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Bringing micromanagement to a new level

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Current Employee - SFK  in  Salt Lake City, UT
Current Employee - SFK in Salt Lake City, UT

I have been working at Walgreens full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Decent benefits - insurance offered but fairly bad coverage, good employee discount, decent financial investment benefits, good learning opportunities, ability to grow with the market (although if now in a good growing market your screwed). Learning and licensing in RX. Lucky to be in a good CL store, and get to learn from some of the best, but it all depends on the store and leadership.

Cons

Stores are so micro-managed corporate makes it hard to get anything done. Hours are ridiculously tight and pay has been slashed so much that good new employees are a rare commodity. Their re-structuring, aka, job slashing has been a low blow to those who have stuck with the company for years. Good managers have been screwed out of wages and positions and forced to leave or face a huge pay cut. Shift leads are expected to pick up the slack for $5 less an hour.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Have achievable expectations and give enough hours to get the job done. You are sacrificing employees for dollars, and customers for profits. Its just to come back to bite you, and before your know it you'll be short on people to run the stores. Change before its too late.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Walgreens

  1.  

    i love the staff at walgreens and the family like structure

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician  in  Austell, GA
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Austell, GA

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

    Pros

    a lot of interaction with customers

    Cons

    not enough hours or enough bonus for the hard working employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more hours and bonus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Made a lot of friendships that I cherish

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Senior Pharmacy Technician  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Pharmacy Technician in Virginia Beach, VA

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

    Pros

    Excellent computer system light years beyond competition, excellent pay compared to the competition as well

    Cons

    Multi-lane drive through, some times it takes a while to get hours increased during flu and cold season, so at times the fast work pace can be hectic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that the pharmacy is the backbone of Walgreens and contribute as much as you can to help your pharmacy keep patients safe and happy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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