Walgreens Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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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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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Organized and very stable pharmacy

    Cons

    Very Saturated with pharmacist nationwide

    Advice to Management

    None

  2. Helpful (1)

    CSR

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Macon, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Macon, GA

    I worked at Walgreens full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits- insurance, vacation time
    Pay- I had a set schedule, guaranteed hours.
    Overall great company to work for.

    Cons

    Nights when you have to close or work overnight, being open on Thanksgiving and Christmas, and that day you have to do inventory!

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is: train all employees so that they know what to do in case you are not there.

  3. Various job duties

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Windsor, CT

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Starting pay great with pay increases

    Cons

    Needs Better communication & it is unclear who has what responsibilities

    Advice to Management

    None at this time.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Senior maintenance technition

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    Current Employee - Senior Maintenance Technician in Waxahachie, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Maintenance Technician in Waxahachie, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Big company very large distribution center

    Cons

    Just a number in the large amount of employees

    Advice to Management

    Follow your own culture beliefs

  6. Helpful (1)

    A long seven years

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Photo Technician in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Photo Technician in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Walgreens part-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy job, but very mundane. Some expectations are outlandish. Good environment some of the time.

    Cons

    Lack of promotional growth within the company. Everything is stacked. Even managers get cheated out of their promises.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved with all levels of employment. Work on fairness.

  7. Enterprise Shared Services Field Service

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Field Service in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - IT Field Service in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Walgreens full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, great atmosphere, good place to work, good benefits

    Cons

    They worry about the numbers too much and not about the people

  8. photo specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walgreens part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Flexible hours. Managers will work with your schedule. Decent benefits. Very personal and intimate interactions between customer and employees

    Cons

    Too much hard labor at times for the pay. Asked to meet difficult deadlines on truck day (according to your store and manager). Too many required things to say during check out time. (Suggestive sells, survey)

    Advice to Management

    Be less aggressive when asking us employees to do things. Also stick to a certain policy and stop changing things so often. Also there are lots of changes within districts that leave upper management stressed and they in return release that frustration on us.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Pharmacy Technician

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walgreens part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers, decent pay, time off.

    Cons

    Working weekends, stingy and disrespectful management, cutting hours.

    Advice to Management

    Actually learn people's names and treat them normally.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Never a dull moment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free flu shots, good benefits, advancement opportunities

    Cons

    High turnover, variation of shifts, not the best pay

    Advice to Management

    Reward the employees that are going above and beyond, be more competitive with wages.

  11. Helpful (1)

    great company if you have adequate staffing

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Shreveport, LA

    I worked at Walgreens

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great company if you have adequate staffing. great computer system

    Cons

    not enough help at times...too much extra work without enough staff to complete

    Advice to Management

    provide enough staff in order to complete the extra work

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