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.
sale associate (Former Employee) – Queens, NY – November 2, 2015
Fun work place with supportive management. Not all about the numbers but how you personally grow and develop. The most enjoyable part of the job was working alongside my colleagues and learning from them.
Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee) – Stony Brook, NY – November 1, 2015
Duane Reade is a great place to work at as a pharmacy technician. The pharmacy computer system is fast and easy to work with. Every day is very busy and we fill a high number of prescriptions. Being able to multi task is a must. Patience and politeness is necessary when helping individual patients during busy hours. Managers help accommodate high volumes of customers. I've learned how to work under pressure while not making any mistakes.
Cashier (Former Employee) – New York, NY – October 27, 2015
love this store , its a very nice place to shop . The customers always left happy . . they had a very good time shopping and the workers are friendly I loved working there . . . best job I had , I made friends and I learned sooooooooo much working there . . I really miss that job but as time goes on I enjoy the new things that I have done after working there . . .
Cashier/Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) – Maspeth, NY – October 27, 2015
Retail can be a challenging enviornment, but in Duane Reade I always felt like part of the family. We helped patients to feel better and I enjoyed that personable expierence. I enjoyed knowing the customers names when they called or walked in. It made them feel important and they were because they were trusting us with their medications.
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.
Stock Associate (Former Employee) – new york new york – October 11, 2015
Since working at Duane Reade i've learned skills that have help my work experience along the way. Such as learning how to muti task in a fast pace enviroment. Also with understanding and asisting with customer needs.
Taking care of your patients is your duty. their appreciation is pricless
Pharmacy Manager/ PIC (Former Employee) – New York, NY – October 10, 2015
I have always enjoyed being helpful and supportive specially when it comes to helping patients understanding their condition or their medication. Busy day is the best day because you forget how extremely long is a 12 hour shift. supportive system and easily retrieving patients info and counselling points. Not meeting number goals can become an issue that may affect evaluation. most days go well but sometimes being short staffed and budget issues can become an obstacle and make some days even longer and full of frustrations.
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
Service Clerk (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – October 6, 2015
Co-workers were great, very easy place to work. The best part was that it gave you great experience because you did everything cashier, stock, and customer service; which made it easy to get other jobs after words.
Shift leader (Current Employee) – Queens, NY – September 29, 2015
From the minute I enter work.. I will then begin to greet Team members, if I am not greeted already. I then begin to prepare my self so my sift can go smoothly. I check how many team members I have on my shift, then I will plan a task out so that everything gets done within the time we have to complete it. I then count my safe and my draws to make sure everything will be balanced out at the end of the night. The hardest part about this job is you get pulled in many directions. For example, I would be counting out a draw and someone would need assistance in finding an item. One my way on helping this customer I will then be assisting another customer . Sometimes it may not be customers it can also be a vendor that came in and needs to be taken in by our system . The best part of my job is meeting new people, greeting them with a smile, engaging in conversation. These things help my days go by faster. Its the employees who makes the best out of a situation. These little things keeps me motivated and moving at work. My Team members are hard working individuals. All they need to know is what needs to get done and the time frame. I may give them task to complete but I know at the end of the day I can rely on them. They are friendly and kind at heart. Being in Management has showed me to not treat anyone like they are below you but the show them they are one with you. It takes a team to get something done. without a team it will all fall apart. I also learned that everyone is different they require certain attention and certain guidance.