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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    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    Good Starting point

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ASMt  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - ASMt in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Hours are fair depending on what location you are working at. Depending on what location you work, your team can motivate you or unmotivate you. If you have a strong Store manager everything will be ok. Trainee program is real serious. A lot of room for promotion.

    Cons

    Un predictable hrs. Holidays not promised. Sometime you find yourself doing more work than employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is KEY!!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    15% discount better than pay

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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    Disagree with changes and expectations Corporate is making and with the means they are using to accomplish them.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Make great friends while working there! Good benefits and discounts.

    Cons

    Worked at Walgreens for almost 5 years. Seen many changes. I disagreed with current changes and expectations Corporate is making and with the means they are using to accomplish them.

    - making me feel cynical, not valued, unrecognized, unappreciated, frustrated and demoralized; taking my enthusiasm and self-esteem
    - Feedback from store employees not considered or valued by Corp: no ongoing dialogue at corp level
    --More simplified and realistic expectations
    - Registers and other systems constantly crashed or are out dated.
    - Need more team members to keep up with customers. Most of the time, we had 1 cashier, 1 dept employee, 1 mgr, and 1 pharmacist. So I felt like I was running 5-6 departments on my own. Customers asked why cosmetics and photo dept don't have anyone there when they need help and why the manager is stuck in pharmacy for a hours at a time because they are understaffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are quitting even those that have been with Walgreens for 10 or more years because they no longer believe in the direction the company is going. READ THE STORE BLOGS. Help employees not feel cynical, valued, unrecognized, unappreciated, and demoralized; and build more moral, enthusiasm and self-esteem by considering how the new changes are affecting employees. Consider and value feedback from store employees as much if not more than from customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Insightful changes for a better future

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Minneapolis, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    Awesome group of peers. Pay for a store managers is respectable.

    Cons

    Too many directives and initiatives to try to be accomplished while striving to excel. The current bonus structure is disengaging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much change going on at one time. There is technically no paid vacation for store managers. Pharmacists get their salaries in addition to vacation time, whereas store managers just get their salary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Beauty Advisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    A long ride but the wheels seem to fallen off. :-(

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    Current Employee - Walgreens ASM  in  Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Walgreens ASM in Philadelphia, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great friends and networking. Also being management help develop your leadership skills.

    Cons

    Im a 15yr employee that has grown with the company over the years and has defended and sacrificed A LOT... But now it feels like I am just a body and I feel very much expendable. The "new" direction is more built to break down the employee and make them a robotic, heartless, tool. And disposable once they have gotten what they needed from you. I one love my job but now feel trapped and scared because I spent to much time here and will not be as useful elsewhere. JUST WHAT WALGREENS WANTS...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    EXA/ASM...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walgreens

    Pros

    a good place to start the career

    Cons

    not enough benefits for the employees

  11.  

    Sales Associate (part-time)

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

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