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What about the field? in Calgary, Alberta

32 months ago

Hey gang,

Does anyone know what field managers get paid? In particular...the 'District Specialist - TLE, Photo & Wireless' position?

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Question in Saint George, Utah

31 months ago

Life Is What You Make It in Decatur, Georgia said: I recently interviewed for an assistant manager position for Wal-Mart and was offered the position today. The starting salary is 38,000, but my store is in a non-metro area. From what I have learned, the starting salary for management for Wal-Mart varies due to location, which is typical of most other companies-especially retail. As other posters have mentioned, there is an opportunity for an annual bonus (dependent on sales, etc). The company also offers a solid benefits package, which was definitely incorporated into my decision to accept the position.

What type of management experience do you currently have? I'm curious what qualifications walmart is looking for in an assistant manager? thx :)

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ex-associate in Evansville, Indiana

31 months ago

sweetart in lil' town in, Hawaii said: Actually Customer Service managers start at $12.10 and cap at $20.

Wow, um no that is not true in my area it's only pay grade 6 and i started at $9.30/hr

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ex-associate in Evansville, Indiana

31 months ago

jon in Austin, Texas said: From that pay scale, it seems I was not offered the best pay. I started for Walmart 2 months ago at 8.20 as a sales assoc.. I have lots of management experience, however, still was only hired at minimum. I'm not happy about the wait just to get a raise. I have been told that I am the next dept. manager but is the pay worth the wait? It seems that I am given grief everyday by a zoning manager for giving good customer service. I want to say that this is the reason no one wants to go to Walmart anymore because customers are treated horrible and not respectfully. I think I'm going to look for another job. I thought advancement should come easy in a big company like this especially if you have a good work ethic and offer great service to customers but, it seems I'd be waiting a year before I would see that.

Honestly? I would not take the Dept. Manager job because there is not any training to speak of and since the new routines everything has changed but most of the time Management has not caught onto that fact. No matter who did it, it's your fault! You have no say in the running of your department but you are the one to get in trouble and if you expect help and you don't have electronics or a consumable? Forget about it, and most of the time even in those areas the people you have get pulled to other areas or up to run the registers. The little raise is not worth the aggravation or the headache. If it is time to reset the mods they will make you come in overnights to do them whether it's convenient for you or not. The stress will make you crazy, you go to sleep worrying about your department and you wake up worrying about it. Take my advise, find another job, if possible! Don't get stuck because the higher you go the unhappier you are. Here's a little task for you, find out how many of your managers smoke, and how much time they are really in the store, and how often do you see them crack a smile.

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ex-associate in Evansville, Indiana

31 months ago

Brandi in Kansas City, Missouri said: WOW. Alot of you have posted pay rates for different positions and the pay rates all are far more than in missouri lol. I am a front-end cashier at walmart and they start you out at $7.90/hr. You get a 0.40 cent raise once a year but it seems it is very easy to climb the ladder! Our new assitant manager has only been with walmart for 5 years and started out as a cart pusher. I guess as much as walmart would like to push that every store is the same, they are not. As long as you do your best and do more than what is expected of you, you will find yourself in better and better positions through-out the store. Be persistant with your managers that you want better jobs and its as easy as that. For all who is complaining, maybe you just didn't handle things right or just didn't give it your all. You can't miss alot of work or keep getting coaches and expect a promotion. Lol. Walmart is a great place and I wish most of you would use your own minds instead of the medias to place your perception apon walmart.

As far as just giving it your all, that doesn't always work. I cannot tell you all the things I did to prove that I wanted to move up in the company. Worked overnights, switched my days off, canceled plans with my fiance, canceled plans with my kids, worked 12 hours straight even though I was 8 months pregnant and shouldn't have been on my feet for that long. I learned every department in my store except the specialty areas, I had numerous, glowing customers comments turned into the management. I thought I was on track to take a Department Manager position and move up into store management, and from what I was hearing from my managers that's what was going to happen. So what did I do wrong? I went on maternity leave, when I came back 3 managers had been promoted and left the store, 2 had went to nights and 1 had transfered and stepped down. I had all new managers, they didn't even know me.

