Walgreens
2.9 of 5 2,791 reviews
www.walgreens.com Deerfield, IL 5000+ Employees

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Walgreens

ProsFor 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.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementMany 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.

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Pros: Great Pay for recent college, or even HS grads Learned some valuable time… Cons: Upper management have associate's degrees, if that. Nothing wrong with that, but it greatly showed here. Communication, whether between the store or from corporate was… Advice to Senior Management: Just because you were able to get into managment, still does not mean you know how to do… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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I have been working at Walgreens


Pros: It's a steady paycheck that is not involved in the… Cons: There is constant internal bickering, extremely little room for advancement,… Advice to Senior Management: The customers are important, but so are your employees. There are MANY morale issues throughout the… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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