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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

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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  1.  

    I like the job but it is only as good as the management

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    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor  in  Moberly, MO
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Moberly, MO

    Pros

    Enjoyed many customers who have touched my life.

    Cons

    Certain employees who call in and the other employees have to double up and get 2 jobs done with the salary of one job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a standard operating procedure manual (SOP).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Gotten along very well with staff, Managers are great!

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    Current Employee - Greeter  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Greeter in New York, NY

    Pros

    Good people to work with, work with your availability, good staff, lots of team work

    Cons

    Pay could be better, training could be a bit better in some areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More acknowledgement of employees that take the initiative to learn and that go above and beyond job dutes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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