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"Overwhelming at first, but you get the hang of it."

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Current Employee - Data Entry Specialist in Tempe, AZ
Current Employee - Data Entry Specialist in Tempe, AZ
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Walgreens full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

-You can do your work without interruptions.
-You can listen to music/whatever while you work.
-Great for introverts/people who don't want to deal with annoying customers.

Cons

-Without previous pharmacy experience, your error rate will be high.
-You're chained to your desk and can't get up and stretch without penalty on your Handle Time.
-Can be stressful. Constant go-go-go rushed attitude.

Other Employee Reviews for Walgreens

  1. Helpful (1)

    "They don't care about their long term employees."

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

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

    Pros

    I used to enjoy working for the company, but after recent changes there really aren't any.

    Cons

    They have recently changed the title of Assistant Manager to Shift Lead and placed a wage cap on the position. Due to the title change most of us are taking a $3 or more per hour pay cut. Although, the job duties aren't changing. I work overnights, working 7 nights straight 10-12 hour shifts without breaks and no opportunity to sit down and eat anything. Shift Leads are are worked into the ground for little pay. Walgreens will be losing a lot of great long term employees with their changes.
    I really think it would be a great idea to have Greg Wasson and some others within the corporate office work in the stores for at least a week to see what we deal with.

    Advice to Management

    Show your staff that you appreciate them and the work they do.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Walgreens used to be a GREAT company to work for...."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrator in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Administrator in Deerfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walgreens full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pretty good benefits, good exposure to different areas, good co-workera

    Cons

    Expected to do the work or 3-4 people, management is completely out of touch with what their employees are doing, upper management continues to grow (they have a chief executive everything now), while lower ranked employees are given hardly noticable raises and tiny bonuses (if anythinf at all)

    Advice to Management

    TALK to your employees - quit sending out useless surveys and having meetings with HR and their VP there - nobody is going to tell you what they are really thinking when their VP is there. These front line employees are what makes up your business - don't forget that. I worked with Greg Wasson and I think he is genuinely a NICE guy - not so sure about the CFO. And upper management treats their employees like crap. If you want people to respect you and be good employees - it starts at the top.

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