Walgreens Interview Questions

Updated Sep 11, 2014
Updated Sep 11, 2014
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  1.  

    Finance Development Program Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Walgreens in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    I got this interview from our campus recruiting. It was an 2 year rotations program which helps you get your feet wet in different apartment. The interview was the hardest one ever! They have 2 recruiters in the same room interviewing me, asked me a lot of behavior questions, some questions are very long and unusual. They did not ask any thing on my resume.

    Interview Questions
    • how do you see finance department in a company   Answer Question
    • Tell me a example when you had a conflict with your team and how did you handle it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Assistant Manager Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 8 months - interviewed at Walgreens in April 2008.

    Interview Details

    After having pursued a job at Walgreens for over a year I finally got an interview at what I was told was the central hiring and training store for the Lakeland, FL area.

    Upon entering the Walgreens I asked the clerks where I should be meeting the hiring manager but they had no idea. After wandering around the store for over 10 minutes I began to wonder if this was some sort of initial test, to my annoyance it was. The manager walked out and did seem like she had been watching me.

    The interview was conducted in a backroom, the manage sat on an office chair and I sat on a milk crate or something similar looking up at her. The hiring manage looked down at me for a minute or so then asked what my expectations are. I told her I expected to work hard and do my job correctly. She then spent almost 10 minutes berating myself and people in general for having education and talked about how she didn't graduate from college and that it was nothing but a waste of time. She told me that in her experience the more educated people are the lazier they are. The interview went downhill from there.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question was when she asked, "So you think that having an education makes you better than other people?"   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Retail Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The hiring process has completely changed over the last 10 years. The interview process now is behavioral with the district manager and the market talent director. Lots of preparation is needed because i have heard questions are difficult. Opportunities for advancement are now limited because the company downsized positions and removed lower level assistant positions.

    Interview Questions
    • Please tell me about a time you had to deal with a difficult customer when the store manager was not around   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiations....position used to start with $55,000 yr but was reduced to $50,000 yr
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Corporate Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Walgreens.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my school's website and got a campus interview. The interviewer was straight forward with the questions and the setup. They ask you a question, listen to your answer, and grade you on a scale of 1-5 and they circle it on the interview packet (that you are not supposed to see)

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had to deal with hostile customers.

      Tell me about a time when your classmate or coworker was in disagreement with a customer. What did you do to deal with it?

      Tell me about a time you faced a customer with unreasonable demands.

      Tell me about a task you took and was on a very short deadline. Were you successful?

      Tell me about a time you were a leader and your team was very unmotivated to do something. What did you do and what was the result?
        View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Pharmacy Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Cherry Valley, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cherry Valley, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Walgreens in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had to come back 3 times and the manager that did the interviewing was very acknowledgeable and answered all the questions that I had.

    Interview Questions
    • There was no difficult or unexpected questions since I knew about a pharmacy environment.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Security Operations Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Hiring entails an extensive background check. The interview process involves three interviews; one with HR manager, the second is also a telephone interview with the hiring manager of the department and the third is an interview with the department supervisors.

    Interview Questions
    • What experience does one have with servers and communication?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Was asked what salary was I seeking. Salary is negotiable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Walgreens Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Walgreens in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    On a Thursday they demanded to see me the next day Friday for an interview, but also said if I couldn't come the next day, that I couldn't come at all. They made wait for over an hour on Friday. 1 of their managers was very rude to me.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    ASMt - Applies to Any Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Roseville, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Roseville, MN
    Application Details

    I applied through other source - interviewed at Walgreens in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Prepare yourself for a "behavioral interview". Google the term if you must. Instead of asking you what you "would do" in a situation, they want to know what you "have done". They want you to describe the situation in detail, what your actions were and the outcome of it all. Don't be afraid to take some time to think first, your response is more important than the amount of time it takes to answer.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about the most difficult coworker you've had to work with. Describe the situation, how did you handle it, what was the outcome?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Assistant Category Manager Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Walgreens in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I became aware of the position through my university and I applied online. I then received a phone interview with a recruiter who was warm and friendly. A few weeks later I got scheduled for an in person interview in Deerfield. I had to take an Excel test at one building, then drive to a different building and interview with managers in the merchandising department. The interview was very robotic and the managers did not try to sell Walgreens as a company to me. It was a bad culture fit for me.

    Interview Questions
    • The analytics test was fine, but you can take the outcome in so many different directions it is difficult to be right.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    EXA/ASM Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Walgreens.

    Interview Details

    Interview is based on consistent specific behavioral questions asking you to pull from your prior experiences providing how you react or handle situations at work, school, or home. Generally 6 questions with specific areas that seek to find how you handle difficulties to communicate to diverse groups, interactions with fellow employees, accepting criticism, suggesting on how you have improved a process the helped the workplace, and how you decide when to help out a fellow employee struggling.

    Interview Questions
    • Be prepared to answer every question though specific examples and not rely on your resume or merely stating your experience in years as acceptable.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They will quote you the minimum offering and explain the speed of promotion as the incentive to being apart of the team.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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