Working at the pharmacy can be hectic sometimes. Customers can be rude and get upset if their prescriptions are done and a timely matter. But sometimes you just have to smile and grin and keep it going.
I’ve worked as a pharmacist for Walmart for over 10 years, and in that time it has gone from a great company to work for to a total misery. Work piled on top of work. The company says they want the customer to come first, but prioritizes a shopping comparison basket from Walgreens over filling prescriptions for the sick people waiting out in front of you. Pretty disgusted, can’t wait to get out!
Greeting customers and making sure they find everything they need;
Ringing up customer purchases throughout the day;
Operating cash registers while adhering to store policy on returns and coupons;
Putting away merchandise and rotating stock as needed
There was little to no training. After your first day in orientation they pretty much throw you to the wolves. Training has to be demanded and did I mention Lack of training. There was no willingness to help from older employees. The company barely gives you time to do requirements like mandatory trainings on the computer. Management never gave feedback on performance. Professionalism did not exist.
Management was not good wanted do stuff that always took away from customers was there to help customers and get them out in timely matter especially reason why was in pharmacy because was sick not wanting for hour for medication
I loved being in the pharmacy environment. However, I have a small child and felt her needs were not prioritized when she was sick a few times. I enjoyed the patient/health atmosphere and learning new things about medication while on the job.
...which means lots of common sense training and militaristic rules to follow. This is the first job I've had that 'demerits' being to work too early (10 minutes) for your shift. This is a hard lesson to learn for an adult with a strong work ethic. ("I'm not clocked in bilking the payroll, I'm at my workstation working!")
RX Clerk (Former Employee) - Lompoc, CA - February 3, 2020
Loved working for Walmart, they were always quick to assist with any questions I had when starting the job as a pharmacy clerk. At walmart there is always room to grow and become a manager which is great.
Releasing drug order, filling prescriptions, typing prescriptions, customer service, cashiering, calling insurance and doctors offices, solving problems with patient’s prescription and or insurance coverage.
Only good thing about working at Walmart was being able to get my license to work as a pharmacy technician without having to pay an arm and a leg. aside from that the pharmacist are extremely inappropriate with their technicians. majority of them have drug problems themselves. Have had pharmacist show up late and hung over with alcohol still on their breath..0/10 wouldn’t recommend.
great co-workers, not the greatest company to work for. They (the company) is very heart-less to families and pregnant woman. They don't take into account work and life balance very well. Lots of closing shifts required, regardless of family life. Best part about working there was your co-workers where very much like a big family. They helped you out outside of work if you needed a ride to work in bad weather or just a ride in general to make it to work.