I did not work at Walgreens for very long. I was hired as a cashier and due to me being the only cashier over the age of 18, I was moved onto the sales floor as a cosmetics department associate. I usually worked on the days when the truck came in, as I was very quick to get the freight done. One of the biggest downsides is when there is nothing to do, you have to find something to do. You cant just sit down, and wait for customers or a project to arise. Often I would just walk around the entire (small) store, and wait for something to do. I would have the entire area cleaned up, and freight / reshops done, and just wait for our closing routines. I did enjoy the cute little lunch area they had, but your lunch cant cross anyone elses so its a little hard to bond with your fellow associates. Our store manager changed so much in my 3 months there, since apparently our store was used as a training store for up and coming managers, that the person who hired me isnt the one who I quit with.
One of the biggest pros to working at this store, is that there is a lot of communication when it gets busy. They have codes for you to say over the loudspeaker when you need change, help because the lines too long, or if someone needs a propane exchange. It was very nice to know that all I had to do is call a code, and I would get whatever help I needed. After having worked for another retail company, I know how important it is.
laid back, very helpful with training, kind managers, prompt with breaks
can be boring in a small store, lots of turn over with management