We're Fun. Just Ask Us.
There's nothing wrong with enjoying work. At Pharmacists Mutual, we add a little fun whenever we can.
Pharmacists Mutual employees have charitable hearts and hands. The Company supports our employees by giving them eight hours of paid time off for volunteer service. Many volunteer in their respective communities and fundraise for various causes throughout the year. A few examples include collecting winter coats to donate to the CARE Team, time spent preparing the animal shelter for opening day, and collecting items for victims of hurricanes.
Employee Appreciation Week
The nation might recognize Employee Appreciation Day, but at Pharmacists Mutual, we like to extend our appreciation for staff to an entire week every summer. Whether it's engaging staff in a scavenger hunt, bringing in a food truck for lunch, or hosting a bags tournament for staff, our executive team goes above and beyond to recognize and celebrate every employee creatively. This week is held every year in both Algona and Austin, with special recognition provided to our sales and remote staff as well. No team member goes unappreciated in this week of thanks!
HR Happy Half Hours
Our Human Resources (HR) team invites employees to gather for thirty minutes of fun and camaraderie with their co-workers on occasions. More times than not, our events include food, a fun activity, and even prizes. We like to keep everyone on their toes with our events, but if you attend, you'll be sure to leave a little happier than when you arrived.
To promote our company values, Relationships, Integrity, Citizenship, and Excellence, we have established a recognition program named RICE. Employees recognize one another daily and quarterly for exhibiting these important values. For each daily recognition submitted, a scoop of rice is added to an apothecary jar. A company-wide reward is given when the jar is filled. Quarterly awards recognize selected employees at our all-employee quarterly meetings. Employees are awarded a monetary gift, along with a RICE award.
Our HR team is known for surprising employees with special events throughout the year. Some of the events held in the past include a tailgating party for rivalry football teams, a Halloween Hike with a costume contest, a wellness challenge, a nacho bar to celebrate our "not so average employees," and more. You never know what they may come up with to celebrate and have fun!
Summer Family Picnic
Every summer, we invite our employees and their families to enjoy some family-friendly fun. From "Art in the Park" to a drive-in movie theatre in our parking lot, we do our best to engage everyone with fun, food, and family time. We recognize that spending time at work takes employees away from those who are most important to them. This is our way of showing appreciation and gratitude to their families and loved ones.
At the beginning of the year, employees and their guests gather to celebrate the achievements of both our company and employees. The evening includes time to socialize, a great meal, and activities ranging from wine tasting, games, musical entertainment, or the ever-popular prize drawings. The evening's highlight is the announcement of our Employee(s) of the Year. With so many talented employees to choose from, it's always a hard decision. An engraved silver bowl is presented to the employee chosen. Other perks include a parking spot of your choice and traveling on the incentive trip, which in the past have included Hawaii, Portugal, and Austria.