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Walgreens Boots Alliance Reviews

Updated Nov 19, 2019

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2.7
32%
Recommend to a Friend
26%
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Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO Stefano Pessina
Stefano Pessina
109 Ratings
Pros
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  • "They wanted to perform tasks that were not for a pharmacist(in 14 reviews)

  • "No equal opportunities /work life balance(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Avoid Senior Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company that is working in Healthcare and has interesting Owner/manager

    Cons

    The finance department is dysfunctional. Top leadership is toxic, leading to employees unwilling to make decisions or take responsibility. Negative compliance based culture.

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-01-28
  2. "Huge growth for customer service experience"

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    Current Employee - ASMt 

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth and customer experience

    Cons

    Understaffed but our team makes it work

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-11-19
  3. "Boots for all!"

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    Current Employee - Beauty Consultant in Saint George, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Making our customers feel beautiful!

    Cons

    Only down side is other employees that dont support the beauty consultant position.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-11-12
  4. Helpful (1)

    "(UK) Over resourced, unnecessarily complex & slow organisation with restricted talent pool"

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    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walgreens Boots Alliance

    Pros

    -Staff discount -Flexibility - New external leaders coming in with a less insular view and willing to shake up ways of working

    Cons

    -Toxic meeting culture, all middle/senior mgmt do is sit in meetings all day with very low/no bias for action - Pockets of significant over resource -Very un diverse, heavily female in many areas restricting points of view/ways of working / speed of action - Too many layers of hierarchy, archaic processes and poor speed to market -Limited talent pool, doesn’t have the slick operation witnessed in the major... multiples in the UK -Lack of alignment across functions, everyone going for different goals. - All in all, operating about a decade behind the rest of the market and very stuck in ‘status quo’ mode.

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    Advice to Management

    Reduce reporting lines to minimise countless unnecessary meetings and conversations. Brand leaders should admit when their brands are in trouble when they first are made aware. Hold people accountable. Take some risks & get some more high calibre external heads in who can bring in some more fresh eyes ..

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-11-12
  5. "Good things and not so good things"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Nottingham, England

    I worked at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - It's great to grow and have experience in different business areas. The company move people around quite often so you get to experience different departments and ways of working. - The atmosphere at work is great, it has a good business culture overall and the people you work with is usually very friendly. - Staff discount on beauty products. - The people working at the business usually feel passion for what... they do or for the brand they work for, which create a good competition environment between each other. - You can build lots of connections inside, it is a big company.

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    Cons

    - Several approval layers - You can usually feel the work you do is not recognised, which can be demotivated. Seniors and directors levels usually give more recognition and give more support to the few working on certain projects/brands which are more important to the business, even if you do the same, if not more work than those at those projects to meet the business and your own annual objectives. -Intense work... environment (this can be positive if being recognised by the business). -Salary is not great and it is definitely below the market average, although the company offers some good benefits and staff discount. - Not every team at the business has the same atmosphere unfortunately. This is all to do with the managerial style from each of the senior team managers. It could be because of the different work pressure they all have. I have experience both, very good team building atmosphere and on the other hand, the complete opposite to this.

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    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-10-30
  6. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time

    Pros

    Really good working hours here

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-10-24
  7. "Great place to gain experience in the medical field."

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can learn a lot of inventory management skills and one can polish their leadership skills while managing teams.

    Cons

    The number of employees working are very few compare to big retail stores which makes it difficult to find replacements when needed.

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-10-19
  8. "It's a Job"

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    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Discount, nice co workers, some nice customers

    Cons

    Retail working on the holiday

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-10-17
  9. "Not recommended"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Miami Lakes, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to work from home

    Cons

    Pay sucks , training doesn’t match what you will have to do on the job ,’managers doesn’t care about employees. Only when they need you to turn in company’s survey. There’s no room for promotions

    Advice to Management

    Better pay , training , and better systems

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-11-19
  10. "Don't Work Here"

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    Current Employee - ASMt in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employee discount is nice

    Cons

    Low Pay, Poor Benefits, No Breaks, Open Holidays

    Advice to Management

    Improve all-around teamwork and morale

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-11-18
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