Former Sales Associate at Walmart Neighborhood Market
about 2 years ago
This will again depend in part on the type of internship one has, however Walmart does value hard work and dedication to the brand. The store manager at my branch had began as a cart boy and worked his way up in a relatively short time (he was probably in his 30s, had gone to college). Though perhaps not all employees show it, management generally takes pride in the Walmart brand, and will want to see that enthusiasm and embrace of their mission if you are looking to be hired into a role higher than the average sales associate.
Show the managers at Walmart that you want to make a career out of working at Walmart. They show when you put initiative nd talk to the Store Manager when you are ready to graduate and move from there.
I believe a college student who performs well in this job in the summer or between classes could use it as a springboard into a corporate position at Walmart. If you have a strong work ethic, you will earn encouraging quarterly or yearly reviews and you can use that to move up in the Walmart company.
Former Deli Associate at Walmart Neighborhood Market
about 2 years ago
I would say the biggest thing to take away to turn the time at Walmart into a full time offer is to get to know the other people in the store. It is crucial to talk with managers, offer suggestions and go above and beyond to be seen as valuable. Also take a step back and see the types of planning and leadership experience you have done while operating in the deli.
Be reliable. Make sure to show up to work on time and try not to call in much. Your managers do pay attention to this. Work hard and help others and you can move up pretty fast in the positions at Walmart.