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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Sales Associate (Former Employee)

15.8.2021, Job Location: Independence, MO
As a sales associate it's a pretty easy job unless management finds you to be a hard worker then they will leach the life out of you. From jus tidying up, helping customers and putting up returns you end up starting to do your managers job and more if they can.

You MIGHT get a 10 cent raise every year but that's a big maybe because if you have too many points at the time they're doing evaluations you wont get it. Management is terrible. You can barely call them management because they do NOT know how to manage. HR can't even get schedules right. Coworkers can be chill though. Additionally the company/management doesn't take complaints about harassment seriously. They say they'll address it and then swipe it under the rug. I did enjoy the job for the first year as I was in high school and it honestly kept me busy and they would be REALLY flexible with my schedule. But as I was there longer and longer they kind of just started not caring and overworked me. Also a good thing to note is that they do not take doctors notes.

TLDR: If you're a teen and want a job that pays pretty good and can give you some good stories. You'll wanna work here. If you're an adult looking for reliable benefits and growth opportunities? Run.

Warehouse Associate (Former Employee)

29.7.2021, Job Location: Union City, GA
The breaks are too short for long 10+ hour shifts, we've complained but its done nothing. You are tracked all day so you even feel rushed to use the restroom, their system sometimes messes up and will issue you points unfairly or show gap time or even mark you as "" missing"" even if you've been working steadily. The point system is terrible and unrealistic. Basically you fear ever having car trouble or getting sick because if you ever have to call out you will still get points. You're only allowed to get a very small amount of points during a 6 month period so you never feel secure within your job but the constant overtime can get in the way of having a backup job or really doing anything else.

You pick one shift but more than likely you'll be forced to work another shift (through constant overtime). The overtime is rarely optional so if you made plans months before or have aging parents who need your attention or care, you are completely drained and stressed because you can't go visit them with 1 or 2 days off for most of the year then when the holiday season comes you definitely won't be able to. Its so restrictive. They offer educational benefits but how can you even think about that when you are always forced to be at work for long shifts.

Not to mention depending on which shift you pick you will be there every holiday and whats even worse there's no more holiday pay so you can't have family time OR even get an incentive anymore for missing out on so much. Its literally your whole life and your only life being there all of the time.

Sales Associate (Former Employee)

2.7.2021, Job Location: Starkville, MS
- Not stressful on overnights, enjoy working alone
- Plenty of opportunities to change positions or go to a different shift.
- Ability to transfer to other stores. If you decide to move you can always have a job lined up since Walmart is everywhere.
- Discount card perk is nice but it's excluded on some food and that's a con. Discount should apply on everything across the board.
- Decent pay for my area WITH my shift differential, not anything to brag about! Overnights gets a 1.50 shift differential, I would not consider it decent pay if I was making only base pay of 13
- Plenty of opportunity to advance and receive promotions. Any of the management positions seem to pay really well. An assistant manager or a ""team lead"" as they call it apparently makes 65k a year.
- Hour lunches are pretty cool, I like that.

- Everyone should be paid more and offered better benefits, 13/hr base pay is still really low and I don't understand how anyone could live on that.
- Health insurance plans aren't good. The deductibles on them are ridiculously high. I expect one of the richest companies to offer 100% employer paid health insurance for their employees.
- No shift flexibility. Should offer employees choice to work 8s, 10s, or 12s. I'd prefer to work 4 10 hour shifts, always dread going in that 5th day.

Advice to Management
Jump in and help people working on the floor to maintain a healthy relationship and perspective with associates.

Walmart Stocker (Current Employee)

29.6.2021, Job Location: Leeds, AL
I've been working at Walmart for nearly three months now, and it is byfar one of the worst jobs I've had. Not because of the labor itself, but because Management is probably the worst it could possibly be. They blatantly ignore your availability, they give you occurrences for being sick, they don't send you home if you come in with a fever, and they don't treat you like a person or value your time.

Considering I'm a minor and I NEED my availability to be followed, I have already gained enough occurrences to be fired. I haven't yet for some reason that I don't know, but I probably won't mind if I do. I told them I want a maximum of 25 hours a week, and they're scheduling me 30-35 a week. Not to mention, they blatantly ignored my updated availability and are scheduling me on days that I specifically said I can't work.

