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Used to be Great, Now just another Retailer with cutbacks

  • Comp & Benefits
  • 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 for more than 5 years

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Walgreens

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great in the past, not so good now

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager  in  Tulsa, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Tulsa, OK (US)

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Interact with customers and peers from all walks of life, great opportunity to be a teacher to your employees. Figuring out new ways to drive sales and profit

    Cons

    Seems to be a huge disconnect between corporate management and field personnel. A lot of micromanaging and no consistency in how district management lead their stores in different parts of the company. Poor work/life balance. They ask A LOT out of store personnel but rarely give the proper tools to succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop listening to Wall Street and listen to your customers and employees. Those are the 2 groups of people that will make any business shine or fail. Start by being a leader in the industry like we use to be instead of following the status quo

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    pharmacy tech

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Walgreens part-time

    Pros

    good co-workers
    easy to learn on the job
    good pay
    i started as a service clerk and moved to the pharmacy, they were really good at letting me transfer easily to an area I was more interested in

    Cons

    customers
    insurance companies
    it can be stressful work sometimes with patients and making sure everything is done correctly since it is people's medicine you're working with.

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