How Do You Apply for Walmart?


Applying for Walmart jobs can be done online or in store

You can apply for Walmart store jobs online or at a Kiosk in the store. The giant discount retailer has more than 11,000 stores worldwide as of 2019. Store job positions have a starting pay of $11 per hour.

Another bit of good news is that you can apply online for most positions. See the job descriptions and openings for each store position:

Follow these first few steps for applying for a Walmart store job online or in-store.

Step 1. Visit and Study the Walmart Hiring Center Website.

Take a few minutes to get familiar with the Walmart Store Jobs site. It has info and tools to apply for a Walmart store job including:

Step 2. Choose the Store Job You Want to Apply To.

When you apply for Walmart store jobs, they are grouped into the following categories. Click the link below to see job descriptions, watch a video and apply for available jobs.

In this example, we are applying for a cashier job for the first time ever.

After you go to the job description page, read over the requirements and job duties to see if you qualify for the job. Next, hit the blue apply button.

Step 3. Agree to the Disclaimer.

As part of the job application process, you will have to agree to a disclaimer that states:

  • You agree to a drug screening and a criminal background check.
  • If you submit your mobile number, you will also be automatically enrolled to receive texts from Walmart recruiting. Data and messaging rates may apply.
  • You will be disqualified from a job or terminated if you misrepresent yourself on your application.

Step 4. Create an Applicant Account.

Now you’ll see this screen. Before you can fill out the actual job application, all Walmart job applicants must create an online account. (the Google Chrome browser works best).

If you have already created an account, select the login button and go to Step 5 in this article.

You’ll have to do this step whether you visit Walmart’s Hiring Center online or apply at a Hiring Kiosk in a Walmart store.

To create a new account you need:

  • an email address
  • to create a password

BONUS TIP: When searching for jobs, set up a gmail account specifically for employers to contact you. Use a professional email address such as your_name@gmail.com.

After filling in your email address, a password and confirming your password hit the create account button.

You will have to confirm your email address before you can log in to your account. Follow the instructions Walmart gives you.

Step 5. Login to Your Applicant Account.

Screenshot of the login when you apply for walmart jobs.

Type in your email and password that you just used or previously used to create your account.

Step 6. Fill Out the Walmart Job Application. 

The first time you apply for Walmart, it will take 30 minutes. Future applications will take less time because your information is saved in the applicant system.

Assessments will take even more time, so be prepared to spend some time applying to jobs at Walmart. The assessment for a store job was about 65 questions and took 30 minutes to do.

To fill out an online application:

  • Provide your contact information including your name, address, phone number, and email address. Complete 10 years of employment history. You can also upload your resume, but you will have to go through the application and make sure all of the information loaded properly.
  • List your qualifications or skills needed for the job.
  • Choose when you are available to work. For the store job, you will be asked to choose when you are available to work. You can choose your hours of availability for each day of the week. You can also select if you want to work overnight.
  • Verify your eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Opt to share EEOC information such as race, disability, and veteran status.
  • Choose the location where you want to work: You can choose from a Walmart retail store map. Select the city and stores where you would to work.

Bonus Tip: When applying for a retail job, you’re more likely to get work if you can work overnight, weekends and evenings.

Step 7. Apply to Types of Jobs and Locations You Want. 

This is pretty straightforward. Just search for store job types and the system will list the available jobs based on the stores you selected earlier.

Step 8. Pass the Walmart Pre-Employment Assessment Test 

Some jobs and experience levels require you to take an assessment. Proceed through the quick slideshow presentation and set aside about 30 minutes. The test is a mix of skill and personality test. This is what the Cashier test was like.

Section 1: Customer Service

The video gives you an idea of how you pass the Walmart hiring assessment. The first part of the test gives you scenarios that involve customers and co-workers. You are asked to choose one solution or answer that is least helpful and one that is most helpful.

These are the types of questions where there is no overtly wrong answer. The answers are similar. Read the questions carefully and think them through.

  • What action most helps the customer?
  • What would cause the customer to be more annoyed?
  • What is the most professional way to handle a situation?
  • What makes your manager look good?

Section 2: Can You Make Change?

The next section tests your change-making skills. The assessment gives you an amount change you need to count. Example: $15.66. You chose from stacks of bills and coins the correct amount of each to equal the money.

For this example, you would choose one $10, one $5, two quarters, one dime, one nickel and one penny to make $15.66.

Section 3: Work Experiences

This section of the Walmart assessment revolves around general work history-related questions. They are based on the experiences you have had. Read each question carefully and choose the best of the multiple choices.

Section 4: This is the Personality Part of the Test

The last section is the longest. You will be given a series of characteristics and the opposite of them. You choose if you do these things sound most like you or least like you. It’s important to be honest.

Applying for Walmart Jobs Later

Creating an account and filling in the initial application takes time, but once you have an application, you can apply to other Walmart jobs in a variety of roles and facilities. These include Sam’s Club, Distribution Centers or the corporate office.

Related Questions:

Do I need a resume/CV to apply to all jobs at Walmart?

No. Hourly jobs do not require a resume or CV in order to apply. But it is helpful to reference one as you fill in your job history and skills on the application itself. You can also upload your resume to populate your application.

How Long Does it Take To Hear From Someone After I Submit My Application?

When you apply for Walmart jobs, it can take 30-60 days to hear from the hiring manager. Some positions take less time, but if you haven’t heard back after 60 days, reapply or search for another opportunity.

Once you have an interview, it could take an additional two weeks before you can attend orientation.

Can I Call the Walmart Hiring Center?

For assistance with submitting an application contact the Walmart candidate helpline at 800-955-7267, open M-F 7 a.m.-4 p.m. CST.

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Tracey Lamphere

Tracey Lamphere, M.S. IMC is the editor of Job Affirmations, a publication that provides information and ideas to use mindfulness, positive affirmations, and visualizations to transform your career.

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