Walgreen Company Corporate Internship Program

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5.0 of 5 stars

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


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4.6 of 5 stars

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


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4.5 of 5 stars

Challenging and rewarding internship experience, produced real and valuable work
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


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4.2 of 5 stars

A learning experience
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


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4.2 of 5 stars

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


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3.5 of 5 stars

Great way to gain retail experience
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


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3.7 of 5 stars

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


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0.5 of 5 stars

Disappointing
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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5.0 of 5 stars

Hardworking but relaxed culture
Chicago, IL | 2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Supportive supervisors and managers. Laid back culture that allowed for a better learning experience. Encouraged to grow.


Downers

Had to do a intern case competition that distracted from the actual work I was involved in.


Advice to Potential Interns

Don't be afraid to be outgoing and meet new people, other interns or co-workers.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.4 of 5 stars

lots of leanring, fun, and an overall great summer experience
Chicago, IL | 2012 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

ability to grow and learn via mentorship


Downers

appeared to be a bit poltical at times


Advice to Potential Interns

be willing to step outside of your comfort zone


Advice to Management

offer stipend for summer housing


Would You Recommend

Yes


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