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3.8 of 5 stars (8 Ratings)

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Walgreens interns given work that will actually impact and innovate the company

5.0 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The work i did is actually going to be implemented in stores, good professional development programs

Downers

Towards the end, there was a lot of work

Advice to Potential Interns

Know how to read numbers & use excel. Also, email is a tad overrated; sometimes you have to pick up the phone!

Sample Interview Questions

how would you introduce a new product into Walgreens?

Advice to Management

better vendor communication systems

Would You Recommend

Yes

Challenging and rewarding internship experience, produced real and valuable work

4.5 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

felt very trusted, was working on something "real" that my manager is using in his strategy for this year

Downers

it was difficult and challenging. i often felt stressed but really did learn a lot

Advice to Potential Interns

be prepared to work and be challenged, it is not the type of internship where you just do odd tasks or errands. I was really brought into and became part of the team and my work was valued.

Sample Interview Questions

"If you were considering bringing in a new razor brand to the stores, what factors would you look at in making your decision?"

Advice to Management

n/a

Would You Recommend

Yes

Internship which increases knowledge and growth as well as culture within a company

4.6 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The people and teaching abilities of mentor/managers/whole company

Downers

Ability to do work within different departments

Advice to Potential Interns

Everyone and anyone is willing to help, we met the CFO as interns, great exposure and learning abilities

Would You Recommend

Yes

A learning experience

4.2 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Senior Managers

Learning Opportunities

HR Development

Compensation

Flexibility

"Real" work

Downers

Work-Life Balance

Advice to Potential Interns

Walgreens most definitely helps you develop much needed skills

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great people who are there to give support and guidance at any time

4.2 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

1. The internship was set up so that I had a buddy, mentor, and boss. This gave me multiple people to go to for any type of questions.

2. The company has lots of outside activities (after work) to participate in so that you can network with older professionals and get to know the other interns better.

Downers

1. The headquarters are located 45 minutes out in the suburbs of Chicago.

2. Some bosses will let you work from home 1 day and others will not. It depends which you get stuck with.

Advice to Potential Interns

When working at Walgreens, you have to live and breath retail. Come into the interview process knowing that.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great way to gain retail experience

3.5 of 5 stars

Evanston, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Retail experience, exposure to senior leadership, meaningful projects

Downers

Career path was unclear, culture was not very social

Advice to Potential Interns

You should be very interested in retail. The location is far out in the suburbs, which makes it hard to get to Chicago.

Sample Interview Questions

Tell me about a time when you had to lead a team; tell me about a time when you had to make a difficult decision

Advice to Management

Networking events could have been better. It seemed like talent recruitment is not a priority for the organization, in terms of time and money invested in the programs.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great experience in a Fortune 50 company that has huge growth opportunities

3.7 of 5 stars

Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Walgreens provides free housing for interns that are far away, which helped me a lot. I loved living with other interns and getting to know them. Walgreens really tries to get the interns to network with each other. The people in my department were super nice and very helpful.

Downers

My department did not know I was arriving, so I did not always have a lot of work to do.

Advice to Potential Interns

Make sure that you are a good fit for the company- it is not for people who want to work on crazy projects with crazy hours. Above all, Walgreens is a very honest company and I feel like it's a very great place to work and advance your career.

Sample Interview Questions

Tell me about a time you gave great customer service.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Disappointing

0.5 of 5 stars

Other (US) | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Housing Accomodation

Downers

Dull work on daily basis

Advice to Potential Interns

Be sure of what you want to do

Would You Recommend

No

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