CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – Ashburn, VA – June 30, 2018
The atmosphere has a lot to do with whether or not walgreen's will be a nice, stress-free job, or a stressful and frustrating place of work. The store I worked at was one of the busiest in the area, but we were lucky to have a great store manager, and staff that actively engaged in appropriate, friendly work relationships. As a company, walgreen's does not pay its employees what they are worth. Over the course of three year i had only made a 56 cent increase in pay, a coworker had only made a cent increase in the course of a year.
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – December 14, 2018
Walgreens used to be a great company to work for 14 years ago. Amazing health insurance and 401k plan with lots of staff to fulfill customer and business needs. Today... it is a very different story. The workforce was cut down in half while the workload and expectations at least tripled. The benefits are still all there but you only get a fraction of the value they used to be. The raises are minimal if existent, bonuses were cut to a fraction or abolished for certain positions. The employee does not experience the same friendly family atmosphere any longer. Instead, employees are stressed out about their unrealistic workload for a minimal amount of pay.
Older computer system - meets requirement of job, but lacks in updates and dependability. Constants systems issues with printers and computers. In a high volume store this is very difficult to deal with. No time allotted for breaks or meals.
Good Pay and Benefits
Older Systems, no alloted time for breaks of meals
Store Manager (Current Employee) – Ohio – December 13, 2018
Was once a great company to work for, but now is completely lost its luster. Terrible district and above leadership. No help and unrealistic expectations. Way too much do as I say but don’t wat h me. If they offered me three times my salary to come back I’d lol.
Some managers are amazing but overall employees are underpayed and under valued .
Department Manager (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – December 13, 2018
Years ago this company was great . Now so many changes are being made and the company has pay caps charging us more for benefits and have no gratitude towards those who work for them . Not even a gift card for Christmas. Employees who have been working with the company for years make just as much as a new staff member makes minimum wage .
Fun place to work
They do not honor seniority . There’s no incentives
Customer Service Associate / Beauty Advisor (Former Employee) – Lincoln, NE – December 13, 2018
Great place to work. They really hone in on the "family" ideals. If you're going to walgreens, it's because you're not going to Hyvee. So we really had pride for the small store sort of feeling. I didn't like sticker morning Sundays though. Always try to get out of those.
Photo Technician/Cashier (Former Employee) – Longmont, CO – December 13, 2018
help customers with photos, finding product, stocking. i had a very good manager because he motivated us all to work more and cared about his employees. safe enjoyable working environment, with occasional drama from the girls. helping out pharmacy was the hardest thing i had to do there. i really enjoyed helping customers with their photos and making special orders.
Retail Associate (Former Employee) – Torrance, CA – December 13, 2018
my day at work would be stocking shelves and helping customers. I learned how to face shelves and how to address a customer in a good manner. management was good and also knew how to keep the workplace productive.
Cahier (Former Employee) – Lake Worth, FL – December 13, 2018
Its was nice! Customers that i mis most of all Loved some of them like family and the deceased ones are not forgotten every day past i think about MY ELDERLY CUSTOMERS @ Very few Managers @ EMPLOYEES! SOME ONE WAS VERY NICE THAT I MIS DEARLY 4479 MELALEUCA LN LAKE WORTH FL
If you are lucky enough to have a good, caring manager who bothers to stay even though they can get better money elsewhere than it can be an ok place to work. That is until you can get better money elsewhere which at this point is any other company.
This is not a job to make a living unless you are in management.
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) – Greensboro, NC – December 12, 2018
I feel that i was mistreated with this company and very under paid. I worked there for 5 years started out making $7.50 an hour left making only $9.25. I was promised to talk about advancing to pharmacy or shift lead poisoning but it never happened. Im very disappointed in this company because i had high expectations when i started and i see that was never going to happen. Although i learned a lot, i still feel that i wasted time with this company because all my bills got behind and my health declined due to not having insurance for a few years because i couldn't afford it.
Customer service (Former Employee) – Burlington, NC 27215 – December 12, 2018
This was a pretty good place to work as a company but I didnt enjoy the team at my store. They resembled and acted like a group of teenagers in highschool. They acted like I was an outsider and not welcome. The techs in the pharmacy tried to get me fired multiple times and toyed with my mental health.