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What Do People Think Of Walgreens?  
User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3539 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1468 times:

Ehhh just wondered. I've been employed with the company for about 3 and a half years now (since i was a senior in high school...that seems like a fuck of a long time ago). Im a photospecalist at store # 6154 in Dubuque Iowa. Just trying to figure out what the overall consensus is about this company that i've spent so much time with. thanks


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User currently offlineF9Widebody From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1604 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1457 times:

Didn't used to mind them. The one in our town actually had its roof collapse the day that the way in Iraq started (we had a blizzard). But since then, they have built 3 more within a mile of my house. You see and undeveloped part of land and say, "Hmmm, I wonder what will be built there." Three weeks later a sign goes up - another Walgreens.  Sad I like them alot, just that they are multiplying like rabbits at least where I live.

Regards



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User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3539 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

7000 stores by 2010  Smile what town is that?


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User currently offlineHaveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1451 times:

Their outpost in downtown Chicago (Chicago Ave & Michigan) has the rudest, most disinterested employees I have ever seen. The story is a disorganized mess and I avoid it at all costs.

The rest of the chain is average, I personally prefer CVS.


User currently offlineVectorVictor From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1441 times:

While I like my neighborhood Walgreens (always lots of fairly attractive females shopping its aisles), everything tends to be over priced.

User currently offlineQIguy24 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1437 times:

Well I have been to some different Walgreens across the US. And as I dane I must admit they are some really good stores. And all of them I have been in have provided good customer service.

User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1433 times:

Seems like there's always 3 different drug stores within a few miles...especially here in FL where all the seniors need their drugs...Walgreens, Eckerds, and CVS are festering around here...CVS used to be more northern, and now they're pushin it south. Drugstores are now becoming like "mini walmarts", have little necessities, then actual healthcare stuff. Sign of the times...but Walgreen's is better I think.

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7811 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1423 times:

In the Phoenix metro area all of the drug stores are growing like some kind of bacteria. On one corner there is a Walgreen's, an Osco, and an Eckerd's.

Overall I think Walgreen's has a reasonably nice store.



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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1416 times:

There are four major drugstore chains where I am - CVS, Eckerd, Rite-Aid and Walgreens, with the first two being more common. I find each chain largely indistinguishable from the others.


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User currently offlineWidgetBoi From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1432 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1414 times:

I'm a CVS man.

jeremy


User currently offlineCOAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1410 times:

I can't stand any of those stores they drive me nuts. Walgreens' and CVS are ok. But Wal-Mart omg. I hate when people are in the aisles with their carts and stand there for like an hour looking at the same bleepin item. I mean come on people there's other people that are going down aisle to no need to be inconsiderate towards others.


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User currently offlineGOTbound From Sweden, joined Oct 2006, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1402 times:

Walgreens are ok, put I prefer PUBLIX followed by WinnDixie...

rgs.GOTbound


User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2254 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1398 times:

I use them because they're the only 24-hr pharmacy in our neighborhood, convenient when I need a prescription filled for my kids when they're sick.


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User currently offlineUAL747DEN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2392 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1387 times:

F9Widebody,
You must be in Highlands Ranch, I also live very close to that, however I was lucky enough to be stranded in Florida (RSW) for an extra week and a half! While my home received 3 feet of snow and shut DEN down for a long time (like 3 to 4 days) I was swimming in the keys with no way to get home! Boo Hoo me!



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User currently offlineAIR757200 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1384 times:


Only in the past few years has Walgreens really popped up on our street corners here in Detroit. I like them, I find their Rx prices higher than CVS. I paid about $10 more than what I would of paid at CVS. My "neighborhood" Walgreens is fairly new and is open 24 hours- nice people and somewhat friendly.


User currently offlineNdebelebev From Sudan, joined Apr 2004, 877 posts, RR: 44
Reply 15, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1375 times:

Just been over to San Francisco where I bought Reeses Pieces in bulk, from Walgreens, for my sis. She loves em!!!

Great shop sells everything.

Regards

Ndebelebev



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User currently offlineRockyRacoon From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 984 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1363 times:

I use CVS over Wallgreens. Mostly due to the fact they were there before Wallgreens showed up in town. The two seem pretty much equal though.


peace


User currently offlineAAJAXFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 8 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1360 times:

I don't much care for Walgreen's... they're everywhere and the ones here are pretty crappy.

Don't ask Airlinelover about Walgreen's.... I think they fired him the same week both Lowe's and Home Depot let him go.


User currently offlineReguPilot From Puerto Rico, joined Jan 2004, 495 posts, RR: 24
Reply 18, posted (10 years 8 months 19 hours ago) and read 1337 times:

In my town, Walgreens is the mayor player, competing with another local big. You might say that the island is not big enough, but there are more (I think) than 40 Walgreens Stores in the island. And they are the best we have - I have been to Eckerd in Florida, and CVS in Raleigh. And Eckerd seems good too! But average, Walgreens is good.

