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Duh in Stamford, Connecticut

92 months ago

Jay in Lewiston, Maine said: Why doesn't she quit if it's so bad?

Most likely because jobs are very hard to find for people over 40 and she needs a job.

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tealynn in Lynchburg, Virginia

87 months ago

walmart employees do not have low iqs.YOU obviously do and are in the management training program!THOSE ARE THE ONLY LOW IQ IDIOTYS WALMART HIRES.

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narai in Cranston, Rhode Island

87 months ago

now did you actually go out and run iq tests on the workers at walmart? do you have any actual concrete proof or is this just a comment you state out your ass?

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joho4241 in Morgantown, West Virginia

86 months ago

You are right about Wal Mart, if you get sick and call off they will fire you and you cannot get unemployment benefits...I have stopped shopping at Wal Mart!

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Harpo in Kokomo, Indiana

77 months ago

I rescently interviewed with Walmart about a regional cable technician position. Can someone involved with that particular position provide me with unbias/balanced feedback of your experiances working with Walmart and this position . thanks

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phillyphanatic2009 in Fredericksburg, Virginia

71 months ago

phillyphanatic2009 in Fredericksburg, Virginia said: I have worked for Wal-mart and my friends dad worked for Wal-Mart. Her story is worse than mine so I will start there. He has worked for them since a new store opening for about six years as a dpt manager. He is an older employee. Everything was fine up until recently. One day they came up to him and told him, either he has to step down from his position or he has to look forward to another job. The reason they gave him was because they were looking to restructure and hire all new dpt managers. Why did they want new dpt managers because the current ones were getting paid to much. So he said ok and took an overnight position in grocery stocking shelves. This was ok for a little while until one day corporate goes and says they expect each stoc person to cut open, place items on shelf and crush the boxes in less then a minute. What is sad is they would actually stand there with a stop watch and time them. Now he works in lawn in garden. He wants to leave but at his age its hard for him to find something else.

Now for my story. I have worked for walmart a couple of years and it was far from a great working environment. I worked in One hour photo and was treated like crap. The assistant manager was only nice to her favorites. Promoted them to specialist when I did the same kind of work they did. Every day the assistant manager had an bad attitude. Alot of gossip between employees. When you would use open door policy about it, they would brush it off like it was a joke that you had a complaint. Wal-marts management are very heartless people only out to make more money for a company that is destroying our economy and shutting down local competitors.

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je5464 in Lakeland, Florida

70 months ago

joho4241 in Morgantown, West Virginia said: You are right about Wal Mart, if you get sick and call off they will fire you and you cannot get unemployment benefits...I have stopped shopping at Wal Mart!

i have worked there for almost 4 weeks as a cashier, i hate it more than anything, but i called in sick after a few weeks for 2 days in a row and nothing was said to me. not yet anyway...i would love to be fired, i hate it there!!!!!

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LaurenWM in Canton, Ohio

55 months ago

I have worked for Wal Mart as an associate in Lawn & Garden and now work in Electronics and I really like working there. However, I do not intend for this to be my "career" so I think that may have a big influence on it. I am a college student and work there full time. They have treated me very fairly and for me, Wal-Mart has been a great place to work at. I really loved my co-workers and even though the management is a little hard to work with sometimes, if you treat them with respect and do you job well, then you should have no problem. Best advice I can give to new employees: work hard, be extra friendly to co-workers and management, and DONT GOSSIP because that will get you in a lot of trouble.

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susan in El Paso, Texas

49 months ago

Lexie Whitacre said: I am a 3 month employee at a very new walmart-Since I have started I have suffered lots of abbuse-I refuse to quit because the two girls creating the most drama wants that.They cuss so much I have a headache working aroung them-Even if there are customers they cuss.The thing i cant tolerate the most is how they treat walmart property by throwing it,throwing it from one isle to another-They claim to have an open door policy however when I complained I was the one sent home-I feel like I am in a twighlight zone however I need to work and hopefully walmart will see that these girls are not true assets to the company-plus I have never been a quiter!!I pray things will get better,I love the work I do I jut hope I can find away to accept and deal with these issues-Thank you for listening

you voiced a concern then was sent home? wow i hope you find new job...

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Deborah Jacobson in Sheridan, Illinois

47 months ago

I have been a licensed real estate broker and former owner of a RE/MAX office. Also, formerly a manager at a computer company. With the state of the economy, I took a part-time job at Walmart to fill a gap in the real estate business. WHAT AN EYE OPENER!!!

I have now quit Walmart after 6 months. I was not fired and have no intention of ever returning. However, if anyone is thinking of going there for employment, run for your life!!! Do absolutely anything but work at Walmart.

If you are not a person who is strong of character, Walmart will beat you down. As a sales associate you will quickly learn your opinion or suggestions do not count, going the extra mile to help a customer or a co-worker does not count, and YOU as a human being do not count for anything.

I learned that if you have the ability to fog a mirror, you can be a manager at Walmart... no brains required. I could write a book on examples of ignorance and lack of logic. I have way too much to say than the intent of this forum.

So, as a professional who was temporarily filling a financial gap, I pity anyone who thinks they must work at Walmart. If you are new to the job market, please don't think all jobs are like this. Walmart will ruin your self-esteem while physically sucking every last morsel of energy from your body. You will go home after your shift feeling half dead, crabby and mad at the world. Life is not meant to be like that and too short to spend it at Walmart!