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Christastrophe in Calgary, Alberta

29 months ago

I just started working for Wal*Mart a week ago and during AOS meetings, I have learned quite a bit when it comes to perks of being an employee. Not only do we get discount cards that give us 10% off any item not on clearance, we also can get corprate rates at Best Western, Ramada, and Super 8 hotels and with, I THINK, Ford and GMC we can finance a vehicle at Dealers Rate + 3%. And any permanent employee (past their 6 month probationary period) is pre-approved for a Wal*Mart Mastercard.

As for wages and Salary, it really depends on what position you are hired for and whether you are working days or nights. I am Overnight Stock in the Dairy Department and I made 11.50/hr at a starting wage.

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The CSM in Bonnyville, Alberta

27 months ago

Kenny W in Jacksonville, Florida said: WM cashiers dont get paid $2/hr more than salesfloor, it's only one pay grade up.
Which is about .30-.40/hr more.
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kso i been working at walmart for 3 months started out on cassh now a CSM its not no .30 to .40c raise they jumped mt 2.40$ per hour lol im makeing 12.40 so yeah

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Someone in Temple, Texas

27 months ago

Do NOT work for the beast. I made an account just to comment on this. I have been working in azkaban for a bit over a year. A few things have changed from the answers you've received.
They do NOT give a raise after your 90 day evaluation.
You do NOT get a lick of vacation time until your TWO year mark.
You get a LITTLE personal time at your ONE year mark.
They do NOT give merit raises.
They do NOT offer any kind of benefits other than discount card to part time associates, unless you have been there a year (based on how many hours you've worked, not necessarily from hire date).
Part time is 32 hours, but they can schedule you for 40 as much as they want, as long as it's not 9 consecutive weeks, and you will NOT have full time status.
Minimum wage in Texas is $7.25.
Stocker or maintenance will get you $7.45. Cashier, IMS (backroom) or frozen/dairy gets you $7.65. Warning! Store 746 in Temple only has a FIFTY CENT shift differential. Every other walmart has a DOLLAR.
The ONLY raise you will receive will be on you hire date anniversary, ranging from 40-70 cents, but I have heard of people getting only 20, and a raise isn't guaranteed.
They will work you to the BONE and talk down to you no matter how hard you try. I have gotten sly remarks, guilt trips, and "subtle" dirty looks for having to leave early (once) cause I was seeing double and throwing up, and also for not finishing on time when I have to complete and correct OTHER peoples' jobs.

Do. Not. Work. For. Walmart.

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Tyler Durden in Augusta, Georgia

27 months ago

I started off in Nov. 2011 as a Receiving Associate, overnight, temporary, in a Supercenter. Upon hire I was explained to that my position was temporary, with a HUGE emphasis on the 'temporary', and that my work performance would directly effect my retaining employment or not. The starting pay for this position was $7.95 / hr with the overnight bonus included to that calculation.

In January 2012, I was transitioned from temporary status to a part-time associate because of my work ethic and job performance. On a typical night I would have over 10 hours of assigned work that would be completed in 6-7, with minimal, if any, errors. Following this work ethic in late May I applied for an opening in the Overnight Support Manager position. I was offered and accepted the position and look forward to seeing how far that can take me.

In my opinion, for those who wish to forward and advance themselves, Walmart is a great company to work for. I work hastily, with high quality, and with integrity and it has done nothing but ensure my position and role at the store I am a part of. You get what you put in, the lazy people who purposely drag work along either stay where they are at or get shown the door. Those who bust ass and get the job done, move up. Simple as that.

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Someone

27 months ago

Tyler Durden in Augusta, Georgia said: . You get what you put in, the lazy people who purposely drag work along either stay where they are at or get shown the door. Those who bust ass and get the job done, move up. Simple as that.

