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Duane Reade CEO John A. Lederer
John A. Lederer
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    You get what you give...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Community Management Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Community Management Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Duane Reade

    Pros

    As the community management internship program is relatively new to Duane Reade (instated two years ago), your ability as an intern to run with ideas in whichever and whatever direction you'd like is limitless. The internship is totally what you make of it. With friendly store staff and superbly supportive management (which varies per district), the opportunity to learn the basics of the retail world is in the palm of your hands... What you put into this internship is what you'll get out of it.

    Cons

    With every new company program, there come some kinks. Many of the stores weren't aware that DR has interns so when it came time to go on store visits or interview store managers/employees, a lot of the staff was blind-sighted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd like to see a more engaging and professional atmosphere on the store-level; which could possibly be cultivated by small, community-based mixers or anonymous employee evaluations of store management. Also, there are some knots to be kneaded out with the integration of Walgreen's policies into Duane Reade's culture.

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Duane Reade Interviews

Updated Dec 19, 2014
Updated Dec 19, 2014

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    Duane Reade Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at Duane Reade in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    2 interviews by a different person each time
    First interview had 2 parts And lasted about an jour:
    - background review (experience and hobbies,etc..)
    - questions about certain experiences ive had and how i handled certain situations. Mainly retail based. How i handle disgruntled customers, etc..

    Second interview masted half an jour
    Talked more about previous experiences
    Asked me to sell any product imaginable
    Talked about the job position

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't ask about how much I'd be getting paid but I do get hourly pay and commission on sold products. I also have a quota to reach.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

Duane Reade Awards & Accolades

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America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2008

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Website www.duanereade.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 2004
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Retail
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors A&P, CVS Health, Rite Aid

Duane Reade -- the Big Apple of drugstores -- has been swallowed by a big fish: Walgreen. Named after the two streets where its first store was located, Duane Reade is the region's market leader with more than 150 stores (more than twice that of its nearest competitor) in densely-populated Manhattan. New York City's other boroughs and the surrounding New York and New Jersey suburbs account for another 100 or so. The stores sell prescription drugs, but more than 50% of the chain's sales come from items such as over-the-counter medications, food and beverages, and health and... More

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