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Overwhelming at first, but you get the hang of it.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Data Entry Specialist  in  Tempe, AZ
Current Employee - Data Entry Specialist in Tempe, AZ

I have been working at Walgreens full-time for less than a year

Pros

-You can do your work without interruptions.
-You can listen to music/whatever while you work.
-Great for introverts/people who don't want to deal with annoying customers.

Cons

-Without previous pharmacy experience, your error rate will be high.
-You're chained to your desk and can't get up and stretch without penalty on your Handle Time.
-Can be stressful. Constant go-go-go rushed attitude.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    From Great to Draining in Five Years Time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant Store Manager  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant Store Manager in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Was Good Compensation, Pay on Performance, Great Leadership, A Variety of Experiences and Tools, Individuality Encouraged, Great Benefits, Employee Discount, Transfer to Any of 8,000 Locations in the Country If There is an Opening, Opportunity for Advancement, Promote from Within Culture from Bottom to the Top, Profit-Sharing Retirement Plan with Company Match Above Industry Standards.

    Cons

    Ridiculously competitive, no dirty move is off limits if it helps your career. Pay on Performance has become a joke now that position salary caps have been put in place:after two-three years your pay is frozen anyway. CEO is making some pretty wild gambles with the company's future at the employee's expense. New upgraded equipment and software has more flaws and failures than the previous equipment (which was from 1981). Blue Shirt, Black or Khaki pants, no exceptions. It's a uniform that you pay for.....and leave the fancy ties at home because you'll ruin them in one day. Opportunity for Advancement is extremely limited unless your willing to move cross country for an "opportunity" to move up. Most corporate jobs are now filled from outside applicants, contrary to previous culture and teachings. Retirement plan is now industry standard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You went to all sorts of lengths to acquire great talent during times of growth, but now that growth has slowed, you've done everything in your power to chase the good one's out. You need to find ways to retain your assets even in times of famine because right now while your clawing and scratching for customers and asking everyone to do more with less; you need to appreciate and compensate the people that make it happen for you every day if you are to make it even ten more years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Has gone downhill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Photo Supervisor  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - District Photo Supervisor in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Walgreens full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Used to be a great company to work for, I learned a lot of great skills that I have helped me be successful in other companies.

    Cons

    They have really cut down on their focus on employee well being

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the way you used to run the company!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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