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Walgreens Reviews

Updated December 25, 2014
Updated December 25, 2014
3,961 Reviews
2.8
3,961 Reviews
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A handful

    • 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

    Pros

    Co-workers
    Management (store level)
    Great customers

    Cons

    HIGH STRESS
    No pay raise if company doesn't do well even if you are a top employee.
    Not enough help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't punish lower level employee's raises for gambles/mistakes by the company that decrease profits (we can't afford it)

    Give pharmacy more hours (it's where 75 percent of profits come from)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I applied for the job to work in the pharmacy my freshman year of college and was hired as a photo technician initially.

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

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

    Pros

    VERY VERY flexible with hours, I averaged less than 5 hours a week during college.
    Leadership is pretty good at each retail store.
    Provided all my training for PTCB certification and paid for both the PTCB certification and State Registration.

    Cons

    Short handed often and some of the goals are unreasonable. All that matters in the pharmacy is numbers and not safety.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more hours for pharmacy. Errors kill people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    could be better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in San Mateo, CA

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

    Pros

    good coworkers, great customers and easy laid back work

    Cons

    bad management, low pay and little compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to what ur employees have to say before you loose mor good ones like u have so many times

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Used to be a great company till the walgreens family left.

    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Hourly management position, good schedule. Convenient locations, store hours. Good coworkers. The regular customers were always nice.

    Cons

    To many cuts becoming like cvs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Stock

    Former Employee - Photo Specialist
    Former Employee - Photo Specialist

    I worked at Walgreens

    Pros

    Great place to work for

    Cons

    Nothing to say here fine

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great and easy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Photo Specialist in Ramsey, NJ
    Current Employee - Photo Specialist in Ramsey, NJ

    I have been working at Walgreens

    Pros

    Every Walgreens is going to be different and I've worked in 3 different stores for the past 6 years. I personally prefer the ones that are busier, but you can find ones that are slower if that suits your needs. At the ones that are slower, you're usually more free to goof off a bit, but the busier ones will be strict. It's not a bad type of strict, they just want the work to get done.

    Cons

    I haven't really had negative experiences with Walgreens itself. The only slight complaint I have is that if you're working in a 24 hour store, it's very possible to be scheduled for a shift that ends at 11pm one day, and then a shift for 7am the next. Most managers are not very happy with having to reschedule people around. Depending on the store you have to give 2-3 weeks notice if you want off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Work Life

    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Deerfield, IL

    I have been working at Walgreens

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Cheap company that gives below average raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about the consequences before making any deals, contracts or decisions to implement something a certain way. The long-term effects may be less than the current financial benefits.

  9.  

    Two Years and Counting

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

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

    Pros

    -40+ hours a week
    -Manager's that are dedicated
    -Tons of room to grow/promote

    Cons

    Any cons that I might have are more specific to my store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More accountability please

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Cashier

    Former Employee - Walgreens Cashier
    Former Employee - Walgreens Cashier

    I worked at Walgreens

    Pros

    Low stress, friendly atmosphere, well structured and straightforward work and review. Promotions had occurred in store but employees worked long spans for them.

    Cons

    Tedious and humdrum at times, rude and sick customers can often make your shift unpleasant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very structured, no advice necessary

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Walgreens: Some people are lazy, others aren't.

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

    I worked at Walgreens

    Pros

    If you aren't a sour grap, you will get to know your co-workers and it will be a breeze. You learn how the retail industry works, and the importance of deadlines and preparation (especially if you work the graveyard shift like I did)
    Really easy job

    Cons

    You quickly learn who the "lazy" workers are... the people who just do the bare minimum. It's funny how it's those people who complain the most too. There is gossip everywhere in the stores. (Wasn't a problem for me, bc I just made people laugh) Some assistant managers or 'shift leaders' will push the blame onto others when the store manager gets on their backs for not completing a task. "Why wasn't aisle 6 re-faced? -- oh (this person) was feeling ill so I had to cover the front a lot" [ [what? I said I was feeling kinda ill, but good enough to do my job... you never covered the front =| ]] (now I know why I never got the outstanding employee review raise even though I started remembering regular customer's names) (My reviews always said "Needs improvement on customer skills.... retarded)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach management to not shift blame on others.
    Budget your finances....
    Don't stack the supply storeroom to the roof,.... yea I was young so I could climb up and reach it... but if I was old... someone could get seriously hurt

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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