Walgreens Reviews

Updated September 4, 2015
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Pros
  • Profit sharing is a great benefit (in 238 reviews)

  • Employee discount comes in handy (in 146 reviews)

Cons
  • Absolutely no Work/Life balance (in 99 reviews)

  • The upper management seemed disconnected with team staff in that store-level problems were sometimes ignored by supervisors (in 150 reviews)

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  1. review

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good pay, growth and stable

    Cons

    schedule, work life balance, management


  2. Good Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Walgreens full-time

    Pros

    Full time postions early shifts pay rate was fair and competitive. Great company to grow within

    Cons

    Not to much can think about only negative I didn't like was changing vacations into PTO form.

    Advice to Management

    Just listen to the employees two cents I know sometimes you can't do much about it.


  3. my review

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    Current Employee - Head Photo Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Head Photo Specialist in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walgreens (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work with great people and have flexible hours.

    Cons

    Pay isn't great and never a set schedule.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Senior Field Service Technician

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walgreens full-time

    Pros

    Freedom to be a self starter and learner. Given a lot of trust to do my best!

    Cons

    Down sizing and no loyalty as many companies have lost.

    Advice to Management

    Get back the "family" that Walgreens once was!


  6. Walgreens

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Castle Rock, CO
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Castle Rock, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and they will get you certified

    Cons

    There is no cons I can think of


  7. It's not for everyone

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roxbury, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roxbury, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Can move up quickly Discounts Can make great connections

    Cons

    Stressful When one person screws up, everyone is held accountable

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to speak to your team members and work with their needs


  8. Shift Lead

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice coworkers , busy most of the time

    Cons

    bad management, horrible overnight experience


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great Learning Experience/ Horrible Corporation and Hours

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked 5 years during high school and college. Overall your average retail. Management at my store was really nice and treated me like family. Made alot of new friends. I learned so much about retail, sales, and customer service at Walgreens that it benefited me from finding a much better job later in the future. I was able to land a marketing sales job that pays 35 to 40K. (no telemarketing or door to door stuff) Hours were flexible and I was able to go to college full time while also attend college nearby full time.

    Cons

    1: No holidays or weekends off. You literally have to work almost every single holiday and at least one weekend every week. The only two holidays I got off was Independence Day and Christmas during my time at Walgreens. Had to work Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Years Eve and New Years Day! The holiday pay they give you is not worth it. Only 50 cents more per hour. 2: Corporate leadership sucks. Over time we were not allowed to merchandise our own store and every thing had to be done by the book. 3: Many customers were very rude and complained alot. I am a human being. I can only do so much. I'm trying to make money for college. Give me a break. 4: Starting pay was $9.50 an hour for me. After five years I capped out at $11.90. You don't make anything higher than that unless you work as a manager. Managers must work six days a week and only got paid $12.00 an hour. Not worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Walgreens is headed for some tough times. They are drastically cutting hours and employees. The store I was at, they actually fired a store manager with twenty years with the company. TWENTY YEARS! After that, seven employees quit within the next three months including me. Walgreens is headed to the grave since they are focusing more on profits instead of customers. BE WARNED.


  10. Beauty Advisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Walgreens part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexable scheduling works with school

    Cons

    managers didn't know how to run the store the shift leads are a joke


  11. Helpful (1)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive pay, on the job training, opportunity to advance

    Cons

    Corporate cuts hours while expecting pharmacies to increase workload



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