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Walgreens Houston Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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Walgreens Executive Vice Chairman and Acting CEO Stefano Pessina
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  • Poor work/life balance like in all retail (in 231 reviews)

  • Pay Is not ideal for the amount of work (in 102 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty gold place to start off at"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The benefits would be getting a chance to work in a hospital if you are good at your job. Flexible hours that allow students to pursue higher education.

    Cons

    Depending on location, the high volume can be an issue.


  2. "It wasn't all that bad"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The manager was very flexible with me because I was in school at the time. My former coworkers were very nice and the work load is very light except when we get shipments.

    Cons

    Someone else's work can easily become your responsibility. I didn't appreciate the lack respect I received because of my age

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for actually listening to your employees at frontier stores


  3. Helpful (1)

    "So far so good though US public is rude."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Associate in Houston, TX
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many stores so overtime is available if willing to work.

    Cons

    Dealing with the American public.

    Advice to Management

    Training is poor amazingly for a company that has been working since 1901.


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  5. "Beauty advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Walgreens part-time

    Pros

    Not a very stressful job

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations for the employees


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Certified Pharmacy technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Store was very busy but that is a plus if you are an active individual and not looking to be sitting down in one place.

    Cons

    Compensation is not enough for the work that is done (but then again it's retail) and there are not enough workers in a day which is challenging at a very busy store.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more techs and increase base pay( even if it's by a little bit) it makes working for the company more bearable.


  7. "Cashier"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a welcoming place to be at

    Cons

    The customers can be sometimes rude

    Advice to Management

    This place is great

    Walgreens Response

    Apr 28, 2017 – HR

    Thank you for your review!


  8. "Walgreens BTS"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff is very friendly and outgoing. Gives you all around work-experience. For people who like to interact with all kinds of people.

    Cons

    Physical labor (not that hard). Training does take a while. You will have rude customers who will test you. Everyday will be challenging if you don't have the right mindset

    Advice to Management

    I feel that management should all be on the same page, some managers are on different pages which causes workers to be confused.

    Walgreens Response

    Apr 28, 2017 – HR

    Thanks so much for your review!


  9. "Could be Worse for a Retail Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    work is usually slower paced, you get the opportunity to actually interact with customers, and actual customer reward system that's point based, 5,000 points = $5 off a purchase (from $1 to $50), most of my coworkers and managers are friendly, there's a seniority aspect so the longer you've worked there the better chance you have of getting better shifts/hours, 15% discount on name brand items and 25% on Walgreen's brands.

    Cons

    survey-driven like most retail places, so you have to peddle for good surveys and if the store receives one bad survey it destroys the monthly average. Flaws in the inventory system lead to lots of visual and system outs, expired food that sits for months on the shelf before its noticed, weeks to receive certain products. Communication issues between staff, especially people who work nights or weekends and don't ever see the head manager - they're never given any briefings on changes, scams to be aware of, recurring shoplifters to watch out for, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication needed between all staff members, more willingness to fire managers who are all around bad at their jobs even if they've been with the company for several years

    Walgreens Response

    Apr 28, 2017 – HR

    Thanks for posting. We’ll be sure the right people know about this so they can take a closer look.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Beauty Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Pearland, TX
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Pearland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have flexible hours, there is a 15% off discount, and 20% off for all Walgreens products. Customers are always friendly.

    Cons

    Not treated fairly, rarely acknowledged for accomplishments, always looking for things you do wrong. No benefits, cannot call out without having a no call no show. They disregard your availability sometimes. Told you don't do your job even when you do. Little to no training. Daytime employees are respected more than nighttime.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge your employees on accomplishments and do not write them up for trivial things. Such as not selling more than five Red Nose, not having name mentioned in surveys, or not doing stuff they were not ever trained on. Ensure everyone treated equally and be understanding that life happens and that employees entire world does not revolve around Walgreens


  11. "My 1st retail job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible when you have to take off and makeup the hours you missed. Competitive pay, when they had it. When you ring up a customer and they bought the 'hot' item, you get like 20 cents...it adds up.

    Cons

    When they teach you something new, add on more responsibility but your not appreciated, or compensated for it. Two employees can make the same amount, but one is doing substantially more.

    Walgreens Response

    Apr 28, 2017 – HR

    Thanks for posting. We’ll be sure the right people know about this so they can take a closer look.


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