CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – Ashburn, VA – June 30, 2018
The atmosphere has a lot to do with whether or not walgreen's will be a nice, stress-free job, or a stressful and frustrating place of work. The store I worked at was one of the busiest in the area, but we were lucky to have a great store manager, and staff that actively engaged in appropriate, friendly work relationships. As a company, walgreen's does not pay its employees what they are worth. Over the course of three year i had only made a 56 cent increase in pay, a coworker had only made a cent increase in the course of a year.
Customer Service Associate (Current Employee) – Scottsdale, AZ – September 18, 2018
i work in the evening come in clock in deal with the photo area people complain about the littlest things they i have to do stocking and cleaning most photo project take up a lot of time face the entire store clean the bathroom and stockroom close
CUSTOMER SERVICE (Former Employee) – Tucson, AZ – September 18, 2018
I really did like going to work most days. The one major downfall that I did not like was my hours were all over the place! I am a member of a parent organization in my children's school and I had a very hard time keeping my commitment since my work hours were never the same. I liked that the store was pretty busy most of the time making my day/night seem to go faster. I did not like when you have to ask everyone if they wanted to get their flu shots, during the cold and flu season, or when the "be well" tag line was being used! What's wrong with just saying to someone, "hope you have a nice day"? Or every person that walked into the door you'd have to say "welcome to Walgreens", pretty sure they know where they are! I sometimes would forget, and just simply say "hi" or "welcome" and those were not good enough! But more than not, the work flow made up for this!
Retail Customer Service Associate (Current Employee) – Elmwood Park, IL – September 18, 2018
As a high schooler working is a great job to have and you can learn a lot about retail by working with adults. The job is fast paced at times but depending on the people you work with you can have a lot of fun.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Tulsa, OK – September 18, 2018
I started out at $9/hr. And I only get about 20-23 hours per week. Which is close to nothing when I receive my check - considering I have bill(s) to pay & a family to support. After the first week I went from about 38 hours a week to 20. Huge decrease. There is a high theft rate and a very slow paced environment. A lot of people quit because it’s too boring — but the bright side to that is it is non stressful.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Zion, IL – September 17, 2018
Typical manager duties. Open or close the store. Deal with customers. Close one night and open the next morning was never fun. Employees were nice and made the day more fun especially if everyone is working together and on the same page. Never had any issues with the Store Managers Ive worked with.
Retail and Pharmacy Customer Service Associate (Current Employee) – Salem, OR – September 17, 2018
-typical day at work (typical responsibilities) -rotate/receive inventory, stock shelves, help customers, cash register, photo lab (easy PC work), tidy/clean store, check expiration dates -what i learned -learned how to be patient -management- can be hit or miss, some micromanage and crave authority, others are respectable straight-shooters and some are too nice. -workplace culture? -hardest part of the job- cleaning restrooms and, in general, making it through the day -most enjoyable part of the job- helping customers
Customer Service Associate (Current Employee) – Amarillo, TX – September 16, 2018
making sure customers are satisfied. :I have learned that how to make all regular customer laugh.: I get along with all my management.: It is high we are all busy.: The heavy lifting like the cases of water and the sodas.: The customers who put a smile on your face and make you laugh.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – September 16, 2018
you have to work there to see its something new everyday been with this company for nearly 12 years my usual job is in quality control but those jobs are in the burbs overall, walgreens is not going anywhere anytime soon
Customer Service Associate (Current Employee) – Plattsburgh, NY – September 16, 2018
Walgreen's is a good job if your not trying to do any hectic tasks or don't like working a quick paced. I didn't mind the job at first because I was serving while I was working at Walgreen's so the change of pace was fine. But once I got used to serving, Walgreen's became too slow and mundane for me. Also, the pay isn't enough for a part time job. Minimum wage job and they always give me night shifts on the weekends when I'm available during some weekdays and during the days on the weekdays. I have nothing against the co-workers and managers but the job itself and it's paradoxical policy makes this job so not worth it. Especially for the pay. Too many requirements on having to take breaks, when I don't really want to because it just removes money from my salary.
easy job, co-workers and managers are empathetic
Low pay, mundane, monotonous and lack of difficulty
It was a good starting position, but grew stagnant
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) – Annandale, VA – September 13, 2018
lack of career advancement, but it's a good starting wage if you're just looking for a normal retail position. it wasn't something i could spend my entire life doing, but i have no real resentment for the job itself.
Photo Technician / Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) – Oakdale, CA – September 11, 2018
If you get in at a good store with a good manager it can feel like the whole "work family" sort of atmosphere and you won't dread going to work. If that changes though, you're pretty much doomed to continue the same level of efficiency with a quarter of the morale.