Assistant Store Manager in Training (Current Employee) – Leesburg, VA – February 7, 2018
I believe that this is an average retail experience. There is lots of team building and working together to accomplish the goals of the store. The hours are based on when the store is open, so your schedule is all over the place.
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Midwest – March 21, 2018
Walgreens expects too much from their employees with how little they are paid. It is difficult to hire new employees when the pay is not competitive. The stores are consistently short staffed and employees are poorly trained, due to high turn over. There are many other issues that can be listed, but this is the largest and most glaring.
Paid training, employee discount
stressful work environment, constantly short staffed/call outs, poor leadership
Cosmetics Department Leader (Former Employee) – Janesville, WI – March 17, 2018
Boots UK was a nice comfortable place to work. Management was terrific. I loved my department. I only left to make a livable wage. Pay was too low. I was interested in career advancement and was told there was only one route to follow, which was to work your way up through store management. So I looked elsewhere.
Overall, I was extremely impressed with the culture in the store I worked at. The employees were very loyal and dedicated to their jobs. They were wonderful to work with. I believe the manager Brenda Neuman, was exceptional. Her attitude was contagious. I thoroughly enjoyed working with her. She had the ability to make employees feel included at all levels.
The structure of the corporation was really impressive! I felt appreciated by all levels of management all the way from the sales floor to the head of the Wisconsin region our store was part of.
Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) – Tulsa, OK – March 6, 2018
Walgreens is a great company overall. They will work with your schedule on lover levels of job titles. And you can normally get desired vacation days off. Individual store management in our area was kind of poor.
Pharmacist (Current Employee) – Malden, MA – February 23, 2018
Walgreens is a work place that multitasking and work flow are key. Everything revolves around giving patients the best care. The hardest part of the job is meeting day to day tasks while also giving patients high quality care that they deserve. What is most rewarding is the relationships you develop with those patients. Having the opportunity to be closely involved in a persons health care is one of the main reasons I chose to work for Walgreens.
Customer Service Associate (Current Employee) – Saint Clair Shores, MI – February 15, 2018
its just a job for me not a career im going to school to become a massage thearapist so this is just a job to me I go in I do my 8 hrs and go home don't care about doing anything but going there doing my job and going home
Photographer (Former Employee) – nottingham UK – February 11, 2018
The people I worked with took their job seriously and were very professional and they managed to create a very relaxed and fun environment. I gained a better understanding regarding time management and the ability to work with others under pressure. The management could have been more hands on with the stuff and to hire a more well equipped stuff. The workplace culture was very good.
Hardest part of the job was the fact that part timers or contractors had the second used equipment such chairs and desks as well as computers which slew down the working speed and the stuff lacked energy by the end of the day.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the job itself as well as the results.
second hand equipment towards the contractors and part timers.
Beauty Advisor / Customer Service Associate (Current Employee) – New Jersey – January 18, 2018
I worked as a Beauty Advisor at Walgreens. I admit that experiences may vary across these stores, but the pay was really low for the amount of work that a Beauty Advisor does on top of the work of others in the store. Management does not care about your well-being.
Quick paced environment when it comes to making one call then having another immediately after.
Walgreens call center agent (Current Employee) – Muscle Shoals, AL – December 31, 2017
You are sitting around a lot of people and you can hear and see a lot while on the phones which can be struggling if you are serious about your job. It can be fun, there are dress up days and they bring food in every few months to give out, like in bake offs and a cook out. It can be a good job for you if you can avoid the stress and maintain a great attitude!
Sfl manager (Current Employee) – South Carolina – December 11, 2017
I started as a pharmacy technician here and have worked my way up. I have been with the company for 16 years and it’s been great. I just want something a little different in the medical field because I enjoy helping people who are in need of care.
Store Manager (Current Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – December 7, 2017
A typical day at work s fast paced and needs to be planned out daily.I have learned how to run a successful and profitable store every year I have worked as a store manager.One of the most enjoyable things I enjoy is mentoring staff and provide personal relationships with the customers of my store.The hardest part of my job would be working with a restricted low budget and providing excellent customer service.It is very difficult to provide great service in a high powered very profitable store.I feel that not giving the customer great service will ruin the relationships in the long run.
Paid very well, great staff, excellent customers
Budget, not being able to proper train stafff with limited time
Pharmacist (Former Employee) – boynton beach,fl – December 7, 2017
very stressful never enough help to do job right pharmacy district management was not very helpfull the people i worked with were great the best part of the job was to be able to help customers most of whom were very appreciative the hardest was trying to keep up with all the work that had to be done
Pharmacy Manager (Current Employee) – Melrose , Middleton Ma – December 1, 2017
Overworked and overwhelmed. Front store manager sets the rules. Uneducated, inexperienced who sits in the office all day and offers minimal help. No lunch break and get paid 42 hours weekly yet work at least 50+ hours to get the work done.
Atmosphere is dangerous , understaffed.. If you want a fun , professional employer who values your hard work and looking for work/life balance with a great quality of life.....look elsewhere as you won't experience that here.
Can find a better place to work elsewhere and probably get compensated better
Manager, Health System Specialty Manager (Current Employee) – Dallas, TX – December 1, 2017
This used to be a company that was on the leading edge of training and technology. They invested in their people while being financially responsible. Now they are so focused on cost savings that they no longer develop people nor do they hold their people accountable. Everyone is so busy trying to get promoted that they lack authenticate leadership and transparency. The company is promoting new people and not paying them as much to replace more seasoned and qualified individuals. No real patient focus anymore. Use to be an industry leader. All the previous company leaders have left. Turnover is at an all time high. Now they are just like a Walmart.
corporate (Former Employee) – Deerfield, IL – November 27, 2017
Walgreens is a good company with good people and in general a very solid work culture. They have been challenged after the takeover by the Alliance Boots leadership along with the challenges of the US Healthcare industry which has created a ton of turnover and constant restructure.