Walgreens Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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Stefano Pessina
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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

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    Great

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    • 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. Great Job For Anyone of Any Age

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate

    I have been working at Walgreens

    Pros

    Creating relationships with customers
    Learning about new products
    Cross-training
    Great incentives & benfits
    Willing to work with

    Cons

    Hard to advance within company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Busy, Sometimes hectic, but very fullfilling

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    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Pros:
    1, one on one customer service. having the power to make a customer happy and healthy is awesome, and knowing after you help that customer they will come back to the store because of your excellent service is a great feeling
    2. as a shift lead I have enough power to design my own work for the week; setting goals that you want accomplished and seeing them through. upper management wants to see you excel and learn
    3. Upper management is understanding and very tight nit, communication amongst us is awesome
    SO many more but that is enough

    Cons

    1. Pay isn't awesome
    2. Overtime isn't allowed.
    3. Not enough hours in the budget for the amount of foot traffic throughout the store
    4. Dealing with angry customers is always a bummer, a manager being paged is 99% of the time either to fix a mistake over pricing OR a complaint

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Not the best place to work, but certainly not the worst.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Fairly laid back place. Managers were decent and fair.

    Cons

    Retail sucks. Terrible hours, management is forced to side with customers even when they're being dumb, not enough pay. It'll test your patience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The customer is not always right.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Rude customers, sad financial compensation, and an out of touch corporate office makes for an exhausting experience.

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    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician

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

    Pros

    Every now and then you will bond with a customer that appreciates your service. Co-workers are kind

    Cons

    Bad pay range, entirely uncompetitive. Hours are cut about 60% during the summer months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician

    I worked at Walgreens

    Pros

    Easy Computer system, nice work environment

    Cons

    Some of the employees can be quite difficult

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Walgreens is a great company to work for they have a great HR team and the team leads are super nice in the office.

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    Former Employee - Data Entry Pharmacy Technician in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Data Entry Pharmacy Technician in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    It's a relaxed environment. After training if you keep up its easy to sit back and enjoy music while doing your job

    Cons

    Constant workflow always working and a lot of micromanagement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Certified senior pharmacy technician

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Love the job, always busy, lots of great patients, and great pharmacists.

    Cons

    Always busy and not enough help

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need more help and more pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Great company with room for improvement

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    Current Employee - Registered Pharmacist
    Current Employee - Registered Pharmacist

    I have been working at Walgreens

    Pros

    The company is deeply-rooted in advancing pharmacy practice. I'm proud of the long history but I would like to see employees' feedback utilized more.

    Cons

    Internal/external support can be lacking. Often, we need just one more employee for procedures to go smoothly. This can be frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider allowing for another FTE to cover the very busy times of the pharmacy so that there aren't 25-75 labels on the counter to fill. It becomes very distracting for a pharmacist to focus on his/her work and to do so well. In the current model, I do not feel like I am able to practice at the top of my license because I am forced to perform duties that a technician could do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Walgreens #1

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Room for growth in mid-level entry positions

    Cons

    No union for the pharmacy department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Following Walgreens core beliefs lead to great customer service.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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