Walmart’s story

Once a small discount retailer located in Rogers, AR, Walmart has exploded over the past 50 years to operate a chain of over 11,300 stores comprised of hypermarkets, discount department stores and grocery stores. From entertainment to apparel, from sporting goods to crafts, from grocery to furniture, Walmart boasts Every Day Low Prices in the convenience of a one-stop-shop.

Working at Walmart

While employing over 1.5 million Americans, Walmart boasts an opportunity to build a career – stating that 75% of store management teams started as hourly associates while promoting 200,000 employees per year to jobs with more responsibility and higher pay. Here are some of our more popular FAQs:

How old do you have to be to work at Walmart?
Minimum age is 16 years old while some positions require 18 years old.

What are Walmart’s hours?
Most locations are open from 7AM-10PM, while some locations are open 24 hours.

What positions are available at Walmart?

Cashier & Front-End Associate

Stocker, Backroom & Receiving Associate

Cart Attendant and Janitorial Associate

Sales Associate

Asset Protection Associate

Department Manager

How long does it take to fill out a Walmart employment application?
On average, it takes 45-60 minutes to complete your initial application. Subsequent applications take less time as the Walmart Hiring Center saves much of your application information.

Do I need a resume/CV to apply to Walmart?
No, hourly store positions do not require a resume or CV. You will need to share your job history and highlights on the application itself. If you choose to include a resume, there is a section in the application to attach it. 

Walmart Store Positions and Salary Information

Walmart stores offer a variety of positions ranging from entry level candidates to seasoned retail veterans. Regardless of your experience, Walmart boasts a starting rate of at least $11.00 per hour and states that it could be higher depending your location, grade level and experience. Additionally, they offer flexible schedules to accommodate work-life balance and an ideal shopping experience for their customers. Here are Walmart’s most highly sought after positions:

Cashier and Front-End Associate

  • Smile, greet, and thank customers with a positive attitude
  • Stand for long periods of time while checking out customers quickly and accurately
  • Keep your area clean and presentable
  • Answer customer questions and help them with their needs
  • Be available to assist associates across the store as needed

Stocker, Backroom & Receiving Associate

  • Unload trucks
  • Sort products in the backroom
  • Stock products on shelves
  • Ensure aisles are neat and area is clean
  • Engage vendors and drivers with a positive attitude
  • Greet customers and answer their questions

Cart Attendant and Janitorial Associate

  • Ensure customers have a great first and last impression
  • Gather carts from the parking lot
  • Operate equipment to move carts from the parking lot to inside the store
  • Clean restrooms, sales floor, and parking lot as needed
  • Have a positive attitude in all weather conditions

Sales Associate

  • Acknowledge and greet customers with a smile
  • Answer customer questions
  • Help customers find the products they are looking for
  • Assist fellow associates as needed throughout the store
  • Keep your area stocked, clean, and safe

Department Manager

  • Ensure customer satisfaction by greeting and answering their questions
  • Tour your department to ensure it meets our customers’ expectations
  • Work hand-in-hand with sales associates to get the job done
  • Prepare and plan for upcoming events that will impact your department
  • Ability to communicate, take direction at all levels, and turn it into action
  • Use basic math skills to maintain accurate inventory levels

You’ve Completed Your Walmart Application – Now What?

Unlike a few other applicant tracking systems, Walmart’s Hiring Center does a good job at presenting a screen that confirms you have completed the necessary steps and your application has in fact been completed. Please make sure you reach this screen – there’s nothing more frustrating (and potentially embarrassing) than following up on an application that was never received by an employer.

After successful submission, your application is forwarded to the Personnel Associate of the store you selected for a review process. The Personnel Associate is assessing whether your skills and desired shift match a position they are attempting to fill. If so, they will reach out directly to schedule an onsite interview.

Unfortunately, Walmart does not provide any expectations on how long this review process can take or when candidates should expect to hear back. They do however, offer two unique features that offset this lack of timing expectation. Walmart states that candidates who are not offered an interview are informed of the decision so their job search can get back under way. Additionally, Walmart keeps your application for up to 60 days during which period you are remain a candidate for any other positions that may open during that time. You are encouraged to reapply after 60 days if you want to be considered.

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