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Retail is not for me

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Former Employee - Assistant Manager (MGT)
Former Employee - Assistant Manager (MGT)

I worked at Walgreens full-time for less than a year

Pros

Learned a lot and managed a great team

Cons

Working holidays and sometimes 12 days in a row. Dealing with nasty customers

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Work/Life balance should be important.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager (MGT)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager (MGT)

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

    Pros

    Pay raises every year. It's a job.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is virtually non existant. Not real good at follow through when they ask for input from employees with the yearly survey. Move management whenever, wherever they want with no consideration for their commute, needs and wants. Make EXA's and Store Managers work 5 1/2 days. No time for family life. Benefits use to be great, now not so much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good employee morale makes for better customer service. If you would like for your employees to push the "Be Well" montra you may want to look at the benefits for them. Employees that work on the floor don't make alot of money and some can't afford what you offer. Quality of life for your employees should be at one of the considerations while you are restructuring. Keep in mind we care and want to keep our pay and jobs as much as top management does. When you care-we care...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    A career black hole, do not work for this company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Certified Photo Specialist  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Certified Photo Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Walgreens part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I have found no "PROS" to working for this company it just keeps getting worse every year and I cannot seem to leave this job

    Cons

    Managerial favoritism
    Under–qualified managers
    Salary cuts
    was told by corporate that they will not hire store level employees to corporate positions
    will not promote from within
    laziness
    uncoordinated operational plans
    I can keep going...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) hire people that have some level of business knowledge to manage, neither my store manager nor DM has a college degree.

    2) listen to employees that have experience on your front lines, don't just sweep their ideas under the table.

    3) treat your employees better if you want them to work "for" you, not just work, employee morale is so low that no one actually cares and just goes through the motions.

    4) IF THE STORES HAVE TO BE OPEN ON HOLIDAYS CORPORATE SHOULD BE TOO.

    5) once again i can keep going...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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