Since we have been discussing ethics a lot recently, I figured I would bring up a big “controversy.” A few weeks ago in my Corporate Comm class, we had some pretty heated arguments regarding Walmart and their ethical practices.
There are some who look at Walmart as a bad company for many reasons. Some of these include lack of benefits, low pay, pushing “mom and pop” businesses out of business and several others.
To me, I honestly feel that there is nothing unethical that Walmart does. You cannot call a company unethical for being successful and having a large amount of power in the industry. Walmart started as a small business just like everything else. With success comes power. There is nothing wrong with beating out the competition.
Just wondering if you guys think that Walmart makes ethical decisions when it comes to business?