Walmart associates across Indiana receive $4.92 million in cash bonuses

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS -- Recently, more than 915,000 Walmart U.S. hourly associates across the country received a share of more than $200 million in cash bonuses based on their stores’ Q2 performance.

The bonuses were included in associates’ Sept. 6 paychecks.

Walmart associates earn quarterly bonuses as part of an overall incentive plan designed to reward associates whose stores achieve sales and customer service goals. In total, associates across Indiana earned more than $4.92 million in Q2 bonuses.

The bonuses come on the heels of the best performance for Walmart U.S. in more than 10 years -- with comp sales growth (excluding fuel) of 4.5 percent -- along with an increase in customer traffic of more than two percent.

“We want to thank our Hoosier associates for their top-notch performance,” Indiana Regional General Manager Rodney Walker said. “Their continued focus on local customers makes the shopping experience easier and faster. Those results mean increased trips and increased sales allowing us to continue to reward our hardworking associates.”

The recent strong sales and traffic figures build on the positive momentum of the U.S. business, which has enabled a positive local impact across Indiana through associate bonuses, wage increases and innovation and improvement to stores, among other investments.

In January, Walmart announced plans to increase the starting wage for all hourly associates in the U.S. to at least $11, expand maternity and parental leave benefits, and provide a one-time cash bonus for eligible associates of up to $1,000.

Walmart also announced a commitment to train and develop one million associates over the next five years and introduced a new education benefit for associates, which includes free college credit for on-the-job training and options for associates to earn a college degree without incurring student loan debt.

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  • Wal-Mart announced the closing of 63 Sam's Club locations on the same day they announced wage and benefit increases. The shell games continue.

    -- Posted by johnn on Wed, Sep 12, 2018, at 8:49 AM
  • Ummm. do the math....that is less that $5 bucks each!

    -- Posted by LARRY LEER on Wed, Sep 12, 2018, at 11:25 AM
  • Larry - Might want to check your math (or re-read the article)... $200 Million dollars divided by 915,000 employees = $200+/employee. (National numbers.) Not knowing their criteria, but assuming they had some, certain employees would've gotten more and some less.

    And as a side note, you seem to be feeling very generous with other people's money that you eschew $5. They are BONUSES - money given as an incentive above and beyond contractual pay. I am happy when my employer buys my lunch. How do you treat those who work for you? Do you shell out big money bonuses?

    Johnn - Wal-mart and Sam's Club are two different divisions with two different business models and expectations. Just b/c they are the all under the same umbrella does not mean that they are (or should be) treated equal. Perhaps a business class or two would be in order.

    I say KUDOS to wal-mart. As a former wal-mart associate I know it has its warts and things that could be better, but they do a lot for the community through grants/gifts (quietly), and employ a lot of people that otherwise might have trouble finding steady employment. And when ANY company shows a little gratitude toward their employees, its a good thing.

    -- Posted by AverageWhiteGuy on Wed, Sep 12, 2018, at 12:06 PM
  • It is easy to hate on large companies. When I hear that WalMart put small businesses out of business, I kindly remind the person that, no, the consumer put the small business out of business.

    -- Posted by beg on Wed, Sep 12, 2018, at 4:44 PM
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