Longs Drug
3.5 of 5 43 reviews
www.longs.com Walnut Creek, CA 5000+ Employees

Longs Drug Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014

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50% Approve of the CEO

Longs Drug Chairman, President, and CEO Warren F. Bryant

Warren F. Bryant

(18 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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With improved pay, I would work for them again in a heartbeat

Cashier (Former Employee)
Honolulu, HI

I worked at Longs Drug full-time for less than a year

Pros* Recognition for good service a la employee of the month rewards
* Management actively appreciates good customer service
* If they like your work, they will try to keep you working for them. (I was bribed with a better position and higher pay- wouldn't taken it if I wasn't moving state.)

Cons* The training is done by more experienced employees without regard to how good they actually are at training.
* Too many floor managers on at one time

Advice to Senior ManagementWith so many floor managers on duty at the same time, they are not always in sync with one another and sometimes will directly contradict directions given by other managers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Manager (Former Employee)
Lodi, CA

I worked at Longs Drug full-time for more than 10 years

ProsWas a good company that rewarded the entrepreneur

ConsCVS takeover destroyed all that was good about the company. The CEO basically was hired to get the company ready for a takeover, not to progress the employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Photo Technician (Former Employee)
Danville, CA

I worked at Longs Drug part-time for more than 3 years

ProsSometimes cool people worked there. It made work more fun and time pass by.

ConsBoring work sometimes if facing shelves/stocking. Customers can be rude.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Overall nice place to work

Department Manager (Former Employee)
Walnut Creek, CA

I worked at Longs Drug full-time for more than a year

ProsGood location, Good leadership, nice work life balance, employees were dedicated and cared about the company and their personal contribution. Would have stayed longer if company did not get taken over by CVS

ConsWas not the most advanced in technology and systems. Investments in supply chain and inventory management were paying off - and move toward centralizing inventory assortment decisions were paying off - however, CVS takeover changed the direction.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company to work for

Loss Prevention Supervisor (Former Employee)
Walnut Creek, CA

I worked at Longs Drug full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood management no other comments

ConsOne of the DM's was an idiot

Advice to Senior Managementnone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I Miss Longs

Bookkeeper, Floor Manager (Former Employee)
El Cajon, CA

I worked at Longs Drug full-time for more than 5 years

ProsLongs was a family company, with close ties to the community, an extensive amount of goods & services, and treated both customers and employees fairly. The years I worked for Longs were perhaps the best in my younger years. I might never have left had CVS not taken over.

ConsOnce they were bought out by CVS it was all over. I left the company because CVS was essentially pushing people out. At Longs, I felt appreciated and respected and was left to complete my tasks without a manager breathing down my neck 24/7. At CVS, the constant monitoring was difficult to take.

Advice to Senior ManagementCVS uses their sheer numbers to rely on continued business. Want to make your customers actually happy to be shopping there? Follow the business model of Longs. Close some of your 6,000 stores- there is no need to have two on the same street less than a mile from each other just because there is a Walgreens across the way. Stop bullying your employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company to work for, especially when the Long family still ran it.

Cosmetic Manager (Former Employee)
El Cajon, CA

I worked at Longs Drug full-time for more than 10 years

ProsFun, supportive environment. Customer service friendly. Longs helped me grow as an individual and as an employee. I have so many memories of a great career with this employer.

ConsVery sad day when Longs was sold to a competitor. It was the end of an era. I and my customers still miss the place! We miss "taking the Longs way home"!

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Lots of hard work but great experience working with co-workers to better serve customers.

Pharmacy Clerk (Former Employee)
Honolulu, HI

I worked at Longs Drug part-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat chance to meet and interact with customers from various backgrounds.
Build camaraderie with fellow team members.

ConsUnpredictable workload especially during the holiday season.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement was fine the way it was.

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It was OK , Lots of work low pay .

Receiving Clerk (Former Employee)
Honolulu, HI

I worked at Longs Drug

ProsGreat coworkers , will to work around schedule

Conslow pay, lots of work per man hours.

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Great until they SOLD OUT TO CVS/Pharmacy

Administrative Support Executive, Senior Management Level (Former Employee)
Walnut Creek, CA

I worked at Longs Drug

Prosclose to home, pay o.k., hours, loved the people I worked with

ConsSOLD out to CVS/Pharmacy for NO REASON except for GREED

Advice to Senior Managementnever never nbever sell your company when the economy is at 12.5% unemployment

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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