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1,709 reviews from employees

kununu Score: 3.5Recommendation: 61%
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1,709 employees rated this employer with an average of 3.5 points on a scale from 1 to 5.

914 employees recommended the employer in their reviews. The employer was not recommended in 591 reviews.

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1.0
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EmployeeWorked at walgreen’s in St. Petersburg at the time of review.

What I like

Now nothing Not one single thing

What I dislike

Everything Uneducated leads biggest complaint
Treatment of cashiers ... second

Suggestions for improvement

Many... Quit training leads to practice their authority on the cashiers, quit exercising favoritisms towards younger employees and/or their relatives, quit having only certain employees cleaning bathrooms, doing trash, all should take turns, and definitely pay an amount that we can actually survive with


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Meh!

2.2
Not recommended
EmployeeWorked at Walgreens in Omaha, NE at the time of review.

What I like

They have more than 8000 locations.

What I dislike

They have a poor attitude towards those who work at the stores and those who shop.

Suggestions for improvement

Reassess priorities. I understand it's a business, but because of how greedy those who run it are, the stores are really suffering. Now, corporate is saying they can't afford raises this year. I don't know how most of us will be able to afford to stay. Last year, I was given such a minimal raise, that with how the taxes were raised this year, I take home less money than I did before.
I hope that corporate decides to listen to the feedback they require us to harass customers into giving. We have so many complaints about how stores are understaffed. We have district personnel who don't understand how we can manage stores with so little number of hours. I wish they'd take that concern and use it to stand up and fight for more hours.

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Career Development

I've reached the highest level I can without going through 8 years of schooling.

Overall compensation for your work

I can work in my field at any other company or hospital and make $2+ more an hour. They can't afford raises this year, so I won't be able to afford to stay.

Inclusive / Diverse

Turnover is so terrible, they hire whoever passes background checks and drug tests.

Challenging Work

Challenging in a bad way. Too much work for how little staff is allowed because of the expense of staffing stores.

Job Security

They've restructured so much and cut budgets so far, now they can't afford to give everyone raises this year, but managers will still get bonuses. My own received more in one lump sum last year than I made in the whole year even working overtime.

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Many of the bosses I've worked for are men.


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Do not work for any Walgreens.

1.0
Not recommended
EmployeeWorked at Walgreen Eastern Co., Inc. in Providence, RI at the time of review.

What I like

Nothing. F*** my boss, he can choke on a di** backwards.

What I dislike

Everything.

Suggestions for improvement

Throw the whole company away.


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Amazing company

3.9
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Walgreens in Richmond, VA at the time of review.

What I like

That they listen and take idea, concern, ect

What I dislike

Work load

Suggestions for improvement

Need more support


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Excellent work environment, amazing co-workers.

5.0
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Walgreens in All over the world at the time of review.

What I like

The work, the environment, my co-workers, the interaction with the public

What I dislike

Nothing

Suggestions for improvement

Some outdated technology (I.e. pharmacy computers)


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Pharmacy

3.0
Not recommended
Former EmployeeWorked at Walgreens in All over the world.

What I like

Great pay

What I dislike

Management treatment

Suggestions for improvement

Better management


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Slowly going downhill

2.7
Not recommended
EmployeeWorked at Walgreens in Boxford, MA at the time of review.

What I like

Used too be a good place to work

What I dislike

Budget cuts, doing more with less

Suggestions for improvement

Better compensation, better trained staff


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I love my job. Been here 10 years!!

5.0
Recommended
EmployeeWorked at Walgreens in All over the world at the time of review.

What I like

Everything my store is like a nice family

What I dislike

All the things expected in to be done in 1 day. Too many customers getting repeat calls

Suggestions for improvement

Better employee retirement benefits


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5.0
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EmployeeWorked at Walgreens in All over the world at the time of review.

What I like

DCCC The hours

What I dislike

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Don’t become the company people despise

3.1
Not recommended
EmployeeWorked at Walgreens in All over the world at the time of review.

What I like

I love the 401k match. I love my PTO accrual rate. I love that we use Kronos and the Core Workflow Program as a checklist.

