Benefits at Walgreens

One of the best ways we know to help our employees get, stay and live well is the exceptional benefits we provide. Our team members are the lifeblood of our organization, and we believe in rewarding their dedication and commitment so they can take care of their families and live life to the fullest.

You’ll find that Walgreens benefits are among the best in our industry, with many perks like profit sharing, store discounts and a stock purchase plan available to both full- and part-time team members.

At Walgreens, it truly is all about Happy and Healthy, and our employee benefits are just one of the many ways we prove it.

Learn more about our benefits for:

Part-time team members

  • Employee discount: Walgreens employees and their immediate families are entitled to a 15% discount on most purchases at any Walgreens store and 20% on Walgreens and W brand products.
  • Flex pay: The Walgreens Flexible Spending Account allows our employees to pay for certain out-of-pocket medical and dependent care expenses with before-tax dollars. For many people, this can mean more than a 20% tax savings! Employees can save hundreds of dollars a year by using the Flexible Spending Account effectively, depending on eligible expenses.
  • Profit sharing: Preparing for a financially secure retirement is something we all need to do, regardless of our age. The Walgreens Profit-Sharing Retirement Plan helps employees reach their retirement savings goals.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program: The Walgreens Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) makes it easy and affordable for our employees to own shares of Walgreens. When employees enroll in the ESPP, they receive two types of benefits: the opportunity to purchase shares of Walgreens common stock at a 10% discount off the market price and without any broker’s fees.
  • Employee Purchase Program: Some of our vendors have set up programs that allow Walgreens employees to purchase products at special pricing.
  • Job Opportunity Board/Career Connections: The JOB and Career Connection systems allow internal employees to apply for district and corporate level positions. Walgreens employees must be employed for 6 months in their current position before applying for a new position.
  • Work & Life Resources: The Work & Life Resources program is an integrated employee assistance and work/life program available to all team members and eligible family members. The goal of this free program is to provide a one-stop resource to help you and your family to manage the demands of your everyday work and personal life.
  • Well Informed Wellness Program:  Our Well Informed program is designed to engage employees in managing their own health. The program includes a quarterly prize raffle for part-time employees who participate in in a health test and online health survey and continue to participate in the healthy actions portion throughout the year.
  • Personal Leave
  • Military Leave - Walgreens family of companies extends special benefits to employees in the military reserves who are called to active duty. 
  • Paid Time Off (PTO):  In 2014, team members are eligible for Paid Time Off (PTO). The rate at which you accrue your PTO is based on your years of service, average hours per week, and position. 

