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"not what it use to be"

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Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Cincinnati, OH
Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Cincinnati, OH
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

its a small store so a friendly feel makes it nice to come into work

Cons

the overall big people dont understand the stress of the job. its all about numbers

Advice to Management

need to start focusing on how to treat their employees right instead of always demanding demanding. have lost alot of good people because of this

Other Employee Reviews for Walgreens

  1. "Money spent on bogus projects not employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours if they are available. Low stress.

    Cons

    POSITIONS ARE ALWAYS DISCONTINUED. Managers are always changing. LOW PAY. Staff required to take on different positions without the title or pay. Very low budget for scheduling staff.

    Advice to Management

    Recently this company has been slashing their pay roll budget. Hours have been dramatically cut to where full time employees are now part time and the part time employees are working MAYBE 5 to 10 hours a week. THIS NEEDS TO CHANGE IMMEDIATELY. Projects cannot be completed without available staff. Customer service is a top priority and without employees there to help the customers, we will lose them!

    Stop spending money on customer service pins, excessive coupon books, fliers, SIGN THAT CHANGE EVERY MONTH OR SO, Walgreens magazine, etc. Instead, put it towards an annual raise for store employees so that maybe they can get more than a 20 cent raise; especially those that have been working for the company for more than a year.

    Stop discontinuing positions so that you can change the job title and pay less for the same exact job.

    Stop moving managers around every few months. This creates huge discrepancies in what is expected of employees. It also aggravates customers as they feel that they cannot shop at a store where they once were looked after by a manager and now they have to deal with one that is not as caring.

    This a job where, even at STORE level, employees are required to multitask to the highest degree. i.e. A cashier is also the beauty adviser, the photo tech, has to stock merchandise, has to push for sales, push to sell flu shots, do item maintenance, inventory counts, etc, etc. They are not paid accordingly.


  2. "You have to get lucky with a good team"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, depending on if you have a great store manager they will work with you on a flexible schedule. Room to grow withing the company. Ability to transfer between locations nationwide hassle free.

    Cons

    Completely under appreciated. I have worked at over 10 stores in total over the amount of past 5 years. One thing I have noticed at every single one of them it's completely up to your supervisors what sets the tone for the work environment. You would think for the pay store managers receive and even store managers in training or so called EXAs, they would put an afford on a positive attitude. Not so much! Very disappointing. Certain issues you literally can't settle without having to talk to either your district manager or human resources. One other major con is the fact that I also have had experiences where your supervisors clearly and openly go against COMPANY policy. Very sad that an hourly employee like me has to address issues like that and end up looking like the bad guy.
    To make it short, this is obviously an established company. But no matter how much of a hard worker you are, you never get the satisfaction and appreciation you would like to achieve from it.

    Advice to Management

    District managers, community leaders, go into your stores and speak to the small people more often. Educate store managers on values and how to treat and lead their team in a better way. Don't expect team members to care for your company and your goals if you show us clearly how much you could care less.

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