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Walgreens Reviews

Updated May 27, 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. "Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Peoria, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    employee engagement, pay, fun with my team

    Cons

    lots of hours, demanding, work and life balance is definitely not a priority


  2. "Meh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Certified Assistant Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Certified Assistant Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money, Fast Rising if you Work Hard

    Cons

    It's Retail, work weekends, Help with callins on the overnight even if you worked the day before


  3. "Hyped up, then let down"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "Sr analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flex hours, close transportation and many classes

    Cons

    Communication is lacking from management sometimes, no summer hours

    Advice to Management

    Na


  6. "not bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "The job is great depending on Store manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Chandler, AZ
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great pay if you're in upper management
    -Job is fun if your employees are happy
    -Can switch days off with other mangers for appointments etc
    -position is hourly again

    Cons

    -can get tiresome with many initiatives to follow
    -turnarounds are no fun
    -ASM's have to work every non major holiday

    Advice to Management

    Be prepared to work long hours during Chrstmas season (6 days for month of December)


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Had a great crew that worked for me and good people in the organization that had alot to offer. Management was behind us,

    Cons

    Sometimes the workload would be overwhelming due to deadlines and other holdups. people would be stressed due to possible changes


  9. 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Wag RXM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome techs and colleagues, little interference from DM and SM

    Cons

    Too much to do with less staff, basically impossible

    Advice to Management

    Give realistic expectations or increase our budget


  11. "cashier"

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

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

    Pros

    good customer service with a team leader employee

    Cons

    everything is fine their's nothing to say about it

    Advice to Management

    more communication with the employee


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