Medical Pharmacies Group Limited Employee Reviews

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Upper management at head office needs to be overhauled
Pharmacy (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON15 December 2017
Upper-level management (head office) has no idea what they’re doing. Very short sighted, extremely unintelligent decisions enforced that ultimately cause more stress and frustration and result in good staff leaving. Needless to say very high turnover rate but head office doesn’t seem to understand the reason behind it, despite 20+ people quitting in the previous 10 months. Little support provided coupled with unrealistic expectations, no real guidance, and many empty promises. Little to no communication between different departments of head office which further leads to more frustration and unnecessary stress. Decision to leave ultimately came down to frustration at overall incompetence.

It’s sad because this company has so much potential:(
Pros
Salary is higher that other competitors but nothing to brag about
Cons
Long hours (easily 50-60 hours a week)
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Poor wages, no opportunity, employees on power trips
Pharmacy Assistant (Former Employee) –  Barrie, ON25 October 2017
It needs a complete overhaul! Some do the work of 3 while others barely due the work of 1!! Not in the “original “ group then forget about having input into anything including hours!! In fact some employees would actually just change the schedule to suit their needs! And management did nothing! Long hours, often missing breaks lunches and washroom stops!!Terrible pay. People hired after with the right connections made more.
One plus, Customers and nurses were awesome to interact with!!
Pros
Customer
Cons
Everything else
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Great Hours
Pharmacy Assistant (Former Employee) –  Picton, ON10 October 2017
The hardest part of the job was getting along with all your coworkers. The management at store level was great, but not so much at upper levels. The hours are great, but due to cut backs it was hard to keep a job.
Pros
Cost of Rx's
Cons
Hours
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Great company
Clinical Consultant Pharmacist (Current Employee) –  Hamilton, ON4 October 2017
Great company to work at ! Great culture, benefits, management an d competitive salary. I did rotation there and hope to get a full time job there....
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Great organization to work for
Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Head Office, Markham, ON8 June 2017
I've been working for MPGL for 2 years now at Head Office. The people in this organization really make this place! All of the departments work together in order to achieve our main goal - providing excellence in pharmaceutical care to meet the individual needs of each client. Every day comes with its challenges and rewards that allow you to grow in your role.
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better than other long term care pharmacies
Pharmacy Assistant (Current Employee) –  Burnaby, BC22 April 2017
there is always lots of work to do, it never stops; but management here is very accomodating and the people are very friendly compared to other Long Term Care pharmacies.

