Working at Walmart
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Walmart Overview Table
Headquarters: Bentonville, AR
Industry: General Merchandise & Superstores
Size: 10000+ Employees
Type: Company - Public (WMT)
Revenue: $10+ billion (USD)
CEO: Doug McMillon

Walmart Employee Reviews

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Seasonal Worker (Former Employee)

13.1.2021, Job Location: Union City, GA
In the beginning, I was apprehensive about working at Walmart after reading the reviews, but working there was a lot better than what I expected. There were definitely some young and immature team leads and management needs to do a better job of not recruiting these types of people. However, there were also some great managers and team leads as well.

My goal was to just steer clear of the immature ones as much as possible. Overall, this was a production environment and this made the job not fun anymore for me. This employer wants you to meet production goals, but do not always provide everything needed to be consistently successful in this role. Either lessen the production goals or make sure that your workers have every single thing that they need to be successful.

Also, production should be based on orders completed not items completed. Many times we had too walk around for supplies or constantly ask for certain supplies. Machines would break down and had to be fixed on a regular basis. Also, there were a lack of orders and sometimes, work would be slow or non-existent.

Also, the radio played hard-core rap at times and inappropriate commercials and rap songs at times with profanity and this was not conducive to a good work environment. Need to also address employees who were extremely loud and raucous and used profanity as well.

Other than that work environment was good in terms of lighting, space, cleanliness (when it was cleaned), except need soap in bathrooms when soap dispensers broke often. Also, need more individual fans during hotter times on floor.

Overnight Stocker (Former Employee)

6.1.2021, Job Location: Columbia, SC
i worked at walmart for almost 5 years. I was really excited at first but it quickly evaporated when i saw that it didn't matter how hard you worked or how good your attendance was. It mattered if you stroked the managers egos.

There is only about 25% of the staff that work hard and care about the work they do. Also most people treat the customers like trash...even the managers. If the managers weren't 22 year old college grads with ZERO retail experience and would actually listen to the staff that has been there longer than them, they would learn something. Instead they act like they know everything and they have a giant chip on their shoulders.

VERY UNFAIR treatment. Management and personal will lie to your face and pretend they know the answer when they do not...just to get you to stop asking and go away. Corporate also recently got rid of several positions with almost no notice and no lateral positions to move into.

People that have been there 20-30 years just toyed around like they were nothing more than a damaged piece of freight that fell off the truck. If you are lazy and want a paycheck with a couple of sick days a year, this is the place for you. If you are a hard worker and expect to move up the ranks quickly...go to target.

Maintenance (Former Employee)

2.1.2021, Job Location: Greeley, CO
I have worked at 2 stores during my tenure with Walmart, and have visited 4 others for training or various projects. All stores are different, and it all comes down to the management team. In theory, the benefits and protection that workers get from the company itself would make the company a great place to work at.

However, some of the management teams you can get stuck with do more than just make the experience bad (as is often the case; no one loves to be pushed around). Sometimes, it feels as if the management teams go out of their way to make you feel less than a cog in the machine. You could work the hardest you’ve ever worked in your life, and with some stores, your efforts will be recognized and you will climb up the ladder. In other stores, you could do the same thing, but the management teams will pick on one of your weak areas and cite that as a reason you are a bad employee.

If you are considering a job, however, I wouldn’t be dissuaded. There are moments you can create and experiences you can have at Walmart that you won’t find anywhere else, and the benefits are unexpectedly great.

Cashier & Front End Services (Former Employee)

28.12.2020, Job Location: Lompoc, CA
I worked at Walmart for over a month and was disappointed at the way management treated cashiers. Most managers at the Lompoc Walmart were rude and disrespectful at times for no reason . The upfront mangers lack to teach you register skills and command codes before leaving you alone at a register.

You basically have to fend for yourself and learn alone as you go. Walmart lacks proper training on the registers which is vital in order to checkout customers. Management here soured the job for me as they were out of line at times and were hesitant to help you when needed. Not to mention that they would get mad at you for not knowing how to do your job correctly.

They would leave you alone at self checkouts with a TC device where you could get ahold of management but they either never responded back to your help request or would respond really late . On more than one instance I witnessed the mangers get my message and completely ignore it. Another big issue here is that management gives out conflicting orders, for example you can be told to do something by a specific CSM(manager) and then be told by another CSM that what you're doing completely wrong.

In the end I think that the job itself as a cashier wasn't too bad ,it was just management that ruined it for me.

Sales Associate (Current Employee)

15.12.2020, Job Location: Kansas City, MO
When I got hired for a job as a sales associate back in 2015, I was really excited and nervous. Along the way, I developed confidence and the skills needed to perform my tasks and (my favorite part about the workplace) getting to know the people along the way and forging special relationships leading to friendships beyond the workplace.

