Walgreens Employee Reviews about "management"
43% would recommend to a friend
(6034 total reviews)
34% approve of CEO
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a year ago
Hi so I'm in bit of a dilemma. I'm a Senior Pharmacy Tech at Walgreens and make around 20 dollars an hour. I went to manager to talk about a raise to help with upcoming bills so she talked with the DM and he said no. Thus began my search for a new job with better pay. I have offers from Aurora and Froedert for 25 an hour. One is offering a 1000 dollar sign on and the other a 3000 dollar sign on. Yesterday my manager at Walgreens sat me down and told me she'd love me as the RXOM for 25 an hour.
2 years ago
Currently a store manager at Walgreens. Stuck with no sign of upward movement anytime soon. I received an offer at Ulta with a significant pay cut and lower position with room to grow to a GM. Insurance is better, schedule is worse. My husband and I would like to try and start a family. Any advice?
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- "Good benefits but they were changing these as I was leaving not sure they are still good." (in 1662 reviews)
- "It is great for people who enjoy multitasking and some of the people who work there can be pretty great." (in 1166 reviews)
- "I was lucky and had great pharmacists and coworkers who made the job feel easier." (in 1017 reviews)
- "The hours are flexible and they will work with you on what days you are available." (in 993 reviews)
- "The best reason for working here was flexible schedules and you had an annual raise depending on your performance." (in 525 reviews)
- "Also very low pay and you won't receive your pay raise even when promised after the one year mark." (in 1925 reviews)
- "Poor management some associates basically ran the store because the managers can't seem to do their jobs!" (in 1510 reviews)
- "Good managers don't stick around very long they often get promoted to better positions because the standard retail Pharmacy Manager isn't the dream" (in 853 reviews)
- "Poor upper management and no desire to invest in the company" (in 465 reviews)
- "back hurts leg hurts draining no work life balance not worth the stress for the pay" (in 378 reviews)
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- 3.0Dec 11, 2015Senior Beauty AdvisorCurrent Employee, more than 8 yearsAlhambra, CA
Walgreens is great with customer service. Helping people from all walks of life is incredible. It can be incredibly fun and rewarding if you work with the right staff (including management)
Management has no idea what is going on in the store. Better direction needs to come from upper management. Hours are not good, rate of pay is not good. We work 8 hours daily but get paid for 7 1/2 with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break.
- 4.0Aug 2, 2018Photo Lab TechnicianFormer Employee, more than 1 yearTucker, GA
I worked at Walgreens as a Photo Lab Specialist. Prior to working at Walgreens, my previous job was at Gamestop, so my experience is in contrast to that job as a Game Advisor. + At my store, there were always more hours that could be worked. Scheduling was fairly flexible, aside from whatever you lock into at the start. + Photo can be fun to work at sometimes. The process and machinery can be difficult (or constantly malfunctioning), but it's not that hard to get into. + Stocking and tasks are split up by department (Photo, Cosmetics, etc), so you're only truly responsible for some areas of the store, or certain tasks. + Didn't take advantage of the benefits much, but being able to use the employee discount on top of sales prices was great. Especially at a store like Walgreens that carries most essential items. + At least at my store, I enjoyed working with and talking to all of my co-workers, managers included. + Depending on store location or time of day, can either be really relaxed or really busy, either due to customer volume or tasks like shipping, stocking, and changing the weekly sales tags. Both days can be good, the busier days go by faster.
- Management is often lazy and tries to rope you into tasks that are really supposed to be their personal tasks. - Co-workers in other departments were often lazy and/or constantly no-call/no-showed, increasing the workload on everyone else with little repercussion. - Photo is arguably the worst department to work in, because on top of taking care of photo, you are responsible for several isles and the freezer. On top of that, photo seemed to be the most likely to get assigned to other tasks. There were days where I was running between the front cash register and photo counter, doing both simultaneously. Or being called to the stockroom to take in shipment, then being called to assist back at the photo counter. Not to say that there's never coverage for YOU, but that coverage has to know how to operate photo, which is not necessarily all employees. Photo is secretly the lynchpin of a smooth-running Walgreens, it feels like.2