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"It was a great job but had its downs"

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Former Employee - Photo Technician in Lakeland, FL
Former Employee - Photo Technician in Lakeland, FL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great pay, great mangers to work with

Cons

There were so many employees that you had nothing to do to keep yourself busy.

Advice to Management

Keep up the work

Other Employee Reviews for Walgreens

  1. "Hard work, long hours"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Certified Executive Assistant Manager in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Certified Executive Assistant Manager in Athens, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay. Lots of room for advancement.

    Cons

    Hard, physical work. Extremely long hours. Hit and miss management.

    Advice to Management

    Well-educated managers will not work for quasi-illiterate district and regional managers.


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    "Walgreens Associates"

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    Current Employee - Photo Specialist/Pharmacy Technician in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Photo Specialist/Pharmacy Technician in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is room for advancement and plenty to learn about retail. The company is willing to provide a pathway to advancement to just about anyone willing to work for it. The pay gets better with advancement; in fact, the higher positions pay a rate that is fair for the work required.

    Cons

    The starting pay is terrible - at or very near minimum wage and unless you only work the register - the work is demanding enough to justify a higher rate of pay. The company does just about everything to avoid ever paying any OT and almost all staff are PT employees because the company wants to avoid paying FT benefits. Scheduling is horrific. Employees don't have scheduled/predictable schedules or days off. Employees are required to work different shifts and may often be required to do 8 hour turn-around shifts. It is very difficult to plan for life outside of work.

    Advice to Management

    In exchange for the low pay and PT hours it would be nice to at least offer predictable days off if not set schedules (with the understanding that they might change based upon need but that every effort will be made to keep a person working a predetermined set of hours or have the same days off every week where possible).

    The company often exports/imports management staff out/in of communities that they may or may not be good fits for and this causes community tension. The company should make a greater effort to match managers with community stores that are good fits for them personally.

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