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just another number in Kansas City, Kansas

46 months ago

Well Alan i do know what you mean.I had been working for walmart for close to 3 years.I was a supervisor that really didnt get the support or backing from the ass. managers. When i needed them to back me with the crew i was running they alwaystry to put it on the next manager on shift. The last day i was there,i had a manager tell me over the walkie (EVERYONE WITH A WALKIE HEARD THIS)'The trailer better be done in 20 min or its going to get ugly"Then same night was asked by a different manager, "how the backroom was coming along."To which i responded,"I'ts coming but you will not like it" I was then told if i wanted to say things like that to call the man. on their ext and to keep it positive over the walkie, by the co -manager.Now mind you the co-man was there when i was told things would get ugly if the trailer wasnt done.There have been other incidents that are too many to mention on here that basically sum up contradiction after contradiction...Dont even get me started on favoritism in the work place. favortism was suppose to be not tolorated .Let me tell you this was used with the managers..so work there for a couple of years and let us know how things are going.

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just another unvalued worker in Kansas City, Kansas

46 months ago

Well Alan i do know what you mean.I had been working for walmart for close to 3 years.I was a supervisor that really didnt get the support or backing from the ass. managers. When i needed them to back me with the crew i was running .The ass. managers would always put it on the next manager on shift.Once i was cussed out , it was be my word agianst theirs,The manager that dealt with this problem did not support me at all.I was threatened by the same crew member that same week.I felt that if i took it to manager they would not do anything about it anyway,Their to busy trying to meet deadlines ,time limits ,quotas etc.to care about anything or anyone else. The last day i was there,i had a manager tell me over the walkie (EVERYONE WITH A WALKIE HEARD THIS)'The trailer better be done in 20 min or its going to get ugly"Then same night was asked by a different manager, "how the backroom was coming along."To which i responded,"I'ts coming but you will not like it" I was then told if i wanted to say things like that to call the man. on their ext and to keep it positive over the walkie, by the co -manager.Now mind you the co-man was there when i was told things would get ugly if the trailer wasnt done.There have been other incidents that are too many to mention on here that basically sum up contradiction after contradiction...Dont even get me started on favoritism in the work place. favortism was suppose to be not tolorated .Let me tell you this was used with the managers..so work there for a couple of years and let us know how things are going.

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june june in wilville, Tennessee

46 months ago

DO NO WORK THERE it horrble maybe wouldnt be so bad if u work in side. lol im a cart pusher it get high 90s n they dont care if u pass out or nun lol they just want to hurry up n get carts so it sucks but if u work in side it might be a easy job

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Davebold370 in West Columbia, South Carolina

46 months ago

I have been with walmart for a little over a year now. I come from a background where you worked, no matter who you are. I have been in a management position at one of my other jobs, and i worked hard for my people. Thus, out of respect they worked hard for me. Yet, i find myself at Walmart where it's not the same. According to my management, they are told to make us work and not work themselves. I understand this military style thinking, but we are not putting our lives on the line to protect our country. We are out there saling low end products to people. I think the job itself is great, but the management makes the job difficult some days.

When it comes to the hours and pay: I started off making 7.45 and hour at 40 hours a week. I now make 8.25 an hour but i only get 12 to 25 hours per week. If you do the math, it doesn't add up. The schedules tend to flux like a heart beat. Three weeks, you will get 12 hours per week. While the next two weeks, you acquire 25-32 hours per week. Also, the hours on conflicting. This week, Thursday, i work 2-11pm, then on Friday i work 7-4pm. I live an hour away. This would be perfect for someone that lived closer, but i live far away. I informed the management using the open door policy, but as you can see, nothing has changed this past year. Thus, Walmart scheduling of hours is a little messed up.

The job itself is a great job. The customers can be fun to work with, and "sometimes" the management can be fun to work with too. If you are not willing to apply yourself and stand up against abuse, you can't move in this company. I say this because it can be both physically abusive (When your a man) and emotional abusive. All in all, Walmart is great for a temp job, not a career.

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invisible in Ossian, Indiana

46 months ago

Walmart is not the place to work. The training program is very poor. The CSS's and CSM's don't like to answer questions, and they treat the employees like dirt. You know not to report them, because if you do, because of retaliation, things will only get worse. The employees are not happy here, and upper
management has totally lost control of what lower management is doing.

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jlbjenn26 in Easley, South Carolina

46 months ago

I am or WAS an assistant manager working at Wal-Mart number 0631. To anyone who does NOT agree with the post has it easy in the walmart world. I started out as a cashier when i was 18 about 2 years ago making 8.25 per hour. I quickly moved on up to a CSM about 5 months after working there at 12.32/hr. We recently just moved from our little store to a new store, a supercenter, on April 13, 2001. This time last year I was asked to apply for a position in assistant management for the new store and agreed. I was making 14.65 per hour and i was about to recieve a pay raise of 40 cent I loved it at first because the people who once looked down on me now made me feel like somebody, but they would treat all of my old cashier friends like crap. When we started building in the new store I was in charge of the whole grocery dept aswell as HBA. I remember helping a co-worker who was a dept. manager put up some wines and having one of the other assitant managers as me what i was doing and joking about it. To be honest all of these people ride the clock or salary doing nothing but thinking of way to make someones life miserable. They think all employees are joke when they are the ones with so much power that they have no clue what to do with. One of my last days I was giving a 90 day evaluation to someone and when i read their improvements ASSIS. Manager Diana makes comments the whole time, I finally had enough of her mouth and I said, "You didnt keep your nose in your own business when I first started working here, so now its time to do it." She of course tried to get me in trouble with the store manager who simply told her we had equal power, and she has no rights to comment during the evaluations i am giving. I feel sorry for anyone who goes into walmart for a job, your looked down on and joked upon. Management at walmart is nothing but a competition to see who can get the highest up.

