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"Less than satisfactory"

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Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Denver, CO
Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Denver, CO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Decent pay, decent benefits, good prescription savings

Cons

Rude customers, poor quality of employees, lots of turnover, they move you to different store locations a lot, very little interaction with the district manager (who is the one that decides who is getting promotions)

Advice to Management

Stop changing a proven business model

Other Employee Reviews for Walgreens

  1. "friendly customers, friendly employees, its an okay place to work if you are in highschool/college."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Photo Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Photo Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible hours, decent pay, decent benefits

    Cons

    occasionally a rude customer will ruin your day, but you learn to get used to it.

    Advice to Management

    Managers need to spend more time working and less time "checking" on you every 5 minutes.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Started mediocre, and went downhill quickly"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can "get away" with doing the bare minimum, no need to be motivated and easy to get hired. Can pay well based on your people skills, not developer skills.
    There are some good people there, but I imagine they will be jumping ship soon.
    Almost always a happy hour on Friday, or "Power pint" mid week.
    Not difficult to "be a rock star", just prepare to not be rewarded for it.

    Cons

    The worst bureaucracy I've seen. Many of the directors and above were promoted internally based on tenure rather than competency, resulting in many illogical decisions often based on emotion rather than data. Many technical decisions are made by non-technical people.
    When Walgreens took over, they cut the bonus to less than half of previous and replaced the benefits package; health coverage here is terrible.
    Because of the project structure, it can take forever to get bugs fixed (even serious ones), because there may be no team actively working on that area. Their code base has barely changed since 2001, and is a mess of spaghetti-c++ called marshaled from C# that was converted from vbscript via a tool; people are scared to touch it and implement delicate workarounds to avoid fixing core problems.
    The head of IT from Walgreens, now responsible for IT at drugstore is good friends with the CEO of Cognizant (CTS) contracting company, They are pushing to have the "brain trust" in the building, but have all work done overseas. (Many people are pushing back against this, but it still seems to be swinging that way).

    Advice to Management

    If you want to remain in the tech business, take a cue from some of the others that have done well in the past previous years.

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