Full-time team members

  • Company Paid Life Insurance: You are eligible for Company-Paid Life Insurance coverage if you are enrolled in a Walgreens health plan. Benefit levels are based on length of service
  • Voluntary Accident Insurance: You may purchase Voluntary Personal Accident Insurance for coverage in the event of a covered accidental death or dismemberment.
  • Voluntary Life insurance: Group Term Life and Group Universal Life plans are available.
  • Paid Disability Leave: If you are unable to work due to a pregnancy or an illness/injury lasting more than seven calendar days, you may be eligible for short-term disability benefits at full or half pay, depending on your length of service.
  • Sick Time: For 2013, when you average 30 or more hours per week, you are eligible for six paid sick days after six months of service. Sick time will be part of your PTO plan in 2014.
  • Holidays: The Company recognizes six paid holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
  • Prescription Coverage: The Walgreens Prescription Drug Plan is designed to help make the cost of prescription medications more affordable for our Walgreens employees and their families. Employees must be enrolled in a Walgreens medical plan to receive this benefit. Covered prescriptions are available to employees and their dependents for a minimal co-pay.
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage: Comprehensive health, dental and vision plans are available to employees for themselves and their dependents. Employees may choose to enroll in one of two Walgreens Consumer Driven Health Plans, which include an account called a Health Reimbursement Account to help pay for our employees’ healthcare needs. Employees can also choose between two dental programs with the Select option including Adult and Child orthodontia. A competitive and national vision program is also available.
  • Well Informed Wellness Program: Our Well Informed program is designed to reward employees and their spouse/domestic partner who engage in managing their own health. The program includes incentives for participation directly deposited into the Health Reimbursement Account to help offset the deductible in the medical plan and three (3) periods throughout the year where up to $150 per employee and spouse/domestic partner can be earned in Walgreens Wellness card dollars. The program also includes a Zero Co-Pay prescription offering, a tobacco cessation program, and free health coaching.
  • Employee Discount: Walgreens employees and their immediate families are entitled to a 15% discount on most purchases at any Walgreens store and 20% on Walgreens and W brand products.
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs): The Walgreens Flexible Spending Account allows our employees to pay for certain out-of-pocket medical and dependent care expenses with before-tax dollars. For many people, this can mean more than a 20% tax savings! Employees can save hundreds of dollars a year by using the Flexible Spending Account effectively, depending on eligible expenses.
  • Profit-Sharing: Preparing for a financially secure retirement is something we all need to do, regardless of our age. The Walgreens Profit-Sharing Retirement Plan helps employees reach their retirement savings goals.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program: The Walgreens Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) makes it easy and affordable for our employees to own shares of Walgreens. When employees enroll in the ESPP, they receive two types of benefits: the opportunity to purchase shares of Walgreens common stock at a 10% discount off the market price and without any broker’s fees.
  • Employee Purchase Program: Some of our vendors have set up programs that allow Walgreens employees to purchase products at special pricing.
  • LGBT focused benefits: Health coverage for same-sex domestic partners is available and includes an offset to adjust for the taxation of the benefit. Other LGBT focused benefits include transgender care and re-assignment surgery.
  • Job Opportunity Board/Career Connections: The JOB and Career Connection systems allow internal employees to apply for district and corporate level positions. Walgreens employees must be employed for 6 months in their current position before applying for a new position.
  • Work & Life Resources: The Work & Life Resourcesprogram is an integrated employee assistance and work/life program available to all team members and eligible family members. The goal of this free program is to provide a one-stop resource to help you and your family to manage the demands of your everyday work and personal life.
  • Personal Leave
  • Military Leave - Walgreens family of companies extends special benefits to employees in the military reserves who are called to active duty.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) In 2014, team members are eligible for Paid Time Off (PTO). The rate at which you accrue your PTO is based on your years of service, average hours per week, and position.

Corporate office professionals

  • On-site Healthy Living Center: This comprehensive health center located in our 108 building includes a physician-run health center, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a Healthy Living Café serving healthy options for breakfast and lunch. The Center is open to all employees. Those enrolled in our medical plan can receive care in the health center for a $5 co-pay. Two Fitness Center options are available at low, competitive rates.
  • On-Site Childcare: Our licensed facility and highly trained staff provide quality childcare at competitive rates for children ages six weeks through six years. This benefit is available to parents who work at the Deerfield or Mt. Prospect offices.
  • Rideshare and Metra Shuttle: Our Deerfield offices are conveniently located near Metra, Chicagoland’s commuter train service. Free shuttle service to and from the Metra stop makes commuting easy. Many of our employees also use the convenience of Rideshare, which offers premium parking spaces to carpool groups that register with Employee Services.
  • On-Site Store: Our Deerfield office includes an on-site Walgreens stocked with items ranging from snacks to Hallmark cards to over-the-counter medicines.

Deerfield Offices Only:

  • Check cashing service
  • ATM
  • Cafeteria
  • Mail service
  • Patelco Credit Union
  • Redbox DVD rental
  • Prescription Kiosk (with pharmacy consultation and immediate prescription filling available – 200 Building)
  • YWCA Clothing Drop Box

See our Part-time or Full-time benefits pages for other company benefits you may enjoy.

Health & Wellness professionals

As a team member within the expanding Walgreens family of businesses, your benefits will be similar to full-time Walgreens team members; however, some aspects might be unique to Take Care Health or Walgreens Infusion and Respiratory Services.

See our Part-time or Full-time benefits pages.

Open our Take Care Health System benefits pdf.