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Helpful (1)

"Potential career downgraded to just a job."

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Certified Photo Specialist in Toms River, NJ
Current Employee - Certified Photo Specialist in Toms River, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Friendly co-workers and management; pays the bills; relatively stress-free job; the work you do is appreciated

Cons

Lack of performance based raises (2.5% across the board does not make me want to do more); customers at times (it's retail, you have to expect it); WAY too much bureaucracy (corporate does not understand how stores actually work); low employee morale, especially with management restructuring. This went from a potential career path to just a job.

Advice to Management

The store-level employees are an intricate part to the company. Cut back the bonuses you are writing yourselves and show some appreciation to people who help drive the sales that write your paychecks.

Other Employee Reviews for Walgreens

  1. Helpful (2)

    "A great company with an incredible foundation. Unfortunately, those standards don't apply in supply chain divisions."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Warehouse in Moreno Valley, CA
    Current Employee - General Warehouse in Moreno Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company at a corporate level has great value and shows sincere dedication towards it's employees.

    Cons

    Employee benefits are some of the worst in the industry. Management at the site-level (D.C., in my case) is BEYOND blasphemous. They will treat you like dirt, like you don't matter. Promotions are granted on a "who-you-know" basis, and those in charge don't know anything about standard management procedure. If you want to feel like dirt, have your morale dropped, and feel as though you're unwanted and replaceable, then JOIN WALGREENS!

    Advice to Management

    Get an education.


  2. "Was once a good place to start your career but not since they've started restructuring their management."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The job itself has been satisfying, friendly staff generally.

    Cons

    Management restructuring and lower pay for the same work has ruined what was once a good place to start your career.

    Advice to Management

    You have to give respect in order to earn respect. If you don'r respect your management, then you can bet the quality of work you get in return will reflect that.

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