Walgreens Boots Alliance Employee Reviews about "staff discount"

Updated 1 Dec 2020

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Walgreens Boots Alliance Chief Executive Officer Roz Brewer
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20 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, good staff and fast paced(in 35 reviews)

  • "Staff discount , extra hours available(in 33 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance is non existent(in 20 reviews)

  • "Some stores you have nice pharmacist while some will literally drive you to a corner(in 20 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      There are worse things i could do but probably earn more.

      29 Aug 2020 - Customer Service Advisor in Nottingham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good teamwork in our store, get to know local customers most of whom are good, staff discount, learn about offers coming up, double discount, good employer reputation, clean place. got a giftcard for working instead of being furloughed. furloughed staf were paid 100% of contracted hours.

      Cons

      Some stores need major refurb, some management need training in staff communication, no sick pay 2nd instance, took off more than my hours too, not paid for tea or lunch breaks, lunch is 1 hr, minimum wage. Not replacing staff that have left, some made redundant, getting busier with less staff, rude customers and more since corona lockdown.

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      There seems to be an expectation that employees should guess what changes have been made

      1 Dec 2020 - Data Analyst in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Staff discount is good, people are nice and in general they are quite flexible.

      Cons

      Constant restructuring with a culture where employees are expected to pretty much guess what the changes are, as management seem to be incapable of briefing it out. Lower levels being expected to constantly absorb higher additional workload for no extra £££ or recognition. In general, communication feels poor and management unapproachable.

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Fabulous British store that treats its employees like animals

      22 Oct 2020 - Graduate Student in Stirling, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Higher than the average wage. Staff discount.

      Cons

      Woeful store management- I was expected to perform managerial functions such as closing the store and cashing up while continuing to be paid a sales assistant's wage. Furthermore, I on separate occasions I was sexually assaulted by a member of the public and experienced homophobia by a colleague. On both occasions, the store management disregarded my concerns and even laughed at my account of sexual assault. No concern for employee welfare. Dangerous working conditions in my particular store. Management demanded that I should sign a heath and safety waiver within 10 minutes as I was on the till working, giving me no opportunity to read what I was signing. Poorly fitting baggy uniform (It'd be nice to feel smart, confident, and capable in what you're wearing.) Very poor staff retention. Meagre Christmas allowance- very poor staff cohesion as a result of few out of hours activities.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Pre-Registration

      18 Oct 2020 - Pre Registration Pharmacist in Nottingham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Staff discount Tutor Study days Dedicated learning time

      Cons

      Small jobs to do such as putting away stock, putting away splits

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Busy

      27 Nov 2020 - Pharmacy Assistant in Welwyn Garden City, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      20% Staff discount when buying goods

      Cons

      Customers & patients get away with speaking to you like dirt

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Good things and not so good things

      30 Oct 2019 - Assistant Brand Manager in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      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.

      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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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Boots

      15 Sep 2020 - Pharmacy Dispenser in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent staff discount, good training

      Cons

      Company doesn't care about employees

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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee

      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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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good company

      8 Feb 2020 - Boots Customer Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Staff discount , extra hours available

      Cons

      Short staffed, rude demanding customers

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    10. 2.0
      Former Contractor, more than 8 years

      Treatment of nil hours staff

      12 Oct 2019 - Pharmacy Technician in Fairfax, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      quite reasonable at reducing staff hours if possible, staff discount

      Cons

      treatment of nil hours staff - NO HOURS being offered then asking them to do e-learning followed by suggesting that you change back to a contract with hours

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