Compare Shoppers Drug Mart vs LifeLabs BETA

See how working at Shoppers Drug Mart vs. LifeLabs compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Shoppers Drug Mart vs. LifeLabs. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Shoppers Drug Mart

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LifeLabs

Employee Ratings

  • Shoppers Drug Mart scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 2285 reviews)
Shoppers Drug Mart employees rated their Overall Rating 0.6 higher than LifeLabs employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.0
(based on 171 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.2
Shoppers Drug Mart employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than LifeLabs employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Work-life balance
3.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Shoppers Drug Mart employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than LifeLabs employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.7
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.4
Shoppers Drug Mart employees rated their Culture & Values 0.6 higher than LifeLabs employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
2.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Shoppers Drug Mart Ceo Mike Motz
72%
72%Mike Motz
Shoppers Drug Mart employees rated their CEO Approval 20% higher than LifeLabs employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
LifeLabs Ceo Charles Brown
52%
52%Charles Brown
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
69%
Shoppers Drug Mart employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 17% higher than LifeLabs employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
52%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
50%
Shoppers Drug Mart employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 5% higher than LifeLabs employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
45%

Salaries

Shoppers Drug Mart has 2,283 more total submitted salaries than LifeLabs.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Pharmacy Assistant106 Salaries
CA$15/hr
Supervisor42 Salaries
CA$14/hr
Junior Clerk30 Salaries
CA$12/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Medical Laboratory Technician5 Salaries
CA$20/hr
Manager4 Salaries
CA$106,055/yr
Cta4 Salaries
CA$22/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Employee discount" was the most mentioned Pro at Shoppers Drug Mart.
  • "Work environment" was the most mentioned Pro at LifeLabs.
  • "Head office" was the most mentioned Con at Shoppers Drug Mart.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at LifeLabs.
Pros
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 132 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 113 reviews)
Pros
"Work environment"(in 8 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 6 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Head office"(in 70 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 64 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 9 reviews)
"Revolving door"(in 7 reviews)
Featured Review
"good company"Apr 22, 2020

Former Employee - Student

I worked at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time

Pros

- understanding management - full shifts - fun workplace environment

Cons

- some drama sometimes - very physically demanding at times (that's just retail though, i guess) - not very flexible in terms of shift changes (in the pharmacy at least, cannot speak for front... store)

Current Employee - Phlebotomist/Medical Laboratory Technician

I have been working at LifeLabs part-time for less than a year

Pros

Professional, on-going support and training, living wage, growth opportunities.

Cons

Performance pressure occasionally overrides ability to service effectively. It can be a bit overwhelming at times. Otherwise, a positive, encouraging, rewarding company to be a part of.

Advice to Management

Remember to set your targets realistically.

Job Postings

Shoppers Drug Mart has 1,807 more recently posted open jobs than LifeLabs.