment to assistant manager and goosed me when I was in the managers office. No one took me seriously when I brought it to my other manager.
Rude, entitled, over bearing female managers that do not care for their associates
The company has made many changes over the last few years in regards to pay raises. They laid it out in such a way as to seem to be an improvement but purposely kept things low key (i.e. Holiday pay being removed). As a whole the company isn't the problem is it individual markets (not stores but a group of stores within an area). Within each market there is a team that is goal oriented for themselves: their pay raises, their bonuses (4 plus figures multiple times a year), etc. They forget or seemingly don't care about the hourlies. Also sexism and racism runs high. Again I speak for my market and not all but with a company this vast, this should be closely monitored and it is routinely overlooked. Finally, Walmart has the reputation for being customers centered. This is a great asset but it is also a great flaw. There are an unmeasurable amount of times in which I have dealt with customers abusing this fact and the associate simply trying to follow policy is made to look like a fool because upper management decides to let the customers' temper tantrum win (i.e. Returns without a receipt, not being able to cash money orders because they are filled out to someone other than the person cashing it, etc.). It's common knowledge within store level hourlies that a negative complaint goes noticed immediately but a compliment gets ignored. I personally have had no customer complaints this year and only a handful last year (one of which was because I helped another customer first, who had been waiting longer) and it is these negative customers that hold such value a year later, not the customers that know me by name and come in everyday looking for their favorite associates. I just hope this gets the word out. For those that shop Walmart know that an associate is doing their best despitehaving been yelled at by a customer for something out of their control at least once that day. As for anyone that may be in our corporate offices: please help! Retaliation is real. Sexual harassment happens every day. Sexism and racism are prevalent. Thank you
I find male management to be more unbiased than the female. Female management has overt tendency to favor men in all aspects of business.
Good ol boy system, the management had their favorites and if you weren't a favorite ypu can find yourself constantly in trouble for any and everything.
I noticed, as did many of my coworkers, that my Walmart repeatedly promoted unqualified men over qualified women.
Walmart is altogether a pretty good place to work. They pay well and have started to give better training to associates. Only problem is that alot of the men that I work with either are treated better than women or they treat women differently than they treat the men. Alot of the issues that I bring up as a woman never get handled correctly if they even get handled at all. We also don't move up as quickly to assistant managers unless you kiss alot if butt.
Most of the people who move up in my store are women. I feel like promotions are merit based regardless of sex
Doing this made me realize what I believe an employer should for their employees. Even more specifically for those that identify as women. It was an exercise in values and I think that's important to explore.
With my personal experience, I have worked with both men and women upper management. The men have always treated women with respect. It wasn't until I worked with women upper management that I could clearly see the difference. The lack of respect towards myself and my co-workers is very upsetting. I am spoken down to instead of spoken to. So called "clicks" like in high school actually exist in the workforce, between store manager and hourly associates. Female upper managers are actually less sympathetic and less likely to work with you in terms of home issues. Such as dr. Appointments. I actually had a female manager give me a hard time about pumping breast milk for my baby during the day. Female upper management tends to "flirt" with male associates and are more lenient when it comes to holding males accountable. I never witnessed any of this or experienced this with male upper management
Management will not help you if you are being sexually assaulted by another worker or by a customer. If a fellow male worker starts to harass you at and away from the workplace they will do nothing. If you report that person to the police, or to corporate your hours will get cut suddenly. If a customer harasses you. You are not allowed to speak out and say stop, please don't touch me, and please go away. You are expected to act professionally and ignore if the customer touches you innapropertly without your permission. If a customer stalks you and waits till your shift is over and you call the police when you find the customer who was a bit off... on your car... the next shift you work management treats you like you do not matter and will add it as a negative on your next review. Furthermore if you are pregnant and have to take off suddenly because you went into labor. After you have taken the correct steps months ahead so you don't loose your job and position due to pregnancy.. They will still count that day you didn't show up for your shift as a no show no call. Even if you did call them. Once you work there, You might as well have sold all the rights to your personal space, dignity, and privacy.
I wish that corporate respected all employees other than put them against one another. It was a "save your own a$$" environment: meaning don't help one another, cover your own. My pharmacy manager was super sweet, but had absolutely control over the rude techs and the 2 pharmacists that joined in with them and helped hurt other coworkers. I don't miss being berated on a daily basis at all.
I really feel like walmart doesn't care for their employees and they seem to not care about females more than males.
Many of my leaders are female and transgender. This company has always been inclusive and protective in my market and region.
I worked in a predominately male department and was always looked down on and told I couldn't get the same work done that the men could.
Overall i dont see any issues with female specifically. Employment itself could use a little help
Very unfriendly to female employees, the company does everything it can to make female managers step down if they become pregnant. I had a high risk pregnancy and was consistently told that I needed to step down despite me being able to perform my job duties to expectation, just because I was pregnant. I used my vacation days to make Dr appointments and didn't miss any days for work, I had to leave work early 2 times by ambulance due to issues with my pregnancy, and was told if I didn't come in to work the following day that i would be written up. I literally had to work until I almost died from complications before they would approve a leave of absence, and then gave my position to someone else while I was on leave. I had no attendance issues, I had no write ups, I had been with the company for over 8 years, I got promotions every 1 1/2 because of my job performance, and I had high compliments and recommendations from high level managers, and they still gave my job to a male because I was pregnant. I wound up having to leave the company because they refused to place me in an equal pay position after I came back from maternity leave. I had to take an extended leave to recover from an emergency c-section after being hospitalized with preeclampsia for over a month, my daughter was preemie and born with major lung issues and we didn't know if she was going to live or not. When I asked about why my position wasn't held the only a seer I got was "you were on leave, you shouldn't have gone if you wanted to keep your position." This was the senior hr manager... made several complaints and home office did nothing.
I've worked for Walmart for almost 5 years now. I moved from California to Idaho this last year to escape from a co-worker who sexually harassed me and when I filed a complaint I got introuble for it. I came to the new store here in Idaho only to find out a similar issue happened here with another associate I now believe that it's something with in the company itself. They promise to protect you as an associate and don't tolerate behavior like that but when you actually have it happen to you they all just sweep it under the rug.
Management treats female workers as second class citizens. I am constantly made to feel as I don't belong while my husband is told about advancement opportunities in management.
The female manager over cashiers is evil and the female csms are complete trash as well. No one cares about the concerns you have when you have them and they only look out for themselves. No one else.
I once had a violent case of food poisoning. The kind that causes extreme pain, dehydration, uncontrollable vomiting and diarrhea. I could not leave the bathroom. Not pretty. I was throwing up in my sleep and required hospitalization. I followed the call in procedures. The store's Co-manager picked up and I told him I could not come in because of food poisoning. He said that was a "lame excuse" and that I should come in and wear a medical face mask. I worked in the bakery. The company's policy specifically states that people handling food should not come to work with food. I told him this and he told me I needed to work in a different department. I told him I was in pain, dehydrated, and experiencing extreme stomach discomfort. He said that he'd heard that a number of times before by young people, particularly women who wanted a day off and that he would see me at my shift. I tried to dance around the ugly details while still getting the point across, but his insistence that I was fine left me no choice. I told him the honest truth; "Sir, this morning, I simultaneously sh*t my pants and threw up on my dog in my sleep. I'm can not come in." This had him flustered. He said, "Uh, um, well that, uh,... get well soon." He hung up the phone. I was half tempted to go in just to throw up on him, I was so mad.