It depends on the store. There have been co managers that come from across the country and say 746 is broken.
I wish I worked in a store that rewarded you for working hard. There are so many people I work with that constantly plug and put unworked freight in overstock, taking all night to do a 2 hour task, while I'm busting ass every night with 10 hours of work, and I get looked down upon because (no offense) the unloaders can't do their job. It takes at least two hours to downstack my department because my pallets (not rocket carts) come out falling over and mixed with a bunch of other departments. Not to mention the liquids spilling everywhere I have to clean up because they just throw everything, not thinking about what they're handling.
The lazy people get away with it all, while the hard workers are guilted into staying to clean up their messes, or get told they should have been done hours ago, with 8 hours of freight.
Some stores are good, but most are corrupt.

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Tyler Durden in Augusta, Georgia

27 months ago

Someone said: It depends on the store. There have been co managers that come from across the country and say 746 is broken.
I wish I worked in a store that rewarded you for working hard. There are so many people I work with that constantly plug and put unworked freight in overstock, taking all night to do a 2 hour task, while I'm busting ass every night with 10 hours of work, and I get looked down upon because (no offense) the unloaders can't do their job. It takes at least two hours to downstack my department because my pallets (not rocket carts) come out falling over and mixed with a bunch of other departments. Not to mention the liquids spilling everywhere I have to clean up because they just throw everything, not thinking about what they're handling.
The lazy people get away with it all, while the hard workers are guilted into staying to clean up their messes, or get told they should have been done hours ago, with 8 hours of freight.
Some stores are good, but most are corrupt.

I can empathize with what went on for you. Typically I used to work pets, which would include 3-4 pallets of box freight, another 8-10 pallets of bag food, and at least 4-5 one-touch and WACO boxes on a good night.

We have had a major crack down on the Unloaders in my store to the effect that the Overnight Support Manager supervises them, and they are now considered 2nd shift ICS and not Unloaders.

The biggest thing I stress with my associates is accountability. If you can prove what went down on your shift with no margin for error or 'bending' the truth, than it is highly easy for you to advance yourself and keep your name clear. If the problems persist with management on your shift I would request a transfer to either a different shift, or to another store.

Best of luck...

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Aubuchon83 in Hidden Valley Lake, California

26 months ago

I was wondering what happens after you do the walmart AMT. Do they place you in a store, if so where do they place you, do you have to apply for a position or do you have to wait for them to offer you a job somewhere?

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Sunni Rays in Ohio

26 months ago

eyeguy52 in Cape Coral, Florida said: Trying to get an idea of how much starting salary would be for an Optical Manager at Walmart? Also wanted to know, how long the application process should take? I applied for a position weeks and weeks ago, and had one interview I was then told to file an online application and told that the job would be posted on the Walmart inhouse job board. Unfortunately, my onlineapplication did not appear on the corporate website, as the applicant population was being chosen only from nearby areas for interviews (I live about 1 hr . away). This sounds a bit strange to me and in the meantime no second interview until the application magically appears. What to do? This is a great opportunity for me and I put my job hunting on hold to wait and see what happens, but cannot do it for long as I have a family to support (been out of work for 9 mos.). Any comments would be more than welcomed at this point.

Hopefully by now , you're in !! I'm in the process and im ony fourth week.
If you're not in and still interested call everyday

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Sunni Rays in Cincinnati, Ohio

26 months ago

Someone said: It depends on the store. There have been co managers that come from across the country and say 746 is broken.
I wish I worked in a store that rewarded you for working hard. There are so many people I work with that constantly plug and put unworked freight in overstock, taking all night to do a 2 hour task, while I'm busting ass every night with 10 hours of work, and I get looked down upon because (no offense) the unloaders can't do their job. It takes at least two hours to downstack my department because my pallets (not rocket carts) come out falling over and mixed with a bunch of other departments. Not to mention the liquids spilling everywhere I have to clean up because they just throw everything, not thinking about what they're handling.
The lazy people get away with it all, while the hard workers are guilted into staying to clean up their messes, or get told they should have been done hours ago, with 8 hours of freight.
Some stores are good, but most are corrupt.

Hard workers often get taken advantage of. No matter what work you do, do it for the Lord, not for man

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Lisa in Boise, Idaho

25 months ago

Amber in Fayetteville, New York said: I have a interview wed just woundering what the start off pay is I now cashiers get pay $2 more per hr I hear ?????

