Walmart Management Structure, Help Or Hindrance

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Walmart Management Structure, Help or Hindrance Kristine Ehlebracht kbethwill@aol.com MGMT 591- Leadership and Organizational Behavior Prof. Van Apeldoorn August 5, 2014 Table of Contents Introduction Pg. 3 Problem Statement Pg. 4 Literature Review Pg. 5 Analysis Pg. 7 Solutions Pg. 9 Reflection Pg. 11 References Pg. 13 Introduction The company I am reviewing for this research paper is Walmart. Walmart is a global company that originated in the 1960’s by its founder Sam Walton. Mr. Walton opened his “first retail store in Rogers, Arkansas in 1962” (Walmart Corporate). The current “home office is located in Bentonville, Arkansas” (Walmart Corporate). In 1991 Walmart became a “global company when it opened a Sam’s Club in Mexico City, Mexico” (Walmart Corporate). As of this year “Walmart employs 2.2 million associates worldwide and serves more than 200 million customers each week at more than 11,000 stores in 27 countries” (Walmart Corporate). I worked at Walmart from 1998 till 2006. I started out as an overnight stocker. I then went to days as a sales floor associate in the Hardware Department. In 2000 I became the Toy Department Manager. I was a Toy Department Manager for 3 years. In 2003 I transferred to a different store in order to focus on my education. At the new store I worked in the Grocery Department as an Overnight Stocker/Backroom Receiving Associate. In 2005 I moved to my third and final store. My husband joined
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