Jean Coutu Reviews

Updated Sep 21, 2020

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3.9
82%
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94%
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Jean Coutu Vice Chairman, President, and CEO François J. Coutu
François J. Coutu
60 Ratings
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  • "awful staff, ridiculously low pay(in 4 reviews)

  • "Notes: Not all the pharmacies are the same(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing Job and Company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Pharmacist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jean Coutu part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    1. Amazing system of work at Jean Coutu (Lab atmosphere, procedures, etc.) 2. Great employees who are not only super kind but always willing to help you out 3. Great benefits even for a part-time worker like myself (private health/dental insurance)

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons concerning my job at Jean Coutu.

  2. "Dynamic but takes time to learn"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Montreal, QC
    Recommends

    I worked at Jean Coutu part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Dynamic working environment Work closely with colleagues (can be pro of con) Generally a pretty fulfilling job

    Cons

    Takes a long time to get comfortable learning all the different tasks you must perform Can be stressful during rush periods (dealing with people's medication so you need to be fast but focused)


  3. "Great benefits, good place to work."

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Grocery Clerk 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jean Coutu full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, good team atmosphere

    Cons

    Takes a long time to build up your wages to a livable level.

  4. COVID-19

    "Great job not so great management, especially during pandemic"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Casselman, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Jean Coutu full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible Easy Room to grow Fun staff

    Cons

    Managers are very mood based and they bring their personal life to the workplace. If you do have a problem don’t go to management as they will let their managers continue to treat their employees badly rather than have a talk. Mind numbing work

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  5. "good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Member - Cashier in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jean Coutu part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    nice coworkers, not too physical, good work hours.

    Cons

    not much possibilities of promotion.

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  6. "Selling"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Cosmetics Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jean Coutu part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    flexible hours and good team support

    Cons

    The pay is terrible if you don't sell a lot

  7. "Dynamic working environment but challenging to learn"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Montreal, QC
    Recommends

    I worked at Jean Coutu part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fast-paced and dynamic working environment

    Cons

    A lot to learn, especially in the begging. Takes a while to get comfortable performing the role

  8. "Nice for part time"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jean Coutu part-time

    Pros

    Nice place to get your career started in a part time role.

    Cons

    Salaries could be higher as it would motivate people

  9. "Conveniant for students"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Cosmetician in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at Jean Coutu part-time

    Pros

    very flexible shifts & hours

    Cons

    not many hours during summer

  10. "No room to advance"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Jean Coutu part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    interacting with patients. Helping them with any problems they have.

    Cons

    Stressful job and very demanding

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