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Your experience will depend on your Store Manager!

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Former Employee - MGT in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - MGT in San Jose, CA

I worked at Walgreens full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

I found that the starting pay of $17 for an MGT/Assistant Manager was very competitive in similar retail positions.

I had a better experience learning about the business at a lower volume store. I find that lower volume stores allow for the store manager to work with the assistant manager in terms of developing and coaching.

In terms of benefits, the only thing worth mentioning is the Profit Sharing Program. It used to be GREAT, but now it's only OK.

Cons

At most stores, the MGT is simply a glorified stockboy (or girl) with keys. MGTs and Shiftleaders (the lower paying position that has replaced the MGT) are expected to be the hardest working employees in the store and are almost always the scapegoat for any situation.

The job is also very physical. At least two days of the week are devoted to doing "warehouse". The process includes unloading inventory from a truck and totes (which can weigh up to 40lbs each) and stocking the shelves and organizing the items into your "bay".

As a member of store leadership, you would have no set schedule at all. Expect to work most weekends and holidays with various shifts. If you end up at a 24 Hour store, then good luck. Walgreens doesn't really care too much about work/life balance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest more time in your management!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Exa in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Exa in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Walgreens full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    god benefits, flexible work hours

    Cons

    you could possibly work late or come in contact with some unfair practices in management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat employees fair, listen to employees more and have empathy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great money, work your butt off

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    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Worcester, MA

    I worked at Walgreens full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    $$$ , work with other hard workers

    Cons

    Feels like assembly line, not practicing real pharmacy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase staff so patients can get real service

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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