What I dislike

I don’t like the pay raise % increase. I think it should be higher or at least given consideration to be higher for those that do very well on their annual reviews.

Suggestions for improvement

At minimum, fix the new website for all HR and employee information. It’s been updated to replace the old website but it is chaotic to look at. Too many links that it takes you to and not very clear on what it is supposed to be directing you to.

Company Culture

I’ve been with Walgreens for over 5 years. I chose to work at this company, over its competitors, because they valued the same things I did: relationships with patients, ethical executives, rewarding their employees who worked hard and achieved greatness. The company went so far as to try and redesign how they implement new policies and addressed issues coming directly from problem solving exercises from the store level employees instead of higher ups making a one size fit all policy. Yet, they’ve taken away bonuses for our pharmacists and increased their work load. They hired too many new pharmacists and let go of ones who were older. Techs are now only getting a 3% wage increase and once they reach what they believe to be “enough” they will stop raises and do a lump sum of money. They’ve cut these and more “expenses “ due to a bad fiscal year. We don’t always have access to what corporate has access to, but reading that your CEO and other board members of your company are still getting compensations dollar amounts we can’t even fathom and despite the dips in market value of our company makes one wonder if they really value us.

Work-Life Balance

All staff members have families. It’s hard to leave anything negative outside of work but usually the job requires full attention.

Career Development

The state requires Continuing Education credits every two years. Walgreens offers a few on our learning website but they are dated and hard to access.

Handicapped Accessibility

We have handicapped patients who go in and out of our pharmacy easily.

Overall compensation for your work

As a technician I’m expected to do the work of at least five people. As a senior pharmacy technician I do that and everyone else’s when they struggle or lack training to complete their task. I always give my all even though I know my raise will be pitiful.

Inclusive / Diverse

We have a lot of people of different ethnicities working together. It’s brought us close to get to know one another.

Environmental Friendliness

We don’t recycle and it’s been recommended to find a way to communicate with our communities to see if we, as a company can at least recycle what we can.

Workplace Safety

We keep our needles and syringes safely disposed of and locked out of sight when not in use. It’s hard to access if we lose the only key.

Teamwork

We have a team at store level that has come a long way. Four, including myself, are Senior Technicians who monitor, train, and administratively run the pharmacy. Our two pharmacists are like family. We work hard despite lack of reward and try our best to keep each other going.

Attitude towards older colleagues

The pharmacy manager is the oldest out of our crew. He is very easy to talk to and does his best to guide us when we are stuck. He is very well liked and trusted.

Support from management

We receive a lot of pressure from management. The only good thing I can say is they usually give good emotional support than anything else. They don’t really understand the workings of a pharmacy. They just get numbers that our corporate office wants us to achieve and don’t care how we achieve those numbers.

Office / Work Environment

Due to many pressures from corporate we run on tension and a little bit of fear. We have periods of elation and good times. It doesn’t outweigh the anxiety we feel especially when we get a visit from corporate.

Challenging Work

Everyday is a challenge. Even with all the negative factors, it’s fuel for people in search of greatness.

Job Security

At a meeting my managers went to, corporate had a member giving the meeting. This individual could not give reasonable answers for the questions my manager and his colleagues had, to which they were told “be happy you even have a job”. Since then, no one has really felt safe about their jobs.

Internal Communication

We get company wide access to a portal which updates us on anything new or updated. Problem is if issues occur, we are advised to put in a ticket which is takes weeks to hear back. We haven’t received supplies for our pharmacy in two weeks and it seems like anyone higher than our overworked district manager is either in the dark on how to fix this issue or nonchalant if we have basic supplies to run the pharmacies in our area.

Gender Equality

We are almost an all female staff. We hire male technicians but most leave in pursuit of other careers.

Freedom to work independently

I follow my own principles and guides to be the best pharmacy technician I can be. I encourage my best behaviors to be adapted to my fellow coworkers but we are allowed to remain individuality to work independently if we so choose to.


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