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Repetitive and underpaying

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Current Employee - Service Clerk  in  Colorado Springs, CO
Current Employee - Service Clerk in Colorado Springs, CO

Pros

Co-workers, a lot of these folks are hard working, friendly, and a pleasure to work with. Some of the management actually wants you to think for yourself & progress you as a person & leader. Benefits plan is good.

Cons

Low wages; when you work there 5 years, you should make more than $9 an hour. Some customers just have perpetually bad days and it can eat at you if you let them. Some management are unable to lead a store properly. Not too many opportunities for advancement. It can be a dead-end for most

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It is a fine idea to give the pharmacy the hours they need to run their pharmacies with less issues, especially the busier stores. Also, pay your employee's that demonstrate work effort, service above & beyond the call of duty, and those who customers constantly complement.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for Walgreens

  1.  

    Worked hard, Good experience at a young age

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Clerk  in  Elyria, OH
    Former Employee - Service Clerk in Elyria, OH

    Pros

    Looked good on my resume after college
    Tasks were very simple

    Cons

    Bad hours, sometimes overnights.
    Customers can be a pain in the butt.
    Some co-workers were old and always grumpy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees happier, often times employees slack off and get away with it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Bringing micromanagement to a new level

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SFK  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - SFK in Salt Lake City, UT

    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
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