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Pharmaca Employee Reviews about "health and wellness"

Updated Aug 5, 2018

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2.6
37%
Recommend to a Friend
33%
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Pharmaca CEO Richard Willis  (no image)
Richard Willis
21 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible, good pay, beautiful store, great pharmacy manager, all the staff - including practitioners, etc(in 9 reviews)

  • "Working among like minded health and wellness professionals, product knowledge and support from reps, gratis(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "However, upper management sometimes seemed to make decisions that didn't make a lot of sense for our particular store(in 12 reviews)

  • "Staffing with one tech on weekends can make good customer service difficult(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pharmaca part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The clientele is interested in complimentary alternative medicine, store staff is knowledgeable about nutritional support and herbal remedies. Specialty compounding is available for humans and pets. Santa Fe store is the most active location with interesting patients. Trader Joes next door helps with food availability for lunch. Inventory management system allows for automatic re-ordering and low par levels on inventory. Finger print scanner system works well for verifications in EPS software. Front store has health and wellness products with knowledgeable practitioners (herbalists, acupuncturists, cosmetologists) available for collaboration with the pharmacist.

    Cons

    Staffing is deficient due to payroll having to be cut. Unless you are full-time, minimal PRN shifts are available. Staffing with one tech on weekends can make good customer service difficult. Lunch and bio breaks are limited to 5 minutes as it can be busy at the Santa Fe location. ABQ store necessitates bringing lunch and snacks as you cannot leave the pharmacy in a 10-hour shift.

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    Pharmaca2017-03-11
  2. Helpful (6)

    "Mixed bag"

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    Store Manager 
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pharmaca for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working among like minded health and wellness professionals, product knowledge and support from reps, gratis.

    Cons

    Bottom line- uncommisioned retail, high turnover, unsupported teams from upper management, inconsistent mission and values to action and implementation

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    Pharmaca2018-08-06
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Completely agree with "lack of resources to do job well""

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    Former Employee - Practitioner in Portland, OR

    I worked at Pharmaca full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great products, decent discount and fellow coworkers who are passionate about health and wellness. Opportunities to learn from many great vendors.

    Cons

    It is retail, of course, so a practitioner's passion is often squashed as you will be kept busy as a cashier, stock person, bathroom cleaner, etc. and they seem to care more about shelf stocking than providing excellent customer service, despite what they portray. Recommend to a friend? That is so subjective. Entry level or part time , sure

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    Pharmaca2017-02-08
  4. Helpful (7)

    "Lack of resources to do do job well"

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    Current Employee - Lead Practitioner 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pharmaca part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with - professionals who are passionate about health and wellness.

    Cons

    The amount of labor hours allocated to stores is ridiculously low. It's impossible to get tasks done in a timely manner and customer service goes downhill as a result. The amount they pay is definitely not worth the stress of working here. Everyone who works in my store is completely overqualified and I feel Pharmaca takes advantage of this by paying a wage that is not livable. They should consider doing what People's Pharmacy in Austin, TX does and offer practitioners an office and ability to schedule consults in store. It's a win-win for both. There wouldn't be as much turnover if staff could supplement their income with consults. The store would benefit because there would be more recommendations of products that clients/patients could purchase directly in the store after their consult.

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    Pharmaca2017-02-06
  5. "Great company with strong values"

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    Current Employee - Practitioner in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pharmaca part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company focused on helping people find health and wellness. The practitioners and pharmacists are the best and the environment is soothing and environmentally friendly. They treat you like a person, not a number.

    Cons

    Could provide more recognition,but it probably depends on the manager

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    Pharmaca2012-12-13
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