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Updated May 22, 2021

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  • "Low pay given the responsibility and training.(in 103 reviews)
  • "Poor management, understaffed stores, minimal investment into staff development and tone deaf HR dept(in 51 reviews)
  • "Long hours and can get quickly stressful(in 32 reviews)
  • "little or no training on services available in the branch(in 26 reviews)
  • "Pharmacy managers have no idea how to run a store(in 24 reviews)
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  1. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Lloyds Pharmacy now only pay minimum wage!!

    Apr 2, 2017 - Trainee Dispenser Supervisor/Dispensing Assistant in Sheffield, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Small group of colleagues, good atmosphere within team. Good working hours, no late nights, no weekends. Bank holidays off (although taken out of holiday allowance)

    Cons

    ONLY PAY MINIMUM WAGE FOR QUALIFIED DISPENSERS! shop staff and dispensers on same wage due to no increase after new national living wage! Overworked, understaffed! Constantly fetching in new initiatives that never last and cause excess paperwork. Head office never sides with staff regardless of situation!

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    relief manager views

    Oct 16, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    widespread availability of stores to work in

    Cons

    no management support, just demands for more and more from area managers and head office

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  3. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Be prepared to work harder than your worth

    Jan 17, 2022 - pharmacy dispensing assistant in London, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good career growth opportunities. Friendly and caring colleagues.

    Cons

    Incredibly disorganised, our branch didn’t have a manager for over a year, I had no formal training at all and was asked to jump straight in with no previous experience. Not a lot of support and care from head office and the higher ups who do not have to experience the constant customer abuse and technical issues.

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    LloydsPharmacy Response

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    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We’re disappointed that you feel your experience working here at LloydsPharmacy was not a positive one. We know how important it is to have a positive working relationship with your manager and we have passed your comments on to the relevant leadership team. We wish you all the best in your future employment. Kind Regards, Employer Brand Team

  4. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Pharmacist Manager

    Feb 3, 2019 - Pharmacist Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    5 week holidays paid excluding bank holiday

    Cons

    I was a store based pharmacist manager and wasn't given the resources to excell in my role. My branch was poorly staffed, took too long to recruit as the area manager was delaying my decision to employ new staff members. Very target driven with little resources to work with, you felt harassed at times. Head office are terrible to deal with.

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    6 people found this review helpful
  5. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Great brand but confused owners

    Jul 26, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The people are first class. They genuinely care about the customers and, for them, it is health first, retail second. This may be at odds with the corporate priorities but it is refreshing to see such absolute commitment to the customer.

    Cons

    Owned by German company Celesio, they don't really know what they are doing with the brand. Their merger with sister company AAH (a pharma wholesaler) was an absolute car crash. They get through CEOs like they are going out of fashion and this has left a confused and sometimes toxic head office/service centre environment. It needs stability and a load less meddling from the Group.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  6. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Poor management from head office that trickles down into the shops. Disorganised

    May 7, 2021 - Sales Assistant in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Friendly and very helpful staff at community level

    Cons

    Poor management from head office

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  7. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    a good place for learning about hospital pharmacy

    Aug 20, 2019 - Healthcare 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    lots of skills learnt in pharmacy and healthcare, great as a first job temporarily

    Cons

    very busy pressured environment, hardly any support from head office and pay not good

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  8. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Getting bad to worse!!

    Mar 30, 2019 - Pharmacist Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good Learning and development support from Head office!!

    Cons

    -Dangerously short staffed. -Management doesn't care about staff welfare. -Most of products out of stock. -Payroll dept one of the worst in the whole country.

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    4 people found this review helpful