The managers are so willing to claim your success and tear you down for the smallest things. The hourly worker is expendable to them and they will find a reason to fire you if you get on their bad side. My assistant manager told my co-worker (with 10+ years in the dept) to keep track of inventory and give him a list of what we needed to order while our dept manager was on Leave of Absence. She did just that. When the stores overall inventory came back with poor results, the assistant managers got yelled at. My assistant manager came back and pulled my co-worker to the back and fired her for "ordering too much" and having "overtime" that HE APPROVED because it was near inventory and my manager was on vacation. Hourly associates are disposable, especially the women. They figure female associates are less likely to fight termination.
It is amazing how far management will go to protect the reputation of one man (hourly) facing multiple sexual harassment reports at the expense of the victims. If the women have any reason to have their job terminated, they would much rather paint the victim as "leading the guy on" and "inviting the behavior" and then using he record against her and letting her go than deal with the sexual harassment case. If the victim doesn't have a mark on her record and can not be framed as a wh*re, then its a war of attrition until she quits. They tell the victim "we will look into it" or "we will speak to him" or worse "we have no indication that such events occurred. Eventually, the she would get worn down by 1) the continued harassment 2)being ignored by management 3)not getting paid enough to make all of that worth it 4)the rumors that were allowed to falsely perpetuate the victim's attention hungry/wh*re character. It is disgusting. EVERY level of management is guilty of turning a blind eye to these cases on the regular. "Open door policy"? Yeah right. In one event of harassment that none of the lower or mid level managers wanted to deal with, they referred me to the store manager. I was in his office with my witness. I started telling him of an event of harassment involving groping and stalking. I feared for my safety. I broke down and cried a few silent tears. The store manager became enraged and said, "Stop. Now. Nothing is as obnoxious as a hysterical woman. So stop. No, So-and-so is a good man who has been with this company for years. He is a good Christian man who comes in on time and minds his own business. Quiet and simple fellow. I'm not having any of this. You all (women in the department) get a hive mind set your sites on the destruction of the person week. I will not have this in my store. So this ends now." My witness even stepped up to tell what she had seen, as she had been with the company longer than Mr. So-and-so. But that didn't matter. He would take one man's reputation over the words of female witnesses who had been their longer than both the store manager and the creep. We were dismissed. I left the company not long after that. I've seen garbage like that happen to other women, too. All too similar to my case, but different in their own respects. Walmart does not take sexual harassment/assault cases seriously. Honestly, if it happens to you or someone you know, you are better off gathering your witnesses and going to the police than to a store manager, company policy and internal investigation be d*amned.
Overall, the management at Walmart is highly unprofessional and they look out for #1. They will turn on anyone that they can throw under the bus to better themselves. They will even cannibalize each other to get ahead. The hourly associates are hit or miss, though there are plenty of gems that can turn into life long friends. Typically, the hourly people are there to earn their paychecks and move on. You have the occasional bad apple that tries to ruin if for everyone, but that is everywhere.
Walmart is a very sexist company to work for. If you are a woman, stay away from this employer.
I was sexually harassed by a male co-worker for 3 years at this company. I told every level of management and they would throw me back down the chain of command. I even had an entire department of witnesses verify my claims on multiple occasions! I was a great employee with only an occasional attendance mark against me but it felt like they never took me seriously! Anytime I felt like there was a possibility of it getting handled, the assistant managers would put it off until they were rotated and did not communicate the issue to the next in line. They would even go as far as to deny my report to cover their backs. Often, i wasn't taken seriously. I was barely 19 when I started. This co-worker was 47 years old. And worked in the adjacent deli department. I was told by management that he was a quiet "good Christian man" and that maybe I "invited that behavior" by SEVERAL different managers. This creep asked about my younger (UNDERAGE) sisters and if they were dating. He asked me to model for him. He told me he sold Mary Kay and that I should go to his apartment to try it out. He told me I could come work for him in the summers for his start up house cleaning business. I could start by "putting on the uniform" he picked out and trying on the "special new uniform" he picked out (shivers). The frustrating part is that he would play dumb, but he wasn't. He would phrase things in a way that sounded innocent if you reported him. When I went to take the days trash out to relatively deserted back room, he would suddenly drop what he was doing to take his departments trash out despite there still being more left (much to the annoyance of his co-workers) just so he could follow me and get me alone. I never felt safe anywhere near him. I changed my closing shift to an opening shift to avoid him, but sure enough, he switched his too. He would follow me into the industrial freezer (where there are no cameras) and watch me from behind as I broke down freight. He would breath down my neck and graze my behind while I was alone on my closing shift. I would catch him staring at me intently and unbroken for what felt like hours. His co-workers in his department reported that his fixation on me caused him to mess up orders and ignore customers. He knocked over a pallet of freight on my co-workers because he was too destracted by my rear end to drive a fork lift. She had to be hospitalized and he had a drug test. The manager drove him to the clinic and he talked about bible verses and played up the "simple Christian man" act. He memorized my schedule (as I was a student who worked fixed hours) and would come in on his days off to follow me around the store. I checked this by walking through typically women-targeted departments and making several zigzags. I made sure it was on security tape! Still management belittled me about the issue or pretended to care and put it off until the next rotation. I was not the only girl either. Some girl from the dairy department around the same age as me, was telling me about her expieriences working there and her gripes. She told me about this middle aged man that stalked her and harrassed her. I told her about my experiences. They were very similar and I asked who it was. Sure enough it was the same guy. She had reported him too, with no luck. At least 6 assistant managers, 3 department managers, and the store manager had all heard my report. I left the job after 3 years for a paid research gig. The creep had the gall to ask where I was going. I lied. He made up some reason to be on campus when I would supposedly be there. I happily put 200+ miles of distance between me, and where I told him I was going. It's been a year since I left. He still works there, and as far as I know, nothing has been done. I can say comfortably, based on my experiences, that Walmart doesn't care about the welfare of its female employees and it CERTAINLY does NOT take sexual harassment reports seriously. I guess they expect that with such a high employee turnover rate, that one of the two of us would leave soon enough. But I stayed for 3 years. Harassment started day one. My first report was less than one month into my new job. Walmart did not care. The only level of management that fought for me was my own department manager, because she witnessed a lot first hand. But not even she could get upper management to do anything. Not only is managment useless at taking care of associates, but they are incompetent. The number of times I've saved an ignorant member of management from committing Food Stamp fraud is rediculous. The amount of money I've saved them from con artists' attempted theft is inumerable. Often they would belittle me or not listen until I pointed out the smoking gun. At which point, I would still have to explain the conclusion. Only then would they turn the con artist to the door and put it as a mark to their own credit. The only silver lining to that job was my fellow bakery associates who would make sure that I was not alone with him for as long as they could help it. They were the family that protected me. I could honestly write a dissertation on how little Walmart values its associates compared to the almighty dollar and how poorly they treat female associates.
