Walgreens Reviews

Updated 25 April 2015
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Pros
  • Benifits are decent 401k profit sharing pto etc if they right manager you will love the job (in 238 reviews)

  • I also took advantage of the employee discount for a lot of the essentials (in 146 reviews)

Cons
  • no work/life balance whatsoever if you are below store manager position at store level (in 99 reviews)

  • Upper management does not seem to care about the well being or the opinions of employees (in 150 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Pharmacy Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Current Intern - Pharmacy Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Walgreens as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Organized and very stable pharmacy

    Cons

    Very Saturated with pharmacist nationwide

    Advice to Management

    None

  2. 2.5 years experienced manual Tester at Walgreens

    Former Employee - Manual Tester in Chennai
    Former Employee - Manual Tester in Chennai

    I worked at Walgreens full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work with .You get exposed to Application Domain- Product Based

    Cons

    Salary Hike can be higher

    Advice to Management

    Salary Hike can be higher

  3. Helpful (3)

    Cut budget too much to accomplish daily tasks and service goals

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midwest, WY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midwest, WY (US)

    I have been working at Walgreens

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big company which offers good benefits, stability, and profit sharing.

    Cons

    The day-to-day work life is pretty rough. The top leaders try to mask the misery with "engagement" but no amount of employee meetings and jeans days will make up for the stress caused by under staffing caused by budget cuts.

    Advice to Management

    Give the stores more budget and offer higher pay to hourly employees. The quality of employee has drug down the work life experience and customer service.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Sales rep

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Lawrenceville, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Lawrenceville, GA (US)

    I worked at Walgreens

    Pros

    flexible schedule, discounts, being a cashier, face to face customer service

    Cons

    poor pay, boring job, uniform jacket, cold store, working every weekend, not enough help at running registers

  6. Helpful (2)

    A whirlwind experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Lead
    Former Employee - Shift Lead

    I worked at Walgreens full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people. In the more organized stores, the people there work as a cohesive unit. When you have a team that wants the store to succeed, that's when you start getting results.

    Cons

    It becomes a popularity contest the higher up you go. Corporate programs that are initiated for the store level rarely get any sort of support and are usually abandoned within six months to a year after conception. Stores are starting to get understaffed due to 'budget cuts', if the company would see that growing stores aren't able to provide sufficient service they would be able to see steady growth. Company is becoming known for replacing hard working veteran associates for low wage part timers which starts dragging down on the customers

    Advice to Management

    Go back to basics, at the end of the day it's retail where it counts. Allow stores a chance to get sufficient coverage for customer needs and the results will pay. Use the money given out for multimillion dollar 'severance' packages to executives that have no idea what customer service is about to the people on the front lines and you'll see your stores and the company as a whole do better.

  7. Helpful (3)

    photo specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walgreens part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Flexible hours. Managers will work with your schedule. Decent benefits. Very personal and intimate interactions between customer and employees

    Cons

    Too much hard labor at times for the pay. Asked to meet difficult deadlines on truck day (according to your store and manager). Too many required things to say during check out time. (Suggestive sells, survey)

    Advice to Management

    Be less aggressive when asking us employees to do things. Also stick to a certain policy and stop changing things so often. Also there are lots of changes within districts that leave upper management stressed and they in return release that frustration on us.

  8. Warehouse loader

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Walgreens full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is great for ware house position competitive against other jobs
    pay rate increase every six months to a year when you start

    Cons

    very few oppertunities to move up basically some one has to leave or quit to move up

    Advice to Management

    none

  9. Area HR Mgr

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walgreens

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of positive change occurring in HR

    Cons

    Technology is very poor. No investment in technology.

  10. Shift Lead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Stratford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Stratford, CT (US)

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company, great benefits, all around good time! Time to work and a time to have fun and this company know how to do both!

    Cons

    Customers and vendors are difficult on occasion. Some employees can be difficult to deal with.

    Advice to Management

    More competitive salaries

  11. Short-lived

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Photo Technician in Dearborn, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Photo Technician in Dearborn, MI (US)

    I worked at Walgreens (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules and pretty consistent work demands.

    Cons

    Management can be a bit bothersome at times.

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