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Duane Reade Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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Getting an Interview  

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Interview Experience  

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Interview Difficulty  

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Beauty Advisor Interview

Beauty Advisor

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Duane Reade.

Interview Details – You have to interview with the regional manager. Yu should have at least customer service, sales, or retail sales to get the job. You should do your research on the different brands in the company that they sell. They may ask you to sell something from one of the lines.

Interview Question – They may ask you to sell a product to them.   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Healthcare Technician/Medical Assistant Interview

Healthcare Technician/Medical Assistant

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Duane Reade in June 2014.

Interview Details – I applied online and a few days later I was called for a brief telephone interview. There were several positions that needed to be filled at various locations. We went over benefits and rate of pay which was $14.42 phr.

Interview Question – How much are you paying for health benefits?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Rate of pay too low $14.42 phr


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Cashier/Stock Interview

Cashier/Stock
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Duane Reade in June 2014.

Interview Details – Applied online, then was called in for a one on one interview that week. Waited about an hour before the manager actually called me. Questions were not too hard. "Recall a time you went out of your way to help a customer." "Recall a great retail experience." "Recall a horrible retail experience" "How would you ensure that people don't have a similar experience here at Duane Reade?"

Interview Question – The most obvious and basic question: Why do you want to work for Duane Reade?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I got a different job


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Staff Pharmacist Interview

Staff Pharmacist

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Duane Reade in July 2010.

Interview Details – Hiring interview was basically signing papers and being informed of the duties and salary. I was already an intern for the company at the time and I was essentially hired as a pharmacist upon the condition of passing all the board examinations


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Cashier/Stock Interview

Cashier/Stock

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Duane Reade.

Interview Details – I applied to every duane reade in manhattan . I got a call back in two weeks for an interview and about a month later they called me and told me I got the job. I went to the orientation the next day and then started working at the store the following day

Interview Question – There wasn't really any difficult questions . It's very simple easy questions that is common sense to answer   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Internship Interview

Internship
New York, NY

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Duane Reade in April 2014.

Interview Details – two employers would give the interview.

Interview Question – when you have a 18-year old employee who only care about making money instead of working here, what would you do   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Store Manager Interview

Store Manager

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Duane Reade.

Interview Details – Very formal, mainly asked questions about business, how you can contribute and numbers.

Interview Question – All standard questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiated for a higher pay. Advice is to know what you're worth and let them know that you're an asset to them.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Shift Leader Interview

Shift Leader

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Duane Reade in November 2013.

Interview Details – Hiring process was amazing
Interviewed with District Manager and HR Recruiter.

Interview Question – What actions would I take with a non-productive employee?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I accepted original offer given to me and there was room for negotiation which I did later on.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

General Clerk Interview

General Clerk

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Duane Reade in November 2013.

Interview Details – I applied online, got a call 3 days later. They setup an interview for the following day. I had to dress formally.

They asked maybe 10 questions. The questions were picked at random from a packet of questions. The packet contained around 3 questions per page, and they selected 1 one them, then flipped the page.

Some questions I remember:
-What do you know about Duane Reade?
-Give me a scenario where you went out of your way to help a customer.
-Why do you want to work at Duane Reade?
-What do you think it means to keep the store clean/neat?
-Give me a scenario where you had to deal with a bad customer?
-What do you think good customer service means?

Interview Question – There weren't really any questions that caught me off-guard. If I had to pick one: What do you think it means to keep the store clean/neat?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation phase. After the interview they called me to tell me I was hired, told me to complete an online assessment. After that I had to attend orientation, when I was done with orientation I was to call my hiring manager so they would give me my schedule.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Stock Associate Interview

Stock Associate

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Duane Reade.

Interview Details – I applied online and got called for an interview and after that they didn't call me back

Interview Question – Whay do you want a career at duane reade   Answer Question

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