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Fun place to work, but company as a whole has declined in the last few years

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Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician  in  Whitewater, WI
Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Whitewater, WI

I worked at Walgreens part-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Working in the pharmacy can be very rewarding.

Cons

No job security. One we you would have 40 hours the next you'd have 8. It was very wishy washy due to the need to meet the "bottom line" Caused alot of stress between employees and manager.s

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The management can't really help how many hours their store gets, its corporate that needs to look at the big picture.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Mixed Feelings

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    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician  in  Hickory, NC
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Hickory, NC

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Walgreen's has a good health benefits plan. It includes medical, dental, and vision. For the most part, the operating system in the pharmacy (IntercomPlus) is a good computer system. The work environment can vary greatly from store to store. I have worked in many different stores and finally found a store with a very fair manager and great co-workers, which seems to be a rare combination.

    Cons

    Like most companies these days, Walgreen's is pushing the envelope to see how far they can scale down the staff before the walls begin to crumble. I you want to work in the pharmacy, be prepared to juggle the responsibilities of three people. If you can't multitask or get easily flustered in chaotic situations, I don't recommend a career in retail pharmacy. It is lightening-fast pace. Since corporate controls the hourly budget, you have no say in how many tech/pharmacist hours can be scheduled for your pharmacy. Often times, there is only one pharmacist and one technician on duty when in all reality there should be at least 2 pharmacists, and 2 to 3 techs to adequately handle the heavy work loads.
    Furthermore, if you work in a 24-hour pharmacy, you are required to work all holidays--no exceptions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More money should go towards payroll to adequately staff the pharmacies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician  in  Chesterfield, MO
    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Chesterfield, MO

    I worked at Walgreens part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    All technicians have to be certified so you are not working with people who don't know there jobs. Workflow keeps everyone in place allowing the shift to run smoothly.Great benefits, can buy shares in the co, in-store discounts and online. Great pharmacists.

    Cons

    Shifts are constantly cut. Managers don't stay long because of the workload placed on them. Customers are horrid to the staff, and then are given gifts cards for their hissy fits. Need to higher more technicians for the number of prescriptions. Pharmacy constantly swamped. Be ready to deal with rude doctors and outsourced insurance agents who don't have a clue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop cutting shifts and add more technicians so the ones you have are not pulling their hair out. Without the extra help lots of mistakes are made making the company look incompetent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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