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Walgreens Houston Reviews

Updated December 11, 2017
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Walgreens Executive Vice Chairman and Acting CEO Stefano Pessina
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  • hard to achieve a proper work life balance among some teams (in 254 reviews)

  • The pay is not as well as it should be for the amount of work (in 120 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in North Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in North Houston, TX
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fellow employees are great people at every location

    Cons

    Pay cap, no more annual bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Be more positive to employees


  2. "Great place to work at"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Cypress, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Cypress, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Moving around is definitely a pro they are a great company to work at I’m completely satisfied it’s also a great place to work for a first job

    Cons

    Moving a round is sometimes a con as well as dealing with unhappy customers (there are a lot) basically like any other retail job

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Really great oppurtunity, but less than trustworthy management"

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    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    25% for Walgreens brand items and 15% discounts for other items, learn about sales and clearance items first-hand, a good pay

    Cons

    Shady management in my particular location, not enough pre-training, management endorsed blame on night crew for not being able to get things done even when night crew was understaffed and made to do extra tasks as well


  4. "Did a ton of grunt work, but pay is decent especially for someone who wasn't 18 at the time."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got a 15% discount, and Walgreens has always a lot of discounted hints in the back. Plus, they have a monthly flyer, so anyone can get $30 worth of things for like $1, but as a sales associate, you get to hire the discounted things

    Cons

    The customers were rude. Basically a service job. We got robbed once, and the company responded appropriately. I had a customer once tell me that they would call the cops on me because the ATM didn't give him his money.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Shift leader"

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    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Pasadena, TX
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Pasadena, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is dicent .You work indoors.

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to do other roles in the store.(asm or a asmt job without the pay).

    Advice to Management

    To just be fair with the employees. No one likes to do another persons job without getting paid more.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "There is little to no room for growth"

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    Former Employee - Store Clerk in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Store Clerk in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    ut's better than not having a job

    Cons

    schedule constantly changes
    advertise "moving up the ladder" but that won't happen
    pay raises suck. I was told you get $.50 raises per year but after the initial $.50 at the 6 month mark; they always find a reason to give you no more than a $.11 raises. I worked there for four years. my start pay was $7.75 and end pay was $8.60.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Basic Cashier Job With Slight Growth"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier in Sugar Land, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can learn different positions in the store (photo counter, pharmacy counter) which pay slightly more.
    The company shirt was free and actually pretty soft. Still use it as a pillow case to this day.
    It was mostly lax.

    Cons

    The pay isn't really worth learning any other positions.
    Standing all day.
    Like many bottom-line customer service jobs these days they are constantly adding ways for every employee to increase their profitability. Expect to sell whatever cards or promotions they're having to every customer that walks in.

    Advice to Management

    Calm down.

  8. "Shift lead"

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    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule, they care about career development

    Cons

    The starting salary is low, but It gets better as you move forward

    Advice to Management

    prepare with patience to deal with hassle customers
    Be prepare to convey your knowledge to new employees


  9. "No company is perfect"

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

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

    Pros

    You learn a wide range of areas, if you reach out you get answers, you become a family with your team. Benefits are amazing ... more to the benefits than people realize from personal help to just needing to talk to someone. To Financial assistance . Walgreen is there for their team members.

    Cons

    Some stores don't have enough hours others not enough employees. Pharmacy needs more hours and techs to go with the hours

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice because they currently always trying new things to fix issues give them time they will get a good plan in place


  10. "Pharmacist"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    I enjoy the benefits that this company provides. Making the work environment conducive to teamwork and building customer service oriented experiences helps me to feel like an important staff member.

    Cons

    With the changes in the structure and direction of the company there are plenty of willing employees but not enough places to employ them.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise management to become more interactive with the staff. Also to be more understanding to the downsizing displacement of the employees.


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