Osco Drug Reviews

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    Every Osco is different; the practices and style of the Osco Manager determine the experience.

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    I have been working at Osco Drug


    Osco managers have the power to grant a great deal of operational discretion to associates. There is appreciable opportunity to develop practical knowledge of retail operations strategy.


    Every Osco is different. Jewel has been in operation over a hundred years, and Osco over seventy. The company has seen multiple transitions in ownership. These are key considerations in understanding the policies and culture of the store, and are central Jewel-Osco's strengths and weaknesses.

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    The greatest difficulty in successfully employing new business practices is a workforce accustomed to doing things as they have always done. Gains from improvement initiatives will continue to be marginal and short lived so long as such culture remains.


Osco Drug Interviews

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Clerk Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Osco Drug in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    For Osco Drug, you can apply online at home or using a computer station at the front of the store. Its got your standard informational questions but also has a personaltiy type test with questions realting to retail like work and experiences. Some are very simple, like "what do you do if you notice a suspcious person who you think is shop lifiting" and they give multiple choice anwsers. I had a friend of my mothers take the test while i already worked there, he didnt pass it to some "standard" and never got an interview, its not hard and the guy was nice i heard. I don't know why he dindt pass, but I would just say go with your first thought. From there they call you for a in person interview. They look at your previous work if any and ask you simple questions, I worked for them when i was 17 and didnt have a job yet. Its nothing hard. From there if they like you theyll set up a time for a drug test at some local place. If you get a call about a drug test set up or they tell you there, you pretty much are hired..unless of course you do drugs...then your just a idiot. Theyll call you after the drug test and youll come in and get your uniform and start working with employees to show you the store and the basics of stocking / cashiering. In time youll learn it all and its a breeze.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you handel a situation where a customer was very upset due to an item being out of stock.   View Answer
    • what would you do if you do not know where an item is located in the store?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    The pay negotiation was never my cup of tea, They don't pay that well and most stores are Unionized. You can ask for a little bit more and just see what they say. Good luck.
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Headquarters Boise, ID
Size Unknown
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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