A few thoughts for the "safe for now"...

A few thoughts for the "safe for now" EXAS

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WAG4NOW

United States

#1 Mar 14, 2012
Just NICE food for thought..;-)
One thing not being talked about is what the new salary structure will be for the new ASM and ASMT positions. All Compass and verbal communications to this point have said is "the salary structure for these positions have yet to be finalized". Hmmmm... They are not talking about just the new positions here... Included are the current EXAS that will roll over to this new job code. March 2013.... Walgreens will announce that the new ASM position will start at $xx,xxx.xx and the new ASMT position will be $xx.xx an hr. ANY EXA at that point would fall into that pay structure as well... They'll get 90 days at their old rate and then take the cut or leave. The company keeps harping on the fact that they need to bring management structure and pay to industry standard. Well in my area the competitor pays their "exa" $35 k for 50 hr week. We pay our MGTs that for a 40 hr week. No one in their right mind can think the company will let the current EXAs make $45-50 k a year as an ASM and pay new ASMs about what an MGT makes now. And Wag and da boyz ain't gonna pony up a $10-15 k promotion raise to a new ASM.
I see new ASM salary be at or a tad bit more then what MGTs make now with an emphasis on "all the bonus" you are eligible for" and the ASMT hourly rate will be less then the MGT makes now.
Wag is playing it smart with the EXAs now... They need you all for the hell this transition is going to be REMEMBER ... U R SALARY:-) All those $11 an hr SFLs you will have to be babysitting.... Whew... Good luck!
Anonymous

Austin, TX

#2 Mar 14, 2012
Exas dont babysit SFLs the SMGR does
Billysh

Houston, TX

#3 Mar 14, 2012
Wag 101 wrote:
Exas dont babysit SFLs the SMGR does
but the EXA (ASM) will have to make up for what the SFLs don't do or can't do
whatsthepoint

United States

#4 Mar 14, 2012
Exactly asm in charge of employees only not mgt or sfl
whatsthepoint

United States

#5 Mar 14, 2012
Im still confused what sm does in the new role!

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#6 Mar 14, 2012
wow
Billysh

Houston, TX

#7 Mar 14, 2012
whatsthepoint wrote:
Im still confused what sm does in the new role!
Store Manager Role
Q: Is your role as the store manager changing?

A: Yes. Store managers will be asked to focus their time on planning, team member engagement and performance management. For instance, managers will focus on planning the daily/weekly store activities, delegating operational tasks across their team on a daily basis, while focusing on coaching and modeling an extraordinary customer experience. They will focus their attention on their direct reports: the RXM, ASM, ASM-T (in select locations) and SFLs, and will model good leadership behaviors to help build overall team engagement.

Q: What will be different between what a store manager or ASM does versus a shift lead?

A: Shift leads will focus on the tasks that are more operational, while store managers and ASMs will focus on planning our operations, developing our team members, modeling an extraordinary customer experience and building overall team member engagement.
WAG4NOW

United States

#8 Mar 14, 2012
WAG4NOW wrote:
Just NICE food for thought..;-)
One thing not being talked about is what the new salary structure will be for the new ASM and ASMT positions. All Compass and verbal communications to this point have said is "the salary structure for these positions have yet to be finalized". Hmmmm... They are not talking about just the new positions here... Included are the current EXAS that will roll over to this new job code. March 2013.... Walgreens will announce that the new ASM position will start at $xx,xxx.xx and the new ASMT position will be $xx.xx an hr. ANY EXA at that point would fall into that pay structure as well... They'll get 90 days at their old rate and then take the cut or leave. The company keeps harping on the fact that they need to bring management structure and pay to industry standard. Well in my area the competitor pays their "exa" $35 k for 50 hr week. We pay our MGTs that for a 40 hr week. No one in their right mind can think the company will let the current EXAs make $45-50 k a year as an ASM and pay new ASMs about what an MGT makes now. And Wag and da boyz ain't gonna pony up a $10-15 k promotion raise to a new ASM.
I see new ASM salary be at or a tad bit more then what MGTs make now with an emphasis on "all the bonus" you are eligible for" and the ASMT hourly rate will be less then the MGT makes now.
Wag is playing it smart with the EXAs now... They need you all for the hell this transition is going to be REMEMBER ... U R SALARY:-) All those $11 an hr SFLs you will have to be babysitting.... Whew... Good luck!
Just makes me wonder if it's worth it to wait for a year (with no raises) only to get promoted, be salary, work MORE for the same $....