Fast forward to 2020. The store is NOT what it used to be, at least in my eyes. You have store management working in a way that feels mechanic, less responsive with concerns you may have, and auto engaged (with some acting outright as total authoritarians), the quality of the interior in some parts has let itself go, and it's not long until you're annoyed by the deluge of customers looking for certain products while in the midst of performing your own job. You're even constantly pulled away to cover other areas making up for the absence of those who normally cover those spots, so you get nothing done in your area at all.

The company, I would say, is a good starting point for those fresh out of high school and college and who are just looking for any old paying job (me in 2015), but in terms of the long haul career wise, they, and with any retailer, unless you're thoroughly qualified, passionate and genuinely motivated to make a career out of it, it can get very cumbersome, very difficult, and just plain aggravating to the point where you're ready to pivot somewhere else. With what I am currently experiencing, the wage, along with its benefits, is not worth it. After 5 years, I'm more than ready to move on and forward.

Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)

26.11.2020, Job Location: Waco, TX | November 26, 2020
Higher pay than most places. 11.50 to start off as cashier and more so to work in Curbside. Many employees I knew were fresh out of high school within a year or so, others were already graduated with non-usable degree or older. It was easy work for what you did. Customer service skills are needed for interacting with people of all types at the front of the store and knowledge of the items within the store for other areas.

The most effort you will spend doing is chatting with other associates and navigating your way through store gossip. Work culture is different in different area Walmarts but associates are generally very chatty from all stores. Sociability is a must and if you're elderly, fresh out of high school and wanting a higher paying job or stuck with a useless degree, this job is for you. Not very difficult work, very leisurely and most of the time you're either interacting with other associates or customers.

Also the company will definitely pay for your tuition or partial tuition, so for any young or future associates at Walmart, be sure to ask your HR about those benefits if you're looking to further your education.

Cashier (Former Employee)

18.11.2020, Job Location: Prescott, AZ
It was better than I thought. Management was good but the team leads were bossy and not always nice. I had people who had been there for 10 years making a dollar over minimum wage and Management making a few dollars over. Its not good pay until you get super high up into salary pay. Then I heard you have no life.

My walmart was friendly staff except a few team leads. High turnover rate. They worked with my schedule, and everything was consistent and made me feel welcomed. I think it really depends on the store, because I had a friend who worked at Prescott Valley and she said they were not willing to work with her schedule and were more strict and not as friendly. I didn't like having an hour lunch, because I just wanted to get home earlier and it was unpaid.

I heard that the benefits are good. I also think that it's fun to work with the public and meet all different types of people. I also liked being a cashier because its very busy and time flew by. They also are very good at giving breaks. They give you a break every 2 hours. I have worked jobs where they give ypu no breaks so I'm happy to see walmart actually gives breaks consistently.

Overall it's a good job for a person starting out, or a student. I think it would take a long time to make decent money at walmart and you will have to get pretty lucky as there's few high paying jobs and lots of employees fighting for the positions.

Order Filler (Former Employee)

4.11.2020, Job Location: Fontana, CA
There is no job security at walmart human resources ivonne and verna from the walmart in fontana are condescending and unprofessional. They are rude and are always looking to fire people so they can hire cheaper labor.

The managers themselves are all in kahoots with HR. No matter how hard you work if they feel some type a way they will start to stack points against you. The wrongfuly accused me of stealing time and refused to do a proper investigation like reviewing cameras and taking states from witnesses. I clocked out wrong by mistake. They tried saying I did it on purpose and that there was no record of me even trying to swipe my badge. I did my job I was top picker.

The one day I decided to go in for over time on a day I was not scheduled and hours I was not used to inputting I was fired for punching out 2 hours after my actual scheduled time off. Yvonne pulled me to the offer and accused me of stealing time. She was rude and had an attitude. I tried to fight it and 20 minutes later she had already processed the paperwork to fire me effective immediately for gross misconduct. This ruin my life.

I had to restart, find a new job. I was forced to claim unemployment because no jobs were paying as much as I was making. I went from 20 an hour to 16 an hour because Yvonne and Verna from Walmart distribion failed to do their job. While manager ronnie let it happen. I have never worked with such evil and difficult HR representatives in my life. There no job security here. You can get fired at any moment especially when your making more that 20 and hour.

Customer Service Specialist, bakery, cap team member (Former Employee)

27.10.2020, Job Location: Aberdeen, WA
While working there they took away our ability to use our sick pay for when our dependents got ill and we needed to take off, they made it very difficult to use pay we already accumulated. I was on maternity leave after 2 years of work, and they sent me a dismissal paper claiming I didn't have an approved application for leave after I was already approved.

I received it a day after delivering my son, they revoked it after I proved my approval and reinstated everything back to normal. The managers are mixed some are awesome and understanding while another threatened my job when I left work because my husband just had a heart attack. Another manager tried to force me to undermine ethics and morality to save a few cents.

