Walgreens
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Walgreens Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated Mar 31, 2014
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2.7 67 reviews

                             

34% Approve of the CEO

Walgreens President and CEO Greg Wasson

Greg Wasson

(35 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Your career with Walgreens and what you make it and who knows what you can do.

Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Walgreens full-time for more than 10 years

ProsAbility to learn anything within store.
Ability to take charge of store.
Ability to advance within management within a reasonable time period if you put in the work.

ConsYou may be transferred to a store not close to your home.
You may work with an undesirable store manager that needs an attitude adjustment.
You will be viewed as a dollar amount as the customers are as well.

Advice to Senior ManagementRe-evaluate bonus structure

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Place to be

Photo Specialist (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Walgreens full-time for more than 3 years

ProsDecent pay, good company, usually nice people/coworkers

ConsHard to advance, retail holidays suck

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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great once you become store manager

Retail Store Manager (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Walgreens full-time for more than 10 years

Prosgreat salary for store manager

Conshard to get to store manager. too much politics

Advice to Senior Managementbring in quality people, dont worry about bottom line so much.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Regression of profession

Pharmacy (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Walgreens full-time for more than 10 years

ProsAverage pay for pharmacists. Profit sharing has been good.

ConsImpossible to perform the increased volume of responsibilities without sacrificing safety standards. Technician hours cut constantly leaving the pharmacist no time to perform drug interaction checks, proper patient counseling much less the little things like a bathroom break in a 9 hour shift. Store managers are now evaluating pharmacy managers job performance which at best is laughable.

Advice to Senior ManagementEmployee loyalty is nonexistent and job security is a thing of the past. The last several years of upper management has left the stores with record low moral. No one will honestly answer any questions presented by corporate for fear of retaliation. Very sad

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Poor Management

Photo Specialist (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Walgreens part-time for less than a year

ProsClean workplace and facility. Not too many pros, but I have to meet minimum word requirements...

ConsErratic hours, bad elements in management, and low pay.

I worked there, part-time, as an intermediary job between college. The way this company is ran reflects everything that is wrong with corporate lobby-induced wealth gaps in America today. Coworkers with share stories about working multiple part time jobs to make ends meet because Walgreens won't hire them full time. My entire time there, I only saw one retired woman who showed me a pension card.

One particular assistant manager appeared to have personality and emotional disorders. She was very unprofessional and likes to stretch her "power muscles" when the store manager and other assistant managers weren't around. She micromanages even the experienced staff members who have been there longer than her. More than once, I have been forced to perform another task when I'm in the middle of helping a customer. This asst. manager even once got in my face, accusing me of "disrespecting her", when the two of us were in the stock room! She then proceeded to write me up for "insubordination".

Walgreens has a company magazine they leave in break rooms. There's a section where comment on how corporate senior management and executives work twice a year in real stores to get a feel of what it's really like on the ground. Corporate managers commented they were "shocked" to find out how slow they accomplished a routine store task in contrast to store team members. Strangely I don't see any top-to-down incentives to implement more humane retail operation methods. Walgreen's wages remain low, hours remain erratic, and full time work sounds like a distant relic.

Advice to Senior ManagementIn most businesses, customers come first. Being professional and respectful to your teammates is also constructive. It is best to leave your personal problems at home so you won't project it onto others. In relation to comments left by elite corporate managers, "If you can't do the work of store member with equal or faster speed and efficiency, then don't expect others to do so, especially with less pay."

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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They keep you busy all day long.

Customer Service Associate (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Walgreens part-time for less than a year

ProsTime flies when you have lot to do.
Friendly co workers.

ConsOnly lunch brake no additional brake during the day.
Shifts are crazy. Late night closure, early morning opening.
Minimal wage for too much effort.

Advice to Senior ManagementA little rase would be better fo reverybody if you are expecting such an escellent job.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Low pay for the amount and complexity of work you do

Non Certified Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee)
Katy, TX

I worked at Walgreens part-time for less than a year

Pros-I always got a lunch break (this will depend on your store)
-manager was assertive but nice and understanding (managers will depend on your store)
-worked in a clean environment
-coworkers were all very nice (dependent on your store)

Cons-pay was $9.25 to start and you'd only get $1 more if you're certified. Although it's above min wage, it's still not enough for the 500 prescriptions you do in a day among other responsibilities
-if you work an 8 hour day, you don't get the 15 min break every few hours or whatever. You work your butt off all day long
-you cannot sit down. your feet and back will hurt after each day you work
-the math you do to type up prescriptions is more complicated than what they tested you on on the computer assessment. It's obviously not calculus, it's basic math, but it will have you thinking for a bit before you can figure out the answer if you're bad at math like I am

Advice to Senior ManagementFor my particular store, management was great. Managers worked in the pharmacy to help out so they know what it's like to be in our shoes. However, please, raise the wage given to the poor workers that have to be cursed out regularly by rude customers. Allow the employee to tell the customer "if we cannot have an adult behavior right now, I would like to ask you to leave and come back when you're ready" or something like that so we can defend ourselves from inappropriate behavior!

No, I would not 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 as a Pharmacy Tech

Certified Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsGreat insurance and with the right manager, life is good

ConsWorking long hours can be a burnout

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease take in consideration of time and workflow balance

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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uncertain future and Leadership

Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
Dickinson, TX

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

Prosstress free for retail environment, generally nice co-workers.

Consadvancement, corporate priorities, no autonomy for decision making.

Advice to Senior ManagementLISTEN. Be more competitive.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Its ok

Store Manager (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Walgreens full-time for more than 5 years

ProsProfit sharing match, size of the store, relationship with peers.

ConsToo many targets to drive, budget based on sales, work load

Advice to Senior ManagementTell us whats really going on and be real

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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