• Sacramento, CA, USA

Pride, purpose & promotions

You had it in the military and you can have it here too. You may be leaving the military, but you still have that same drive to lead, make a difference and better the lives of others. Consider Walgreens. Our mission is to help all people live healthier every day and veterans are a big part of our plans. That’s because we know that hiring a military veteran is one of the best decisions we can make. You’re proven leaders, quick learners, team players, and you know how to get the job done and motivate others with passion and pride.

Look below to learn how we support our veteran employees, and what opportunities are available as you transition from the military to civilian life.

Helping Veterans with Educational and Retail Opportunities (HERO) Program

Many veterans programs only offer a job. Walgreens is doing more by offering a path to store management. Our HERO Program is designed with our veterans in mind. The program merges the opportunity to continue to enhance your leadership experience in the civilian world, while pursuing a bachelor’s degree to help you achieve your educational goals.

Our Education Partner - Southern New Hampshire University


HERO Program participants will enjoy:


  • New team member and program support with Walgreens leaders
  • On-the-job mentorship with Walgreens leaders
  • LEAP Program Retail Management Training
    • Gain the knowledge, training and tools you need to succeed. Part of Walgreens University, our award-winning and college credit-eligible LEAP program fully prepares you to Lead, Engage, Advance, and Perform as a Walgreens Assistant Store Manager
    • Comprehensive curriculum focuses on three key areas linked to the Walgreens leadership model – Care, Win Together and Inspire – and is designed to prepare you for promotion to Assistant Store Manager (ASM) within two years
    • Instructor-led workshops as well as on-the-job training and one-on-one coaching with your manager/mentor allow you to grow, learn and thrive over 12 weeks, as you develop valuable relationships and address real business challenges


Store positions include:

  • Shift Lead
  • Assistant Store Manager Trainee (ASM-T)
    • ASM-Ts will remain in position for no longer than two years before receiving a promotion to assistant store manager (ASM), provided they are meeting performance expectations.
To apply for jobs in the HERO program, Click Here.

Support & Resources

W-Vets Business Resource Group (BRG): You’ll have the opportunity to join a grassroots network of current Walgreens team members composed of former veteran and military service members, active National Guard and Reserve service members, and military and veteran supporters. Activities include networking, peer mentoring, professional development and community service opportunities.

Employer Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR): Walgreens has proudly pledged to recognize, honor and enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, and to ensure our managers and supervisors have the tools they need to effectively manage team members who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.

We are also proud to offer Military Leave and Military Bridge Pay to eligible team members and employee store discounts are extended to spouses and eligible dependents.

Walgreens Elk Grove, CA, USA
Sep 01, 2020
Full time
Responsibilities HERO Program Summary The Walgreens HERO Program keeps our nation’s heroes in mind – with an opportunity for veterans to transition their leadership experience into the civilian world. Through this program, participants start on a path to store management, while pursuing a bachelor’s degree through Southern New Hampshire University (or other schools), all to help you achieve your long-term career goals. Through this program, you’ll receive the support from senior leadership, as well as on-the-job mentorship, guiding you through our award-winning LEAP Program. LEAP fully prepares you to Lead, Engage, Advance, and Perform as a Walgreens Assistant Store Manager. Program Requirement: At least 6 months military experience Job Objectives Opens and closes the store in the absence of store management, including all required systems start-ups, required cash handling, and ensuring the floor and stock room are ready for the business...