Walmart is constantly on the lookout for new employees. They have a whopping 2.3 million sales associates at any given time.
Since they’re constantly hiring and interviewing new candidates, they have created a very straightforward system. However, sometimes it isn’t as clear to applicants. Terms such as ‘Assessment active’ can mean many things, so what does it mean for Walmart?
What Does Walmart ‘Assessment Active’ Mean?
The Walmart work application process includes a mandatory assessment, which is associated with the position the application is for. Once the assessment is completed, applicants receive a notification regarding the status of the evaluation. The green ‘assessment active’ notification means the applicant has passed successfully. The red ‘failed’ notification means the applicant has not passed and cannot reapply for another six months.
This article looks at the Walmart application and assessment process: where it begins, what it involves, and what the application notifications mean.
What Is The Walmart Assessment?
The Walmart Assessment is part of the Walmart application process. The assessment is free to take, and there is no time limit on the assessment itself.
Walmart’s job application process is straightforward. You make a Walmart account and apply online. After you’ve filled out your personal and work experience information, you’ll be directed to the Walmart assessment test. All applicants must take this test, and the specific test you take will depend on the position you’re applying for.
Once you finish the test, you’ll first be notified that your application was received. Then you’ll receive a subsequent notification regarding the result of the assessment.
The formal name of the assessment is the Walmart Retail Associate Assessment (RAA), and the reason it is offered is to allow Walmart to screen potential employees for the skills, values, experience, and attitudes they are looking for. The test is used for most hourly positions, including cashier, the order filler, and personal shopper, among others.
When a candidate fails the assessment, they can’t re-test for at least six months. When a candidate passes the assessment, they’ll receive an ‘Assessment Active’ notification, meaning that their application is active and moving to the next part of the application process.
What Does The Walmart Assessment Cover?
The Walmart Retail Associate Assessment covers four basic sections which measure a candidate’s ability to understand and handle situations with customers, co-workers, and supervisors. The test includes problem-solving, personality questions, scenario discussions, and personal work history.
Walmart uses other tests for different positions, such as the Teaming Employment Assessment (TEA) for team leader positions and Manager Employment Assessment (MEA) for management positions. These tests cover different materials and focus on more developed skills.
Successful candidates advise applicants to be candid about their goals and honest about skills and experience. Never include experience or skills you don’t have, and don’t be afraid to reveal your hopes and dreams.
Once you’ve completed your application and assessment and you’ve received an “Assessment Active” message, you need to wait for Walmart to contact you for an interview.
How Do You Apply For Work At Walmart?
First, you’ll need to register with Walmart Careers by creating an applicant account. The employment portal will now serve as your point of reference for everything relating to the Walmart hiring process. This portal is also where you will take the assessment.
- First, fill out an application. This is the first step, and you will not be asked to provide a resume or CV at this point (unless you’re applying for a leadership or managerial position).
- Once your application has been reviewed, a personal associate will contact you for an on-site interview.
- If you are seen as a good match and offered a position, you will then be asked to take the Walmart Assessment Test. You’ll be prompted toward the correct test for your position.
- The employment portal will let you know how to begin taking the assessment.
- It is possible to prepare for the test before you take it. (If you fail the first time, you will not be allowed to re-test for another six months.) There are a number of online sites offering preparation resources for the Walmart test.
Does ‘Assessment Active’ Mean I Passed The Walmart Test?
The Walmart Assessment Test is graded as pass or fail, and you must pass all four sections of the test to receive a passing score. Answers to the test questions vary depending on what position you are applying for. Personality questions and past work experience answers will be different for each candidate.
You should receive a score immediately after finishing the Walmart assessment. If you pass, your score will be in green. If not, your score will show as red.
If successful, you’ll receive a call from HR with documentation. Candidates can often wait a further two weeks for this call as it depends on the positions available and the number of applicants.
How Do I Know If I Passed My Walmart Assessment?
After you’ve completed the Walmart assessment tasks, you’ll receive your result fairly quickly. If you get a green notification (Assessment Active), you’ve passed.
Remember, though, that it can take up to two weeks to get a call from Walmart about your application.
For the typical hourly paid position, there’s only one round of interviews, which are generally easy and short. Sometimes, you may not even have to attend an interview.
However, interviews for leadership positions are generally longer and more comprehensive than hourly position interviews, and these positions also require you to submit a full resume.
Your interview questions will also depend on the position you’re applying for, as will requests for subsequent interviews. Walmart typically contacts applicants within a week of the interview, sooner if there are multiple openings.
After final interviews, applicants must submit to a background check and participate (in person) in an orientation process which will be conducted on-site.
Walmart’s application process isn’t too complicated, and applicants usually receive timely notifications throughout the application process.
The Walmart assessment is a mandatory part of the application: all participants must pass in order to be considered for employment at Walmart.
The assessment is designed to allow candidates to share work experience, skills, qualifications, and interests that may be of value to Walmart.
Candidates who don’t pass the assessment can reapply in 6 months, and there is no limit to the number of times an applicant can attempt the assessment.