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Hard work, long hours

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Former Employee - Certified Executive Assistant Manager in Athens, GA
Former Employee - Certified Executive Assistant Manager in Athens, GA

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

Pros

Great pay. Lots of room for advancement.

Cons

Hard, physical work. Extremely long hours. Hit and miss management.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Well-educated managers will not work for quasi-illiterate district and regional managers.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
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  1. Stressed day-to-day environment

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager (MGT) in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager (MGT) in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time

    Pros

    Pay is very competitive, benefits are ok, job security if you perform well.

    Cons

    Not enough help, cost cutting is too rapid which is contributing to low morale and increased complaints from customers about poor service. Also, opportunities to move up out of service clerk positions are harder to come by now, and even if you make it to the Shift Lead position, you will be used and abused, and have little chance of moving up past that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to what is going on in each individual store, instead of assuming every store in a particular "region" is the same. Do more frequent anonymous surveys to get a feel for employee morale and how you could increase it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Great Benefits and Advancement Opportunities

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    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Naperville, IL

    I worked at Walgreens part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working at walgreens felt like a family, company cares about it's employees, good management, and great team.

    Cons

    The pay wasn't very good but at least they offered health insurance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not gossip! lol

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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