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Walgreens Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated 19 Nov 2019

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Walgreens CEO Stefano Pessina
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  1. "Good depending on your coworkers"

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    Former Intern - Pharmacy Intern 
    Recommends

    I worked at Walgreens for more than a year

    Pros

    I worked with a highly dedicated/motivated group in the pharmacy which made a world of a difference.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to communicate with upper management.

    Walgreens2019-10-10
  2. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walgreens part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy work, not a lot of expectations of front

    Cons

    Upper management played favorites, constantly changing commands that often contradicted with other managers, poorly managed breaks,

    Walgreens2019-11-19
  3. "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Grand Ledge, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walgreens part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working at Walgreens wasn’t too bad and the actual work wasn’t difficult. Discounts were decent and fellow employees were nice.

    Cons

    Management sucked. Upper management tended to have favorites, and if you weren’t one of their favorites, they’d give you a heavier workload for the same pay.

    Advice to Management

    Take every employees’ opinions and ideas into consideration.

    Walgreens2019-11-07
  4. "The employee doesn’t matter"

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    Current Employee - General Warehouse Associate in Waxahachie, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get three days off. If you have seniority or you’re lucky, they can be in a row, otherwise you’ll be on a “donut” shift. Cool people and decent benefits.

    Cons

    The upper management only cares about the budget and wanting to be inside a 10 hour work day. They don’t care that they are working the employees like slaves. They expect new hires to be at 100% pick rate by day three and make the pick rates way to high for even veteran team members to be at 100%. Too Hugh expectations from senior management and poor lower level management.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees and less about the budget. It’s impossible to work a 10 hour day with high volume and new hires/temps making up the majority of the shift. Remove those managers who have no business being in a leadership position.

    Walgreens2019-11-06
  5. "Typical Retail Management Job..."

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    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The location I am currently at has decent clientele I am burnt out on retail management so I can’t think of any more pros at the moment

    Cons

    POOR TRAINING! There is no structured training for a trainee. You do modules on the computer for the first 4-5 days you’re there and then after that everything else is taught to you in the moment. Walgreens should have a structured plan for their upper management trainees to follow with an ASM or Store Manager that is certified to train ASM Trainees. Photo Center: The amount of crap that is made in some of the... “creative” photo centers is ridiculous! The fact that there is no dedicated photo center employee is mind boggling. Behind with the times intranet system: It needs a refresh BAD! It’s way too wordy and difficult to find the simplest thing. I have more cons, but they are in general related to retail: -Random work hours: can work many days at a time without a day off -Can get thrown into situations that you’re not trained for because of major store changes. -Your schedule can change depending on whether or not someone else shows up for their shift -HIGH TURNOVER! -Hard to hire quality employees -Open 365 days a year but pharmacy closes for holidays. This is just straight up greedy behavior for all retail companies that do this. -High workload

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    Advice to Management

    I could put a lot of advice, but its not going to help. This is going to be my last time working retail because every retail company is the same.

    Walgreens2019-10-12
  6. "Not what it use to be"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Camden, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay, employee discount, not much else

    Cons

    Upper management, frontier and pulse, lack of bonus

    Walgreens2019-09-20
  7. "Metrics"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Walgreens full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Big company with lots of growth.

    Cons

    Stock and financial performance driven, cutting into employee work life balance, middle and upper management not in touch with stressful work expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Work a day at your report's duty instead of pushing numbers and emails.

    Walgreens2019-09-17
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not what it used to be"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Mesa, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walgreens full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    -A monthly paycheck - health Insurance -Dental Insurance -PTO -Yearly Bonus if you fill you "buckets"

    Cons

    -You are asked to do work outside of your job description. -You are expected to maintain regular operations with an hourly - budget that is constantly lowered. Salary employees need to make up the difference. -Being told to work Holidays, Nights, and Weekends. -Not being allowed to call out sick, without hostility from peers and upper management. -Women are often held back, and the women that finally break... through the ceiling often don't want female competition, and it shows. -If you ask for a transfer, you are welcoming more hostility. -If you ask for changes, you are welcoming more hostility. -The open-door policy is a myth from the days of Walgreens past, the door no longer exists. -The company does not care about health, and managers are often sick, stressed, over-worked, fearfull, and dealing with life-threatening health concerns.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop taking everything personally. Know the difference between profit and profitability. The company is no longer profitable. It may still be turning a profit, but only because hours are cut and stores are shut down. If you are willing to spend multiple-millions of dollars changing the physical appearance of the stores, then you should be willing to listen to your team. Your strongest leaders have left and are... making other companies better. Charles R. Walgreens put his people first because he wanted to succeed. If you want Walgreens to stick around another hundred years, you may need to listen to those of us who actually cared, but needed to leave because our supervisors didn't care. Stop promoting problems and overworking your STARS! That is the exact opposite stance to take.

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    Walgreens2019-10-18
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Ok place"

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    Former Employee - Shift Lead in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Walgreens full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - from co-workers to friends - able to learn a lot of stuff, train to how to multitasking because size of the store. - flexible schedule - get promoted easily

    Cons

    - pay is lower than other retail. - due to easy promoted, rotten apples get promoted to be leaders that weren’t care about the team who were supporting the store but their own pay check. Good managers quitting and Walgreens desperate needs someone to fill up the position, promoted bad leaders as fast as they could. - upper management been shifting all over the corporations. - raises ? Not for this year -... high-turn over - doesn’T care about employees’s safety: cities issued severe winter storm with blizzard warning but store still open. Even bus services are cancelled, you know how unsafe to be on the road to or back from Work. - open on holidays, the whole day business is only selling couple pack of cigarettes or a jar of turkey gravy. Not even cutting business hours on holidays for employees to celebrate holidays like other retail stores.

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    Walgreens2019-09-21
  10. "Good Job"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacist 

    I worked at Walgreens full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Work Life Balance, No weekends, Great pay

    Cons

    Upper Management, Very corporate, Chain of command changed often

    Walgreens2019-09-07
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