Nope. Not true. Cashiers make the same as sales floor associates. I have been a cashier, service desk (.20 more an hour) and now a seasonal associate. Customer Service managers make. 80 more an hour than a cashier. Not much for what they are expected to do. That may differ at different stores and States. Expect to be treated like crap by customers and management no matter how well you perform. It's disgraceful the way people treat employees in customer service jobs.

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Lisa in Boise, Idaho

25 months ago

The CSM in Bonnyville, Alberta said: 7

kso i been working at walmart for 3 months started out on cassh now a CSM its not no .30 to .40c raise they jumped mt 2.40$ per hour lol im makeing 12.40 so yeah

Must vary by store. CSS 's only make .80 more than cashiers at my store.

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lisa in La Place, Louisiana

25 months ago

that girl in Cleveland, Ohio said: As of April 2007, most floor associates start out at $7.30/ hr .

The reason I say this is because W*M cashiers get paid $2 more per hour! You're doing their job for them and you're not getting paid what you should (unless you're full time , which most associates aren't)

I am a cashier and I make $7.90/hr .. my mom stocks dairy and is currently making $11.20/hr .. so your information isn't true ..

my niece just started as over night stocker and makes $9.10/hr

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Lisa in Boise, Idaho

25 months ago

Christastrophe in Calgary, Alberta said: I just started working for Wal*Mart a week ago and during AOS meetings, I have learned quite a bit when it comes to perks of being an employee. Not only do we get discount cards that give us 10% off any item not on clearance, we also can get corprate rates at Best Western, Ramada, and Super 8 hotels and with, I THINK, Ford and GMC we can finance a vehicle at Dealers Rate + 3%. And any permanent employee (past their 6 month probationary period) is pre-approved for a Wal*Mart Mastercard.

As for wages and Salary, it really depends on what position you are hired for and whether you are working days or nights. I am Overnight Stock in the Dairy Department and I made 11.50/ hr at a starting wage.

Wow. You have way more perks than we do in the States.

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Lisa in Boise, Idaho

25 months ago

Some Guy in Boise, Idaho said: They pay is based on the how much the Walmart makes. The one I work at, phase 3 pay, where I'm at, is $8/ hr , but then if you drive 6 miles south to the Boise store, phase 3 makes $9.25/hr, so I have heard. The higher the phase, the more money you make, the more money the store makes, the more money you make.

Really? I work at 3739 in Nampa and we're a very profitable store but I believe our base pay is 8$/hr. I need to transfer to Boise I guess.

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Ex-associate in Henderson, Kentucky

25 months ago

The CSM in Bonnyville, Alberta said: 7

kso i been working at walmart for 3 months started out on cassh now a CSM its not no .30 to .40c raise they jumped mt 2.40$ per hour lol im makeing 12.40 so yeah

There is no way they gave you that big of a raise after only 3 months, and if you were promoted to CSM that quickly then there is something very fishy going on at your store. There is no possible way that you could have learned enough in 3 months to run the front end. Please stop lying. Seriously $12.40 an hour, are you even a metro store?

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Tperry in Reisterstown, Maryland

24 months ago

I just recently have been offered a position for walmart as Supervisor of Claims. Anyone have any info on this position, starting rate, duties required. I find it interesting that they have you fill out an app and don't let you know the job until they've decided to extend an offer of employment.

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Tye Keton Archer in Houston, Texas

