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Too much Stress for too little pay

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Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Charlotte, NC
Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Charlotte, NC

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

Pros

The schedule is flexible. I have some really good co-workers. You meet some really nice people (customers).

Cons

Walgreens does not give enough hours for us to have enough help for the work that needs to be accomplished. Also getting 40 hour in 1 week is a joke. You can be scheduled to work 6 days in 1 week and still not get 40 hours, ridiculous! The job is not high on the degree of difficulty but the hardest part is dealing with the public.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    A job that does not support its people, no matter what the issue some are always wrong, unless you are a pet. Worse than

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Manager in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay appropriate but the staff really deserves combat pay with the jobs they try to do all at one time. People need the work and the company presents a great front. They appear to be a perfect group until you get caught inside and look from the inside out. They normally have openings because you can be removed for no real reason, just get on someone's wrong side and see what happens. Culture and values appear wonderful, but it's lip service. You work for something and they take it away. Not the way to run a good business in any economy.

    Cons

    Hostile atmosphere due to lack of support and dog eat dog attitude. Some of the people that control this state believe they are superior to everyone however the opposite is true, they do not know how to manage. Several manage by sheer intimidation and retaliation, which is supposed to be against company policy and the laws of this nation. Humiliation and degradation are really what happens. It is like old state politics and Louisiana's reputation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I hope your are unaware that middle management breaks the law on a regular basis as a normal course of doing business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    It's like working for someone with multiple personality disorder.

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great stock options and 401k

    Cons

    Too many people in charge, too much micro-managing and way to many major changes made in a short period of time without a realistic amount of people or training to make it work. Incentives and bonuses are vanishing without warning and are based on numbers and goal that can only be met by a small percentage of their 8k stores. Sadly, the company has lost there moral compass and has abandoned the founding purpose and standards set by the founder Charles Walgreens back in 1901.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the staff in the stores. All decisions made at the top has to be executed by the employees on the ground and they can tell you very quickly if it is a waste of time and or money. They are the faces of Walgreens, make sure the customers see a happy one not a controlled one.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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