Autonomy/solo work as Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) – Corona, CA – October 23, 2018
AmerisourceBergen (they also call themselves "ABC") is pretty strict about workers gossiping or speaking among themselves. They promote isolation and solo work by assigning/separating pharmacy technicians to their own "stations" (each station is specific to a specific popular drug). What I would love about this work place is that I didn't have to engage in toxic work drama and I would work by myself. They allow you to listen to music, but one ear only because of safety issues.
Yes, there is mandatory overtime because the huge machines, without fail, constantly fail, which backs up orders. All order HAVE to be completed the day of, no exceptions, which explains the overtime of 10 or 12 hours a day.
A typical day would be: clock in, pick a station, fill the orders at the station, pharmacist would call you because of an error, fix the error, return to the station - if station has no more orders, switch over to a new station - management announces delay in orders and gives an estimate of how much overtime is to be expected.
This is typically a 1 pm to midnight or closing time schedule. Whatever plans you used to enjoy in the PM in basically out the window. If you have kids or babysitter at a budgeted time.money, this job may not be for you since overtime or mandatory stay may be unpredictable
Free lunches, improve employee recognition system, good pay
Unpredictable overtime, management changed and sucks