Walgreens Boots Alliance Career Development FAQ

Read what Walgreens Boots Alliance employees think about career development at the company. Employees have questions about everything from promotions and mentoring to job security.

Walgreens Boots Alliance has a career opportunities rating of 3.1.

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7 English questions out of 7

22 March 2019

How are the career development opportunities at Walgreens Boots Alliance?

Pros

The majority of people are friendly and welcoming which makes the environment lovely to work in. The site at Nottingham also has a good nature-trail and this is great for lunchtime walks

Cons

The business is a bit dated. There are lots of processes, hierarchy and not a lot of opportunities to develop in the company- especially if you want to inject something new and against the 'status quo'. Even the Apprenticeship programmes are not really invested in very well: communication is poor and there is little desire from the business to invest/retain people who have completed the programmes.

Advice to Management

Need to look at talent across the business and develop and invest the time into them

There are lots of processes, hierarchy and not a lot of opportunities to develop in the company

22 March 2019

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14 October 2020

What kind of career opportunities exist at Walgreens Boots Alliance?

Pros

Many innovations are planned but corporate needs some changes. Product has a lot of room to grow and opportunity to fix things

Cons

The company is slowly starting to adopt agile product development but there is high switching cost from existing legacy systems.

Product has a lot of room to grow and opportunity to fix things

14 October 2020

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11 January 2021

Does Walgreens Boots Alliance have any sort of mentoring programme?

Pros

Training and support to develop

Cons

Culture and pressure, unrealistic to

Training and support to develop

11 January 2021

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17 September 2020

How are promotions handled at Walgreens Boots Alliance?

Pros

Flexible working, Some opt-in benefits, Generally nice people at middle and lower management levels, Working on global product launches

Cons

Poor salary, Very little or zero chance of promotion, Guaranteed restructure with redundancies every two years in September, Hard work only rewarded with more work

Advice to Management

Stop hiring from outside, respect the talent in the organisation

Poor salary, Very little or zero chance of promotion, Guaranteed restructure with redundancies every two years in September, Hard work only rewarded with more work

17 September 2020

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23 December 2020

How do employees feel about their professional development opportunities at Walgreens Boots Alliance?

Pros

Pay for your pharmacy tech certification and you can train on the job. They give you a dollar per hour raise when you are certified. Management is kind and cares

Cons

The pay is less than great and the training is somewhat haphazard

Advice to Management

Find a better training method and offer higher wages to keep up with other pharmacies

The pay is less than great and the training is somewhat haphazard

23 December 2020

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