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Updated Jan 20, 2015
Updated Jan 20, 2015
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    Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Walgreens.

    Interview Details

    Went to site filled out lengthy application , took test online then was told to go to any Walgreens store to complete " in store " assessment , which is a lengthy test on a store computer , lots of math and memory questions , waited about a week and got call from pharmacy manager , very informal interview and offerd the job.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Non negotiable
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Walgreens in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, and after 2 days I got a call from the pharmacy saying that I should go into a walgreens to complete the skills assessment. After completing the assessment, I got another call for an interview. The interview took about 15 - 20 minutes. After the interview, she told me they have other interviews set up, and will give me a call back.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when a colleague asked you for help, but you were not able to help them.
      Tell me about a time when there was a problem at work, and what actions you took to solve the problem.
      Tell me about a time when you weren't able to communicate with a customer. What did you do and was it effective?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Certified Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Walgreens.

    Interview Details

    Basic interview with 2 members of management in a office. Both individuals asking questions, and checking you out. 1 of the mgrs was more serious than the other, but overall , average typical interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you familiar with a fast paced environment, give an example?
      Explain a situation where you had a difficult customer and how did you handle it?
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Open, and welcoming at first, but after a 1 1/2 years, mgmt reneged on the initial promise
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Walgreens.

    Interview Details

    After applying, it took about a week to get a call, then I went for the interview and had to do an 2 hour long assessment test. It basically was a common sense one; basic math skills, customer service questions, etc...

    Negotiation Details
    Walgreens is really straight forward with what they hire you for and what they offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Certified Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Walgreens.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was very informal and relaxed, I was only asked a few questions and then asked to fill out some paperwork and told I had the job. It was actually very easy.

    Negotiation Details
    The position here in AZ starts at around $9.00, then when you get your training license you get raised to $10.00, then when you get your actual CPhT license you get raised to $12.00. From there you earn your yearly raises or you can train and test for a senior tech which raise you up to $14.00.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Walgreens.

    Interview Details

    There was a job listed on the Walgreens website as a pharmacy technician for a brand new store that opened up so I completed the initial application. Upon completion, I was told that I needed to go into the store and complete the second part of the application- the skills assessment. The skills assessment took roughly 45 minutes to complete and mostly consisted of the typical questions you'd expect. After I completed the second part of the application, I was told to call back the following week to check my results. I called up the following week and the store manager said that they weren't even hiring to begin with and that they transferred all of their pharmacy technicians from other stores which left me feeling somewhat agitated since there was an open position listed.

    Interview Questions
    • None specifically, but there were questions that seemed to have more than one correct option as an answer.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Walgreens in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    First you apply online and take a long assessment test. Then you go to a store and take another one. Then if they like how you do a Walgreens will call you.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Data Entry Pharmacy Technician/CU Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Walgreens in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    First I applied online back in November, then got a phone call the next day to come in for an assessment. I came in for the assessment, which took about 2 hours. After finding my scores were very good, HR offered me a one on one interview the following week. At that point, I was then offered the job at the end of the one on one interview.

    I accepted the position on a contingency that I passed a drug test, background check, and acquired my Certified Pharmacy Tech Trainee License. All of this was complete as of beginning of January. My class was supposed to start on January 19th. I was very excited and got a call about a week and a half before my class to discuss my schedule following the 2 weeks of training. I picked my schedule and was told everything was set to go.

    I then get a call on Monday, January 12th (a week before my class starts) from HR. I called back as they had said they had some urgent news about my class. I had already put in my notice at my current job to get ready to leave for Walgreens. I figured the call from HR was them realizing maybe that Monday was Martin Luther King, Jr Day. Nope, it was a call saying that my class had been cancelled and my job offer was taken back.

    All of this ONE week before my class is supposed to start. I was simply told I could go back online and apply for other positions. Or if I STILL didn't have a job by June or July that they MAY have a class for CU Specialists then. Um, no thank you. All I can do is hope I can find something else at another company that maybe actually cares about it's current and future employees unlike Walgreens. It is sad that they could not place the 28 people in this class into another department or in the stores. Instead, just a simple "good luck you're on your own".

    I'm glad that I do not have any kids to support at this point in my life. I can't even imagine what the people that do have kids and what not to support, are feeling at this moment. Shame on Walgreens for not doing their job and planning appropriately.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing. It was a very easy interview, they didn't even bother to look at my resume.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation on the salary. It was take or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    the hiring process was pretty easy and the interview questions are straight forward. the head pharmacist that I spoke to was very friendly. even throughout the job you are constantly learning. the con would be response time. I waited at least two weeks until i got an email back.

    Interview Questions
    • the most difficult question would be what strategies do you use to cope with high levels of stress   Answer Question
    No Offer
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Walgreens.

    Interview Details

    They ask fairly standard interview questions but are required to ask candidates the same questions in order to be fair. I liked that the questions were standard so that you could prepare for them and it also gave you the opportunity to explain what skills you offer as an employee.

    Interview Questions
    • "Explain a time when a colleague asked for your help and you did not help them?" This question was difficult because the intent of the question was not clear. I was not sure if it meant, "Explain a time when you were not a helpful employee" or "Explain a time when you had to prioritize your tasks before helping another employee who should already know how to do his tasks." I asked for clarification and my interviewer also was unsure.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They forgot to tell me what my pay rate was. I didn't get a chance to get a hold of them until the day I was being entered into the system and I asked them my pay rate. I was intending on negotiating a bit more than 10.25$ an hour but I figured I'd wait sometime to prove myself and ask for more.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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