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Walgreens Boots Alliance Reviews

Updated Nov 12, 2019

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2.7
32%
Recommend to a Friend
26%
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Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO Stefano Pessina
Stefano Pessina
108 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "They wanted to perform tasks that were not for a pharmacist(in 14 reviews)

  • "No equal opportunities /work life balance(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic culture in Global Branding"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Personal development Relaxed dress code Supportive managers

    Cons

    Hard to get your voice heard Heiracical

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-08-15
  2. "Good things and not so good things"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Nottingham, England

    I worked at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - It's great to grow and have experience in different business areas. The company move people around quite often so you get to experience different departments and ways of working. - The atmosphere at work is great, it has a good business culture overall and the people you work with is usually very friendly. - Staff discount on beauty products. - The people working at the business usually feel passion for what... they do or for the brand they work for, which create a good competition environment between each other. - You can build lots of connections inside, it is a big company.

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    Cons

    - Several approval layers - You can usually feel the work you do is not recognised, which can be demotivated. Seniors and directors levels usually give more recognition and give more support to the few working on certain projects/brands which are more important to the business, even if you do the same, if not more work than those at those projects to meet the business and your own annual objectives. -Intense work... environment (this can be positive if being recognised by the business). -Salary is not great and it is definitely below the market average, although the company offers some good benefits and staff discount. - Not every team at the business has the same atmosphere unfortunately. This is all to do with the managerial style from each of the senior team managers. It could be because of the different work pressure they all have. I have experience both, very good team building atmosphere and on the other hand, the complete opposite to this.

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    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-10-30
  3. "(UK) Over resourced, unnecessarily complex & slow organisation with restricted talent pool"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walgreens Boots Alliance

    Pros

    -Staff discount -Flexibility - New external leaders coming in with a less insular view and willing to shake up ways of working

    Cons

    -Toxic meeting culture, all middle/senior mgmt do is sit in meetings all day with very low/no bias for action - Pockets of significant over resource -Very un diverse, heavily female in many areas restricting points of view/ways of working / speed of action - Too many layers of hierarchy, archaic processes and poor speed to market -Limited talent pool, doesn’t have the slick operation witnessed in the major... multiples in the UK -Lack of alignment across functions, everyone going for different goals. - All in all, operating about a decade behind the rest of the market and very stuck in ‘status quo’ mode.

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    Advice to Management

    Reduce reporting lines to minimise countless unnecessary meetings and conversations. Brand leaders should admit when their brands are in trouble when they first are made aware. Hold people accountable. Take some risks & get some more high calibre external heads in who can bring in some more fresh eyes ..

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-11-12
  4. "Okay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Relief Pharmacist in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    No overtime Work hours required

    Cons

    No regular pattern Don’t know what you are walking in to

    Advice to Management

    Relief is ok

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-10-24
  5. "Terrible place to work, especially for your mental health"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistance 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent amount of holidays, nice building.

    Cons

    I have worked there for 3 years and over that time it has gone from bad to worse, the managemt is poor and expect you to learn quickly, inconsistent briefs, vague feedback from management who do not support you

    Advice to Management

    Understand that every employee is different and requires patience.

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-11-01
  6. "Wall greens Boots Alliance"

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    Current Employee - PDC Driver in Durham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    None None None None None

    Cons

    Terrible Managers, unrealistic and unachievable targets, mental bullying by management, and management do not give a damn about their employees they are all about cutting costs by cutting staff and keeping their huge salaries and bonuses. Capitalist Bullies

    Advice to Management

    Stoop your mental bullying and Start looking after your staff.

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-10-30
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Poor management"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Advisor 

    I have been working at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time

    Pros

    The discount and benefits are pretty good

    Cons

    No organisation, management are literally winging it.

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-10-06
  8. "Sick pay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainee Pharmacy Advisor in Wincanton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Lack of staff when really busy

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-09-17
  9. "Good place on cv"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good place to have on CV

    Cons

    Management don’t listen to us and massively cut our budget

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-09-10
  10. "No Support"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Non Pharmacist Pharmacy Manager in York, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Boots discount card and perks at Christmas

    Cons

    Make you sign your life away with a million documents and do not support or back you up when something goes wrong or customer complains.. No training or support despite constant requests for help or assistance, thrown in the deep end and left to drown..

    Advice to Management

    Too much pressure on all management at all levels

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-10-04
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