Sadly, all of the issues with this particular store stem from the very top. The store manager will eagerly and effortlessly stab you in the back, if it makes her look good, and one of the co-managers has a bad habit of treating you like she stepped in garbage juice in her pretty black boots. There's no chance at going up the food chain with complaints, because of blatant favouritism from the regional manager and the rest of the marketing team for this area.
If you happen to start working here, keep your head down and tell them what they want to hear, if you want to keep your job. If you balk, or don't want to do something, they'll find an excuse to fire you, or give you such bad shifts that you're forced to resign in order to get a better job.
The lower level management (support and lower), as well as the regular sales associates, are amazing people to work with, and will be some of the greatest friends you make at a job. But don't trust the store manager. She'll make a snap decision about you, and it doesn't matter what you do, her opinion that you're "a bad person" will never change.
Worked here for 3 years. Obtained my BA in business while working here. Got passed up for 5 promotions...all of which were given to newly hired males without the training or education I had. Every time I brought it up I was told that so and so was more qualified. The hiring manager, store manager, and hr manager were all men. I never saw a female be promoted the entire time I worked there.
I once got my period while on shift. The managers refused to let me use the restroom. I bled all down my pants legs, customers could see and complained but i was not allowed relief for over an hour. The store wasn't even that busy. They wouldn't put anyone on my register to run relief and I ended up with terrible chafing from it, in addition to the already humiliating situation. They wouldn't even give me anything to change into and I ended up leaving early which resulted in a write up. I called HR but when they investigate the managers lied and said I made it up so they wouldn't get in trouble.
They were willing to work with college students so that they could adjust their schedule. If you need more hours or less you would just let them know.
I was sexually harassed by multiple members of the staff and management.
Walmart is very bias when it comes to how it's run. You get stuck there. There more favoritism here than I've seen anywhere else.
They favor men with the better tasks. They also have a major problem with favouritism; the favorites are always guys. Been there longer in my department than my coworker, but he gets the jobs out of the daily routine since he is the department manager's favorite.
They essentially fired me for needing set days off for regular therapy sessions after a week in the hospital and had previosly demoted me when I was on vacation.
This job is not for the faint of heart. You will put in at least 50 hours a week - usually more. This is the retail business, and Walmart is the largest retailer in the world. You will work even when you are not at work if you want to be the best. There are great opportunities in this company, and there are many people that will help you succeed if you have the drive.
Male managers tend to have a problem with speaking respectfully to female employees, in my experience.
One of the worst companies I ever worked for. They could care less about their employees.
People are nice but management talks down to people and treats them awful!
Overall, Walmart is a great company to work for. You have access to great health care, dental and vision. You can be a part of the stock purchase plan, and pay into your 401k. Walmart seems to have a bad rep, but it's actually a really good company, you get to work with great people, and be a part of something wonderful. I recommend Walmart to anyone looking for a good experience.
Walmart needs to put more effort in making their associates happy. Better pay, bring holiday pay back, actually care about us maybe. I couldn't even tell you how many employees we have gone through and the city were located in is not even that big.
The upper management will lie to your face. Women constantly deal with sexism whether through other employees or management themselves. While people have used the proper channels to attempt to communicate these problems, they have been dismissed repeatedly. They'll say things like "oh I'll have to have a talk with them" or "I'll take care of it". But they have no intention of doing anything. No one deserves to be treated this way.
Wage disparity is still a huge and troubling issue here. It affects both men and women at this company. Walmart will do wage evaluations and realignment which at face value might seem like a good thing, but they fail to factor in job loyalty. For example let's say Miss X and Mr. Y work the same position. Miss X has been with the company ten years and Mr. Y has been here for five. In the past ten years there has been no market wage evaluation and all changes to the standard hiring wage has been decided within the company. Miss X was hired at $9.80 an hour and makes $15.00 an hour now. Mr. Y was hired at $11.20 an hour and make $13.60 now. The department adds Mrs. Q at starting wage of $12.00 an hour. The company does a market wage evaluation and realignment and decides that based on current factors starting wage should actually be $16.00. Sounds good until they fail to factor in job loyalty on top of that. Miss X and Mr. Y have worked hard for the company for the past ten and five years, always meeting or exceeding the expectations set before them. Unfortunately that amounts to nothing because now the ten and five year and brand new employee all earn the same wage.
Also, don't bother trying to negotiate your starting wage because apparently everything is set in stone, and nothing can be overridden. Presenting a case for a merit raise is also futile because you might learn that apparently your job lives and dies based on whether or not you vacuum underneath the shredder everyday.
I was told we don't pay you to tinkle by my male manger because I used the bathroom to many times while pregnant and suggested I wear a diaper. I work with two other males in the same position as me but I'm always given the worst jobs/ tasks while they two males are given the better ones. Like I go unload a truck while pregnant but they get go stock toilet paper.
I was sent to the office for not smiling enough. Nearly half the employee's never smile, but I was singled out.
When you're hired, the orientation videos PREACH a respect for all people regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, etc. And if there are any disrespectful words or actions, say something. But in my 6 months with the company, I had witnessed and been the victim of sexual harassment daily. From low level associates ALLLLL the way up to the store manager. Sexual harassment claims are a joke to the management staff. You're either ignored or blamed. It's never the men making comments, or worse, to blame.
This company has been around for a long time. It's success is only owed by the many employees that work long and hard hours on just about every holiday excluding Christmas Day. It's promises of promotion and easy success are alluring to many. If you have worked for this company for any long duration of time, you might notice the promises of equal raises of salary. This is true, however after all the stores throughout the country receive raises, the company will start a hiring freeze that will last up to six to seven months. During this time, some may quit and others are fired. Leaving only a small number of people left to do the job of many. This company promotes some of its worst managers, CSMs, Department Managers extra. The hardest working employees are often overlooked or ignored. You are always under the watchful eyes of the company's cameras carefully placed in every work station. Your ideas or concerns about how to better a work task will be completely ignored. If your not a manager than your opinion or comments mean nothing. This store will do anything to make the customer happy even if the customer is in the wrong. Managers are allowed to use any measures that they see fit to correct employees, such as "coaching" ( A formal way of telling you that you messed up, and that you need to get your act together or else you will be fired). Managers are aloud to critique and criticize any employee in public or around customers if they see fit. Salaried members of management have belittled and threatened employees on a daily bases.
Worked with an employee that became pregnant and there was no support from the company. There was no maternity leave and no paid time off. When she did return to work she was forced to pump in her car, so she could still provide milk for her baby, and eventually she could not keep up her supply. She was unable to come to work because her child had foot and mouth disease and she was written up for missing too many days, because her time off actually counted against her. Also, encountered a manager that was denied a supevisor position even though she had seniority because "he needed to be in the position to provide for his family".
