It's not widely known that people managers are mandated by corporate to force rank their associates. You may not meet expectations on your review even though you meet all job requirements and more. Ever get a strange reason why? It's made up. People managers are forced to make up reasons for giving people bad reviews. It directly impacts your yearly increase and bonuses. Not to mention your rating is used for layoffs. This round, people who got slightly less than meets expectations were let go. Imagine if you are forced ranked then let go due to that rank. Really bad WM! I hope the media catches on to this and scolds them.
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Forced ranks and 20/50/100 were a big piece of it.
Nothing new. This maulipation of reviews and preferential treatment has been ongoing since the 90s.
Paul Carter was the worse. If you did not set in the pew of a church he approved you could expect to get pushed out.
Best thing that happened to me was leaving Walmart. I had the pleasure of working with some very good people from 83 to 95. But some real asses in upper management.
Treat Walmart not as a lifetime or even a long employer but as a stepping stone and get out. Your life will be much better.
After 15 years of evals being exceeds standards and some roll models, I was given an that made me sound like a total slacker. I couldn't believe it. There were several other hard working associates who had the very same thing happen. The evals were almost identical in content.
A few months later we were told that our jobs were eliminated.
What I find most interesting is the fact that all of us, that got these bad evals, are all older workers and some were even assigned tasks that management knew damn well , that they couldn't do.
It seemed like we were pushed out by some very cruel management.
Most of us took severance and the individuals who are in our old positions are younger and making less money
I worked in Store Planning as a Field Assistant Manager. I was 65 years old with 29 years of service. On Jan. 23, 2020 I was told to get on a conference call at 5:00am. That call last no more than 10 minutes max. I was told my job was eliminated. I was told that I was selected fair and consistant. I have always had excellent evaluations. The evaluation that I was soon to get was a good evaluation because my manager had told me. The regional manager that told me my job was eliminated had zero sympathy or empathy.
To the pharmacy manager who was treated so terribly... hopefully these “market directors” or “district managers” finally reap what they sow. They are simply nothing but information pushers with no impact on patient care. I’ve heard rumors of more health and wellness cuts to come. I guess we’ll see shortly
I was targeted by a co they'd just put in earlier that year. It was all 100% personal on his part, the man flat out did't like me. Having never experienced being stalked before, I didn't know how bad things were til it was too late (not that I think knowing earlier would have made that much difference) ... My point is, what ever level of the game you're on in that wretched company, if you're wanted gone, it's like the pharmacy manager said, you'd best get your resume in order. And leave. Because I'm here to tell you, these walmart managers may hate each other, but they'll back each other through anything.
The only people who would give a negative rating to these posts would have to be either middle management or patron saints of the Beezebub of Bentonville.
These folks have been there and are telling the TRUTH!
Bentonville hates the Truth!
That's how malwart does it now....and it is widely known...or at least should be by now! Terrible place and once you hit a certain age or been with malwart or Sam's more than 10 years, look out. Unless of course you are friends with management. You now make too much for their grubby little hands and they will find a way to throw you away.
Happened to me on both the giving and the receiving ends. I was a pharmacy manager with a real douchee bag of a MM who told us on a conference call to rate our people lower. I reworded my evaluations but did not lower their overall ratings. Not good enough for Sam's. Then the same low life market manager (who had the worst case of small man syndrome I have ever witnessed) told us that our evaluations would not necessarily be based on performance metrics. What else would they be based upon? Age???? (Hint: Yes!) Then he gave me a "Below Expectations" rating just one year after I had received an "Exceeds Expectations" rating. My overall pharmacy metrics were in the top 3 in the market. Then they turned around and gave me a made up coaching about being irresponsible for using a refrigerator that had been in continuous service longer than I had been there. The same MM had never had an issue with the refrigerator before. I am north of 60 and had seen this movie and knew how it ended, so I marketed my reputation and found another job in less than a week. That was a year ago and I've never regretted it for a moment. This company promotes low-life henchmen with no morals for middle management positions. If you get a chance to get out do it. You only get one life and the stress of working for this garbage company is not worth wasting your precious time on.
I had an exceeds expectations with some role models as part of my and myself and most of my team were let go and they only kept new hires they had back filed at lower levels.
One of my favorite Co manager's left the company in 2012 because it was constantly trying to change his character. He said the company was going in a direction that wasn't associate friendly no matter how much you gave to them. He's so happy in his present position with another company.
I spent 10 years in Dante's Tenth Circle of Hell (Bentonville) when they started this around 2012 (give or take). I want to say it was about 5 years after my hiring.
I left in 2017 because living in this burn and churn, aka forced rankings, aka the Hunger Games method of management was too stressful. Why bother giving it your all when your evaluation is going to be filled with lies and accusations? When one bad destroys your career?
My first 5 years I would spend a month writing and rewriting my to tell my story of why I deserve that raise and promotion. Once WM went to the Hunger Games, I spent, maybe, 30 minutes on it.
I was in for 15 years and my experience with this was, WM absolutely prefers and rewards vile managers. If you're a decent human being with compassion and respect for others, you're pressured to become, basically, evil. I've seen this. One example was a good friend being promoted to co, and a year later it was literally k–ling him. He stepped back down to an asst, but after another year and even MORE pressure—because he both wouldn't drink the Kool Aid and he scrubbed out of their expectations—he left the company altogether.
Last I spoke with him he's in management for a home inprovement chain, and much happier.
This is true. I managed a team for over 21 years at Walmart and walked out on them at the first of the year because I was so tired of all the BS and it was only getting worse every day. I was forced to rewrite all my associates evaluations 3 times, because my manager didn’t think I was giving them a bad enough evaluation. They didn’t deserve bad evals, I showed them all the three different versions with my managers notes on them before I walked out so they knew it was the stupid B who wanted them to have a bad evaluation. When she gave them the evaluations, she tried blaming it on me and said she didn’t know why I wrote what I did. What a dumb B. Unfortunately my whole team was let go today in another “restructure”. So glad I walked out on that evil snake pit, I’ve been so much happier.