Walgreens, at the corner of lies, greed, and retaliation.
Pros: a paycheck so i could pay my bills, my co-workers, the customers.
Cons: short breaks, horrible assistant manager, not enough money, greedy company, no appreciation whatsoever.
I truly enjoyed working at Walgreens for about the first 4 months, but that changed. A typical day at work included greeting customers, ringing orders, stocking merchandise, helping customers, keeping the store clean, etc. When hired, I was promised room for advancement, and given praise from a lady who was training management saying "She saw me emerging – more... as a leader within the company". I really believed her, but the management at my store were determined to not let that happen. The company as a whole really needs to get their moral values in line, because (at my particular store at least) it was horrible. Now, the most enjoyable part of my job was all my co-workers and the customers. We all got along, the customers gave me praise reports, my store manager bragged on my performance to all his bosses including HR, the district manager, and the vice president of marketing; but the assistant manager however did not like me whatsoever and I never understood why, because I was one of the nicest and easiest people to get along with in the store and, in my opinion, the hardest worker. She made the job absolutely miserable for me and I began to wake up everyday when I had to work with her, miserable and stressed out, whereas I used to be happy and jubilant every day before work. After a while, Walgreens started putting more and more meaningless tasks on the customer service associates, and the wage didn't go up at all. What started off as a good experience and a place I wanted to stay for a long time, turned into a horrible experience and I had to quit the job because of the daily verbal and metal abuse endured by my assistant manager. On a positive note however, a lot of lessons were learned by working there. – less