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Walgreens Dallas Reviews

Updated August 31, 2017
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  • hard to achieve a proper work life balance among some teams (in 245 reviews)

  • The pay is lower than you should make for the amount of work (in 113 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Very stressful job"

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Front in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier/Front in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    15% discount, lots of opportunity for promotion, if you are cool with the managers it will be easy

    Cons

    The hours, poor management, budget cuts, benefits are expensive, need more help in pharmacy

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about your employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Walgreens full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is decent. The people at the store level are like family and generally easy to work with. Small stores make it easier to get to know your employees and build strong relationships.

    Cons

    You are just a # to corporate and no matter how committed and dependable you are, they will drop you at the first chance they get and will not back you up.

    Advice to Management

    Some times company scheduling policies don't work for the staff and should be viewed as more of a guide line

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away ... I'm not joking"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You might save $100 a year with an employee discount ... but probably not. You will have no end of mindless activity if you are into that challenge.

    Cons

    Pay is horrible.

    16/hr for Pharmacy Tech top end

    13.5/hr for entry level manager top end

    Opportunities at store level are at best 47K for ASM

    55K for starting SM... a ton of responsibility with no real authority.

    Insurance use to be top rate. It is now cut rate.
    High premiums with very high deductibles.

    Bonuses have been routinely cut over the years

    Raises have been based on minimum wage adjustment.

    Growth has been fueled on frugality(thanks Boots Alliance) ... enjoy the stability and futility.

    Advice... be a pharmacist... and work somewhere else.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Stay Away"

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    Former Employee - Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician in Bedford, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician in Bedford, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Walgreens full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cannot think of any

    Cons

    Hours constantly cut by corporate even though we are already extremely short staffed, insurance issues are always your fault,

    Advice to Management

    Not necessarily advice to management but advice to corporate.....
    90% of your employees are unhappy. It makes absolutely no sense at all to cut hours and expect more production from the pharmacy. If you go over your hours, you are disciplined. Most corporate employees have never worked in a pharmacy, therefore they do not know how stressful and busy it is. I've worked at 3 different locations and every single person that I have worked with absolutely cannot stand our corporate. This company makes so much money it is unreal. Technicians should not be making anything less than $20 per hour, especially when pharmacists make 6 figures starting out.


  5. "Pharmacy Technician"

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    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and a friendly work related climate.

    Cons

    This company could use more employed CPhT.

    Advice to Management

    Improve on customer waiting time


  6. "Good job"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Arlington, TX

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

    Pros

    Good coworkers, good management, pay decent

    Cons

    Hours varied, want you to be very flexible, some shift leads didn't take job serious


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Hyped up, then let down"

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    Current Employee - Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It really is a pretty decent company, most of the time it comes down to the district that you are in.

    Cons

    Hours get cut seasonally, of course. But depending on your district they might get cut an entire full time person's worth of hours in the course of a week, without much warning.

    Advice to Management

    Give your stores/employees a better notice of when hours will be cut. The pharmacy is the stores biggest revenue, yet most stores have a budget just under what is needed to function at minimum.

  8. "not bad"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Advisor in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walgreens part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    employee discount, pharmacy staff very nice, decent hours

    Cons

    Management was uncooperative about my schedule, employees were encouraged to snitch on each other for raises

    Advice to Management

    Maybe don't encourage people to make things up about their coworkers, and ignore said coworkers when they come to you with complaints about those same people


  9. "The good ole days"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Dallas, TX
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Advancement, salary and the people

    Cons

    Culture shift continues to evolve into a company that I no longer believe in. Share holders and earnings seem to come first while the store teams loss out.

    Advice to Management

    Refocus on core beliefs and not just in theory


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Not for me"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Lake Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Lake Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very fast paced. Learned about medications as well as learning intercom plus

    Cons

    No overtime, no room for advancement unless you plan on working in management in the front of the store. Both Walgreens pharmacies I worked in seemed like people were more worried about their personal lives and arguing with each other rather than working.

    Advice to Management

    Pharmacists need to relax and realize they're the leaders.


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