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Walgreens Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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2.9 3,217 reviews

40% Approve of the CEO

Walgreens President and CEO Greg Wasson

Greg Wasson

(1,724 ratings)

46% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent profit sharing although not as good as it used to be(in 206 reviews)

  • Good benefits but they were changing these as I was leaving not sure they are still good(in 124 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance for the folk under store manager level is nonexistent(in 76 reviews)

  • Upper management makes it horrible for everyone including lower management(in 122 reviews)

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Started off great then went bad

    Cashier (Current Employee) Oakland, CA (US)

    ProsCoworkers are great!! Yes your on the clock but still have a great time while your at it. Regulars become your friends

    ConsYou dont have much time for personal life!! First they give you the hours of the world then you become on call and only one day for sure, after you dont get called and completly off the schedule for good!! With no notice!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to start, not to stay.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBENEFITS! Starts off paying above minimum wage (which is $7.25. I started off at $8.) You get to know your customers well.

    ConsBecause Walgreens as a whole is changing, it makes it harder for those of us actually working in the stores, dealing with the customers because we have to find an explanation as to why something is different than it was the last time a customer was in our store when we were never even given an explanation ourselves. We get in trouble (literally. We get written up) for not saying "Hello, welcome to Walgreens) when someone walks in the door AND when we see someone on the aisle. I've had multiple customers snap at me because they hate hearing it. IT annoys customers but we have to do it. All-in-all, we're the scapegoats of Walgreens. The store level people have to deal with the consequences. Also, hours! I recently transferred to a store in a different city that has a higher cost of living but because I was making a certain amount where I came from, they refuse to pay me more but also won't give me more hours (which they promised before I moved here) so I'm forced to live with someone else because I can't afford to live alone here. When I requested more hours from my manager, she flat out told me that she's only giving them to people who deserves them!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Love the people

    Photo Specialist (Former Employee) New Orleans, LA (US)

    Prosthe co workers and managers were wonderful and i loved them all

    Consthe customers could be a lil rude and weird, pay wasnt that great

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    not what it used to be

    Assistant Manager (MGT) (Former Employee)

    Proslots of locations. can be good for students just trying to make extra money

    ConsConsistently adding tasks and responsibilities while reducing hours and staff

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Its been great so far. The area I work in is full of nice people for the most part.

    Service Clerk (Current Employee) Wyckoff, NJ (US)

    ProsCoworkers are great, friendly customers for the most part, average employee benefits. The jobs assigned aren't difficult and they keep you busy the whole shift most of the time.

    ConsSometimes the work load is put onto only a couple employees and may become stressful when mixed with customers. With the time frame given, the tasks might not be finished.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure all the managers are trained in every department. At my job, only a couple managers are trained in the photo department.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    photo tech

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMangers are always willing to help

    ConsDaily task to be completed before shift is over

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    Promotion stagnation

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosok benefits and perks.
    good job if you enjoy talking to people.

    Conssometimes not enough staff
    overload of required daily tasks especially if you work in a 24 hour store.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome job

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsManagers are nice and presented my a great opportunity. I enjoyed my time there to develop retail skills.

    ConsWould have liked the opportunity for more hours. A lot of tasks expected of you as well.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Compare to others

    Certified Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee) Guthrie, OK (US)

    ProsI really like the small town feel and knowing my customers by name and face before they speak.

    ConsWish we had 40 hours a week available for all techs #5

    Advice to Senior ManagementFull time is not 35 hours as stated by manager. Full time job has always been 40 hours per week. Please fix.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good

    Beauty Advisor (Current Employee)

    ProsCustomer interaction. Managers I work with are great. Coworkers are nice and helpful. I got to expand my horizons. Nice and good.

    ConsBreaks are sometimes not given due to busy points. Some supplies aren't available when needed. Schedule sometimes changes unexpectedly

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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