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Why did you leave Walgreens?

I feel like I am ready to step up to the next level and that I can make a larger impact as a shift lead than as a head photo specialist.

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1. How has Walgreens prepared you in your career

I have worked with the assistant managers and shift leads for over two years now and have made it my business to learn how they handle things. This allows me to draw from their experience as well as come up with my own style.

2. What was enjoyable about working at Walgreens

Helping a customer with a problem or question and seeing how thankful and happy I made them.

3. Were you offered any advancement opportunities at Walgreens

Although Ive been learning new skills that would help me advance, since I was the least tenured employee I had not been offered an opportunities for advancement

4. What did you dislike about working at Walgreens

The scheduling was often done last minute so there was very little time in advance to know what days and hours I worked.

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Pros

Helping a customer with a problem or question and seeing how thankful and happy I made them.

Cons

The scheduling was often done last minute so there was very little time in advance to know what days and hours I worked.

Job Duties

I started out cashiering, then moved to the floor where I stocked shelves, helped with truck delivery, made the store look neat (facing), helped customers find products or any questions they had for me, then moved to photo where I printed pictures, developed film, made posters and canvas prints, checked coolers and bakery for outdates.

Summary

It was an enjoyable experience. As a teenager it showed me what the work environment is really like and I was glad to have worked there.

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Pros

I enjoy the challenge of balancing out customer service, stocking the shelves, running the photo department, and checking out customers. There was always something to do and it kept me busy.

Why you left

I feel like I am ready to step up to the next level and that I can make a larger impact as a shift lead than as a head photo specialist.

Job Duties

I was the head photo specialist. I maintained the photo equipment, ordered the photo supplies, trained the people that work under me in photo, stocked shelves, and helped customers.

How did this career prepare you?

I have worked with the assistant managers and shift leads for over two years now and have made it my business to learn how they handle things. This allows me to draw from their experience as well as come up with my own style.

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Why you left

Because I have finished my clinical rotations and training program and intend to move to the area your store is located at.

Job Duties

I filled prescriptions, entered prescriptions, assisted customers with finding products and rang customers up in a friendly manner.

How did this career prepare you?

I gained a lot of experience working behind the pharmacy counter and helping customers.

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Job Duties

I was the Head Photo Specialist while I was working with walgreens. So I was in charge of a specialized group of individuals who were trained in the photo department. Making sure that my Lab ran smoothly and always made money.

How did this career prepare you?

My time at walgreens has helped me prepare because while at walgreens I have had hundreds of training hours on the wet and dry labs that the walgreens company offers.

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Why you left

It was a job I applied for while attending school. Its time for me to move on to a full time position

Job Duties

I was a customer service representative who also handled photo technician and cometics duties

How did this career prepare you?

Walgreens is a fast paced job that requires constant physical activity. Following technical specifications for displays, ability to receive handle stress, follow direction, know when to request assistance and take direction

Rate your managers

I was able to integrate well into the work environment and get along well with my manager and shift leads

Suggestions for the CEO

I made suggestions for the POS to help improve the customers experience and reduce waste, I was advised that it wasn't possible to implement with the current computer system

Advancement opportunities

Although Ive been learning new skills that would help me advance, since I was the least tenured employee I had not been offered an opportunities for advancement

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Job Duties

Customer service, helping finding products, selling.

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Why you left

Because I would like to cont to grow with the company. Right now in the pharmacy I feel like I am unable to move up in the company.

Job Duties

Over see 9 other employees, make the schedule, giving tasks to other employees and making sure they followed through with them. I also preped the pharmacy for inventory time. Worked alot with ordering items and also sending back over stock. I did alot of training for new hires as well.

How did this career prepare you?

I was a sr pharmacy tech for 5 year. I was able to learn how to manage more then just one team memeber. Being a sr tech as also helped me learn how to manage inventory.

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How did this career prepare you?

Interacting with the customers helped my communication skills.

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Why you left

For career advancement

Job Duties

I was a supervisor.and in charge of the sales floor and the employees

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Why you left

I feel that I need to open my door in order to become what I truly want in my career. I would love to be in an Accounting department one day.

Job Duties

Customer Service

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Why you left

Just broaden my horizons see what other retail pharmacies have to offer

Job Duties

Technician work

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Summary

Eventful, a good learning experience, further my job experiences.

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How did this career prepare you?

