Walgreens was a clean, friendly workplace. The employees were nice and positive and the managers were understanding and had a willingness to listen. The most enjoyable part was meeting new people and possibly making someones day.
Photo Specialist/Cashier (Current Employee) – Oswego, IL – September 25, 2017
you're on your feet all day and if you have bad feet or anything its killer on your body. The people you work with can be nice but depends on where you are some people are just rude. the customers are mostly nice but when you get a rude customer it ruins your whole day. The management is fine they're doing their job the way they are supposed to but it can be really tough to make sure demands are met with scheduling.
15% discount on everything, 25% discount on walgreens brand items, health care options, profit sharing options
must be with the company for 6 months before you're eligible for health care or stock, they throw you on the floor with minimal training
Customer Service Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Pearland, TX – September 25, 2017
They were very unprofessional at the walgreens I worked at, the managers always showed favoritism to some of the other managers that worked there plus the pharmacy staff. ALWAYS UNDERSTAFFED. Never gave enough hours to the people who actually wanted and need them
Photo Specialist, Beauty Adviser, Pharmacy Tech (Former Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – September 25, 2017
I loved working at Walgreens, the managers treated me well without using negative coaching and I responded to that really well. I however only had one drawback and that was anybody hired after me at the time were making more money. So I left for a higher pay, which I regret as the environment has always been like a family and less cutthroat than most places.
Sr. Certified Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) – Racine, WI – September 25, 2017
Was a Pharmacy Technician while working at Walgreens. Never had a problem working there until I was a Sr. Pharmacy Technician. I was not able to advance myself any more unless I was a Pharmacist or left the pharmacy. I needed something closer to home.
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – September 25, 2017
The management at Walgreens could depend on which store you go to. This Walgreens had horrible management. There was non stop smoking breaks and gave coworkers more leeway than others even though they do more work than the other
It is a nice enough environment. Hours are inconsistent. You are on your feet all the time. Chairs are forbidden in most areas. Customers are often rude and you are under pressure to commit customer fraud and theft. Robberies do occur.
Shift Lead (Current Employee) – Newport News, VA – September 25, 2017
My typical day at Walgreens is me coming in to count and verify the safe, cash handling, and customer service. I order and receive vendor and warehouse shipment. I learn so many different things from my customers and their daily stories. My customers make my day. The hardest part of my job is doing all that I can and know that advancement is not available when asked.
Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee) – Lake Forest, CA – September 25, 2017
Good place to work if your are starting out as a first job. college students have a great opportunity to advance. I think that if you are supporting a full family it may be hard , because of the hour limitation
Relaxed working environment and understanding management team
Cashier (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – September 25, 2017
I liked the how quickly they moved me into a department on my own after working well at the front register. I appreciated how understanding my managers were when family issues arose and always checked up on my work during a shift.
Split Case Picker (Former Employee) – Mount Vernon, IL – September 25, 2017
It was a good job for what it was, there wasn't much to really complain about most of the time. The 10 hour job only gave you 2 breaks instead of the usual 3, making for longer work time before you can relax for a minute. Most of the work there was very fast-paced, so slow-paced workers didn't even get a month before losing their work, even if they were hard workers with good attendance habits. Lack of work was often so workers could often leave a little earlier, up to 2 hours. People were nice, though some wouldn't cooperate well. Break rooms were neatly kept and clean.
Climate controlled, not much work for most days, and simple to understand work.
Too few breaks, extended work time before workers could get breaks, too fast-paced, and little worker cooperation.