Senior Beauty Advisor (Former Employee) – Portland, ME – July 25, 2013
Walgreens was a great job. It's good for people who don't have very much experience because you have everything you need to learn the job you'll do, and there are opportunities for many different kinds of people. My team turned into my family. It could be fun at times and it could be stressful at times, but it was a good stable job to bring home the bacon. Sometimes I ended up wondering how stocking shelves is important in the grand scheme of things and dreaded going in on truck days, but it all had to be done and I worked with people who were in the same boat as me, so it wasn't so bad. One of my managers had a birthday cake for every month that people working there had birthdays, and that was pretty cool. Along those same lines we had christmas parties and such. A big thing is that everyone was encouraged to give their ideas to improve the way we did things, and we implemented a lot of them which was really cool. I had a lot of control over how the free space in my department was set up, and I could decorate pretty much however I wanted as long as it was approved by management. I LOVED my regular customers. They were the reason I stayed as long as I did.
Always something new to learn, loved working with people
Community Management Intern (Former Employee) – Lubbock, TX – March 25, 2017
My primary job was to shadow the upper level managers as a Community Management Intern. It was an extremely beneficial learning experience, I am very proud to say that I was able to work for this company.
Administrative Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – New York, NY – March 25, 2017
Being in the corporate office, is very nice and team members all ways willing to help each other out in time of need. Different department head are very helpful to each other if you need help on taking a report or planning a meeting for training.
Beauty Advisor (Former Employee) – Grand Prairie, TX – March 25, 2017
The one I worked at played favorites when it came to who did what and who got what schedule. It wasn't fair. We in the beauty department were set goals the management thought was doable but it wasn't always based on the customers who came in on our shifts. We were still told to do better even if we didn't have any customers all day in our area.
Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) – Lawton, OK – March 25, 2017
Walgreens helped me to become certified, they sent me to school and reimbursed me for gas and time. They also paid for me to take my certification test but other than that they are a money hungry corporation. Most of the management staff is brain washed to only cover themselves and to not look out for the their most dedicated team members. They are only interested in helping themselves.
The pharmacy is extremely busy and understaffed. The store manager at 5765 is rude. If you can get past all of that the pharmacy can be like a family working together. There are times when it's really hard and 800 scripts a day is rough. Everyone get through it together.
Beauty Advisor (Current Employee) – Boynton Beach, FL – March 24, 2017
In the beginning it was a great place to work, then management changed, people stop caring, and the store went done hill. The pay sucks you get a raise every year but its not much. If anyone decides to work at walgreens i would suggest going into pharmacy.
Customer service, stocking and cashier (Former Employee) – Louisville, KY – March 24, 2017
Walgreens is not bad but its not good either. There are a lot of requirements but it is strict on schedule because there aren't many people working there so if you cant make it then its a big deal. Overall it was fun just make sure you have communication with your manager and it will be okay.
Scheduling is good but there may be some long hours. Great ability to learn retail industry. Your job consistently changes daily. Unfortunately the company consistently wants you to do more with less resources and personnel.
You work very hard, but compensation & benefits are actually quite outstanding. Yes, I DO recommend this company. Management (corporate) actually care about their employees. Extremely solid financially. Most of the big shots are pharmacists.
Senior Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) – Warr Acres, OK – March 24, 2017
Inputting scripts and filling them, ordering supplies, counting medications, and assisting patients through out the store. The management was well organized and very helpful. Hardest part was dealing with impatient patients that were always in a hurry and thought it only took a few minutes to get them their scripts, but the enjoyable part was the pace and time flying by.
discounts throughout the store, and receiving my cert through them
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Wilsonville, OR – March 24, 2017
I started Walgreens after High School as a first job.
Walgreens is a great place to get your feet wet and learn about the basics of customer service in a retail setting. Management truly cares about their employees and always ensures that you're well prepared for your duties for the day.
What I enjoyed the most about Walgreens was that I learned a lot of social skills regarding fellow colleagues and customers. However, this job is quite physically demanding on freight days so be ready for those if you're not into heavy lifting!
At Walgreens I was introduced to a non-stop work flow. I worked in the cosmetic section so people came to me asking questions my entire shift. If I wasn't answering questions I was setting up big displays or restocking shelves. Since this was my first job it was all new to me.
Being able to multi task is crucial in this job, you are constantly moving and have plenty to do. Responsibilities such as filling medications, answering calls, checking in vendors, answering customers questions, and typing prescriptions are all part of the daily routine. It is a fast paced job never the less, it is a job you can enjoy and learn from. Learning about new medications and what they are used for would have to be the most enjoyable part of the job. The hardest part of this job would have to be the lines we have constantly especially during season. Lines are non stop, customers in pain and needing their medications right away with 150 labels printed on the counter needing to be filled.