Walgreens Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
3,423 Reviews

2.8
3,423 Reviews
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Walgreens President and CEO 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.  

    Good Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walgreens

    Pros

    a good place to start the career

    Cons

    not enough benefits for the employees

  2.  

    Annonomous

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walgreens

    Pros

    Reliable Company to work for

    Cons

    Hours, Pay, and lack of consistent help.

  3.  

    if you like to produce its a great place

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    Current Employee - ASMt
    Current Employee - ASMt

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    no gay discrimination!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 hARD WORK IS OFTEN APPRECIATED

    Cons

    how you work and are treated are different with each manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    praise your people often, we will work even harder

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales Associate (part-time)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walgreens part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I worked here for two years while at college, they were flexible with my schedule and I could work at a location in my hometown as well. Good management, opportunities for advancement if you desired.

    Cons

    Store manager at the college store (the one I was at) was never friendly, always "hiding" in the back office. The supervisors and other managers were much better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    O.P. Walgreens you are good. Manhattan Walgreens (just the one store) you need to get out of the office and interact with your staff. I never "knew" who you were.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Very flexible though out my college years and provide growth opportunities.

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    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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Management is awesome and since its a corporate company everything comes from up top.

    Cons

    Getting paid every 2 weeks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Lone-wolf cashier

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Lynnwood, WA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Lynnwood, WA

    I worked at Walgreens part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Chance to really practice multitasking skills. Meet a lot of interesting folks. The work and skills is easy to learn.

    Cons

    Not enough support from management. Have a lot to be done. You're most likely going to be left alone at the front checkout counter until a crowd forms. Most of the day you're by yourself without much support from the rest of the team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    HPS

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walgreens

    Pros

    Air conditioned, customers to help, Advance schedule

    Cons

    Mean customers, management that sucksm,

  9.  

    Worked for them over 15 years. IT jobs were all outsourced to India and Mexico

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    Former Employee - Computer Operator  in  Mount Prospect, IL
    Former Employee - Computer Operator in Mount Prospect, IL

    I worked at Walgreens full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Was a very stable work environment with many opportunities to move through out the company.

    Cons

    Most positions now are short term contract / project help. Not many long term experienced contacts are left. Interaction between departments and areas is complicated by a lack of commitment and experience. Middle Management turnover is even more unstable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stabilize the ship through the ties that are formed by experience and cooperation over time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Pharmacy technician

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    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician

    I have been working at Walgreens for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I like the people I work with and they are very flexible with our scheduling at my specific store location

    Cons

    Corporate/district managers have some "formula" they use as to how many technician hours you are allowed for the month. One month you may get scheduled 40 hours per week, but the next you may only get scheduled 15hours per week because they are never consistent with our tech budget hours. I also had to fight for months to get my raise after certification, and I get paid way less than othert technicians that I know started after me. I've been here 4.5 years and the wages aren't something I can live off of forever between the low pay and inconsistency of what you're hours might be each month.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Room for advancement if you work hard

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    Current Employee - Shift Lead  in  Ocala, FL
    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Ocala, FL

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work life balance is great. Only 40 hours per week. Plenty of room to advance if you show you are serious from the start. Good benefits.

    Cons

    There is a huge disconnect between corporate and the store. C heck out process is too time consuming. Payroll hours are way too thin. Shift lead is expected to be stock boy and manager. Very physically demanding job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The team in the store could tell you what we need to succeed, but you are not listening. Too many tasks, incredibly slow computer systems, not enough payroll, no product training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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