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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
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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.  

    Excellent Company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Interesting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

    I have been working at WalMart Canada part-time (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
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Not focused

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WalMart Canada part-time (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
  6.  

    Happy work in this gaint cooperation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Optician in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Optician in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at WalMart Canada full-time (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  

    great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Milton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Milton, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at WalMart Canada part-time (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
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Keep away from Walmart Canada on 130 Ave Calgary - extremely high level of racism

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Walmart Cashier in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Walmart Cashier in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    I wish I could find one!

    Cons

    Very racist management, Does not even care for employees to get breaks at proper time. High level of mismanagement. Pays least of all stores in the area. CS Managers are outright rude and inconsiderate. No potential for growth, only donkey work. Run as fast as you can away from this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your managers to take care of their team, specially on 130 Ave Calgary location. Managers also are in dire need of training to be anti-racist and promote multicultural diversity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Meh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate

    I worked at WalMart Canada full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good co-workers, not terribly demanding work

    Cons

    Customers can be horrible and management can leave some important things to the last minute, which is obviously very annoying.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place for a first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Services Specialist
    Current Employee - Customer Services Specialist

    I have been working at WalMart Canada part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities for growth and promotion.

    Cons

    Training is sporadic and job related training is not always readily available, sales floor associates are stretched thin, at times very stressful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Went Downhill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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

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