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Used to be Great, Now just another Retailer with cutbacks

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Assistant Manager (MGT) in Los Angeles, CA (US)
Current Employee - Assistant Manager (MGT) in Los Angeles, CA (US)

I have been working at Walgreens full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

employees are awesome, you really get all around experience, pay is average, but current cutbacks in pay suck, so not sure about the new pay

Cons

company going through a re structuring which means doing same job for A LOT less pay, VERY hard to get promoted, especially lots of favortism & you may end up at a difficult location and not look as good as a much easier one. Hours vary, no set schedule, often forced to work over night or overtime if a manager calls out without a choice, long work hours without breaks or lunches.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

DON'T CUT MANAGEMENT pay, YOU'RE loosing the very reason customers go to Walgreens in spite of their markups, a lot mgt knows their customers well as do the employees, and they've earned their raises, to cut them is CRAZY. You'll loose great expertise, merchandising, people skills etc. its evident, shift leads don't provide same expertise as managers.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Leaving employees behind

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everything good about Walgreens has either been changed to something that doesn't even resemble what it used to be, or taken away altogether. I like the people I work with, but that has nothing to do with the company.

    Cons

    Growing too big too fast and leaving employees behind. Ridiculous expectations for hourly employees - there simply isn't enough payroll to complete everything that corporate wants done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest in your people, you will lose them sooner than you think if this direction continues

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    good to bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Photo Specialist in Knoxville, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Photo Specialist in Knoxville, TN (US)

    I have been working at Walgreens full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    experience in a fortune 500 company 15 percent discount on purchases usually a flexible work schedule

    Cons

    there use to be many more pros than cons but now they have taken away PMs (for the most part) they too away vacation days. The harder you work the more you will be asked to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont ask workers who make a quarter of what a manager makes to do the work that was previously the responsibility of the manger without a pay increase of some kind.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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