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Walgreens Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
4,311 Reviews
2.9
4,311 Reviews
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Stefano Pessina
29 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1. Featured Review

     

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Pharmacy Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Pharmacy Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Walgreens as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Organized and very stable pharmacy

    Cons

    Very Saturated with pharmacist nationwide

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    ok

    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Bakersfield, CA

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

    Pros

    learn and deliver great customer service

    Cons

    needs more staff in all departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve benefits and hire more people

  3. 58 people found this helpful  

    Reinventing Image

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

    I worked at Walgreens full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company is constantly looking for ways to improve. There are new initiatives coming out all the time to improve customer relations and experiences. After merging with Alliance Boots to save itself, the new company is located in over 20 countries and has over 360,000 employees worldwide.

    Cons

    The company has been struggling with an identity crisis since 2008. There are far too many new initiatives being implemented at the same time and demanded of field operations while budgets are cut. The old "do more with less" is an understatement of what is taking place at this company. The company is constantly threatening its employees with their jobs. Where threats used to be implied, it is now written in policy. Might still be good place for young newbies who can easily conform to pressures that at one time were considered fascist.. In addition, gone are the days of career opportunities that still pay well and benefits that were worth holding onto.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care to stop screwing and constantly threatening your leadership to threaten their teams for compliance. You are not handling this change well at all. Your employees are the life blood of the company that take care of the customers. Having employees who comply solely out of fear goes against what Walgreens used to stand for. Gone are the employees you encouraged for over 100 years to think of creative ways to help improve the company by taking care of customers and increase sales. Now you are creating legions of minions who are demanded to not think at all - only comply. You have betrayed your heritage and lost your identity in the process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Good job for people who like to be treated poorly.

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

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

    Pros

    Life experience
    Great references for a new job
    Learning retail behind the scenes
    Flexible hours
    Seniority is wonderful

    Cons

    Pay is horrible.
    Customers can be very rude and might even throw products at you.
    The management sexually harass if you are good looking.
    No bonuses or raises. There raises are like 16 cents.
    Have to sleep your way into a promotion is your a girl.
    Must be able to go after work for any chance of promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees better and give better benifits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Walgreens

    Pros

    Walgreens is a great company to work for. It provides a lot of opportunities for promotion. I have moved up Quickly

    Cons

    Lots of hours and hard work of you want to move up. Lots of nights and weekends before you become a store manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better people in merchandising at corporate. The pictures are not the best representation of merchandising

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inconsistent management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacist Manager in Muncie, IN
    Former Employee - Pharmacist Manager in Muncie, IN

    I worked at Walgreens

    Pros

    A darling of Wall Street, very profitable, great knowledge and a leader in retail.

    Cons

    Does not have great respect for employees, "nepotism" runs rampant, and people management is very inconsistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to provide consistent leadership, and produce a greater environment for employees to work where they feel appreciated for their dedicated effort.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    It's a really great experience. It's like we're a little family.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Cashier in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Promotional Sales
    Small store
    Responsive to changes in schedule
    Constant hours

    Cons

    Not enough initial training
    Unreal closing expectations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It was good, nice freidly people

    • 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

    Food was great need more

    Cons

    Not enough time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through with what you say

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Typical retail job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sale's Clerk in Olive Branch, MS
    Former Employee - Sale's Clerk in Olive Branch, MS

    I worked at Walgreens

    Pros

    easy work, awesome part-time job, great for younger people in school/college, nice coworkers,

    Cons

    very repetitive, little chance for growth, minimum wage pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Team work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician in Cordova, TN
    Former Employee - Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician in Cordova, TN

    I worked at Walgreens

    Pros

    They stress team work building. High volume requires that skill. Will send you to other stores to train

    Cons

    Constant cut of hours can lead to high stress and possible lack of good CS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you will always make your money. If hours are cut then you will need to help more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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