Many who work there see their job as only what is in their description and won't work together to make their department shine. While some will work together and do what it takes, I believe this happens because the company treats you like you are easily replaceable. Working here you will most likely be cross trained and learn alot, the pay is better the longer you stay and that is why some stay.

I ultimately left due to unsanitary practices being forced on me and reported it many times....I resigned after the reports went no where, but not before reporting directly to the store manager. I will probably never work for Walmart again unless it's a position to keep practices healthy and safe.

Ecommerce Personal Shopper (Current Employee)

18.10.2020, Job Location: Ames, IA
Walmart tends to work well with your schedule for the most part. As a student I can lay out my availability according to my class schedule and they will typically stick to it. However, the attendance policy leaves much to be desired.

You are allowed 4.5 points/ call ins before you are fired and they drop off 6 months after the date. However there are things that come up more than just 8 times a year, not to mention getting sick. On top of that, you get a my share bonus, which depends on the amount of points you have, so you are punished for being sick or other priorities yet again.

You can accumulate Paid time off, but this is hard to do as a part time associate, as it is based off of the number of hours you work. Management is awful, my direct manager is nice and does a fantastic job, but she is constantly under stress and having to stay late, because upper management is always yelling at her. Those of us who can actually do our jobs correctly are always having to pick up the slack of those who do not, yet receive no recognition for our job well done.

Somehow Walmart has found a way to make a grocery store political. If you aren’t one of the “cool” kids you’re going to get treated differently than others. You can advance quickly through Walmart, but caution advancement is practically signing over your life and soul to Walmart. Overall, if you’re someone who likes to do your job and do it well, I caution you in accepting a job at Walmart unless you want it as a career, because they will take your work ethic and run you into the ground.

Ecommerce Personal Shopper (Current Employee)

7.10.2020, Job Location: Belton, TX | October 7, 2020
Favoritism is an ongoing problem, but that’s in almost every major corporation. There are 3 managers in the OGP department, and when they are needed you can never seem to find any of them. Walmart will deny any and all requests you take off for any reason from sick to funeral attendance.

You will get points for every informed a sense, tardy, etc. and they add up into an unlawful point system that you will constantly be threatened with. Overall, it is easy enough work. However, management does not utilize their resources efficiently. There is not enough equipment (TCs, printers, bags for the items, carts, etc.) for all of the employees to use. Management does not want to deal with customers and almost never assist with any situation or complaint from a customer.

Upper management coaches OGP management for mistakes they make, then OGP management will then turn around and blame the hard working associates for their mistakes. The safety violations in the back are too much to list, and when there are rushes of 8+ cars ready to receive their order, management will place 1 dispenser and have other co-workers helping an entirely different department stocking.

All management does is pick exceptions, meaning when you cannot an item while picking, they go back out and find something similar to it. That’s all they do. And they have 3 managers at a time doing it. They do not deserve to get paid for what they do when their employees are doing the hard labor. You will be paid $11.50/hr. which isn’t bad, but 80% of the time is not worth the bs you have to put up with.

Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee)

25.9.2020, Job Location: Crestwood, KY
Took me a MONTH to get hired, and after I got in the boss tried to get rid of me IMMEDIATELY, I got written up on my third day. If you don't instantly click with the other pharmacy techs on day one you are already out the door. The work Environment is the most toxic i have ever experienced in entire time in the work force.


If you are like any normal person on the planet who doesn't have a photographic memory and need to be shown something for than just a millisecond, and you ask questions they WILL be mad at you and they will fire you within your first few weeks for not understanding and there is little to no training, they just expect you to know it, even as a new pharmacy tech. They will talk about you behind your back and gossip will impact whether you keep your job or not.

The pharmacist intentionally and admittingly watched me on the cameras for hours to catch me slipping up and to get anything to use against me, that's how dedicated these people are to getting rid you of you. They set you up for failure.

TL;DR: There is literally 0 job security. $12.50 an hour is not worth the immense stress, pressure, and anxiety you are put through and that's the gospel truth.

This is literally the worst place to get your start in the pharmacy world you're better off working at pizza hut at least they treat you with some dignity.

Walmart employee (Current Employee)

15.9.2020, Job Location: Rapid City, SD
Work-life balance
The balance between work and your everyday life you try your hardest to just get through the week and get out of there as soon as possible

Pay & benefits
You dont get sick days you get ppto protected paid time off and you only get 48 hours of it for the year

Job security and advancement
You can get to almost any department but thats becaus3 we have such a high turn over rate not many people last because they keep people who dont do any work or leech off of what you do and basically make you quit out of frustration

Dont get me wrong there are some nice people in management but how they run things they dont care about the employees they do the minimum to keep the stire going so they're job is good they dont really care how they treat the other employees

Everyone is at each others throats because of high stress and the pressure from management to do an inhuman amount of work in a short time qith little to no help

I doubt all walmarts are like this but the store in rapid are aweful poor work environment poor management high stress and lack of motivation due to the fact we cant afford to loose anyone but there are people taking advantage of that and not doing anything and leeching off of other peoples work and management roles with it.

