I was either responsible for opening the store, in which I would have to be there fifteen minutes early to open the store and get everything in order, or closing the store and made sure the store was clean, the shelves were faced, and everything was prepared for the following morning. Also, I performed any tasks the manager had on a "to do" list.
I learned a lot in my time there. In my previous jobs, I didn't have much responsibility. With this position, I was responsible for delegating any work that needed to be done, counting the safe whether I opened or closed the store, I was responsible for cash pick ups and loans as well.
The management team was very helpful in my first days there, as well if I had a question with anything I was working on, or putting product out.
I thought my co-workers were great! I had no problems with them and when I needed them to do something, it was done, no questions asked. They were very friendly in my first days there, and I returned the favor and we earned each others respect.
The hardest part of the job, at first, was doing product resets. I had never done a reset before in any of previous jobs, but the more I did them, the more I understood the reset plan that was given to me.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the people and the responsibility I had with working together with my co-workers to get done what we needed to get done, as well as being in control of the store when the manager wasn't in.
Photo Specialist (Former Employee) – Mesa, AZ – July 23, 2017
The only thing I didn't like was the fact that I was deemed unreliable after ending up in the hospital for double pneumonia during the summer from working in the cooler and freezer for so many hours. It is required that you work any hours they need, and there is no regular or posted schedule. Otherwise I really enjoyed the job. I would work it again if I ever just need additional income.
Employee discount, will work with school schedule
no pre-set schedule, often did not known until day before when i would be working.
Not a fun place to work they where ore interested in getting people in the seats
Certified Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) – Tempe, AZ – July 23, 2017
The trainer at the facility was not a god trainer.out on the floor if you did not get something they would let you g o instead of putting you back in training. No one on the floor had time to help the ew people
SFL (Former Employee) – California – July 23, 2017
As an SFL the work to life balance was 0. The crazy hours, never a set schedule, refusal to acknowledge hard work, lack of teamwork, poor managers. The pharmacy people are needy babies always calling for help seems they can't do anything for themself. SFl 's are expected to do majority of work yet little pay and no appreciation. Your paid based on position not based on work style. So if you don't work at all or you bust your butt you all get same pay. Getting promoted is hopeless, they would rather bring in an intern with no retail or life experience and hand them the ASMT position and the higher pay rather than promote. What a joke and a slap in the face. Most days no lunch break. They shove simpler not harder down your throat and frontier yet no one believes in frontier it died months ago. Their motto is employees are replaceable so why invest in them. The rite aide deal was a failure and the expense is being paid off by cut budget hours, cut benefits, cut moral.
No lunch break, no appreciation, no work life balance
Pharmacist (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – July 23, 2017
This is a great company, as it will expose you to many facets of how to run a business. The workplace culture is for the most part positive, although stress can come with the job at times. The most enjoyable part of my job is that I get to help patients manage their medications and stay healthy. The hardest part of my job would be managing the budget. We can get extremely busy sometimes and not have the budget/man-power to keep up, this leads to customer complaints.
Form strong bonds with co-workers, Upper Management cares for your well-being
Not given enough resources to run a busy pharmacy, electronics often break down, ; takes a while for things to get fixed once broken (if at all)
Cashier (Current Employee) – Peoria, IL – July 23, 2017
my typical day was cleaning up the front register, making sure my work area was clean for my customers and myself. made sure everything was stacked so no customer would have to wait for me to find different things. i use to put promotional items on the counter to help with sales.
Shift lead (Current Employee) – Baltimore, MD – July 23, 2017
A typical day is slow. I have learned to be patient and also find humor in my work. The culture is pretty relaxed. The hardest part of the job is getting everyone to do their work. The most enjoyable part of the job is leaving.
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – July 22, 2017
Multiple different levels to grow within the company, but at the cost of retail business and retail hours. No consistent work schedule and required to work most weekends no matter your level within the company. Committed to serving the customer at nearly any cost. Management depended on your level and supervisor per store. Pay and job requirements depend on position.
Very stressful place to work. They are constantly adding more work to be done and cutting back to hours for help. Good computer system. All day patient interactions through taking scripts, inputting patient information, and selling finished medications. Constant changing of management and positions. Hardest part is working short handed and being on your feet all day.
Staff Pharmacist (Current Employee) – Port Huron, MI – July 22, 2017
Store mgr is in control of pharmacy. There is a heavy emphasis on both production and creating a "good culture" in the workplace. Depends on store manager but mostly Technicians are given most of the authority when it come to workflow and production weather or not it is efficient or productive but the rph is ultimately responsible and usually ends up working extra off the clock or burning themselves out or both.
Good benefits/ pay
Rph put up in position of responsibility with no athority