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bog in Denver, Colorado

45 months ago

i like walmart my managers are great they treat us great and take care of us always buying us dinner or lunch baking cookies it not the best pay but i work at a small walmart and everone help each other out

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BReich in Lombard, Illinois

44 months ago

I have been sitting here reading all of your comments about how WalMart is horrible. Well, let me fill you in. Try working for a mall department store and then come back and tell me which is worse. I recently quit a job at Carson Pirie Scott (aka Bergners, Bon Ton, Younkers, etc.) to take a job at Wal-Mart. Before that I worked for Sears. The location I worked in shut down because it was a small store in a dying mall. 95 percent of all workers were told they will never be able to work for Sears or K-Mart ever for the rest of their lives, including myself. After working my ass off for 2 and a half years, that is what I got. Perfectly capapble, hard working people lost their job, and ALL benefits with NO remorse whatsoever. Even our store manager lost her job after working for the company for 17 years. Then I go to Carson Pirie Scott thinking it may be better. I was wrong! Much worse. I wasn't even "part-time". They hired me as short hour. Which is less than 19 hours a week. Now who the hell can live off that? Not to mention, when I became pregnant, they treated me like I was sub-human or something. Well, I finally quit that godforsaken job and never looked back. Wal-Mart gives out MORE hours. Yea, the work is hard, but thats what you get paid to do, WORK! Management may suck, but you gotta let it roll because guess what? IT DOES NOT GET ANY BETTER NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO! There will always be that pain in the ass manager, that lazy ass employee, and gossip mills are everywhere! My advice, do your job and shut up. You don't like it, find another one. Obviously if you complain this much, you just can't handle retail. Yeah times are tough but, I found this position in the recession, you can find another one too.

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MatthewEdwardHall.com in Ocala, Florida

44 months ago

phillyphanatic2009 in Fredericksburg, Virginia said: Dont do it, you will be lucky enough to get that. Full time employees barely make that many hours. They always say they need to cut back on hours. Having group interviews is not professional at all. Also doesn't that go against invasion of privacy acts with some of the questions they ask. The government needs to start cracking down on walmart and there policies. They treat no one with respect.

actually im part time getting 38 hours a week, you just got to make friends with managment, and ask for more hours. walmart is like the army, treat it like a rank. respect your managers.

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WALMART in Lees Summit, Missouri

44 months ago

MatthewEdwardHall.com in Ocala, Florida said: actually im part time getting 38 hours a week, you just got to make friends with managment, and ask for more hours. walmart is like the army, treat it like a rank. respect your managers.

Ha-are you working for the corporate office?Really anyone who has worked there for over 2 years knows walmarts tactics.They give all new employees more hours ,so the "older employees" can be kept on their toes so to speak.The managers will also put We are hiring new people in your ear.This means in walmart language ,"you are replaceable"
When the new people come in ,thats when they get rid of the people who they think have missed too much work.Maybe someone management just doesnt like,someone who maybe has been asking too many question's about why they time people when stocking ,or maybe someone who just feels like they need to defend themselves for various reasons.I have seen this happen many,many times. Walmart has a system and a method of who stays and who goes,who gets more hours and who doesnt.You'll come to see what's going on if you're there long enough.Ive heard managers even talk about who needs to be "RIDDEN" hard to work .Its almost like you lose your rights to work there.If you feel like you can work in a place where management can disrespect you whenever without you saying a word back,then this is a place to work.

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Former Walmart Everything in Lees Summit, Missouri

44 months ago

DON'T TRUST ANYONE WHO WORKS AT A WAL-MART!!! I'M A WHO WORKED OVERNIGHTS FOR 4 YEARS AND 2 MONTHS. AS JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING; STOCKING, BACKROOM, DOOR GREETER, CASHIER AND UNPAID CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER. IT IS LOW PAY BUT IT WAS SOMETHING, TILL I WAS FIRED FOR SOMETHING OFF THE CLOCK AND NOT EVEN IN THE STORE. MY SO-CALLED BEST FRIEND (A CO-WORKER) LIED TO ME ABOUT SOMETHING THAT BROKE MY FAITH IN HER. I SAID, ARE YOU FU//ING KIDDING ME? AND THAT WE CANN'T BE FRIENDS ANYMORE, AND I WALKED OFF CRYING. LATER SHE RUNS TO MANAGEMENT SAYING I CALLED HER A BUNCH OF BAD NAMES AND THAT I WAS SAYING SHE WAS "HOOKING UP" WITH ALL THE GUYS IN THE STORE. I NEVER DID THAT. EVEN SO I WAS FIRED STILL DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY SHE DID THAT AND WHY MANAGEMENT DIDN'T LISTEN TO ME. SHE HAD ONLY BEEN THERE A YEAR.

