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"Solid company!"

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Current Employee - Human Resources in Deerfield, IL
Current Employee - Human Resources in Deerfield, IL

I have been working at Walgreens full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Career growth and solid performance

Cons

Salaries and benefits are not competitive

Other Employee Reviews for Walgreens

  1. Helpful (4)

    "life has gotten much worse with ownership by walgreens"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    1) its a job
    2) the long time drugstore employees are a really smart, passionate group of people who get no credit for that from the current employers

    Cons

    Walgreens is bound and determined to treat their online entities the same as their retail stores.
    1) The review process has questions and ratings directly tied to retail store jobs/KPI's - and are so structured there's not a lot of room to detail accomplishments unique to online.
    2) Goals for some groups are absolutely incompatible with management's stated desires, and in fact the word 'management' is used very loosely. Most of them who want to stay on are working hard to ingratiate themselves with Walgreens execs, and either avoid giving straight answers to questions, provide little to no guidance or outright lie to employees.
    3) On the other hand, and detrimentally, Chicago management has gotten very involved in day to day life and they absolutely do not get online retailing. drugstore.com is hemorrhaging resources as more and more find better salary and move to companies that understand the online space.
    4) Additionally, health benefits have tanked in comparison to the market, and there is no longer a good work life balance (one VP said they 'didn't believe in working from home' like its a mythical creature.
    5) So between only average pay, reduced benefits, shoddy management, little work-life balance and a not terribly bright future (which looks like merging walgreens.com and drugstore.com) there isn't much to reccommend in a city that also has Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Expedia, et al

    Advice to Management

    none that they have ever taken, or would begin to take now


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great history, poor future"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Deerfield, IL

    I worked at Walgreens full-time

    Pros

    Family oriented; conservative yet innovative; utilization of technology advancements;

    Cons

    Poor middle mgmt; lack of development programs; little career growth

    Advice to Management

    Most who work for Walgreens have sincere pride in the company and its roots. Even with no growth opportunities or career path ahead of them, many employees stay with company for 25+years. Leadership needs to learn to cultivate inside talent and provide development programs for employees and grow from within.

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