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Growing, positive company

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Photo Specialist in Tualatin, OR
Current Employee - Photo Specialist in Tualatin, OR

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

Pros

Walgreens has a good environment whether you like a fast-paced work experience or a workplace with a slower, more steady appeal. It has something for everyone and offers motivated individuals the potential for growth and advancement.

Cons

As stated previously, those who enjoy fast-paced work environments or a slower, more relaxed workplace will at times be faced with the opposite.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to and engage employees about ideas they have. Listen to good ideas or offer corrective information about why a particular process or policy is in place.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the same company

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    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Racine, WI
    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Racine, WI

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Coming in blind it might be an ok job

    Cons

    Treat their employees that have been there for years crappy. Cut pay, more work. All employees that have been there for a long time have horrible morale after what the company did to their job positions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Walgreens Management Trainee

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Profit sharing (401k) matched 2-1 up to 4% of salary. Get to work indoors (air conditioning/heat). Was making good money. However, all MGTs had to interview for a new position that is exactly the same as current job description (aka- re-interview for your own job). This is called ASM-T (assistant store manager trainee). This position will most likely come with pay cap. Advice to newbies: only take hourly jobs as a cashier, photo, or cosmetics or go to work at cushy corporate office. The store management team gets s*** on and has an amazing amount of stress. Only choose Walgreens management if you want to subtract years from your life, take up smoking for stress sake, and becoming an alcoholic.

    Cons

    Having to re-interview for your own job or step down to a shift lead that starts at about $11/hour for exactly what I had been doing. This is a hard job folks! You get to work with all kinds of annoying people who need customer service help. You will run your legs off hoofing it from one side of the store to the other to take calls. You DO NOT GET BREAKS! There is no time allotted for you to eat - it's up to you to find time. If you don't take a break - no one cares. Often, the stores are so understaffed that you will be running cosmetics, photo, or have to help in the pharmacy. If you take up smoking, you could use that as an excuse to go outside and take a break. If you get put on salary (aka become ASM - assistant store manager) you WILL BE ABUSED. Schedule is like 50-55 hours a week and you will pick up slack for the whole store. This position is supposed to be 44-hour/week salary, but your store manager will be pissed if you don't put in the extra time. Also, you have to pick up merchandise your store is out of from other Walgreens. To get higher customer service scores (which are part of your bonus) you will be required to pick up items for customers. This is fun during Christmas when you work 60+ hours a week and having to do this after your shift!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower your expectations if you are going to consistently under-staff your stores. It's way too stressful to run a store, take care of customers' BS, and then deal with corporate BS. It used to be fun to work for Walgreens, but at the end I gained 30 pounds and was drinking every night. Seriously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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