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joe in Cheyenne, Wyoming

44 months ago

i have been with wal-mart for the last 7yrs i at one time loved this job. but after the different co-owners came and gone and now the one we have now well thats all i am going to say they have no respect for there people anymore. i was a support manager for 2yrs than became a assistant manager also than i was force to step down after the new shift in management in my old store. they said and i quote them i am to pro-associate meaning i am for the workers and they do not want that as a quality for the management team any more. And i had nothing to say i was just baffled they had just told me this. and now it was not all ways like this, they are trying to make everyone stay late and cut them but and this is a big but there was a huge issues about 3 to 4yrs ago to were they were making people working off the clock or cutting the hours that the crew has worked and that is agents the labor law and there was a estimated 3.2 million dollars sent to the people that was forced to work off the clock or hours was cut do to overtime. i my self received 800 bucks because of all the overtime that was cut off my upper management when i was a support manager. and the store that i am currently at they are making us stay late and cutting are time scheduling us extra days during the first of the month and holiday and when we have visitors, even if you are a single parent and or going to school they are still making us do this and than will cut us towards the end of the week. i went from full time to part time which up here were i live is 32hr for full time but i am working any wares from 34-38hrs a week and i am still getting part time benifets. The company its self is good to work for its the management team that is the biggest issue. within wal-mart policy there is what they call open door policy which means if there is a issue no matter what it is you can talk to them about it and they have to respond to the issue in a professional manner.

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joe in Cheyenne, Wyoming

44 months ago

Former Walmart Everything in Lees Summit, Missouri said: DON'T TRUST ANYONE WHO WORKS AT A WAL-MART!!! I'M A WHO WORKED OVERNIGHTS FOR 4 YEARS AND 2 MONTHS. AS JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING; STOCKING, BACKROOM, DOOR GREETER, CASHIER AND UNPAID CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER. IT IS LOW PAY BUT IT WAS SOMETHING, TILL I WAS FIRED FOR SOMETHING OFF THE CLOCK AND NOT EVEN IN THE STORE. MY SO-CALLED BEST FRIEND (A CO-WORKER) LIED TO ME ABOUT SOMETHING THAT BROKE MY FAITH IN HER. I SAID, ARE YOU FU//ING KIDDING ME? AND THAT WE CANN'T BE FRIENDS ANYMORE, AND I WALKED OFF CRYING. LATER SHE RUNS TO MANAGEMENT SAYING I CALLED HER A BUNCH OF BAD NAMES AND THAT I WAS SAYING SHE WAS "HOOKING UP" WITH ALL THE GUYS IN THE STORE. I NEVER DID THAT. EVEN SO I WAS FIRED STILL DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY SHE DID THAT AND WHY MANAGEMENT DIDN'T LISTEN TO ME. SHE HAD ONLY BEEN THERE A YEAR.

I am sorry to hear that, ok the first thing you should do is speak to the store manager than if that dose not work than call home office. the management team was suppose to look in to the issue and not just firer you, that is what you call a unethical or wrongful termination do to it being a he said she said type thing. if anything they should have only wrote you up. i hope this helps if you have any other questions feel free to ask i have been at wal-mart for 7yrs and been in the mngmnt for a total of 3yrs and than was forced to step down i am what you call pro-associate meaning for the associate.

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Joe in Susanville, California

44 months ago

BReich in Lombard, Illinois said: Wal-Mart gives out MORE hours. Yea, the work is hard, but thats what you get paid to do, WORK! Management may suck, but you gotta let it roll because guess what? IT DOES NOT GET ANY BETTER NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO! There will always be that pain in the ass manager, that lazy ass employee, and gossip mills are everywhere! My advice, do your job and shut up. You don't like it, find another one. Obviously if you complain this much, you just can't handle retail. Yeah times are tough but, I found this position in the recession, you can find another one too.

So obviously you are the type of employee they are looking for, one that won't question management when they do something wrong and just likes to get stepped on. My advice, just shut up. All this talk from you about "you dont like it, find something else" is complete crap. Take this into account and then stick it up your rear-end for good measure: I was a Courtesy Clerk for 3 years, I KNOW what I am talking about and so obviously I CAN handle retail. What I can't handle, and nor should anyone else for that matter, is management constantly stepping over employees. So obviously you haven't the faintest idea what you are talking about. Wal-Mart sucks, especially their attendance policy. 3 sick days every six months, thats all you get. Have any more than that and you are fired. Well I apologize for being human and getting sick, my bad. So before you judge people that bad-mouth Wal-Mart (and they do for a good reason) take into account that maybe all of what they are saying is the truth, and therefore all of us have every reason to complain. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

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AR in Fort Worth, Texas

43 months ago

I have only worked at Walmart for over a month. I worked that when I was 18 in 2003 and it was better than it is now, for sure.

Not only do you get junky pay (8.25/hr) but you only get one raise a year. Your first a year after you've been there. The highest amount they give is 60 cents, but they think EVERYONE gets improvement so I hear the norm is 40 cents. Not only that but they start almost everyone at part time. Unless you work over night- I hear they make more, like a dollar or something. For part time employees you can get the junky insurance when you've been there for a year. For full time 6 months. No merit raises, no 90 day raise.

And they don't care if you need time off. A woman who had a hard pregnancy had to take time off, she still got in trouble and when she came back she got bumped down from 12.50 to 7.65. Amazing isn't it?

Most of the management are on a power trip. I can only assume that they did not accomplish much in life and this is their big "time". It's really sad.

I mentioned to a friendly CSM when we were talking that I was homeless. She'd asked about my living situation. She replied, "You aren't the only one, there's so many other people here at Walmart who told me the same thing." That just goes to show how sad it is.

