Productive work but no room for advancement and terrible management
Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) – Allentown, PA – September 27, 2016
If I could give this place a 0 I would. On a normal day on the fill floor, you print the labels and go up and down aisles of prescription pills of all kinds. (preboxed, hazardous, housestock, etc) even non-sterile compounds are prepared by the fill floor techs. Everything you fill has a location on it and the label goes on the box or bag, etc. and into a basket. Once the basket is full it then gets checked by the pharmacist. Then gets sorted into different baskets, handed back to fill floor techs to then be scanned to different homes' totes to then be closed at the end of the shift to be sent to the nursing homes. Best part of the day was pushing the totes to the shipping dock and leaving for the day.
This place is a joke, though! The amount of work you do for such little pay is ridiculous. Other pharmacies in the area pay much more for less work. The health benefits are a joke too and they're super expensive, unless you're rich and don't care about price. But, a single mom of 2 can't afford the joke of a healthcare this company provides or lack there of. Only way to guarantee your way into the company is if you know somebody or through a temp agency. The managers play favorites and not all rules apply to everyone across the board. There is no way to switch your schedule to accommodate family here either. The room for advancement was a lie. I've watched them hire someone off the street before considering another employee for a position they applied for because they don't want to move anyone from the fill floor because they didn't want to train anyone new all over again. Don'tmore... go with this company, there are better ones out there, seriously!less
Guaranteed 40 hours, always able to take breaks
Poor management, terrible healthcare, lack of job advancement, too little pay
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Current Employee) – Moline, IL – January 10, 2017
Management is unorganized and will change your schedule without telling you. Severely understaffed and not properly compensated for the amount of work you're required to complete. Also, the nurses are not understanding when it comes to teamwork, and are unwilling to help when needed.
High patient to CNA ratio, hard to work with nurses, not flexible scheduling
I would walk up and down aisles to fill prescriptions for certain homes and specific patients. I would than have to separate the drugs into two different baskets, than go to sort and file and scan the drugs into the correct tote.
Productive work environment that serviced long term care facilities
Registered Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) – City of Sunrise, FL – September 30, 2015
I worked on the evening shift, which was from 3:30 pm -12 am. Each evening began with a routine of filling refills for each of the nursing homes that we serviced. Accuracy was very important so each order had its own Rx # and it was scanned to the proper tote manually. After the refills were complete, which consisted of about 500 orders, the new admissions would come in. During down time I would assist with IV preparations, or fill scripts in the narcotic room. I was also responsible for prepackaging any medications that were running low in our "fast movers" area. "Fast movers were medications that were commonly ordered and for easier accessibility they would be prepacked into quantities of 30 and 60. Team work was very important because everyone contributed their own part to a successful evening and the nursing homes receiving their orders on time. I also enjoyed working alongside my pharmacists because they were very knowledgeable and were not afraid to pass on their knowledge. At this job I was able to master my skills and offered the company a productive part to its whole operation.
Heartland was such a great learning experience for me. For it being my first "big girl" job it was so cool learning different medications and what they were used for. The management could be better, I felt it was more of a friends and family work place and some but not all of the managers had favorites. I've met a lot of nice people working there and my co-workers were so helpful.
Got along with my co-workers and supervisor. Did not like the fact that we were certified only through heartland. Supervisor took up for her department and showed appreciation, but the company did not show enough recognition and bonuses were horrible.
Everyone is related to someone. The only way you get in is if u know some one or through a temp agency. It is really an unethical place to work. The amount of work for the amount of pay u receive is not worth it. Worst place I've ever worked in life. I wouldn't recommend my worst enemy work there.
I really enjoyed the 2 plus years I worked here. My co-workers where very few, I worked 2nd shift by myself for most of the two years I worked here. The hardest part of the job was not having a go to person ever when there may have been a problem.
would work around your schedule as best they could
I worked as a data entry tech...the only Black worker in my department. No one talked to me (except other black employees), very clickish and childish, the supervisor is in the main one so nothing that these employees did was wrong.
I was late and/had emergency call-offs just as much as anyone else in the office did. I made efforts to make up time and even work over to show that I wanted to be there. But it didn't matter because I wasn't "in" with the rest.
The work load can get crazy, people (especially the other females) will stab you in the back constantly if they don't like you, the pay SUCKS, nothing it's ever fully explained to you...I guess they ASSUME you're supposed to just GET IT? But if you ask the supervisor for additional help, she'll make it known via body language, huffs and puffs that she's irritated that your bothering her?
I recommend you stay away from this place, unless you like kissing people's butt to fit in and make your work environment tolerable to say the least. I was there for a year and a half and I am SO GLAD to be gone. If you're unemployed, TRUST ME, skip this job. Better will come along.
early mornings are very slow, popcorn Fridays
1 break, clicks, catty talkative irritating blabbing women all day
On a typical day, I get to work five minutes early and set up my table to check emergency drug kits to make sure they are clean, and have the right drugs in the right spots. These boxes have 2-4 trays in each box and must have correct dates showing visibly on each tray. Each tray has about 30 drugs. I typically check about 30 boxes a day. It is also a responsibility that these boxes get sent to the right homes. This is called "outgoing" and each of us are assigned a day to do it.
The biggest thing I learned about this job is attention to detail. You must be very precise and careful about the drugs you put in, and make sure they are the right drug, strength and right amount of medication.
Management is great, and they push you to do your very best, while being able to also have fun at the same time.
Co-workers are one of the best parts about the job. We are all good friends and can work and get along with minimal problems.
The hardest part of the job is also the biggest thing I learned. While it is easy after awhile to see the strengths, dates and types of medication, it was the hardest part of the job because it is so tedious.
The most enjoyable part of the job is paperwork. It is primarily my job to file the paperwork at the end of the day because I am the only one who enjoys it. Paperwork involves sorting through what the patients used in the boxes and putting them in mailboxes to send back to the homes to verify.
Data Entry Technician (Current Employee) – Toledo, OH – June 4, 2013
We receive orders written by doctors and nurses from all the Manor Care and OmniCare nursing faciltiy. Upon receiving orders we, data entry techs, enter the orders to be processed. The hardest part of the job is maintaing the average of 60 orders per hour with a very low error rate.
Medicare Part B Billing Intake Specialist (Current Employee) – Toledo, OH – August 4, 2014
If you like hard work, this is the place for you. I was able to work my way from the pharmacy side to the billing side of things. Heartland is not afraid to promote from within, and will teach you everything you need to know.
IV Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee) – Toledo Ohio – April 21, 2013
Making IV medications is a great job. I enjoy it alot. I have learned alot of compromise skills in person and on the phone with clients. I find the environment to be a challenge some days to function at a peak level.