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"good overall, however long term can be frustrating"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician in Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician in Minneapolis, MN
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

love the people that i work with, love the 401k and profit sharing.

Cons

HATE the new salary restrictions that truly discourage long term employment because once the good employees reach their pay cap there are no more raises. no matter how hard you work so then the mentality becomes "whats the point?"

Advice to Management

remove salary caps for employees, have raises based on yearly reviews not on tenure. this will show that you value the employees and will encourage consistant and constant growth and improvement

Other Employee Reviews for Walgreens

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Scared straight program for those who don't want to go to college!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Photo Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Photo Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -A pro for an employee could be that constant delegation (read: avoiding work) by managerial staff will allow you to earn the experience necessary to get a better job/pay...with a different company.
    -A pro if you're a HS grad who is not looking to go to college. stick it out for a decade or two, and you can guarantee job security, schedule flexibility, decent benefits.
    -if you're a store manager with 15+ years with the company, you can stop worrying about performing.
    -if you're a woman who knows how to flirt a little, there's plenty of leniency

    Cons

    -favoritism (let your imagination fill in the gaps here)
    -lack of opportunities/promotions (even assistant managers could verify that the only clear way to get promoted was to switch stores/ regions/ companies).
    -Managerial staff inept at handling schedules, promotions, and even customer complaints.
    -pervert/creepy managers looking to advance their collection of NSFW photos against company rules/regulations.
    -if you're male, then expect to be forced to handle all stocking/loading/unloading/replenishing for all departments in addition to your own duties (more an issue of favoritism and not gender inequality).

    Advice to Management

    Train you store managers and assistant managers to manage personnel better. Aside from favoritism, leading by over-delegation, and total lack of respect for employee needs, management needs to learn how to learn the basics of how to work with people/humans.
    Examples:
    -It is not a smart strategy to reward good employees by assigning them additional workload of lazy employees.
    -if an employee works part-time (under 25 hrs/wk), then do not give them full-time (over 35 hrs/wk) schedule on a consistent basis just because you haven't figured out how to schedule properly.
    -you do not need a 5 strike rule for employees that steal/ mark-down to clearance pricing and then buy it with employee discount. Sends the wrong message.
    -No clear path of training or advancement under current system (as confirmed by management also). Some of the best assistant managers I've worked for are now with a different organization.
    -While experience is important, do not value tenure over skills for management level positions.


  2. "Shift lead"

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    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Missouri City, TX
    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Missouri City, TX

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

    Pros

    They have good benefits. N/a

    Cons

    Don't get paid enough for the pay that they give you.

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