I, unfortunately can not quit. But, anyone who knows me knows I am looking for something/anything else. Most people have a second job or someone helping them out. You can not live on the pay. And since they give 30 hours one week and 20 or less the other week, it's hard. Not only that one lady I work with was not scheduled AT ALL one week. She went to personnel- who isn't so personable and was able to 12 hours for the week.

Only go here as a last resort, it is money. But, don't expect to be able to live off of your wages at Walmart alone. Don't stand up to the power trip managers/CSM's smile and act retarded, and like they are the know all's of everything and you can probably keep your job.

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SW in Euless, Texas

43 months ago

I am wondering if anyone else has advice or suggestions about their experience with the Walmart scheduling policies. I just completed orientation and spent my first day in their deli department yesterday. I was scheduled 2-11pm. I am a little (okay ALOT) angry that on my first actual day, I was left with one other employee to close up the deli and ended up working an hour and a half over my scheduled time, just so we could get closed up and get the area ready for the morning shift people. Will this type of thing be a regular occurrence? I need the job, but that is completely ridiculous. I expect some issues from time to time, but if this is the norm, I am not sure I want to go back. Anyone have experience with this type of issue there? Taking this job seemed like a godsend at the time, but now I am wondering if I made a wrong decision. Thanks!

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batty man in Battle Creek, Michigan

43 months ago

not liking breaking my back with no time to do it and no place to put stuff, low pay for sure for killing yourself off, i have been with walmart two weeks and hate it. Worked 8 days in a row to start, yes i am part time, 40 hours 2nd week, my 2 days off so far I just sleep and hope my back can recover, team lifting is a joke.

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candygirl in Inverness, Florida

43 months ago

I have been at Walmart since January of this year. Since I started I have not liked it. Management at mine sucks. And all that favoritism!!! I went in wanting to be a CSS. I took the test and passed it. But apparently there was a computer glitch and I wasn't taken to the second part of the test in order to get an interview. I told a member of management and they said I couldn't retake it even though it was the computer's glitch. As far as CSS's go there is only a few I like. Two of them got the position just because of favoritism. One of them is a CSS pet. Always hanging out with the CSS's off the clock, I guess we know why she got the position. The second person who got it was a cashier and after 3 months went into customer service desk and a month after she was in that position got the CSS spot. I have been told by a CSS that you have to be in a position 6 months before you can move to another postion. And the two new CSS's give everyone their breaks late, their lunches late and go homes late. The other day my break was almost an hour late!! I am frustrated by the management at my store and I am about ready to quit because of this drama with the CSS's and the fact that even though I am qualified to be a CSS it hasn't happened.

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Dion in Rochester, New York

43 months ago

skittles in Ashland, Illinois said: Okay, I see nothing but negativity here. I have been a Walmart employee for a year now and everyone told me I would hate it.

I find posts like skittles amusing. For all of you who want to jump up and defend this company and claim it's employee's etc. that have a problem, remember now, all the lawsuits Walmart has had against it and lost. Try watching dateline and other news sources, educating yourself. Take a look at how you're in the minority in it's defense!
As for being lazy and not doing your job, I work overnights and put up 200 cases an hour among other things. Try busting your hump like that and get treated like @#$@ still an tell me it's the employee an not management or company!

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MorganStU Diva in Newark, New Jersey

43 months ago

I was recently fired from walmart due to my absences...here is why i was absent
Due to hurricane irene my street was flooded and so was my car!!...to top it off nj transit was shut down for three days meaning NO TRANSPORTATION!!
I had complications with my pregnancy that led me to be hospitalized for three days...
So since I was absent do to reasons beyond my control i got the boot lol
Gladly the next day i got a job offer and a job interview paying a lot more money and better advancement opportunities and much better benefits...

Good luck to all past , present and future Walmart employees

You're gonna need it!!

Sincerely
Ex CSM

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jennifer in Easley, South Carolina

42 months ago

I worked there for over 3 when I realized how miserable the people who tell you what to do were! It is ridiculous. WALMART WORK IS NOT HARD, I REPEAT NOT HARD.. just pointless!! I was once told to make someone redo the makeup tags. THE STORE WAS NOT EVEN OPEN YET! Why waste time paying someone to fix something that hasn't even been messed up? Let them go home a few minutes early. We got our store finished a week before grand opening and they still forced people to come in and go through overstock boxes intentionally. Skittles, read my post above. I was an assistant manager at walmart and managers only look down on their employees as jokes! Seriously, the people getting paid salary can stay at home all month with their sick spouse or sick kid, but the hourly people are called into the office with a warning after they have made their limit! We once had a man have a stroke in the breakroom, we called an ambulance and all my store manager was worried about was making sure he got clocked out! How selfish? This man couldn't come back to work for months and when he was ready, they told him he no longer has a job! Its also unfair to be scheduled to work 3-12 one day and the next day 6-3! 6 hours apart? Really?? We had a girl once scheduled to work 10 PM - 7 AM
and then that same day come back at 2:30PM and work til 11:30!

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Brandon in Jacksonville, Florida

42 months ago

Well I was an unloader at walmart from 2008 to 2010.
When I first started it wasn't that bad. Management would come back there from time to time to make sure we were getting the truck done, but for the most part would leave us alone. It wasn't the best job but it wasn't all that bad at the time either, and it was walking distance from my house so that was a plus.

