Not a great environment for pharmacists
Pharmacist (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – June 25, 2016
Lower end of the pay scale in AZ. Mediocre benefits. C-suite puts no real value in pharmacy and we are treated accordingly. I negotiated a fair salary when I was hired. After a few weeks of training I realized my salary was not what was agreed upon. Went through the proper channels to fix the situation. The end result was a meeting with C-suite and they acknowledged a mistake, but they were not willing to fix it. They actually said if that if I was not happy with that answer I had the option to quit. I was actually told in the meeting that they had consulted the legal team prior to meeting with me. I guess they wanted to be prepared for a lawsuit from me. Its not worth it and I had never eluded to even wanting to leave the position, least of all sue, but that is their mentality. The previous 3 people that had my position had HR lie about the salary and then C-suite told them they wouldn't fix anything. I am a competent, well educated, experienced professional in a job market that still has a demand for my abilities. So I did what the previous 3 RPHs in this position did. I'm less upset about the money and more disappointed in the poor treatment Banner has for its Pharmacists.
Nice coworkers, Reasonable workload.
Poor pay, mediocre benefits, treated like the redheaded stepchild of the healthcare team, yearly merit increases are based on hospital goals that pharmacy has no direct impact on.