Companies to Watch: Walmart
Industry: Discount Retail/Grocery
Headquarters: Bentonville, Ark.
CEO: Mike Duke
With over 2 million employees worldwide, Walmart Inc. is the largest private employer in the United States. The company has steadily grown since founder Sam Walton opened the first Walmart-branded store in 1962.
Starting as a discount retail operation, the company has grown to include a line of supercenters and a significant grocery operation. The company is now so prevalent that over 170 million customers visit Walmart stores around the world each week. In addition to its Walmart-branded activities, the company owns and operates the Sam's Club wholesale centers.
According to their corporate website, the company operates globally in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua and the United Kingdom.
Walmart is currently hiring for positions such as pharmacy manager, labor relations manager, manager trainee, administrative assistant stocker, shift manager and sourcing manager.
What It's Like to Work at Walmart
I started out at Walmart as a lowly cashier in 1999. It was just an after-school job, something to pay for going to the movies with my friends and to fuel my video game addiction. Apparently, I was good at what I did, because I got promoted to customer service manager, and then to a job in the accounting office ...
I Interviewed at Walmart
My name is Jerome Powell and I'm a 22-year-old student majoring in business and marketing at Bluefield State College. I applied for a cashier position at Walmart in February 2010.