Duane Reade Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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Duane Reade CEO John A. Lederer
John A. Lederer
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Pros
  • Great benefits and flexible schedule (in 9 reviews)

  • The manager understood that my first priority was as a full-time student, so he would allow me time off during exam periods (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • I was hired as Drug Clerk but was made to perform all the duties of a Pharmacy Technician for minimum wage (in 19 reviews)

  • Low Pay - Pay is far to low for so much to be Demanded (in 10 reviews)

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  1. overnight stocker

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    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker
    Former Employee - Overnight Stocker

    I worked at Duane Reade

    Pros

    working at your pace,you one bossing you around,love the evoironment

    Cons

    dealing with alot of merchandise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ready willing and able

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Close community

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duane Reade

    Pros

    great communication and training, relaxed environment yet aggressive in a positive way

    Cons

    not a lot of room to grow past store manager, not a lot of diversity in management teams work experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need more checks and balances

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Very good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duane Reade

    Pros

    Its amazing for creative people

    Cons

    Duane reade is good too

    Recommends
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  5. Shift Leader

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    Current Employee - Shift Leader/Assistance Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Shift Leader/Assistance Manager in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Duane Reade

    Pros

    1. Working in a team
    2. Learning how to manage people
    3. Organizational skills

    Cons

    1. Low pay
    2. Working with people who do no have much education
    3. Hard to track the progress since every day everything starts all over again

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value SL who do most of the work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Awsome

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Jackson Heights, NY
    Current Employee - Cashier in Jackson Heights, NY

    I have been working at Duane Reade full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment and the job is light.

    Cons

    there where no cons for me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Horrible working experience

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Tech in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Tech in New York, NY

    I worked at Duane Reade

    Pros

    I can't think of anything good to say about DR

    Cons

    Pay, schedule, management, insurance, discount

  8. Fun company

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    Current Employee - Stock in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Stock in New York, NY

    I have been working at Duane Reade full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great for overnight , a lot of customers time goes quick

    Cons

    Very busy supervisor are somtines lazy , and very unorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. A Double Edged Sword

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Stock in Elmhurst, NY
    Current Employee - Cashier/Stock in Elmhurst, NY

    I have been working at Duane Reade part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    The employees are fun to work with most of the time
    Good place to start if you have no experience in the work force
    Being taught good work skills

    Cons

    Minimum Wage
    Doing the manager's or shift leaders work and be expected to finish it no matter what
    A short break
    Annoying customers
    Bi-Weekly Pay (Getting paid every 2 weeks)
    No full-time unless you're a shift leader
    Stores that aren't 24 hour stores would depend on only TWO people to close an entire store with ONE shift leader.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really wish they would raise the wage out from the bare minimum and also wish that they would hire more people for late shifts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Duane Reade

    Pros

    Weekends off discount on items

    Cons

    Horrible managers slavery work long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Epic office info dock ifi

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. Good company, Bad Pay

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    Current Employee - Service Clerk in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Service Clerk in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Duane Reade part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and hours. Good job to help support school or Career

    Cons

    minimum wage for entry level customer service. Workload out ways pay most days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give workers more incentive and opportunities to advance.

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