Working at Walgreens: Company Overview and Reviews

32686 reviews
Walgreens Ratings
Average rating of 32686 reviews on Indeed
3.4Work-Life Balance
3.4Pay & Benefits
3.2Job Security & Advancement
Deerfield, Illinois, United States
More than $10B (USD)

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Pharmacy Technician
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Overall Reviews at Walgreens

Customer Service Technician | Springfield, OR | Nov 4, 2019
Will always recommend Walgreens
I loved working for Walgreens. For being such a huge company I felt like they actually cared and appreciated the work I did. This was an incredibly easy job but I had so much opportunity to grow and shift if I wanted to and was always provided the tools to do so. I got lucky with amazing co-workers and management but even when the higher-ups would visit the stores it felt like a very friendly community. I gained so many different skills that I can apply in other work places. I only left because I needed to do something different for myself, and I would definitely go back to work there if I needed to.
Senior Customer Service Representative | Marrero, LA | Mar 10, 2020
Great company
Overall, Walgreens is a great company to work for but the work/life balance can be challenging. I love this company and have had so many good days, customers, and management but the time has come in my life where I need a better work/life balance.
Customer Service Associate / Cashier | Lincoln, NE | Oct 18, 2019
Great place to work, but lacking in career options
good place to work as a starter job, but while the employees are great, the work place is freezing cold which makes extended shifts nearly unbearable without a jacket even in summer.
Photo Specialist | Lincoln, NE | Feb 21, 2020
Not a properly run company
High turn over company. Management changes very frequently. No stability. If you need Family Medical Leave, they alter the paperwork and you usually get fired.
Certified Pharmacy Technician | Saint Clair Shores, MI | Apr 3, 2020
Overall I have enjoyed working for this company however I am looking to advance my career in my specific job field or similar. This was my first job after having my first child who is now five years old. Since graduating I prefer to enhance my skills and grow my knowledge within other companies. I am currently ranked the highest I can be in the pharmacy so I do not have other options to advance my career
ProsFlexible schedule sometimes
ConsLack of care from management and corporate
Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician | Jacksonville, FL | Dec 18, 2019
Walgreens going downhill
You will be overworked and underpaid. Corporate only cares about money. Your immediate managers will make or break your time with the company, so if you begin to like your managers, then great. If not, you will hate your job.
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative | Houston, TX | Feb 7, 2020
Management at my home store is somewhat okay. Although the management at another store that I have worked at is very disrespectful and unkind. Working in a high-speed environment, technicians often need breaks. Unfortunately, I had an issue with a Pharmacist where she wouldn't allow me to have a restroom break.
Customer Service Representative | Chandler, AZ | Jan 21, 2020
Easy going and understanding
great place to work for. great benefits and laid back environment. They treat their employees right. They did however, train people unwillingly in jobs other than the one they were hired on for. The training process for the most part was fine, but at some times seemed abrupt. Putting people on calls without the proper training.
Pharmacy Technician | Angola, IN | Dec 6, 2019
Customer oriented company
Walgreens is a very diverse organization. Being retail, it is of course very customer driven. Excellent customer care is a priority, from the ‘front end, to the pharmacy, photo dept. and all areas in between.
Construction Project Manager | New York, NY | Feb 19, 2020
Promotions not given easily
High pressure workplace. Management happy to keep status quo and keep doing things the way they did while the company was growing. Stores need to be updated badly.

Questions And Answers about Walgreens

If you were to leave Walgreens, what would be the reason?
Asked Mar 15, 2017
When I was hired at Walgreens I was assured my complex availability wouldn't be a problem and they didn't mind working with me on because they really wanted me to join the team. That lasted a week before the attitude towards me changed and I started getting attitude for it. After 5 months they still hadn't given me a uniform with all kinds of clearly made up excuses why. I was hardly trained despite working in the pharmacy and ridiculed for not knowing things that I would have learned in the training modules had I been allowed to do them. One pharmacist in particular made extremely rude comments to me throughout every shift with him, even in front of the store manager. The store manager would either pretend not to hear it or just make a joke despite this pharmacist obviously making me severely uncomfortable for the duration of my shift. When I was hired I was told that once I got my certification I would receive a raise but it didn't happen so when I asked about it after a month certified, my boss acted offended and told me I must have misheard him because that wasn't a thing that happened. He straight lied to me to get me to accept the position. Walgreens is going to pretend that it's one giant, happy family to get you in the door and then treat you like garbage as soon as you're trapped. Never forget the root word in "employment". Ploy- a cunning plan or action designed to turn a situation to one's own advantage.
Answered Mar 18, 2020
I have worked for Walgreens for 6 years now and I have no idea what has kept me here. The workload is outrageous, upper management doesn't hire staff accordingly, unprofessional and hostile work environment, favoritism, I could go on and on. We work for pennies and our hard work is never noticed. Shift lead availability can never change EVER (if anything at my store). The PTO is only 5 days PER YEAR! I am really debating on leaving without notice, it would be the first time in my career that I do this but, they have no courtesy for me so why give them courtesy? Just awful, if you can...stay away.
Answered Feb 27, 2020
How much and how often is a raise at Walgreens?
Asked Jun 12, 2016
I have been employed for fifteen years and my performance reviews are always good however as a pharmacist we are being told for th e third year in a row that we are over paid and the company has agreed that we will not be getting a single penny in raises regardless of performance. With that being said, translate a 3% minimum cost of living increase it would translate into us working with pay cuts rather then raises. Do not join this company it’s awful
Answered Feb 21, 2020
I work for this company 20years I make 13 dollars /hour ,all the management said too high,I work hard every department I make a lot of money for store,I get nothing but discrimination.
Answered Nov 28, 2019
How much does an average pharmacy technician gets paid per hour?
Asked Apr 7, 2017
PA area I got 16 an hour certified tech.
Answered Dec 31, 2019
$11.50 in Illinois starting out I left at $11.65 it’s goes up after you get certified
Answered Dec 11, 2019
How long are the shifts 8 hours or 8.5 hours? Are the lunch breaks paid or unpaid?
Asked Jul 15, 2016
I can’t speak for all stores but we didn’t receive breaks just a 30 minute no. Paid lunch. If you work in the front of the store you get two 15 minute paid breaks and one unpaid lunch . Unjustly right?
Answered Dec 11, 2019
I never get lunch break during the day but store manager take time of on my timecard. That is the truth!!!
Answered Nov 28, 2019
How did you get your first interview at Walgreens?
Asked Feb 25, 2016
Apply online, and you’ll get a call within 3 days if they’re interested. If you’d like call the manager, and they’d possibly talk to you about your application status.
Answered Sep 17, 2019
Applied to the store online and submitted my resume after 2 days called the store and I was asked to come in for an interview
Answered May 31, 2019