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Used to be Great, Now just another Retailer with cutbacks

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Assistant Manager (MGT) in Los Angeles, CA (US)
Current Employee - Assistant Manager (MGT) in Los Angeles, CA (US)

I have been working at Walgreens full-time (More than 5 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

employees are awesome, you really get all around experience, pay is average, but current cutbacks in pay suck, so not sure about the new pay

Cons

company going through a re structuring which means doing same job for A LOT less pay, VERY hard to get promoted, especially lots of favortism & you may end up at a difficult location and not look as good as a much easier one. Hours vary, no set schedule, often forced to work over night or overtime if a manager calls out without a choice, long work hours without breaks or lunches.

Advice to Management

DON'T CUT MANAGEMENT pay, YOU'RE loosing the very reason customers go to Walgreens in spite of their markups, a lot mgt knows their customers well as do the employees, and they've earned their raises, to cut them is CRAZY. You'll loose great expertise, merchandising, people skills etc. its evident, shift leads don't provide same expertise as managers.

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    Leaving employees behind

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

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Everything good about Walgreens has either been changed to something that doesn't even resemble what it used to be, or taken away altogether. I like the people I work with, but that has nothing to do with the company.

    Cons

    Growing too big too fast and leaving employees behind. Ridiculous expectations for hourly employees - there simply isn't enough payroll to complete everything that corporate wants done.

    Advice to Management

    invest in your people, you will lose them sooner than you think if this direction continues

  2. Overworked and underpaid

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Beauty Advisor in Corning, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Beauty Advisor in Corning, NY (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee Discounts and Free samples

    Cons

    Open Christmas and Thanksgiving:( always had to work every weekend unless a request was put in, but very hard to even get it approved. Always a shortage of employees, bad Management, very disorganized store.

    Advice to Management

    Give more praise to the employees who actually do their jobs, and worry less about the underachievers. Be more open minded when it comes to employees having families and spending time with them.

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