Picker (Former Employee) – Williamston, SC – September 20, 2018
This is the distribution center so it's fast paced at all times. Orders must be picked correctly and packed into totes in a manner not to damage the product. If you can no handle fast paced for ten hours then this is not the job for you.
Retail Associate/Photo Technician (Former Employee) – Homewood, IL – September 20, 2018
Employees were expected to have completely open availability. Management hired from outside company and treated poorly, made to move stores every six months. Not much else to say. Working hard makes you a work horse to this company and little else.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – September 20, 2018
Walgreens is a billion dollar business and I have enjoyed working for them for many years but there is a problem within the corporate makeup of the company that makes working there a challenge.
I have worked in three different Walgreens in three different states and it all boils down to lack of employee work hours. Hired on as a full time employee 40 hours a week, but when May came along hours were cute back to 20. All employees suffered terribly by these cutbacks and the store itself became a shambled miss because there was no time to complete important tasks, which then led to added stress. If you are looking for a job for fun, this is a place to work but unless you are going into management, the pay is to low to support oneself let alone a family.
Shift Lead (Former Employee) – Delaware – September 20, 2018
District Managers stress out Store Managers over customer receipt surveys, causing Store Managers to constantly change the focus of associates between tasks and customer service. Associates feel like rubber bands being stretched too far, about to break.
My first store was a good experience....learned a lot, with a hard-working team. The next store not so much. The female manager didn't seem to like another female being in her store, or maybe it was that she knew I didn't like her laziness. She let certain employees get away with pretty much anything while she sat in the office all day. The other managers had to do all the work. And god forbid you have a family emergency! Karma sucks! Onto bigger and better things. The things I still hear about this company and the things they do to employees amazes me.
Staff Pharmacist (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – September 19, 2018
Most of the district leaders at Walgreens are front store managers that have been promoted to district leaders. I found it difficult to convey what I thought was important information and as such, did not receive proper response.
Ability to pick up nearly unlimited extra shifts for new grads
As long as you like where the company is going in the future
Assistant Store Manager Trainee (Former Employee) – Palos Heights, IL – September 19, 2018
Didn't advance after the company changed direction from a community based to internationally based chain store. If you would like to start as a pharmacy technician, be prepared for not-so-nice customers and awful insurance claims.
Management Trainee (MGT) (Former Employee) – Lake Charles, LA – September 19, 2018
What they require of their management is criminal. Working 50-70 hour work weeks with no overtime and a poor bonus structure doesn't motivate you to excel. Couple that the lack of loyalty on the companies part and you have a recipe for an unhappy experience.