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The Real Walmart: Anthony Soto

By Anthony Soto, Market Manager, Southeast Division, Walmart

How Walmart Helped Me Grow My Career and Finish My DegreeToday, I have one of the toughest jobs I’ve had in my 17 years with Walmart – I’m a market manager supervising nine supercenters in North Carolina. Still, it was at this point in my career that I chose to do something even more challenging:… Read More



Sparking Conversation: Store Manager Marlene Simmons

By Emily Schmid, Sr. Manager, Walmart Digital Communications

Editor’s note: More than 2.2 million associates bring our stores and clubs to life every day. Sparking Conversation is a series where we get to know these individuals. Marlene Simmons is a store manager at Walmart store #32 in Branson, Missouri. Q: Tell us about your career and the positions… Read More



The Real Walmart: Tracey Lloyd

By Tracey Lloyd, Market Manager, Southeast Division, Walmart

Walmart Changed My Mind, and Now It’s My Calling Six years ago, I didn’t think Walmart was the place for me. It was 2008, and I’d just returned from a tour of duty in Iraq. I needed a job, so I was working with a company that specialized in helping military officers transition to civilian life. At… Read More



Remembering America’s ‘Sleeping Heroes’

By John Jackson, Overnight Assistant Manager, Walmart Store 1187

“Sometimes even the most extraordinary stories can get lost in the passage of time.” That’s what President Obama said just last week, when he presented the Medal of Honor to the extended family of 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing, who was killed in the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg. Veterans Day is a time… Read More


Empowered to Change, and Now to Help Others

By Avani Bhadra

I grew up in a large family as the eldest daughter with three sisters and one brother in Anhar, India. Because of my family’s financial situation, it was very difficult for me to pursue higher education. And because of my culture, I was not encouraged to seek work outside my home. I was grateful,… Read More

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