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Walgreens Reviews

Updated August 16, 2018
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  • "Don't expect a great work/life balance" (in 267 reviews)

  • "Pay not great for amount of work" (in 127 reviews)

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  1. "Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time

    Pros

    The company is staying ahead of current trends

    Cons

    I do not have a con for Walgreens


  2. "designated hitter"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    community
    ease of work
    pathway to pharmacy technician

    Cons

    cap on promotions
    possible favoritism
    high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of all employees; do not show favoritism.

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    "Walgreens"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time

    Pros

    There are some great people who work at Walgreens. I have met some of my best friends there. Some of the store and district leadership are very nice. When you are hired they definitely consider arranging the pay you ask for.

    Cons

    Some of the store management are just able to fake being nice to their bosses and treat their team like dirt. But I suppose this can happen wherever you go. If you get hired and don't ask for a higher pay rate (the pay you can live on) you default to the company's minimum for your level, which is currently $9.00 for team members, (great for school kids, not so for an adult with kids.)

    Advice to Management

    Remember, your team gets your store the recognition you want, manages your inventory, and follows your scheduling no matter how bad you are at making it. Show your team the respect and appreciation they deserve.


  4. "Decent Job"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great discounts on brand products , flexible hours

    Cons

    Depending on location staff may not be the best.


  5. "Typical community pharmacist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Less metrics ortiented, more customer service ortiented

    Cons

    Stressful at some busy locations


  6. "Pharmacy Tech"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Hannibal, MO
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Hannibal, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Managers are some of the best people I’ve ever met.

    Cons

    Not the best place work


  7. "Great place to learn"

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

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

    Pros

    I met some lovely people during my time at Walgreens Boots Alliance, and those who had a lot of experience within the industry. Being thrown in the deep end meant that I was able to learn very quickly, developing skills very early on in my career.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, depending on 'who' you know can determine your move within the company. It is difficult to step up the ladder if you are not 'known' to certain people, and it is a shame as there are a lot of very hard working staff who are not recognised for their efforts.

    Advice to Management

    Recognise your best staff and treat them as well as you can.
    Give more people the opportunity to grow their skills.
    Lead by example, finish work on time and understand the great amount of workload before you delegate it to somebody.

  8. "Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician"

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    Current Employee - Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician in Lexington, SC
    Current Employee - Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician in Lexington, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are very flexible with scheduling but thats if there is enough people to work.

    Cons

    High turnover rate because of the extreme workload


  9. "Shift Lead"

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    Former Employee - Shift Lead in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Shift Lead in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walgreens (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Advancement within the company is amazing. You can start as a cashier and wrk your way up to a Store Manager. Walgreens will say for you to get certified in the pharmacy dept. Great benefits like company match 401 k, life insurance, health insurance, programs, scholarships etc.

    Cons

    Always working holidays, no vacation time around the holidays( they literally block it out of scheduling) small raises _depends on your review but even a good review gets you no more than 0.50.

    Advice to Management

    Be more accommodating to your staff.. they have lives outside of work.


  10. "District Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy of daily duties in role

    Cons

    Leadership Effectiveness, the downward approach and no action applied for the promises of change to the field.


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