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Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Chesterfield, MO (US)
Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Chesterfield, MO (US)

I worked at Walgreens part-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

All technicians have to be certified so you are not working with people who don't know there jobs. Workflow keeps everyone in place allowing the shift to run smoothly.Great benefits, can buy shares in the co, in-store discounts and online. Great pharmacists.

Cons

Shifts are constantly cut. Managers don't stay long because of the workload placed on them. Customers are horrid to the staff, and then are given gifts cards for their hissy fits. Need to higher more technicians for the number of prescriptions. Pharmacy constantly swamped. Be ready to deal with rude doctors and outsourced insurance agents who don't have a clue.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop cutting shifts and add more technicians so the ones you have are not pulling their hair out. Without the extra help lots of mistakes are made making the company look incompetent.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Great part time job during school

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    Current Employee - Service Clerk in Norton, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Service Clerk in Norton, MA (US)

    I have been working at Walgreens part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management listens, lets you take time off when you follow the procedure, very understanding

    Cons

    Sometimes have to work on holidays, close the store alone with just 1 other manager

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    my overall experience was good

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    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    learn a lot about customer service.

    Cons

    not enough room to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote more from within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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