New Walgreens chief Gregory Wasson to get $1 million annual salary

Walgreen Co. , the nation's largest drugstore chain, agreed to pay new Chief Executive Gregory Wasson an annual salary of $1 million and annual bonus of up to $1.25 million, the Deerfield-based company said in ... Full Story
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Jimmy Gimbels

Libertyville, IL

#1 Jan 28, 2009
Wasson's actually a really great guy but doesn't have the creds to run a large company like Walgreens. But he is a pharmacist and in Walgreens' culture, a pharmacist can do it all.

Looks like more of the same old same old at Walgreens. Watch for more layoff especially in mail service and health services.

Maybe Chia pet sales will rise and save the day at Walgreens. Kids, this company is clueless since they can't count on opening stores every 18 hours to make it appear like sales are growing. This is a yesterday-style retailer that is going to slide.

You know what they say, "the higher they climb...."
Low Pay

Buenos Aires, Argentina

#2 Jan 28, 2009
That's actually very low, compared to other CEO's in similar industries.
www.fourpointreport.blogspot.com
Shafted

Zion, IL

#3 Feb 12, 2009
What a disgusting shame. This guy gets entitled to $2M+ a year, plus god knows how much stock, a golden parachute...etc. And the first thing he does is layoff employees (not managers) who earn approx $30k a year. Selfish bastard.
BINGO

Louisville, KY

#4 Feb 12, 2009
Shafted wrote:
What a disgusting shame. This guy gets entitled to $2M+ a year, plus god knows how much stock, a golden parachute...etc. And the first thing he does is layoff employees (not managers) who earn approx $30k a year. Selfish bastard.
You forgot to mention that he sent the rest of his hourly employees towards the poorhouse in addition. It's not like you make a fortune at Walgreens as an hourly employee.

Tough times. Tough times.
boss tweed mummert

Forest Park, IL

#5 Feb 13, 2009
whatever happened to atlas? i thought he was the rising star at walgreens? i know i inquired before but can't george ryan be a floater pharmicist, once durbin springs him? durbin's been bending obama's ear to give ryan a get out of jail free card. favors you know.
M1TANK

Naples, FL

#6 May 5, 2009
TIME ALL you wallgreens Rph's start dumping WAG STOCK!

Since: Jul 09

Deland, FL

#7 Jul 27, 2009
Shafted wrote:
What a disgusting shame. This guy gets entitled to $2M+ a year, plus god knows how much stock, a golden parachute...etc. And the first thing he does is layoff employees (not managers) who earn approx $30k a year. Selfish bastard.
I totally agree here! Why is it that MGT's got such a pay cut and everyone else either stayed the same or got a raise and a bonus (pharmacy)? I have the answer. They are phasing out the MGT position.
buffalo exa

Niagara Falls, NY

#8 Jul 28, 2009
what they need to do is either start letting business people run the show (not rx people)or let mark wagner run the show.... i feel like he would be good for this company as a ceo...... i once had a dm tell me when i was an mgt that we ( management) are the face of walgreens because we have to cover for all mistakes, even ones in the pharmacy... he had said that rx school is great for teaching rx crap but most pharmacists would flunk if they had to take a class on people skills....lmao
NJMgr

Cliffside Park, NJ

#9 Aug 2, 2009
I've been a NJ manager for years and worked with one wasson and know the other. One's an idiot, the other is clueless. You figure which one's running the company.
streops

AOL

#10 Aug 7, 2009
wel,well
StoreOps

AOL

#11 Aug 7, 2009
What all employees need to do is when their year end proxy stock statements come ...Vote the entire Board of Directors OUT and write in Kevin Walgreen. Getting a young Walgreen on the board will change the direction of the company and get all these Wal-Mart/ outside execs that have been hired out !
Wagger

Citrus Heights, CA

#12 Aug 7, 2009
If you want to see something interesting check out the sec filings from several years ago, and look at all the stock sales from execs right before the price went down 20 pts
wagmgr

Anaheim, CA

#13 Aug 7, 2009
Wagger wrote:
If you want to see something interesting check out the sec filings from several years ago, and look at all the stock sales from execs right before the price went down 20 pts
where do you go to find that?
Wagger

Citrus Heights, CA

#14 Aug 7, 2009
I've seen it I believe on yahoo finance. But you could probably google sec filings for wag and find them.
Wagger

Citrus Heights, CA

#15 Aug 8, 2009
It's there, under insider trades
tired tech in florida

Eustis, FL

#16 Aug 19, 2009
The CEO gets over 2 million a year? We don't even get a Christmas bonus anymore! What a bunch of Bull___!!!!
Down Hill Fast

United States

#17 Nov 5, 2010
Thanks to Wasson and his outsiders Walgreens is no longer a safe place to work. All you hear is Offshore. Send the work to India. Why not offshore Wasson's job too.
Veronica

Harwood Heights, IL

#18 Nov 6, 2010
Walgreens prices are no longer competitive. Especially on prescriptions.
Wag pharmacist

Columbia, SC

#19 Feb 18, 2011
Jimmy Gimbels wrote:
Wasson's actually a really great guy but doesn't have the creds to run a large company like Walgreens. But he is a pharmacist and in Walgreens' culture, a pharmacist can do it all.
Looks like more of the same old same old at Walgreens. Watch for more layoff especially in mail service and health services.
Maybe Chia pet sales will rise and save the day at Walgreens. Kids, this company is clueless since they can't count on opening stores every 18 hours to make it appear like sales are growing. This is a yesterday-style retailer that is going to slide.
You know what they say, "the higher they climb...."
If he is able to get WAG up to $100.00 per share; he deserves his million; if not; shame on him for 50 cents per hour for all his professional pharmacists; does not bother me as I am eligible to retire; I worry about my younger peers; they will receive no raises;no bonuses; will try to warn younger PharmD's there are better alternatives than WAG retail as nothing is being done to improve our work environment-just short little fat jerks spying on us to make sure we are pushing PSC,flavorings,etc..and mistreating our fine techs. Several years ago remember Eckerds-similar mgmt structure-look at Eckerds today!!! Karma can be very sweet!!!
ThomasA

Gadsden, AL

#20 Feb 19, 2011
Veronica wrote:
Walgreens prices are no longer competitive. Especially on prescriptions.
There are stores out there with pharmacies selling drugs as a "loss leader" to get you in the store to buy their other goods. Why do you think there is a Walgreens,CVS,or Rite Aid on every other corner? I'm surprised they all don't start selling gas.

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