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Work Experience Dependent On Co-Workers and Management

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
No opinion of CEO

Pros

For full time employees, Walgreens offers some of the best benefits compared to other companies in the retail sector. The pay is competitive, and great coworkers can mean a great work environment.

Cons

Who your coworkers are makes a tremendous difference in what your work environment will be like on a daily basis.

Advice to Management

Many of the policies and practices implemented by corporate headquarters are counterintuitive and seem to be "stopgap solutions" to long term problems. In recent years, Walgreens has been cutting the hours in many of its stores (presumably in an attempt improve the bottom line). While this is understandable, especially when considering the fact that Walgreens net profit margin is under 4%, it seems that it will no longer be possible at a certain point to cut any more hours. Due to the nature of the retail industry, Walgreens should consider offering higher margin products or services instead of simply opening new stores. This is possible because of the fact that Walgreens has the unique advantage of being located in places that either have heavy traffic or are convenient to many customers. As an example, Walmart has taken the intiative in the past few years to offer financial services (money orders, prepaid debit cards, etc...) in many of its stores. This source of revenue is far more lucrative than traditional retailing, and offering financial services is also something that Walgreens should seriously consider. Walgreens has numerous advantages including a loyal customer base and large number of locations. While there is no perfect solution, seeking new sources of revenue seems to be a better idea than focusing on cutting expenses.

Other Employee Reviews for Walgreens

  1. walgreens

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    benefits are great and employees you work with day to day.been successful for years and long lasting.good starting point for career.

    Cons

    not enough help. service is going down hill.no family life.its all about the young.store are looking run down because of expense cuts.

    Advice to Management

    get back to basis


  2. Walgreens

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    pretty good pay ok work environment when you work in the right town but unfortunately there are alot of non-factors that factor in to these decisons

    Cons

    unexplainable promotion decisions, long hours no holidays off crappy customers carppy employees incompetent managers I would not recoommend Wakgreens for a career

    Advice to Management

    We really need to take a look at the new diversity plan that resulted from the recent lawsuit. I feel like race is used unfairly in making promotion decisions


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