24 months ago

I was a recent grad with a ba in mgmt.Walmart is nearly the only company that allows fresh grads with no mgmt experience position with the company. Heres a breakdown of my experience for anyone looking to go for a ASM position:
My training consisted of 6wks. They put me 2 weeks into a store that had both a fired store manager and resigned co-manager. They had no idea I was coming and noone cared to walk me through my training. They are content to leave you alone cause they don't have time to babysitt. I had to basically try to train myself. If your coming in fresh you need to learn as much as you can about the company in whatever time span your given cause you won't know what area your goin be given reign over so you need to learn a general layout of the whole store as fast as you can.
Your 4week classroom training basically is purely walmart fundamentals, proper mgmt etiquette, speech practice...all that you'll basically throw out the window once you actually get into a store.
Once I finally got into a store I was promised by the store manager to shadow another manager for a week or two until I learned the ropes but straight off your expected to run your departments and supervise the store even without knowing any of your associates or about store operations.
Basically to stay alive know this:
Learn fast! (We call it learning at the speed of Walmart)
Treat your associates good and they will do the same to you
Always expect criticism and for a competitive mgr vs mgr atmosphere
Learn to shrug stuff off and not take it to heart (We called it having gator skin)Learn to take alot of stress
Expect changes frequently, theres a lack of communication between corporate to store lvl and throughout the store and Home Office always want to change things up
Expect to have some discontent employees & lazy mgrs...

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tim

23 months ago

Phyllis in Denver, Colorado said: I will never ever spend any money in a wal-mart......ever. Or Sam's and I've told my friends, family and every cashier I do business with to boycott WalMart! They are not good for America. Target is better even though they're owned by the French . Don't patronize Walmart!

Phyllis...you're a moron.

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tim

23 months ago

Someone in Temple, Texas said: Do NOT work for the beast. I made an account just to comment on this. I have been working in azkaban for a bit over a year. A few things have changed from the answers you've received.
They do NOT give a raise after your 90 day evaluation.
You do NOT get a lick of vacation time until your TWO year mark.
You get a LITTLE personal time at your ONE year mark.
They do NOT give merit raises.
They do NOT offer any kind of benefits other than discount card to part time associates, unless you have been there a year (based on how many hours you've worked, not necessarily from hire date).
Part time is 32 hours, but they can schedule you for 40 as much as they want, as long as it's not 9 consecutive weeks, and you will NOT have full time status.
Minimum wage in Texas is $7.25.
Stocker or maintenance will get you $7.45. Cashier , IMS (backroom) or frozen/dairy gets you $7.65. Warning! Store 746 in Temple only has a FIFTY CENT shift differential. Every other walmart has a DOLLAR.
The ONLY raise you will receive will be on you hire date anniversary, ranging from 40-70 cents, but I have heard of people getting only 20, and a raise isn't guaranteed.
They will work you to the BONE and talk down to you no matter how hard you try. I have gotten sly remarks, guilt trips, and "subtle" dirty looks for having to leave early (once) cause I was seeing double and throwing up, and also for not finishing on time when I have to complete and correct OTHER peoples' jobs.

Do. Not. Work. For. Walmart.

I work for walmart. And I'm very satisfied with everything about my job. Perhaps it's you, not them.

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Nanettes in California

23 months ago

NIcholas Owen Harris in Nashville, Tennessee said: Actually store managers can see closer to $200k anually

This made me laugh

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Nanettes in California

23 months ago

Someone in Temple, Texas said: Do NOT work for the beast. I made an account just to comment on this. I have been working in azkaban for a bit over a year. A few things have changed from the answers you've received.
They do NOT give a raise after your 90 day evaluation.
You do NOT get a lick of vacation time until your TWO year mark.
You get a LITTLE personal time at your ONE year mark.
They do NOT give merit raises.
They do NOT offer any kind of benefits other than discount card to part time associates, unless you have been there a year (based on how many hours you've worked, not necessarily from hire date).
Part time is 32 hours, but they can schedule you for 40 as much as they want, as long as it's not 9 consecutive weeks, and you will NOT have full time status.
Minimum wage in Texas is $7.25.
Stocker or maintenance will get you $7.45. Cashier , IMS (backroom) or frozen/dairy gets you $7.65. Warning! Store 746 in Temple only has a FIFTY CENT shift differential. Every other walmart has a DOLLAR.
The ONLY raise you will receive will be on you hire date anniversary, ranging from 40-70 cents, but I have heard of people getting only 20, and a raise isn't guaranteed.
They will work you to the BONE and talk down to you no matter how hard you try. I have gotten sly remarks, guilt trips, and "subtle" dirty looks for having to leave early (once) cause I was seeing double and throwing up, and also for not finishing on time when I have to complete and correct OTHER peoples' jobs.

