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Walgreens Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
3,946 Reviews
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3,946 Reviews
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Walgreens President and CEO Greg Wasson
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to start

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits were available for employees averaging 30 hours or more per week. Compensation was fair (comparable to similar positions at other companies). Scheduling time off was typically fairly easy and benefits do include paid time off (vacation and sick).

    Cons

    The most frustrating detail about working for Walgreens was the lack of communication from Corporate. Expectations were set without effective snowballing of information to the "front-line" employees. At district meetings, initiatives were discussed that were supposed to have been in place at the store level for months prior and it would be the first time many store employees had heard of the topics at all. Goals simply cannot be met without communication.
    Specifically speaking to the role of a Pharmacy Technician (or Senior Pharmacy Technician), the nature of the job means that it is a high stress position, but Corporate only added to that by constantly cutting budgeted hours while additional regulations and paperwork were frequently being added. It created a "no-win" situation for all pharmacy staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on being up-to-date on all Corporate initiatives and hold frequent staff meetings to ensure that all employees (including pharmacy staff, who are sometimes left out of "front-of-the-store" discussions) have a solid understanding of expectations. Be willing to speak up for your staff when you recognize an impossible workload balance for the hours allotted to your store.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Declining with time.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Resolving Third Party Billing in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Resolving Third Party Billing in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Work from home is a plus..

    Cons

    No time given to review new policy and changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always too busy with meetings and no time for employee issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Not the worst job I've ever had.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Parsons, KS
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Parsons, KS

    I worked at Walgreens part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The best things about working there were my co-workers and managers. They were always fun and helpful.

    Cons

    Kind of boring, menial work as an associate. It was very boring at times and I hated the strict rules about greeting and talking with customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We aren't robots, and suggestive selling was horrible.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to work for.

    • 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

    Pros

    Rewards hard workers with opportunity. Fair pay.

    Cons

    Have to work holidays and weekends. Store never closes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Unpleasant experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walgreens full-time

    Pros

    Decent hours and pay for the most part.

    Cons

    Micromanaging and random drug tests.

  7.  

    Nice

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Walgreens

    Pros

    Customer experience. Meeting new people

    Cons

    Little communication within management. Hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Started out great working sales floor, team fell apart over time.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Photo Specialist in Park Ridge, IL
    Former Employee - Photo Specialist in Park Ridge, IL

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

    Pros

    The store I worked at was a very busy location but the best thing about working at that particular location was the employees/co-workers. Everyone got along, very energetic and fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Budget cuts really did the company in. Less hours for employees, more tasks, especially if you work in the photo department. Due to budget cuts, employees were expected to do various janitorial tasks which were really uncalled for and demeaning in many cases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Had no problem with shift leads at my store, best people I ever worked with. Executive manager was horrible. Understanding where she was coming from and the nature of her job its difficult to be likable, but I have seen many managers balance strictness and a likable personality much better than the EXM at my store. Advice? - Try to develop lasting relationships with employees, it goes a long way to making everyone happy and content with themselves and a little boost in esteem goes a long way to creating a efficient employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked overnight,

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

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, training was up to date.

    Cons

    not much chance for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to communicate with all employees including overnight shift

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great Experience

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

    I worked at Walgreens full-time

    Pros

    Employee Discount, Cool Managers, Updated POS, Advancement Opportunities

    Cons

    Hours are based on sales, changing culture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great pharmacists and managers

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

    I have been working at Walgreens part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The pharmacists are knowledgeable and make you feel comfortable. You really feel like you are a team. The pharmacy manager at my store is the best; she makes employees feel like they matter and tells them when they do well. The company as a whole is a solid brand; Walgreens knows the image they want to present to the patient and they do it well.

    Cons

    Not the best pay, BUT you do get annual review and opportunities for increases.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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