Fast shift from a 5 Star to a 1 Star
Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – August 21, 2016
In the past few years, Walgreens has shifted from an employer that cares about their employees to a money hungry monster. I used to be extremely loyal, now I can't wait to leave. Hiding behind the mask of Extroadinary Customer Care, getting performance based raises is near impossible for lower level employees due to the strict competencies put in place. Lower store level supervisors are over-worked and under paid. As an assistant store manager, I am responsible for our entire front end, including sales, budget, hiring, training, etc. and yet I get paid less than my pharmacy technicians. When minimum raise increased to $10 hourly in California, brand new employees were getting paid the same amount that older employees who had been with the company for a few years were getting, in a word, unfair. Walgreens has tons of money to buy Rite Aid but insists on saving money by cutting benefits and payroll across the company. I would no longer recommend this company as a suitable place to work for anyone.
GOOD employees provide great service
Not competitive pay/benefits, micromanagement