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Katz Group Reviews

Updated 13 Nov 2017

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2.9
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Katz Group CEO Lawrence Latowsky (no image)
Lawrence Latowsky
1 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Setup manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Katz Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    it was a fun atmosphere, great coworkers. overall it was a great experience. worked alongside a lot of other head office people.

    Cons

    construction sometimes didn't hand over the store to us when promised so it made setting up the store to be ready at store opening difficult at times.

    Katz Group2016-04-18
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoy being underpaid and overworked"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Katz Group full-time

    Pros

    The people you work with are in the same predicament as you. Working here is marginally better than being unemployed.

    Cons

    You will work many hours that you don't get paid for. The company will lie to you about just about everything.

    Katz Group2017-11-13
  3. "Overall a good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Katz Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Average wage for industry. Good benefits and work environment.

    Cons

    High Workload, pay does not justify the stress.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of cutting hour and expect management to put in additional hours free of change..., add hours to increase customer experience.

    Katz Group2016-02-09
  4. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Katz Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits medical and vision. No dispensing fee for employees prescription.

    Cons

    No operating hours to cover the full business hours. No job security. Upper management has no focus.

    Advice to Management

    Increase store operating hours and the business will come. Management can not work six day ten hours per day just to get store to bear minimum standards

    Katz Group2015-07-21
  5. "Only look to help themselves."

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    Front Store Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Katz Group

    Pros

    Nothing at all. Cant come up with anything.

    Cons

    Bad hours, managers only think about themselves, head office doesnt care about the stores.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your stores first.

    Katz Group2015-03-06
  6. Helpful (4)

    "Decent Employer but future uncertain"

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    Current Employee - Director Level in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Katz Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work environment, terrific co-workers with a wide variety of skill sets and backgrounds.

    Cons

    Executive team constantly turning over, lots of "flavour of the month" initiatives. Inconsistent focus.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring retreads from US companies who come to Canada and think they understand Canada.

    Katz Group2014-07-28
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Enjoyed the ride but upper management needs stability..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Katz Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefit packages (health and dental) Efforts recognized (chance for career advancements) Great staff (friendly atmosphere, office a "team") An easily attainable bonus structure Location. All departments on two floors

    Cons

    Loads of great people left due to mismanagement VP's and up made final call on promos - never in control of budget Always changing (which is good) but always moving sideways Org Chart needs to be updated Operations/Stores not aligned enough to head office

    Advice to Management

    Have your leaders stay longer to have a chance to make an impact. By the time they are adjusted and start to put their plan together, they are replaced with new blood, with a new vision, which never gets fully implemented.

    Katz Group2014-02-05
  8. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Calgary, AB
    Recommends

    I worked at Katz Group part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team to work with

    Cons

    Long hours, under paid, tons of stock

    Advice to Management

    none

    Katz Group2013-10-30
  9. "Good pharmacy"

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    I have been working at Katz Group

    Pros

    The staff was friendly ggreat discounts and good environment , decent pay and always busy

    Cons

    not enough hours and the hours were always different which made it hard to budget

    Katz Group2013-01-23
  10. "Rexall Interviews"

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    Operation Manager in Edmonton, AB

    I worked at Katz Group

    Pros

    Fast-paced, customer care is very important, other staff members were excellent, team atmosphere but this will depend on which pharmacy you work at

    Cons

    management at times more focused on bottom line over patient care, wages are quite sticky wage grid makes raises hard to come by, may have to work longer hours without OT

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees and customers the rest will take care of itself... As long management is making terrible choices

    Katz Group2010-08-23
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