On a side note, contacted management through the phone is almost impossible. One time I got scheduled while I was on vacation(while my time off had already been approved), and it took me two hours to get in contact with a manager. When I finally did, I didn't get an apology or any sympathy. Instead the manager said ""Oh, I was gonna call you back but I forgot."" and reluctantly removed me from the schedule.

Overall, this is an AWFUL company to work for and you should avoid it at ALL COSTS. If you want to be full time, then it's alright, but you have to deal with the garbage management. Walmart is the definition of a bad company to work for, and shouldn't even be considered a last resort.

Cashier / Customer Service (Current Employee)

13.6.2021, Job Location: Elgin, TX
Didn't always get support from upper management but I know they have their own worries to deal with so I keep that in mind. My store is pretty good with working with my school schedule which is something that is very important to me. The benefits are very good for a job that requires no previous experience or special skills. I took advantage of their 401k and stock purchase plan which the company does match a percentage of both.

Lunches are an hour long for a full shift and you get a 15 minute break every two hours, but breaks aren't always guaranteed. Management isn't always consistent with store policy which can be frustrating when assisting customers at customer service. I have worked with people who find promotions come easily, I personally have not had such luck. I believe building a strong relationship with management is the best way to get a promotion, don't expect it come just from hard work. Attendance works on a points system which is nice because you can track it yourself, and it ties into your quarterly bonus. I also personally don't have any trouble with requesting vacation time, paid or unpaid.

All in all, not a bad place to work but I would not make a career out of it. The higher you go, the more stressful your work life is and the more your work and personal life start blending."

Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee)

6.6.2021, Job Location: Rice Lake, WI
As a Walmart cashier, expect monotony and a lack of challenge or mental stimulation. Every day is basically the same. Expect to feel fatigued by the repetitiveness. Nothing about this job is hard except for the learning process when you first start. Soon enough you'll realize that no one really cares about their work.

If you happen to work at a larger store, you'll most likely get positioned as a self-checkout (SCO) host. It is a lot of pacing back and forth, monitoring customers to make sure they don't steal, cleaning machines, fixing scanning errors, and greeting customers.

Being an actual cashier is slightly better IMO as you get to use the machine (I know, so fun) and use your hands. Bagging is essentially Tetris so that's cool.

Sometimes you have to go outside and pushcarts because they ran out of the usual cart pushers. If you are lucky, they let you put the returns back on the shelf. I took as long as humanly possible to avoid doing the usual cashier-type work.

The best part of the job is the breaks and lunch. Though you have to clock out, so maybe some would find this unappealing. I found breaks to be absolutely vital in saving myself from going insane.

I only ever ran into a few non-so-pleasant customers, but certainly don't expect everyone to be friendly. Just be nice at first. If they don't comply, just become completely unresponsive. It works.

The managers at best case send you off to lunch/breaks on time and mention they appreciate your work. Worst case, you are stuck an hour past your shift.

Cashier (Current Employee)

26.5.2021, Job Location: Cumming, GA
The benefits:
- Pays better than many smaller retailers.
- Flexible scheduling for students, parents, and those seeking a second job.
- Associates can change to different roles with relative ease.
- Employee discount.
- Relaxed dress code.
- Protected PTO
- stock options
- benefits for full-time employees
the problems:
- Pay raises are too infrequent and too small.
- Pay is not adequate for the physical and emotional demands of the job.
- Scheduling can be inconsistent.

Stores are held to unrealistic and sometimes nonsensical stardards that will never be achieved, but management will push this burden on to you, sometimes coming up with rules that seem to serve no purpose other than to dehumanize you or make your job more difficult.

How good or bad of a time you will depend on the competence of your supervisors. You will likely have a different boss every 3-6 months, resulting in a endless merry go round of people with their own unique kind of neurosis. If you get a good one, one of two things will happen: they will transfer or find a better job.

- With only a few exceptions, you may be on your feet for seven hours or more.
- more often understaffed than not
- slowly crushes your spirit"

OGP Associate (Current Employee)

13.5.2021, Job Location: Ontario, CA
When it comes to basically getting any other kind of position other than the base associate it’s all favoritism. It dosnt matter how hard you work or how good you are at your job if the management does not like you you will be terminated or constantly harassed by them.

