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Shoppers Drug Mart Reviews

Updated 23 January, 2019
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  • "The stores are owned by individuals with visits from head office so there is no union or any real HR so problems are tough to deal with" (in 60 reviews)

  • "Late hours and open during holidays which negates work/life balance" (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "An excellent company"

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    Current Employee - Director in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Director in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great leadership, lots of good projects, great ability to expand your horizons.

    Cons

    Loblaws got involved and some of the culture changed.

    Advice to Management

    Stay your course, keep innovating.


  2. "Overall pleasant experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart full-time

    Pros

    Supportive company with desire to help employees grow.

    Cons

    Location is not the easiest to get to without a vehicle

  3. "A good company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Shoppers Drug Mart full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of possibilities of advancement.

    Cons

    Sometimes the environment was too antagonistic.


  4. "Post Office Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North York, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North York, ON

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pretty easy job, nice place to work

    Cons

    It can be a bit boring


  5. "It’s great!"

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    Current Employee - Cosmetician/Beauty Expert in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Cosmetician/Beauty Expert in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of fun, very personable with clients, coworkers very nice. Always fun to go into work

    Cons

    Late nights, I had to go into work sick more than once


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shoppers Drug Mart (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you want to advance they have an internal training program that helps you every step of the way.

    Cons

    You are working in retail you will have great customers but you will have some really bad ones too.


  7. "SDM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Pharmacy owners know nothing about running a business

  8. "Decent job for students"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They are fairly flexible when it comes to hours

    Cons

    Management can be lazy when it comes to helping at the job


  9. "Merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time

    Pros

    -Flexible Hours
    -Great discount of 30%

    Cons

    -Limited room for growth
    -Limited staff on most days


  10. "qa specilaist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Shoppers Drug Mart full-time

    Pros

    high salary amazing culsture excelent benefits

    Cons

    difficult hiring procedure
    judgmental attituse against new hires