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Walgreens Chicago Reviews

Updated October 15, 2017
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  • hard to achieve a proper work life balance among some teams (in 246 reviews)

  • The pay is lower than you should make for the amount of work (in 115 reviews)

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  1. "Decent place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work environment is small but close-knit; Everyone is respectful to each other. The hours are flexible and the job is easy to get a hang of

    Cons

    There is very often never enough people on the floor. There is no security so shoplifting is plentiful. Also there's never enough hours and they're constantly being cut

    Advice to Management

    Require more hours


  2. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Markham, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Markham, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Friendly work environment. Varied customer base.

    Cons

    Small store. Part time schedule. Low wages.

    Advice to Management

    Use time given to employees effectively by promoting skill acquisition and retention.

  3. "Technical Architect"

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    Current Employee - Technical Architect in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Solid company. Amazing brand. Great people. Lots of tech. Global reach.

    Cons

    Primary offices are in the suburbs. Pay is not in line with industry. Culture is still silo'd and has a way to go towards a true DevOps environment.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace DevOps completely, don't repeat buzzwords, actually empower your folks, listen to them, you hired them for a reason.


  4. "cashier"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Orland Park, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Orland Park, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    benefit packages, insurance and gifts

    Cons

    the hours are crazy. Should be a standard schedule

    Advice to Management

    don't over work your employees it might cut down on the revolving door


  5. "Shift manager"

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Oak Lawn, IL
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Oak Lawn, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great staff and management listens to the concerns of the employees

    Cons

    The work is very physical!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Praise works better than ridicule!!!! Learn to balance redirection with praise


  6. "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really smart people doing really innovative things in the digital space.

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Flatten the org structure.


  7. "Shift leader"

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    Former Employee - Shift Lead in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Shift Lead in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walgreens (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits , no mundane work

    Cons

    Work load, communication with upper mgmt and team

  8. "Okay Job"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Chicago, IL
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Yearly bonus (percentage of pay), flexible scheduling, some of the people are great, fun work environment, active in community, good benefits

    Cons

    Underpaid, employees not engaged, upper management seem not to care, overworked in some instances, long hours at times, hard to be promoted


  9. "Shift lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orland Park, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orland Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement, benefits available, and working with talented people.

    Cons

    Must work for company for a year to be considered for advancement, and management changes yearly.

    Advice to Management

    Cross train all employees so everyone is well rounded and knowledgeable.


  10. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is acceptable, but removing other compensation benefits.

    Cons

    Management and culture have changed dramatically.

    Advice to Management

    None


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