What’s it like to work at Walmart?

A journalist wanted to find out, so he got an entry level job there. Makes you wonder what kind of agenda the people have who continue to attack the company.

The job was as dull as I expected, but I was stunned to discover how benign the workplace turned out to be. My supervisor was friendly, decent, and treated me as an equal. Wal-Mart allowed a liberal dress code. The company explained precisely what it expected from its employees, and adhered to this policy in every detail.

Several of my co-workers had relocated from other areas, where they had worked at other Wal-Marts. They wanted more of the same. Everyone agreed that Wal-Mart was preferable to the local Target, where the hourly pay was lower and workers were said to be treated with less respect (an opinion which I was unable to verify).

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One Response to What’s it like to work at Walmart?

  1. Kindralas says:

    Most people who complain about working at Wal-Mart have generally not worked for a large conglomerate before. As a worker, you have to realize that you’re not getting a personal touch out of your company, because your bosses have bosses. If you’re coming from a gas station where your manager would just cover your shift if you’re late, it’s a bit of a different environment.

    Most people who understand the concepts of being productive in working retail generally think Wal-Mart is a great place to work. I know someone here who works at two.

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