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#9 Mar 14, 2012
I see the soon to be ASM as a nightmare job.. current mgrs work and then some because of good mgts being gone.. and most likely a 20% pay cut keeping in line with current restructuring of mgts Then mgrs will follow once exas are in place as ASM so if they walk bingo heres your replacement and floaters back fill ASM that are promoted.. mgrs pay will most likely be current exa levels Call me crazy.. 2 asm in training per CL means about 8-10 per district again enough to cover about a 20% turnover rate in mgrs. I dont see DMs in the picture 3-5 years down the road, CLs can do there job, I do see more markets say 100 stores per market.. or so with a MVP and Pharmacy MVP and a small staff with 100 stores a MVP can visit each one every 3 months. By then it will be a matter of following directions compliance...the new WAGS But you didnt here it from me
whatsthepoint

United States

#10 Mar 14, 2012
Billysh wrote:
<quoted text>
Store Manager Role
Q: Is your role as the store manager changing?
A: Yes. Store managers will be asked to focus their time on planning, team member engagement and performance management. For instance, managers will focus on planning the daily/weekly store activities, delegating operational tasks across their team on a daily basis, while focusing on coaching and modeling an extraordinary customer experience. They will focus their attention on their direct reports: the RXM, ASM, ASM-T (in select locations) and SFLs, and will model good leadership behaviors to help build overall team engagement.
Q: What will be different between what a store manager or ASM does versus a shift lead?
A: Shift leads will focus on the tasks that are more operational, while store managers and ASMs will focus on planning our operations, developing our team members, modeling an extraordinary customer experience and building overall team member engagement.
Ok and in a store with no budget when will an asm have time to plan all this bs.

And the company is putting way to much credit into our sm most of whom have no real idea how to run a business. Just know wag way. How many of them even went to college?
WAG4NOW

United States

#11 Mar 14, 2012
Take This Job wrote:
I see the soon to be ASM as a nightmare job.. current mgrs work and then some because of good mgts being gone.. and most likely a 20% pay cut keeping in line with current restructuring of mgts Then mgrs will follow once exas are in place as ASM so if they walk bingo heres your replacement and floaters back fill ASM that are promoted.. mgrs pay will most likely be current exa levels Call me crazy.. 2 asm in training per CL means about 8-10 per district again enough to cover about a 20% turnover rate in mgrs. I dont see DMs in the picture 3-5 years down the road, CLs can do there job, I do see more markets say 100 stores per market.. or so with a MVP and Pharmacy MVP and a small staff with 100 stores a MVP can visit each one every 3 months. By then it will be a matter of following directions compliance...the new WAGS But you didnt here it from me
Does anyone else think the EXAs are getting cut back next year in the next pause of the plan? Or do the Exas on here assume they are safe?

Since: Mar 12

Location hidden

#12 Mar 14, 2012
Any EXA who feels there "safe" needs to put the crack pipe down ! This is company wide and mgts are the first wave
Billysh

Houston, TX

#13 Mar 14, 2012
Take This Job wrote:
I see the soon to be ASM as a nightmare job.. current mgrs work and then some because of good mgts being gone.. and most likely a 20% pay cut keeping in line with current restructuring of mgts Then mgrs will follow once exas are in place as ASM so if they walk bingo heres your replacement and floaters back fill ASM that are promoted.. mgrs pay will most likely be current exa levels Call me crazy.. 2 asm in training per CL means about 8-10 per district again enough to cover about a 20% turnover rate in mgrs. I dont see DMs in the picture 3-5 years down the road, CLs can do there job, I do see more markets say 100 stores per market.. or so with a MVP and Pharmacy MVP and a small staff with 100 stores a MVP can visit each one every 3 months. By then it will be a matter of following directions compliance...the new WAGS But you didnt here it from me
The ASM job will become a nightmare job and the lazy SMs will have a reason to become even lazier with this new structure. To MGTs who say "if you're just willing to work hard you'll do just fine" and become an ASM, you don't know what you are getting yourself into. Years back I worked for a company that underwent the same form of transformation. After the transformation was completed the department that I was in folded because of a lack of clients due to shotty output and the limited number of managers were forced to work 60-70hr weeks to makeup for the shotty work of the revolving door low paid part-timers.
stlconcerned

Old Monroe, MO

#14 Mar 14, 2012
Actually the timeline even shows store level employees changing roles, pay?, etc. when leadership phases are all complete. They'd have to change ALL employees from top to bottom because otherwise you'd see the employed-for-life oldtimers making several more dollars/hour than their "leaders". No stinking way...

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#15 Mar 14, 2012
stlconcerned wrote:
Actually the timeline even shows store level employees changing roles, pay?, etc. when leadership phases are all complete. They'd have to change ALL employees from top to bottom because otherwise you'd see the employed-for-life oldtimers making several more dollars/hour than their "leaders". No stinking way...
Indeed, Store level people are going to Associates and another title for department head so cross training will be commonplace.
stlconcerned

Old Monroe, MO

#16 Mar 14, 2012
At my meeting I was told the photo and cos heads will be called "advisors".
nyc

Jackson Heights, NY

#17 Mar 5, 2014
wow, this is so disturbing and if Charles walgreens ever saw how much we've changed from the pharmacy America trust to the low ball crooked thief wagner and company have done to keep there pockets full and exploit "team members and manager staff" with the new improved walgreens, right! staff leaving and leaving and guess who has to do the work, coaching teaching planning is great if you have a staff management but if your hours is cut who are you really managing your self??????

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