WalMart Canada Reviews

Updated 20 September 2014
Updated 20 September 2014
294 Reviews
2.7
294 Reviews
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WalMart Canada President & CEO Shelley Broader
Shelley Broader
95 Ratings

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 12 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Loved my job

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate  in  Fergus, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Fergus, ON (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty awesome for full time. Steve Vial was my manager and he was the best boss I've ever had.

    Cons

    Lots of cliques, 30 hours is full time not 40.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about others before you

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work if it's your first part-time job. Always room for growth and better opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Markham, ON (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you like to talk to people, dealing with customers is probably the best thing about this job.

    Cons

    Hard to balance school and working long harsh shifts.

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not focused

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at WalMart Canada full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good training, nice people. Job has flexible hours and offers a good work life balance, but this depends on what store you work at and who is your manager.

    Cons

    Zero room for growth unless you have been around a longtime. Way to much favoritism by store managers. Store managers are lazy and sit in the office all day barking orders, not realistic in expectations or timeline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Store managers need to stop being lazy and do some real work, instead of getting assistant managers to do all the work and then just complain when they don't have time to finish.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent Company to work for

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate  in  Burlington, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Burlington, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Positive work environment, management is accessible and helpful, Great atmosphere at work, Always look forward to going to work , Management open to suggestions to improve productivity and being proactive

    Cons

    I have only had good experiences, so there are no cons to report

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing a great job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Happy work in this gaint cooperation

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    Current Employee - Optician  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Optician in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at WalMart Canada full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Multi culture, good benefits and flexible

    Cons

    Right people easy get promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create good relationship, work as a team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting

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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

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

    Pros

    the 10% discount can help alot when it comes to grocery shopping, good flexibility if you are in highschool or university, awesome co-workers, profit sharing is a bonus

    Cons

    Very short staffed, crazy line ups, majority of the management needs to be replaced with qualified respectful individuals who know how to do there job. Can get very stressful on the weekends due to not enough staff and it becomes your problem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The problem isn't your staff, the problem is you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chaotic, vengeful company

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    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at WalMart Canada full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    10 percent discount & do so and stock purchase contribution.

    Cons

    Every where. Just literate store management. Over 90 percent store manager and assistant managers are high school pass or less. Even subject matter specialists eg. Human resources manager have no related credentials or post secondary education. Extreme favoritism, unfair, subjective hiring and promoting practices. Full of bias and unmotivating work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire qualified managers and adopt objective hiring and promoting process. Save the company from mediocre performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Went Downhill

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    Former Employee - Photo Lab Technician  in  Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Photo Lab Technician in Hamilton, ON (Canada)

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I have worked here for over 5 years now. Our Previous Photolab Manager was amazing but they executed her position. I love the profit sharing they give us and we can work out our availability hours. The people i worked with became my family. We treat each other equally and well respected.

    Cons

    Customers are always complaining, people think that we have to know every item in the store. Kodak Kiosks Machine always breaking, need to update the machines. Not enough staff in the Photo-lab, many times we don't get our lunch or break after working 8-9 shift, They have this safety & health policies and such but they don't even obey them. Schedules are always messed up. Not a single manager knows how to run a lab and They fired the only Photo-lab Manager that knows how to run a lab. New managers treat us like we don't even exist. They expect us to do everything. This new management team at this location is very bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Updated the Kiosk Machines, Train all managers how to open and close a photo-lab and get people to cover lunch and breaks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a bad place to work if you only need part-time work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. Very friendly and almost family like atmosphere among employees at my old store
    2. The 10% discount was a nice little perk
    3. Expectations weren't sky high, as long as you showed up to work and did what was asked of you
    4. You will get the opportunity to work all across the store in a wide variety of departments. For someone like myself who could get bored of doing the same thing over and over again, I didn't mind this.

    Cons

    1. Even within the same store, one Assistant Manager would have vastly different expectations compared to another
    2. Good luck getting more than 12 hours a week during non-peak times, and good luck trying to get much in terms of flexibility with when you get those 12 hours. If you are a full time student and need more flexibility when it comes to your hours, this isn't the job for you (though this could vary by store to store)
    3. You may end up covering up to 4 or 5 departments at once within the store due to there not being enough hours budgeted at your store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say the biggest thing I would suggest, specifically to upper management, would be to ensure that you have the necessary coverage around the store at all times. The other cons I mentioned may be different at each individual store, but floor coverage is something I am sure is a universal issue.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    great experience

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Milton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Milton, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at WalMart Canada part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    provide good working friendly environment, can work in different departments providing great experience

    Cons

    growth is slow, not hiring full time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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