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"Work in a fast-paced setting to serve diverse customer needs"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Pharmacist
Current Employee - Pharmacist
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

You will have plenty of opportunity to help people, and there is a good chance you will be recognized for going the extra mile to do that.

Cons

You will likely be asked to accomplish more than can be reasonably expected in the time allotted. Management does not consistently provide clear rationale for their decisions.

Advice to Management

Be proactive about informing employees of changes in policy and direction of the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Walgreens

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    "Definitely not an office job!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


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