This distinction is extraordinary, but Jane’s story begins like that of many associates: She started with the company to make extra money but never really envisioned it as a long-term career. She was in her last year of college and had big plans for her future. “I had no intention to stay with Walmart at all,” she said.
Jane began as a cashier and soon moved into the store’s apparel section. She came up with an innovative idea to sort the apparel by category and color, and it got her noticed by leadership. From there, her career took off. Year by year, she moved from hourly roles up through the ranks and became an assistant manager. Eventually, she was asked to manage her own store.