Not the place it once was
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – CT – February 15, 2019
I was an assistant manager at Walgreens for 6 years. When I started, it was a great place to work. We could work as many hours as we wanted and there was teamwork. My position was phased out and a few managers were kept and received a new title. I was not one of them. They offered me a shift lead position and a $4 am hour pay cut. NO THANKS! Promotions are based on who you know. The store managers that I worked with were always gossiping and spreading information that was given to them in confidence. Being laid off was a blessing for me. Although the monetary benefits were great, it was a miserable place to work. No matter how much you did, you weren’t doing enough. Not to mention corporate and their many awful ideas that were supposed to promote great customer service, but was just annoying to most customers. Walgreens is out of touch and unappreciative. They let it be known that everyone is replaceable.... Also, it is not the place for single parents. I actually had to bring my sick child into work. I worked with a girl who had her baby with her for 6 hrs in a shopping cart while she worked! Walgreens is the pharmacy that does not care about their employees.