I feel that the management doesn't listen to their employees. They want to micromanage things but won't help the employees accomplish the tasks. They play favorites quite often and retaliate against you if you use sick time by changing your hours or refusing your time off. They do nothing about lazy workers and harass the ones who end up doing the majority of the work.
This job has ruined my back and life.
One of my old store managers told me I had to breast pump in the bathroom. Maternity leave was not paid, even after 4 years. I've constantly been told to let the guys do the hard stuff. Wish I could afford to leave, but Walmart has competitive 401k and stock options as far as retail goes
The management at my store were some of the most disrespectful and uncooperative people I have ever met. The store manager, Nate, wanted to harass me all the tine and he even cornered me in an aisle once! He even was down right despicable to need while I was grieving the loss of my grandpa. I would talk to managers about it and he would justify his actions and then the managers just dropped it and decided to target me. Honestly, NEVER will I ever allow myself to lower my standards enough to work in store 3846 again!
This Walmart was a very stressful place to work. I had lots of skills and experience in many departments, but I couldn't get them because I had a life outside work. If you did not open your days to work anytime they want you to work. You stay in the same place.
99% of managers are men and not the good kind. The only place you'll see a woman is behind a desk in HR or on the floor but never in management. Out of over 600 employees there are 2 female managers. They don't give any employees the chance to raise up through the ranks, they would rather hire people from the outside with absolutely zero experience come and be a manager instead of people that have worked 10+ years doing bonified slave labor. Worst job ever.
I've been with the company for 10 years. Through this time I've advanced through the management ranks quickly with ease. If you work hard, are knowledgeable of your business, and come to work promotions aren't difficult to achieve.
The compensation is good and the benefits are amazing. At least in my area the health care plan is the best I've ever had through the company and it beats any other employer I've worked for.
Maternity leave was a breeze to apply for and get and I received 100% of my pay (I was a salaried manager). I went on another leave a few years after maternity leave. Easy process and I still received short term disability.
I've never had issues with getting negative situations resolved.
I've worked in the security field of the company and had a very successful career. My male market manager and male regional manager developed me for the market level. Because I worked hard, was a high performer, delivered great results, was knowledgeable of my business, and I came to work.
Work life balance is non existent. But thats the name of the game in retail. I have no issues with getting PTO time approved. I'm an hourly now (stepped down to spend more time with my family) and I would be taken back to management in a heart beat by my male market manager. And from an hourly standpoint, I stand behind everything I said about my experience as a salaried manager.
In my time in my current role I have trained and helped two different male hire ins. Both were promoted quickly, one 9 months in, the other 2 1/2 months in to management roles. I've been there several years and have been ignored for 15 separate positions I have tried for. I'm looking for another job.
Working overnights as a young female with mostly male coworkers was awful, sexual harassment from every angle.
I feel that Walmart has excellent pay for a basic part time job. Over the course of 1.5 years I went from $9 to $11.22. The problem with them was that it was a pain to work for them. I eventually made the decision that even though I had enough money it was not worth making me feel awful about myself. There were only about 3 male cashiers over this time and I felt like they just hired women bc it's what they were supposed to do. And most of the people I worked with had children and they seemed to always be frustrated with waiting to get permission for a doctor appointment or feeling comfortable speaking with anyone above them. There was a lot of favoritism and anyone who really worked hard was ignored because they didn't kiss anyone's a**. I feel like they created a pit to throw women into to fight each other. Overall I did not enjoy working for them.
Very unorganized company.
As expected, Walmart and other big chains will vary from store to store. All depends on the management in that store.
It has room for improvement in a few areas, such as making sure all associates understand unconscious bias and how that may effect advancement opportunities for women.
Worst job ever. For men & women.
The cultish hate for unions and disrespect for the base employees made working for Walmart barely tolerable. The other employees were amazing and just trying to make ends meet but management and corporate goals lead to an intolerably unfriendly environment.
When I started in 2012 the company was okay. Senior management was nicer and mentored. As I stayed with the company things broke down like pay cuts, staffing cuts. Managers had high turn over and employees without adequate hours. For such a large employer they had terrible employee benefits, high cost for minimum healthInsurance coverage.
The pay is better than other places. However management could be doing better. They say they will work with your schedule if you are a student but i ha a difficult time getting an accurate schedule. When you show interest on moving up or learning they have you running. They aren't very helpful.
Terrible coaching tactics - humiliation. Terrible management. Zero feedback outside of getting written up and annual evaluations. Went to work everyday with dread of who would strike me down. I felt set up for failure and was told retail wasn"t for me multiple times. There was also mention of my background and my accent affecting my performance.
Great place to work if you don't mind not being listened to and having to do everyone else's work and waiting for everyone else to actually work in their sections so you can get to work having no working equipment and treated like crap by your coworkers on a day to day basis yeah it's perfect place to work also add in the hours that randomly get cut and getting penalized for other departments not practicing their safety (cleaning up after themselves) work environment that we all have to do along with a blatant disregard for company policy where married couples flat out work on the same team together and take 30-40 minute breaks and 80 minute lunches when it's supposed to be 15/60 and then there is the shopping while on the clock which is also against company policy but they are buddies with management so rules don't apply to them.
I'm gonna kill my babies
There is supposed to be a no retaliation rule but the managers retaliate against associates and lower level of management over the silliest of things. Managers favor other associates by allowing them to break company rules.
At Walmart very hard to get ahead because management is constantly changing personalities are always changing you have to be able to get along with everyone every personality
Walmart is not a good company for any gender but especially women
Been there for 16 years, things are constantly changing to improve the business and employee satisfaction. There is plenty of opportunities
I'm very happy for who i work for, and who i work with. In fact most of my work environment is full of women.
The ability to move up in the company is entirely based on your ability to do the job and there's equal opportunity for women. Pay at the management level is competitive. The schedule and hours do not allow for a real work/life balance.
Walmart provides great opportunities for women who are willing to work hard but it can be difficult to maintain work life balance. I don't think it is possible to climb the ranks if you have kids that you like to spend time with. If you have a family or are dealing with complicated family situations or without strong support from others to care for young children it might not be for you. I would never recommend walmart management to a single parent.
Walmart is a decent place to work. They are trying to update their pay rates and work-home balance. I think that if they keep going in the trend that they are they will become one of the best big-box companies to work for.
I worked in the pharmacy, so slightly different than working in the store itself. Working at Walmart was not very female-friendly. To be quite honest, they are not very employee, male or female, friendly at all. They, as a company, do not even try to disguise the fact that the bottom line is what comes first and the people that work for them come second, or third, or fourth. Truly terrible and disheartening experience. Thankfully I only needed that job while I was in school and had the option to leave.
I lost all respect for that place when my CSM gave me a hard time about going to my car for a tampon.
Walmart is a terrible... soul sucking hole.
They are extremely sexist in regards to specific tasks and gender roles. They will unfailingly argue against a woman doing anything they consider to be a man's job. They never bother to find out if the woman is more qualified.
Wal mart is the worst place to work if you are pregnant, having a baby, and/or are breastfeeding.
