Designated Hitter (Current Employee) – Kalamazoo, MI – March 22, 2018
Walgreens has been one of the best options I have ever taken. Going into it I was nervous a little closed off, but the management is wonderful and always willing to help compensate for things i may need. The store i worked for specifically gave a lot of responsibilities to the employees which is good because it will show who is made for the job and who isn't. As well as being a good learning tool for future tasks.
Work began around 9pm got off at 7am if someone showed up on time. I learned to be a good listener and liked my job okay. Management was good on the night shift but the day shift manager was kinda mean. Good place to work if you get the right manager. The hardest part of the job was leaving, because I was upset with the way I was told "NO" I could not leave and go to my in-laws funeral. The most enjoyable part was working with the night manager and the customers.
A typical work day calls for a lot of tasks to be completed. I like the freedom that we are given to get the work done. We work as a team to complete the work. My personal goal there is always to exceed the expectations of a typical work day. The fast-paced environment and little bit of competition allows for some push to work harder each day. The most enjoyable part of the job is the positive encouragement and feedback that is given. The hardest part of the job is that each pharmacy location works differently from the other so adapting to each store is sometimes harder that it seems.
CPhT/RPhT (Former Employee) – Orange Park, FL – March 21, 2018
They do not have a set schedule and you are randomly placed on the schedule anytime between 8:30am-9:00pm and if they do not have the schedule out in time then you are unable to let your family know what your schedule is going to look like or what time you are supposed to be there the next day. I was hired full time but never got over 28 hours per week while earning the minimum a CPhT would make.
Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee) – City of Sunrise, FL – March 21, 2018
My store averages about 600 prescriptions daily, and we're always working with barely enough help. The managers aren't always able to come back and help. I always ackowledge every customer that's waiting to be helped. it gets to be overwhelming at times. I love what i do.
Customer Servies Associate (Current Employee) – Wyoming, MI – March 21, 2018
Overall I enjoy this job but I do not plan to stay here forever its not what I personally what I want to do. I never want to be a manager, so I'm limited. If i wanted to be a manager it would be a good place to stay and advance but without moving up in the later the pay doesn't get better which makes it hard to stay.
Executive Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – March 21, 2018
This was a good job. I enjoyed working there. You always met new people. It got kind of taxing at Rome’s because as seasons change the merchandise changes as well. This called for a constant change of the store.
Receiver (Current Employee) – Wisconsin – March 21, 2018
Not knowing how many hours you will be working that day. Stressful because of all the new temps they are bringing in. So a lot of training. Everyday you see people on their phones instead of working. Management does nothing! Changing our PTO, making it harder for new employee to incur any vacation time. When the busy season starts they make everyone come in on their one day off. We work 4/10hr days. Is always more than 10! Really poor management!!!!
Lead Photo Technician (Former Employee) – Everett, WA – March 21, 2018
Walgreens, like most other corporate retailers, offers a corporate work culture. Days are generally busy with periodic lulls in customer volume. They put an emphasis on customer service and making sure they have repeat business. Turnover can be high, especially among younger employees While the company offers decent benefits and a profit sharing plan that's hard to beat, wages are often low. While the company used to have a focus on the growth of leadership from within the company, offering mentorship programs and education opportunities for personnel trying to go into pharmacy or get tech certification, that's slowed down in recent years. Despite this, Walgreens generally maintains a culture where management is willing to help employees learn and grow as professionals.
When I'm at work I try my best to be a team player if someone is in need of help with their duties if I am available to help I will help. Also my job is a mix of different background and culture, which is very good for me because I get to learn different things about them.
Free lunch, flexible hour and shift, friendly customers
Short break, negative personality, non friendly customers
Store Supervisor/Team Leader (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – March 20, 2018
a typical day at work is exciting you learn more and it's challenging sometimes. what I have learned was when you on the job for a long period of time you and your staff grow as a family . The hardest part of the job is when the staff calls out and there is no one to cover the shift and you have to do a double.The most enjoyable time is when everything is running smooth with no call ins.Also when we are allowed to have over time hours.
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – March 20, 2018
Store Managers must be pharmacy technician certified and be flexible to work as the business demands. Benefits were good. The constant change of the company was tough to deal with at times as you got used to one way of working they went and changed it or demanded different things. No two stores were the same. Dealing with shrink was tough especially in the bad parts of the area.