Walgreens

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Walgreens Life

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Dallas, TX

I have been working at Walgreens full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Good pay
Reasonable hours
Engaged on the job training

Cons

Lacks opportunities to advance
Behind the times in technology

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    After working for 5 years, it's clear that Walgreen's is more in it for their customers, and not their employees.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician in Round Rock, TX

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The hourly rate isn't the worst you could get as a pharmacy technician. You have the option in the pharmacy to make "promotional monies or PM's" whenever you sell a "prescription savings club or PSC". Usually you make $1 per sale. Lately they've been giving $5 per sale. Which is nice, but that doesn't really feel like anything compared to how they used to do it.

    Cons

    They keep cutting hours, which decreases the amount of help we get, increases our stress level as a whole. Walgreen's is a ticking time-bomb. We're getting less and less PM's as a whole. Now we've switched to a Balance Rewards card, which doesn't give you as much back as say, a "register rewards" coupon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better. Back them up. Make sure they have the help they need to do their job better with enthusiasm so they can treat your customers and patients in order to be well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Used to be Great, Now just another Retailer with cutbacks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager (MGT) in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager (MGT) in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    employees are awesome, you really get all around experience, pay is average, but current cutbacks in pay suck, so not sure about the new pay

    Cons

    company going through a re structuring which means doing same job for A LOT less pay, VERY hard to get promoted, especially lots of favortism & you may end up at a difficult location and not look as good as a much easier one. Hours vary, no set schedule, often forced to work over night or overtime if a manager calls out without a choice, long work hours without breaks or lunches.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DON'T CUT MANAGEMENT pay, YOU'RE loosing the very reason customers go to Walgreens in spite of their markups, a lot mgt knows their customers well as do the employees, and they've earned their raises, to cut them is CRAZY. You'll loose great expertise, merchandising, people skills etc. its evident, shift leads don't provide same expertise as managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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