Very dissatisfied with the preferential treatment of male employees in my department. Not only do they get paid more for experience that has nothing to do with our department, but they get more hours, and do not get disciplined for mistakes others do get disciplined for.
They were incredibly unfair. They have to much "managment" and not enough workers they end up pulling people apart.
Walmart can be a great place to work if you have the right management staff. They're not very forgiving about missing work unless you take medical leave or a close family member dies. It's frustrating as a single mom to find daycare for the hours I need and if I change my availability they cut my hours.
Very poor management in deli.
With the transition from Mike Duke to Doug McMillon, leadership has undergone expected changes. Doug has brought most of those he's worked with in international and acquisition. That said, the number of women and people of color who are VP or higher has substantially changed. All of the African American COO and higher levels is gone. The longest SVP Asian Pacific Islander female officer is gone. Across the company this is happening at all levels, with white males taking the slots and eliminating diversity. In recent layoffs, most of those impacted have been women and those over 40 proportionally higher. The division responsible for diversity of thought, corporate affairs, is headed by 4 white males, most of whom came from the Bush administration. Opportunity and advancement is disappearing.
Male members of management think it's ok to scream at female supervisors out on floor in public and to contact them on days off to berate and bully them.
Poor treatment of Persons With Disabilities- treatment was worse for female employees.
Always had a male boss. One touched me where he shouldn't have and got fired. One was sexist and gave the men in the group the days off they wanted but not the women. Definitely not female friendly. More men promoted than women.
I had fun with the people I worked with. The opportunity is available but not given to into interview. Best wishes to all
Great job for a single female who wants to be in Management
I do not believe female friendliness to be a focus for Walmart. I think I'm the past ten years they have made small changes to try and better the environment for workers in general but for the most part they are inconsequential and appear to be a PR move as the attitude expressed by field management in day to day practice is that no-one, least of all women actually matter to them as more that a tool for making money.
The graveyard management team sucks. Can't count on one hand the number of times I've asked a question or even just said hi, how are ya? And been completely ignored. Dead serious, My co-manager will suddenly just walk off in a middle of a question. And my Assistant manager doesn't even respond when I say hi. Makes me feel like shit. And my co-workers are no better. It's extremely clicky, I feel like I'm in grade school again.
Never felt so oppressed in a workplace, not only by the men that work there but by the women also. I can't even count on my hands the number of times I've asked something or just said hi and have been completely ignored. Dead serious, I try to ask something and the co- manager just walks off in the middle of my question with no response. I say hi to my assistant manager or how you doing? An nothing, no response it's like I'm not even there.
The management treats all employees horrible.
I'm salary so mine is a little different but my maternity leave was pretty spot on. 10 weeks 100% paid. I've never felt any kind of sexism play in promotions.
The pay rate is decent since they raised it, but if you're part time they will make you work full time hours for long periods and then cut hours so they can say you're not qualified for full time benefits. There is a fair balance of male and female in management but only a couple are kind people. Some managers don't even listen when you want to file a complaint, and some will make you work your butt off and then tell you that you're not doing your job.
Walmart is where you leave logic at the door and your humanity goes to die.
Walmart does a lot for its employees but it can often hire some unsavory characters. I saw a few counts of women being harassed by a male employee and nothing done about it.
Over all horrible place to work
Women employees are frequently discriminated against
Need more communication with manager to associate. Respect the individual. Favoritism needs to stop. Have not got a raise in 2 years. Address the problems that come up. Should be able to take your vacation when you want instead of have to explain ! you're entitled to that you earned it. Take a leave of absence is ridiculous now third party stuff they should really look into changing it people should have to go through the thing's that they have to go through with this new third-party that they use!
Horrible place to work for
Walmart does not care about their employees. We are just a number to them. They offer high education opportunities only if its at their college of choice and their major. If you call in sick once your hours get cut for a whole month.
If you're pregnant or planning to be, you dont want to work here. I've seen too many women have to quit for the health of the baby because Wal-Mart doesn't accommodate, even if you have doctor's instructions. If they do, it is to the letter and not one iota more. I've also personally had to be 'backed up' by a man more than once to be heard by management.
I loved working there but some of the upper level management are jerks.
Walmart management turned a blind eye to sexual harassment and threats of violence on numerous occasions. They promoted indeptitude and strung along those who worked hard and earned their keep. Their cessation of drug testing allowed for junkies to nod off while working on the floor and shoot up in the parking lot. Absolutely the worst place I have ever worked, hands down.
Walmart is meh in terms of employment, going on leave is annoying as hell
They deny any or all time off requests. Most of the people i work with have been denied all year and have miss all of their children's birthdays
Working at Walmart really is what most people say it is... a job. I don't know how other Walmart's are run, but I feel like having a lot of people in upper management being parents has helped a lot. I don't have to constantly worry about having to explain why I was late, we're my name badge is, why I have a bit of a stain on my shirt. If I need something all I have to do is ask. What I don't like is that there isn't a designated spot for breastfeeding mothers to pump, the room I used was locked and I had to go find a manager with keys to use it, which cut into my pumping time. It got to the point of me seriously considering taking my nursing cover and just going in the break room. I work the front end and there's a couple of supervisors who I feel don't want to do their job, they just want to have the title. I've told management this but all they do is say "we'll talk to them". Any kind of leave is handled by a third party, you have to apply for it, and the call in policy is ridiculous. New hires get 4 call ins before it's termination, one no call no show is 4 occurrences. Promotions are very few and far between.
Harassment and hostilities between hourly associates is appalling. Management does very little to maintain a safe and friendly working environment unless HR gets involved.
The distribution center still had that "boys only" mentality. Sexual harassment and sexism are major problems but they refuse to address it. They want names. But they need to do a warehouse wide announcement on the importance of respecting others and professional behavior.
The hourly associates are phenomenal, hard-working people. The store managers and policy makers are horrifically abusive and they actively descriminate against women, especially those who are or want to become pregnant. With schedules and hours constantly in Flux and all at the whim of the upper ups, you won't make enough to support yourself, let alone your family. When 80% of their employees are on food stamps, you will never regret leaving this company. You won't even realize that half their policies are illegal or abusive until you compare them with a "normal" business. Please save yourself the heartache, stress, and anger. Anywhere but Wal-Mart.
I was sexually assaulted on site. My job was threatened so I couldn't be honest about it and get him away from me.
This is undoubtedly the worst place I've ever worked as a woman. I was sexually harrassed so many times and no one cared. They treat their employees like crap.
Don't have anywhere appropriate for breastfeeding mothers to pump, when asked I was told I could pump in an office that could have cameras in it. Also that I would have to pump only on my 15 minutes breaks or lunch, but didn't have adequate coverage while on break so that was consistently being called while on break with questions and tasks. Management was less than willing to assist me while I was on break. Ended up not being able to pump at work and having an inadequate milk supply. They are decent at promoting women. However, long term associates aren't treated very fairly. Whenever they raise base pay, there's no comparable raise for even 20+ year employees. The end result is brand new people making only a dollar or two less an hour than long term people.
