Independent Pharmacy Reviews | Glassdoor

Independent Pharmacy Reviews

Updated June 12, 2017
11 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

3.3
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Don Anderson
2 Ratings

11 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

  1. "Pharmacy technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in New Port Richey, FL
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in New Port Richey, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Independent Pharmacy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I am self motivated, ambitious and well organized person.
    I'm looking for good opportunity in a great company.

    Cons

    I dedicate all my life for my work and that has a drow backs on my social life.

    Advice to Management

    I need from the mangers to look for the productivity of the employee not on his race, color or sex and be fair as much as you can.


  2. "Certified Pharmacy Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Independent Pharmacy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Getting to learn from the pharmacist 1-on-1 about medications and their uses, advantages over other drugs, how they work, etc. Plenty of repeat patients, so you build a relationship with the customers.

    Cons

    Sometimes business is slow, or erratic, and when a slew of customers all come around the same time to the store it can get a little flustered.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be a bit more personable.


  3. "Pharmacist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacist At A Different Company in Bullhead City, AZ
    Current Employee - Pharmacist At A Different Company in Bullhead City, AZ

    I have been working at Independent Pharmacy part-time

    Pros

    Small company. Nice place to work.

    Cons

    Only part-time jobs available. No full-time

    Advice to Management

    More communication


  4. "Front end manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Drug Store Manager in East Orange, NJ
    Former Employee - Drug Store Manager in East Orange, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    freedom to market and treat patients with the respect they deserve

    Cons

    owners who don't listen to the front guy.

    Advice to Management

    If you have the opportunity to get in, do so. You have to be sure you can work with the owners and that they are willing to listen and have you be a decision maker.


  5. "Efficient Chaos"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Graham, NC
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Graham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Independent Pharmacy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Customers are nice to get to know.
    Hours are steady and normal.
    Medical Related Field
    Benefits
    Co-workers can be nice

    Cons

    Pay does not reflect the amount of work stress
    Responsibility vs pay rate,
    Insurance companies are a hassle
    Customers can be extremely difficult
    No room for error, you are responsible for the patient's safety just as much as the Pharmacist

    Advice to Management

    Pay the people who turn the company's metaphorical gears for the work they do to keep you making your salary. Understand that the field itself is saturated with smart people who only have a certificate to their name. Therefore, one must weed out the upper echelon and promote a proper work environment for them, and therefore you, to succeed. This means paying them what they deserve. Not asking for pearls just not peanuts.


  6. "Independent Pharmacy is slower paced so it is less stress and medication errors."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Independent Pharmacy part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Less Stress, weekends off, and flexibility.

    Cons

    Unorganized, work PRN so income fluctuates, use of technology is limited.

    Advice to Management

    Choose staff carefully and make unscheduled visits regularly


  7. "Enjoy the pharmacy practice with patients and personel - dealing with insurance difficult"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends

    Pros

    Enjoy autonomy, ability to interact with patients, to be a problem solver. Have good hours (no Sundays, nights, and limited Saturdays). Work load appropriate for volume of work.

    Cons

    Have to be responsible reviewing insurance payments to see if adequate that is not required at many chain stores.


  8. "Evolving company direction made things difficult to accomplish"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Director in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great company vision and admirable goals with many employees that had been with the company for a long time. Stability is a plus

    Cons

    Tough to implement new ideas, IT was difficult to work with. Tendency to over-analyze and not move forward with necessary changes

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work helping independent pharmacies remain competitive as the industry is very tough for them to remain in business


  9. "Pharmacy assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Independent Pharmacy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good ,clean place to work.variable tasks and duties. Need accurate person. Deal with different type of people and deal also with organization such as government, physicians ,companies.

    Cons

    Need physical fitness as it has to be standing almost of the time, sometimes you have to deal with anger patients.

    Advice to Management

    Try to not give more duties from the job description of the pharmacist to the pharmacy assistant while the assistant get only quarter the money of the Pharmacit


  10. "review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexible time management, good location

    Cons

    not enough help, often busy


Showing 11 of 11 reviews
Reset Filters