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"Enjoyable experience mainly because of the people I worked with"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician
Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

-The people I worked with were very friendly and supportive
-Able to get time off when I needed it
-Pharmacists were willing to teach and share knowledge

Cons

-Rude guests
-Not full support from Corporate
-No reviews/pay raises

Advice to Management

Back up your employees. Have more regular reviews to assess performance.

Other Employee Reviews for Kerr Drug

  1. "If Kerr Drug took better care of its employees, work ethic would rise and it would become the best chain in the country."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier/Customer Service Representative
    Former Employee - Cashier/Customer Service Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Kerr Drug has no problem catering to customer needs and requests.

    Cons

    Kerr Drug has frozen pay increases for years at a time.

    The chain offers minimum wages and no incentives, but expects more than extra work ethic.

    Once a year pay increases, usually no more than 2%, for employees equate to pennies.

    Advancement is nearly impossible to attain for those who have been with the company less than two years.

    Often making little practical sense, certain company policies are absurd. However, customers are excused from those same practices.

    Kerr Drug allows customers to thoroughly abuse the "Customer is always right" principle, even when a customer is blatently taking advantage of a situation or employee.

    New Ideas do not circulate or escalate internally. They are simply disregarded, unless the employee is willing to use one's personal time and resources.

    The ability to learn about new and upcoming products is essential in any retail setting. Kerr Drug does not allow employees to use any internal resources to find information or learn about the products that will be promoted. One must use one's personal time and resources to find most relevant product information.

    Advice to Management

    If the employees are the foundation, then said base is weak and unstable. This chain will continue to suffer until the employee feels certain that one's work ethic is of actual value to the company. Employees need incentives and better wages for such a small company to effectively reach the goals set by its corporate counterparts. These goals have been attempted as two incomplete units within the company, instead of one cohesive team. Considering the fact that employees are the people to bring in the revenue, interact with customers, and even suggest sales based on a customer's needs and regularity, corporate Kerr Drug has long since dropped the ball on ensuring their employees are happy ones who are efficient. Happy employees will always give more than one hundred percent, and they look forward to increasing their work ethic based on the challenges presented to them.


  2. "Worst Job ever!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Key Associate
    Current Employee - Key Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a job, in this economy it's almost impossible to find a good job. So it's best to stick with the one you have, until something better can come along. Interacting with customers, is the only best quality of this job.

    Cons

    Absolutly no advancement, period. Unless you know someone, high in management, or at corporate. Poor benefits, barely ever matches 401k, very low raises, way too many rules, & their prices are way too high.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employee's (non manager's) like humans, instead of slaves. Instead of taking your managers, and corporate member's on all expenses paid mini vacation's (manager's meetings), to golf resorts, how about about awarding your "under dog's" with a decent raise! $1.00 would be nice, how about .50.. That would be soo much more better than 3 whole pennies!

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