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Walgreens Boots Alliance Reviews

Updated Oct 16, 2019

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Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO Stefano Pessina
Stefano Pessina
104 Ratings
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  • "They wanted to perform tasks that were not for a pharmacist(in 13 reviews)

  • "No equal opportunities /work life balance(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Good company going through a challenging time, which creates difficult situations for staff."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very challenging, interesting projects that have high visibility and impact. There are some very smart, motivated people that are great to collaborate with.

    Cons

    Challenging business environment has lead to budget cuts, higher turnover, and loss of talented leadership. There's too much work, and not enough resources or planning to execute oftentimes bold, aggressive ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in the talented people that you have. Focus more on long-term growth as opposed to quarterly earnings.

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-10-13
  2. "Work/home life balance"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacist 

    I have been working at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedules and good work environment.

    Cons

    Not enough technician help, too much work overwhelming the pharmacist especially in busy stores

    Advice to Management

    Treasure and respect your colleagues.

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-10-09
  3. "Got worse at the end"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good wages and a good staff.

    Cons

    They wanted to perform tasks that were not for a pharmacist. No support from the store manager

    Advice to Management

    Let a pharmacist do her job. Have store managers help when needed.

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-10-04
  4. "Great Customers and Coworkers"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Always great working with most all other coworkers and the people we get to serve and help every day. Customers are usually very courteous and friendly especially when you treat them the way you want to be treated. Scheduling can be very flexible.

    Cons

    Pay is low comparatively to other jobs even as a certified technician. Management can be very demanding when enforcing corporate policies and goals.

    Advice to Management

    Fight for better pay in order to keep employees that are skilled from looking elsewhere.

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-10-04
  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Category Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very good benefits, reasonably generous bonus system, good training. Huge head office is very easy to work in and lots of really good facilities.

    Cons

    Nothing really, I very much enjoyed working there. Progression in some aspects of the business is poor.

    Advice to Management

    Look after the good staff you already have. Be proactive in creating opportunities for growth and development and determine whether or not all of your roles have progression out of them. If not, consider why and what you can do to fix it.

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-09-28
  6. "Company Seeks Robotic Employees"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent benefits (although cut down for next year including vacation accrual),, convenient location.

    Cons

    Horrible employee morale, hounded to beg for donations daily depending on charity of the week, expect you to work short staffed all the time and come in on your day off if someone calls out.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue, unless you just don’t care at all, your turnover rate, wages and morale are extremely suffering !!

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-10-09
  7. "Poor management"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor 

    I have been working at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time

    Pros

    The discount and benefits are pretty good

    Cons

    No organisation, management are literally winging it.

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-10-06
  8. "Sick pay"

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    Current Employee - Trainee Pharmacy Advisor in Wincanton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Lack of staff when really busy

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-09-17
  9. "Money > Patient Safety & Happiness"

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    Current Employee - Floater Pharmacist in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The only pro is you'll make money.

    Cons

    No lunch breaks, barely enough time to take a bathroom break, 80 hours of training and you're on your own, metrics rule everything, non-constructive & harsh feedback from fellow employees (especially as a new hire), not enough technicians, front staff usually doesn't like to/doesn't have time to help the understaffed pharmacy.

    Advice to Management

    Spend a little extra money to have some pharmacist overlap to allow for better service/performance and breaks. Require feedback to be constructive, rather than allowing an employee to say it's a disaster whenever someone works at a certain store...after a mere two shifts.

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-10-16
  10. "Good place on cv"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good place to have on CV

    Cons

    Management don’t listen to us and massively cut our budget

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-09-10
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