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Great Company

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Current Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Indianapolis, IN
Current Employee - Registered Nurse in Indianapolis, IN

Pros

Good Mileage Reimbursement, Clear expectations from management, good continuing education and communication. Expectations are reasonable.

Cons

Only per diem nursing staff, so no health or wellness benefits.. No paid time off

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    Don't apply here!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacist  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Many locations, so you can work close to home. That's all I can think of.

    Cons

    Working conditions at this company has gone even further down hill in the past 2 years, after it had already gone worse the 2 years before that. They’ve cut all the help to bare bones minimum, so you’re basically doing fifteen different things at once and exhausted even at the start of your shift.

    You no longer get raises. They cut overtime as of September……..so you get a flat rate even if you work extra shifts. They have now “restructured” bonuses so pretty much only the pharmacy managers will get bonuses (no staff or overnights RPH bonuses). Benefits have all been dumped onto the Obamacare marketplace…..we will see how that goes, but more than likely YOU will end up paying a larger percentage for your own health coverage. In 2014, they are transitioning into a new PTO format for combined vacation days and sick time. By doing so they have essentially eliminated all the banked sick days from hardworking veteran employees who never called in sick over the years. Once January rolls around these workers will no longer have access to these sick days (even if sick!) until ALL their vacation days have been used first. Getting sick a lot in 2014 = no vacation for you!

    Just look at all the negative 1 star reviews and you will see they are all from Managers, Asst. Managers, Pharmacists, and Pharmacy technicians……not temporary, part-time workers. Basically, all the star employees of the company are saying the same thing. Don't apply here!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is try to change Walgreens into a forefront health center for patients, but all they’ve really done is transform it into another Walmart clone. Soon customers will only come to Walgreens if they “have” to…..not because they “want” to. This will be especially true once all the veteran pharmacists, senior technicians, and store managers begin to depart. You can’t expect your employees to maintain happy, cheery smiles everyday when you cap their pay, cut their benefits an OT, and work them to near exhausting due to understaffing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Plenty of opportunities but High stress

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Manager  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    -Pharmacist gets to perform a variety of clinical service (e.g. immunizations, MTMs, compounding, HIV, HCV, infusion specialty store, etc.)

    -Good for networking. WAG has many stores and you get to meet a lot of people via community events, company training.

    -Training session for Pharmacy manager

    -Various ways for career development: Immunization trainer, MTM lead, pharmacy supervisor, etc.

    -WAG just bought Alliance Boots and teamed up with AmerisourceBergen. The company outlook is looking good from this perspective.

    Cons

    -Stress (probably the same for all retail but WAG definitely bring this to a new level..as a manager, you will have a lot of goals to reach such as doing a bunch of flu shot clinic in order to get to your annual flu shot goal, monthly MTM goals, doing doctor detailing, etc.)

    -In order to achieve these goals, a lot of pharmacy managers may sometime have to work "off the clock" to get these things done.

    -Understaff: The staffing has declined over the last few years. Most of time, you won't get enough help.

    -Schedule: Open on major holidays and tough to request vacation days off (Must request couple months to a year early sometimes....).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is great the company is constantly trying to look ways to grow the business but proper staffing is the bottom line for patient safety and good customer service. I hope the company can realize this and stop cutting the budget.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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