I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Walgreens in July 2013.
Interview Details – All of the questions were how you'd handle a customers situation, like" Has there been a moment where your resolve has been challenged" for irritating customers.
Negotiation Details – There was none
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Walgreens.
Interview Details – Only one interview, surprisingly informal. Store manager did the interview, and was polite and courteous. I felt respected and as if what I had to say was actually getting through. Interviews usually feel to me as if I'm talking to a brick wall.
Interview Question – There were no unexpected questions, only the usual ones. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Looking back on it, I should have asked for some sort of guaranteed raise after a year (such as $.25), given my completion of certain objective requirements such as successfully and regularly finishing all tasks on time or ahead of schedule and maintaining exemplary attendance.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Walgreens in June 2013.
Interview Details – I went on their website and applied. I didn't know they were hiring I applied on a whim so I was surprised they called me about a week or two later to set up an interview for the next day. When I got there I had to take another assessment test. The test asked a couple of customer service related questions but majority of the questions were mathematical (making sure you can count money). For example it will say the total is $6.32 and the customer gave you $14.03 how much change would you give them? The numbers are so random, so if you're not good at mental math bring a calculator. You only get to interview if you pass the assessment. The manager that interviewed me was very busy leaving the interview to answer the phone or help some one etc. But she talked a lot about the company and what to expect. Since I had previous retail experience she asked questions like "tell me about a time you had to handle multiple customers at one time, what did you do and how do you know it was successful" and "tell me about a time you gave great customer service and how do you know it was successful". I thought I did terrible but she told me she liked me and she was going to give me the papers to take the drug test. Then I had to get on the computer and accept the position and electronically sign stuff I didn't really read (oops). The she told me I had 24 hours to take the drug test or I would forfeit the job. And the quicker I get that done the quicker I can start training. And I have to wait for the background check. She also told me I would most likely be working in the cosmetic department, something I have NO EXPERIENCE in, but now I'm just playing the waiting game.
Negotiation Details – Pay is minimum wage. I didnt try to negotiate but I think I could have and I'm upset with myself for not trying.
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Walgreens.
Interview Details – Applied online and was called after a few weeks to finish the application process. Went in for an interview, which was very easy. They ask everyone the same questions and rate you on a scale (1 to 5, with 5 being the best answer score). I then had to do a drug test and wait on my background check. After that, I did one day of training before being left on my own.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Walgreens in May 2013.
Interview Details –
(I'm a 16 year old sophomore)
First, I filled out an online application which took about 30 minutes. After completing all of the information, I was instructed to fill out the second half, a "Skills Assessment", at one of their stores at my earliest convenience.
The next afternoon I stopped in at the store and told the cashier that I was there to complete a job application. She called the manager and I repeated why I was there. The manager asked if I was 18, and I explained that according to the application 16 was the minimum age for every department except for photos. She then seated me at a monitor behind the counter where I logged in to my active application using my SSN (if you don't have it memorized be sure to have it with you) and started the Skills Assessment.
The first half consisted of multiple choice "what would you do if..." questions. The second half was questions containing a picture of a price along with an assortment of bills and coins. The instructions said to find the correct change using the fewest bills and coins, and gave four options which read [Tens (#), Fives (#), Ones (#), Quarters (#), Dimes (#), Nickels (#), Pennies (#)] with different amounts for each option. The entire skills assessment took about 45 minutes to an hour.
As I was leaving the cashier told me to call back in a few days and confirm that the manager had received my application. A week later I called and asked for the manager, who told me that I should call back around 8 in the morning to speak to the manager that handled the hiring process.
When I did I spoke to the manager who asked my name and then my phone number, saying he would call in about half an hour. He called back 30-ish minutes later and very politely told me that he had looked over my application and that while right now he was looking for someone who was more available and could work days (I couldn't because of school), he would keep my application and call me if something opened up. I told him that in about a month I would be out of school and able to work days, and he said I should let him know when that changes.
Overall, this being my first job application, it was a very pleasant process. The system was well organized and the people I encountered were very friendly and polite. Though I did not get the job at this time, I hope to possibly work there this summer when I am available.
Interview Question –
If you did not like the lunch schedule that the manager had set up, would you:
a) talk to the manager and ask if he could change it.
b) bring a snack to have if you couldn't wait until lunch.
c) talk to your coworkers and see if they also had a problem, and then address the manager together.
d) complain to your coworkers about the issue. View Answer
Interviewed at Walgreens
Interview Details – There's about 10 standard questions about job or life experience situation based on customer and employee incidents.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you provided great service and how did you know you we're successful. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Start was min wage
I applied online and interviewed at Walgreens.
Interview Details – Applied online, got called for an interview for the next day a few days later. The managers that interviewed me were young and not super experienced, but were nice and professional. Basically asked me to describe what I was about, what my experience was, why I wanted to work at walgreens, what were some of my strengths and weaknesses, what my plans were for the next five years, and I can't remember what else. I was hired and had to take a drug test before I could start. There is also an assessment/ skills test. They made me take it as an afterthought since they liked me in the interview so much. Basically it makes you add things, make change, answer questions about how you would react in certain situations.
Interview Question – Typical, what is a weakness of yours. My manager said he was impressed by my answer though Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at Walgreens in April 2013.
Interview Details –
Applied online, about a week later was called by the manager for an interview like a week and some days later. She informed me that I should finish the 2nd step in store before the day of the interview. In the interview she read off this paper, basically questions about how you handle certain situations like conflicts, helped someone, trained someone. I have no job experience so I used school experiences.
After the questions she had me do step 3 of the online application that asks you to consent to a background check and drug test and items to bring if you were offered a job. Then she told me about the position, the hours and stuff. Then I was handed a drug test form and was told I'd have to do it within the next 24 hours. I asked when I'd hear back about the position and she said to give it a week. 4 days later I got a call from one of the other managers (I think) offering me the job! So I guess the drug test form is a good sign when you go to the interview.
Interview Question – What was a conflict that you resolved, what was the conflict and what steps did you take to resolve the matter? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Walgreens in March 2013.
Interview Details – This interview process was quick and easy maybe because they were desperate to find someone because of employees quiting their jobs. After I apply online, I had to go to one of their stores to finish the second part of the application process. After that, one week later, I received a call from Walgreens asking if i can come for an interview. The interview was pretty basic. The manager that interviewed me, questioned me on values and what would I do type situations. I was hired the next day.
Interview Question – What would you do in an angry customer in your line after they wanted was not the right price in the system? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It was negotiable which is pretty pathetic for a full-time position at a fortune 500 company.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Walgreens in March 2013.
Interview Details – Application online, assessment in store, interview in store 1:1
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