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Osco Drug Reviews

Updated June 14, 2017
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  1. "Osco Drug Pharmacy"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Osco Drug part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Can work at different stores to get extra hours
    - Flexible work schedule for students

    Cons

    - Some stores require employees to join a union
    - Not many benefits for experienced employees
    - Benefits have decreased in recent years


  2. "I wouldn't do it"

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

    I worked at Osco Drug full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The salary was comparable to other retail pharmacies, I'm not sure how the benefits compare

    Cons

    The company seems so behind when it comes to technology used in the pharmacy
    The look of the stores is a bit grungy
    Management does not know what they are doing and does not know how to properly communicate with the staff
    You feel like you are pushing medications and immunizations rather than helping patients
    Very little opportunity to advance due to management

    Advice to Management

    Spend a little money and get updated to the latest systems and software like Walgreens and CVS
    Help to advance your pharmacists' careers rather than stifle them because you feel insecure about your own job

  3. "Pharmacy Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Osco Drug full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They hire quickly, gets your foot in the door

    Cons

    Don't pay enough at all, don't ever acknowledge anyone for hard work.


  4. "Pharmacy Technician"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Osco Drug (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great boss and pharmacy experience

    Cons

    Only 10.00 starting and you cap out around 11.75


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Pharmacy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Osco Drug part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    loved the work, awesome coworkers, fast paced pharmacy made the time go by fast, learned a lot while I was there and was encouraged to further my knowledge

    Cons

    THE PAY, being most Osco pharmacies carry the Osco side financially they should stop trying to cut their hours and pay their employees what they are worth. You have to be licensed to step foot back there, pay them accordingly


  6. "Use of customer service skills and sales on a daily basis"

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    Current Employee - HHB Clerk in Crystal Lake, IL
    Current Employee - HHB Clerk in Crystal Lake, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Osco Drug part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work experience for a first job
    Learned customer service and sales
    Assist in merchandising and inventory
    Management is approachable
    Flexible scheduling

    Cons

    Part of a union
    High employee turnover rate
    Some daily responsibilities can be tedious
    Uniform shirts are visually unappealing and uncomfortable


  7. "Pharm Tech"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician

    Pros

    Great staff to work with.

    Cons

    Hard work, but what job isn't

  8. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier Front End in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Cashier Front End in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Osco Drug part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good to employees flexable

    Cons

    None none none none none

    Advice to Management

    Great team work


  9. "Was great "back in the day""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people were truly like family

    Cons

    Hours were long and expectations were high


  10. "Staff Pharmacist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Osco Drug (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    excellent 401K when I started company with stock options

    Cons

    Cannot find coverage for days off


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