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Updated Jan 26, 2015
Updated Jan 26, 2015
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    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
  2.  

    Shift Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    basic, fill out application, do assessment test and interview. You will probably interview with the stores assistant manager and the community leader (mini DM). Once excepted you will be required to take a drug and background test.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions are all open ended and are pretty basic. The interviewer reads premade questions. They are designed to make sure you do not reply yes or no. They are also interested in success stories, not so much how long you have been in your job. Degree will benefit.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. You start at the base pay. No exceptions.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    MARP Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I made it though the campus round, and was brought to their corporate office for a final round. Standard behavioral interviews. Beware the Excel test! it is finicky, and probably why I didn't get the job. I know how to do the basic stuff in excel, but their test was not an effective way to measure it. I also wasn't a fan of the company culture upon visiting, so I don't think it would have been a great fit anyway. I also think they hire mostly off of interns for MARP now, so you are disadvantaged if you were not their intern.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    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.  

    Assistant Store Manager Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Walgreens.

    Interview Details

    I submitted an application in September and received a call for an interview in November. The interview was with the district manager and the HR manager. The interview questions were behavioral questions. The questions were quite simple.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you had to motivate your team to do something that you did not like doing.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Merchandise Analyst Rotational Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Walgreens.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through my university. The first round was done on campus. It was pretty easy - "tell me about yourself," then about 5 behavioral questions. They left some time at the end for me to ask them questions. I thought it was very rigid and was not impressed with the interviewers. They made it obvious that they were reading the questions word for word off the paper they had. About a week later they called me back and invited me to the second round interview. I flew to Chicago for a day, but the whole process there was very short. We met with current MARPs who answered our questions and did a presentation for us about the company. Then there were two back-to-back 30 minute interviews. They were similar to the first round. I was very unimpressed with the interviewers. They seemed like they had never conducted an interview before and had no interest in meeting with me. We also took a tour of the facility, ate lunch, and had to take an Excel class (very short and easy).

    Overall, the company came off as very rigid and old-fashioned. There was a clear lack of connection between the different departments within the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Who would you say is Walgreens' main competitor(s)?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pharmacist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I was an intern and then was interviewed for a pharmacist position. It was only one interview with basic questions. The supervisor was quite personable and easy to talk to, it did not feel like an interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a difficult situation with a customer   Answer Question
    • Please try to be as detailed as possible regarding the technical question, business case, etc.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Shift Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied online one afternoon and went to the store to complete my skills assessment later that night. I applied for both a cashier and shift leader position. About a week later I got a call from the store manager asking to set up an interview for the next day, which I did. Upon arriving for the interview the manager and assistant manager came out and shook my hand, and brought me into the office for the interview. The store manager did most of the questioning, with the assistant commenting every now and again, pointing different things out about the position. I learned that I was interviewing for a shift leader position, and the questions I was asked were geared towards that. I answered them all as best I could, then at the end the manager told me the pay rate and a few other things about the job, and that they had a few more interviews yet to do but that I did a great job and that they were impressed. The next morning he called me back saying that he had chosen another candidate, but that he had given my name to the manager at his old store and that he, too, was hiring for a shift leader position. He asked me to come in after the weekend for a meeting, but that I would not have to re-interview because mine was already in the system. I went in and met with the same manager I talked with at the other store and this other store manager, and basically all they did was ask if my availability has still the same and if I had any questions. Our talk was cut short by an unexpected conference call, prompting them to offer me the position and get a few forms ready for a drug test.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time where accuracy was important for your position (or something similar to this)   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They asked me if I was available for holidays, and I said that I had plans for Christmas day, but that if needed I would be more than happy to come in. They told me that they would take care of Christmas for me since I had plans, and I told them that for future Christmases I should be available.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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