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5 people found this helpful  

Repetitive and underpaying

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Service Clerk in Colorado Springs, CO
Current Employee - Service Clerk in Colorado Springs, CO

I have been working at Walgreens full-time (more than an year)

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

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  1. 7 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

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time (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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Compensation doesn't meet responsibilities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Fishers, IN
    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Fishers, IN

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    High level of job security. Company is well positioned to have a long future in the pharmaceuticals industry and the retail environment is always in need of competent leadership.

    Cons

    The pay doesn't meet job requirements. Leaders are expected to be pseudo-store managers without any hiring/disciplinary ability. The company recently cut an assistant manager level position forcing employees to either find an opening at a new store or accept a demotion in status and pay. Career opportunities are very limited and very much based on tenure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent with hourly employees. While being a leader my employees are more efficient when they understand why and how important their tasks are. I've found upper management to be very reluctant in this sense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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