Do you think there will be Walgreens layoffs? Any chatter, news or rumors?
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Assessments are correct. Whether you're in Supply Chain, Payroll, HR, Accounting, Finance, etc... your job is at risk. Everything is being outsource - mainly, to India. It's all a game...a dangerous game that stockholders are playing; not in keeping with the vision that the world has of this historic org.
They won't tell you anything. You are just staying there doing your best to become a victim. The only job security is for the executives that scam high salaries and get rid of 100's of the lowest paid. What a pi-s poor disgraceful company.
Lol look into their supply chain department.
Pro tip: it's being outsourced to India.
Also tons of MAs (merchandising assistants or analyst? Idk their formal names) are about to lose their jobs.
My understanding is that outsourcing is on its way out. Walgreens gets on the bandwagon when the trend has already been well used and is being reversed. Hotelling and shared workspace is another concept that is on its way out. Employees need a safe space to work when they come into the office. If it is their own workspace, they take care of it as noone else would have a reason to work in someone elses space. History has proven that the 'workspaces of the day' were not cleaned up daily and Walgreens reduced the cleaning staff hours (to cut costs) before the pandemic to the point that dust was accumulating on top of the seating dividers and in the corners of the work spaces. This is a recipe for disaster when COVID-19 and its variants are all around.
Walgreens is a wonderful place to work for the very short term. Try not to get comfortable as the longer you stay, layoffs will be coming your way. As with all companies, I believe employee layoffs will continue to occur yearly. Walgreens was a long term employee company and has shifted throwaway as demonstrated with the massive layoffs over the last several years including the huge rounds between Sept 2019 through August 31, 2020. Walgreens would also benefit from regularly checking certifications and licenses of each outsourced person working for them as there is a possibility that these licenses and certifications may have lapsed after getting the good assignment or getting promoted through the 3rd party vendor. There is a reason for PDU credits and re-exam requirements after a certain amount of years.
How much outsourcing is enough? This trend will continue in 2022...