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  • Having a little more flexibility with work life balance and getting into a newer way of working (in 220 reviews)

  • Pay not enough for amount of work done (in 96 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a pleasant retail experience!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Saint Charles, MO
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Saint Charles, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The job requires a positive attitude with great customer service and people skills. It's a very easy going job with straightforward tasks and a friendly work environment. They're also quite flexible with your personal schedule and are more than happy to work around you!

    Cons

    Training is horribly informal and most responsibilities you must learn with experience. I also haven't had the best experience with management, however I wouldn't consider it a deal breaker altogether. The hours aren't ideal, and neither is working through literally every single holiday.

    Advice to Management

    Improving training would be a huge help, especially for those with no retail experience.


  2. "General Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Charles, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Charles, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    can develop multiple skills quickly

    Cons

    take work home with you,


  3. "Photo Specialist has to be a hard worker"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Photo Specialist in Saint Charles, MO
    Former Employee - Photo Specialist in Saint Charles, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    •The pay raise is better than PETsMART.
    •Other companies I've worked for i never got weekends off unless I asked for it. Here, I get 1 sometimes 2 weekends off a month (fri-sat or sat-sun). But then my boss schedules to work 6-9 days in a row afterwards. So not sure if it's worth it.
    •good benefits.

    Cons

    •I am a hard worker, but it's punishment bc I get stuck working with lazy people.
    •Working in Photo, you also have responsibility of working the cooler and freezer products.
         -I weigh 96 lbs, have both those lovely tasks.
         So I always have to bring a winter coat, scarf and
         hat to work EVERY DAY.
         -remember you have all diff vendors that come in.
         Pepsi, Coke a cola, Dr. Pepper, Redbull, Starbucks
         Water, Gatorade, etc. All Cases are usually 24 pk.
         -food for cooler & freezer gets delivered weekly
         - I have to spend 30 min to 1 1/2 a days in the the
         cooler/ freezer.
         Nobody works it when I'm off so on the days I
         return there's a lot more to do.
         -freezer just sucks. Even bundled up I can only be
         In there for 5 min til my hands start to freeze.
         So a bunch of back and forth til all is done.
    • I also have the responsibility for the cases of alcohol, liquor, water (on floor & cooler), all juices, teas, soda. There are days where I feel like my arms are going to fall off. there are a couple managers that help but I hardly get to work with them.
    • to summarize smallest person doing all the heavy lifting.
    •Don't forget all those extra cases of soda, tea, juices you have to keep organized back in the stock room too. Again no help from other team members.
    • i also have the paper goods to work: toilet apparently, paper towel, Kleenexes, paper plates, etc.
    •apparently I'm the only one who's willing to climb up the ladder to store all the big boxes of paper goods on top shelf in stock room. Luckily they aren't heavy but awkward and bulky to hold and climb. DEFINITELY NO HELP THERE. There is no secondary person to watch in case you fall.
    • the food aisles is suppose to be another photo person job but they don't do much.
    •I was only with the company for 6 months but had to work every holiday, but being the new person that was a given.

    Advice to Management

    If management did their job and also reprimanded the lazy workers, the store would run so much better. The operations manager at our store just sits in the office most of the times staring at the computer. And it doesn't take 3 hours to write a one week schedule for 17 people, 3 of which are on a set schedule. I could have that done in 20 min or less.


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  5. Helpful (7)

    "Work hard for little money"

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    Former Employee - Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician in Saint Charles, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician in Saint Charles, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule of attending school

    Cons

    Stressful environment, sexist promotion policy, work extremely hard for little financial reward and basically no growth potential


  6. Helpful (1)

    "poor"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager (MGT) in Saint Charles, MO
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager (MGT) in Saint Charles, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    when company was family owned it was a great company to work for

    Cons

    over the last 4 yrs employee staff cut in half , average hourly rate reduced, benefits cut back


  7. "Satisfying"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Saint Charles, MO
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Saint Charles, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved helping the customers and learning about the different medications and medical conditions. The hours were not bad either.

    Cons

    As with any retail pharmacy, you will get screamed at and called names. It really depends on how busy of a Walgreens you work at for what kind of experience you will have. I worked at a small one without a drive-thru and I loved it, but I hated subbing at very busy stores where I stood at the drive-thru the entire time.

    Advice to Management

    Pay for techs is very low compared to competitors. Also, pharmacy managers can get away with a lot and it's all about who you know and who you're friends with in the corporate office.


  8. "Working at Walgreens requires you to work multiple duties."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Certified Photo Specialist in Saint Charles, MO
    Former Employee - Certified Photo Specialist in Saint Charles, MO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy going most of the time.

    Cons

    Required to work holidays and no overtime pay if you're not a full time employee



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