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LloydsPharmacy Chief Retail Officer  Kevin Birch (no image)
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229 Ratings

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  • "Low Pay and no incentive for next level compensation(in 100 reviews)
  • "Poor management, understaffed stores, minimal investment into staff development and tone deaf HR dept(in 52 reviews)
  • "Long hours and can get quickly stressful(in 31 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
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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 people found this review helpful
  2. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    dispenser

    Feb 24, 2017 - Pharmacy Dispenser in Derby, England
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    meet some lovely patients and can advise people on a healthy life style.you get paid every month not what your worth .bonuses if targets are met but difficult to achieve.

    Cons

    poor staffing and unless there is good management goals are not achievable . chasing the clock and never catching up.unless your willing to work without pay you are ostrasised and go home feeling like a leper.

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    1 person found this review helpful
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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Room for improvement

    May 23, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Professional company, GPhC fees paid, do get bonus vouchers from time to time but randomly and for varying amounts but its still something. Paid xmas do. 20% staff discount and can pick up some real bargains perfumes, gift sets, toiletries etc. They also have their own cashback website for employees, small payments topcashback is better but again its something.

    Cons

    Not enough staff, over worked & stretched. Maternity & paternity leave is rubbish 6 weeks full pay MAT and stat 2 weeks pay for PAT. You do have to work very hard. Lloyds constantly bringing out new schemes which are over complicated and everyone has to quickly get on board only for them to change it soon after. Think they waste a lot of money on these schemes as a lot of branches do not follow through & most the promo material leaflets get dumped or ignored and not actually offered to customers. They worry so much about the customers waiting, like fair point but they do not want to invest in more staff to serve the customers but instead overstretch the few that are there and they have no idea the pressure the pharmacist is under. Pay is pretty rubbish, get more money sat on a check out in most cases. You are not paid well for a skilled job, makes staff feel their role is pretty worthless. Very hard to progress or get onto courses. They love handing out big titles but less pay. IT is awful and HR is not very helpful as in they do not have a clue.

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  5. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Overworked and underpaid

    Sep 13, 2020 - Dispenser and More in Haverhill, England
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    My team is great and fun to work around

    Cons

    Underpaid Company promises natural progression - you will definitely get stuck at nvq level 2 which you can do anywhere and also pay better

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    1 person found this review helpful
  6. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Would not recommend

    Oct 30, 2019 - Pharmacist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Some of the employees are great to work with

    Cons

    Management are so detached from the reality of working in a community pharmacy. There are unrealistic targets in place and staff are not given the support they need. Pay is not particularly competitive and they offer much more to locums than they do their own pharmacists when asking to cover extra shifts.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    pharmacy manager in ireland

    Jan 27, 2016 - Pharmacy Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    good team...busy days...lovely store refits...nice area manager...not too much pressure...

    Cons

    pay is not great...advancement difficult...hr dept believe they are above the law...support office never respond to queries

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Operational

    Jan 23, 2023 - Pharmacist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Some really good, hard working teams across the network. Plenty of patient contact abd opportunity to add value

    Cons

    Severe operational constraints Pay is not competitive Under massive pressures as seen in the sector as a whole. Has a major impact upon resourcing and retention capabilities

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    LloydsPharmacy Response

    Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, we really appreciate your comments! We’re glad that you’re enjoying your experience working here at LloydsPharmacy. We have passed your comments onto the relevant teams, but please do speak with your line manager if you have any other concerns. Kind Regards, Employer Brand Team

  9. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Ignored

    Mar 21, 2022 - Driver in Ilfracombe, England
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The shop staff and once deliveries picked up nobody to bother you all day.

    Cons

    Terrible higher management. A faceless manager whom I have not seem in 3 or so years . My colleague and I have worked 9 years and only one pay ever and a whopping fourpence an hour. I could go on but won't!!!!!;

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    LloydsPharmacy Response

    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We are on a mission to make this an even better place to work, so we really value all feedback both positive and constructive. We have passed your comments onto the relevant teams, but please do speak with your line manager if you have any other concerns. Kind Regards, Employer Brand Team

  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Non Pharmacist Branch Manager

    Jan 8, 2017 - Non Pharmacist Branch Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Easy to work your way up from dispenser to higher job roles - Good honest values, pleasant teams and working environment

    Cons

    Pay is always negotiable and not necessarily reflective of performance.

    1 person found this review helpful

    LloydsPharmacy Response

    Head of Region

    Thank you for your review, we really appreciate the time you’ve taken to feedback. It’s great to hear you’ve had the opportunities to develop and you’ve enjoyed working with your colleagues. As a business we review salaries on a yearly basis. We are always open to feedback on how we can make further improvements for colleagues so thank you for sharing your experiences.

  11. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    All for nothing

    Mar 26, 2018 - Pharmacy Dispenser in Bexhill-on-Sea, England
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Employees are fantastic and always help each other and customers to the best of their ability

    Cons

    VERY low pay if they even get it right (despite having completed courses to do the job) Workload increasing rapidly but no help being provided Area managers are usually horrible bullies that make situations worse. During any visits only the bad is ever acknowledged and no good is ever good enough. Pay is not consistent and considerably less a month since they changed how they pay us, used to live somewhat comfortably, now I don't know if I can afford rent Been there nearly 8 years and have had no reward or acknowledgement for that time and now things are so bad I'm desperate to leave, all that time and effort for nothing.

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    1 person found this review helpful
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