Walgreens Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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Stefano Pessina
416 Ratings

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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5,662 Employee Reviews

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  1. Walgreens

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Review

    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


  3. Senior pharmacy tech

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in El Paso, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours friendly staff

    Cons

    Little pay.. Too much work..

    Advice to Management

    Think about your employees


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  5. N/A

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Athens, GA
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Athens, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits and after 10 years you are fully invested

    Cons

    Hourly starting rate and not easy to move up


  6. Senior Beauty Advisor

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Walgreens full-time

    Pros

    Walgreens is great at working around your individual schedule

    Cons

    Depends upon the manager, whether you will be happy or not

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to employee input


  7. Ehh

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacist, College Student in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Pharmacist, College Student in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walgreens (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent Benefits, providing healthcare services.

    Cons

    Very difficult to move up, Experience really depends on your DM. He is grows you, inspires you, dismisses you, or takes advantage of you....


  8. Assistant Store Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Great management experience. Work is fast paced and allows for significant growth potential in the stores or corporate offices.

    Cons

    Long hours.Working nights, weekends, and holidays regardless of your management level. Little support from middle managers. Very little autonomy regarding your store.

    Advice to Management

    If you cannot handle a demanding, high energy, stressful environment then this job may not be for you. Job requires excellent people skills and patience.


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    Certified Pharmacy Technician

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Certified Senior Pharmacy Technician in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Certified Senior Pharmacy Technician in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team Environment in the pharmacy. I always felt like I was apart of a family. Constant Raises. Room for Growth. Constant training and education. Rx manager always backs you up in difficult situations. Awesome Benefits.

    Cons

    Work overload. Constant work being piled on with not many techs to execute. Mandatory OT. Non working relationship between the pharmacy and front of store. No consistency with work hours.


  10. Photo

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Photo Specialist in Columbus, IN
    Current Employee - Photo Specialist in Columbus, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Every thing is good great place

    Cons

    It is a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. Helpful (2)

    Good minimum wage retail job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -caring managers -good training, trained by multiple employees to help get a feel of things -abides by legal and company break policies, extra break time for those under 18 -managers will actually be punished for inappropriate misconduct instead of the issue being swept under the rug -15% employee discount -good hours, if you need to switch shifts with someone you can call them and ask, then alert the manager -broken equipment was replaced (vacuums, scanners, registers) -was sent a confidential letter about available therapy and social service opportunities covered by walgreens a few days after i came in with bruises on my arms

    Cons

    -shift leads had a tendency to be incompetent and dramatic towards social situations -bad communication between employees, shift leads and corporate -constant visits from corporate, during which we were asked to perform differently than what was normally expected from us -suggestive sales were tracked, but the many customers resent being asked to buy something -very misleading sales tags, company coupons and advertisements. caused many confrontations by customers, lost sales, and complaints, not to mention wasted time on something that could have been fixed by printing the ad clearly -i have witnessed multiple customer on customer fights in-store -badly organized closing shifts; often ran over time due to computer errors, not being able to turn customers away, and no one to cover register while you clean store and put products back on shelves -branded greetings, customer surveys

    Advice to Management

    be consistent, think about the things you are doing, think about how you can make the store run smoothly and more efficiently. do not get caught up in pointless drama and activities and stay professional. learn to do your job and do it well



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