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"Used to be Great, Now just another Retailer with cutbacks"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Assistant Manager (MGT) in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Assistant Manager (MGT) in Los Angeles, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Walgreens full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

employees are awesome, you really get all around experience, pay is average, but current cutbacks in pay suck, so not sure about the new pay

Cons

company going through a re structuring which means doing same job for A LOT less pay, VERY hard to get promoted, especially lots of favortism & you may end up at a difficult location and not look as good as a much easier one. Hours vary, no set schedule, often forced to work over night or overtime if a manager calls out without a choice, long work hours without breaks or lunches.

Advice to Management

DON'T CUT MANAGEMENT pay, YOU'RE loosing the very reason customers go to Walgreens in spite of their markups, a lot mgt knows their customers well as do the employees, and they've earned their raises, to cut them is CRAZY. You'll loose great expertise, merchandising, people skills etc. its evident, shift leads don't provide same expertise as managers.

Other Employee Reviews for Walgreens

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Home office Management has lost touch with the store"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Certified Executive Assistant Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Certified Executive Assistant Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Walgreens full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Usually good local treatment, but not always

    Cons

    Shifts very difficult ounce you have family, and home office doest not value store management. Demands including physical getting greater.

    Advice to Management

    Return to philosophy that your staff is an asset not an expense


  2. Helpful (2)

    "This WAS a good company!!!! When it was WALGREENS"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager (MGT) in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager (MGT) in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible in getting time off. Providing you give enough notice. Alot of gossip within the company but all companies have that, and the bigger the company the more gossip.

    Cons

    Do not move up past clerk or you get SCREWED. But remember the big guys thought it is a good idea to cap all retail pay now so you won't be able to make to much money here. All assistant managers took a $7000.00 pay cut a few years ago due to no more GUARANTEED overtime. (elimination of benefit) and now they are ELIMINATING Assistant Managers whom for the most part were the back bone of the stores. But they are so kind (DM AND UP) to let us stay on as Shift leads for the same amount of work plus more. You can do this position with ONLY a 30% cut in your pay. WoW what more could you ask for. Now it is the Asst. Mgr. Next elimination of the Store Mgrs. then Pharmacists . The BIG PLAN IS::: Eliminate the store manager and have the EXA run the store; Eliminate the Pharmacists and have the techs run the pharmacy. Few Pharmacists will be in a remote location (not leaked out yet, probably DEERFIELD) checking scripts via monitors How wonderful is that !!! I can't wait till there is a BIG walk out and it finally hits the news. I Don't think the retirement rate will be what it was in the past from this company. Remember - Be well

    Advice to Management

    They should STOP the re modelings and go back to the day when there was appreciation for the employees. What motivation are you giving the employees now??? Lousy little PM's to put in there piggy banks. Come on and STOP being so greedy at Corp. your raises are outrages, but they are thanks to ALL your store employees whom make it ALL possible.

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