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Walgreens Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
3,376 Reviews

2.8
3,376 Reviews
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Walgreens President and CEO Greg Wasson
Greg Wasson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent profit sharing although not as good as it used to be (in 207 reviews)

  • Good benefits but they were changing these as I was leaving not sure they are still good (in 124 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance for the folk under store manager level is nonexistent (in 77 reviews)

  • Upper management makes it horrible for everyone including lower management (in 122 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Walgreen sucks to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You get to work in air conditioning. It a clean place to work. And because they are such greedy bastards you propably do not have to worry about them going out of business.

    Cons

    You never have to worry about getting any kind of a raise unless you like .15 to .25 cents a year. Do to the greedyness and the restructoring of the comp I now make less then when I started 9 years ago. Dont get me wrong if you dont mind making 7.50 an hour being a cashier its not a bad job. Anything above that you will work your butt off for nothing. I am waiting to take my last vacation of the year and then I'm out of there. You can make more almost anywhere with way less BS.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at how much time and money goes in to training a good employee. Now look at how much turnover Walgreens has had invthe past year. Do you really think you have quality employees that like their job and want to stay. You use to before Greg Wasson took over now its a horrible place e to work. HORRIBLE

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lots of great talent leaving.

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

    Pros

    Love my staff and being able to develop and inspire them.

    Cons

    Open door policy is a joke...and actually gets used against you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Over the last couple years the company has lost some great talet. So much focus on us making sure our employees are happy but yet the same concern doesn't apply to Store Managers. You may want to look into why so many people are leaving and trust me its not the new role. When you become a target they search for any reason to "apply pressure" ...when they want you gone they make it impossible for you to succeed. Just a sad shame!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hell on Earth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate/Photo Specialist  in  Rogers, AR
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate/Photo Specialist in Rogers, AR

    Pros

    Good amount of hours for part time employees

    Cons

    Minimum wage. Management throws all of the work on to the lower employees while expecting them to run register/photo lab. Management never satisfied. Little to no motivation. In my half a year of working at walgreens I only had one manager ever tell me I was doing a good job. Rude customers who don't understand the Balance rewards savings program and/or annoy the hell out of you by stealing register rewards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pull your weight. Motivate your workers. You can get your point across without being rude and angry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Corporate Drama

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandise Planning Analyst  in  Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Merchandise Planning Analyst in Northbrook, IL

    Pros

    Peers are talented, hardworking, friendly. Cross-functional teams on similar levels tend to work well together. Career progression is available with proper networking. Solid company with good future growth prospects.

    Cons

    All companies have drama but Walgreens takes it to another level. There is constant gossip amongst senior management and opinions are only welcomed if they agree with said management. Very high turnover and most internal employees are looking outside the company for a better environment. The attrition in one department of 50 people was over 90% in one fiscal year. Constant turnover does lead to career opportunities but every new cycle of talent has less knowledge than the proceeding group. New senior management has little to no retail or CPG experience and is not aware of their deficiencies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pointless. Advice is not welcomed. Employee surveys are ignored.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Walgreens is the WORST JOB I'VE EVER HAD!!

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

    Pros

    It's full time any pay is decent

    Cons

    I get written up 1-2 times every week. I never see the store manager as I am the overnight shift lead. He leaves me these horrible notes telling me what I've done wrong or what didn't get done and threatens my job each time. He has NEVER said ONE GOOD THING about me or to me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You expect WAY too much from a 55 year old woman working the 10 hour overnight shift, with me unloading the trucks by myself. I have regular nightly duties which keep me busy but he adds extras on like a truck and doesn't take anything away and I get in trouble for not doing all of it. I have NEVER been reprimanded at work before but I expect it now weekly. I am under CONSTANT pressure to do more but I have given up even trying because I already know I'm going to fail. I've never had a manager that managed with intimidation and constant negative feedback. I have never done anything to his satisfaction. I'm doomed before I get there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Indentured servants only

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacist  in  Montrose, CO
    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Montrose, CO

    Pros

    Salary and compensation are at industry standard = a paycheck

    Cons

    You sell your soul to the CRW gods. Zero ancillary help of any quality or trust

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    terrible place of employment..no consideration for employees

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are no pros for this company.

    Cons

    no real training..you work 8-9 hours with 1/2 lunch and no breaks ..constantly adding duties without any compensation.

  9.  

    Worst time of my life, better to shovel crap for a living than work for this corporate monster.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager (MGT)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager (MGT)

    Pros

    None, unless you like doing the same thing everyday. If you like dealing with old people yelling at you because you are out of canned mushrooms. The whole country could do without this entire chain. GO TO THR PHARMACY AT YOUR GROCERY STORE!!! You don't need to by groceries at walgreens!

    Cons

    Everything!!! Managers do nothing and make the assistant managers do all the work. Unloading a truck for two hours in a 120 degree stockroom in a tie, then having to go back on the floor and deal with customers nonsense issues like "I didn't get my 10 cents off my apple sauce".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being worthless

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Eventful and a learning experience testing patience pushing it past its uncomfortable zone.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Learning how to deal with different peoples personalities.

    Cons

    Having to deal with these peoples different personalities.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Company does not value their employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Clerk  in  Elizabethton, TN
    Current Employee - Service Clerk in Elizabethton, TN

    Pros

    3rd shift schedule is awesome and after awhile the job becomes automatic

    Cons

    Leadership is more like rulership and company cut backs have forced some out of careers and on rare occasion homes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new CEO

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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