Stocker (Former Employee)

5.9.2020, Job Location: St. Robert, MO
I worked nightshift at St Robert Missouri. Nightshirt here is toxic. I used to sit in my car at breaks. One night, when the manager was off, I heard all the girls gossiping and making fun of someone with back problems. I find that unacceptable.

If a colleague has back problems, why laugh and joke about it? Is it funny if I laugh and joke about your problems? The assistant manager constantly micromanaged and harassed all night long. I worked in frozen and dairy. One night Courtney would tell us that it is ok to unload two pallets of frozen foods (over or around 6ft high pallets). It was ok to leave these frozen foods out of the freezer over our break. So, frozen foods, under Courtney's watch, could be left out for over 2 hours. The week later this would change.

Only dairy could be out for 15 minutes BUT if it was overstock (too much to place on the shelf) then it could stay out until break or lunch(about 2 hours). So food that is placed in the fridges must be placed in within 15 minutes, but excess can be left for hours? What kind of idiot? Yum , yum, yum. The constant harassment, bullying, and disregard to human respect was too much.

Plus, when you inform management of an availability change, don't expect that to last. I have university classes Monday and Tuesday. The change of schedule lasted 3 weeks. That helps no one. Stay away from nightshift St Robert. You're life will be made terrible by a bullying micromanager, and you will witness disgusting health and safety practices.

Asset Protection Specialist (Former Employee)

30.8.2020, Job Location: Barboursville, WV
The good - They allow you to purchase items with a twenty percent off discount once a year for Christmas. The pay is so low that this seems like adding salt to a wound. I really don't have much good to say about the company. Every four months, you might get a $100 bonus if the manager doesn't use the money to paint his office or buy new equipment for the store something.

The bad - Management hides in their offices all day. You never know who your boss is. Training is a joke. Some customers are very rude, and supervisors and management reward them for their behavior.

People who have worked there for years, even a decade or more, may find out that the new hires that they are training are being hired in at a higher starting wage than they worked so hard to build up.

Insurance sucked. I paid about a hundred dollars a month for it, and still had bills for hundreds-of-dollars any time I went to the doctor for routine visits. And remember that pay sucked too, so it was very difficult to pay these bills.

They find ways to make it seem like they are giving employees something, when they are actually taking away benefits.

Computers and devices often do not work right, and the customers get irate when you can't do your job to help them.

I could go on and on. We Live In Poverty So You Can Save Money and Live Better at Walmart. This Is That Place.

Warehouse Associate (Former Employee)

10.8.2020, Job Location: Shawano, WI
Where do I even start? Is it the constant rush from managers to finish your work, right before they walk off and do nothing for the rest of the day? Doesn't really matter now that I have addressed at least one issue. Management. If you want an Apples to Apples comparison just imagine prison guards at Guantanamo bay!

The HR lady was very nice but she reeked of carrots. I worked cap 1 sooooo, you get to work from 4am to 1pm. You will spend the first hour in a freezer pretty much. Your team will be very essential to getting your work done on time.

However expect no respect from other teams, cap 2, bakery, Apparel, etc. They will leave messes for you, or create them and then yell at you for moving all their trash over so you can complete your work. One day I was dropping which means I am the one who takes the pallet jack and picks up the loads and delivers them to the floor/isles. Bakery stacked all their boxes against one of my pallets and it all spilt over and I got yelled at!

PS: ALL THE BAKERY ASSOCIATES ARE BRAIN SURGENS! Otherwise you will have a very pleasant time dealing with rude customers who will interrupt you at all times, you can also enjoy getting no days off because they hate you and your families. One more thing, you will not receive any benefits until you have survived that sh*twhole for at least 6 months. Peace out dawg!

Overnight Stock Associate (Former Employee)

2.8.2020, Job Location: Miami, OK | August 2, 2020
Nothing about working at Walmart is difficult. The work is easy to learn and do. The problem is management and the culture of sycophancy that they cultivate on purpose. Coworkers throw each other under the bus just to make themselves look good or avoid trouble from management.

Management will harass you about your speed at performing your tasks. They’ll stare you down, speak to you rudely, play favoritism with others while treating you like you don’t work, spy on you from around corners or from a distance and think you don’t notice and hold grudges against you if you stand up for yourself. It’s a very toxic work environment only for the cutthroat or very determined to endure.

The work itself is fine but it is labor intensive and you will hurt yourself if you listen to management and try to go at their speed. There are better jobs. In ten years I only got the equivalent of a 50 cent raise because new hires began to start at $11 while I was making $11.50 after ten years of breaking my back and being bullied by management.

I was moved to different departments and shifts against my will. I was harassed by a particular manager and tried to use the open door policy but the store manager just doesn’t care. Very poor management and a very disorganized place to work. Very toxic work environment and laughable compensation. Not worth your time, especially the Miami OK store.

