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Walgreens Sarasota Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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Sarasota, FL

3.4
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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 241 reviews)

  • Pay Is not ideal for the amount of work (in 105 reviews)

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  1. "It is what you make of it"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Not as many hours as most retail. Only see DM 1-2 times per month. Many customers are great and honest.

    Cons

    Retail can be tough, especially around the holidays. Dealing with thrives, drug addicts, working holidays, less advancement than other retail.


  2. "walgreen work hard for nothing"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Sarasota, FL
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    i work over 3 years now no big incrase in wages
    my wife star same day hired at walmart get 2 pormated and almost 50 % more wages

    Cons

    frindly
    flexible time
    nice discount
    401 k normal not big deal

    Advice to Management

    care with your employe
    treat it better

  3. "Walgreens"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, Hours, fast paced and no down time

    Cons

    unclear performance expectations that change regularly

    Advice to Management

    Have more training programs to effectively train all employees the right way instead of wasting payroll double and triple working to correct or paying overtime to avoid losing budget hours


  4. "Nice place to work."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Beauty Advisor in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Beauty Advisor in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working with customers. Chances for making extra cash through sales. There is always something to do.

    Cons

    Working with customers. Having management expected too much from one person.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Iffy"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Walgreens (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Plus; Well maintained crew members

    Cons

    Cons; Horrible scheduling, condescending management

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time on deciding hours evenly


  6. Helpful (2)

    "walgreens"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Walgreens Cashier in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Walgreens Cashier in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    friendly, nice, and good hours

    Cons

    only 5 late chances within a year. it to small for that long of a period before termination

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. "Pharmacy Technician"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    large company, lots of opportunity for full time positions. Good company values.dependability and hard work are appreciated.

    Cons

    staffing constraints. Equipment is old and in dire need of upgrading. still using windows XP., Other equipment is old and unreliable and is constantly breaking down. Too much emphasis on pleasing the stockholders.

    Advice to Management

    rebuild computer infrastructure. staff up pharmacy to meed expanding business opportunities.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Employee Care"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Sarasota, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Walgreens has many opportunities for employee growth.

    Cons

    The opportunities for growth has changed, the unconcern for their employees loss of income, bringing in new employees that don't care about our company for less money, instead of keeping the employees that have maintained a average or above average evaluation would actually help to strengthen the company. Training is expensive.

    Advice to Management

    More employee/ family concern, pay the employees that have proven themselves worthy they are the ones that have helped the company get where they are today. Family has no place at this point with Walgreens.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Mundane job, okay for temporary work"

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    Former Employee - Certified Photo Specialist in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Certified Photo Specialist in Sarasota, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I started of as a photo specialist at one of the retail stores. Overall it wasn't a bad job. The company offers health benefits and profit sharing to full time employees. If you move up to the photo department they increase your pay by a little bit. Overall its a decent temporary job while your in school or going to school, but I wouldn't do it for more than a couple of years.

    Cons

    The pay is lousy and the job is pretty mundane and routine. About what you would expect from a low level position. The scheduling is awful at times, you could end up being scheduled to work 7 or 8 days in a row and not get paid overtime because of how the work week breaks down. Your experience really depends on your manager. If he's laid back you won't have much issues, however, its a different story if he's a hard a**. Your experience can change at anytime as managers come and go. Oh and they only give you a $0.25 raise whether you bust your a** or just sit on it. Oh and if your thinking of trying to get promoted to an assistant manager, good luck with that. All the assistant managers I talked to were hired out of college or hired from other companies.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Understaffed, under paid, extreme stress. Store Mngmt hands tied of hiring more help."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Sarasota, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Store Management, team workers are like a family. They are flexible and work with your schedule.

    Cons

    Pay, stress levels, understaffed ALWAYS, demands of the company to "push things" on the patient that we don't have enough manpower to even offer good customer service to. It's beyond frustrating, not only for the workers but also the patients, who then in-turn get nasty with the already overwhelmed, under-staff workers. It's is an explosive environment asking for trouble.

    Advice to Management

    To the higher up's, put your money where your mouth is. Customer Service is #1, then offer us the tools to provide it!


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