Customer Service Associate (Current Employee) – Ashburn, VA – December 3, 2017
It is always fun, my cowokers are a blast to work with, management is always understanding. There is always something to do. The people always are friendly, or if not they are able to work around. I've certainly enjoyed it, just my commute and compensation have been lacking as of late.
I completed an internship through Walgreens. I worked 40 hours a week with no pay to complete my pharmacy technician program and I absolutely loved it. All of the pharmacist were extremely supportive and informative and I still use them as references to this day. Almost all of the employees that worked there had been there for years and the company cared about their employees. I greatly appreciated the experience and them giving me the opportunity to complete my program through them. I never heard any other employees complain about pay or their schedule.
A typical work day is very busy because as a staff pharmacist sometimes if the pharmacy technician is running late the pharmacist will have to run the drive true register and fill prescription. That was before store managers were trained to be technicians I guess with the days you are trained on the computer before working in the store, helps you get ready for challenges and emergency situations. Good benefits.
Good benefit pakage 401k
Difficult for the pharmacist to take lunch in a busy store
Senior Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee) – Bolingbrook, IL – February 12, 2018
NO breaks. 30 minutes lunch. Stressful. Management does not back up employees. Workflow is not as good as it should be. Customers have attitudes as soon as you say may I help you. But I like helping when I can.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Rapid City, SD – February 12, 2018
Put back items from the front left by customers. Ring and bag customers items. Thank them for shopping with Walgreens. Handle customer concerns including rewards system, a returned item or a switched item. Face shelves when not busy. I would recommend the job if the person can stand on there feet all day. It has a lot of down time.
An hour lunch off the clock and two fifteen minute breaks on the clock
Shift Lead (Former Employee) – Memphis, TN – February 12, 2018
It is so important for a team to work TOGETHER and exemplify what it means to be PURPOSE-DRIVEN. I found there to be more selfishness amongst management and team members which led to conflicts. Communication is essential in the development of the company. Hierarchy is exaggerated when the behaviors and capabilities are unaligned. I worked as if I was 5 people and when I needed help it wasn’t offered freely. I need to be supported with my ideas and vision whether I cashier or manage. I believe in caring, inspiring, and working together.
Floor Shift Lead (Former Employee) – Appleton, WI – February 12, 2018
Great place to work, depending on the store. Sometimes you're needed in 3 places at once and there is only one of you. Granted that comes with retail, but consistently not having enough management on hand becomes extremely stressful. I did love the people I worked with, the pay was nice, and benefits were nice as well.
It is a decent job, as a Pharm tech you learn a lot and you are trained pretty well but it's very stressful and sometimes easy to get caught in the madness. I also hate that you can get written up for almost everything you do there. Kind of annoying.
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) – Tucson, AZ – February 12, 2018
Moving along within the company takes years and your bonus is $1.50. this job is not a career, it's a job you get while you're in high school. They take advantage of your gender and age, and as a 19 year old well built man I was stuck with dirty, heavy jobs no one else wants to do. Sexism is a large role as well in what the will assign you to do
Cashier (Current Employee) – Beaverton Oregon and Georgetown Texas – February 12, 2018
Working at Walgreens has shown me I am capable of creating a strong culture with customers, employees and mangers. I have been lucky to serve the same community of shoppers for three plus years.I learned most importantly from them, that being reliable, a try-hard and genuinely happy every time they came in making miscellaneous trips to their corner store, meant much more to them than I even imagined.
Understanding people more
I love serving people but the pay is never sustainable in this field