Like any big corporation they don't really care about the employees. Ive seen people get in trouble for managements mistakes and management doesn't stick up for them. We're also having problems that were brought to managements attention and its been over two months and they keep blowing us off.
The company provides nothing. Time off is almost impossible. Family is of no importance. Fear for losing job if you don't adhere to what they want versus what you may need is huge!
I was paid less than male counterparts with the same duties and same prior experience, even though by all standards, I outperformed a number of them.
My coworker was told that she would lose her job, if she were to leave work to go to her daughter's delivery room bed-where her daughter was bleeding to death. This company is horrible to work for. They treat their employees like cattle, and pay them welfare wages... Meaning, only management were the full-time employees who weren't on food stamps, section 8, medicaid. I would rather be a drug study test subject than EVER go back to this company.
Most of the department managers are women. My birth control is free under their medical coverage. I'm paid the exact same amount as the males at my level. The store manager has made a few insensitive comments, but he's just one person and I don't see him much. So far, I feel I've had a fair and equal experience here.
Maternity leave is a joke, paternity leave is non-existent. Male upper management treats women unequally. The environment feels like a men's club. Time off is rarely approved, and it's not an option for several months of the year.
I worked there for ten years. For the first three years of my employment with Walmart, I was on the fast track to management. My store manager was a lesbian, and so was I. The literal day I broke up with my girlfriend and announced an interest in men, I was written up. This became the norm for the next seven years, culminating in termination when they figured out how to get around the rules.
Walmart lets employees, regardless of gender, rise through the ranks but are extremely disrespectful to disabled, pregnant or religious differences. Walmart treats all lower totem pole employees like garbage, and replaceable.
Walmart is the worst company I have ever worked for in regards to employee satisfaction. Gender inequality also seemed painfully common. The management at my store was predominantly male (I'd say about 60-80%), and the few females in management were extraordinarily malicious. Females were almost always hired for departments like clothing, makeup, toys, and cashiering... while the men were more likely to be hired in the better paying jobs, like electronics (which has a $1 bonus) and management.
A manger or two that is their I find out of their mind and with it being customer service the only positive relations I could find were with most of my co-workers.
The company is an ok company to work for but alot of the menAre really sexists and think you can't do much. I really like the company tho I don't like they hire you temporary for 90 days and can decided if they don't want they can just let you go.
Being a woman at this company is a challenge as women who are succeeding, don't help one another. What makes it worse is being a woman of color.
My store has a good mix of male to female mid level managers, but upper management is mostly male. Entry level positions are pretty balanced though. Other than a few times where there was need for a carry out for a customer and they wanted to get a male employee to do it, until I assured them I could handle it, my gender hasn't really been an issue at work. Except with the customers, but I can't really blame the company for how the customers act.
So much could be done. Most the staff was female, but always got over looked over for promotion outside of csm, at the time 1 women got promoted to a job that still was not manager simple for having an obvious affair with the owner at the time. Women were constantly ridiculed and over worked tool they were driven to tears and then get called over emotional because they still weren't good enough despite jumping every hoop and then getting passed over for men who would literally sleep in the managers office most their and steal food from the deli every day. The only female managers that were ever hired at this store were hired outside of the store, and only represented a very small portion.
Although women are promoted, those on the overnight crew had to work twice as hard to be considered half as good. Sexual harassment was considered a joke and wasn't taken seriously or followed up on.
Working for Walmart is a one sided relationship. There is little leeway for life events, you will likely need to apply for public assistance if it is your only job and they will attempt to keep your hours below benefit threshold.
Also, my experience was that I was placed in one section then expected to fill in other sections and still finish all of my responsibilities, even basically told to clock out by a certain time but to still finish what I was assigned.
Wal-Mart company as a while is a joke of a company to work for. No chance for a future at a dead- end job.
I was a transfer from another store, and at first I was warmly welcomed. When I wasn't able to take on more than 35 hours a week, they would cut my hours, or have me work opposing shifts-I would get off my shift at 11 p.m. and then have to show up the next morning at 6 a.m. When I fell ill, I did not feel safe revealing the nature of my illness to anyone at work. When I finally trusted one manager enough, they helped me by moving me to a different department and changing my hours. When this manager was switched to overnights, I was immediately put back on the registers, with no question as to why I was moved in the first place. My illness grew worse, I missed more days, and they eventually fired me for "missing too much work". I was in no place healthwise to fight the decision, so I remained silent until now.
Its not a bad place to work sometimes but they seem to put making money above anything else more than they should. A lot of times safety is ignored because money and getting the job done is more important to them. I've found that instead of fixing stuff that needs fixed, they will fix stuff that was fine the way it was which I find is a huge waste of time, money and resources. If they would learn to actually listen to people whether they are customers or employees and actually try out more ideas instead of dismissing ideas, it could make the store run smoother. I mean they wont know if they dont even try. The store as a whole lacks leadership, teamwork, and communication which makes working there really difficult most of the times especially during the holiday season. Overall I'm not impressed with this Walmart and they need major improvements before I would even think about recommending anyone to work there.
I was just promoted and never received training on site for my position. My supervisor hardly ever shows any respect either.
Our store manager, 2 of 4 Co managers, and 3 of 8 assistant managers are women.
Management has PTO that can be used for sick days or other unexpected last minute time away but it is highly frowned upon to ever, ever use it in this way. Hourly associates get attendance occurrences no matter what they are out for, no flexibility or doctors excuses are excepted.
Long hours. not very friendly coworkers. Very demanding, they give you more than you can comfortably handle then expect you to do more. Be prepared to work nights and weekends. Pay is not enough to live on, if you get a full time position.
While there is a strong female presence at my particular store, they are not well supported, respected, or even themselves very proactive. My store lacks accountability, communication, job tools are not intuitive or easily accessed, and common sense is scarce. This affects women disproportionately because opportunities and tasks are doled out by sexist stereotypes rather than skills or abilities, but making suggestions or reporting incidents is not confidential (as they claim), and nothing of this nature is taken seriously without a victim or a crime. The complacency is perpetuated by good old boy backroom conversations and outside of work comraderie. Frustrating to say the least.
I've noticed that most of the management at my store is male while most of the employees are female.
Overall, the company wants to do what's best for its associates. With the company being so large, it can be difficult to have policies that are great for everyone. But as a woman, I feel comfortable working for the company and feel like it has my best interests at heart.
I was the only woman one my department and I also felt that I was the only person in my department that my manager did not like to approve time off for and he constantly critiqued me and no one else on the work I was doing even though it seemed to me like I was one of the hardest working people there.
It's just a terrible company to all workers. All they care about now is money. Sam Walton's dreams died long ago.
I would never go back, or encourage anybody to work for this company. I was a hard worker, and before I knew it, I was a department mgr. I was in tears daily as 5 members of managment gave me 5 different tasks to complete and told me that each of theirs was more important than anyone else's. They yelled at me constantly. The pressure and embarrassment was NOT worth the $9 p/h that I was making.
