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"Mixed Feelings"

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Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Hickory, NC
Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Hickory, NC
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Walgreens full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Walgreen's has a good health benefits plan. It includes medical, dental, and vision. For the most part, the operating system in the pharmacy (IntercomPlus) is a good computer system. The work environment can vary greatly from store to store. I have worked in many different stores and finally found a store with a very fair manager and great co-workers, which seems to be a rare combination.

Cons

Like most companies these days, Walgreen's is pushing the envelope to see how far they can scale down the staff before the walls begin to crumble. I you want to work in the pharmacy, be prepared to juggle the responsibilities of three people. If you can't multitask or get easily flustered in chaotic situations, I don't recommend a career in retail pharmacy. It is lightening-fast pace. Since corporate controls the hourly budget, you have no say in how many tech/pharmacist hours can be scheduled for your pharmacy. Often times, there is only one pharmacist and one technician on duty when in all reality there should be at least 2 pharmacists, and 2 to 3 techs to adequately handle the heavy work loads.
Furthermore, if you work in a 24-hour pharmacy, you are required to work all holidays--no exceptions.

Advice to Management

More money should go towards payroll to adequately staff the pharmacies.

Other Employee Reviews for Walgreens

  1. "Loved the work environment, loved meeting all kinds of new people in the store"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SIMS Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - SIMS Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    opportunity for promotions, great company work ethic, good benefits.

    Cons

    If you work as a cashier, it sometimes gets tough standing on your feet for the entire shift.

    Advice to Management

    management is great


  2. "Fun place to work, but company as a whole has declined in the last few years"

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    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Whitewater, WI
    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Whitewater, WI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working in the pharmacy can be very rewarding.

    Cons

    No job security. One we you would have 40 hours the next you'd have 8. It was very wishy washy due to the need to meet the "bottom line" Caused alot of stress between employees and manager.s

    Advice to Management

    The management can't really help how many hours their store gets, its corporate that needs to look at the big picture.

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