Walgreens Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
3,696 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The only pro is the retirement plan - their profit sharing matches (in 227 reviews)

  • Good benefits but they were changing these as I was leaving not sure they are still good (in 138 reviews)


Cons
  • no work/life balance whatsoever if you are below store manager position at store level (in 94 reviews)

  • Upper management does not seem to care about the well being or the opinions of employees (in 143 reviews)

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  1.  

    Photo Tech.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Certified Photo Specialist in Glendora, CA
    Current Employee - Certified Photo Specialist in Glendora, CA

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

    Pros

    nice environment to work never the same thing always something to do great time around the holiday season always like Halloween looking at all the new stuff coming inn.

    Cons

    some customers can be a pain to deal with and need to request time off 3 weeks in advance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bring back the old Mgr. position

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant Store Manager in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant Store Manager in Santa Ana, CA

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

    Pros

    The things you learn in daily operations of running a store

    Cons

    Poor pay, new structure, employees not taken care of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to listen better to your working employees. It's helps with the level of engagement on their part.

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

    it is okay but sometimes they expect too much from us when there is a lot a work to get done.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    you have some benefits like sick day paid, holidays, vacations

    Cons

    get all the job done when the store is busy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they need to improve their customer service, some time they take too long to assist them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Started from the bottom now I'm out!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager (MGT) in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager (MGT) in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The associates from front end to pharmacy

    Cons

    - no work/life balance whatsoever if you are below store manager position at store level
    - expected to do managerial work as assistant manager, but eventually did labor work 90% of the time
    - too many cuts all around the company which led to my involuntary quit
    - couldn't take time off during the holidays
    - took away time and half pay when working holidays
    - it's retail what do you expect

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Screw you guys this company will perish from only caring about the people at the top along with your shareholders!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Convenient store, always open.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SBA in Reseda, CA
    Current Employee - SBA in Reseda, CA

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

    Pros

    Location, benefits, leadership, flexibility, raises

    Cons

    High volume of customers, unorganized, high turnover rate, hours, bad pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More organizaton.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    from great company to worst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Management in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    my co-workers where a great bunch

    Cons

    no advancement any more.
    wage cuts and hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Company going through changes.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head Photo Specialist in Whittier, CA
    Current Employee - Head Photo Specialist in Whittier, CA

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

    Pros

    Positive work environment, flexible schedule, slightly above average pay. There are many resources at your disposal for employees who want to try to advance within the company.

    Cons

    Corporate office is cost cutting similar to CVS and it is hurting morale and customer service. Store managers hourly budget for scheduling employees continues to get cut. Sometimes there is no one covering a department for an entire day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont take the stress that corporate is putting on you and take it out on employees, most are entry level.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pharmacy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at Walgreens part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a good place to working.

    Cons

    The company culture belief is a little over the top they don't want you to just know it but remember it word by word.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    asst mgr

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager (MGT) in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager (MGT) in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    nothing to said about the pros because it was pretty much going downward as far as any benefits for store employees.

    Cons

    It's corporate greediness happens everywhere including Walgreens. I Was working for Walgreens for more than 10 yrs. The corporate told the asst. manager to basically take pay cut

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I CAN REPLACE THE CURRENT CEO AND DO HIS JOB BETTER. I CAN JUST CUT EVERYBODY'S PAY......THAT IS THE EASIEST FOR THE COMPANY TO LESSEN EXPENSES AND STILL MAINTAINING MY SALARY AS CEO. MONKEY CAN DO BETTER JOB THAN HIM. THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    No Clue

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    It's job, if you are planning to move you can get transferred almost anywhere.

    Cons

    Work life balance for the folk under store manager level is nonexistent. They expect you to be available 24/7 and don't eve give you 40hrs of work. Corporate officers don't have a clue of what goes on at the store level!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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