Walgreens Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Stefano Pessina
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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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  1. Walgreens the Corner of Happy & Healthy

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Great employees, Great customers to work for, You have good instruction,

    Cons

    Have to stand on your feet for the major portion of your day, lifting heavy boxes

    Advice to Management

    Always finish your list and make sure the store is ready for the next days business


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Wentzville, MO
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Wentzville, MO

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with the people I work with is so much fun
    We still have fun and get work done
    Employee discount is good to
    Insurance is offered which is always a pro but I haven't had the chance to enroll yet

    Cons

    The pay is terrible
    I have been with the company for 4 years this august(2015) and barely make 1.00$ over minimum wage!

    Advice to Management

    Give the employees a raise who have been working their butts off!!!
    Example: I have been with walgreens for 4 years and make 1$ over min wage! Walmart offers 9.00+ when first starting there!!!

    Some others have been with the company for over 10 years and still don't get a decent pay!
    Please do something about this!! We're loosing employees left and right because of this problem


  3. Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician

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

    I worked at Walgreens (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Solid job security in a job market that is tough to get a job. Only way to get removed is to be stupid or do something so.

    Cons

    It's a big corporation and they care more about the bottom dollar than they do about the customer. They could do so much better.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. They say they do, but they don't. So many great ideas from workers inside the business. Not those who think they know in some suit.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Lots of work, little pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor/Photo Technician in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor/Photo Technician in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great employee discount
    Great employees to work with.

    Cons

    Too much work for the amount of pay we get. We do too much crap to get the amount we get paid. There's never any chance for raises.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Busy, Sometimes hectic, but very fullfilling

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pros:
    1, one on one customer service. having the power to make a customer happy and healthy is awesome, and knowing after you help that customer they will come back to the store because of your excellent service is a great feeling
    2. as a shift lead I have enough power to design my own work for the week; setting goals that you want accomplished and seeing them through. upper management wants to see you excel and learn
    3. Upper management is understanding and very tight nit, communication amongst us is awesome
    SO many more but that is enough

    Cons

    1. Pay isn't awesome
    2. Overtime isn't allowed.
    3. Not enough hours in the budget for the amount of foot traffic throughout the store
    4. Dealing with angry customers is always a bummer, a manager being paged is 99% of the time either to fix a mistake over pricing OR a complaint


  7. Sales Associate

    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Alton, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Alton, IL

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The discount was fair and the employees were sweet

    Cons

    The pay was low for such a demanding work load

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better


  8. Very nice, not too hard

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Cashier in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice customers
    Nice management
    Not too strict
    Get a lunch and 15 minute break if working 8 hours

    Cons

    Worked late for a high school job (24 hour location)
    Strict attendance policy
    A lot of expectations for a part time job


  9. Helpful (3)

    Overall bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Walgreens worked well with my school schedule. If I requested a day off in a timely fashion, I always got the day off.

    Cons

    The work was far too repetitive. After two years with the company, I was completely burned out. Raises were capped at 20 cents per year. Let that sink in. 20 cents per year. The pay here is terrible. Even shift leads are payed less than $12/hr. Want a position as an assistant GM or GM? Forget about it. This company does not promote from within.

    Advice to Management

    Stop putting so much pressure on employees and come up with a better way to promote a positive company culture. People in poverty wage jobs aren't concerned with company culture.


  10. Helpful (7)

    Work hard for little money

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule of attending school

    Cons

    Stressful environment, sexist promotion policy, work extremely hard for little financial reward and basically no growth potential


  11. Helpful (1)

    Photo Developer/break person

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Photo Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Photo Specialist in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a good job for college students. The hours might be late and or long but this job allowed me to make it through college. The management was very friendly

    Cons

    The hours are long. Depending what area you work in, it can be difficult to work your way up.

    Advice to Management

    Better pay for the employees.



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