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Stable company to work with but be prepared that things are slow here

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Deerfield, IL
Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Deerfield, IL
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Big company, many project opportunities if you take initatives

Cons

Huge layer of redundant and generally incompetent middle managers, they serve as feud inside the organization

Advice to Management

More downsize to make it leaner. Shuffle people to bring competent new hires. Separate track for corporate and store

Other Employee Reviews for Walgreens

  1. Helpful (1)

    Who do you have to know to get a position around here?!?!?!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pst in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Pst in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is not horrible but it's not the best either, I know many employees who have gone to other retailers for an extra $.50. Time off will be given if manager is noticed well enough in advance. Some regular customers can make the day a whole lot better.

    Cons

    The schedule is flexiable but only for those who are favorites of the store manager, if anyone else has a day they cannot work or would like off weekly will suffer due to that. You get what is called a promotion one day then knocked back down the next. Manager will not understand if the photo lab is busy and will still say that you are unproductive even if you had 100 orders to process. Some managers do not let employees see the task list and only tell employees part of what needs to be done and not all of the task, employee will get in trouble for not knowing or doing enough in the day. Managers will "gang up" on employees if employee is not in "the circle", and forget about ever being in "the circle." It has even been asked in my store, "who do you have the s---- to get anywhere around here?" Smoke breaks are given every five but non-smokers will not be left alone while on breaks. Once you get a raise better hope you like it b/c there is never another one coming. Employees are never thanked for help even when managers take all the credit.

    Advice to Management

    Take a serious look at your stores, if a management team is doing well at one store don't move them to another store on a whim let the store have time to thrive. Don't let your store manager play favorites, it's ok to have fovorites but not to only give them favors. Set a goal for eveyone in the store, as in here from here is a promotion.


  2. This is a dead end career path

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is ok for what it is. The job does not require much thought or education to do. It is the same thing everyday, so if you like that kind of work then go for it.

    Cons

    For the most part, they tell you that you can go from mgt to mgr in 1-2 years. But in reality, you have to brown nose and be buddy buddy with the MGR and DM to get anywhere. The customers can be a drag. If they want to fire you, they will use any excuse to do it.

    Advice to Management

    They need to look at how the store is running and actually look at home the MGTs are supporting the store. And not look at who can talk like they can run a store.


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