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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Pharmacy Systems full-time (more than a year)Pros
Serving over one hundred hospitals in eight states provides ample opportunity for networking with fellow colleagues over a large network. They have a very good web site to tutor, research, and reference all aspects of hospital pharmacy. They have stellar marketing plan to serve primarily acute care hospitals; offering complete pharmacy services that include access to clinical pharmacists and legal assistance that would be difficult otherwise for a small rural hospital.Cons
Leadership is lacking. Many pharmacists find it frustrating to be in roles of a Director of Pharmacy at a hospital, to take direction from someone who has never worked hospital pharmacy or worse, not even a pharmacist.
It confounds many employees how upper management is now recruiting outside the company for leadership roles and the new executives hired are not pharmacists or even individuals with MBA's.
Many feel that their challenges and issues are not heard, and in all cases always favor the client who pays them and fails to support the employee.Advice to ManagementAdvice
In short, listen to and find a way to better support your employees. Use your thinking skills to analyze why your turnover of pharmacists is so high.Doesn't RecommendNegative Outlook
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Pharmacy Systems in June 2012.Interview Details
I first received a phone call from one of the principals of the company. I then met the regional manager (my boss to be) and the principal over dinner. The next step was to be interviewed by the Chief Nursing Officer of the hospital that I would be serving.
After having done all of the above, I was given an offer. I gave three weeks notice to my current employer and then reported to work as Director of Pharmacy.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsVery simple, at least for me. I knew what I expected after research of salaries. I wanted to make 8% more than I was currently making. Thus I asked for $130,000 and without any negotiation I received that amount.
- How do you respond to a hospital executive or your Pharmacy Systems manager when your thoughts on work priorities are different or there is conflict in what is supposed be done. View Answer
Often I wonder now, if I could have asked more and would have received a higher pay. Did I "low ball" myself?Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
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