Academy Trainer (Current Employee)

17.7.2020, Job Location: Clemmons, NC
Walmart is heavy on SOP, or in their language, One Best Way. They have every aspect of most jobs laid out for you. Everyday you will have an ordered list of tasks to do and times for how long those tasks should take.

The vast majority of the work is simple and even enjoyable on occasion. Problems will arise not from the actual work but from communication and relationships with coworkers and customers - both of which can often become tense, awkward or even confrontational.

Walmart has an abundance of management. You will have various salaried managers, leaders in various departments, and you'll get frequent visits from market and regional teams. Trying to juggle all the expectations and demands of the multitude of leaders (which can often conflict with one another or with One Best Way) can be both stressful and frustrating.

If you are willing to deal with the stress and perform through it, there are plenty of promotional opportunities.. Hard workers do get recognized. Workers who are reliable, available and productive typically are awarded full time status within a year or two of their hire date. There are also bonuses given out quarterly for stores hitting sales and customer service goals.

Overall Walmart is what you make of it. The pay is low for most positions and most associates are part time. That said you can promote. Supervisors can earn 30k-40k annually and those positions are numerous. The work is not difficult. It can be stressful. The hours vary tremendously based on position. I would highly recommend taking a position with a morning shift if available.

Sales Associate (Former Employee)

3.7.2020, Job Location: Ottawa, OH
My typical day at Walmart is I come in clock in get my stuff that I need and put the rest in my locker they provide for me, then go to the computer and do some online work which is did that for a month while I started working there.

Then when I was done with them I go to the area I applied for which was the Fabric and Craft are seen my trainer done some training for an hour or so then do some stocking till lunch and then did the same after when I was done just did some zoning which is to organize areas the are out of place or pull items from the back or fine products that don't belong there/in that area and put them in there right place. I do all that the rest of the time of my shift till leave to go home.

What was hard about the job was the shipment schedule's whenever the trucks come in I never know when they normally would go back to get the stuff to put out on the stock or when there's stuff over stocked in shelves the sections I never know the right place to take them cause that item been moved out or they rearrange the stuff in the back.

Another thing that was hard was the scanners/the price maker I never knew much about them cause no one taught me before till like a month in a half working on the floor that some taught me when they were training in another area of the store. Management people were nice though they were hardly there though when I needed help with somethings cause they'd be in their office or in some other part of the store.

Mod Team Associate (Former Employee)

29.6.2020, Job Location: Millville, NJ
First and foremost: before taking this job I had not left my house in over two months and was healthy. A week and a half after orientation I got so sick I was out of work for 3 weeks and had to be tested for covid. I was negative but could not return to work until I was symptom free. During orientation the HR manager continuously kept taking down and playing with her mask while we were in a small room with two other trainee's.

They don't take the virus seriously. My team manager was awesome, but other department leads were hit and miss. A lot of them were rude or spoke down to you. Upper management was a mess, during my time managers were actively quitting or walking off the job due to the store leader/store manager. The break room has a sign telling you to social distance but the HR leader consistently breaks the guidelines by having a huge group eat with her at lunch every day and thus putting everyone at risk. I was also accused of stealing when they hadn't even checked the case where equipment is stored before confronting me.

The machine was where it was supposed to be and the associate responsible for keeping tabs of that stuff was rude to me. They work you to the bone and there's chaos constantly. They pay you bare minimum while the hike calling you a "hero" over walmart radio all day. Don't waste your time.

Sales Associate (Former Employee)

10.6.2020, Job Location: Greenville, MI
I have worked in three different stores in Michigan, under 6 Store Managers. Only one felt having a clean receiving area was more important than having a clean sales floor. My Asst Manager supported this, and encouraged over stocking of displays and stuffing the shelves just to empty the back room.

Knowing that by doing so would create a messy sales floor. In the apparel department, this is a very bad idea, customers don't pick items up off the floor, they drive their carts over the top of it! Once marked, or damaged in any way, must be donated or tossed due to damage. THIS IS IRRESPONSIBLE management of company property! All Department Managers work 7 to 4 without question! Even if there was a need for management during later hours. As the closing Asst. Manager generally is not available when needed.

The employees form a close bond with one another for support, and better training that was not given from Department Management.

However, not all stores or managers are this way, do your research, ask questions of the employees before applying. Employees will tell you the way it is at their stores. The general consensus from many is, Walmart is a great place to work! And with the exception of one store, I would agree! Most of my time with Walmart was an excellent experience! My management was good, I was never left hanging with a ton of stuff to clean up after they had gone for the day. Job assignments were clearly stated, each sub-department was covered by another member of the department.

Overnight Stocker/ Customer Service (Current Employee)

4.6.2020, Job Location: Delmont, PA
From what I have noticed and heard from other associates, the owner of the store has no clue how to be a manager. The associates can be quite rude and not care about their jobs. 2nd shift has no sort of management and they leave a mess for overnight associates and maintenance to clean up and fix. For overnight, the managers and supervisors do not show any appreciation for their associates.

