Easiest job you can get as a Pharmacy Tech, if you can deal with brutal coworkers and management.
Pros: Pharmacist staff is respectful. Easy work.
Cons: Everything else. Terrible morale and Terrible relations between crew and supervisors
Fill blister packs of medications, occasionally dispense/measure liquids. Take phone calls/orders from nurses at facilities. Tote/ship out drugs for a 1st shift run and 2nd shift run. Huge amount of techs in the AM, skeleton crew on in the PM.
The AM shift techs are mostly older women who have been there longer than the Pharmacist Supervisor has, so they walk all over him and bully the younger/new employees if they don't bend over backwards for them. Will always take walks out to break room to chitchat, but if someone they don't like or works pm shift goes to get water, they make such a stink about it that management bans people from getting water in the break room.
Work often piles up filling the rack until the PM shift crew starts coming in, at which point it magically goes gets done in no time.
Pharmacy Students get special treatment of getting paid more than techs, to do absolutely nothing but play on their phone all night.
Supervisors in for techs and IV team are bullies. Act nice when they need a favor, but if you say you can't they guilt trip you, or give you an attitude. They say you have a set schedule but then at random they will schedule you on your day off without asking.
Techs in this location have a small "turf" war going on, that is nearly impossible to not get dragged into. Lots of lies told to supervisors who blindly follow their favorites but ignore the others.
When OT is available it only goes to two technicians that are friends with the Supervisor, so instead of everyone who wants some OT getting some, two techs who work half of the – more... shift and play on the phone the rest get 20+hours of OT that week.
IV department is a joke. There are 3 techs. There's only one IV team member who actually helps in the regular pharmacy when there's no work to do over there. the others sit at the desk on their phone snapchatting.
There is no room for advancement unless someone passes away or retires, and then management just takes the next tech who's worked there the longest, even if they clearly don't have the ability to do their new job correctly.
Lead Tech in the building does nothing but freak out over things that don't matter. Screaming about stats not being done 2 seconds after they come out, while there isn't even a driver to take them.
Supervisors and lead tech love to place blame on others. They will spend 15 minutes going through any method possible to place the blame on someone for the smallest most insignificant error, such as not marking an open bottle or back-ordering something that wasn't on the shelf, but they had hidden elsewhere.
The Pharmacist Staff is mostly great with a few exceptions. All of them are professional and treat employees with more respect than the Tech Supervisors or Lead tech do.
Upper management will ignore any issues you bring to them about something being wrong that needs to be addressed. Such as a co-worker stating they'd love to come shoot the place up some day and watch everyone hide for cover, or how they imagine snapping coworker's necks in their mind.
The person who wrote the last review for this location was either one of the tech supervisors, or one of their favorites who get catered to.
Insurance is terrible, the company doesn't help with anything. – less