Thats it.


User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1318 times:

Forgive me if I start sounding like a Walgreens commercial, but I really like that chain.

I first encountered Walgreens when I was on exchange in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There was a store about 1 block off campus and it is where I had my prescriptions filled/refilled while I was half way across the U.S. from home. They had no problem filling prescriptions written by my physicians back in New York, and they were also more than helpful about taking a debit card from the state of Delaware (where my home college was located.)

Here in Ohio, we have competing infestations of CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens; CVS seems to have lost most of the battle, as they built, opened, and then immediately closed several stores just after they bought out the local Revco chain in 1996. Walgreens was a new entrant in 1996 and Rite Aid had been around for a little while but also built many new stores between 1996-1998, some of which also closed quickly. Walgreens seems to have sustained all of their "new" stores, and many of them are open 24 hours.

When I was in Florida on vacation a couple of years ago, I realized I had left my medication at home. I had refills remaining and since Walgreens has a national computer system, the pharmacist at a Walgreens in Bradenton, Florida, was able to fill a prescription first logged into the system in Lakewood, Ohio.

I have to say I have yet to find a Walgreens where the staff has been less than helpful and congenial. Perhaps this is because they are still "new" in the Cleveland market, but I have come to depend on the 24-hour Walgreens down the road from me because they have good service and friendly employees. The pharmacy staff has always been very helpful in sorting out any drug interactions I might have since I am on three different medications already; the floor staff has always been willing to go into the aisles and help me find particular items if I haven't been able to find them myself. They have even been willing to refer me to other stores - outside Walgreens chain - if I haven't found what I'm looking for.

That Walgreens store also seems to have better prices than the local Rite Aid and CVS stores. The 24 hour availability combined with prices and service leads to my consistent choice of Walgreens over any other drug store in Cleveland.



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User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2450 posts, RR: 30
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1305 times:

I'm ok with Walgreen's.... I've gone there for years.... never had a problem getting a prescription filled, or finding help when I needed it... The only real problem I have is that every time I get a prescription filled, they insist on telling me how to take the drug...even if its something I've had before (i.e. amoxycillin)... come on, I can read the freakin paperwork!  Smile

Also, would it kill ya to put the phamacist at the FRONT of your stores?  Smile I mean, you are the pharmacy that america trusts, yet you put your pharmacist in the back corner...?  Smile

(yes, I realize that in retail you put the things people want most in the back... )



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User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3086 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1302 times:

Here in Sacramento, Walgreens certainly makes its presence, but I don't care for it much really. I've always used Longs when it comes to that stuff. However, there would be nothing keeping me back from Walgreens if that was my only option.


Chris



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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17823 posts, RR: 46
Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1297 times:

I HATE them, they come into town, drive out the competition, and then increase the prices. F&(* em!

Oh WalGREEN's...nevermind  Wink/being sarcastic



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User currently offlineDc10guy From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2685 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1292 times:

Great Drugs !!! Great co-pay's .... They could us better magazines to read while your waiting an hour to get your pills re-filled.


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User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 24, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1292 times:

Here we have Brooks, CVS, and Walgreens. They're all about equal to me.

Note: Brooks and Eckerd's are owned by the Groupe Jean Coutu, based in Longueil, QC (The Jean Coutu Group U.S.A. is based in Warwick, RI). Any word as to whether the Jean Coutu name will make its way south of the border, or will it stay in Québec. I imagine the latter since outside Québec the Jean Coutu name has little recognition, and the fact that Americans won't be able to pronounce it. It doesn't sound like "gene coo-too"  Laugh out loud

CVS is based in Woonsocket, RI, and Walgreens in Chicago, IL.

LH423



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25 PROSA : Note: Brooks and Eckerd's are owned by the Groupe Jean Coutu, based in Longueil, QC (The Jean Coutu Group U.S.A. is based in Warwick, RI). Any word as
26 Planespotting : Yes as a matter of fact Coutu and CVS have split up all the Eckerds stores that are being sold. This will give CVS about a 1000+ store count over us (
27 LH423 : Apologies for my oversimplication of the purchase made by PJC. It is kind of funny how the parent company in Canada comprising about 330 stores in Qu
28 J_hallgren : WG has been only place lately to get milk for good price! Was on sale for $2.49 gal recently...now back to $2.89...WalMart was $3.39!
29 Planespotting : J_Hallgren where are you at? Here in my district (the quad cities in illinois and iowa) we have Swiss Valley milk specials at 1.99/ gallon every other
30 VSLover : I miss walgreens! i really liked the smell of the neighborhood walgreens when i was younger. i would do anything to have one near now, because in the
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