Do. Not. Work. For. Walmart.

Some of this is labor law, some is regional and other is typical retail stuff. The managers are usually this bad in any retail establishment. Develop a thicker skin.

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cppeace in Austell, Georgia

23 months ago

lol I'm not in Georgia I'm in Louisiana and anyway- Ive worked in Walmart about 6 years. It's a slave factory but if you want it then yeah you can move up- might take a ton of persistance and going over some folks head. Thing to remember in my mind is always treat folks like you'd want to be treated. Upper folks tend to forget that alot.
-Kim
oh and in Louisiana typically start bout a dime over minimum wage a dollar more if over nights.

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Quiet Girl in Fort Wayne, Indiana

23 months ago

Don't take a job at Wall-Hell I can guarantee you would be looking for a new one in less then a week.
Pays By hour
Pay for associate across board-$7.45
Pay for Cashiers-$7.65
Pay for Backroom-$8.00
Pay for Supervisors-$12
Pay for Asst Mgrs-$30-35
Pay for Co Mgrs-Mgrs-$40-45

And you can guess which pay grades do most of the work and get blamed for everything that goes wrong right?

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nicole in Rocky River, Ohio

22 months ago

I currently work at walmart in cleveland, ohio. I've been there almost 2 months. I was hired as a seasonal part-time sales associate at $7.90/hr. Things at home changed and I needed to look for work. After searching for something in my field and reaching deadends, I had to look at other options, and so I ended up at walmart. I'm only posting to give my honest opinion as I will neither loss or gain anything by doing such. Let me first say what I believe to be the most important, I have never worked so hard in my life. This "sales associate" position feels more like a stock position. I work 7-8 pallets of freight everyday. We're talking about hard physical labor. Half of the time it's stock that I've already worked the day or two prior because the managers don't want you to take to the floor what the shelves are actually lacking, no, they want you to keep working the same stuff over and over again. Whatever happened to working smarter not harder? Not that I'm afraid of hard work, but geez, that's ridiculous. Even though half the managers there don't speak to you let alone bother to learn your name while at the same time literally working you into the ground, I still treat customers with respect and a smile. At $7.90/hr, I could practically cry at the abuse my body takes all for pennies. The biggest insult is that they make you wait 90 days for a measly 10% discount. 90 days? Unbelieveable. To top that off, I've been working 40 hours a week as a "part-time" employee. I work full-time hours but I won't reap the benefits of a full-time employee, like that end of year bonus practically all my coworkers are so antsy about. So all in all, walmart has potential to be great place to work for, it's just being ran wrong. So for anyone who's looking to work at walmart, be prepared to work your fingers to the bone with little to no acknowledgment and very rarely a "thanks for all your hard work". But as I stated before, I needed work and they hired me.

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Alex in Flemington, New Jersey

21 months ago

I was thinking of buying an iPhone from Walmart on the Virgin Mobile plan. Does anyone know if or when I will get additional seasonal/Christmas discounts? I heard some people saying online that they got a 20% discount off of one item. I'd like the phone to be as cheap as possible. I am on a leave of absence because of college so do you think I will still receive the Christmas discount?

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None

21 months ago

Well I just started working at Walmart in September. My pay is 7.65 an hour. I don't feel like it is even close to enough for a person with bills. But to see all of y'all brag about making 9.00 and more a hour is kind of funny to me. Cause when I was working at the Moen in my town, which I hate myself for leaving. I started out making 8.50 an hour. In five years I went from 8.50 to 15.50 an hour. I was only an material stocker. There was 5 positions higher then that. So I'm going to work for Walmart until a better option comes, because I can't pay my bills making only 7.65 an hour.

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eg0re80 in Anna, Texas

21 months ago

That scale is a lie I have many years experience as a cashier plus as a manager. I started working for Wal-Mart half a year ago and I would kill just to be making $8.00 an hour. I have no clue how they do their pay because some teenager who was hired around the same time as me and it is their first job makes more than me.

