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Learned a lot, wonderful colleagues, nice working environment
Took this challenge with joy and left very sad due familiar issues.
Could use all my 5 languages and had a lots of help to learn the new activities.

I was not paid for my qualifications, gave much more that was required or expected.

Positive experience,would restart working there tomorrow only for more money.
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Global Brands is a chaotic part of the business with weak Marketing leadership
A fast-paced and challenging culture, which offers lots of opportunities. Unfortunately, these are not realised owing to ongoing challenges with multiple restructures (sometimes more than one in a year), chaotic WoW with limited clarity on RACIs, lots of politics and weak marketing leadership. There are tiny budgets for the size of the brands and growth mainly comes through acquisition of other brands or new districution. The business talks culture and people but doesn't live them, instead chasing sales at all costs.
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Would not recommend
An unnecessarily complex business which operates decades behind other UK major retailers. No one spends more than a year in role and promotions are handed out like candy. Senior leadership nor everyday colleagues take accountability for anything which means little gets done with any degree of urgency. Purchased brands in the past and have 100s of people working on them yet still can’t keep them alive yet have to push them.
Very poor culture, functions don’t communicate and issues get swept under the rug each year in a cyclical fashion only to come around the following year. Too much fat in support functions.
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good for experience
Near to home placement, part-time jobs available too,

self-serving store management as if a senior manager visiting from the head office they act efficient but in-fact otherwise, no staff engagements at all. They install more resources instore to look good to the senior managers upon visits, also take credit for the staff's hard-work.
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4.0
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Good company
Very complex company and very stressful environment.
Work/life balance that too good considering that you are reachable on the phone 24/7.

Salary can be higher.
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5.0
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Very stable and trusted workplace
Just try to work with Walgreen Boots Alliance you may find it better than someone may tell you.
Very good management and lots of opportunities to develop yourself.
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Not that bad, but management tend to not have a clue
Management are a bit clueless, ok if you get down and get work completed. Employed a lot of temps to fill gaps, and training them was overlooked. You're just a number
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3.0
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Good place to work
Plenty of opportunities to work in different departments and good training provided. Can be quite stressful at times due to low staffing levels especially during busy periods as customers can be impatient.
Pros
Great training
Cons
Low budget for staffing
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5.0
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great place to work
Love working there, great staff, great managers. Enjoy the environment and support I get from the team and managers.
overall a great place to work and supportive managers
Pros
worl life balance
Cons
none at the moment for me
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worse place ever
I don't consider most of the managers to be very nice, respectful or even motivating. it was a waste of energy being there, you learn nothing. they don't care about their staff, even if the person is sick. they don't appreciate or recognise hard work. managers are gloomy, uninspiring, and rude. bad work environment, few staff members are friendly.
Pros
non
Cons
nothing good to remember
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Major let down.
Worked for Walgreens for nearly 7 years and was made redundant even though I had the qualifications and the experience required for the new roles. Was treated very badly.
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Efficient team working collaboratively in a high intensity environment
My team work efficiently in a high pressured environment regardless of the intensity of our workload. This can frequently be particularly challenging due to staff shortages across the area causing notable stress during the busiest periods. I am grateful for an uplifting team around me during these times as we work productively and collaboratively to complete our work at a consistently accurate standard.
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5.0
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Great company
I highly recommend working for Boots. Well organised and professional with career path available. Be prepared to put in what you get out. Retail is challenging, but in line with other companies.
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Awful Company avoid at all costs
This company is so far behind the times it will not be far behind closing all together I was one of there most successful managers but got no backing from above back stabbing management to add to the drama
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Exciting and friendly place to work
Staff ate welcommung and fun some management can be hard good place to work
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Can be long days
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3.0
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Lack of progression
Going into work was nice purely because of the people, however as a work environment it's difficult to find progression. Work/life balance is mostly good however shifts are decided for you and will alter between early/middle/late shifts.
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Busy workplace, good team
Busy store led by an effective management team, The Pharmacy team work very well achieving KPI's. Patient safety is paramount and all staff work well adhering to SOP's.

Th most enjoyable part of the job is patient satisfaction and helping vulnerable people.
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Stifled atmosphere
The actual day-to-day can be enjoyable, as long as problem-solving is a developed skill and you do not mind sorting out others' problems. However be prepared to have to change the way you do your job based on remote people's analysis of your role following a set of skewed statistics. The pay is not great, either!
Pros
Freedom to choose your own hours, within reason
Cons
Having to be available between waking up and going to sleep, though you only get paid for 8 hours.
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5.0
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Enjoyable environment and good workplace equipped with all necessary things.
It has best administration along with top skilled employees. Furthermore transportation facilities also included and employee friendly. It also allocates certain term leave for employees.
Pros
Good staff discount facility.
Cons
Small shaft
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Fine
Good company to work for. I had great progression opportunities whilst working here. The benefits aren't amazing but the culture, leadership and communication was fine.
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Good pay
Good pay, but long hours. In any retail you have to be able to work weekends, but when you have to work every weekend it can take a lot out of you. You really get to know the team and become a family as you are with them a lot.
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