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Walgreens Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
611 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benifits are decent 401k profit sharing pto etc if they right manager you will love the job (in 238 reviews)

  • I also took advantage of the employee discount for a lot of the essentials (in 146 reviews)


Cons
  • no work/life balance whatsoever if you are below store manager position at store level (in 99 reviews)

  • Upper management does not seem to care about the well being or the opinions of employees (in 150 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Employees are seen as easily replaceable drones

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walgreens

    Pros

    Nothing notable to speak of.

    Cons

    Constantly wanting more from employees while always taking away benefits/perks to increase their profit margin. Upper management is fake and lie about everything. The pay is pathetically low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop taking from the employees and pay them what they deserve. You could become a desirable company to work for if you treated them better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    After many yrs with this company it has gone from a good company to work for to a horrible place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacist
    Current Employee - Pharmacist

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    the pay is good but not much else

    Cons

    bad hours
    High stress
    Never enough help

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look at how poor work environment adversely affects customer service and safety

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    It could have been great!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walgreens

    Pros

    Great staff, caring to the customers needs.

    Cons

    I received no training from my homophobic Manager. Unreal!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train me to do my job. A LOT LESS micro-management would have helped. Good luck with your store.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    ASM

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ASM in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - ASM in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Walgreens

    Pros

    Not a good company to work for

    Cons

    Really bad work schedule you will have no life working at walgreens

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Welcome to passive-aggressive central.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager (MGT)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager (MGT)

    I worked at Walgreens full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you are not able to get work anyplace else they at least provide a place to go during the day and earn some money.

    Cons

    Not a place for anyone that thinks "outside the box," really cares about their pharmacy patients, and does not do well with passive-aggressive management. As much income goes to the top and stockholders with little thought given to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reverse the compensation trend and give back the benefits you once had. Take a look at the Costco Model and "really" care about your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Beauty Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Beauty Advisor in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The only pros would have to be the profit sharing program, and perhaps your fellow coworkers.

    Cons

    Low pay
    Ridiculous workload
    Budget cuts
    Unrealistic goals
    The customer is ALWAYS right; regardless as to if they may fabricate or exaggerate a scenario. The employee will be reprimanded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you treat your employees better; with higher pay and a better work environment, they will in return do a better job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Evil, oppressive employer.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Leadership in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Store Leadership in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employee discount, some health insurance, excellent environment if you enjoy being abused/ harassed/ screamed at all day. Also a great place to receive unrealistic expectations from senior management, give it 110%, and still be upbraided the next day.

    Cons

    Poor pay for amount of work expected. 0 respect for the lives, health, and safety of employees - lip-service only. Health insurance is either prohibitively expensive or covers practically none of the expenses with a high deductible. Customers are encouraged to abuse and harass employees through senior management behavior. District buyers are allowed to have shares of stock in manufacturers carried by the company, and abuse their ability to over-order said merchandise. Corporate officers give themselves multi-million-dollar bonuses while simultaneously cutting chain-wide store budgets. Store-level leadership must often skip lunches and breaks in order to fulfill unrealistic corporate expectations. Company claims not to retaliate or give special treatment, but retaliation and special treatment run rampant throughout.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All company management should be fired.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Registered nursing staff not valuable. Profit Driven Corporation. Money Before People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Infusion Specialist in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Infusion Specialist in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Walgreens

    Pros

    Providing one on one client care in home setting

    Cons

    Registered nursing staff is overworked. Treated like a number or non-significant human being. High employee turn over rate with nursing staff. Poor mileage reimbursement. No reimbursement for time or mileage unless you drive over 25 miles. Poor mileage reimbursement rate.
    Nursing staff very controlled. Nursing office computer program plots out course for nursing to drive that does not take into account traffic or time of day.
    Money is the bottom line at this company.
    Requiring all staff to work on call even if over 14 hours in one day
    Saturday staffing disorganized and under staffed
    Pharmacy and its interaction/communication with nursing needs improvement. Fails to properly assess and address client needs.
    Poor management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconsider your treatment of nursing staff. Do not over work or place staff who work in the field, streets of Los Angeles in harms way

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Horrible organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Miami, FL

    I worked at Walgreens full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The have great health benefits with dental and vision plans. They are always looking to improve customer relationships and overall customer experience.

    Cons

    I had horrible managers who only spoke spanish. Management refused to promote even though I was the only one in the store with a college degree.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You suck!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Obligated to be fake.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Lead
    Former Employee - Shift Lead

    I worked at Walgreens full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits. Depending on who you work with, it can be a pleasant day or it can be boring and depressing. Other than that nothing else.

    Cons

    The company expects you to be fake. Management outside the store don't follow the rules that are said to apply to every employee of Walgreens.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be the real you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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