Truly sad to see the sexism in my workplace. Managers use their employees as a power boost not as a team
As with any job, it has the good and the bad, but I honestly love my job
Worked in the pharmacy on Jamie Lane in Lincoln NE. Was an amazing job with really great management and co workers in the pharmacy.
Walmart is an excellent place to work that truly walks the walk when it comes to treating employees equally.
While there are some policies in place to be supportive to women, interpretation is up for grabs. They can be applied strictly and negatively or quite liberally. It's all up to the people in top placement within the stores. I have worked in a couple markets, and several stores where unfortunately being a strong female leader is not a positive experience.
More pay would be nice. I also think that communication skills is lacking through management. Would like to be treated like everyone else.
Was sexually harassed. Told the manager above my position. They told the male harassing me that I complained about him. Hostile work environment ensued and I ended up leaving with no notice.
During my approximately eight month employment at Wal-Mart, I was sexually harassed by two employees. The first one (I'll call him "Tim") told several co-workers that he had had sex with me. I asked him to stop and he did not. When I reported it to management, they asked me several times on multiple occasions to repeat and type out what happened. They also tried to persuade me not to report it. They pulled in at least two fellow employees that I know of (although it was supposedly anonymous) plus "Tim." They were all asked multiple times to tell what all they knew and to type it out for the company as witnesses. One of the witnesses was a girl who had had a relationship with my then-boyfriend (let's call him Jason) prior to me. The other witness was "Jason." I spoke to Jason on the phone while I was at work about their conversation. He told me basically that they were going to fire Tim but that I was not a trustworthy source, as I had physical relations with another employee ("Jason" the boyfriend.) Management said that they wanted to avoid any legal trouble, so they were getting rid of "Tim," but that they believed him when he said we had consensual sex. I heard all this on the phone with "Jason," the boyfriend. Later, my manager called me in and accused me of staging the entire thing to eliminate "Tim," the harasser. They repeated things from mine and Jason's conversation that had just transpired. Because of this, I am sure they were listening in on my private conversation with Jason. I later became pregnant by Jason, and was in so much pain that I had trouble carrying heavy freight, which was my job. My female manager said she had been pregnant before and never had trouble working and that I was "not the first woman to work while pregnant." At this point the management had begun to treat me poorly, and would complain about my work, even though I always got my work done on time or early. They called me in for "coaching" regularly, which is where they complain about your performance and threaten your job. If you are coached a certain number of times you can be fired. I believe that they were trying to get rid of me, as I had become a "liability" in their eyes. I had complications from the above mentioned pregnancy while at work, which is why I was having so much trouble lifting freight previously. A couple of employees told the manager (the same woman who said before that I was not the first woman to work while pregnant) that I was having a potential miscarriage and needed to leave. Once again she acted like I was exaggerating and told me I could not leave. Every time I would try to lift freight, I would bleed heavier. Eventually I walked out, with or without permission. That experience turned out to be the beginning of a miscarriage as I had believed. Additionally, towards the end of my employment, another co-worker offered me money for sex. I declined. He later told several people that I had accepted the offer and told graphic (fictional) details. I ended up being fired from this store for medical reasons/complications that I could confirm to management. In summary, during my brief employment, I was sexually harassed and treated like a liar for it more than once, I was discriminated against by management for making a sexual harassment complaint, I had my medical problems trivialized, and I ended up being terminated for a documented medical problem.
I feel that because my particular profession is female dominated that the company makes reasonable accommodations for womens needs (off time for child Care, ability to pump in fitting rooms or family rest room, breaks (for pumping milk)). Also I often see women in higher level management and have received such offers myself.
I've never felt discriminated against because of my gender. Most of my managers are women and everyone gets paid based on position and experience.
This company tries too hard to have gender equality in management, which in this case causes them to promote women who lack leadership qualities. Everyone under these women start to consider most of the women as unfit to lead due to this. Another concern with the company is that maternity leave is sometimes hindered by the policy. Several girls have gone on maternity leave and had to return as new employees, losing their seniority and benefits
The biggest issue is that we get it counted against us if we have to leave, no matter the reason. My child had to go to the hospital so I had to leave early. I offered to come in on another day to make up my time but I was told no. I was also given a point for leaving. I can't afford to lose my job but what am I to do? I can't control when/if my child get sick.
Younger woman with no kids (so I'm unable to assess maternity, etc) but majority of management at the store is female, and I've never noticed any bias from anyone in all the years I've been there. Flexibility to work from home is basically none, for obvious reasons.
I work in the corporate office, and am a long term associate in my department. This makes a difference, field associates may disagree with my ratings.
Scheduling you hours you are unavailable. Blaming you for accidents publicly and then penalizing you for days the company doctor made you take off after the accident. Disrespectful bosses who expect respect even though they don't give it. Recently took away all merit based raises. They gave us the option to make more money by advancing but require you to complete computer training before applying for a new position without giving you time to do said training. Low pay compared to the cost of living in the area. Overall not a worker friendly place to be employed.
The management team at Walmart seems to think that the best management style is crisis management rather than making sure that their employees are properly trained and following standard procedure for stocking shelves and back room maintenance. They seem to reward bad employees and penalize the good ones and cannot communicate with one another.
Though Walmart does pay good, for the position that I currently work (Cap Team 2), we do not get paid enough. Not only that, but more often then not we are talked down to, and belittled by upper management. I've had mental breakdowns more then once and they count the times I left early because of them as full days against me! I'm looking for a new job now.
They cut hours for no reason hate rewarding hard workers and reward those who refuse to do the job they are given and/or slack off.
Walmart offers women equal pay for the same job but many jobs are a boys club and you are not taken seriously. It is also very hard to get a chance to learn anything new and if you want to move up in the company it is not easy to do. There are women in management but ironically they seem to not care about other women's struggles.
This company is a sad excuse for being in retail.
The managers do not follow their own rules and do play favorites
Basically a bunch of teenagers work here. But these teenagers are grown women in there 30's. I hated this place and am so glad I don't ever have to go back. All of it was awful.
They don't care about u only the money. safety suck they already have 1 murder. managers won't help u out.their security suck so easy 2 steal there.employess treated like trash.
The management at this store needs a lot of help. The way they treat certain employees over others, how they treat each other over regular employees, it's sad. The customer service they provide varies on whether or not they're in a good mood also.
I work in the Walmart Home Office as a mid level Project Manager. I'm surrounded by strong and independent women in all roles. My Executive leaders are also women. There's always opportunities to grow and network with associates of all backgrounds and genders. I've never felt intimidated by my male co-workers nor have I not been considered for a role or project based on my gender. Overall Walmart empowers all their associates to learn and grow and takes steps to ensure everyone has equal access to opportunities.
Walmart, being a corporation with nationwide retail locations, may be a better place in different areas. Regional culture is half the battle when it comes to workplace satisfaction. However, the policies regarding PTO and maternity leave are quite limiting.
Don't do it!
No discrimination between male and female. But women are expected to work physically like a man.
If you want to advance, you need to play the game with Management. Show too much intelligence and become a threat, and be targeted. Overall, I know I would have a much better chance to advance if I had different body parts.