They take their work stress out on the associates by pushing them more to where they cannot work any better than they are doing, and our work never seems to be enough for them. I have worked my butt off every day and still get treated like I did not do anything or like the associates that actually did nothing all shift while I picked up their slack. The overnight managers also love to keep people that do not work or break rules just because ""it is a body"" to have around, and they love putting those people in dairy (mainly) because there are multiple people working there already, so there are people to accommodate for their lack of work. People push themselves too much for the amount of work and lack of appreciation that this store has.

I understand the stress that goes on in running a store and managing it, but the way they deal with it is not the proper way. It stresses out everyone too much to the point where no one wants to work there anymore.

I do feel appreciated with the coworkers in my shift which keeps me going.

Shelf Stocker (Current Employee)

19.5.2020, Job Location: Whitinsville, MA
While this is a great company to get you started out on your carrer, you will quickly realize that there is alot wrong with it. Number one being the almost complete lack of communication; 3/10 days they will have a schedule on the wall telling you what to do (admittedly, they've been getting better at this), but, for those other 7 days you have to randomly guess what you're supposed to stock and stock those items until a manager comes and gives you a talking to because you're wasting shift time on a job you weren't supposed to be doing that day. It's been especially apparent with Covid-19, where they don't report the number of people infected in a store unless you are in that position, thus making it difficult to know how dangerous working there actually is.

Number two is unrealistic expectations; every retailer is guilty of expecting too much out of an employee, as a 16 year-old, they expect me to be able to take down a 9-foot tall pallet mainly consisting of: pasta sauce, mac and cheese, and peanut butter (Which all go in different aisles, by the way) in a grand total of 45 minutes to an hour, which is near impossible to do in a team, never mind when you're by yourself. If you don't mind those things like I do, though, this is the perfect job for you.

Cashier/Self-Checkout Host (Current Employee)

14.5.2020, Job Location: Nampa, ID
They change their policy many times, to fit their needs and customers needs only. They company and managers do not value employees unless that employee follows everything to a T. The customer service manages or "team Leaders" do not trust employees at all, and on occasion the mangers, if problems arise with customers.

They let customers verbally abuse and almost physical abuse to the employees. You must work weekends and be available to work nights. You must give three weeks in advance to get days off, and that's not a guarantee either. Must work Thanksgiving day and black Friday events that happen on Thanksgiving night and on Friday as well, to get their coupon of 15% along with your normal discount of %10. The bonuses use to be based on shrinkage and little on attendance.

But now its based on attendance and if you have 4 points, you don't get anything. I find that its unfair on how they treat employees. They say they are family friendly, but when they put customers over employees, especially during confrontations, they aren't.

Truck Driver (OTR) (Former Employee)

2.5.2020, Job Location: Red Bluff, CA
I was a truck driver for Walmart and they could not care less about their drivers. They are pro-actively looking for ways to fire their drivers. They watch you on camera 24/7 from inside your truck and they monitor the outdoor cameras at every DC and store you stop at. The "safety managers" have every camera set up from their computers and they are watching you, contacting you with stupid nit picking complaints CONSTANTLY.

It is a hostile good ol' boys environment running rampant with racism. The pay is great but the disrespect and the police tactics is unbelievably stressful. No talking on your phone while driving for more than 10 minutes on each call. You get a total of 6 calls per day.

Automatic termination if you go over and yes, they are watching you on camera. They force you to hand over your phone so they can check your phone call times AND text messages. Even ONE text message during drive time and your instantly fired. They fire 2 people per week nationwide over phone call violations.

These people are like a police state. Very sad place to work.
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Average Hourly Rate for Walmart Employees
$13.11 / hour Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
$90k / yearAvg. Base Salary (USD)

