Walgreens Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Stefano Pessina
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Pros
  • Profit sharing is a great benefit (in 238 reviews)

  • Employee discount comes in handy (in 146 reviews)

Cons
  • Absolutely no Work/Life balance (in 99 reviews)

  • The upper management seemed disconnected with team staff in that store-level problems were sometimes ignored by supervisors (in 150 reviews)

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  1. Stressful and chaos

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at Walgreens full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nationwide and good parking. Easy to find stores good candy department and variety of cosmetics but items are too expensive

    Cons

    Company is mercenary and employees are viewed and treated as burdens not as a value or asset. It is if Walgreens resents human beings

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employees


  2. Photo specialist

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

    I worked at Walgreens

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good discount fair prices on items

    Cons

    Not good pay too much work


  3. Photo

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get a lot of freedom to get what you need done for the day.

    Cons

    There's a lot of work to do you're busy all day and there's a lot of pressure

    Advice to Management

    Try not to be so hard on your hard working employees


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  5. Good work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Wentzville, MO
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Wentzville, MO

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with the people I work with is so much fun
    We still have fun and get work done
    Employee discount is good to
    Insurance is offered which is always a pro but I haven't had the chance to enroll yet

    Cons

    The pay is terrible
    I have been with the company for 4 years this august(2015) and barely make 1.00$ over minimum wage!

    Advice to Management

    Give the employees a raise who have been working their butts off!!!
    Example: I have been with walgreens for 4 years and make 1$ over min wage! Walmart offers 9.00+ when first starting there!!!

    Some others have been with the company for over 10 years and still don't get a decent pay!
    Please do something about this!! We're loosing employees left and right because of this problem


  6. In transition

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Manager in New Orleans, LA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    benefits, opportunity to move up....

    Cons

    horrible hours, low pay, at times unrealistic expectations, management level is poorly staffed

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  7. Helpful (1)

    Unappreciated for hard work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician in San Antonio, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can find job security. They are always looking to hire, but that's because there is a high turnover rate.

    Cons

    Overtime in winter (flu) season, cuts hours in summer, stressful work environment, too many tasks, but not enough time

    Advice to Management

    When you cut hours, take into account the amount of daily tasks that still need to be completed. Show more appreciation for long-term employees.


  8. Shift lead.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Smith, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Smith, AR

    I worked at Walgreens full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay. Smaller work environment.

    Cons

    Not flexible hours. Too much heavy lifting (I'm a petite girl and they had me lifting over 75 pounds). The job felt like a dead end job. They talk about promoting but never get to it.

    Advice to Management

    Let shift leads do more clerical work not manual labor.


  9. Not a great career choice

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Aurora, CO

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - Benefit
    - Money if in higher management
    - Nice co-workers

    Cons

    -No staff
    -Poor scheduling
    - Rapid company restructuring


  10. work life

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

    I worked at Walgreens

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    money is good benfits were good lots of overtime.paid vacations, uniforms were free. stores were always clean and bright

    Cons

    You will work every weekend, every holiday including Christmas. you will be unloading large trucks by yourself and stocking and maintaining your isles

    Advice to Management

    Stop sending stupid merchandise that we cant sell. Schedule more help with warehouse truck. rotate weekends with other store managers


  11. Helpful (1)

    Don't do it.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Store Associate in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at Walgreens

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Paycheck bi weekly holiday pay no overtime free vaccinations 25 % off walgreens brands

    Cons

    Holidays weekends nights mornings must be availed for most of not all shifts bad managers overtime=disciplinary action

    Advice to Management

    Work someplace else



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