What's it like for women working at Walmart? The same as a man you are expected to show up and do your job.
I have been with Walmart for 15+ years and worked my way up from hourly. It is a good company. I'm not sure about the new PTO change, I liked having my vacation and sick separate, and I liked the paid LOA for 90 days ( even though I only used it for maternity once), but now I have to give up 5 of my PTO days as a GAP filler. Lactation rooms are a serious issue in stores or lack there of I should say. Walmart does support women, in fact I have seen us promote people that maybe weren't ready based on job performance because of any type of diversity, not just female. I am proud to work for this company and that you are able with handwork to accomplish your dreams.
At times wasn't bad other times no an feel I wasn't off on the good track from the get go
When I was up for a raise along with a male counterpart, he received a larger raise despite not doing near the workload. I was told he had a family to support. We had one assistant manager who was a female but no higher ups despite one of the co-managers having the intelligence of a turnip. Also, if you didn't smoke (all the male managers did) you didn't get promoted. They wanted our departments to look perfect although we spent half our time at the cash register because they didn't have enough cashiers. They also cut hours so we would be just under the limit for full time and therefore ineligible for medical benefits (and this was before Obamacare). It was the worst place I have ever worked and I've worked in many different places.
The store I worked at had no lactation room and women had to pump in a storage closet. There are NO sick days for salaried managers and the expectation is that you go to work no matter what. If you have a sick child at home, the expectation is that you find a sitter or your spouse stays home. The schedule is not flexible and parents often had to miss children's sporting events, concerts, etc. Days off cannot be taken, managers have to take a full week at a time (so it's actually only 3-4 extra days off)
I worked at ISD, which is their tech center. Women are well represented, especially considering the large gender gap in STEM degrees. I actually believe they are afraid of NOT having gender equality because of their reputation for a lack of women and minorities. They do offer many opportunities to move up in the company. You work with your department leader to create a career path, even if it is outside of your current field. They will allow you to shadow people in the position you want, approve classes needed to acquire the knowledge for that position, etc. I don't believe Walmart has a good work-life balance. If you or your child is sick they will give you 3 days off and only count you off for 1, but there's basically no way to get excused absences. You get punished for sick days. Once you are in a salaried position you work 50hrs a week, but you do have some flexibility with working from home. There are rooms for breast pumping but no onsite childcare, however daycares in the area give discounts to walmart employees. They also have a gym on campus in a separate building but it cannot be used during work hours and you have to pay. It is a very nice gym though with tons of awesome kid classes.Walmart is a bare bones operation. They will convenience people as long as it doesn't cost, and it is extremely hard to get fired unless you rack up those sick days. Honestly, the worst part of working for walmart is their parking lot. Every building on the walmart campus has a parking lot that's like 3-4 supercenter parking lots. There are no parking garages or covered walkways. They actually put bikes at the end of the parking lot so you can bike up to the building.
13 years in and still satisfied. I started as a 2nd shift part time associate and worked my way up. 5 years in I promoted to a corporate field position and have promoted within that division. I see female leaders in all my travels (which are extensive) and at all levels. I have participated in many Women in Leadership groups and mentor circles. My leadership team is supportive of my need to have sparatic time off and/or telecommute due to my partner's on going cancer treatment. I have worked in hundreds of individual facilities over 5 states.
The do not treat their employees equally and do not follow their own rules the created
This was the worst place I have ever worked. They allowed slacking employees to sleep on the job take frequent smoke breaks, and harass other workers. The rest of us were often forced to stay for hours after our shift, making up for others lack of work. The management also kept claiming they would hire more workers, as we were understaffed, and this never happened.
My employment ended when I was sexually harassed by an employee known for harassing women, throwing equipment, and yelling and threatening female managers. I asked that they discipline or get rid of this employee, as I was afraid of him, and did not want to work with him. A manager refused to do so, stating that his wife was a good employee, and they were afraid if they took action against him, that she would quit.
Walmart is not female friendly at all. It takes 1 year of working there part time just to start accruing time off and just to get a day off you have to request it 4 weeks in advance. The only way you can get promoted is to suck it up to the assistant managers. I would say it is a good job if you are returning to job market, but get out of there as soon as you can.
Worst workplace ever. Overall attitude of fear-mongering to get employees to do what they wanted - do what your told or lose hours/get fired. No leniency for family emergencies from management- though mid management was sympathetic to the employees needs, though their hands were pretty well tied. Worst culture of any company I've ever worked for. Couldn't have been more glad that it was a temporary speed bump job. Haven't shopped there since.
Unethical business practices are ignored. Getting ahead is about politics, not skill or hard work. Long hours, no job security. Even at the corporate level, you are constantly fearful of losing your job.
I didn't realize how beat down I was until I left. I was doing the work of the managers but they would not promote me and always found a way to make me feel like I was stupid even though I was working on an advanced degree. I don't know if it is like this at all stores but that was what it was like at this one.
Expect too much from employees with lowest pay ever!
I know of subordinates sleeping with managers. Those subordinates get away with a lot. And when they complain about people they don't like, those people get written up or fired no matter how undeserved. And don't you dare complain about anyone who is a minority because you then become a target. And don't you dare know the policies better than managers and call them on it when they are wrong. You become a target. And don't let someone call the Walmart hotline trying to get help for a person being bullied. They don't follow up and the person being bullied gets retaliated against. Walmart says they are against retaliation in any form from anyone. That is a lie. And supposedly calling the ethics hotline is anonymous. I know of several people who called the ethics hotline and were called into the office and written up within days of their phone call. And managers will twist the truth to write up associates that they don't like to eventually get that person either fired from the company or to make them so miserable that they leave.
my direct managers were sleeping with subordinates on the clock at the store among a plethora of other ethical, legal and criminal violations... i was there for 14 years... it was a nightmare...
At corporate level
Very hierarchal, and unable to move up without knowing someone.
Rock bottom bad
they are not nice
At this location, the leadership is very sexist. I witnessed a woman forced out of her leadership role by being forced on FMLA early, so by the time she came back they no longer had to hold her position for her. She was lucky to get a part time position upon returning. Due to the small population size and the type of community, she and others are limited in the variety of well paying jobs that are offered. Any criticism, constructive or not, isn't welcome. Health benefits don't cover anything significant. Vacation and personal time is usually used to make sure you have enough to make ends meet. Due to variations in scheduling for part timers, it's nearly impossible to get other work to supplement income. The more you limit your availability, the less likely you are to get hours. Most of the people promoted are white males. There were only two women in management in 2014. Team leads were mostly male, except for the front lanes leads. One of the male managers had been accused of sexual harassment on several occasions, but all those accusers have been terminated or quit due to pressure. Overall management is very racist as well. The one manager of ethnicity, if they are still working there, was relegated to overnights. The only team lead of any ethnicity, at the time, was in receiving. This person was also being strong-armed into accepting an overnight position. The club manager let his religious views be known and seemed to be forcing them upon the whole store. The majority of the people left out of promotions were not living up to the standard of the his select religion, and he only promoted those who did, white, male, married and LDS.