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What Do People Think Of Walgreens?

Fri Apr 23, 2004 1:03 pm

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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RE: What Do People Think Of Walgreens?

Fri Apr 23, 2004 1:13 pm

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.

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RE: What Do People Think Of Walgreens?

Fri Apr 23, 2004 1:20 pm

7000 stores by 2010  Smile what town is that?
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RE: What Do People Think Of Walgreens?

Fri Apr 23, 2004 1:39 pm

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.
 
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RE: What Do People Think Of Walgreens?

Fri Apr 23, 2004 2:19 pm

While I like my neighborhood Walgreens (always lots of fairly attractive females shopping its aisles), everything tends to be over priced.
 
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RE: What Do People Think Of Walgreens?

Fri Apr 23, 2004 2:27 pm

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.
 
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RE: What Do People Think Of Walgreens?

Fri Apr 23, 2004 2:55 pm

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.

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RE: What Do People Think Of Walgreens?

Fri Apr 23, 2004 10:44 pm

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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RE: What Do People Think Of Walgreens?

Fri Apr 23, 2004 11:03 pm

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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RE: What Do People Think Of Walgreens?

Fri Apr 23, 2004 11:25 pm

I'm a CVS man.

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RE: What Do People Think Of Walgreens?

Fri Apr 23, 2004 11:45 pm

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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RE: What Do People Think Of Walgreens?

Sat Apr 24, 2004 12:48 am

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

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RE: What Do People Think Of Walgreens?

Sat Apr 24, 2004 1:03 am

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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RE: What Do People Think Of Walgreens?

Sat Apr 24, 2004 2:46 am

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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RE: What Do People Think Of Walgreens?

Sat Apr 24, 2004 3:05 am


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.
 
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RE: What Do People Think Of Walgreens?

Sat Apr 24, 2004 4:29 am

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.

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RE: What Do People Think Of Walgreens?

Sat Apr 24, 2004 5:59 am

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.


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RE: What Do People Think Of Walgreens?

Sat Apr 24, 2004 6:38 am

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.
 
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RE: What Do People Think Of Walgreens?

Sat Apr 24, 2004 10:35 pm

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.

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RE: What Do People Think Of Walgreens?

Mon Apr 26, 2004 6:27 am

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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RE: What Do People Think Of Walgreens?

Mon Apr 26, 2004 10:37 am

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

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RE: What Do People Think Of Walgreens?

Mon Apr 26, 2004 10:43 am

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.


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RE: What Do People Think Of Walgreens?

Mon Apr 26, 2004 10:46 am

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

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RE: What Do People Think Of Walgreens?

Mon Apr 26, 2004 11:13 am

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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RE: What Do People Think Of Walgreens?

Mon Apr 26, 2004 11:15 am

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.

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RE: What Do People Think Of Walgreens?

Mon Apr 26, 2004 12:02 pm

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"

Slight correction: J.C. Penney, the owner of Eckerd's, is in the process of selling some stores to Coutu and some to CVS. As a result, an existing Eckerd's will become either a CVS or a Brooks, presumably depending on location (some may close entirely).
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RE: What Do People Think Of Walgreens?

Mon Apr 26, 2004 1:16 pm

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 (walgreens). Coutu is definitely starting to creep south, but CVS has most of the southern stores. Walgreens looked into buying some, however most of the locations are run down and dirty. Also we've gotten a lot of people jump ship from eckerds to walgreens in the past 5 years. It's just easier to keep building new stores rather than converting old shitty stores into acceptable walgreens sites.

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RE: What Do People Think Of Walgreens?

Mon Apr 26, 2004 1:28 pm

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 Québec, New Brunswick, and Ontario controls almost 2,200 stores in the US.

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RE: What Do People Think Of Walgreens?

Mon Apr 26, 2004 4:54 pm

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!
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RE: What Do People Think Of Walgreens?

Mon Apr 26, 2004 11:03 pm

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 week, and on those off weeks we sell half gallons for .99. We drive the milk price in Dubuque. The cheapest Swiss Valley milk otherwise is 2.69, and our regular price is 2.39. Milk for walgreens is a "loss leader" meaning that it's a convenience item that we lose money on but it gets people in the store to purchase other things.
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RE: What Do People Think Of Walgreens?

Tue Apr 27, 2004 12:54 am

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 city, its pretty much only duane reade, which is horribly overpriced, and wholly unfriendly/unhelpful at the pharmacy. and i've been to at least 20 of them. now i've resorted to ordering from drugstore.com

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