Walgreens - Great company to work for, except for any special requests from upper management will surely be denied. | Glassdoor
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"Great company to work for, except for any special requests from upper management will surely be denied."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Pharmacist in Overland Park, KS
Current Employee - Pharmacist in Overland Park, KS
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Pushes their pharmacists to assume a more clinical role instead of being the average "pill pusher"
Plenty of OT if desired
Making many advances in retail pharmacy

Cons

Impossible to get vacations/time off approved
Very short staffed at some locations
New hires don't get enough training

Advice to Management

With the abundance of PRN pharmacists out there, it would be great to be able to get some vacation time approved instead of having every single day of the year closed off. Also, it would be great to re-adjust the budget so that we can get a mid-shift pharmacists in ALL stores that average over 500 scripts a day.

Other Employee Reviews for Walgreens

  1. Helpful (2)

    "From Great to Draining in Five Years Time"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant Store Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant Store Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was Good Compensation, Pay on Performance, Great Leadership, A Variety of Experiences and Tools, Individuality Encouraged, Great Benefits, Employee Discount, Transfer to Any of 8,000 Locations in the Country If There is an Opening, Opportunity for Advancement, Promote from Within Culture from Bottom to the Top, Profit-Sharing Retirement Plan with Company Match Above Industry Standards.

    Cons

    Ridiculously competitive, no dirty move is off limits if it helps your career. Pay on Performance has become a joke now that position salary caps have been put in place:after two-three years your pay is frozen anyway. CEO is making some pretty wild gambles with the company's future at the employee's expense. New upgraded equipment and software has more flaws and failures than the previous equipment (which was from 1981). Blue Shirt, Black or Khaki pants, no exceptions. It's a uniform that you pay for.....and leave the fancy ties at home because you'll ruin them in one day. Opportunity for Advancement is extremely limited unless your willing to move cross country for an "opportunity" to move up. Most corporate jobs are now filled from outside applicants, contrary to previous culture and teachings. Retirement plan is now industry standard.

    Advice to Management

    You went to all sorts of lengths to acquire great talent during times of growth, but now that growth has slowed, you've done everything in your power to chase the good one's out. You need to find ways to retain your assets even in times of famine because right now while your clawing and scratching for customers and asking everyone to do more with less; you need to appreciate and compensate the people that make it happen for you every day if you are to make it even ten more years.


  2. "Just OK"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Muscle Shoals, AL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Muscle Shoals, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benifits, nice people, get to know customers, employee discount is nice and good work environment.

    Cons

    Working at walgreens was ok, but the management (unless you are lucky) is low quality. Cashiers were more comptent than managers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.

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