Wal-Mart Internship

 
Wal-Mart Internships
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Fayetteville, AR
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Wal-Mart

Internship Overview
Internship Rating (Avg): 4.83 out of 5
9 Intern Reviews
Avg Wal-Mart Intern Salary: $16.08 per hour
12 Intern Salaries
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Wal-Mart Internship Program Information

Walmart internships are full time, paid positions for 10-12 weeks.

Internship Perks

Walmart internship benefits: Expand upon classroom lessons with hands-on, real world projects Interns work with a specific team, but like associates, they can move around the company and work with many different departments Internships are full-time, paid positions Internships are available in merchandising, information systems, operations, Sam's Club, logistics, finance, marketing, human resources and more

About Wal-Mart

Walmart internships will teach and give you practical skills above and beyond your classroom experience. You will gain knowledge and experience from the most successful and largest retailer in the world. Interning for Walmart will set you up for a bright and successful future and also give you the necessary experience to become competitive in future endeavors. Undergraduate intern opportunities vary by year and span a variety of areas, including: Merchandising Product Development Replenishment Supply Chain and Transportation Accounting and Finance Information Systems Sam's Club (corporate) Human Resources Past intern projects have included: Redesigning the corporate Web site Predicting consumer behavior to optimize seasonal product mix Working with development teams to create and implement new products and programs Researching Hispanic consumer behavior to determine a new store format's optimal merchandising mix The minimum qualifications for internships are as follows: Entering or currently in your junior or senior year of college as of May Have completed your degree but are required to complete an internship before you can receive your diploma 3.0 cumulative GPA preferred* Walmart internships are located at the Home Office in Bentonville, Arkansas; Washington, DC; Brisbane, California; Boston, Massachusetts; and New York, NY.*

Internship Resources & Links

Walmart Undergraduate Internships: here
A day in the life of an undergraduate intern:here
Internship Frequently Asked Questions: here
Walmart Graduate Internships: here
12 Wal-Mart Intern Salaries
Walmart Store Management Intern: $15/hour
Market Human Resource Intern: $18/hour
Marketing Intern: $16/hour
Pharmacy Intern: $17/hour
Design and Trend Corporate Office Intern: $16/hour
Management Intern: $15/hour
Merchandising & Marketing Intern: $16/hour
Operations Intern: $16/hour
Finance Intern: $16/hour
Distribution Center Intern: $15/hour
Walmart Store Management Intern: $14/hour
Pharmacy Intern: $19/hour
9 Wal-Mart reviews posted anonymously by former interns:
"Strategic HR initiatives and analysis at Walmart"
Position: Market Human Resource Intern
Location: Fayetteville, AR
Pay: $18/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 1/8/2012
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Pros:

Going into this Walmart internship, I was a little skeptical on what it would be like to work for such a large company that often gets bad pr in the press. That said, I loved this Walmart internship. I worked on measuring employee engagement survey results with sales reports (simplified). My team was tasked with figuring out how to increase engagement and what correlation this has on the business as a whole. Really cool project. I was also able to gain research experience with store associate focus groups and store management teams. My boss was also terrific.

Cons:

none - great summer.

Advice for other students:

Look into Walmart, they're doing some interesting work and they do a good job getting interns on board.
 
"Excellent retail experience at Walmart"
Position: Design and Trend Corporate Office Intern
Location: Fayetteville, AR
Pay: $16/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 11/27/2011
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Pros:

I really enjoyed interning with Walmart. I was able to work with designers, brand managers, and merchandisers. It was great to see the whole spectrum of retail instead of just being stuck in a certain role. Also, Walmart had my intern group pitch a back to school project to company VPs and other execs - this was a great experience.

Cons:

The headquarters is kind of in the middle of nowhere.

Advice for other students:

- Walmart is a great place to intern.
- Stay in touch with managers and other co-workers.
 
