Walgreens Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
3,476 Reviews
2.8
3,476 Reviews
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Walgreens President and CEO Greg Wasson
Greg Wasson
1,854 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    walgreens

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Walgreens for less than a year

    Pros

    good benefits, good co-workers, they hire friendly people, great place for social people.

    Cons

    low pay, sporadic schedule. work happiness depends on who your management is,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    decrease the importance of suggustive selling and make it a more employee first company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Employee satisfaction has definitely gone downhill

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Multiple Positions  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Multiple Positions in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Some locations work around your schedule. There is opportunity to advance quickly. Training is easy.

    Cons

    Your happiness depends on the location you work at. Some managers are not professional at all. Some may be on a power trip. Walgreens used to lead the industry (my opinion) in pay and benefits. These have all been cut back to line Wasson's pockets. Since there are no Walgreen's family members at the top now, employees have had perk after perk taken away causing unhappiness in the ranks and high turnover in new hires. If you were hired over 4 years ago, you have top pay. New hires get the bare minimum. So, a new store manager could in essence make less than his assistant manager, until all those hired at that time get phased out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know the restructuring of positions and pay was meant to weed out employees who were getting raise after raise with no aspirations to advance. But, some employees didn't advance due to market saturation of "talent" or people who know what they are doing. Also, people who were waiting until their kids were old enough or they finished school. Now, there is nothing left for them here. You are soon to lose the best employees you will ever have. Now, going through the ratings, I want to add that I feel our culture and values went out the door with the last powerful Walgreen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Ask

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walgreens

    Pros

    Great place to workwork at

    Cons

    Non realyythererealyythere its a did place

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Management  in  El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Business Management in El Paso, TX

    I worked at Walgreens full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay is equal and all positions are promoted within when posdible,.

    Cons

    Retail is very demanding. Can leave family time very short!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Highly appreciated at work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate  in  Muncie, IN
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Muncie, IN

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

    Pros

    The people I work with are nice and understanding. There are opportunities to learn new skills, advance your position in the company, and be rewarded for trying new things.

    Cons

    As a customer service associate, it often seems like my work goes unnoticed. Managers make an effort to provide praise, but it is often unseen. Also, higher managers are often condescending.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training people to do things on their own will ultimately improve the store, as opposed to doing it for us. Managers often don't take the time to teach, but end up doing the task wrong and we have to learn to do it anyway.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    pros and cons

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walgreens

    Pros

    stability. paid vacation. benefits.

    Cons

    open 365 days. cut back on holiday pay.

  8.  

    A learning experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Deerfield, IL

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

    Pros

    Employees are treated well, flexible schedule and the ability to move to many different areas within the company

    Cons

    Change in management has been very prevalent in recent times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great job for a teenager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Their very flexible with students and hours. Perfect for a 1st job

    Cons

    The rules suck. The longer you work their the harder and more annoying it gets. Especially on truck day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can get written up for having to call off which I understand. But when you bring in a doctors excuse that shouldn't count against you and it does. That's just wrong

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good job

    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Madison, WI

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

    Pros

    you really Learn a lot

    Cons

    it can be a Difficult job at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Wonderful company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walgreens

    Pros

    Positive work environment, flexible schedule, ability to advance, slightly above average pay. There are many opportunities to grow within the company.

    Cons

    Working hours constantly get reduced. No store is a like, so if you are transferring you may be going from an amazing store to a terrible store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All stores should be relatively the same. Stores are either amazing or terrible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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