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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Great community pharmacy environment

    Jan 17, 2022 - Staff Pharmacist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    versus other retail pharmacy chains, Pharmaca feels like working in a spa. They staff estheticians and herbalists in their front store to help customers find and choose front store products. Pharmacy only has to get involved when a customer asks about OTC drugs. Front store is adequately staffed so no losing techs to covering the register, and nobody interrupting your focus to ask where the candy aisle is. Corporate had very reasonable requirements of pharmacy, and there were not a ton of people in the management chain with their bonuses tied to you hitting impossible metrics. Higher ups actually seem to care about their boots on the ground and don't treat you like a machine.

    Cons

    Its still community pharmacy. You still get unreasonable patients, people who have no idea what pharmacy does, you still have to deal with doctors offices and insurances. Patients here tend to be slightly more entitled and "superior," although the customer base is much more pleasant on average than your normal big box. Also, Pharmaca provides them with a lot less to be med about, so these interactions are rarer but the do still happen. Like all successful pharmacy chains, there's a chance they take a huge cash out from one of the big boxes at some point. So you run the risk of winding up working for WAGs or CVS anyways (see: Target pharmacy). If they ever do decide to go for a buyout they are probably going to pump up their metrics to maximize their valuation, so in the few years before that buyout would hypothetically occur, you'd probably be getting hassled on metrics and getting hours cut.

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great

    Feb 16, 2022 - Pharmacy Clerk in Novato, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    They have a nice staff

    Cons

    Amount of staffing is limited

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    Jul 17, 2022 - Pharmacy Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great team members and work environment

    Cons

    Going towards a metric system

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