Who gets hired at Walmart and for which positions?
From the millions of Walmart online applications and paper applications that Walmart human resource staffers receive each year, whom do they choose? And how do they choose them?
In this first in our series of articles about the Walmart Workforce, we look at the positions that need to be filled at Walmart and the types of people who fill them.
Walmart employees truly come from a cross-section of the community. In a single store, you might find retirees looking to supplement a fixed income or simply get out of the house, parents working full-time to support a family, college and high school students earning their own money and more. Let’s find out more about them in these short employee profiles.
A cashier position at Walmart can be entry level. In most places, a cashier would start with an hourly minimum wage salary. Incremental raises go up from there based on seniority and performance. A cashier needs to be personable, efficient, and able to work well under pressure.
Walmart Shipping and Receiving Associate
A Walmart shipping and receiving clerk can also be an entry level position. These associates must be detail oriented to keep track of everything that comes and goes under their supervision. They must also work well as part of a team.
Walmart Pharmacy Technician
The Walmart pharmacy technician must have some specialized technical training usually obtained in a community college or private training program. Experience working in a pharmacy is seen as an asset. Technicians earn upwards of $10 per hour, and they are primarily employed on an hourly basis. Their job is to assist the pharmacist in getting prescriptions prepared and out to the appropriate customers.
Walmart Store Manager
The Walmart Store Manager is usually promoted from within the company. He or she has worked for the organization, perhaps working their way up from assistant store manager. The manager understands the corporate culture at Walmart, understands all aspects of the workings of the store, and is an excellent leader, respected by his or her colleagues. The store manager almost always has a high school diploma and usually has at least an Associate’s degree. Salary for this position is usually annual and can start around $50,000 per year.
Walmart Security (Asset Protection Associate)
Walmart has special asset protection associates. These individuals are responsible for preventing small or large shoplifting and theft attempts during store hours and after hours. Some are what we think of traditional security guards in uniforms. Others are undercover, walking the floor of the store, looking for thieves. Salaries start around $9 per hour and go up from there.
Do you think you have what it takes for any of the above positions? How about the following other positions we found listed across the country?
- Programmer analyst
- Hair stylist
- Customer service manager
- Shift manager
- Overnight stocker
- Department manager and so many more.
Walmart claims that it does not discriminate based on age, gender, marital status, or race. Perhaps this is the right opportunity for you or someone you know.
Look for our next article on Walmart Employee Benefits.