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Walgreens Reviews in Lincolnshire, IL

Updated June 16, 2014
Updated June 16, 2014
3,386 Reviews

2.8
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent profit sharing although not as good as it used to be (in 207 reviews)

  • Good benefits but they were changing these as I was leaving not sure they are still good (in 124 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance for the folk under store manager level is nonexistent (in 77 reviews)

  • Upper management makes it horrible for everyone including lower management (in 122 reviews)

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  1.  

    Average

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Lincolnshire, IL
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Lincolnshire, IL

    Pros

    Good benefits, average salary and culture

    Cons

    Poor leadership from my manager

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Corporate environment extremely political, very caustic to employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Network Engineer  in  Lincolnshire, IL
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Lincolnshire, IL

    Pros

    Incredible learning experience with technologies being explored by corporate IT. New technologies, rebuilding/reallocating older equipment and hardware.

    Cons

    Management structures leaves a lot to be desired. Poor communication between teams leads to major issues during deployments, rollouts, and upgrades. Many positions have been sent offshore, leading to long hours, overworked employees, and incredibly low moral. Refusal to invest in certain hardware has lead to various issues during (but not limited to); iOS upgrades, hardware upgrades, large-scale deployments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Happy workers = better work. Don't overwork people claiming "they make enough money." They're people with families and lives. Walgreens does not have the right to take away anybody's free time and sanity to make a few extra bucks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A fast-paced, friendly and extremely budget-conscious environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Consultant  in  Lincolnshire, IL
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Lincolnshire, IL

    Pros

    Friendly and welcoming atmosphere
    Dynamic
    Exposure to a multitude of different software products

    Cons

    Workforce transience (MANY offshore rotating consultants)
    Some facilities not cared for well at all
    Not a lot of availability of internal (or external) education opps

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder to educate your workforce (IT) or allow compensated time off for self-education

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    horrific

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Lincolnshire, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lincolnshire, IL

    Pros

    None. For a company that has been in existence for over a hundred years, you would think that there would be more processes and procedures in place. Upper management is not engaged, does not appreciate employee effort and there is no emphasis on employee growth or mentoring.....you do not want to work here...

    Cons

    Long hours with no appreciation or acknowledgement of your efforts. Lots of back stabbing just so the boss looks good. Everyone is afraid of the boss who runs the organization on fear instead of leading the organization with clear goals and objectives that are shared by management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit...and let some qualified management with experience, knowledge and compassion run the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Experience, Horrible Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Security Analyst  in  Lincolnshire, IL
    Former Employee - IT Security Analyst in Lincolnshire, IL

    Pros

    - Large company, everyone knows Walgreen's
    - Great experience in a large corporate environment
    - Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    - Horrible management
    - Below average pay
    - No transparency
    - No investment in employees
    - Constantly replacing IT roles with outsourced company
    - Management doesn't listen to employee's opinions
    - Culture is horrendous. No respect among departments.
    - Walgreen's Corporate is still stuck in an old mindset. They need to 'get with the times'
    - Career growth is very limited within departments. Most vertical movement is done switching departments entirely.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employee's and listen to what they have to say!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Very Cutthroat Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Security Analyst  in  Lincolnshire, IL
    Current Employee - Network Security Analyst in Lincolnshire, IL

    Pros

    Its Fortune 100 company other than that no other pros I can think of.

    Cons

    Very cut-throat environment. All departments are silo unwilling to help with anything beyond their job description. If you are a smart individual, this is NOT the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue as to what is going on within your company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Software and tools beyond end of life - should have replaced within product life timeframe.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lincolnshire, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincolnshire, IL

    Pros

    Walgreens is making changes to carry it forward to Next Generation.

    Cons

    Some of the Microsoft Software products were years beyond end of life. Software from Microsoft sites were for current software versions, and not the software version that Walgreens had.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Periodically upgrade software to keep versions current with software industry. Lagging behind costs more in development times and costs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Senior Database Administrator

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    Current Employee - Senior Database Administrator  in  Lincolnshire, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Lincolnshire, IL

    Pros

    It is a big and stable company. Many nice DBA coworkers work together to share technology. DBA technical skills grow fast by doing full life cycle project.

    Cons

    Some DBA positions are very stressful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Typical slow-moving large corporation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Lincolnshire, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Lincolnshire, IL

    Pros

    Comprehensive set of benefits that come with working for a very large corporation.

    Cons

    It takes a very long time to get anything accomplished, and it is very difficult to have any sort of impact as an individual because of the complexity and number of layers you must work through in order to get something done. Very difficult to find out who is responsible for a specific function and even harder to reach them (e.g. payroll or benefits). In the middle of outsourcing a majority of IT functions to India as well. Frequent hiring and other spending freezes to make quarterly numbers look good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut some fat and be more nimble. Easier said than done though.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not the family company it once was

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Professional  in  Lincolnshire, IL
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Lincolnshire, IL

    Pros

    Have had some very nice co-workers over the years. This was once a very stable and happy place to work. Since the initiation of Rewire for Growth, which is just a nice way of saying that there will be terminations, it hasn't been the same.

    Cons

    Extremely low morale in the IT area. Unstable environment with upper management continually changing directions with outsourcing, off-shoring and reductions in force. Very unhappy environment for employees over the last 5+ years and steadily declining. It may just be the nature of the field now, but what was supposed to promote collaboration and streamline projects has only added extra layers of bureaucracy and created an incredibly toxic work environment. There is very little incentive, other than having a job, to continue employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are the bottom line, not you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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