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Loved the job, not the culture. People Leads are responsible for all schedules, all attendance, all training, must be up to date with all new procedures to be able to assist in training. All recruiting, selecting, onboarding and follow-up training is on the people lead.
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Fast pace work place

Never a dull moment, fast paced, and tons of pressure. Directly reports to the store manager, while taking direction from market HR manager. Plus retail work.
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Working in HR for Walmart was a terrible experience. The management was unsupportive and the workload was overwhelming. Communication was poor and there was no room for career development or advancement. The pay was below industry standards and the working environment was toxic. I would not recommend working in HR for Walmart.Way too much work for one person
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Stressful and toxic work environment

Under paid and overworked. Upper management is more concerned with padding their Bonus than running great stores. No employee incentive plan for hourly associates, consistently trying to do more with less.
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The worst job ever!

What is the best part of working at the company?This company is the worst company I have worked for. I came to Walmart with over 20 years of leadership experience in the Hospitality segment. Hired in as a part time cashier, slowly fought my way up to People Lead. The company promotes from within typically promoting those who perform well, not necessarily good leaders. The management talks down to it's staff, hostile work environment, does not embrace members of the LGBTQ+ Community, never holds leaders accountable. Open Doors are investigated by Walmart Associates so always in favor of Walmart and never in favor of the victim!What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Going to work every day I had to mentally prepare myself to be belittled and mistreated. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?The work environment is terrible and the culture is very poor!What is a typical day like for you at the company?Very stressful, and caused me to have to seek counseling.
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Pro: Overall a good place to work. The diversity is a great balance. Con: The workload is overwhelming at times. Hours are different but it is Retail.




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Not bad but not great

This store has a high turnover of store managers due to it being a training store. The Market team is suspect. MM is fine but the others are not that good.
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In reality it's a great place to work for as a whole.

What is the best part of working at the company?The pay has gotten better over the years.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Associates not following policy and creating a difficult work environment. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Overall it's a great company to work for when everyone is working together. What is a typical day like for you at the company?Usually busy answering questions and assisting the managers to resolve any clerical and personnel issues.
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Nice place to work

I know all Walmarts are not the same, but the coon rapids Walmart is a great place to work at. You can move up pretty fast in this company, if you don’t think they aren’t playing attention to the work that you put in your wrong.
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Okay for Short Term

It takes almost no feeling and a lot of toughness to be a People Lead at Walmart. You’re responsible for 300+ employees, the schedules, the hiring, onboarding, training of associates and managers, the turnover, labor laws, plus every associate coming to you every day (usually rudely) to take care of every little thing. There is 0 support from management at the store level, you are blamed for everything and corporate wants one thing, market wants another thing, store manager wants another thing. It’s a joke. However, you will learn a lot that you wouldn’t learn in any other position in the store. I wish it was remote or at least half remote. The expectations of what is required to get done on top of dealing with the associates in the store all day… it’s too much. There’s a reason this job used to be two people.


Benefits, 10% discount, free college


Company politics, toxic management, untrained team leads
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What is the best part of working at the company?Education opportunities/online college degree What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Upper management and poor treatment of associates disregard of work life balance.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Fast pace and customer driven What is a typical day like for you at the company?Dealing with disgruntled customers and sometimes disgruntled leadership.
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Sad and horrible

Sad horrible unfair bad leadershipNo training No work life balance Needs better payNo teamwork No accountability The store was always clean , the moral was down . The leadership was not together or . The store was not structured
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poor managementno consistencyno stabilitysalary is an insulttraining is horribleschedules is horriblemost enjoyable part is getting the 10% employee discount and walmart + for free.
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Stressful workplace, management team doesn't work together , a lot of communication issues between managers. Other associates complaining, low moral throughout the store
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Intense Entry Level HR Position

This role will prepare you for any HR role you want in the future. You will be pushed to your limits but be more than capable going into your next position. Walmart is a rough retail environment and you will be expected to do an entire department's worth of work by yourself. Get your experience from Walmart's HR boot camp and leave ASAP for a better paying role that is less stressful.
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Fair pay/work hours

Fair pay, workload is bearable things constantly changing focus on one thing this week and never mentioned again. Lots of Therapy sessions for associates who feel unappreciated overworked and trying to dealing with having a work life balance.
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Good company

Good company to work for. Has good job security and plenty of room for advancement. Can be very stressful. Good pay. Every day is different. Some great managers.
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Not a good place

This was not a good place to work.I would not recommend to a family or friendThere’s a lot of good people that work there, but management makes life very difficult.
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Great resources; Tough hours

Good place to work. They have a the latest gadgets and gizmos. Dont care about people working overtime and you can expect to be working lots of it. Overall ok.
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Always changing

The priorities change everyday, it’s difficult to establish a work routine and have a clear understanding of expectations. Sometimes feel like you never satisfy their wants.
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Fun workplace

Very flexible, and there is lots of opportunities for advancement. The sky is the limit, you will learn a lot. Everyday is different and you'll never be bored.
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3.2 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.3 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.2 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.0 out of 5 stars for Management
3.2 out of 5 stars for Culture

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