This company is in utter and complete chaos! The entire Walgreens is utterly disorganized. We have management that is easily threatened by anybody with new ideas that would shake up the status quo. We also have leadership that never stands up for... read more
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we've been getting more and more changes in procedure and less and less training for it... we are expected to do our jobs every day perfectly, but we are barely told how to do something anymore... but if we make a mistake, it's an automatic... read more
What's with all the random cuts in hours? I'll be doing 35 hours consistently, and then suddenly I'll be down to 20 with no reason or warning. And it's not just me, everybody has been affected. This goes on for a few weeks, then they realize the... read more
I'm really tired of freeloading managers at my store. We are all expected to do our jobs and theirs on top of it, while they sit around doing nothing. Except when somebody from the corporate is here, then suddenly they are the exemplary employees... read more
Rite Aid deal will apparently bring on carnage. Around 600 drugstores will be closed by Walgreens. Most of them will be Rite Aid stores, but not all. This was expected, consolidations always mean layoffs, but this truly sounds excessive... read more
Is there any any truth in this? Is Walgreens going to Layoff Management Staff?
Amazon is monopolizing everything! I don't understand why there is no regulation over this! Not only is Amazon monopolizing, , they are being granted huge subsidies by local officials for bringing in warehouses and employing people in... read more
I heard that some of the pharmacy will close on Sundays startinf rhis month..
You know Walgreens is doing really bad when they start laying off and demoting pregnant employees. Had to take the demotion for insurance purposes otherwise my gap in insurance could make my pregnancy a pre existing condition. What makes it worse is... read more
Is this effecting pharmacy or the store ?? Do anybody know of this info??
Every single employee at my Walgreens were forced to take pay cuts, including the Pharmacists, and put in extra hours (unpaid) to keep their jobs. We are in a shortage area and everything costs more but no one cares. They pile on the work for older... read more
So the merger is off, but Walgreens is still buying over 2000 Rite Aid stores. Not really sure how this will work out in the end, but I guess we will see soon enough. /
Just saw in Compass today the company is eliminating subsidized medical coverage for retirees under 65. This only effect those that are less than 50 years of age who still met all the old requirements of 25 years of service and 55 years of age. They... read more
I bet its more than that. When the merger is finish than we get more word on how many stores are really closing.. Amazon is also taking over the retail industry and more people will be out of work. 102 million out of work.. Smh!!
If I would only known 6 months ago that Walgreens was going to lay me off June 1st 2017 I would have taken the first job I was offered before Walgreens, I have been a very good employee and I worked my butt off, but due to company "cutbacks" I will... read more
We were told by our MVP a year and a half ago that 2/3 of all store managers would not make it. 1/3 would quit or retire. 1/3 would get fired. The last 1/3 would be ok. If you've noticed the trend so far it's been true. You just need to figure that... read more
Flagships on down is affected.. Employee layoffs sheet i heard is use for those perform bad and dont pass evaluation process...
Recently, over 70 professionals serving the corporate legal entities have been cut in a massive wave of layoffs. Few were spared in this "One Plan" of corporate greed and profit maximizing exercise. The new lean system will greatly overwork those... read more
Did anyone hear about budget cuts??
My store manager create a pip to find a reason to terminate pharmacy manger who is working for more than 11 years at same location without any warning or notice. Based on pip she decide to terminate and DM gave option to float around or been... read more
As of November 2016 all ASM pay will have to bee accounted as hourly rate. I had to tell my ASM about this change, I showed my ASM the paper the corporate sent us with their equations. First words were so I'm getting a pay cut? Their calculation... read more
I am one of the 48 techs that got laid off, the real blame goes to the management that decided to take over the job of the vendors servicing the photo dept. 10 years ago it wasn't necessary other than for there own benefit, if they left the depots... read more
Our pin pad at my pharmacy has a one time question asking patients "do you want to continue receiving this service of getting notifications about their prescriptions". With the options" yes, no, later ". And when they hit NO there's a confirmation... read more
It looks like the #H1B scam is about to kill our profession as well 12,000 approx job openings annually 3,000 taken by technicians (1% of 300,000) based on certification from the Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission 5,000 taken by PGY1/2... read more
I have noticed in my store that our sales have tremendously dropped in the last two months. And SM has been on our backs about sales but there is no foot traffic. People here just want to party their stress away not buy expensive makeup and skincare... read more
I heard that they are renaming the position..
CEO's 2014 pay was 540 times the median pay of Walgreens workers
Do you think this is something that may happen (Job cuts in 2016) - how likely is it?
Do you think that we'll have even more layoffs due to Walgreens Rite Aid Merger?
Now, I'm looking to leave after 10+ years. After wiping out the whole executive team and replacing with Boots members, I'm not really fond of the new management team. They talk a lot of cliches. Plus, all decisions are based on making the... read more
So will employees that are let go, will they get severance pay if they find a new employment before their termination date? Not sure Walgreens will do backround employment verification before giving severance pay.
WBA has taken very bad decision to let people go. So, much of knowledge and experience will go, all good people with 15~20 years experience. Poor management, no stability. Seems the company has lost vision and US values. While other competitors are... read more
At the distribution center level they are now offering money/gift cards for turning in your fellow employees. I've worked for Walgreens for 10 yrs. and have seen not only stagnant wages but also dwindling benefits in recent years. It's really sad... read more
Is it healthy working for Walgreens? I don't think so. Cyclical layoffs for the last 8 years? That's not healthy. And the cycle will probably continue. Does Walgreens still respect its employees? I don't think so, it's all about investors now. I... read more
I feel the Walgreens not giving us the full true. Boots received alot of money from the merger and guess what they did for their employees. They give them raises. There beauty advisor makes starting off $15 well the look boutique advisor make $10.50... read more
Anybody hear of this today? Just heard that DTR Tecs got laid off and it was base off GPS score. What a GPS score???
Lots of exec changes in merchandising today. A couple more European execs are bumping out the Walgreens folks.