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crystal in Sherwood Park, Alberta

19 months ago

coming from Canada i am a overnight support manager (well was) and i started right at $15.00 a hour but i think lol i used my ways and its cause chris k liked me hehe.

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yellawolf in Sherwood Park, Alberta

19 months ago

crystal in Sherwood Park, Alberta said: coming from Canada i am a overnight support manager (well was) and i started right at $15.00 a hour but i think lol i used my ways and its cause chris k liked me hehe.

i knew it

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teddy bear in Louisville, Kentucky

19 months ago

eg0re80 in Anna, Texas said: That scale is a lie I have many years experience as a cashier plus as a manager. I started working for Wal-Mart half a year ago and I would kill just to be making $8.00 an hour. I have no clue how they do their pay because some teenager who was hired around the same time as me and it is their first job makes more than me.[/QUO it all depends on your past experience with retail

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teddy bear in Louisville, Kentucky

19 months ago

It depends on your past experience

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ARH in Vidalia, Georgia

18 months ago

Does anyone know if Wal-Mart offers a bonus, pay raise, etc. for obtaining a college certificate, diploma, or degree? Thanks.

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Assistant Manager in Augusta, Georgia

18 months ago

I just recently went from a Support Manager to an Assistant Manager role. Education does factor into your pay scale more so than experience. I have six years under my belt with managing people in Mental Health facilities, however, I have my BA is Drafting and Design. My retail experience however, is only one and a half years so that factored into me getting $43k as opposing to $45k or up as my base salary.

As far as a pay raise while employed I am pretty sure that only time you are eligible for any pay raises are in cases where your pay is negotiable, i.e. promotions or job code changes.

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ARH in Vidalia, Georgia

18 months ago

Thanks for your information. I am a program director/advisor for a technical college in Georgia and we offer a certificate called Retail Merchandise Manager. I was considering contacting the Wal-Marts in our area to see if I could promote/make the associates aware of the program. Obviously, if there is some financial incentive or promotional opportunity available it would be much more likely that employees would consider the program. Thanks again.

Assistant Manager in Augusta, Georgia said: I just recently went from a Support Manager to an Assistant Manager role. Education does factor into your pay scale more so than experience. I have six years under my belt with managing people in Mental Health facilities, however, I have my BA is Drafting and Design. My retail experience however, is only one and a half years so that factored into me getting $43k as opposing to $45k or up as my base salary.

As far as a pay raise while employed I am pretty sure that only time you are eligible for any pay raises are in cases where your pay is negotiable, i.e. promotions or job code changes.

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gADArman in Gainesville, Florida

18 months ago

Would someone tell me if Assistant Manager is the same as Area Manager? Also, if they two are different, the salarly range of an Area Manager? This term may be for a Super Walmart, not sure. Also, if they're different, would you also include the hierarchy of the management positions in a (Super)Walmart, ie, Stor Manager is on top of the pyramid, then .... Thanks in advance.

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gADArman in Gainesville, Florida

18 months ago

Apologize for the typos above. Should be "if the two are different" and "ie, Store Manager"

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JPerk9009 in Ellabell, Georgia

18 months ago

No idea what you guys are complaining about. When I first stated, yeah I hatedit and wanted to go back to Walgreens. But after I learned everything and improved my job became easier. And everyone who says they've worked for Walmart for years and thinks they know everything there is to know regarding the pay grades, you clearly don't. It will vary by region, district, and probably even store. I started out at $10.95/hr which is the same base pay for a certified tech at Walgreens! And at least in our area, a tech is the highest paid non-management position.

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Somebody in Valrico, Florida

17 months ago

Base pay for a cashier here is 8.20 an hour. OUr pay is low because our employment in this area sucks.

