at the site I worked at, many of the technicians acted like high schoolers instead of doing their job. They are not very honest about raises either, I was still at my hired rate of pay when I left almost 2 years later.
Community Pharmacy Technician Extern (Former Employee) – Pensacola, FL – September 15, 2018
Working at Walgreen's was like working with family, staff very helpful and knowledgeable in there position. Very willing to help and share knowledge, from staff to pharmacist. Just a great place to work. I really looked forward to going everyday.
The management is a joke. The pharmacy is a joke. The whole company is a joke.. They lie and cheat you out of hours and certificates. You never really see your success. And they are rude and back stabbing.
Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee) – Prince Frederick, MD – September 13, 2018
Walgreens has a quality of service that is a lot stronger than other companies, where they don't focus so much on the scores and metrics but on customer service and work ethic. They make work enjoyable and a place you want to come to every day.
Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee) – Middleton, WI – September 13, 2018
I enjoy working at walgreens, it is a great place to help people live well and the company takes pride in making sure that the service we give is good. The only problem is they do not have great budget for hours and that can affect the workers that are overwhelmed.
Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee) – Bethany, OK – September 12, 2018
I like my job on most days. The pay is not great and I think they told me I was tipped out and could not get another raise. I do not agree with this. I have worked for them a very long time and feel I should be making more an hour than I am.
Cashier/ Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee) – Lake in the Hills, IL – September 12, 2018
Efficiently operated cash register and handled cash, checks, and credit card transactions. Hand counted control medications, measured liquids and managed drug inventories. Cleaned equipment and work areas to maintain safe and sanitary conditions.
Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – September 12, 2018
For me Walgreens was a different experience. I loved my coworkers and job itself. My only few complaints I ever had was with scheduling. All of the senior techs would get weekends off. I would get the odd shifts because of my open availability, which is totally on me, but that being said it would've been nice to not have to ask for weekends off. I did have one incident with the management when I informed them of a funeral for a family member and they insisted on having me come in right after. Other than the two issues above I really did enjoy my time at Walgreens. The store was high volume so I stayed pretty busy. Now I do know my experience may differ from others, every store is different. Overall it was a good time.
Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee) – Clear Lake City, TX – September 11, 2018
Being a pharmacy technician at, Walgreens, can be extremely stressful. What helps you get through the day are your amazing co-workers and the sweet patients that remain calm even when things go wrong with their insurance and such. The hardest part of the job is having to be a doctor's office, insurance company, therapist, fill prescriptions, restock inventory, work drive through and still remain sane all at once while the line of patients is all the way at the back of the store. Despite all the pressure, this definitely allows you to learn and grow for a future leadership role in a different career that you would like to move up to.
Over all there was too much work for the amount of staff. There where also patients that complained frequently about the time it took us to complete the work. The only positive thing was the people I worked with were kind and understanding.
Walgreens helped me develop as an individual and I loved the team I worked with. I would highly recommend employment through this company.
Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – September 10, 2018
The hardest part of being a pharmacy technician is learning how to operate and run all insurances and prescriptions through their technical system. It just takes time like any other challenge to get used to and ultimately thrive.
%15 off everything (excludes tobacco, alcohol, and dairy), great work environment, opportunity to grow within company