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Work Experience Dependent On Co-Workers and Management

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Walgreens

No opinion of CEO
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.

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  1. Walgreens

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walgreens

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    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


  2. i have been working for 6 months for walgreens and its only a job!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

    I have been working at Walgreens

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good employee discount. 15%-20%
    profit sharing plan

    Cons

    no life. work weekends and nights
    very low wage compared to work, they expect you to do maximum work with minimum wage!
    managment needs to leanr more managment seriously, everyone goes on vacation and the store manager leave an assistant manager with another 2 employees to run awhole store on a weekend!
    and sometimes forget to schadaule employees to close so the assistant manager left alone unless someone volunteer to close!
    again , no promotions, doesnt prize good workers, manager goes with flow!
    insist on certain employees to close/work late 5 nights a week! and they dont even want that!

    Advice to Management

    just pay more attention to your employees more than your bonsus!!


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