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Walgreens Pharmacist Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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Pharmacist
Redlands, CA

I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Walgreens in January 2010.

Interview Details – should wear clothes as you go to work:casual shirt,tennis shoes, long pants. and smile all the times. get acquataince with PDM. Give a happy comment to PDM such as :you have a beautiful smile. or "you are right",node your head in any good question that you agree with that PDM( pharmacist district manager). talk like you know the system which the company runs. like Rire Aid has PDX system, but I know now they change ,not any more. This is easiest system,very simple compare of CVS system is very stupid,that a long time to finish one RX.

Interview Questions

  • what you don't like about your job?   View Answer
  • ask if your pharmacist call in sick or have car accident or heart attack, what you suppose to do:work extra 8 hours or close pharmacy? or call in other relief pharmacist to work for you then you go home?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – salary

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Pharmacist
Mesa, AZ

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Walgreens in December 2012.

Interview Details – Submitted online application and was contacted via email for an interview. Questions were as expected for a general interview and much of the time was spent discussing the direction of the company and all of the opportunities one would be presented with.

Interview Question – Questions were as expected   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation occurred

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Pharmacist Interview

Pharmacist

Interviewed at Walgreens

Interview Details – I applied online and received an automated e-mail about a month later. The hiring manager said it usually does not take that long. The turnaround time is usually only 2 weeks. When I finally got in touch with the manager, I went in for an interview. It took a little less than an hour. Many of the common interview questions were asked. The interviewer also asked a few clinical questions. At the end, the manager said I would get an answer in about two weeks.
A couple days later, I received an e-mail with the offer letter.

Interview Question – Why Walgreens and not CVS   Answer Question

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Pharmacist Interview

Pharmacist

Interviewed at Walgreens

Interview Details – District manager called for an interview 2weeks after applied at Walgreen website. I had interview with one of store manager for approximately 30 min. They were looking for night time shift pharmacist

Interview Question – What was your biggest challenge and how did you solve it?   Answer Question

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Pharmacist

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

Interview Details – I applied directly through the walgreens website. I heard back from the district manager within a week and went for a interview shortly after. The interview took about 3 hours. I was offered the position at the end of the interview.

Interview Question – Share a scenario where you exhibited sympathy for a patient   Answer Question

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Pharmacist
Denver, CO

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Walgreens in February 2014.

Interview Details – During clinical rotations I had the opportunity to meet with one of the district managers of Walgreens. He asked me for an interview that following week. During the actual interview, the district manager mentioned he would ask a series of questions; some that had to do with pharmacy and some that did not. Pharmacy based questions included work flow based questions. "other" questions included one about what I would bring to a deserted island. Finally, the interviewer concluded by asking me why I wanted to work for the company and where I saw myself in a few years

Interview Question – Would you be willing to take a management position eventually? (trick question, you practically have to say yes)   Answer Question

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Pharmacist
San Jose, CA

I applied in-person and interviewed at Walgreens.

Interview Details – 2 interviews, background check, health records check, referrals

Interview Question – What should I do under an emergency condition   Answer Question

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Pharmacist
Dallas, TX

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Walgreens in February 2014.

Interview Details – Phone interview asking behavioral interview questions. Many were situational based and outlook on the future of pharmacy. Also assessed whether you knew the workflow of the pharmacy. Gave a situation of an understaffed and busy pharmacy.. asked what actions we would take and in what order. STAR format questions. Name a situation where I had to deal with a difficult customer and the outcome.

Interview Question – Situation where I showed outstanding leadership qualities.   Answer Question

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Pharmacist

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Walgreens.

Interview Details – The interview went well. It was back in 1995. It was not very long. Thr supervisor hsd more impotant things to do. He wanted to know why I wanted to work for company. I asked about insurance and salary and inquired about which store I would be at

Interview Question – Why do you want to work for walgreens   Answer Question

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Pharmacist
Jacksonville, FL

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

Interview Details – Applied online, called in for interview by District Pharmacy Supervisor

Interview Question – What do you do that sets you apart or above other people in your position?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiation was very short, salaries for pharmacists do not vary much, maybe one company will pay $100 more per 2-week pay period which really is not significant

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