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Walgreens Reviews

Updated February 19, 2018
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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 257 reviews)

  • Pay not great for amount of work (in 122 reviews)

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  1. "Nothing much"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time

    Pros

    Great company and great work place

    Cons

    There are down sides like any other company


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Bedside Pharmacy Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician in Melbourne, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walgreens full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Walgreens offered great benefits including health insurance, 401K, continuing education, and job specific training. Understanding of time off request and willing to work with employees.

    Cons

    Limited room for advancement. Very little pay raises. Employees were required to work weekends and holidays. Pay rate on the lower end of comparable jobs in the community.

    Advice to Management

    Work with employees. Ask for their ideas on areas of improvement in the stores and programs that Walgreens offers. Reconsider pay rates based on other jobs offered in the community.

  3. "Dependent on who you work with"

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    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -good pay with just a high school diploma
    -on-the-job training
    -walgreens pays for registration as a tech and for test to be certified
    -once established, east tasks to complete each day

    Cons

    -retail setting can be rough
    -difficult to learn initially because it is a fast-paced setting

    Advice to Management

    allow employees to ask questions and be patient with them


  4. "High School Part-Time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sidney, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sidney, OH

    I have been working at Walgreens part-time

    Pros

    Good opportunity, variety, clean, good environment, and pay

    Cons

    No cons at this time

    Advice to Management

    Highly energetic, dependable, good transporation, organized, searching for high school part-time work after school and on weekends


  5. "Not baf"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walgreens part-time

    Pros

    Pretty ok job. I didn't mind it. Ok pay with ok hours.

    Cons

    I didn't really have any cons about walgreens

    Advice to Management

    I would say hire more employees


  6. "Great position for those who want to become an HR Manager."

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Belleville, IL
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Belleville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly work environment. Lots of job opportunities around the country. Great benefits, time off, and earning potential. Leadership is also highly focused on employee engagement.

    Cons

    Workload can sometimes be overwhelming. We do spend a lot of time performing administrative tasks that should be performed by other areas of the business.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Love Walgreens"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best company to work for. Rewards you for your successes

    Cons

    No cons to report for walgreens

    Advice to Management

    Keep being awesome easy going and easy to get along with

  8. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walgreens part-time

    Pros

    Easy job, friendly people to work with

    Cons

    Stress from management, work drama

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better with team members


  9. "Love it"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Brookfield, WI
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Brookfield, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My boss is amazing. He listens to you when needed. He makes sure he runs an efficient Pharmacy. And if you need anything he is sure there.

    Cons

    Having people switch shifts. If people like the shifts they have they won’t switch with you. Sometimes there is catty ness but for the most part it’s done and over with within the day.

    Advice to Management

    None as of right now


  10. "Good Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Richmond, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Richmond, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers and customers I work with

    Cons

    There are no cons of working here


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