A typical day can be quite demanding. Communication is often not the best when dealing with members of staff. Other members of staff within pharmacies generally have little or no care or concern for what a driver faces throughout a typical day. Management are generally okay, let you get on with things as long as there are no issues. Dealing with issues through them is hit & miss. Best part of the job is being able to manage your daily workload and the majority of issues regarding your supplied vehicle.
Left to get on with your workload without distraction most of the time.
Dealing with poor communicators. Lack of basic respect sometimes.
Stores and field work hard - central toxic culture
Area Manager (Former Employee) – United Kingdom – 16 April 2019
The retail operations in this business work incredibly hard with out dated inconsistent functioning systems to deliver patient care. The business is top heavy with people who don’t understand reality and don’t want too. Regularly paying colleagues wrong is common place. No one is ever held to account or apologies. If it wasn’t for the goodwill of the retail operations colleagues the company would collapse
At senior management level the pay and days of work are good
Central culture of blame and not here to support the stores
Dispenser (Current Employee) – Scotland – 28 January 2019
you have the minimum amount of staff or sometimes less to keep the shop running not all staff get trained because management aren't that clever, overworked minimum wage the company says the care about customers but don't give you the staff or training to support that. certainly don't care about staff welfare
Cluster Manager (Current Employee) – Bedfordshire – 13 January 2019
McKesson group are fairly new in looking after and overseeing lloyds pharmacy. They have put some money to the business and had promised an upgrade in technology but this has been a slow burner. The group itself pay their staff poorly but this is changing now as they are starting to invest more on the staff.
Head of Communications (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 10 May 2018
Was a good place to work, sometimes a little hierarchical. But strong leaders and good vision for the company. The culture was not always great, lots of change while i was there which didnt help with staff morale.
Dispensing Assistant (Former Employee) – Lancashire – 17 March 2018
Unfortunately cost cutting measures are causing issues leading to a poor customer experience. Senior management seem to have no interest in their staff at all now and little concern for the poor service the company is now providing
Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee) – York, North Yorkshire – 15 January 2018
Enjoy working here can get very stressful long hours as I travel in by bus every day. The job is very demanding . Perhaps it time for a change. I enjoy my job very much and like the people I work with.