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Great experience, but got out at the right time.

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Former Employee - Assistant Manager (MGT) in Springfield, MO
Former Employee - Assistant Manager (MGT) in Springfield, MO

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

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

Pros

Great Community-Enjoyed working with most of my co-workers Fun Environment Everyday was different Extremely mindless and easy

Cons

Hours Transfered frequently-Worked at 5 different stores in 2 1/2 years Got out at the right time-Most MGT's were forced to take a significant pay cut

Advice to Management

Your employees are the most important asset you have... try to avoid "re-structuring," you will eliminate ALOT of turnover!

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  1. Doing more with less.

    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the people I worked with, store level management was very flexible and accomodating, the pay was good, and you receive regular pay increases.

    Cons

    Regional and upper management care more about making and saving shareholders money than they care about employees and customers. Hours are constantly being cut while employees are expected to pick up the slack and remain in high spirits while doing so.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are the reason the business is successful, it might be a good idea to treat them better.


  2. Okay for a Job, Not a Career

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    Former Employee - Certified Photo Specialist in Frankfort, IL
    Former Employee - Certified Photo Specialist in Frankfort, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay: Minimum wage of course, depending on position. Benefits: Basic health and Dental, and later on eligible for profit sharing program. Vacation days: Every year at Walgreens is another week of paid vacation days. One year equals 1 week, Two years equals 2 weeks, etc. And even if you quit before using them all they will bank all of them for you.

    Cons

    No room for growth or promotion: The company generally doesn't promote to management positions unless you have a degree, even though the management positions don't pay much. There is also no room for promotion to Corporate. You have to have connections or they really have to like you to truly move up to Corporate or a higher position then a Photo Specialist. Bad Hours: They flip flop your hours. One wee it will be 40 hours, where another it will be 20, even if you are full time. So if you are looking for full time hours, not the job for you. Work weekends and Holidays: You usually have to work every weekend, all weekend, all of the time. Rarely do you get time off, and when you do get approval, you lose out on pay unless you have vacation days to use. Usually have to work all holidays, depending on the scheduling manager. Open all of the time. Strict: Very harsh on being at work. If there's a blizzard and you can't make it, doesn't matter, you had better show up. Funeral Time: Same goes for funerals. If a loved one is in the hospital or has died, you are only allowed time off if it is an immediate family member, cousins and friends don't count. You also don't get paid for the time you took off for said funeral. Typical Retail Treatment: No respect shown by customers and few managers. Different Company Direction: In the next 3 years Walgreens is doing some changes to "save money". This means many Assistant Managers will lose their jobs and have to reapply for basically the same position with lesser pay. Much more is being expected out of the cashiers and Photo Specialists as well. Due to high competition from other stores like CVS, Walmart, etc, sales are pushed to be higher. You are literally required to "try" and sell multiple things at the register. If you don't meet a certain quota, for, let's say candy bars sold, you are threatened with termination.

    Advice to Management

    Pay better, follow schedule agreements, more hours and more room for promotion. Some people are eager to move up, give them a chance. Cut the lesser employees a break as well, stop expecting so much out of them, because you don't pay them enough to do so.


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