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Pharmacy Technician Intern

June - July 2019 • Cerritos, CA

What I liked

I enjoyed the patience the pharmacists and other technicians had with me. In comparison to pharmacy technician courses, this is much more real and serious. The experience was great, I feel that I learned to be very comfortable with Walgreen's computer systems and process of filling medications.

What I wish was different

Advice

Study the common medications and medical abbreviations you learned in pharmacy tech courses. It is so useful!!!!
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Pharmacy Technician

November 2016 - August 2019 • Menasha, WI

What I liked

There was a great environment to work in and learn about pharmacy services.

What I wish was different

On a corporate level, Walgreens failed to place employees at a high enough importance.

Advice

Don’t be afraid to get into new jobs. I hadn’t worked in a pharmacy before and loved the job.
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Customer Service Associate

February 2016 • Cedarburg, WI

What I liked

I met a variety of people and I enjoy helping others. I also experienced managerial duties and got to be more invovled with the company, which has helped me prepare for my future career in marketing after graduation.

What I wish was different

I was always moving from store to store around Ozaukee County, but it gave me a wider range of experience through different customer segments and layout designs based off of geographical location. I wish I could have been consistent with a store and been able to grow through the managment experience by being payed for the work I was putting in.

Advice

Everyday is a new opportunity to wake up and go and learn something new, whether it's through scrolling through and article or whether it's through meeting someone new. Overall, go into everyday as an awesome opportunity to grow.
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Community Management Intern

June 2017 • Salem, OR

What I liked

I like that I get to learn all the different components that need to be done on a daily bases by management to keep the store running smoothly everyday. I get to continue learning throughout the school year and have the opportunity to stay on with Walgreens after graduating.

What I wish was different

The only thing i can think of that could be different would be to have me work at the same location all throughout and not have to be commuting to different walgreens locations. Since I've gotten moved around I have to get used to different management styles that every store manger has, and some expect me to know and do things that I haven't been trained in..

Advice

It's great to have any kind of internship because you get to learn a lot while on the job, and not only do you get to learn what those positions deal with on a day to day but you get to figure out if it's a career you want to pursue.
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Procurement Rotational Associate

June 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I have really enjoyed being a part of the Procurement Rotational Program at Walgreens. It has been a great experience working for such a productive and energetic company. This program has provided me with the opportunity to thrive in their professional environment and learn from their best in class procurement practices. It is exciting to work for a company that values teamwork, promotes innovation, and enables personal growth.

What I wish was different

Advice

Learn from everything and be open to change.
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Pharmacy Technician

May 2019 • North Reading, MA

What I liked

all the people are so kind and caring

What I wish was different

nothing

Advice

it’s a great work environment
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Manager

June 2019 • Westfield, IN

What I liked

I like the experience I am getting doing this job

What I wish was different

I wish I was working with the youth like I dream of doing

Advice

If you want to be able to see how your leadership skills work then think about working as a manager
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Sales Associate

June 2018 • Three Rivers, MI

What I liked

The people I worked with, and the clientele I was able to assist.

What I wish was different

That the corporate side of the company would acknowledge more of the grievances of the workers and consumer base.

Advice

Adapt and think outside the box when learning how to help customers.
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Designated Hitter

April 2019 • Springfield, MO

What I liked

Flexibility of hours and managers.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Sales Associate

February 2018 - October 2019 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

Working together and training new employees

What I wish was different

better communication and work ethic

Advice

It's a great job while in school, if you need to work a reasonable schedule
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Certified Pharmacy Technician

June 2016 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

The people working there.

What I wish was different

I wish I found an internship within sports marketing instead of working with Walgreens again.

Advice

Apply to more than 5 internships
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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • Deerfield, IL

What I liked

Got to do same work as the rest of my team, great experience of what it would be like as a full-time employee. All the people were incredibly friendly and helpful, and it was nice having a large group of interns to have lunch and hangout with. Working from home was also a great benefit as someone with a long commute.

What I wish was different

The company wide case study all interns do does not feel at all helpful for the software interns; everyone else seemed to take it more seriously because it was more applicable to their majors, but it felt like a waste of time for the software interns to work on it. Also, it wasn't ideal that the company wasn't in a position to be hiring any of the interns for full-time positions, I would have loved to work there.

Advice

Be ambitious, ask a lot of questions, and push yourself to learn
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Pharmacy Technician

August 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

Flexibility

What I wish was different

Advice

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Community Management

May - July 2019 • Delray Beach, FL

What I liked

The pay was great, I worked in the pharmacy as if I were a pharmacy technician, I assisted in putting away the truck orders and now I have a sales role added to my list of accomplishments.

What I wish was different

I wish they would have hired all the interns after the position ended to continue working as assistant store managers in training but they didnt because no intern had recieved their bachelors degree yet.

Advice

Its a great experience that involved a lot of traveling and a group project at the very end.
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Certified Pharmacy Technician

February 2019 • Spokane, WA

What I liked

The coworkers were the best part of the position everyone was very kind and understanding.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Retail Manager

April 2014 - November 2019 • Bridgeton, NJ

What I liked

The experience & opportunities I was given over the years and they were generous with the pay rate.

What I wish was different

The company’s decisions as a whole that made working there a lot more harder due to the lack of hours so lack of employees on trying to get things done and the same applies for the pharmacy department

Advice

Be prepared and expect the unexpected with your customers because the sweet older customers aren’t so sweet always
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Customer associate

August 2018 - July 2019 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

Nothing

What I wish was different

Everything

Advice

Don’t do it
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Pharmacy Intern

May 2019 • Helena, MT

What I liked

Great experience and good way to get retail pharmacy experience.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Community Management Intern

June - August 2019 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

I had an amazing manager who took the time to coach and explains the details of my task or how things operate. I really enjoyed working with my coworkers because the people made the environment more welcoming and helped me thrive.

What I wish was different

Even though I had the "manager" access and certain power to override if something goes wrong on the cash register, I wanted to learn more about how to manage like a manager and get to know more about scheduling people.

Advice

Ask a lot of questions when you're working because if you don't ask, people won't know that you don't know, and this will results in you not doing/trying your best at work. Additionally, come in with a positive attitude because your attitude will affect your coworker and if everyone has a positive attitude, the workplace is much more fun and enjoyable to work in.
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Pharmacy Technician

June 2019 • Baytown, TX

What I liked

This was my first position as a pharmacy technician. I had gotten my trainee license the past winter but waited until summer to find a job. My coworkers were extremely helpful and understanding. Our store was among the busiest in the area, so I had to learn quickly. It is a great job with just enough work to do so that nobody should ever be bored. My shifts go by very quickly. I enjoyed the challenge, and I learn more every day.

What I wish was different

Since we were so busy, I was almost always stuck working the drive-thru for the majority of my shift. I was able to go into the back to fill prescriptions a few times, but this was normally reserved for the more experienced technicians. I would've appreciated more of a flow between stations during my shift.

Advice

Be ready for the workload. It is by no means unbearable, but at times there may be up to 7 patients in line while you're struggling to push a certain medication through one person's insurance with no luck at all. This does not happen often, but around 5 p.m. when everyone gets off work you can expect there to be a surge in activity. Also, you WILL have customers that are just in a bad mood and might even be angry at you for an insurance-related problem or something else you cannot control. It is very important to remain polite, don't take it personally, and call a manager if need be.
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