Well the last year that I worked there I noticed things were starting to change very fast. We would lose unloader's and they would never replace anybody. They would expect us to get a 2000+ piece truck done in an hour or so with 4 people. We went through new management changes and they wanted to come in and show us who had power. I kept to myself for the most part and just ignored it and did my job and went home and didn't let it bother me. But I was getting really aggravated how they would constantly treat us like crap no matter how hard we would work. Then they expected us after we were done unloading trucks,downstacked groceries,and pulled the pallets to the salesfloor, to finish all the pallets in certain area's like pets and paper & chemicals. We would do the overnighter's jobs for them and got no appreciation from it.

The Co-manager's would tell us we couldn't leave until we got all the pallets done, which I knew better that they couldn't force us to stay after our shift had ended so I left every time. I just couldn't believe how they treated people there. The co-manager's talked to my supervisor like he was a piece of trash.

Finally I got fired from a new co manager that came in a couple of months before I got fired. I was going to the break room to get something to drink because we had no drinks in the backroom and I was getting dehydrated from unloading the truck so I went to get a drink and went right back to help unload the truck, and then got called into the office and was told that I was "stealing company time" I tried to question how that was exactly stealing time and they got mad.

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anonymous64 in Blue Springs, Missouri

42 months ago

I take it this is your first job ever. Walmart is the third employer I have worked for in the last 20 years. I wish I had never taken the job but I needed it. I am far from lazy. I am a very hard worker. I probably have a better work ethic than you do. As a recent hire, I see all kinds of problems at Walmart. No employer is perfect and Walmart is far from perfect. And no, I do not plan to make a career out of working at Walmart. Managing others is not my thing.

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TripMX in New Iberia, Louisiana

41 months ago

It's something I made in my spare time; please enjoy! :P

HERE--> www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHmitUlx7GE

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just me in Kansas City, Kansas

41 months ago

TripMX in New Iberia, Louisiana said: It's something I made in my spare time; please enjoy! :P

HERE--> www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHmitUlx7GE

very funny, It sounds like you have worked at walmart before:o)

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Daniel, nearly 6 months later in Navarre, Florida

41 months ago

So, everyone called me crazy when I said that I loved my job, well...I was promoted to Grocery Department Manager yesterday after having been with Walmart for not quite eight months. Call me foolish, but with all of these people out of work, why complain about a job period? It is a job, and either way...management cares if you care. You just have to show them that you are willing to bust your butt, and you actually care about your job and customers. I still love my job, and I will continue to love to it. Heck, I had two assistant managers that brought me in the ad office to get me to apply for an assistant manager job, and I had only been with the company five months; not to mention the fact that they also faxed my resume' to our market manager and market personnel manager. Like I said, they care if you care and if you are an exceptional worker.

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wsngosu in Milpitas, California

41 months ago

I heard costco is much better

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anonymous64 in Blue Springs, Missouri

40 months ago

just me in Kansas City, Kansas said: Yeah and you're an idiot.Mr better work ethic.

You are a complete moron... BTW, I am a female and probably old enough to be your mother.

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Lynnette in Monmouth, Oregon

40 months ago

I am starting to think everyone on here is just lazy. I have worked for Walmart for two years, and I love it. If you miss one day you will not get fired if you miss all the time yeah they have a right to fire you, because you are not doing your job and are causing other people to have to fill in for you. I have a great set of Managers, and Coworkers that I consider my friends. If it is really that horrible for you to work at walmart, then stop taking a paycheck form people you think are unfair because other people might need that job without complaining!

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this guy in Seattle, Washington

39 months ago

I agree with you 100%, I started working at walmart at 18 with no real plans for the future yet,to me it was just a job to pay the bills. I started out in electronics and learned everything there was to know about it. Then a position for a CSM opened and I grabbed at that. I'm so glad I took that job. I believe being a CSM prepared me for many things to come. Like usual I was always looking for the next best or fun thing I could do at walmart. I then swapped CSMing for pets, then garden. This was a great department. Working in the summer outside in the sun, no stress, easy , good people to work with. My next job came as a total shocker. I found out that walmart will train employes for free to become a pharmacist technician and I was all over that. I started by helping cashier in the pharmacy, becoming familiar with the works. I was barley 19 years old. By the time I was 25 I was already making three times as much money as when I first started in electronics. My point is that options are open at walmart for those who pursue them. Sure low pay at first that never seems to get better, long hours, weird hours, but if you show them your serious and dependable you can do good with this company. One last thing I would like to share, I was diagnosed with stage four hodgkins lymphoma cancer at 26, but with my good benefits and support from my store I sailed through four years of chemo, radiation, bone marrow transplants, etc...Now a few years later I still love my job and have nothing but good things to say about what walmart can do for you. You just have to go look for it.

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deadalaskan in Fairbanks, Alaska

38 months ago

MatthewEdwardHall.com in Ocala, Florida said: actually im part time getting 38 hours a week, you just got to make friends with managment, and ask for more hours. walmart is like the army, treat it like a rank. respect your managers.

Yeah like the Army huh my father worked in the Army for 30 years and that is a load of crap. At the store I worked at is nothing like that for most of the year they have a hiring freeze out our store, my department manager was asked to interview someone since we desperately needed associates she finished the interview and right when she went to turn it it they told her hiring freeze we are not taking anyone and then made her go inform him. Out in their Tire Lube Express someone called OSHA on the shop due to a tire lift that the safety bar that locks the lift in place was broken for four years! Mind you the manager in the shop kept trying to get it fixed since the only way to set it was to climb under the vehicle while it was in the air. One of the techs their was blamed for that situation now they deny him any position out of his department and treat him like crap for calling and when he tries to open door it they tell him it is just his imagination. Another associate in the shop takes hour breaks and then sits in the bathroom for 20 minutes at a time 4 times a day and calls out all the time after 11 months!!!! of doing this they finally canned him despite multiple complaints and the only reason they did was because someone called Human Resources on them and threatened lawsuit after they would coach others for doing that but not him. Now they are cutting full time associates down to 13 or sometimes less hours a week and when everyone complains they tell them to deal with it other people have it worse, They cut the store down so bad that now most of the time I see the store manager get rides to work so no one slashes that POS's tires management do not care here they treat everyone like crap.

