Pharmacists Mutual
2.7 of 5 3 reviews Algona, IA 150 to 499 Employees

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Edward T. Berg

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    it is good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosits easy to wrk
    give good experience
    give good salary
    live in wide world
    too much funny
    maked me happy

    Consneed too much time
    takes the whole day time
    less salary
    dnt gve high position
    feel boring
    affect family work

    Advice to Senior Managementorganise the time
    good managment
    solve the problms
    arrnge the wrk
    choose good place
    nice customer meetine
    deep thinking

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    Longtime Senior Management is dysfunctional.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Algona, IA

    ProsNew CEO seems to be on the right track. Very family friendly if you have no ambition, and are just wanting to coast through your career. Difficult to screw up enough to get fired.

    ConsBeing in a small town must make them out of touch with how things work at other companies around the US.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the good ole boys club that seems to be your senior leadership team. A house cleaning is in order. New CEO has a chance to fix things, but not until the top is fixed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The best part of working Pharmacists Mutual is the people I work with - I'm blessed with great co-workers.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsReally good benefits package.
    Flex time is great - very helpful for working parents.
    Excellent co-workers.
    Clean, pleasant work environment.
    There are some very good officers and supervisors there - the new head of HR is great.

    ConsNot all the supervisors are open to change and updating.
    Some of the rules, such as those about attire, for example, are outdated, and overly nit-picky, especially with some supervisors - not consistent.
    Don't always sense that management cares about the employees as much as they could or should.
    Board of Directors seem to be locked in a 1950's mindset.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI wish it was mandatory for all officers and supervisors to read the book "The Peter Principle". One of the main points of the book is that in all organizations, people tend to rise through the ranks until they reach their level of incompetence. When that occurs, instead of stepping back a level, they remain in that position, where they "major in minors", and focus too much time on small issues, and do nothing about the large issues that really matter.
    Also - use the technology we have to the fullest. For example, when the winter weather is extreme, and no one should be driving, don't open the office. Also the phone system to be adjusted to announce to callers that we're closed, due to the extreme weather, and let people do their work from home, where they're safe.
    Another thing - get some feedback from the people who will be directly affected by changes to their jobs. Prime example is the phone system that no one really likes, particularly the receptionists who have to answer the phone all day

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