Company going in the wrong direction; need to stop slashing tech hours
rph (Current Employee) – florida – November 7, 2018
We are always understaffed to the point where the store cannot properly function and effectively assist customers/patients. Management has little control over the budget hours and hours are constantly being cut. Management is expected to pick up the slack and use their free time to get things done. Pharmacists are completely overloaded with tasks with little to no tech help and this situation is getting worse and worse at the years progress. Seasonal locations get little to no respect with regard to budget hours and it's virtually impossible to hire effective pharmacy employees in time to prepare for the snowbird season. Customer complaints get handed right to the pharmacy manager, when the issues stem from higher up in the corporate cascade. Bonuses for management have been slashed to virtually nothing, providing no incentive for managers to put in extra work. Benefits and hours are just okay. Company overall is going in the wrong direction. They need to be putting people back in the stores, rather than cutting them. Customers are needy and are easily frustrated when they can't find anyone to help. I oftentimes walk into a store to find no cashier at the register.
Friendly work environment, locations on every block
My Walgreen's Pharmacy was a very lively , team oriented environment who actually cared for the patients and would go above and beyond for them. Our staff was known for always fixing issues and being that go to pharmacy in the Katy area. Yes, this pharmacy was busy so we had a lot of complaints from impatient people, however we met the needs of each customer or directed them into the right directions at the end of the day. We were so team oriented and family close that new management tore a lot apart and our pharmacy just become a task we had to do and less enjoyable. Everything depends on the people you work with. Other Walgreen Pharmacy's are different.
I have worked for this company for over 6 years now and when I first started I was so happy. Everything ran smoothly and I had no complaints. They have changed so much that the store is falling apart and I'm afraid for the business because of this. Management is all over. The turnover rate is horrible. Unfortunately this is where I now have to make the decision to do what is best for me and my Career. The most enjoyable part is working for the customers and meeting special people who will forever touch your life in some way and vice versa. When you have a great team of workers this also makes you never want to leave no matter how hard it may get, but there comes a point when you say enough is enough and chase your dreams where a company is expanding and growing and you can be apart of a team not a company that works against each other and management is all over. One thing I can say is I'm grateful for how much I've learned throughout trainings and self taught hard work in order to train staff to have a better team.
Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee) – Algonquin, IL – November 7, 2018
the pay is horrendous, staffing and hours are worse. Capped Salaries that dont even compete with starting salaries at other jobs. Management is lackluster at best. Nobody knows how to move the company forward, only backwords in its progression. Equipment is horrible all around, constantly breaking on a daily basis with no resolution in sight on basic necessities, i.e printers.
internship (Former Employee) – Lancaster, CA – November 7, 2018
There is always something to do , unfortunately I was only a intern as a Pharmacy technician ,but the people there made me feel really comfortable and helped me when ever I asked , thank you ladies for that amazing time even though it was cut short.
Travel Shift Lead (Current Employee) – Battle Creek, MI – November 7, 2018
Walgreens is a happy place to work and most offer flexible schedules and insurance. I was able to move back and forth between different stores and keep my job during college, which was very helpful for me.
Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – November 6, 2018
You can die and they won’t care, they will replace you and keep it moving. They do not care about you or your health. 3 sick days and you are gone. Don’t try to advance in the company, it will never happen. They will keep their horribleemployees who do everything half way over the ones who work hard and are good. Don’t waste your time.
Great place to work fun,friendly,and organized place to work
Stocker/Cashier (Former Employee) – Tomball, TX – November 6, 2018
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