What Benefits do Walmart Employees get?

United States
May 18, 2008 6:06pm CST
Do any of you, or have any of you ever worked at Walmart? If so, what benefits do you get there? Do you get discounts on your purchases? My son applied there and got interviewed. But he didn't find out what the benefits were. We were just wondering if he would get a discount on items he would purchase in the store if he gets a job there. Thanks!
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• Australia
18 May 08
DON'T DO IT! I worked for them for years and so had my mom and my sister and they treat their employees horribly. You know how sick my mom has been and not one of them sent her flowers or even called to see how she was doing. They just up and fired of few friends of mine for without much notice, as well as my sister and I. They are horrible to work for and I hope I never have to work for them ever again. Plus, their benefits are horrible. Well, their medical benefits are not too bad but they could be better my family and I always had a difficult time getting off for our religious assemblies and conventions. Plus, since I left my mother told me that they have this new point system and you get points for the littlest thing and when you have three points they will fire you. Trust me, you don't ever want to work for them, they are the most corrupt and uncompassionate employers out there...
• United States
18 May 08
Lol, Where do you live? (I forget)....I've heard here in PA it's pretty nice to work there. When you worked there did you get a discount on things you bought in the store?
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• Australia
18 May 08
I don't know but I live in Kentucky and I can't see them being any better there than they are here because usually people are more friendlier here. Trust me, I know this because I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and I only moved to Kentucy at the age of twenty but you never know until you try I guess but don't say that I didn't warn you . Yes, you recieve a 10% discount (not on sale items however) and I think around the christmas season they give you an extra 20% but it only can be used on one item and that's it...
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@callarse1 (4809)
• United States
19 May 08
Well I can only speak from second hand experience. My friend used to work there a few years back the minimum wage back then was around $5.85 per hour in my state and she started out at $8 per hour. The insurance sucked according to her and I believe it was around $40 every two paychecks which would be about $80 a month. Of course it was optional...she stated that their manager will tell them to go home earlier (which I can say I have witnessed before) or work overtime without notice. I believe she told me there is like a 10 to 15% discount for employees on all their goods. Basically the only thing that is good about Walmart at the time is that they were paying more money than any other grocery store (I'm not sure if that's true presently) and a lot of people started work there. But, I think it's crazy that they can tell you to go home earlier because "they don't have work" or just make you work over time just because they have too much work. It is crazy because some people have to hire babysitters or have to do things after work. Pablo
• United States
19 May 08
I know what you mean about going home early and staying later. I used to work in a restaurant and my son did too, and that's the way it always was there. Thanks for your response.
@hellcowboy (7383)
• United States
20 May 08
My brother works at Wal Mart and he really likes it there,he tells me that he gets great benefits,and he gets discounts on certain items in the store,except things from the grocery department.
• United States
19 May 08
Yes, you do get a discount on things that you buy there, 10% to be exact, exceprt for groceries.... you don't get a discount on them unless they are fresh fruits or veggies. That was what it was 1 year ago in April. as for the insurance I don't know, I never bothered to get it. As for how the employees are treated it depends a lot on the store manager. I had 2 different ones while I worked there. My first one would come out to the floor every day and work alongside you. He made sure that his employees were treated good, however under the second store manager we were treated like crap. what I would suggest is talk to some of the employees from different parts of the store and get their takes onthe store manager and how well they are treated.