Walgreen Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Walgreen Company or simply Walgreens is an American company that operates as the second-largest pharmacy store chain in the United States behind CVS Health. It specializes in filling prescriptions, health and wellness products, health information, and photo services. It was founded in Chicago, Illinois, in 1901. The Walgreens headquarters office is in the Chicago suburb of Deerfield, Illinois.
An employee tweeted this "Walgreens Corp is a terrible place to work. They like to low-ball you on the compensation, and then you only receive anywhere from 0-2 percent increase each year. The leaderships are terrible; they’re very petty, and operate like high school kids. They’re just incredibly immature. And there is no room for growth, no matter how hard you work".
pharmacy technician (Current Employee) says"I've worked at Walgreens for 6 years 2.5 years as a pharmacy tech and the work load is to much to handle for me. Management does not care about my well being as a employee.benefitsshort breaks, customers, understaffed and to much work"
Employee (Current Employee) says"You don’t get paid enough to deal with everything they expect you to deal with. The customers are rude, mean, and impatient. The district manager threatens to fire us over everything. We are constantly under pressure and have no support NonePay, benefits, lack of support from upper management"
Certified Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) says"Work-life balanceWork-life balance at Walgreens is okPay & benefitsMy pay and benefits at Walgreens are low according to the work loadJob security and advancementIn terms of job security at Walgreens, I think as long as you comply with what they want you to do. It doesn’t matter if you have enough people to do it. Most of the time they are short staffed due to the “budget”.ManagementIn general, managers at Walgreens are okCultureCollaboration with my colleagues at Walgreens is silentOverallMy experience working at Walgreens nightmare"
Customer Service (Former Employee) says"At Walgreens you are rushed to learn as fast as you can and thrown into and area to figure out the rest as you go. However if you make any mistakes you are disciplined as though your a child. This is a great job for in between careers for a college student perhaps. Not flexible for anyone who has children or a single parent trying to be the bread winner. By the time i was done after 5 years of loyalty, they were simply done with me as though i was trash. Honorable place to work.Experience in the PharmacyTreated unfairly"
ASMT (Former Employee) says"Overall the company is a terrible place to work. It is very corporate based and if you do not fit in the group or if you have a different opinion they attempt to get you terminated... overall I think this company is a terrible company to work for and would not recommend it to anyone seeking a job.Paid breaksEverything else"
Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) says"All about pushing sales and getting reviews from customers. You are not important your health dosen't matter nor dose your safety. Laws were broken and swept under the rug.NoneEverything"
Pharmacy Technician Trainee (Former Employee) says"Every day was a new nightmare working this job. I would go home and have nightmares about how awful it was and then wake up and live it in real life. The company is happy to run you into the ground."
Sales Clerk, Head Photo Specialist, Senior (Former Employee) says"I would not recommend no one to work for walgreens. No one is there to help you grow. Everyone for themselves. It does not matter how long you have work there. Your on your own.Not goodNot good"
Pharmacy Technician/shift lead (Current Employee) says"The worst company for caring for its employees mental health or anything that happens outside of work. Not willing to communicate in a positive result. Literally only cares about the dollar. Its a jobliterally everything else"
Customer Associate (Former Employee) says"The management is nice at first but set you up to fail if you don’t change yourself to fit in with them. The management at my store talked about customers and other managers if front of employees and customers. Some employees smoked while on the job but the managers never said anything to them since they worked there for a long time.30 minute breakManagement, Environment"
Certified Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) says"No patient care only want money , short staffed to the point of dangerous. Pharmacist pulled in 30 different ways other than being pharmacist. No common sense on retail pharmacy daily tasks."
Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) says"Company stores are closing down and packing our stores with other employees. Management has no sense of leadership or communication and store manager NOW wants us to follow company policy after he hasn’t implemented it in years. Everything"
Pharmacist (Former Employee) says"● Work-life balanceWork-life balance at Walgreens is nonexistent● Pay & benefitsMy pay and benefits at Walgreens are poor● ManagementIn general, managers at Walgreens not communicative● CultureCollaboration with my colleagues at Walgreens is a coin flip● OverallMy experience working at Walgreens is a learning experience of a degrading corporation with future goal of pharmacy monopolization and poor pay/benefits"
Shift Lead (Former Employee) says"After working as a shift lead at one of the "nicer" places in my area, I would NEVER shop there after working with these people. This company promotes health and wellness, meanwhile they have the most out of date, disgusting policies. There is too much work to have a normal CLEAN store that runs well for the TWO people scheduled at the same time. During my stint at Walgreens I NEVER even saw the store manager during my shifts. She was in the building but never on the sales floor. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME. On top of poor management, I had another shift lead make up a rumor about me which caused me to eventually quit, after being interrogated, investigated, and accused by numerous people about something that never happened and proved to be false. Favoritism and harassment at its finest."
