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Anonymous shared this review of Walgreens, United States on Sep 25th, 2020
"Be BOLD, learn on your feet. Be prepared to work hard, physically. Walgreens is number-driven, so squeeze as much into your day as possible, no matter the cost."
Anonymous shared this review of Walgreens, United States on Aug 29th, 2019
"Pharmacy wise, females dominate the work force for walgreens. It's great working with other like minded females and each person tries to accommodate and help when the need arises. "
Anonymous shared this review of Walgreens on Aug 7th, 2018
"It’s a good company to work for. They do not discriminate against women."
Anonymous shared this review of Walgreens on Jul 25th, 2018
"Flexibility is solely based on your direct manager and is not standardized across the organization."
Anonymous shared this review of Walgreens on Jun 18th, 2018
"The employer is great, & I’ve heard most stores aren’t run the way mine is. But I wish mine was more relaxed."
Anonymous shared this review of Walgreens on Jun 11th, 2018
"Women are well respected here, both in front of store and pharmacy "
Anonymous shared this review of Walgreens on May 9th, 2018
"not the worst it could be, speak up for yourself, don't devalue yourself"
Anonymous shared this review of Walgreens on Feb 10th, 2018
"Its a political hotbed , which does not truly recognize your talent and contributions. You movement depends upon whom you know. "
Anonymous shared this review of Walgreens on Jan 18th, 2018
"Remember to always put you and your family first the workload will still be there the next day."
Anonymous shared this review of Walgreens on Jan 3rd, 2018
"Walgreens pays lip service to diversity. The organizational culture is extraordinarily prejudiced and misogynistic. "
Anonymous shared this review of Walgreens on Aug 15th, 2017
"From talking with women who took maternity leave, seems you have to jump through hoops to get maternity leave benefits "
Anonymous shared this review of Walgreens on Jun 25th, 2017
"I have worked for three different managers who have overlooked sexual harassment claims because the man involved was well liked by the male boss. I have also witnessed a female fired for missing work to go to appointments regarding her pregnancy. "
Anonymous shared this review of Walgreens on Apr 11th, 2017
"Walgreen Co's support officer (HQ) is a flexible place to work with many opportunities. It is a growing organization that has much to offer their employees, patients, and customers. "
Anonymous shared this review of Walgreens on Mar 16th, 2017
"Nice place to work, seem to be respectful and very interested in employee retention"
Anonymous shared this review of Walgreens on Feb 9th, 2017
"To always make sure she is getting her rights at work "
Anonymous shared this review of Walgreens on Dec 14th, 2016
"If you or a child gets sick, you will be written up. When my Mom died, I was written up for taking the approved funeral leave. Not a good employer."
Anonymous shared this review of Walgreens on May 11th, 2016
"If you think you may want to get pregnant in the future, start saving your PTO days now! Short-term disability is minimal, there's no parental leave."
Anonymous shared this review of Walgreens on May 5th, 2016
"There is a lot of potential with the company, bu my division is very male leadership oriented. Women are typically in support roles. My supervisor is a great advocate and values work/life balance, family obligations, etc. and that is what keeps me there."
Anonymous shared this review of Walgreens on Apr 1st, 2016
"Maternity isn't so good from what I've heard"
"Ive worked here for a year and I love it. Lots of female associates."
"I have worked here for 9 years and have worked my way up to to lower management, the work load does not equal the pay rate. I feel that women are expected to do more than their share and have little voice when problems arise. Time off of any kind , not just maternity is difficult as well."
"The perspective of a female is valued if you are vocal. This is still a place where people let the work speak for itself, very results oriented, though political at times. Do good work and you will be rewarded. The culture is very family oriented for those wanting children but the hours are hard if you are committed. However, I think this is true of any company."
"Be positive, ask questions, go the extra step, take the challenge and conquer it!"
"you can only do what is humanly possible. and if you are in pharmacy, just do what you can at a pace that is safe. too much multitasking leads to errors. people will wait 45 minutes for a pizza but not 15 for medication. so take your time, do it right and shake it off!"
"It's taken me 4 years to get promoted to assistant store manager. This is a great progression but only because I've worked mostly 10 hour days, came in on days off, made sure mine and others duties are done when they fail to do it just to keep the store looking good. I've worked 6 shifts in a row because others haphazardly called in (managers, even store managers) and nobody would be there to cover the store to stay open. I got nothing in return. Nothing. My store manager never says thank you for all my over and above work habits. Get to where you are now, but now just ride the wave. Relax. Let it come to you. IF it doesn't, move on."
"I have been with the company for 11 years ever since I jumped ship from a competitor. I was in management with other company and got so burned I told myself never to do it again! My advice to myself on my first day with Walgreens would be to forget that other experience entirely and GO FOR IT!! I finally accepted promotion to Shift Lead 3 years ago and although the pay is subpar for the work that is required and the hours are often miserable, it's not the nightmare I lived through ( barely ) with other company. Other women should come on board knowing they need to move up as quickly as possible and that my particular position is heavily task oriented with time restrictions on said tasks even though you must also perform management functions and be ever conscious of customer service at the same time!"
"As with most jobs, you get what you put into the company. Women are treated fairly with Walgreens."
"This company is always in need of people willing to start at just above minimum wage. They used to be competitive with their main competitor, but now the competitor pays a dollar more per hour to start. Due to their low rate of pay, and the workload they ask for, they will hire anyone who has average intelligence. They had better get back to being a secure reliable employer instead of cutting costs and trying to become competitive with big box stores- this is not walgreens strength. If its not broken, please dont fix it. Treat your employees as well as you ask them to treat your customers."
"Keep you opinion to yourself, these are not people you should become too close to."
"not the same company as it was 5 years ago."
"keep looking for another job. they dont like women to be managers"
"I would say to not let everything get to you. Let stuff roll off your back."
"My experience with this store as a woman has been fair. Working under a female manager, everyone was given equal opportunity to succeed in any position. However, when I worked under a male manager, he would only hire women for Cosmetics, and only hire men for Photo. He would not allow any women to learn Photo."
"I think women are treated fairly. Many are promoted to managerial positions. However, I would advise to be careful about gossiping because somehow, somebody knows somebody who knows somebody."
"Be prepared to accept change. Know what politics are in play and when to play them."
"At Walgreens, if you want to move up and really better yourself, you have to make it known. I told my manager from the get-go that I wanted to move up in the company and become a leader. I started as a photo tech and within a year I was a shift leader. Two years after that and I'm an Assistant Manager."
"The more you do, the more you're given to do. You are a manager, a worker bee, a babysitter, and a bathroom cleaner. Having a good store manager is key, otherwise, it's the pits."
"No better, no worse than others I have worked for."
"At the location I am employed at, and I'm sure I speak for the others, I felt welcomed by the manager as well as fellow associates. We all work together, cover each other when needed and while rules are strictly enforced both for safety and to ensure honest employees, management staff is always willing to assist if an area needs improvement. The manner in which the employees are with each other is also used when greeting/assisting customers as Walgreens makes customers the priority."
"Know that it is tough for women to advance into mgmt positions."