Management is poor, there is literally managers that don’t do anything, and will ask you one question when they see you Example (What commodity is next) and sit on their phones and get paid for it. On top of this management is disorganized and fundamentally flawed due to favoritism as presented above.

You have managers that are incompetent and not qualified to do their jobs, some don’t even have the training done at the academy that goes along with the job. The only good thing about this job if you can deal with management and rude customers is the pay, and benefits (If you ever manage to get them). To receive benefits you have to work 40hrs a week and for three months straight. What will management do, give you a 38hr work week the last week of your three months to reset the timer.

So in conclusion this job is only good for the pay :)

Cashier (Current Employee)

6.5.2021, Job Location: Medina, OH
Walmart can and will hire anybody at their retail stores who can stand or walk all day. The starting pay in my area is better than average for walking in the door knowing nothing.

However, due to management or corporate, often problems evident to everyone are never fully corrected. Not enough people working in each department, equipment that often doesn't work correctly, and inconsistent rule enforcement is common. This deflates employee's enthusiasm and commitment to the company. In some cases, not mine fortunately, employees were told their days or hours off would be honored as agreed, then they were scheduled to work anyway. The employee was then not able to work another job, or care for a loved one, or go to class. When this happens, it explains the turnover.

The upside is that they do often promote from within and I know of several fellow employees who have changed positions within our store. Many are happier in their new role. Most of the customers are great, and are patient enough if an issue can get resolved in a reasonable time. Most other employees are very helpful and I work with a lot of good people. If you can put up with the lack of support from management and corporate, you can really move up in this company. Not for me anymore, though, I'm planning on leaving.

Personal Shopper (Former Employee)

24.4.2021, Job Location: Tucson, AZ
The job itself isn’t bad, the main problem here is management and how little they care about their employees. At my location, there’s been multiple times when we’ve had to either cancel orders or have ridiculous wait times because we don’t have enough people to dispense or pick the orders. Despite this, management keeps increasing our order limit because this leads to them getting bonuses even if they know we don’t have enough people or equipment to get those orders ready and therefore cause terrible stress on all of us.

There’s always new people because everyone ends up quitting and this leads to so many mistakes that just make us get behind. The training is a joke, they just have new people shadow us for a day and then they’re on their own after that. Management acts like they’re there to help but will yell and get frustrated when someone makes a mistake. One of the managers is always yelling and being rude to dispensers when they’re behind on wait times and instead of helping or finding a way to get caught up, she just throws a fit and leaves.

Don’t even get me started on the favoritism, it’s ridiculous. So many people that are close to the managers get to do whatever they want, they even disappear for long periods of time and no one says anything.

This job is just not worth it, unless you really need a job then I would suggest looking elsewhere.

Overnight Team Lead (Former Employee)

14.4.2021, Job Location: Crosby, TX
The quality of working for Walmart as an hourly associate, manager or salaried manager depends entirely on the upper management culture at the specific store you work at. No matter what, with the current changes coming down from corporate, work will be chaotic every day and you have to respond to the chaos as best as you can, which is common in most retail jobs, but is getting worse at Walmart in 2020 during the changes to management.

If you can get into a store that is well managed, then you'll have an opportunity to learn, promote and grow within the company. It will always be a high stress job to manage or work easily if you work hard and socialize, but how manageable that is will change dramatically if you find yourself in one of the many stores that are poorly managed.

A Walmart store with poor upper management can be absolutely vicious and a high-school level political minefield to work in. Some stores can absolutely be soul-draining as you work hard just to have salaried managers steal credit for your work or blame you for their own mistakes. The amount of work required for some Team Lead roles such as overnight are so heavy that you're truly better off finding another management position at another company for higher pay to go with the workload and pace of the job. $22 an hour to run an entire shift by yourself while simultaneously performing extremely physical work while fighting just to have working equipment just isn't high enough, which is why I decided to take my skills elsewhere.

Staff Pharmacist (Current Employee)

6.4.2021, Job Location: Salem, OR
For a chain pharmacy, they do a good job of setting up procedures to prevent mistakes and support you. Compared to what I hear from colleagues at Walgreens and CVS, they staff better too. However, it is more difficult to branch out and take advantage of state specific protocols since they like to keep things as uniform as possible and send everything through legal.

