Walgreens Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
3,416 Reviews

2.8
3,416 Reviews
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Walgreens President and CEO Greg Wasson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent profit sharing although not as good as it used to be (in 207 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 77 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    walgreens

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

    I have been working at Walgreens for less than a year

    Pros

    good benefits, good co-workers, they hire friendly people, great place for social people.

    Cons

    low pay, sporadic schedule. work happiness depends on who your management is,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    decrease the importance of suggustive selling and make it a more employee first company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sales Associate (part-time)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I worked here for two years while at college, they were flexible with my schedule and I could work at a location in my hometown as well. Good management, opportunities for advancement if you desired.

    Cons

    Store manager at the college store (the one I was at) was never friendly, always "hiding" in the back office. The supervisors and other managers were much better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    O.P. Walgreens you are good. Manhattan Walgreens (just the one store) you need to get out of the office and interact with your staff. I never "knew" who you were.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Beauty Advisor

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    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor  in  Douglasville, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Douglasville, GA (US)

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    easy, pay is decent, good cultural beliefs

    Cons

    responsibilities are growing, but wages are staying the same, working holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promotions, raises

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    15% discount better than pay

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    Current Employee - Home Infusion  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Home Infusion in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits medical & dental,. 401k, 15% and 20% @ Retail stores,.flexibility with schedule

    Cons

    Lousy training,. No pay increase right away for doing two totally different jobs..Poor management, no opportunity for advancement unless your there for years and years., .or certified as a Pharmacist or Pharmacy tech.
    Horrible pay,.15% discount at Walgreens retail store feels more satisfying than my paycheck. Office gossip,.and cliques,.management gives too much authority to employees who live at work and they are not management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Home Infusion
    Train your employees right. Give them incentives to stay,.grow,.pay them accordingly for making themselves available when someone resigns and takes on their duties.
    Care more about emoloyees well being, management needs more people skills. Cold & stiff.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good people, fair comp & benefits; a shift in culture - it's not what it once was

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Deerfield, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people I worked with - very supportive, smart and hard working. Good opportunites for growth and development.

    Cons

    I think the culture has changed over the last few years. There seems to be less focus on employees and making this company a great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on making sure you have the right people in key positions; good people are always the key to any successful organization. Always. Treat your employees with respect.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Average place for a first job outside of food service.

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    Current Employee - Service Clerk  in  Lees Summit, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Service Clerk in Lees Summit, MO (US)

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

    Pros

    -Schedule flexibility
    -Good people skills are learned
    -Certain positions are tailored to be customer service oriented rather than sale oriented

    Cons

    -Pay is not impressive
    -Employees in general come and go quite often
    -You are often expected to work when someone else misses a shift

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was thrown into working as a photo specialist on just my second day of working, without having received any training. In order to have more loyal customers, employees need to know what they are expected to do, and how to do it. Not just learning on the fly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Worked for them over 15 years. IT jobs were all outsourced to India and Mexico

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    Former Employee - Computer Operator  in  Mount Prospect, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Computer Operator in Mount Prospect, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Was a very stable work environment with many opportunities to move through out the company.

    Cons

    Most positions now are short term contract / project help. Not many long term experienced contacts are left. Interaction between departments and areas is complicated by a lack of commitment and experience. Middle Management turnover is even more unstable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stabilize the ship through the ties that are formed by experience and cooperation over time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Pharmacy technician

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    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician

    I have been working at Walgreens for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I like the people I work with and they are very flexible with our scheduling at my specific store location

    Cons

    Corporate/district managers have some "formula" they use as to how many technician hours you are allowed for the month. One month you may get scheduled 40 hours per week, but the next you may only get scheduled 15hours per week because they are never consistent with our tech budget hours. I also had to fight for months to get my raise after certification, and I get paid way less than othert technicians that I know started after me. I've been here 4.5 years and the wages aren't something I can live off of forever between the low pay and inconsistency of what you're hours might be each month.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Learned how to manage a large store and multitask many different duties

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walgreens

    Pros

    They have 401k and medical benefits

    Cons

    The Growth process is very slow coming and i am looking for a challenge

  11.  

    Quantity over Quality

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Intern  in  Cedar Rapids, IA (US)
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Intern in Cedar Rapids, IA (US)

    I have been working at Walgreens as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Big name in corner drugstore market. Everybody knows what Walgreen's is. No real need to market the company.

    Cons

    Time-off policies are not efficient and there is not a good work-life balance. But that comes with retail. You might have to work some nights and some weekends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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