"Walmart has in incredible merchandising system"
Position: Management Intern
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Pay: $15/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 10/7/2011
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Pros:

- Walmart is well known and has huge per store sales volume.
- My manager was incredible.
- Able to shadow multiple departments.
- Worked on a field analysis project and able to make pitch recommendations.
- Paid.

Cons:

There is a surprising amount of analytics/math/excel that goes into store merchandising.

Advice for other students:

Having Walmart on the resume really opened up opportunities when I went to apply for entry level positions. There is no better retail/merchandising experience.
 
"Amazing experience to network and learn the business!"
Position: Merchandising & Marketing Intern
Location: Fayetteville, AR
Pay: $16/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 4/23/2011
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Pros:

- Learn a ton from meetings with the merchandising, buying, and marketing teams. Able to voice my opinion about certain projects.
- Rode the Walmart jet!
- Met with a bunch of senior executives including the CEO of Sam's Club.
- Walmart sets up meetings with mentors in the departments you're involved in.
- Very friendly co-workers. Made some good friends.

Cons:

Nothing, it was an amazing summer.

Advice for other students:

Take on as much responsibility as you can.
 
"Studied operations at different stores"
Position: Operations Intern
Location: Fayetteville, AR
Pay: $16/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 4/21/2011
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Pros:

- Enjoyed daily operations meetings.
- Open door policy allows interns to talk to mangers and other execs about parts of the business that interest them.
- Was able to visit stores often and do research about certain operation functions.
- Good pay.
- Great gym with classes.
- Hungout with interns outside of work which was a blast.

Cons:

N/A

Advice for other students:

People at Walmart love the company. When you are there, be proactive and talk to managers about the business. Don't be afraid to ask questions.
 
"Loved Walmart and worked with the investor relations team"
Position: Finance Intern
Location: Fayetteville, AR
Pay: $16/hour
Duration: 11 weeks
Review posted on 4/20/2011
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Pros:

- Real world project. Worked with Walmart's investor relations team to get content posted online and broadcast earnings.
- Interns are trusted with real projects which we loved.
- Good pay.
- Great brand recognition.

Cons:

Not much, really enjoyed it.

Advice for other students:

Put in the hours and get to know the hiring managers.
 
"Worked as an intern in the Walmart distribution center"
Position: Distribution Center Intern
Location: Fayetteville, AR
Pay: $15/hour
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 3/30/2011
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Pros:

- Access to managers.
- You get a mentor who leads you around the facility and takes you under their wing. It's good to have somebody to bounce career ideas around with.
- Pretty flexible hours.
- Places to eat within the distribution centers are good.
- Worked on interesting projects. Analyzed equipment costs and created financial models for investment in this equipment.

Cons:

- Some early morning meetings, but I was okay with them.
- Huge company with the typically pros and cons of a large company.
- Attended a couple intern presentations from executives.

Advice for other students:

I really enjoyed my internship at Walmart and it's a great resume item.
 
"Store operations are incredible and lots of dollars each day"
Position: Walmart Store Management Intern
Location: SC
Pay: $14/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 3/30/2011
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Pros:

- Huge company that everybody knows.
- Paid. Many of my friends don't have paid internships.
- Walmart stores do a huge amount of volume/sales. It was very interesting to see everything that does into running a specific store.

Cons:

Intern projects varied. Some were silly, but others (merchandising and budgeting) were interesting.

Advice for other students:

Take a look at all Walmart internships, not just the store operations internship.
 
"Basically, Wal-Mart interns are pharmacy manager trainees"
Position: Pharmacy Intern
Location: Merriville, IN
Pay: $19/hour
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 3/11/2011
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Pros:

Basically, Wal-Mart interns are pharmacy manager trainees. Since that is the main focus, I did everything from payroll to paperwork, from counseling to promotion, OTC to behind the counter. They make sure you are exposed to every aspect of pharmacy, so that you understand the importance of it all.

Well organized internship.

Cons:

Pretty straight forward internship.

Advice for other students:

Make sure you have a good resume written and are prepared to have a good interview. There are only 2 slots per district (10-15 stores).
 
 
 

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