overall, it is a good place to work
Pros
great coworkers
Cons
long hours
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Productive Workplace
Pharmacy Assistant (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON1 March 2017
Longest place of work, good staff as well as a good productive days. Always kept busy and good support from the staff and co-worker team. Location was a convenient distance from my house, and the management team was understanding and helpful.
Pros
Convenient Location and Friendly
Cons
Very busy and stressful
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Horribly managed pharmacy
Pharmacy Assistant (Current Employee) –  Burnaby, BC2 February 2017
Terrible managed under crazy busy environment.
Very cheap on wage increase per year, around 20-30 cents per calendar year.
Not easy to take vacation because there's such a limited people working.
have 30 min of lunch break, of course no pay. Often times taking lunch at 3:00 pm because it's too busy.
Pros
Can work forever
Cons
Don't want to work here
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Overworked and underpaid
Pharmacy Assistant (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC12 January 2017
Overtime everyday and at times dangerous work load. Poor pay and work environment. No real training. Lack of communication and respect from senior management. Not a great place to work.
Pros
Busy, lots of experience
Cons
Hours, workload, pay
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Horrid
Pharmacy Assistant (Current Employee) –  Barrie, ON1 December 2016
The management is severely lacking, so the pharmacists all believe they are in charge. There was an employee who constantly made derogatory comments that were overlooked completely. People talk down to one another and about each other. Not one part of this job was positive. We were expected to stay later than our scheduled hours almost daily with no respect for life outside of work.
Pros
none
Cons
too much
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Solid, decent pharmacy group to work for
Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) –  Oshawa, ON21 September 2016
Good pay, good benefits, good working hours, fair, unionized, uniform allowance- some staff however acts like they are the boss and tell others what to do, even though they have zero authority or right to do so.
Pros
Good hours, fair with everyone, medical/dental benefits
Cons
Seniority based only, no ortho benefits, RX benefits only when filling at their location, strict scheduled shifts, no flexibility there
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Too many people trying to be the boss
Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON7 September 2016
Terrible place to work. People are abusive and do not practice what the preach. Very discriminating toward people who have families. No work life balance. Management sucks
Pros
None
Cons
Long hours lousy pay
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Terrible Place.
Pharmacy Assistant (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON22 August 2016
Too mucch stress for one person. The repposabbility is unreal for the pay you recieve. Steer clear of this place. If you want a job look at costco. They pay more.
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Chatty Girls....never anything done. Always behind. Human resources and management are terrible
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horrible and redundant! dont work here!###!!
Pharmacy Assistant (Former Employee) –  Peterborough, ON21 June 2016
Girls there are catty... So much drama and you will only get advancement when you have been there 10 years. You are stuck doing all the jobs no one wants over and over. No vacation until your second year. If you are sick for more than 1 day... Make sure u get a sick note! Oh and you get no respect! One of the most horrible job experiences ive personally ever had! Save your sanity! ( based on my own experience/opinon... - be aware.. Yours may be different)
Pros
workload is managable, hours, boss and supervisors are caring
Cons
staff, wage is not great, no sick pay for 5 years, lunch is not paid (but only if you work an extra half hour), very hard to advance
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Not recommended
Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON27 January 2016
(Its my opinion you may exprience better or bad)
Not cooperative staff.
No further advancement.
Not enough employees too much work load.
Left job already in less than a year.
Few bossy people
Those who work there for longer time mor than 10 years have reserved spot even in dinning room
Pros
Get salery on time
Cons
No other pros
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A well established, growing company
accounts receivable (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON28 December 2015
I was fortunate to have such a rewarding career at a young age. At that time the company was a small business. In roughly the last two years of my 10+ year career there, the company evolved from a limited company, to an incorporated company and communication between the billing office and head office officially broke down. We were not informed of pertinent information. Upon discovery of the problem it was reported but future correspondence received was quite often only sent as an after-thought. Instead of having a rep present in our office (even if infrequently) would have kept tabs on the operations of the billing department while the office manager was on sick leave. The organization choose instead to have the marketing employee in the same office spy on the billing department and report back to HR. That spy felt the need to inform me of this information while it remained hidden to every other billing representative. The straw that broke the camels back was the email notification that our office was relocating more than 40 kms away. This was a forward of an email that was cc'd to a management employee. It was offered on a take it or leave it basis and that was the end of the matter. Never once was an attempt made to discuss the news. The absence of my office manager, and the transition to a new location were poorly handled. All of this I said directly to the HR manager upon my exit interview. Long term employees have been fleeing the company like rats fleeing a sinking ship.
Pros
Decent pay
Cons
Little regard for employees
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Technology Service Technician (Former Employee) –  Pickering, ON5 March 2015
- Bad and very rude IT supervisor with micromanagement attitude.
- Peers are very helpful and always supportive
- Team work is always very good
- You learn new stuff, but not every day
Pros
Excellent teamwork with peers
Cons
Bad supervision/ management
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typical day at work
Pharmacy Assistant (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON2 January 2015
Walk in go to your seat with overload work waiting for you and be expected to do your job fast and accurately. This location was a mess.
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Great company, wonderful people
Accounts Payable Clerk (Current Employee) –  Pickering, ON7 December 2014
a very busy office, nice people, the best management. Have learned a full cycle AP.
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