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Organization is full of silos

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Current Employee - Senior Director  in  Deerfield, IL (US)
Current Employee - Senior Director in Deerfield, IL (US)

I have been working at Walgreens

Pros

Strong financial footing, despite ESI setbacks
Pharmacist-centric organization - their value is understood and opportunities for career growth are available; not of other healthcare practitioners
Diversified healthcare services - lacking cohesive integration

Cons

Myopic senior management - focusing on script fills as the only meaningful means of revenue
Antiquated systems - especially computer/IT that holds the company back.
Resting on their laurels of success 1-2 decades ago - times are changing and they say they are able to change but no one does so.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Bring in new leadership from the outside - too many like-minded individuals who only know the Walgreens way.

Disapproves of CEO

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    I have held many positions therefore makes it difficult to describe.

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    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor

    I have been working at Walgreens

    Pros

    Regular customers, close to home, mgt balances my schedule with what I need for my home life

    Cons

    Sometimes mgt expects too much of a person at once. The more knowledge you've got the more expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some managers have too many pets and those people often get by with doing nothing or very little.

    Approves of CEO
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    Company slogan lately is do more (work) with less (help).

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Pharmacist  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Walgreens

    Pros

    -Walgreens is continuously trying to stay ahead of the curve with new services to try to improve slimming profit margins from just dispensing Rx's. It seems like breakthrough ideas like immunizations (flu shots, zostavax) are not recognized by other retailers until at least a year later.
    -They have a good Profit Sharing Plan

    Cons

    The problem is that even with the increased services that we provide as pharmacists, there is not enough hours allowed in our budget to support us. MTM, vaccinations, adherence calls, and BP screenings are just some of the daily tasks added to the usual Rx dispensing issues of drug interaction/allergy questions, massive amount of phone calls, and impatient "patients".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand you wanted to cut labor hours due to the events that transpired on Jan 1st with ESI, but don't punish the stores that have found a way to increase GP, while doing a lower amount of sales. This standoff from senior management of WAG and ESI caused the dip the sales, and we have worked tremendously to keep the bottom line as high as possible. Give us back some of the support we deserve, so that we can expand these new projects that give us higher profits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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