Rexall Employee Reviews about "pharmacist"

Updated Dec 17, 2020

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66 Ratings
Pros
  • "Offers decent employee discount(in 32 reviews)

  • "Good discount, 3 breaks for 8 hrs long shift(in 21 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Some decision have to go through head office(in 36 reviews)

  • "The pharmacist I worked under was fairly new and was stressed and disorganized which made it hard to work with her(in 16 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Rexall Vancouver

      Sep 21, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      allows for flexibility in scheduling, discounts are not too bad, especially on rexall brand products

      Cons

      unorganized, unfair treatment (only guys throw garbage, only girls really get to stay on cash), head office terminated two workers without any notice (they literally came in for their shift, got changed, headed onto the floor and was called to the office to receive their termination letter), pharmacist manager is a hypocrite, most workers don't even do anything, only a handful ever get work done. do not recommend working for this company.

      5 people found this review helpful
    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      You learn a lot

      Dec 17, 2020 - Pharmacy Assistant in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Staff discount is among the best I've seen! Very friendly coworkers

      Cons

      Can be very stressful at times, sometimes it's only the pharmacist and one tech

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Treats Black Pharmacists like slaves!

      Aug 5, 2020 - District Support Pharmacist in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      None that I can think of

      Cons

      Promotes Racial inequality at all levels -Pays Black Pharmacists less than other races regardless of experience, No matter how much you negotiate, they insist on paying you less - Black Pharmacists are given the worst stores and worst shifts -Black Pharmacists are stifled from aiming for permanent positions or managerial positions -Seniority in the company means nothing when selecting managers, they handpick new grads to be manager and ask the black pharmacist to train them on the most basic concepts, clearly competence is not a criteria -Toxic culture overall where subordinates are encouraged to gossip and bully their new Pharmacists - Subjective review system for DSPs where staff pharmacists can score you very low and not be required to provide any tangible reason i.e. i don’t like your face - Training for new hires is lacking, you are paired with an older colleague for two days where (s)he can choose not to train you and give you a negative review afterwards. Basically, set you up to fail and penalise you for it. - The diversity in the company’s core values is only for linkedin and the website, look around and count the number of black employees exist in the organisation, few? Now count those in leadership positions, *crickets* Black Lives Matter my foot!

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      It was okay

      Apr 24, 2020 - Pharmacy Assistant in Surrey, BC
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      good coworkers and get to interact with patients

      Cons

      pharmacists are way overworked and understaffed

      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Awful

      Mar 24, 2017 - Pharmacy Technician in Winnipeg, MB
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The hours were okay.

      Cons

      The pay is pretty much minimum wage and a lot of turnover with employees. The pharmacist I worked under was fairly new and was stressed and disorganized which made it hard to work with her. I was told the training was paid and I still have not received that compensation.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Losing customers

      Feb 14, 2017 - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Pickering, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Employee discount, especially on in-store brands is pretty good. If you've hung in there long enough...paid vacation is hard to give up.

      Cons

      No support at store level. Cut jobs and cut hours constantly at the expense of the customer. Losing customers because of extended wait times. Difficult to keep PT staff when they only get 4-12 hours per week. Pharmacists and techs expected to complete more tasks in same timeframe with less hours and staff. Customers constantly saying we need more help. The increase in customers directing their anger and dissatisfaction at staff has increased and is stressfull. The increase in workload is overwhelming!!

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      6 people found this review helpful
    7. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Its bad everywhere,

      Nov 15, 2016 - Pharmacy in North York, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      the hours are ok, they are closed on christmas day. you do get pay raise every 4 to 6 months automatically its about 15 cents or so.

      Cons

      they use you brutally, hire when they need you, make promises of you getting raise and being fulltime but then they dont keep the promises. high turn over rate so who ever promises you something is never around long enough to make it happen even if they want to stop using us, yes we get paid but we do a good job so keep that in mind instead of being rude to us. the pharmacist treat you like you are stupid. they never take responsibility its always pharmacy assistant fault, they like to yell at you and point out your mistakes in front of everyone. hr claims they are there if you have problems but they are not, you can never get to speak to them and when you do they just say take care of your issue yourself. you work over time and they dont pay you for it right away you have to wait 4 weeks sometime, benefits are not the same for assistants like they are for pharmacist or management. they always find a reason not to give you your yearly raise, you never get a good enough score.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Don't waste your energy here

      Sep 24, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Pay when you've worked with the company long enough, discount on Rexall products are pretty good and we are unionized.

      Cons

      You are over worked, so much is expected of you. There are not enough hours to go around. It's a very stressful place to work. Some of the rules and policies are pretty out there. Managers are thrown into stores and some haven't even worked for Rexall before. Pharmacy lost so many hours, 90% of the day there is just a pharmacist in the pharmacy and being a cashier you have to deal with the harassment. Management gets paid daily regardless, so most just show up when they please. HR is pretty useless when it comes to solving instore problems.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    9. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Pharmacy Manager

      Jul 23, 2016 - Pharmacy Manager in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good Pension plan , reasonable competitive pharmacist wage

      Cons

      Lack of understanding of pharmacists or patients needs, corporate profits override patient safety with massive staff shortages

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      5 people found this review helpful
    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Relief pharmacist

      Jun 17, 2016 - Relief Pharmacist in Hamilton, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      They do offer above market rate of pay per hour but that's it.

      Cons

      Bare bones pharmacy inventory at times, no help, pharmacist must enter, count, label, fill, counsel, cash out, order inventory, throw out garbage, no tech or little tech, put away the order, make mixtures, make and check own blister packs, 13 hr days expect to leave nothing for the next pharmacist or you get a call at home.

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      9 people found this review helpful
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