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deadalaskan in Fairbanks, Alaska

38 months ago

To continue my rant Hours are cut everyone has it hard here especially here they demand you have full time availability and if you do they randomize the schedule so bad that you can't get a second job or go to school and if you give a limited availability they cut your hours to get back at you one week I had FIVE different shifts throughout the week and half the time I would come into work and be asked to cover different shifts or be sent to resolve this problem I get along with management really well because of the fact I am nice to them and I do what I am asked however I do not respect any manager during the day sad part being only ones I do respect are the overnight managers since One of them if you do go to him he will do whatever is in his power to resolve it and the second manager is strict about policy and will inforce it however no one else does. Second does not matter if you respect them or not yeah you get alittle more hours than a standard associate but being in my line of work with them I work where I had to be trained and unfortunately no one can do my line of work without the training only reason I get more hours and that is a meager 26 hours of work each week sometimes gets up to 30 if I am lucky only best part of this year is being I am joining the military and am just waiting to leave for bootcamp. Overall though I have worked for 4 different walmarts/transfers and everyone except for one store has been great at that store they treated you like family amazingly if you did a good job associates would turn in cards recommending other associates and you would be awarded with a 50 dollar gift card and a associate of the week award and then they would also award a associate of the month award and they would give out random prizes one being they gave away a 400 dollar digital camera for free and the month before that was a TV and while I was working their my first born son died and was a huge hard time on my entire family not just on me and my wife

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deadalaskan in Fairbanks, Alaska

38 months ago

but everyone in my family first death of a child before the parent that we know of and three hours after my son died I called in letting them know I am not coming in almost at the point of breaking down I was gone for 6 days taking care of my wife before going back to work during that time they did a charity donation at the store they delivered flowers and even provided food to help with the funeral and after I came back they did not give any points against me for those extra days I took off despite their policy allowing 3 days and they tried to make sure I was ok and even informed me that I did not have to come in yet that I could be gone as long as I needed and nothing would be brought against me. About a month later I put in a transfer to move back to the place I was born at after the death I needed to leave unfortunately back to a hell hole of a place that does not give a crap about their associates. Not all my experiences were bad but most were especially the first store I worked at Springville UT is a terrible excuse for a store when I worked their I had met my wife and we were dating I was off the clock and we were browsing the store going grocery shopping and all we did was hold hands mind you thats it no kissing nothing and next time I show up at work I got COACHED because of it really especially when one of the assistants would go into the break room and would kiss and grope her boyfriend while on their break like I said most of the stores are crap but not every place is bad.

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Disgruntled walmart employee in Midland, Texas

38 months ago

mjg102186 in Cleveland, Ohio said: I interviewed for a cashier position at Walmart. First, there were several people being interviewed in one room, which I thought was not very professional. Second, the money isn't much more than what I am currently making. Third, I told them I would have to give my current job a two-weeks notice before I could start there, but they called me wanting me to start orientation right away. I really don't know if I should begin working there. It is not a necessity at this time. Plus they told me as a part-timer I could get 33 hours. Does anyone know how true this is?

They might start you out at 33 hours at first but then they will drop you as low as 10 later.

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Disgruntled walmart employee in Midland, Texas

38 months ago

BReich in Lombard, Illinois said: I have been sitting here reading all of your comments about how WalMart is horrible. Well, let me fill you in. Try working for a mall department store and then come back and tell me which is worse. I recently quit a job at Carson Pirie Scott (aka Bergners, Bon Ton, Younkers, etc.) to take a job at Wal-Mart. Before that I worked for Sears. The location I worked in shut down because it was a small store in a dying mall. 95 percent of all workers were told they will never be able to work for Sears or K-Mart ever for the rest of their lives, including myself. After working my ass off for 2 and a half years, that is what I got. Perfectly capapble, hard working people lost their job, and ALL benefits with NO remorse whatsoever. Even our store manager lost her job after working for the company for 17 years. Then I go to Carson Pirie Scott thinking it may be better. I was wrong! Much worse. I wasn't even "part-time". They hired me as short hour. Which is less than 19 hours a week. Now who the hell can live off that? Not to mention, when I became pregnant, they treated me like I was sub-human or something. Well, I finally quit that godforsaken job and never looked back. Wal-Mart gives out MORE hours. Yea, the work is hard, but thats what you get paid to do, WORK! Management may suck, but you gotta let it roll because guess what? IT DOES NOT GET ANY BETTER NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO! There will always be that pain in the ass manager, that lazy ass employee, and gossip mills are everywhere! My advice, do your job and shut up. You don't like it, find another one. Obviously if you complain this much, you just can't handle retail. Yeah times are tough but, I found this position in the recession, you can find another one too.

Well then why dont you explain to me why i now have less than 19 hours of work and i am supposedly considered part time? We all are aware that we were hired to work but how can we when we dont have the hours?