As far as general experience, I have worked at good stores and ones with some irritating problems. Like with any job, who you work with is a huge part of job satisfaction. I think most of issues you might have working for Wal-Mart come from bad co-workers. When you have good managers and district managers, problem employees will be given plenty of opportunities and resources to correct deficiencies; and in bad cases fired (other than the fact you don’t have a union representative for interactions with management, you will get similar treatment as if you were in a union since managers will document these interactions and make sure you are aware of the potential consequences). Problems usually come when managers have not done a good job of setting and enforcing expectations.

Front End Cashier (Former Employee)

6.4.2021, Job Location: Louisville, KY
Walmart does not care about you.

Management will mistreat you heavily. Scheduling is a nightmare and getting a day off is a struggle, even when requested way in advance regardless of the reason for needing off. Your schedule can/will be changed at the last minute without your knowledge and you will get in trouble for not knowing. Your schedule can/will also list you for times you’ve informed management and HR over and over again that you cannot work. They don’t care. There is a lot of petty actions by management and coworkers alike and it’s always understaffed.

Customers usually come in prepared to hate you and treat you terribly. That is the most positive part of the job.

The physical toll the job has on your body in ANY position within the store is atrocious. For example, I have chronic back pain from working as a cashier for only 7 months at the age of 16.

There are essentially no bonuses and the annual raise isn’t noteworthy. You will also be lucky to get all of your breaks, or at least all of your breaks in full. The attendance system is also always pressured on you and severely strict, to the point of being unbearably stressful.

Electronics Sales Associate (Former Employee)

4.3.2021, Job Location: Streator, IL
Policies are flawed with respect to the company as a whole and due to the large employee pool misinformation about policy change or anything similar is rampant. The pay is OK and generally remains at-average or competitive to the area. PTO accrual is decent if you are full time and other benefits are decent, although newer hires do not receive dedicated vacation time.

It is extremely hard to advance higher in the company ladder and due to multiple restructures and eliminations of multiple upper-level management positions, it has become even harder in the last five years. At my facility, favoritism was rampant as was micromanagement. The company loves to cut employee hours when they overspend on other areas of the budget. Schedules are generally flexible but they try and scare you in to having open availability.

Specifically, being back in Electronics, I was often expected to run sporting goods, paint counter, and garden center additionally. This is extremely overwhelming and was a result of poor attention to detailing during scheduling or because of the aforementioned cutting of hours.

Overnight Stocker (Former Employee)

25.2.2021, Job Location: Bellingham, MA
I started out as an overnight general merchandise stocker. I was fortunate to have a great overnight ASM. I learned a lot as far as retail and it was a good experience for me for the first 2 years. At the end of 2 years my ASM left and her replacement was not the same. Things began to go downhill and six months after that night shift was taken away.

I became a DM for the next 6 months and without night shift it was basically miserable for everyone. When I started as a dm I was informed "I " had 30 pallets in the back and a trailer out in the back parking lot. As I pulled spring clearance off of the trailer Christmas was coming in and I was given no associate to help. Cap 1 and cap 2 never even made it to the apparel side of the building.

We all stocked our own freight and still were taken to help in other departments. A month after Christmas, after I had gotten it done, I was then told that my priorities were f'd up because I had done exactly what they told me, while doing price changes etc. Nothing was good enough. They say it is like a family. It truly is, a dysfunctional abusive family.

By the end I felt as though they worked you hard and kept you off balance so you wouldn't have the time or energy to even think about looking for another job. It reminds me of the song "Hotel California " by the Eagles. I think my original good feeling had to do with the one exceptional manager and without her, forget it.

Asset Protection Associate (Current Employee)

17.2.2021, Job Location: Jasper, AL
Not a bad place to work if you need the income, overall the company itself is alright and tries to go the extra step for their employees, but that doesn't always go as planned.

When I first started here, one of the biggest things that was stressed to me by other associates was the lack of structure within the store. This hasn't been a huge issue for me yet, but it's obvious that it's true to some extent. You hardly ever get breaks or lunches on time, if you even get either breaks.