It prepared me well with all the knowledge by the time I got sfl I knew what to do.

Rate your managers

Our relationship its proffesional and very easy going to understand what needs to be done.

Suggestions for the CEO

I made a suggestion to improved walgreens management hourly its abit disorganized.

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Pros

The satisfaction I received helping the customers on a daily basis, with whatever there needs were.

Job Duties

Customer service, management duties, ordering, vendors, cash handling, payroll, schedules.

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Pros

It gives you the experience and growing knowledge of medications and directions (sig)

Job Duties

Data entry, patient and prescriber review, and prescription processing.

Summary

I enjoy my job and what I do to provide quality care for patients.

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Pros

Being able to learn new tasks and teach others the knowledge that I received.

Cons

I feel that as valuable as the sims cordinator has been, I am anxious to to work on more specialized projects where I will have an opportunity to be a leader.

Summary

A wonderful experience to grow as a person and find out what I am capable of doing. I learned that I can step out of my comfort zone to grow.

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Why you left

Still emplyed

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Pros

Patients asking for me when they need any help or have questions when I am on my day off.

Cons

Flu season gets really busy we don't get extra hours , in 8 hour shift we have to manage regular work flow and continue doing flu shorts.

How did this career prepare you?

Working in retail I got exclusive knowledge on billing insurances and patient counselling , inventory management.

Rate your managers

Yes, I always had a friendly relationship and I believe in better communication builds better relationships.

Suggestions for the CEO

I discussed with my manager about having more cashier help in pharmacy when we have to do flu shots and MTM

Advancement opportunities

For me both work and family are important with two kids I want to spend more time with them and see them grow up.

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Pros

The relationships I am building with each and every team member which leads to more commitment from them on the sales floor.

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Cons

The changes are hard to manage without the hours to do the work. Looking forward to the day when I can spend my time on customer service and coaching.

How did this career prepare you?

I moved up to the position quickly. I am interested in a transfer.

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Why you left

My photo manager position is being eliminated. I have decided it is time to look beyond Walgreens for employment.

Job Duties

Head of Photo. First I provided excellent customer service, I operate and maintain state of the art photo processing equipment. I monitor orders, even speciality items, photo calendars, mugs, plaques, Cashier, stock shelves, order all cooler, freezer and groceryfrom Walgreens warehouse as well as outside vendors,receiving, stocking, resets, pricing merchasdise, inventory, maintain signs, mylars checking for out of date on cooler, freezers, snacks, promote items, upsell.

How did this career prepare you?

CVS is much like Walgreens. I bring the experience from this position.

Rate your managers

Several managers over the years. I cannot think of a one that I did not get along with. Many of them have moved over to CVS, I maintain friendships with many. They all knew they could depend on Karen.

Suggestions for the CEO

Anytime I saw a better, maybe more efficient way of doing something. I would offer my suggestion to management.

Advancement opportunities

I could have advanced to management. I chose not to. I really liked what I did in photo.

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Why you left

I am looking to expand my strengths and ideas in your company.

Job Duties

I was in charge of many different departments at times , my manager liked to move the managers around to learn all accepts of the company. At one time I was in charge of cosmetics keeping track of sales . Along with stocking and maintaining back half of store , besides doing payroll and ledgers and scheduling.

How did this career prepare you?

I have multitask experience with a fast paced company. I can work under pressure with precise actuary. I am dependable and reliable.

Rate your managers

I have great rapport with managers and staff members.

Suggestions for the CEO

The past year I have been working in the pharmacy area, my suggestion back there was to add more items at the drive through window , for instance the customers can purchase certain OTC medications I added extra children OTC medications to complement their antibiotics.

Advancement opportunities

Yes I was offered advancements all through my career, I just have not been offered the main advancement that I want.

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Pros

Absolutely, without a doubt it would be mentoring and helping others grow. Leadership is just a medium for my desire to make a positive difference in others live.

Why you left

I'm not leaving the company. I am interviewing for a promotion.

How did this career prepare you?

The greatest aspect of my position is getting the opportunity to lead, inspire, and coach others. I get an incredible amount of joy from helping others become the best version of themselves they can be.

Rate your managers

I have always maintained a very candid and healthy relationship with my superiors. I view my store manager as my greatest mentor and look up to him.

Advancement opportunities

I am currently seeking those opportunites. I love walgreens and plan to spend the rest of my life there.

