Pros: store discount, co-workers, as they go through the frustrations with you
Cons: out of control customers, hard to advance within company, inflexibility depending on management, unrealisitc expectations with little to no resources, instability altogether
What started as a nice position and job within Walgreens has turned into a nightmare. Change is inevitable, but it should always be for the good. From a guarantee of at least 37-38 hours a week has been cut to 30-32 hours, with hinting of more reductions. Couple that with the company/management not expecting or even caring that you have a life outside of them (short staffed, overworked employees), INFLEXIBILITY, dealing with customers that have free range to curse you out and degrade you, scream bloody murder and false advertisement when you run out of an item, and being complained to at a management or corporate level for defending yourself against any of these scenarios, and you have a disaster and many people willing to walk out on the job.
Depending on your position in the company, you do have access to some decent incentives. However, the company always need and will readily employ someone willing to run the register, making $7.75/hour...even with CONTINUED budget cuts and hour slashing.
Working alongside your co-workers is always enjoyable, as they're going through and experiencing the same things as you are, so you'll definitely form great friendships that will last during and after your employment with the company.
From beginning my stint with Walgreens in 2012, I am extremely disappointed in the company they have turned into today. Where you could once distinguish them from other retail pharmacies, they're just like the others now- out to make quick bucks, despite whose expense it's at. (i.e. pharmacists resigning left and right; workers of YEARS that enjoyed the job thoroughly moving on and quitting within 1-2 months timing speaks volumes.)