Walmart Employees Salary Compare Table

Walmart Salary Compare
# Job Title Range Average
1Cashier$10 - $14$12
2Sales Associate$10 - $15$12
3Stocker$10 - $15$12
4Personal Shopper$11 - $15$12
5Pharmacy Technician$12 - $19$15
6Overnight Stocker$10 - $17$13
7Retail Sales Associate$10 - $17$12
8Department Manager, Retail Store$12 - $19$15
9Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT)$13 - $20$16
10Order Filler$13 - $24$18
11Customer Service Manager$12 - $20$16
12Asset Protection Associate$11 - $18$14
13Deli Associate$11 - $15$13
14Customer Service Associate$9 - $17$13
15Cake Decorator$10 - $17$13
16Maintenance Technician$12 - $32$19
17Automotive Service Technician / Mechanic$9 - $18$13
18Customer Service Representative (CSR)$9 - $17$13
19Retail Associate$11 - $18$13
20Deli Clerk$10 - $15$12
21Warehouse Associate$12 - $21$16
22Unloader$12 - $25$17
23Forklift Operator$12 - $20$15
24Customer Service Cashier$9 - $16$12
25Staff Pharmacist$44 - $68$56
26Fresh Produce Processor$10 - $18$13
27Night Stocker$10 - $17$13
28Retail Department Manager$11 - $19$14
29Optician$11 - $22$16
30Produce Associate$9 - $17$12
31Production Supervisor$12 - $23$16
32Pharmacy Technician, Lead$15 - $25$19
33Customer Service Supervisor$11 - $21$15
34Food Service Worker$10 - $18$13
35Customer Service Team Leader$12 - $24$17
36Loader$14 - $25$18
37Produce Stocker (Grocery)$10 - $19$13
38Baker$9 - $17$12
39Warehouse Supervisor$12 - $23$17
40Janitor$9 - $18$12
41Retail Supervisor$12 - $25$16
42Retail Store Manager$12 - $23$16
43Picker$11 - $19$14
44Produce Department Manager (Grocery)$11 - $21$15
45Front End Developer / Engineer$23 - $74$42
46Quality Assurance (QA) Associate$13 - $26$18
47Warehouse Worker$11 - $20$15
48Customer Service Specialist$9 - $18$13
49Automotive Service Technician$9 - $23$14
50Cart Collector$10 - $15$12
51Host/Hostess$8 - $15$11
52Forklift Driver$14 - $24$18
53Certified Optician$11 - $23$16
54Grocery Stocker$10 - $20$13
55Package Handler$11 - $18$14
56Retail Cashier$9 - $16$12
57Retail Store Assistant Manager$10 - $20$14
58Service Writer$9 - $16$12
59Assembler$9 - $22$13
60Maintenance Supervisor$11 - $23$16
61Team Leader, General$12 - $27$18
62Pharmacist$46 - $66$56
63Meat Cutter$10 - $20$14
64Checkout Operator$9 - $15$12
65Maintenance Associate$9 - $18$13
66Member Service Representative$9 - $19$13
67Produce Clerk (Grocery)$9 - $19$12
68Dairy Stocker$9 - $14$11
69Building Maintenance Worker$10 - $22$15
70Production Associate$10 - $21$14
71Assistant Manager$12 - $26$17
72Sales Team Leader, Retail$11 - $21$16
73Supermarket Department Manager, Dairy & Frozen Foods$9 - $17$13
74Tire Technician$11 - $18$14
75Pharmacy Manager$39 - $68$56
76Customer Support Manager$11 - $20$15
77Cart Attendant$9 - $13$11
78Grocery Associate$10 - $16$12
79Operations Supervisor$13 - $26$18
80Operations Support Manager$11 - $24$16
81Gas Station Attendant$11 - $19$14
82Packer$11 - $20$15
83Pharmacy Assistant$10 - $18$14
84Customer Service Sales Associate$9 - $19$13
85Retail Manager$10 - $22$15
86Retail Store Manager, Sporting Goods$11 - $25$17
87Sales Clerk$9 - $16$11
88Merchandiser$10 - $18$14
89Security Guard$10 - $17$13
90Stock Clerk$7 - $14$10
91Department Manager, Hardware Store$12 - $20$16
92Supermarket Department Manager, Meat$11 - $22$16
93Team Lead, Operations$13 - $26$18
94Deli Manager$12 - $19$15
95Technical Services Manager$13 - $37$22
96Customer Service Trainer, Call Center$8 - $18$12
97Administrative Associate$12 - $23$17
98Warehouse Material Handler$13 - $22$17
99Software Engineer$24 - $71$42
100Quality Assurance Analyst$15 - $35$23
101Accounts Payable Specialist$14 - $22$18
102Human Resources (HR) Assistant$12 - $21$15
103Lube Technician$9 - $17$12
104Licensed Optician$16 - $32$22
105Inventory Associate$11 - $18$14
106Inventory Specialist$12 - $20$15
107Loader And Unloader$10 - $21$14
108Laborer, Freight, Stock, Material Mover, Hand$10 - $22$14
109Human Resources (HR) Manager$13 - $29$20
110Grocery Clerk$9 - $15$12
111Senior Graphic Designer$20 - $43$28
112Senior Quality Assurance (QA) / Test Automation Engineer$32 - $81$54
113Dockhand/Driver$11 - $23$16
114Service Manager$17 - $31$23
115Shipper, Receiver, Packer$12 - $23$16
116Shipping & Receiving Lead$12 - $21$16
117Shipping & Receiving Supervisor$14 - $24$18
118Shipping / Receiving / Traffic Clerk$11 - $18$14
119Senior Software Engineer$44 - $104$70
