History of Walmart

Wal-Mart Stores was formed back in 1969.  Today, it’s one of the largest public corporations by revenue, according to Forbes Magazine.  Wal-Mart is the largest private employer, as well as grocery retailer in the whole United States of America.  Wal-Mart also owns the giant retail warehouse, Sam’s Club.

Hours of Operation:  open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Minimum Age to Work Here:  16 years old

Positions Available:  Store Associate, Greeter, Cashier, Customer Service Representative, Maintenance Associate, Housekeeping Associate, Money Centers Associate, Stock Associate, Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacist, Optometrist, Electronics Sales Associate, Cart Retriever, Store Manager, Assistant Store Manager, Beauty Sales Associate, Automotive Sales Associate, Automotive Technician, Tire Sales Associate, Photo Sales Associate, Bike Assembler, Truck Driver

Background Check Required?  Yes

Negotiation:  There is no room for negotiation.

Job Descriptions / Wage Averages

Sales Associate: You’re going to be responsible for managing a department.  Daily activities will be assisting customers, cleaning up your department, as well as stocking, and price checking.  This job pays an average of $7 to $12 a hour.

Cashier: This job entitles you to run the cash register on your shift.  You will ring up customer’s orders, or you will run the U-scan side of things.  You’ll be responsible for ensuring that the customer’s order is rang up appropriately.  This job pays anywhere from $7 to $10 a hour.

Department Manager: You’re going to responsible for running a whole department.  You will create the shifts, as well as making sure that the employees are assigned to the right tasks.  You will also be in charge of making sure that your department is running smoothly.  This job pays anywhere from $8 to $16 a hour.

Stocker: This job mainly entails that you stock overnight.  You will be in charge of stocking shelves, as well as taking inventory out of the back room, and placing it in the front.  This job is going to pay anywhere from $7 to $12 a hour.

Assistant Manager: Since Walmart has a bunch of departments, there’s going to be a chance that you’re going to have to manager a particular section.  You’re going to want to make sure that the department is running at 100%.  You’re going to assign tasks, schedules and more.  The average pay for this particular position is anywhere from $33,000 to $58,000 a year.

Guest Services / Customer Service: Working the front customer service desk, you’re going to help customers with many various tasks.  You’re going to help with returns, money orders,  and more.  This is generally where people go when they have miscellaneous concerns.  You will also help process returns and send them back to the correct department.  The average wage is anywhere from $7 to $11 a hour.

Overnight Stock: Working the midnight shift, you’re going to be required to stock the shelves throughout various departments.  Working with the inventory team, you’re going to be able to pull all inventory from the back and bring it to the front.  This job is going to require a lot of heavy lifting, and organization.  The average wage is anywhere from $7 to $17 a hour.

Deli: Since most Walmart stores has a grocery section, you’re going to be in charge of working in the deli department.  Here, you’re going to work with those that want meats, cheeses and more.  You’re going to cut them to size, price them, as well as help them with any questions or concerns.  The average wage is anywhere from $8 to $15 a hour.

The Benefits

  • Medical coverage with no lifetime maximum
  • Dental insurance
  • Eyewear program
  • Paid life insurance
  • Accident Death and Dismemberment
  • Illness / Accident insurance
  • Short / Long term disability
  • Sick time
  • Stock purchase plan
  • Retirement account rollover
  • Discounts on merchandise
  • Paid holidays, vacation, and personal time
  • Profit sharing

Atmosphere and Perks

Nothing beats a work environment that is not only fun but where employees will have potential career growth with the help of their fellow workers as well as their superiors. This is one of the reasons why employees at Walmart stay longer. When you work as a team, this is really a great job. Workers of Walmart can balance work and home life well with its flexible work hours and fairly easy job. In order to stay healthy, the gym is available too.  It is also great to have two weeks paid vacation, if they hire you in at fulltime. While working at Walmart, you will have the opportunity to learn so much about the business like working with the Ark Home office.

Interview Questions

Why do you want to apply for a job here?

Do you have plans for the future? Can you describe it?

How do you deal with co-workers that are difficult to work with?

Why do you want to work at Walmart?

When will you be available to work here?

Is your schedule flexible? How flexible it is?

What kind of person are you?

Can you describe your experience in a sales environment?

How do you define customer service?

How will you handle customers who are irate?

What is customer service?

Interview Tips

Before you will be obtaining the chance to have a Walmart interview, any interested applicant will submit contact information and references to the company. Then Walmart contacts the job seeker within two weeks for an interview. An applicant can also choose to call Walmart to know about employment status which may manifest the applicant’s interest on the job. Walmart employees should expect to answer around 10-15 questions during the interview process. Applicants should wait for an explanation of the entire question, then answer as fully as possible; with the interview conducted by more than one interviewer. Be honest and tactful in answering the interview questions.

How to apply for the job

You can apply for a job online by heading to the Corporate website.  Here, you can search for available positions.

You can also apply in store at one of the Walmart kiosks, where you can fill out your application on a computer.  You can find this generally in the guest services area.