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whytboy in Gatesville, Texas

38 months ago

Why is Walmart management more concerned about 60 cases per hour than they are about about stocking correctly and zoning the shelves properly? If things were stocked properly wouldn't it take less time to zone? And why is the ordering system so screwed up to cause so much freakin overstock? And why is it there can be an item of overstock an then the same item comes out as a pick? Then you got even more overstock of the same item. I'm also curious how other walmarts work in the stocking area, wouldn't it be better to have certain few stock all the grocery all night an then certain few stock all the GM rather than all the stockers having their own aisle or two then doing the GM side after that (if there's time to do any of it).. and why can't the freakin routine be the same every single night instead of different every night? If the routine was exactly the same wouldn't that cause you to be able to stock faster?

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Deadalaskan in North Pole, Alaska

38 months ago

whytboy in Gatesville, Texas said: Why is Walmart management more concerned about 60 cases per hour than they are about about stocking correctly and zoning the shelves properly? If things were stocked properly wouldn't it take less time to zone? And why is the ordering system so screwed up to cause so much freakin overstock? And why is it there can be an item of overstock an then the same item comes out as a pick? Then you got even more overstock of the same item. I'm also curious how other walmarts work in the stocking area, wouldn't it be better to have certain few stock all the grocery all night an then certain few stock all the GM rather than all the stockers having their own aisle or two then doing the GM side after that (if there's time to do any of it).. and why can't the freakin routine be the same every single night instead of different every night? If the routine was exactly the same wouldn't that cause you to be able to stock faster?

Most walmarts nowadays are no different since they are to cheap to hire more stockers they prefer to barely hire anyone to run the store. In my location they cut everyone down to 30 hours or less 30 hours being the 4 to 6 cashiers that they only have to run the registers up front and everyone else in the departments are screwed half the time in the automotive department they used to have the same person stock it now they tend to bounce people in and out causing freight to be stocked whereever each person jams it into some random space. This store they can't even keep up with price tags you would go to the home of a product and it tells you 230 dollars then go to their isle feature and it would say 159 dollars took them four weeks to change the price differences between the two.

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ex-walmart associate

37 months ago

phillyphanatic2009 in Fredericksburg, Virginia said: I have worked for Wal-mart and my friends dad worked for Wal-Mart. Her story is worse than mine so I will start there. He has worked for them since a new store opening for about six years as a dpt manager. He is an older employee. Everything was fine up until recently. One day they came up to him and told him, either he has to step down from his position or he has to look forward to another job. The reason they gave him was because they were looking to restructure and hire all new dpt managers. Why did they want new dpt managers because the current ones were getting paid to much. So he said ok and took an overnight position in grocery stocking shelves. This was ok for a little while until one day corporate goes and says they expect each stoc person to cut open, place items on shelf and crush the boxes in less then a minute. What is sad is they would actually stand there with a stop watch and time them. Now he works in lawn in garden. He wants to leave but at his age its hard for him to find something else.

I use to be an overnight support manager, and we had to keep track of the time people spent in each department. It made no sence how they came up with the times. I mean really, 45 mins for a pallet and a half of chemicles? So I understand where you're comming from. And the guy that worked that department worked his butt off there. Never once did I ever have time to go and use a stop watch on someone. I've never even heard of that! Its a bunch of b.s. and I'm sorry that he had to go thru it. But I agree 1000% that walmart is the worst company to work for!!!

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TLE in Panama City, Florida

37 months ago

If you need money, go to walmart. If you want to be treated fairly or respected, stay away. The most important thing my HR department stressed, was the open door policy. Meaning if you have a problem go to your manager. If you don't trust him to solve it, or he fails to solve it, go higher. In theory you can go to the president of the company with your problem, with absolutely no repercussions on yourself. We had someone write an email to our district manager because the store managers were breaking rules and making the shop hard to work in. The next day our manager took us all to the side one at a time, asking us about the letter, telling us if we have any complaints to bring it up with the store manager so he can just fire us on the spot. Yeah, nice open door policy. If you have a complaint, the door is open for you to leave.

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Cecilia in Santa Fe, New Mexico

37 months ago

Former Walmart Everything in Lees Summit, Missouri said: DON'T TRUST ANYONE WHO WORKS AT A WAL-MART!!! I'M A WHO WORKED OVERNIGHTS FOR 4 YEARS AND 2 MONTHS. AS JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING; STOCKING, BACKROOM, DOOR GREETER, CASHIER AND UNPAID CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER. IT IS LOW PAY BUT IT WAS SOMETHING, TILL I WAS FIRED FOR SOMETHING OFF THE CLOCK AND NOT EVEN IN THE STORE. MY SO-CALLED BEST FRIEND (A CO-WORKER) LIED TO ME ABOUT SOMETHING THAT BROKE MY FAITH IN HER. I SAID, ARE YOU FU//ING KIDDING ME? AND THAT WE CANN'T BE FRIENDS ANYMORE, AND I WALKED OFF CRYING. LATER SHE RUNS TO MANAGEMENT SAYING I CALLED HER A BUNCH OF BAD NAMES AND THAT I WAS SAYING SHE WAS "HOOKING UP" WITH ALL THE GUYS IN THE STORE. I NEVER DID THAT. EVEN SO I WAS FIRED STILL DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY SHE DID THAT AND WHY MANAGEMENT DIDN'T LISTEN TO ME. SHE HAD ONLY BEEN THERE A YEAR.

I can't believe you're really letting your personal issues color the way you see all other Walmart employees.

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