WalMart Canada

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WalMart Canada Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 272 reviews

62% Approve of the CEO

WalMart Canada President & CEO Shelley Broader

Shelley Broader

(86 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Meet new customers, 10% discount for associates(in 21 reviews)

  • We get a yearly profit sharing Bonus(in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours and not enough promotion of work/life balance(in 13 reviews)

  • As well as only offering part-time positions and extremely rarely post full-time positions(in 17 reviews)

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    Department Manager (Current Employee) Sault Ste. Marie, ON (Canada)

    Prosmost people are great, employee discount, extra discount near christmas, profit sharing

    Consdifferent rules for everybody,always short staffed, low pay

    Advice to Senior Managementmore follow through on disipline

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Customer Service Associate (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    Prospeople are very friendly here. Everyone can have 3 breaks if work for 8 hours. It's a very good entry level job.

    ConsSalary is not good. I hate some of the schedules like work at 7am or be off at 11 pm.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting workplace

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFast pace.always busy fair pay.good benefits.never a boring day since ive been there.employee discount was a nice bonus.

    ConsNot much room for advancement.focused too much on women in workplace program hard for someone to get ahead who deserved it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEveryone needs to uphold good standards.

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    Changed in focus

    Management Associate (Former Employee) Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    ProsChallenging work that will be rewarding but leaves little time for time outside your work
    You will have lots of opportunities to work in cross functional team that will result in lots of exposure

    ConsDon't promoted from within like they did at one time and almost need a MBA to be considered for employment
    No work life balance and long work hour are the norm for most departments

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat place to start your career direct out of university for a couple of years
    Long term value is not something you will receive from this company

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lots of opportunity for advancement.

    Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    ProsGood programs to be recognized for a job well done. Programs to help you achieve your career goals. If you have aspirations, there are managers and mentors who want to see you succeed.

    ConsRetail schedule involves many evenings and weekends but this is true no matter what retailer you work for.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlways remain approachable to your associates. Make each one feel important and that their opinions are valued.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Don't change who you are

    Management (Current Employee) Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    ProsLots of room for advancement if you are prepared to make sacrifices

    ConsYou have to drink the kool aid to move ahead. Corporate culture is in constant clash with excessive internal politics.

    Corporate values are great on paper though not enforced properly

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe yourself

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not bad but better places to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI enjoyed the co-workers. You would be surprised at the education level and experience of some co-workers seeking part-time jobs to pay for continuing education/upgrading/Canadian qualifications. One of my co-workers had an MBA from Belgium and spoke french fluently (not a Canadian-recognized qualification though). Most of them were hard workers and quite polite; no rudeness or attitude from most of them. A few of the managers were very likable and approachable. The cashiers were very friendly and worked hard.

    ConsMore than a few managers were not very likable. One of the managers actually told one of my coworkers that if he didn't like the hours he could leave to work somewhere else. Brief background: He had a kid and only got like 2 and half shifts that week. Don't expect raises. If you are older and have some prior experience, you can earn maybe 11/hour. Crappy store-set up that doesn't make a whole lot of sense, bit tacky. Crappy security, lots of toys and electronics took a walk in the 1 year I worked there. 80 dollar phone cases just sitting on the peg with no security on them at all... Customers can be quite Irate and rude for no apparent reason.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter scheduling: more flexible and suited to feedback from employees. Better security. Implement a zero tolerance policy towards rude and profane language/behavior in the store, associates work hard and actually try to help people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    First job opportunity, no more no less

    Connection Centre Associate (Former Employee) Montreal, QC (Canada)

    Pros- as a part-timer, you more or less get the hours you want (assuming you've been around longer than a year or so)
    - co-workers display solidarity in order to make the working experience a little more pleasant
    - some neat discounts featured in a wealth of other companies (telecommunications, car rentals, hotels, etc...)
    -will hire pretty much anyone (good if you need a quick fix between jobs)

    Cons- it's all about charisma: whoever sucks up the most to management gets it easiest
    - the salary is utter garbage
    - associates get transferred all the time (whether they like it or not) depending on which departments need the most help.
    - management can often be rude and display flagrant favoritism
    - customers can be a nightmare

    Advice to Senior Management- Stop treating your hourly associates like peasants, they do all the work.
    - Know who deserve promotions and those who do not.
    - Learn to be more coherent between each other in order not to contradict another manager's orders

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Good High School Job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWalmart provides flexible hours and good entry level retail training. This is a good company for starting your career, especially for people who are only available part time.

    ConsUnfortunately there are few promotion opportunities, little full time work, and limited hours during slow times.

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    quick fix

    Photo Lab Associate (Former Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    Prostheyre always hiring and co-workers are willing to help

    Consnot a place to have a long term career

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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