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WalMart Canada Reviews

Updated 26 January 2015
Updated 26 January 2015
334 Reviews
2.7
334 Reviews
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WalMart Canada President & CEO Shelley Broader
Shelley Broader
110 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 10% discount on all merchandise (except clearance) (in 25 reviews)

  • most people are great, employee discount, extra discount near christmas, profit sharing (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • The higher you get the less work life balance exists (in 15 reviews)

  • As well as only offering part-time positions and extremely rarely post full-time positions (in 21 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    My managers were very good in giving schedule..

    Cons

    Work hard to get noticed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Walmart Cashier in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Walmart Cashier in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    I have been working at WalMart Canada part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Scheduling the leniency, ice coworkers, family mebusiness, profit-sharing, room for advancement, great breaks, and sick days weren't a big deal

    Cons

    Repetitiveness, mean customers, and unpleasant customers, over time, only part-time positions available unless manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job with the company I worked for

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great starter job - not a carreer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Electronics Sales Associate

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You get to learn a lot about retail - how the industry works and you may have the chance to become a department manager but that's pretty much it.

    Cons

    This can really be a long list but i'll keep it short - very low pay, you are easily replaceable for someone who will take even less pay, the opportunities for advancement are pretty low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice to see more recognition over a job well done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    it was ok

    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    consistent part time hours in summer

    Cons

    the per hour pay was minimum

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase wages

  6.  

    Walmart is a great company to learn the art of PR.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WalMart Canada

    Pros

    Regardless of what department you are in, it is a great place to learn how to communicate internally and externally to get the right message across and support for your initiative. Most employees are friendly,helpful and supportive when you approach for help.

    Cons

    Huge behemoth to navigate and find the right person.

  7.  

    Photo lab Technician

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Really easy. Everyone learns it quick. Great for students.

    Cons

    Everything becomes repetitive and boring after a few months. Never get full 8 hour shifts as the photo lab gets the smallest budget out of all the other departments.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Definitely glad I don't work there anymore.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It's easy to get hired there.

    Cons

    Dealing with a joke of a management team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wouldn't make a difference no matter what I say.

  9.  

    Experience

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Calgary, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Calgary, TX (US)

    I worked at WalMart Canada

    Pros

    stable job, not affected by oil prices

    Cons

    low paid, treated like robots

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be nice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not Treated Fairly, Worst Experience.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -10% discount
    -nice coworkers (for the most part)
    -close proximity to my house

    Cons

    -When I was hired I was promised 20-25hrs/ week as part time. They gave me that for 3-4 weeks and then dropped me down to 12 hrs.
    -The image Walmart portrays to the customer couldn't be farther from the truth.
    -In reality they treat their employees very poorly. I was given a poor review because I didn't pressure customers into
    -Management takes home huge bonuses yet they have no problem making people live off 12 hrs a week. They're attitude is "if you don't like it there's the door".
    -No benefits
    -No work life balance (they would schedule me until 11pm and then I would have to be in at 7am the next day)

    I know this review sounds harsh, but the truth is I didn't feel appreciated at all when I worked there. I was a very hard worker that always took great pride in my job. I felt it was an unequal relationship- Walmart expected you to bend over backwards for them but they treated you like you were dispensable. The turnover there speaks for itself, and when you go into a store you can feel the low morale and sadness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like they matter, cultivate the relationship you have with them and you will get so much back. Follow your own corporate belief of "respect for the individual"…focus more on the people and less on profits. All Walmart cares about is $$$, they really need to find a balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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