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Walgreens Associates

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Photo Specialist/Pharmacy Technician in Saint Louis, MO
Current Employee - Photo Specialist/Pharmacy Technician in Saint Louis, MO

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

There is room for advancement and plenty to learn about retail. The company is willing to provide a pathway to advancement to just about anyone willing to work for it. The pay gets better with advancement; in fact, the higher positions pay a rate that is fair for the work required.

Cons

The starting pay is terrible - at or very near minimum wage and unless you only work the register - the work is demanding enough to justify a higher rate of pay. The company does just about everything to avoid ever paying any OT and almost all staff are PT employees because the company wants to avoid paying FT benefits. Scheduling is horrific. Employees don't have scheduled/predictable schedules or days off. Employees are required to work different shifts and may often be required to do 8 hour turn-around shifts. It is very difficult to plan for life outside of work.

Advice to Management

In exchange for the low pay and PT hours it would be nice to at least offer predictable days off if not set schedules (with the understanding that they might change based upon need but that every effort will be made to keep a person working a predetermined set of hours or have the same days off every week where possible).

The company often exports/imports management staff out/in of communities that they may or may not be good fits for and this causes community tension. The company should make a greater effort to match managers with community stores that are good fits for them personally.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great experience, but got out at the right time.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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!

  2. Not Bad, Not Great

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive Pay, Flexible Work Hours, Meet a lot of people, Thousands of stores to work at

    Cons

    Anything that associated with retail is a con, but its to be expected when working here.

    Advice to Management

    TRAINING and CLASSES in Management Please.

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