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Longs Drug Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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Longs Drug CEO, President and CEO, CVS Caremark Larry J. Merlo
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Pros
  • Nice benefits, flexible schedule, not bad place to work (in 4 reviews)

  • friendly staff, flexible hours, good management, friendly customers and everyone's nice (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • It no longer felt like the family run business that it once was (in 3 reviews)

  • For those who don't know, Long's is owned by CVS, but we're different than other (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "l"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Pharmacist in Malibu, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Pharmacist in Malibu, CA

    I worked at Longs Drug part-time

    Pros

    When company was an active player in the retail pharmacy market management
    ran these stores like a close knit family. Therefore, the spirit of employees was high.

    Cons

    Many stores were in very good market environments, and some of them were
    always short of pharmacists and clerks to handle busy days

    Advice to Management

    Be on alert and notice the employees that go the extra mile and handle complaints from customers. Recognize them and reward them with positive
    feedback


  2. "Pharmacy Technician"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers and flexible with scheduling

    Cons

    Salary was a little low

  3. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Longs Drug part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice benefits, flexible schedule, not bad place to work

    Cons

    salary cap and career path options

    Advice to Management

    more growth opportunities


  4. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Longs Drug part-time

    Pros

    friendly staff, flexible hours, good management, friendly customers and everyone's nice

    Cons

    I don't have any cons about the job. It was always a good experience working there. I was only part-time too so I didn't have any problems.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring college students who are willing to work and provide flexible hours so that they can support themselves through college


  5. "Management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Longs Drug full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, no special skills needed, a small discount on private label products , a chance for promotion if your agreeable to there needs, no input or questions asked, willing learn retail from a booklet

    Cons

    Working conditions -terrible, stores understaffed, underpaid , upper management not trained well in how to retail successfully every store is in a neighborhood setting
    But doesn't fulfill the needs of the neighborhood cookie design of the stores

    Advice to Management

    Loyalty should account for something


  6. "Pharmacy technician"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Longs Drug part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    secure job to have for short term

    Cons

    underemployed underpaid. staff lacking in numbers


  7. "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Longs Drug part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good team and good values

    Cons

    Need more hours and higher pay

    Advice to Management

    Not really anything to advice about. Has been a positive experience so far.

  8. "Great place to be a pharmacy tech"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Longs Drug full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most of their business is delivery, so the pharmacy is never as slammed as say, CVS. It's a smaller pharmacy and the CEO is very hands on. If you work hard, you get noticed and rewarded. This is a nice feeling.

    Cons

    Small company! So if you mess up or call out a lot, people know and it doesn't work out well for you.


  9. "Photo dept."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits package for employees

    Cons

    Shift work and short hours to work.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "CPhT"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician CPhT in Lexington, SC
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician CPhT in Lexington, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Longs Drug full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A fast growing company capitalizing on Specialty Pharmacy.

    Cons

    You either get it straight on or you don't, in which case you are chummed out.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire anyone who doesn't have 3+ documented years in retail, and interstate pharmacy.


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