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WalMart Canada Reviews

Updated 15 December 2014
Updated 15 December 2014
318 Reviews
2.7
318 Reviews
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WalMart Canada President & CEO Shelley Broader
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103 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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    Walmart Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WalMart Canada

    Pros

    Great benefits and decent pay if you are external you can negotiate salary .

    Cons

    For a Company that is big on associate engagement. There is a huge disconnect from upper mgmt to the associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less talk more action get involved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    ok

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

    I have been working at WalMart Canada full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    different rules for everybody,always short staffed, low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more follow through on disipline

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Interesting workplace

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WalMart Canada

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement.focused too much on women in workplace program hard for someone to get ahead who deserved it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone needs to uphold good standards.

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    customer service associate

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

    I have been working at WalMart Canada full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Changed in focus

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

    I worked at WalMart Canada full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Challenging 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

    Cons

    Don'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 ManagementAdvice

    Great 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Lots of opportunity for advancement.

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

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

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Management kisses butt.

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    Current Employee - CSM in Regina, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - CSM in Regina, SK (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Liked the people I worked with
    Enjoyed the CBLS
    Loved being able to help people.

    Cons

    Management treats the staff like crap and they don't care about how you feel as long as they get their bonuses. They push the mastercard like crazy and it make it out to be the CSM's fault when the store isn't getting them. Frankly, if the cashier isn't asking and we've told them to ask, there's nothing more we can do. If they don't want to ask, they aren't going to ask. The management needs to try getting on tills and selling it and then maybe then they'll learn how difficult our jobs are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to treat your staff properly and maybe you'll keep people.

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

    We are not machines

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Penticton, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Penticton, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Company values are great too bad they're not observed. Associates are treated like slaves. There is no consideration for the needs of the individual there's no respect for the individual. There are availability sheets that you can fill out and submit but they don't treat it like availability if they disagree with it. I'm part time on the disability and when I told him that I'm physically unable to work certain shifts they want me to get a letter from my doctor. I got letters from my doctor that's how I got on disability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're going to follow Walmart policies you can't make them up as you go along

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't change who you are

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    Current Employee - Management in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Management in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at WalMart Canada full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    You 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 ManagementAdvice

    Be yourself

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    First job opportunity, no more no less

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    - 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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