Walgreens Certified Pharmacy Technician Interview Questions

Updated Mar 27, 2015
Updated Mar 27, 2015
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Certified Pharmacy Technician Interview

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Walgreens (Tempe, AZ) in March 2015.

Interview

I received a call from the store manager on a Friday and set up a Monday morning appointment for the interview. We sat down in the employee break room and I was asked a few job related questions. After that, I was offered the job, asked what my availability is, and handed the paperwork for drug screening.

Interview Questions

  • Do you have any experience typing prescriptions and are you familiar with sig codes?   Answer Question

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    Certified Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Walgreens (Quincy, IL) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Very Nice, 2 hours. The manager was very pleasant and seemed to put everything right out there. It was an amazing and very honest interview... which is refreshing. No lies. NO BS> Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. If Leslie wants to interview you... go for it.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time you had to teach another employee a difficult task?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    Certified Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    Open, and welcoming at first, but after a 1 1/2 years, mgmt reneged on the initial promise

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    Certified Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    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.

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    Certified Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Walgreens.

    Interview

    Took about 1 week. Applied online, went in for computer assessment, got a call to have an interview, went to interview and got a call four hours later to come in and discuss the position.

    Interview Questions

    • All questions are the same for every interview, it is a scripted interview to be fair to all candidates. Questions like "a time you've proven great customer service", "a time you've had to deal with a difficult customer" or "a time you've have different communication than the customer" all of course with the question of how you dealt with it. These are not word for word of course but the questions were basically like that, there are 6 questions.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    None

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    Certified Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Walgreens.

    Interview

    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

    No negotiation

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    Certified Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Walgreens.

    Interview

    applied online, did skills test in-store, one on one interview, drug test, and background check, job offer your dealing with money and meds so it was pretty much as expected

    Interview Questions

    • the basic whats your best and worst asset never very good at that question   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation have base starting pay and pay caps for each position

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    Certified Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Walgreens.

    Interview

    Pharmacy manager interviews took 4 days and got a response. Its really about timing if a position just opened up or not. If you get the position you'll drug testing and its off site of course and then you go in for training.

    Interview Questions

    • Pretty down to earth questions just know what you want out of the position.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    no negotiations just entry start.

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    Certified Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Walgreens (Grayling, MI) in May 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online in april 2014. Got a call to come in for the in store test a month later. Drove 30 miles to take the test. Computer froze and i was asked to come back. I asked if i could go to my local Walgreens to finish the test and they didn't think so. I drove back up there 1 week later, signed on the computer and I had finished the test before it froze so there was no need to come back. The manager interviewed me then and there and I was offered 9.50 an hour 2 days a week in pharmacy and 8.00 an hour to be a cashier 2 days a week. I have 20+ years experience and could tell he was not comfortable offering me that low wage. I told him how far i had to drive and he said he couldn't do any better than that. I had to decline, i think he knew that was coming. I really would have liked to work for Walgreens but i just can't for that money.

    Reasons for Declining

    Wage offered did not meet my level of experience, i would have been working solely for gas money. Was very disappointed. I really wanted to work for them.

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    Certified Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    First, you have to do an assessment test after you pass the test then you get the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly you are asked about scenarios, just be specific as possible and you will have no problem   Answer Question

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