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"Money is money, work is work."

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Current Employee - Sales Associate in Norwalk, CT
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Norwalk, CT
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

My coworkers are for the most part great people. Some are even funny and a joy to work with. Good summer job for the money. If you work part time, you tend to have a lot of free time on your hands.

Cons

My hours tend to be very random from week to week. I never know more than half a week ahead of time when I'm working, and if I do, it's because the store manager is going on vacation for a while. I feel uncomfortable sharing the times when I'm busy because my notes have to be publicly posted where my coworkers can see in order for my boss to look at them. Most of my coworkers would rather call in sick than say ahead of time that they have somewhere else to be. Only the full-time people ever know when they're gonna be in, but that's because they're full time.

Advice to Management

There needs to be a better way to schedule employees for work. Perhaps an e-mail system where employees could submit messages about work conflicts in advance to the manager would be a better way to go about making schedules. The way it is now, employees would rather call in sick than ask for a day off, which leaves the store understaffed and the employees that actually came in scrambling to get everything done. Not that employees are calling in sick all the time, it's just that there have been days where there was at least one person out sick multiple days in a row, and it's all different people.

Other Employee Reviews for Walgreens

  1. "Dead in Job unless you are a store manager. No room for advancement."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walgreens full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Insurance is really the only pro.

    Cons

    No furture unless store manager

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Old School - but new blood trickling in"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly workers. Wide reach of business. Many many positions.

    Cons

    Unwillingness to fire results in excess capacity and difficult to move forward.
    Long commute for urban dwellers.

    Advice to Management

    Either increase the competitive nature & relevant rewards of success, or lax on things like vacation, work from home, and summer dress code.

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