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Why you left

I left because it was the end of the school year and I was heading home for my summer internship.

Job Duties

At walgreens I was a customer service associate. Besides working with the inventory and stocking shelves, I primarily worked at the cash register. On top of that I was responsible for assisting customers with whatever they may have needed throughout the store.

How did this career prepare you?

My time at Walgreens helped prepare me because I had to deal with customers a lot. I learned how to treat customers with respect and to be professional. I think it helped with people skills which I believe will be a large roll in this position.

Rate your managers

I had a great relationship with all of my managers at Walgreens. We were all very open and never had any conflicts while i was there.

Suggestions for the CEO

Unfortunately, I was only at Walgreens for a short period of time. I did not get a chance to make many suggestions.

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Cons

When there is no enough staffs while the store is being very busy.

Job Duties

Working at picking up window, dropping of prescription ,filling prescription, satisfying the costumer need and calling doctors for clarification and suggestion .

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Why you left

Im at the point in my life where I need to find a new field to be able to grow with the company

Job Duties

Assisting costumers, working at the photo department, maintaining my assigned aisle and working the new items onto the shelves

How did this career prepare you?

It made me a more responsible person

Rate your managers

We got along pretty well

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Job Duties

My main priority is to assist customers with their shopping needs. I also run the cash register, stock and clean.

How did this career prepare you?

Walgreens trained me on providing excellent customer care.

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Pros

Getting to know my customers.

Cons

It was watching the company change. It felt like they values they held you to were no longer inportant.

Why you left

I wanted to get away from retail.

Job Duties

Store Team Lead.

How did this career prepare you?

Strong customer service skills. Also leadership sills.

Rate your managers

They were always helpful when needed.

Suggestions for the CEO

I suggested that we tag out in warehouse items so we did not continue scanning that item over and over every week. Yes they did implement my suggestion.

Advancement opportunities

I advanced in every area in the store from cashier to assitsant manager the only thing left was store manager and with going changes that were being made I did not want to take that chance.

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Why you left

Better work conditions, more help and better pay

Job Duties

I worked beneath the pharmacist as a student. I assisted the pharmacist and technicians with daily duties

How did this career prepare you?

I was able to get more experience at another company

Rate your managers

Awesome! I always welcomed feedback and constructive criticism.

Suggestions for the CEO

Set schedules and alternating closing shifts for employees

Advancement opportunities

Yes, I refused because I wanted to work for walmart

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Why you left

New challenge , unhappy

Job Duties

Store operations

How did this career prepare you?

I am detail oriented and a hard worker

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Why you left

I wanted to get into a better workplace environment

Job Duties

I was working as a Staff Pharmacist. My duties were to ensure that Technicians entered data correctly,check products for accuracy, counsel patients on drug use and assist the Pharmacy manager in ensuring that Pharmacy was run smoothly

How did this career prepare you?

I learnt to multitask and also to supervise Technicians to ensure that work flow was smooth

Rate your managers

I had a good working relationship with my immediate supervisor, the Pharmacy manager and other members of the store management

Suggestions for the CEO

1. Improvement on Promised waait times
2. Maintaining cleanliness of Pharmacy

Advancement opportunities

I actually started off as a Floater Pharmacist. I was then offered a position of staff Pharmacist at one of their stores. This was my last place of work

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Pros

Helping people make better choices in their healthcare, avoiding medication errors which could have had a big impact.

Cons

The pharmacotherapy patients wanting extra take-aways.

Job Duties

Dispensing prescriptions, counselling customers, preparing DAAs, liaising with other HCPs.

Summary

Very rewarding, I enjoyed doing my job and getting a sense of achievement.

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Job Duties

Counseling, MTM, non-sterile compounding, 4 point medication processing.

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How did this career prepare you?

I learned the job skills that it will takes to be a shift lead.

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Cons

I disliked managing the personalities of the employees the most. I feel as if I am good at this particular aspect of the job but disliked it the most.

Job Duties

Daily store operations, customer service, assigned responsibilities to associates.

Summary

It was a very positive experience, I tried a career change, and it didnt work out. Now I am looking to get back into retail.

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Why you left

To start a new chapter in my career with a "Well Experience" store.

Job Duties

I communicate with prescribers, dispense medication while ensuring patient safety, counsel patients on general health and wellbeing. I perform administrative tasks and manage staff.

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