The store manager is nowhere to be seen, and I have yet to meet him, even after several months of being employed with Walmart. Coaches rarely enforce rules that really matter, but are quick to nitpick things that are out of their responsibility. Just general stuff of that nature. However, it's a laid back job for the most part.

Everyone in my department gets along usually and I've met some pretty great people here so far. The two biggest issues would be constantly being understaffed, and entitled customers that think what they say is law. Overall, if you have decently thick skin and are willing to just show up, you can go pretty far here.

Ecommerce Personal Shopper (Former Employee)

3.2.2021, Job Location: North Port, FL
Almost all of the management team at my location were chosen because of their closeness to the store manager and not on their actual effectiveness, worked in what should have been the easiest department (OGP) and with proper duties and roles being known and assigned it would have been.

Instead they just let everyone come in and do whatever they want until someone starts failing then they take 99% of the team and put them on that task until the others fail and move everyone over to the other parts. The people getting left after those 99% go to whatever is failing are always the best workers and they end up having to do a teams job all by themselves most of the time. The asm over OGP at my store fired people once they knew they would put in a 2 week notice so they wouldn't mess up the turnaround, regardless of the fact we needed all the bodies we could get. not that you would know until you've worked your whole day anyways.

He also must have used a spinning dart board with times on them to come up with schedules because nobody with a brain could have possibly come up with a customer service department all having lunches and breaks at the same time leaving 1 person to deal with 23 customers at a time.

Assistant Supervisor (Former Employee)

15.1.2021, Job Location: Hazel Dell, WA
Was typically short handed to achieve daily tasks thanks to certain greedy dept managers who only care about their own necks. working hard consistently will not get you anywhere as there is not much chance for advancement and even a job well done goes unrewarded and generally not recognized by upper management.

Pay is very poor and the work is very hard. the culture is very clique with a lot of favoritism, scandals and in-fighting between depts. very strict rules and policies. there are some good managers and employees but its hit and miss and they include a lot of slackers and big egos. seems they will hire and retain anyone even if they arent doing their job and then expect you to take up the slack.

They harp on about treating their employees with respect - i rarely saw it nor was it encouraged. everyone seems to be in survival mode but on the flip side many recognized that fact and were sympathetic to one another watching each others backs so it is fair to say there is a sense of belonging and family within smaller groups/depts.

Those people were my favorite part of the job as we all felt like we were in the same boat. never worked so hard for so little while feeling so unappreciated. BUT, they will hire anyone so if you're desperate for income you have a good chance.

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.
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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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About Walmart

Walmart is a multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores. The company was founded in 1962 by Sam Walton, and it is headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas. Walmart is one of the largest retailers in the world, and it employs over 2 million people globally.

Working at Walmart

Working at Walmart can be a challenging but rewarding experience. As one of the largest retailers in the world, the company offers a wide range of job opportunities, including entry-level positions, management roles, and corporate positions. Walmart is known for its competitive compensation and benefits packages, which include healthcare, retirement plans, and paid time off.


  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Positive work-life balance
  • Supportive and inclusive culture
  • Access to training and development programs


  • Fast-paced and demanding work environment
  • High-stress levels
  • Limited opportunities for growth in certain positions
  • Limited flexibility in scheduling

Training and Support

Walmart provides its employees with extensive training and support to help them succeed in their roles. The company offers various training programs, including on-the-job training, online training, and classroom-based training. Additionally, Walmart provides employees with ongoing support through mentoring, coaching, and development opportunities.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The job duties and responsibilities of Walmart employees vary depending on the position. Entry-level positions, such as cashiers and sales associates, may be responsible for customer service, stocking shelves, and operating cash registers. Management roles, such as department managers, are responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of their department, managing staff, and ensuring that sales and customer service goals are met. Corporate positions, such as those in finance or human resources, may be responsible for strategic planning, financial analysis, and compliance.

Overall Information

In conclusion, working at Walmart can be a challenging but rewarding experience. The company offers competitive compensation and benefits, opportunities for advancement, and a supportive and inclusive culture. However, the work environment can be fast-paced and demanding, and the company may not provide the same level of growth opportunities for all positions. Walmart provides its employees with extensive training and support to help them succeed in their roles. The job duties and responsibilities of Walmart employees vary depending on the position. If you're looking for a company with a positive work-life balance and great benefits, Walmart could be a great fit for you.