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Walgreens Boots Alliance Reviews

Updated Dec 14, 2019

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2.8
34%
Recommend to a Friend
27%
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Walgreens Boots Alliance Executive Chairman Stefano Pessina
Stefano Pessina
113 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. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time

    Pros

    Really good working hours here

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-10-24
  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Category Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very good benefits, reasonably generous bonus system, good training. Huge head office is very easy to work in and lots of really good facilities.

    Cons

    Nothing really, I very much enjoyed working there. Progression in some aspects of the business is poor.

    Advice to Management

    Look after the good staff you already have. Be proactive in creating opportunities for growth and development and determine whether or not all of your roles have progression out of them. If not, consider why and what you can do to fix it.

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-09-28
  3. "Fair but expect to work hard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time

    Pros

    Fair, well structured, hard work is recognised

    Cons

    Hours can be long at busy times

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-08-15
  4. "Ops"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    You get benefits like discount card

    Cons

    No equal opportunities /work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Always stand by your words and give equality and work/life balance

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-06-27
  5. "Dodgy Corporate Culture"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good Salary Not much else Discount Good secure city centre location

    Cons

    Contradictions between written and verbal communications. Pressure to hit sometimes arbitrary targets bordering on bullying.

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-05-22
  6. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    No pros at all even their discount is cheap students get the same

    Cons

    Terrible place to work in no staff & negative area manager with unrealistic demands

    Advice to Management

    Lift the ban on taking staff on & realize your managers are over worked & very stressed

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2019-04-25
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Deeply upset former employee"

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    Sales in Cork
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Walgreens Boots Alliance for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The best thing about my job was my work colleagues who were fantastic,loyal,friendly,hardworking.I don't miss the stressed work environment however.

    Cons

    Too much responsibility expected of staff,unrealistic targets,overworked,underpayed,dubious management techniques,no matter what you did it was never enough.Given out to in front of customers made to feel belittled on a daily basis.I left because I nearly had a mental breakdown(all work stress related)

    Advice to Management

    Try treating staff with some respect and decency for starters.Care for colleagues and customers,I felt the only thing boots care for are profits,targets etc..

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2017-01-21
  8. "Pressured Environment"

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    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walgreens Boots Alliance

    Pros

    Great training, great network of colleagues when advice needed. Employee discount and yearly bonus also. Opportunities to work in other stores.

    Cons

    Too much emphasis on targets with the aim to increase dispensed items and introduce many new services but lack of staff to cope with demand, constant sense of pressure.

    Advice to Management

    Reassess staffing levels, some managers do not seem to realise the impact lack of staff can have on patient safety, places huge pressure on existing staff.

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2016-05-11
  9. Helpful (4)

    "store manager and supervising pharmacist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Walgreens Boots Alliance full-time

    Pros

    Secure Job, Work with many different pharmacists, good training, well regulated with SOP's, exposure to different services,

    Cons

    Too many targets. Pharmacists have to book your holidays a year in advance and still may not be guaranteed, head office staff not friendly and a lot of hierarchy in the company, Salary does not reflect the scale of work involved, Managers can be very unprofessional, Pharmacies open until late so long working days, difficult to get time off at short periods, high turn over of staff so constantly training new staff.

    Advice to Management

    Better back up support to allow better allocation of holidays. Stop focusing on targets and let pharmacists do what they do best look after patients, Be more professional, look after your employees,

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2015-04-19
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Game of Thrones meets Pharmaceutical retail. Psychological warfare and destruction of your self confidence."

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    I have been working at Walgreens Boots Alliance

    Pros

    If you are willing to give up your self respect and dignity you will be favoured by management and given all the training you want.

    Cons

    Management have a very tight selective clique. If you cant get into the clique then you will be stuck in the same position/role until you leave the company.

    Advice to Management

    Re-do the management course. learn how to manage people and not tell tales to other managers, stop turning the company into a communist state.

    Walgreens Boots Alliance2015-03-08
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