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Want to Work at Walmart? Think Again....

Updated on January 23, 2011

Nearly all companies employ the method online for those seeking work. Many require time consuming test taking mostly based on some sort of psychological schema by answering situational questions or personality. It can be time consuming and then when rejected you have no clue why.

This was a case from some friends of mine, both with degrees in various fields, some have management experience. In the old days, you go in person, fill out an app and talk to someone or schedule an interview time. I least, you could tell how the interview went etc.  Walmart and others make this into a test adventure once you complete the online application.

My friends went to the Walmart website, went through the hoops, spent 45 min. with their exams for store managers and asst. store managers on the first round. Both failed the exams, consisting of situational and psychological exams. They were stunned, when they thought about the types of people working in Walmart, judging from their appearances. Fearless, they did a slightly different exam for just a worker in sales, no management this time, both thought their answers were fine (there really is not right or wrong response), yet both failed again! LOL! OMG! Now, they cannot re-apply for several months.

The only thing different about the Walmart tests were there was considerable amount of questions relating to those people who need welfare or related services because Walmart seems to benefit from hiring these people, in other words, one could say it is financial discrimination that benefit the poor and less educated. The other thing was what would be the minimum wage the applicant would accept. My friends both inserted $15-18 hr. Starting pay in Walmart averages $10 hr.

Makes you wonder what kind of people Walmart is seeking....... 


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    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      I understand. Frustrating, other firms also use welfare to hire applicants because in the US, the government provides big tax breaks to firms hiring them.

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      6 years ago

      I'm glad I read these comments. I just found out I didn't pass the local Walmart's stringent hiring process! I got thru the online application and went in for a "group" interview session. I knew they were using some stupid, biased, psychological profiling, but thought I might pass this as well, but I didn't.

      I would be running a cash register for God's sake. Do these morons think they need brain surgeons to do this? I've been mentally beating myself up all night as to why I wasn't one of the "chosen" ones. I feel better now. By the way, this is a Walmart in Canada. Actually Victoria, BC. I have no idea what the wage was, I just need a job.

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      7 years ago

      no by fed law min wage is $7.25 per hour they pay them $8.81 per hour...

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      The min. wage by federal law is $8 hr, correct? Honestly, I think Walmart hires people from welfare because they also split the cost with the federal gov. via various incentives and programs to hire them. That would explain the many questions about if you have received welfare this or that.

    • FGual profile image


      7 years ago from USA

      Thanks for letting us know this. A new SuperWalMart is going up near me in this high unemployment area. Will this mean they will pay the legal minimum $7.25 an hour, take it or leave it? They will have thousands saying they will work for food.

    • perrya profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Well, maybe they failed because they indicated the lowest wage for them was $10-15. What do managers make?

    • AKdude profile image


      7 years ago from Alaska

      $10 an hour is rather high wages for Walmart even up here in Alaska. The few we have might have an $8 average starting wage. Managers and specialty help like bakers may be higher.

      Was amused by the story of your friend's applications. A couple years ago a new Walmart was looking for temporary help setting up the store and stocking. Their online application process was a mess to wade through. I put a minimum starting wage of only $10 because only temp work. Even that must have been too high because I never heard anything from them.

    • twilightnera profile image


      7 years ago

      Interesting article but I have never met anyone who started at walmart for $10 an hour so i have to question this article a little bit. I also do not think anyone would expect to make $15 at Walmart because that is just way too high.


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