Walgreens Pharmacy Technician Interview Questions

Updated Sep 10, 2014
Updated Sep 10, 2014
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Walgreens.

    Interview Details

    First, you will do an application either online or in store on the computer. There are no paper applications. Next, you have to go to a location to do a skills assessment. Ask for a manager and let them know you are there for a skills assessment. If possible, speak to the STORE MANAGER after you do the skills assessment so they can put a face to the application.The interview is now a behavioral one. Management is supposed to give same exact interview for all candidates. Do an internet search for Behavioral Interview questions for practice. You can apply for any entry level position. You do not need prior experience with photo equipment, beauty supplies or pharmacy knowledge. They do all the training for these positions, so aim high! If you have previous management experience definitely apply for the SFL, shift lead, key holder (whatever they are calling it now) position. You will have opportunity to advance if you do well. Pay attention during training and please don't act like you already know everything. Be prepared to work any holiday. You won't have to work all (in a fair store), but will definitely be expected to work some. If you have a family, I would think long and hard about how you would rather spend your holidays. If you can avoid working for a company that is open on holidays I would do so. If you are hired, make sure you let management know if and when you want to advance and be persistent.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had an upset customer. What did you do to resolve the problem?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I interviewed a LONG time ago for entry level. There was no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bradenton, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bradenton, FL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Walgreens in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    interview was short and sweet. No tricky questions. interviewer was courteous and just wanted to know if I was committed to the opportunity and if I would be dependable and hard working.

    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate, they offered more than my current employer and I accepted the offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Certified Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Walgreens.

    Interview Details

    I applied online. Got a call in two days, and was able to come in that next day for an interview. I went in an did an assessment that basically talked about what you would do in certain situations and for us pharmacy techs, it asked us some questions as to how many drops we would give so-so person and which medicine would expire the latest, etc. I was then just asked basic questions you would be asked during any interview (availability, when could you be hired on, etc.) They also ask you about different scenarios and to relate them to your prior work/school experience. He said that since I am certified, I will get an extra $1 an hour and that being certified does help out in the long run. I was told that I would find out later that day whether or not I got the job. Overall, the interview rook an hour.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a time where you were most helpful in a prior job experience and how did you know it was helpful?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Pharmacy Technician (Not Certified) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Des Moines, IA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Des Moines, IA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Walgreens.

    Interview Details

    did app online and got a call the very next day. i originally applied for a cashier customer service position. after going in to finish the in store assessment questions i was offered a higher paying position(pharmacy tech)

    Interview Questions
    • no questions where unexpected. the manager doing my interview was laid back and made the interview process go verry easy and smoothly.he was super friendly and made me feel like i was apart of the team.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    manager who origanlly did my interview offered me 10.95. becuase my something was wrong with my app i had to do it all over. the second time i came in the store manger only offered me 10.00. i told him of my previous offer and he told me " this is what im offdering, do you want the job or not?" i was mad and felt belittled, but i took the job because ive been unemployeed for a while and need one. i know now to get EVERYTHING in writting.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New Haven, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Haven, CT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Walgreens in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was easy and quick . The manager didn't ask many questions . He told me what he was looking for & asked me if I could deliver . I took an online test right after the interview and a drug test at Quest Diagnostics the following day . The pre-employment process took less than a week .

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No, but I'm very happy with my salary .
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Data Entry Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Orlando, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Walgreens in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    First, you must fill out the application online. Then if you receive a call back, you will schedule a time to come in to the Central Pharmacy Operations office. You will need to dress in business attire and bring copies of your resume, license, social security card and any degrees, certifications, licenses, etc. that you have. Be prepared with simple medical terminology, simple pharmaceutical terminology, days supply, have strong math skills, be capable of reading extremely sloppy, if not impossible handwriting. You will be interviewed by 2 or 3 different people back to back. If you continue on past this point, you will then take a test on the computer to test not only your typing speed, but also your ability to enter data from prescriptions into the system correctly and efficiently. You will be given pencil and paper and a calculator for this part. The math is simple. After this point, your test scores will be evaluated while you wait in another room, then you will be called back and told if you obtained a position with the company or not.

    Interview Questions
    • Prescription SIGS. This is an entry level position that does not require a medical background. However you need to know what things like PO, HS, QD mean.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not try to negotiate with them.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Walgreens in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was 3 weeks. I completed the online application along with in store assessment. I received an email from walgreens after i completed the online application to complete in store assessment. I went to nearby walgreens and asked the manager for the assessment. He set up the test which was fair and simple. After a week, I followed up and he set up an interview next week. The interview contained expected questions and was taken by business manager and pharmacy manager. It had the situation questions and a few personal questions. Both of them were very warm and welcoming. Later, I was given the pharmacy tour. I was told that I would be getting an answer by the end of next week,. A week later, I got the email from them for the job offer.

    Interview Questions
    • No questions were difficult. Just be yourself. No need to be fake or try to please. Be honest and forthright.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Certified Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Walgreens in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    never had a interview, knew the manager through a family member and was hired immediately.never had a interview, knew the manager through a family member and was hired immediately.never had a interview, knew the manager through a family member and was hired immediately.

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
  10.  

    Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Walgreens.

    Interview Details

    Apply on walgreens.com, choose your desired, locations (up to 3), answer survey questions, previous work experience, basic information and demographics. Within a week or two, one of your 3 locations will call to do a one-on-one interview. It was very brief, short, non-intimidating, friendly interview with the store manager and pharmacy manager.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Walgreens.

    Interview Details

    The interview will take place in the office and will follow the STAR format. They will ask behavioral questions such tell me about a time when you where put into a difficult situation? How did you handle it?

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had a problem with a co-worker?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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