120Senior Customer Service Representative (CSR)$13 - $26$18
121Senior Account Manager$16 - $31$21
122Senior Business Analyst$37 - $106$65
123Inventory Control Specialist$8 - $15$11
124Security Analyst$16 - $34$23
125Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist$32 - $1k$87
126Scanner Operator$12 - $21$16
127Salesperson, Fashion/Apparel/Clothing$9 - $17$12
128Electrical Apprentice$12 - $21$16
129Sales Support Manager$12 - $20$16
130Sales Consultant$9 - $17$12
131Asset Protection Specialist$10 - $15$13
132Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Officer$17 - $26$21
133Inventory Supervisor$11 - $18$14
134Assistant Store Manager$13 - $25$18
135Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician$13 - $18$15
136Shipping and Receiving Clerk$14 - $24$18
137Social Media Specialist$14 - $23$18
138Shop Assistant$9 - $18$13
139Warehouse Manager$12 - $19$15
140Warehouse Laborer$11 - $22$15
141Administration Clerk$13 - $22$17
142Visual Merchandising Specialist$14 - $27$19
143Vision Center Manager$16 - $26$20
144UX Researcher$47 - $102$71
145Human Resources (HR) Clerk$13 - $21$16
146Transportation Coordinator$13 - $26$18
147Training Coordinator$11 - $19$15
148Traffic Coordinator$11 - $18$14
149Ticket Agent$12 - $22$16
150Human Resources (HR) Officer$14 - $25$19
151Shipping Packer$14 - $24$18
152Human Resources (HR) Specialist$14 - $23$18
153HVAC Service Technician$19 - $35$26
154Information Management Specialist$10 - $20$14
155Supermarket Department Manager, Dairy$12 - $19$15
156Supermarket Department Manager, Bakery & Delicatessen (Deli)$16 - $25$20
157Store Team Leader$14 - $24$18
158Art Director$22 - $80$38
159Stock Clerk or Order Filler$10 - $20$14
160Information Technology (IT) Support Specialist$17 - $29$22
161Dishwasher$9 - $14$11
162Staff Engineer$29 - $83$46
163Software Engineering Intern$16 - $41$26
164Software Developer$14 - $43$25
165HVAC Refrigeration Technician$24 - $42$31
166Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Specialist$14 - $26$19
167Automobile Service Writer$8 - $16$11
168Retail Pharmacist$45 - $66$57
169Crew Leader$9 - $27$15
170Personnel Manager$16 - $35$24
171Front End Manager$12 - $20$16
172Personal Assistant$10 - $19$13
173Painter, Construction and Maintenance$8 - $16$12
174Painter$9 - $15$11
175Licensed Dispensing Optician$20 - $35$27
176Fuel Attendant$10 - $15$12
177Claims Processor/Billing$10 - $18$13
178Optometrist Assistant$8 - $12$10
179Optician, Retail Store Manager$19 - $28$23
180Community Health Worker$13 - $23$17
181Operations Team Leader$18 - $39$26
182Control / Automation Technician$18 - $31$24
183Office Manager$21 - $44$30
184Content Analyst$21 - $44$30
185Module Lead$9 - $18$12
186Logistics Coordinator$14 - $24$18
187Membership Associate$8 - $17$12
188General Maintenance Worker$10 - $20$14
189Graphic Designer$19 - $44$28
190Meat Clerk$10 - $17$13
191Material Handler$12 - $21$16
192Marketing Communications Specialist$18 - $37$26
193Content Strategist$42 - $89$60
194Loss Prevention Officer$10 - $15$12
195Maintenance Manager$11 - $24$16
196Pharmacist in Charge$40 - $70$59
197Retail Shift Supervisor$11 - $18$14
198Learning and Development Specialist$20 - $42$30
199Cash Manager$11 - $25$17
200Cook, Restaurant$11 - $17$14
201Retail Department Supervisor$12 - $23$17
202Equipment Operator$12 - $20$15
203Event Manager$24 - $147$45
204Automotive Technician$7 - $17$11
205Retail Assistant Manager$11 - $21$15
206Registered Medical Assistant (RMA)$14 - $19$16
207Receiving Worker$10 - $17$13
208Receiving Manager$13 - $22$17
209Radiologic Technologist$22 - $34$27
210Grocery Store Manager$12 - $22$16
211Avionics Technician$22 - $38$30
212Quality Assurance (QA) / Quality Control (QC) Inspector$14 - $24$18
213Quality Analyst$11 - $21$15
214Production Worker$11 - $23$15
215Bakery Clerk$10 - $17$13
216Field Service Technician$19 - $38$27
217Product Owner$17 - $53$30
218Produce Team Leader$12 - $26$18
219Food Server$6 - $13$9
220Business Support Manager$11 - $26$17
221Produce Department Clerk (Grocery)$9 - $14$11
222Food Service Supervisor$13 - $23$17
223Call Center Representative$10 - $16$13
224Principal Software Engineer$52 - $101$72
225Photographer, Commercial$15 - $37$22
226Customer Service Agent$11 - $22$16
227Custodian$8 - $14$11
228Housekeeping Supervisor$10 - $17$13

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