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Walgreens Boots Alliance Employee Reviews about "staff discount"

Updated Nov 12, 2019

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2.8
39%
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Walgreens Boots Alliance Executive Chairman Stefano Pessina
Stefano Pessina
128 Ratings
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  • "They wanted to perform tasks that were not for a pharmacist(in 15 reviews)

  • "No equal opportunities /work life balance(in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "(UK) Over resourced, unnecessarily complex & slow organisation with restricted talent pool"

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    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walgreens Boots Alliance

    Pros

    -Staff discount -Flexibility - New external leaders coming in with a less insular view and willing to shake up ways of working

    Cons

    -Toxic meeting culture, all middle/senior mgmt do is sit in meetings all day with very low/no bias for action - Pockets of significant over resource -Very un diverse, heavily female in many areas restricting points of view/ways of working / speed of action - Too many layers of hierarchy, archaic processes and poor speed to market -Limited talent pool, doesn’t have the slick operation witnessed in the major multiples in the UK -Lack of alignment across functions, everyone going for different goals. - All in all, operating about a decade behind the rest of the market and very stuck in ‘status quo’ mode.

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    Advice to Management

    Reduce reporting lines to minimise countless unnecessary meetings and conversations. Brand leaders should admit when their brands are in trouble when they first are made aware. Hold people accountable. Take some risks & get some more high calibre external heads in who can bring in some more fresh eyes ..

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-11-12
  2. "Good things and not so good things"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Nottingham, England

    I worked at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - It's great to grow and have experience in different business areas. The company move people around quite often so you get to experience different departments and ways of working. - The atmosphere at work is great, it has a good business culture overall and the people you work with is usually very friendly. - Staff discount on beauty products. - The people working at the business usually feel passion for what they do or for the brand they work for, which create a good competition environment between each other. - You can build lots of connections inside, it is a big company.

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    Cons

    - Several approval layers - You can usually feel the work you do is not recognised, which can be demotivated. Seniors and directors levels usually give more recognition and give more support to the few working on certain projects/brands which are more important to the business, even if you do the same, if not more work than those at those projects to meet the business and your own annual objectives. -Intense work environment (this can be positive if being recognised by the business). -Salary is not great and it is definitely below the market average, although the company offers some good benefits and staff discount. - Not every team at the business has the same atmosphere unfortunately. This is all to do with the managerial style from each of the senior team managers. It could be because of the different work pressure they all have. I have experience both, very good team building atmosphere and on the other hand, the complete opposite to this.

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    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-10-30
  3. "Treatment of nil hours staff"

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    Former Contractor - Pharmacy Technician in Welwyn Garden City, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Walgreens Boots Alliance for more than 8 years

    Pros

    quite reasonable at reducing staff hours if possible, staff discount

    Cons

    treatment of nil hours staff - NO HOURS being offered then asking them to do e-learning followed by suggesting that you change back to a contract with hours

    Advice to Management

    use pharmacy technicians for pharmacy work not just shelf filling and make up, and make sure you treat nil hours staff better not just for a short period of time then nothing

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-10-12
  4. "Lack of training"

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    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Thurmaston, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Walgreens Boots Alliance part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    staff discount friendly customers

    Cons

    Incompetent management bullying culture filthy store

    Advice to Management

    To recruit "EDUCATED " management

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-09-20
  5. "Flexible working hours and mostly friendly people but lacks clear career progression for employees."

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    Current Employee - Quality Specialist in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working hours Work from home Staff discount Bonus - depends on company performance

    Cons

    Lacks clear career progression - side step opportunities available Constant moving of goal post

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-05-23
  6. "Pharmacy technician"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lovely staff discount on make up

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Give people time in work to do training

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-05-14
  7. "Beauty Advisors"

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    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walgreens Boots Alliance part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Target driven Excellent staff discount Excellent training

    Cons

    Short staffed so be prepared to be a jack of all trades

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-03-10
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Depends we’re you work"

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    Former Employee - Data Coordinator in Nottingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Staff discount, freebies, food good at work for not bad price, free milk for your coffee, bonus if you get one.

    Cons

    Culture change , education of managers, invest in staff, grade lvl just number if you have 5 doesn’t mean you know all, diversity , bullying, more support for if issuers arise not only for managers as currently these are only who get support, HR currently useless unhelpful one sided, education about different culture and different language speakers, if it called flexible hours should be flexible, as it look like flexible is depend on grade you on

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    Advice to Management

    Well this company believe is for everyone, but some managers are bullying their team especially if not british citizen. Managers should be train how to treat, develop, support their team. Especially after Brexit not recommend for not British citizens.

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2018-12-03
  9. "Good Company to work for"

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    Pharmacy Deployment Planner in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walgreens Boots Alliance

    Pros

    Great people to work with and for. 99% of staff want to help customers and team members. Generous staff discount

    Cons

    Last few years had a few back and forth on company restructuring.

    Advice to Management

    Keep current company structure in place for more than a couple of years before changing again

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2017-06-29
  10. Helpful (6)

    "Under appreciated, over worked, under paid"

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    Current Employee - E Commerce Assistant in Nottingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing people to work with, in it together mentality. No weekends, reasonably flexible working hours (Between 8 and 5). Staff discount card

    Cons

    Under appreciated, over worked, under paid. Constant moving on goalposts. Execs and upper management couldn't be further out of touch with what's happening

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2017-04-26
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