Recruitment (Former Employee) says"Walgreens Corp is a terrible place to work. They like to low-ball you on the compensation, and then you only receive anywhere from 0-2% increase each year. The leadership are terrible; they’re very petty, and operate like high school kids....they’re just incredibly immature. And there is no room for growth, no matter how hard you work.You have Walgreens on your resumeEverything"
Pharmacist (Current Employee) says"Not a very supportive place to work. Store manager really doesn't do much, but takes credit from your successes. Very low morale in the stores because employees feel there isn't enough help and support. Upper management constantly trims the budget to the bone, absolutely makes zero sense when a lot of the stores are busy, and they are trying to keep customers from going to competitors."
Casher/ Clerk (Former Employee) says"The company is a great company its just they always need to hire the turn around there is bad when they do hire people the supervisors never try to help you out they stay in the office an they know you need there helpmeet peopleno help"
Cashier (Former Employee) says"Worked here for 3 years they have no clue how to deal with disabilities said i was lying mangers just sit around and talk bad about people let they dont care about customers at all the pay sucks i never got a raise and i need pretty much everything for them they reward the lazy Customers were niceShort breaks bad mangers"
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) says"The worst job I maybe had in all I worked I was always doing everyone's else's job and never got a thank you. The managers were the worst of them all always calling in and always putting there work on everyone else also."
Senior Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee) says"The management is terrible, corporate does not take employee issues seriously. They only focus on unrelated issues that are not urgent, and implement new ideas that only make our job garder"
charlotte phelan says"Trouble at registering people for covid vaccine. Tells you there are appointments avaiable and when you go in they tell sorry inconvient now and no one to chat with. Will stop going there."
Tom W says"They get a one just because they asked me for my ID when I buy a pack of cigs for a friend who is 50. I'm 58! And their prices aren't that great. It's just another convenience store."
Kimberly Kimberly says"Trustpilot? One of the main reasons businesses like pharmacies ( Walgreens, C.V.S, Rite-aid, Asheville Compounding, Ingles , Walmart... ) are irresponsibly disrespectful,unethical and unprofessional is because the town/state allows their cruelty and misconduct! I am a Mom and full-time caregiver. One of my children is profoundly disabled and relies on his medications for controlling seizures and the best quality of life he can have. We have been in Buncombe County N.C for 15 years and normal respectful customer service does not exist. Maybe once a year their is a day of ' PRETEND ' friendly. There are too many incidents I have documented so I'll just mention a couple. C.V.S in Weaverville claimed they didn't have my son's medication but I had been told it was ready. All employees were involved in the human rights violation and even admitted they had been supposedly following orders but wouldn't tell me from who. When my son had a seizure by the pharmacy register/desk and began to bite himself (bleeding) , the same employee that told me she didn't have his medications went to a shelf , shook a bottle of medicine and said , " oh look I found it ". I reported this to a guy named Andrew at C.V.S. corporate. Nothing was done. Now we are at Walgreens ( 841 Merrimon Ave ) and ofcourse dealing with the same rudeness and unecessary games. We are unfortunately low-income and are in a town/state (N.C.) that not only takes advantage of this and through Housing Authority etc... has caused some of our financial hardship but will then intimidate and harass Mom's like me who stand up for and advocate for my son and our family. I am especially fearmongered or denied simple respect or sometimes services if I try to get the word out about what's happening to people outside of town or the STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA. Truthfully, Kimberly Drake Owens"
tim herrod says"Made 2 reservations to get flu shots at a specific time. Employees had no idea you could make reservations. Poor communication on Walgreens part."
customer says"Don't forget to double check that you get your credit card back! I picked up a prescription at the Walgreen's drive-thru window, located at Bellaire and HWY 6 (Houston, TX 77083) . Girl never gave me back my credit card. They said they didn't have it. However, it was the last purchase I made on that card and I drove straight home afterwards. I searched my vehicle and the bag the medication was in. No sign of it. More than 24 hours later, I still haven't found it. I believe they accidentally gave it to another customer. They have very poor customer service and really didn't want to deal with it!!"
In The News
RADIO.COM reports"Man Who Fatally Shot Suspect At Walgreens Charged With Murder"
WLS-TV reports"Wicker Park Walgreens stabbing: Sincere Williams, 18, charged with murder after Olga Calderon fatally stabbed at Milwaukee Avenue store, police say"
RADIO.COM reports"Family Of Woman Killed In Walgreens Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit"
NBC Chicago reports"‘Her Family Didn't Deserve This:' Community Shocked After Young Mom Stabbed to Death at Walgreens"