Careers at Walgreens
With stores in every State, Walgreens offers a number of career options, which broadly speaking divides into store-based roles (including management and customer service), pharmacy-based positions, and logistics.
There are then roles in the corporate support offices of the business, which includes the Old Post Office in the heart of downtown Chicago that houses the digital, marketing and technology teams. Plus the Deerfield Support Center, in a suburb of Chicago where the Walgreens HQ is also situated.
Corporate Support Office roles fall under the following business units:
E-Commerce / IT / Engineering
Facilities & Real Estate
Finance & Accounting
Operations & Support
Strategy, Planning & Business Development
Walgreens Application Process
Online Application Form
All applications begin with an online application form, which follows the same basic format, although the questions will vary from role to role. Successful candidates will then be invited to complete a number of skills assessments.
Those that are successful may, depending on the role, be invited to attend a telephone interview, or alternatively an in-person interview in the store.
As you’d expect from a company as large as Walgreens, competition for roles is fierce. Candidates need to ensure that they are happy to work in line with the company’s values, and promote and exemplify the high quality customer and community service that Walgreens prides itself on.
Walgreens online application form
The online application form requires you to create an account on the Walgreens website and then provide basic personal details (with the exception of age) as well as academic qualifications and relevant work experience or employment. The application form also sets out expectations for performance, which includes customer service and attendance.
Walgreens Aptitude Tests
Successful candidates can then expect to carry out a number of skills assessments. The exact tests will vary from role to role, but are likely to include one or more of the tests covered below.
You should ensure that you prepare for these tests in advance, so you stand the best chance of doing well and securing your place in the final stage of the application process.
Walgreens personality test
By ascertaining the personality type of the candidate, Walgreens can match this with other psychometric test results and the interviews, to make better decisions about who might thrive and perform well in the specific role.
Personality tests use multiple-choice questions in response to scenarios to understand your communication style, levels of empathy, and also understand how you might react in particular situations that you might encounter in the role.
It’s better to try not to second-guess what Walgreens might be looking for, save to remember how key customer service is.
Walgreens verbal reasoning test
Verbal reasoning tests consider your ability to understand the written word and usually take the form of a series of written passages, following on from which you are asked a series of questions to which you select the most or least likely response from a choice of statements.
There are sometimes no ‘right’ answers, so you will need to make a judgment as to which is the ‘best’ or ‘most’ likely.
No additional knowledge is needed for verbal reasoning tests, as everything is contained within the written passages, but you will need to practice taking verbal reasoning tests so that you are familiar with the format.