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Employer Spotlight: Walgreens

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This is a very exciting time at Walgreens. No longer the local drug store, they have transformed into community-centric health and daily living stores on an international scale. Through a strategic transaction with Europe’s Alliance Boots, they have created the first global, pharmacy-led health and well-being enterprise.

Today, Walgreens is the neighborhood retailer that makes health and happiness simpler, easier and within reach for everyone on a daily basis. They are also a trusted wellness provider that supplies customers, patients and payers with everything from acute prescriptions and vaccinations to specialty pharmaceuticals and wellness services. And to its team members, Walgreens represents a unique opportunity to excel in their careers in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Community:

At Walgreens, they are motivated to help all people – team members and customers alike. That belief extends beyond their stores and other facilities and into the communities they serve. Each year, Walgreens dedicates dollars, time and staff to various outreach programs that revolve around access to health services and providing education. It’s everything from providing free health screenings and using its electronic outdoor store signs for severe weather and missing child alerts, to meeting the critical health needs of people impacted by disasters big and small.

Why Walgreens:

Walgreens is more than a place where you can build a career – it’s an environment where you can truly make health and happiness simpler, easier and within reach for everyone on a daily basis. From their retail stores and distribution centers to their corporate offices, clinics and pharmacies, the message is clear: Walgreens is dedicated to expanding its position as America’s most convenient provider of consumer goods and services, and pharmacy, health and wellness services.

Your role in their mission will be clear from day one, as you’re given responsibilities, tasks and projects that matter. It’s the reason that so many of their interns come back for full-time positions. And it’s the reason why so many of their team members continue to consider themselves part of the Walgreens family.

Who They Hire:

Walgreens is on a mission to help customers get, stay and live well. To do that, they need team members who value change and excitement, who thrive in a fast-paced environment, and who are ready to learn and try something new every day.

They look for people with the drive to succeed – not only for themselves, but also for their co-workers, the company as a whole and the communities they serve. Everyone comes from different backgrounds and brings valuable diverse ideas, but a common mission unites the team. And Walgreens is looking for students and recent graduates who are up to the challenge.

Career Paths:

There’s no such thing as standing still at Walgreens. They are a company that values its team members and consistently promotes from within. It’s not only the opportunity to take your career upward, but it also means exploring different opportunities across the company – in different locations, departments, divisions or even entirely new disciplines.

At Walgreens, every career is unique – your hard work and your goals determine your potential.

Opportunities:

  • Community Management Internship Program – This step-by-step, 10-week, paid internship program equips you to become a Walgreens store manager in one of the most exciting and fast-paced retail environments in the nation. You’ll work with experienced store managers on everything from operations and management responsibilities to merchandising and advertising. And at the end of 10 weeks, you’ll have the real-world experience you need to succeed in the Walgreens retail environment and beyond.
  • Assistant Store Manager Trainee Program – The Assistant Store Manager Trainee (ASMT) Program offers a unique development opportunity where you are trained to be a leader in a Walgreens store! Walgreens provides in-depth leadership training through its two-year Lead, Engage, Advance, Perform (LEAP) Program, where you'll refine skills such as inventory control, merchandising techniques, HR functions and advertisement knowledge. You'll be provided with the support of upper management and participate in helpful computer-based and hands-on learning activities, all aimed at providing you with the resources and knowledge to successfully lead your own Walgreens retail location.

Visit Walgreens’ website to view additional opportunities: https://webapp.walgreens.com/PPHStoreSourcing/StandardProxy/viewInternetLandingPage

Join us at Walgreens and find yourself at a place where innovation thrives and incredible career and growth opportunities await. We offer the chance to work in a truly supportive environment and be part of a progressive organization dedicated to the well-being of our customers, employees, and the communities we all call home.

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