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Walgreens Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
100 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benifits are decent 401k profit sharing pto etc if they right manager you will love the job (in 238 reviews)

  • I also took advantage of the employee discount for a lot of the essentials (in 146 reviews)


Cons
  • no work/life balance whatsoever if you are below store manager position at store level (in 99 reviews)

  • Upper management does not seem to care about the well being or the opinions of employees (in 150 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good job..but... Pay cap.

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    Former Employee - Certified Photo Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Certified Photo Technician in Houston, TX

    I worked at Walgreens full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Room for growth and experience and great benefits. Allows a doorway to many different career venues.

    Cons

    Once you reach a certain pay they will cap you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    this was a great experience!

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    Former Intern - Pharmacy Technician Trainee in Houston, TX
    Former Intern - Pharmacy Technician Trainee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Walgreens as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    they really did teach me andhelp me in my career

    Cons

    i don't have any cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Had lots of potential

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    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    People I work with make it tolerable

    Cons

    Budgets cuts can hurt morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes you just can not do more with less, no matter how much you try. It can be impossible even with the best

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Basic job but not payed enough.

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    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor Walgreens in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor Walgreens in Houston, TX

    I worked at Walgreens part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Interaction with customers, setting up displays, learning about new products, small work environment

    Cons

    so many totes to stock, demanding, not payed enough for hard work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employers work really hard to keep the company running, they deserve more pay.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Overnight, shoddy security.

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    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker in Houston, TX

    I worked at Walgreens (less than a year)

    Pros

    not too strict, dress code flexible, time to take breaks

    Cons

    management was mostly gossiping, pay could be better, no security

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Nice to gain experience and knowledge for the future.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Houston, TX

    I worked at Walgreens full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Not too many pros, it's pretty laid back, except of course in busy holidays. A nice starting out job for a teenager.

    Cons

    Managers will Lie to you. I was promised things and it never happened. Don't seem to value their employees. The pay is horrible, minimum wage. Unstable hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Robots wanted

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    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good tech training, people at equal level are great and can help make up for corporate treatment. Discounts and benefits are great.

    Cons

    Corporate wants robots. Humans not good enough. No appreciation for employees at all. Too much micromanaging. Pay cap too low some companies average pay is higher than our cap. Central processing does nothing. Hours cut from budget even though more profitable than last year and we're exceeding projection. "New" ECC program is coach up or out, threatening people's jobs. Can get customer service employee of the month or year and still get fired for poor customer service under the program. Wants us to call up to 100 patients 3 times a day with no increase in hours to do so. No time to complete needed training. NO incentive WHATSOEVER for working a 24 hr pharmacy, in fact you pretty much get penalized for working in one

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your team members the hours to do their job without tons of unnecessary paperwork. Reward the employees willing to work the 24 hour and/or high volume stores. Give stores control of their own thermostat so we can quit boiling alive. And let us be able to tell customers to not smoke in drive through. I am sick of Walgreens making me sick!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of Potential; Limited Growth

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager (MGT) in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager (MGT) in Houston, TX

    I worked at Walgreens full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, limited pre-reqs to qualify for management, benefits include healthcare, employee discount, vacation pay.

    Cons

    Limited room for growth, stagnant industry practices, lack of employee morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really own customer service. Make it a priority for your brand like you did decades ago. Nothing separates Walgreens from CVS or any other small retailer anymore. Employees don't take pride in working for the company; it does not feel good as a customer to be ignored/treated poorly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    Trimming the fat

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Money is good for Management. Benefits are OK,

    Cons

    Expected to do A LOT more with A Lot Less!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat field staff like people, not reports

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was an okay experience

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Beauty Advisor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier/Beauty Advisor in Houston, TX

    I worked at Walgreens part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    friendly co-workers and loved the customers. overall, good experience

    Cons

    pay, unfair manager, not trained enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it is imperative to expunge favoritism in the workplace.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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