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Independent Pharmacy Reviews

Updated November 26, 2017
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  1. "Pharmacist"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Independent Pharmacy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Practices compounding secundum artem in order to provide personalized prescriptions to meet unique requirements. Prepares various compounded medications applying sterile technique and pharmaceutical elegance mixing bulk ingredients tailored to individual patient needs. Acts as a prescriber liaison visiting offices on a regular basis to educate providers offering both knowledge and compounded drug alternatives for patients not responding to conventional therapies.  Reviews and dispenses prescriptions ensuring both accuracy and patient safety. Calculates appropriate pharmaceutical dosages according to individualized patient medical history and written provider orders. Offers drug therapy recommendations while taking into account medication utilization, current guidelines, and continuation of patient care. Provides patient counseling for prescription use and safety.  Maintains current knowledge of pharmacy practice via continuing education seminars and pharmacy related publications.

    Cons

    none... might be going out of business due to the struggles of existing as an independent pharmacy

    Advice to Management

    I have none at this time


  2. "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Independent Pharmacy full-time

    Pros

    Focused on helping independent pharmacies across the country.

    Cons

    Toxic environment with no room to grow. Upper management will hire people to fill positions that were never posted. Managers are not interested in innovation or anything new.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to be lean, work on making a less toxic environment and pay people what they are worth. Please do not use the reasoning that the benefits are good and that's why pay is low.

  3. "Pharmacy technician"

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    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.


  4. "Certified Pharmacy Technician"

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    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.


  5. "Pharmacist"

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    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


  6. "Front end manager"

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    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.


  7. "Efficient Chaos"

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    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.

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

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    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


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

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    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.


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

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    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


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