Walgreens Vacation & Paid Time Off

3.15 out of 5 (40 comments)

This article is about Walgreens Vacation & Paid Time Off in US

Walgreens offers paid time off to its employees.

This information about the Vacation & Paid Time Off benefit at Walgreens is the result of research by Glassdoor editorial staff, and was not provided directly by a representative of Walgreens. The description here may not reflect the current Walgreens Vacation & Paid Time Off benefit.

164 of 170 employees (96.47%) reported this benefit.
Last Edited 07/21/14

Employee Comments

  • Mar 27, 2015
    Current Certified Pharmacy Technician in Lebanon, Tennessee

    this is a pretty standard PTO plan. the longer you are here the more you earn and the more you can take off. but you can't use your frozen sick time unless your PTO is empty

  • Mar 21, 2015
    Current Beauty Advisor in Los Angeles, California

    It's not the best but its okay.

  • Mar 9, 2015
    Current Senior Financial Analyst in Deerfield, Illinois

    In 2014, Walgreens overhauled their dated time off policy and transitioned to a PTO based model. This conversion was refreshing and needed as it offered a more competitive benefits package to WAG employees in the field and at Corporate. New hires in the field are now eligible for paid time off beginning after 6 months of service and can accrue up to 2 weeks annually during their first 2 years. After 2 years of service, the PTO benefit improves to 3 weeks annually. Corporate employees are eligible for paid time off after 90 days of service and are eligible to accrue up to 4 weeks annually during their first 2 years of service. After 5 years, that benefit improves to 5 weeks annually.

  • Mar 5, 2015
    Former Assistant Manager in San Diego, California

    Its a standard basic vacation. Just submit your time for vacation or sick days and you get it in most cases.

  • Feb 20, 2015
    Current Employee in Boston, Massachusetts

    employees should be able to use banked sick days before pto

  • Feb 1, 2015
    Current Certified Pharmacy Technician in Alameda, California

    Does not accrue quickly, approval does not happen in a timely manner.

  • Jan 10, 2015
    Current Assistant Store Manager in Phoenix, Arizona

    Paid Time Off began in 2014 as a replacement of the older Sick, Vacation time structure. I prefer the PTO system for better use of all time without "losing" sick time if you aren't sick.

  • Jan 10, 2015
    Current Associate Category Manager in Deerfield, Illinois

    Pretty comparable to other employers, but Walgreens doesn't have separate buckets for sick time off vs regular vacation time off. so, when you're sick, you basically have to take away from your potential vacation time.

  • Jan 7, 2015
    Current SFL in Sayville, New York State

    Confusing. and even if you are eligible its a nightmare getting your manager to approve it

  • Jan 4, 2015
    Current SFL in Austin, Texas

    PTO bucket system used, hours accrued every pay period and can be used for vacation or sick leave. Black out months are Sept-Jan. and no one is allowed vacation during that time.

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