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hj216 in Pennsylvania

15 months ago

I've been working for Walmart for a year. I was hired for deli, which is pay grade 5, and I've worked deli at two Walmarts. The pay for any position varies by store. Starting deli wage at the store I worked at most is 8.30 and starting deli wage at the other is 8.15. The latter is also in a small town. I'm getting a .40cent pay raise (already had by evaluation) sometime soon after I hit my year anniversary in June-I don't remember exactly when it kicks in. You don't get holiday time until you've been there TWO years, but I'm only a college student and that doesn't bother me.
Honestly, I was a bit wary when Walmart was the only store around that would call me back, especially when they wanted me for the deli, which there's more to than you think. Maybe it's just my stores, but Walmart really isn't as bad as many people say it is. I haven't had any terrible experiences working for them. Like any other employer, especially in the retail/service industry, it has it's ups and downs. But in my experiences they've been pretty good with scheduling and things. Know if you want days off though, because they schedule you THREE weeks at a time, which can be both a blessing and curse.

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Bluetea in Texas

15 months ago

Michel in Buford, Georgia said: Not only that Target and such stores more sell the SAME items as WALMART does, for 50% more.
I do NOT find it good idea, to spend my money there.

Just another ignorant American, trying to smack talk a company that actually keeps millions of Americans FED! And provides them of a decent JOB!

They also keep millions of Chinese fed as well. LOL!

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Assistant Manager in Augusta, Georgia

15 months ago

Let me go ahead and clarify a few things:

I started out in 2011 as a Temporary Hourly Associate...at that time they pretty much told me, "There is a strong possibility you will be let go after the needs are gone, but if you work hard and get with management you will probably be able to stay on." Of the 10 temps they hired I was the only one to stay. I worked another job at the time so on an average week, between the two jobs I pulled down 70-90 work hours. I NEEDED the job at Walmart to help cover the costs of the surgery my wife had and was totally reliant on keeping this job to keep my household afloat. I spoke with a Shift Manager several times expressing my concerns with keeping the job and he assured me that I would have it no matter what. After 6-8 weeks they called all the temps into the personnel office, myself included, handed us our walking papers. On my way out of the office that Shift Manager grabbed me, said, "No," and turned me around and made sure I was kept on permanent.

Within 7 months of my employment with Walmart I was directly asked by an Assistant Manager if I ever thought of taking a position as a Support Manager, initially the position had been opened, however, due to my inexperience with retail I did not pursue the position. With the encouraging of that Assistant I went on and added it to my career preferences and was offered the position immediately....

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Assistant Manager in Augusta, Georgia

15 months ago

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In the Winter of 2012 after being with the company for barely a year a Shift Manager asked me if there was any reason why I had not applied to be a Management Trainee. I expressed that it would be a nice position to acquire, however, I felt that there were people within the company whose experience would entirely overshadow me. He expressed that while the company does look to promote those within that have been with the company a while, it doesn't excuse the face that they seek out talented, hard working individuals, who have strong management skills and excellent leadership abilities.

I applied to a Req. for an Assistant Manager position, did the phone interview, than the panel interview, and here I am now an Assistant Manager. As hokey or cliche as it sounds the harder you work at Walmart, and your ability to network and speak to your management will ultimately dictate how far you go within the company. I've been an Assistant for less than 6 months and my store manager is already talking about transferring me somewhere so I can come back promoted to a Shift Manager....

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Assistant Manager in Augusta, Georgia

15 months ago

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The people that generally complain about Walmart are the lazy ones who lack the ability to work as a team. Those who take 20-25 minute breaks (suppose to be 15), taking 1.5 hour lunches, clocking in 10 minutes late, to leave 5 minutes early are the typical people who post about how hard and horrible Walmart is to work for.

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Brandon in Gilbert, Arizona

15 months ago

Hey, "Assistant Manager in Augusta, Georgia" I am looking at becoming a overnight support manager. Any tips or things to look out for thanks. Looking forward to working hard and help build a stronger team at my store. I want to be a leader that understand the people he is around and understand the tasks that need to be done.

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Brandon in Gilbert, Arizona

15 months ago

Assistant Manager in Augusta, Georgia said: (ran out of room again)
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The people that generally complain about Walmart are the lazy ones who lack the ability to work as a team. Those who take 20-25 minute breaks (suppose to be 15), taking 1.5 hour lunches, clocking in 10 minutes late, to leave 5 minutes early are the typical people who post about how hard and horrible Walmart is to work for.

Thanks for the great information.

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