Are There Any WalMart People Here?

@JTerrasi (199)
United States
July 4, 2008 5:03pm CST
I just put 14 years of Wal Mart behind me. Are there any Wal Mart people here? If so may I hear from you and how you like it...
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• United States
5 Jul 08
I've been with Wal-Mart for over a year and a half know and i think it is ok. over all I like it. The standardization of it all, like the printed schedules, can get on your nerves sometime but it is all right. I think it is dealing with so many personalities around you that can strain you. The weird thing about it is that it keeps you hanging on. it is always something there that keeps you coming back.
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@JTerrasi (199)
• United States
5 Jul 08
The money was great but I guess it depends where and what location you are working. I did quit a couple of time but always went back. I did love the work I did but some of my co-workers left a lot to be desired. Good luck to you...J
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• Turkey
7 Jul 08
Ewww I used to work for Walmart and maybe it was just the stor I worked for, I don't know but I found them to be horrible employers! I worked there altogether about a total of almost 4 years and I loved working with the people there, I just hated most of the managers. They had no consideration for their employees and the were selfish. I would never ever go back to work for them. Plus, in the end, they really did me and my sister (who also worked there) wrong. Knowing they were going to let me go, they made me work my full shift and then decide to call me in the office and fire me. I still to this day say that something was going on in money office because all the cashiers, one by one, were coming up short on a daily basis. They were fire people left and right and it just so happened that it was right after the christmas season when things were slow. Convenient, isn't it? Bottom line, they definitely wouldn't get my recommendation for work...
@JTerrasi (199)
• United States
7 Jul 08
I gave them 14 of my best years. I wish I had those 14 years back! Yep that's how they do it. Make you work a full shift and then you get the boot. I have seen it happen many times. In our store too, we had crap going on in the cash office. Someone had sticky fingers. I wasn't well liked as after a few years I thought enough is enough. No one was going to stick up for ME but ME! And so I did. I spoke my mind every chance I got. I was tired of being treated like a number....I have NO positive words to say about Walmart except......If anyone is thinking about going to work for them, DON'T!!!!!!!! You will be sorry!! Thanks for your comment. How they get away with treating people like they do is beyond me! Janet
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• Turkey
7 Jul 08
I completely agree, it's wrong what they get away with and how they treat faithful employees. As for why they get away with it....Well, the dollar speaks on that one sadly...
• United States
6 Aug 08
I am an overnight Customer Service Manager for a Wal Mart in South Dakota. I just had my 3 year anniversary in July. I love my job and the people that I work with are great! My oldest daughter has been with the same store (we both work there and the same shift, but she is overnight stock.) for over a year and has had no complaints. I started out as overnight stock but worked my way up. No complaints here!
@JTerrasi (199)
• United States
7 Aug 08
Good luck to you both. I am a 14 year vet with that company and wouldn't go back for ALL the money in the world! Oh, also was a CSM.... My best. Janet
• United States
4 Aug 08
Good Morning, JTerrasi. I have been working at WalMart for 2 years and almost 2 months. That is a milestone for me because for about 6 years before that, I had an average of 3 to 7 jobs per year. I can't say that I love my job and I can't say that I hate it either. A job is a job to me right now. I have had my ups and downs at work and have worked at resolving them. The one thing that I like about WalMart is that I was able to transfer to the new supercenter in my hometown after being away for a little over 12 years. Otherwise, I would not have had the opportunity to do so because the jobs in this county are not plentiful. I'm hoping that I'll be able to work there for another 10 years at least. This will give me a chance to be able to build up my 401K some more. Also, I will have had a chance to work on my on-the-side web design projects (I'm going to get a certificate in web design) so that I will be able to supplement my retirement income. There have been pluses and minuses for me as a WalMart associate. So far, there have been more pluses. I'm sorry to see that you have had bad experiences with WalMart and can't believe that the key stabbing incident was just "brushed over". That's sad that a person would do something like that while you were doing your job.
@JTerrasi (199)
• United States
7 Aug 08
When I first started in 1994 it was a very small store. Family oriented!! People cared about people. Now that they have gotten bigger and have gone 'super center' it is all about $$$$$$$$. People think they are indispensable....think again. Cross them and see what happens. I guess it depends where you work and how the management is. We had CRAP for a management team. Any way, thanks and good luck!
@anniepa (27238)
• United States
7 Jul 08
I've known several people who have worked at WalMart through the years and while years ago there was a lot of positive things said about them as an employer, those days seem to be long gone. You'd certainly know more about this than I do but from what I've gathered Sam Walton would roll over in his grave if he knew how his workers are being treated today. I noticed some of the other comments here about management and I have to admit I've had some very bad experiences recently with VERY bad managers so I'm not too high on management in general these days. I know there are still some "good" bosses left in the world but they're sure not easy to find anymore. It's a dog eat dog world and it's all about the bottom line, dealing with human beings with unique problems and situations isn't even in the equation these days. Annie
@JTerrasi (199)
• United States
7 Jul 08
I am done with that company. It just seems to be worse since they have gotten bigger. You have no name you are just a number. And if you think your job is secure, think again. If you go there will be someone right behind you to take over. There isn't enough money in the world to have me ever go back. 14 years gone. Thanks, Janet
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@shefair (90)
• United States
5 Feb 09
I put in 8 years of my life at Wal-mart. The labor is much and the pay is little. Although the benefits like medical are better than people complain about. I pushed carts, cashiered, headed up the patio, sales in garden center, overnight stocket, mod setting, unloader - I did it all - and I don't miss it! lol
• United States
23 Oct 08
I just hit my 5 year mark at the end of august and i love it. I work with a lot of great people that make going to work an adventure plus i love what i do there. I just recently decided that i want to start moving up in the company and i have seen nothing but support from my managers and my fellow stockers. The people really is what makes the job tho. I could go to any store and stock but the people make it great. I have had problems with co-workers and managers and multiple times i was ready to walk out and leave it all behind me but i'm so glad that i didn't. I can't see myself working anywhere else.
• United States
7 Jul 08
I work at Wal Mart in Yankton, SD. I have been with them for 3 yrs and I am an overnight Customer Service Manager. I had started as overnight stock, then went to days cashiering and then the deli. When the overnight CSM position came up, I went for it and got it. I love my job and I have a great crew up front. The managers at our store are very supportive and helpful. I will not work anywhere else.