Walgreens Reviews

Updated April 24, 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. Area HR Mgr

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Lots of positive change occurring in HR

    Cons

    Technology is very poor. No investment in technology.

  3. Shift Lead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Stratford, CT
    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Stratford, CT

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

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

    Pros

    Good company, great benefits, all around good time! Time to work and a time to have fun and this company know how to do both!

    Cons

    Customers and vendors are difficult on occasion. Some employees can be difficult to deal with.

    Advice to Management

    More competitive salaries

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  5. Chemotherapy infusionist and educator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Infusionist in Largo, FL
    Former Employee - Infusionist in Largo, FL

    I worked at Walgreens (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    national company with impressive resources and professionals managing the company

    Cons

    walgreens is growing fast and experiencing growing pains

    Advice to Management

    care about your employees: employment is not adversarial: we are all in this together

  6. certified pharmacy technician

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

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Computer system is the best so far. You will always have work. Great benefits. Hours are accommodating for college students. You have on hands training. We always recruited from colleges and technical schools like Remington, U of H and ITT. In the store I worked, we all got along like family. Every pharmacist I worked with has their own system of how they do their job, they are all professional in their decisions and their work ethics.

    Cons

    Always short of help. Corporate won't increase help and hours unless we can keep a certain amount of prescriptions. Everything is based on KPI's, these are reports showing how many prescriptions are done every minute, day, week, etc. We were always overloaded which makes it hard to do orders, check in orders, to keep the pharmacy in order. If you work at Walgreens be ready to wear your running shoes

    Advice to Management

    You can't base the amount of help to the amount of prescriptions because some prescriptions take longer to type and fill. You need to relieve the stress level the staff goes through. And the customer is not always right. We have had situations where we followed policy guidelines and corporate made us break them in order to please the customer, this makes us look like we were in the wrong. There are times we should be compassionate and accommodate the customer but sometimes it's the same ones that take advantage.

  7. Warehouse loader

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at Walgreens full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is great for ware house position competitive against other jobs
    pay rate increase every six months to a year when you start

    Cons

    very few oppertunities to move up basically some one has to leave or quit to move up

    Advice to Management

    none

  8. Helpful (1)

    Cashier/Floor

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

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Everyone works together to get things done in the store everyones part is integral
    - observant and tries to match your strengths to your tasks.
    - If you have any concerns addressing them is easy and any conflicts are resolved with minimal issues
    - You will usually be given adequate time to complete all tasks given.
    - Any problems with employee performance is expressed with employee quickly to make sure that the store is efficient
    -If you have an emergency and you need to call out or switch shifts they try to accommodate as best possible

    Cons

    -Schedules constantly change
    -Dealing with frustrated and aggravated customers
    - Sometimes hectic atmosphere

  9. ASM

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ASM in Coral Springs, FL
    Current Employee - ASM in Coral Springs, FL

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time

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

    Pros

    Free flu shot every year decent pay for middle management

    Cons

    Terrible work/life balance. Benefits change every year and get better and better for company and worse for the employees. I moved up quick up the corporate ladder onto realize I had my ladder leaning up the wrong wall.

    Advice to Management

    Have them work in the store and proactively promote suggested sales, ask for donations and branded salutations to see how impossible a shift can be.

  10. Good days and bad days.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Corpus Christi, TX

    I have been working at Walgreens

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great management.,25% discount, great benefits after 6 months. Raises every year.

    Cons

    You have to work two holidays out of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New years.

  11. Certified Pharmacy Technician

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent community environment. Employees take care of each other. Management listens and makes changes when necessary.

    Cons

    Very stressful in high volume stores. Not for the easily offended

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay if you increase the workload. Don't trim hours.

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