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"Definitely not an office job!"

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Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Saint Louis, MO
Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Saint Louis, MO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Decent pay, Great profit sharing, and a lot of stores.

Cons

Pay ceilings, limited advancement, salary (at least 50+ hours a week), upper management.

Advice to Management

Be ready to stock!

Other Employee Reviews for Walgreens

  1. "Pay and benefits are decent, but there are improvements to be made here."

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    Former Employee - General Warehouse Worker in Windsor, CT
    Former Employee - General Warehouse Worker in Windsor, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Walgreens full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    pay is pretty good for entry level positions.

    you will get a work out while you work, there is a lot of walking, moving around, etc. I lost 20 lbs in my first month working here!

    decent benefits and health/dental insurance

    employees have a discount website where they can go get certain products and services at a special rate.

    they are pretty lenient with dress code and okay with tattoos/piercings, etc.

    Cons

    sometimes there can be weeks on end of mandatory overtime. when they say be prepared to work 10-12 hour days, they aren't kidding...if you can't handle this, or want to have a life outside of work, this might not be the place for you.

    very poor work/life balance.

    very strict rates to achieve in order to keep your job.

    management and HR are not understanding at all of circumstances in which a person might be late or absent. they expect you to give 120% at all times, but aren't willing to bend when you need them to.

    Advice to Management

    Think about the "Step" policy. Think about how it has cause perfectly good, dedicated employees to lose their job. Think about the fact that the people who put in all this hard work may have things that come up once in a while that cause them to get a "STEP." I am not talking about letting employees get away with excessive call outs and being late all the time. I am talking about good people who do 100% or more of their rate every day, getting "Stepped" out of there for nonsensical reasons. About not taking a "Step" off someones record when they have documentation to clearly show they have been sick, even though this person works hard and pulls overtime constantly, and is a good worker and gets along with everyone. This high rate of turnover needs to change, especially when good, hard working people with children lose their jobs because of it.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Ok company to work for"

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    Current Employee - IT Professional in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    LOCAL management is trying to keep employees happier to stop so many from leaving.
    Smart people.
    Work-life has improved and management is being supportive.
    Challenging work make the days not so boring.

    Cons

    Walgreen's is taking over.
    Walgreen's benefits are the worst in the industry. Be prepared to pay for everything except 1 office visit. You can only use Walgreen's Pharmacy. Makes getting prescriptions challenging.
    Walgreen's IT is discombobulated. Just getting an email address can take weeks to months. Problems never get resolved.
    Walgreen's management does not fully understand E-commerce. They have stated they are dedicated to brick and mortar. E-commerce is just a side item at this point.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to compete in E-commerce you have to be dedicated. E-commerce will never succeed if you always treat it as a side note to your brick and mortar.

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