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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

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

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 Management

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.

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    Current Employee - Front End Supervisor in Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Front End Supervisor in Somerset, NJ

    I have been working at Walgreens part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can advance very quickly in the company. I started out as a cashier and was promoted to front end supervisor within two months.

    Cons

    Hours are sporadic for part time employees. Breaks are only 10 minutes long, and lunches only thirty.

  2. Just gone down the s***ter

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    Former Employee - Head Photo Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Head Photo Specialist in Dallas, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Great retirement plans and stock options. Floor teams/workers are decent.

    Cons

    Constant cutting of work hours; constanct change of management and policy; company is currently "demoting" managers to a new/different "management" position with less pay; price of goods going up because they stopped accepting various major prescription plans; poor upper management; virtually no advancement opportunity--you're basically stuck at your position; favoritism by store manager

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees, instead of constantly changing policy, having a hire-and-fire mentality, and close down on holidays

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