Cashier/Stocker (Current Employee) – 34th Street – July 6, 2016
If you work hard then you can advance very quickly. I would suggest you take any opportunity for advancement because you'll make great money and benefits. The only problem, you really give up your home life.
Cashier (Current Employee) – New York, NY – October 7, 2015
i come in clock in , change my clothes to my uniform i come to the front check out and count my register to make sure its not short before i get on .i answer the phones assist customer and sometimes i pack out (stock)
i love my manager and i love my co wokrers best part of my job iss meeting new people everyday
hardest part is not being able to finish a task by a certain time becuase my store is always so busy
ive learner to be more of a leader and take charge which is why my managers and helping me now to move up and become a manager
Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) – Astoria, NY – November 26, 2015
This was my first real pharmacy technician job and I learned a lot from amazing co workers and pharmacist. I learned the basic entering and filling prescriptions as well as mastering how to read prescriptions and drugs and dosage and sig.
ASSISTANT STORE MANAGER (Current Employee) – New York, NY – September 20, 2015
I have learned to always have a plan, yet always be ready to alter it to the needs of the business ie customers or staff for the day. The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to help a community and variety of individuals on a multifaceted standpoint ie customer service, ensuring products are in stock and properly priced, informing customers of promotions and services etc. Management provides opportunity for growth and is supportive.
Cashier (Former Employee) – New York, NY – November 3, 2015
I like working at Duane Reade as a young man being able to work close to soho was a cool experience it's self. The work is easy the managers are pretty cool you work at a steady pace they don't rush you i've always had a good time with my co workers.
Sales Clerk (Former Employee) – New York, NY – November 12, 2015
this job is pretty slow i like to work in a little more fast pace. the typical work day consisted of off loading trucks and stocking shelves. the really no hard part of this job just find where the items go after yu offloaded the truck.
Cashier (Current Employee) – Manhattan, NY – January 17, 2016
Typical day is customer service with repetitive actions and constant cash handling, Restocking and completion of tasks given by management. Duene Reade offers many skills in form of communication skills, customer service and cash handling experience. Management and co-workers can be good but can fall on deaf ears when concerning with problems within the work place gossip , theft , employee insubordination , acknowledging good employees and being harsh on good ones and do little when employee disrespect. The hardest part of the job is trying to keep up and live up to the expectation of management preventing theft in the store and keeping store conditions well kept, as well as performing perfect cash handling. The enjoyable part is meeting new people and interacting with a diverse set of customers and employees.
helping out customers, holiday pay, vacation, helping the company grow and exceed previous sales, delivering customer service.
theft, constant employee insubordination, delivering high volumes of task execution, cant take breaks beacuse of managment tasks.
Stock Clerk (Former Employee) – Manhattan, NY – September 11, 2015
Most of the workers were always late and lazy. Only a few of us had to do all the work. Those employees that did nothing were reported and documented several times and they were never terminated or dealt with. Management and Corporate never seem to care. Although there were some employees and mangers that did seem to care. Overall my time working for Duane Reade was unsatisfying
I love the job it's awesome I just think that it's important to make sure that the company has more opportunities for they're employees so that they can grow within the company. but, other than that I love the job i's awesome
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – September 3, 2015
Everyday was so repetitive, and it was a very tiny store. There was not much to do at the store and not many customers as well. My shifts were always the same every week and was not flexible. Management was questionable as there was never a store manager but only shift leaders, since the GM was at another store. The store did not make money. If you work at Duane Reade it is best to work at a bigger store. The only good thing working in a small store is being able to learn quickly and efficiently. Because it is a small store, you will be able to take all the roles in taking care of the business and learn great management skills.
Easy and Fast Learning, Work gets done Quickly
Horrible job advancement, Terrible hours, lack of strong management.
o Cashier (Current Employee) – New York, NY – September 3, 2015
The company seems like a great opportunity to start as if you really looking for a job. one thing that made it great was having someone represent you in any bad situation you came upon on. the company provide a union.As my time there i realized they lacked in communicating with employees and also lack in considering each person different and has to be treated the same way. it can not just be one is more important than the other or when has to do more work then the other. it should be a fair equal environment.
Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Flushing, NY – December 31, 2015
From working at Mandees, I thought I knew the basics for being a cashier, but Duane Reade allowed me to expand on those skills. The only difficulty was managing a work week of 30+ hours with school and applying for the nursing program. My schedule was packed but I still managed to provide the best of myself that I could while I was working. Duane Reade allowed me to move up and complete more than just being a cashier. I learned how to complete price changes, transfer items from storage to the shelves, as well as getting new shipments of transferred/new items every Thursday. I learned how to change the price labels for promotions and sales every Sunday as well as how to change the design of each shelf using planners that came in every so often. I also learned how to get rid of damaged items, how to put items on clearance based on the original price and how to clean the store at the end of the night which was a little bit different than Mandees. Closing at Mandees was different then closing at Duane Reade. Overall I'm glad that I was a part of Duane Reade's company.
Teacher's assistant (Former Employee) – New York, NY – October 11, 2015
I joined the Summer Youth Employment Program and chose to work in a daycare close to my home. It turned out to be a wonderful experience. I had a class of 7 ranging from the ages of 1 - 3 and had a blast teaching them. I also cleaned my work area, the children's plates, and faces after eating.