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Do you consider Walmart a company that has a positive or negative social reputation?

Do you consider Walmart a company that has a positive or negative social reputation? Do you think they impoverish the communities they have a presence in or do you think they have good social intentions by providing lower prices and employing thousands of people? Support your answers by conducting online research and citing your findings in APA format.

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It is said that consumers vote with their feet. Can over 100 million consumers be wrong? That is the number of consumers shopping at Walmart each week. Walmart has a positive social reputation, built on strong values and morals. The Walmart website states the core of every one of their rules and interactions with customers are based on"the basic value of respect-for the customer, associates, and suppliers. " Walmart is one of the largest private employers in the United States and Canada and the largest in Mexico. It offers an average full-time hourly wages of $11.75, and provides 1.2 million employees with health insurance. Walmart pays above retail standards for employees that have little experience, low levels of skill, and often demand part-time work due to other commitments. Furthermore, Walmart offers its employees common stock in the company.

In addition to providing employment, health care and other benefits, Walmart also provides Americans products at prices that "are 8 percent to 39 percent below the prices of its competitors" (Furman, 2006). This helps all of us, as overall costs are driven down by the company's masterful negotiation and sourcing techniques. All this said there are many negative views about Walmart: the vision of main street being shuttered, and American's losing jobs to China. However, it has been shown ...

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This solution discusses if Walmart has a positive or negative social reputation, and if the company impoverishes the communities they have a presence in or if they have good social intentions by providing lower prices and employing thousands of people. The solution is 786 words and is supported by research in APA format and examples.

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