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Shoppers Drug Mart Reviews

Updated 18 November, 2017
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  • head office needs to remember that dispensary is heart of the store ; ensure adequate staff resourcing (in 48 reviews)

  • Work/life balance wasn't always the greatest (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Cosmetician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cosmetician
    Former Employee - Cosmetician
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Lots of free product
    - Opportunities to learn more about product
    - Interesting if you like makeup/skin care/fragrance
    - Usually accommodating to school schedule and give long hours so you work less shifts but make more
    - COMMISSION
    - Great sales experience
    - Usually work with a great team all working toward success of the department

    Cons

    - Sometimes have to work quite late or quite early
    - Stressful when customers don't want to pay at cosmetics till as you lose your commission

    Advice to Management

    -Work with front cash to send cosmetics customers back to cosmetics when they try and cash out at the front
    - It can be very frustrating when you help a customer out a ton and they still don't take the hint when you say to come back to them at cosmetics and say they don't want their products held at counter


  2. "Pharmacist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON

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

    Pros

    Great best place t work

    Cons

    Could be better with managemnet

    Advice to Management

    Awesome


  3. "It's Retail"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team atmosphere, supportive crew, reasonable opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    It's retail - long hours, hard work


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  5. "Merchadiser"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good culture, good team members depending on where you work

    Cons

    Can be a bit repetitive at times


  6. "Shoppers drug mart cashier"

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

    I worked at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time

    Pros

    work hours are not too long (8 hours for one shift), morning, afternoon, and night shift to choose from. The manager is easy to communicate with shifts and hours. The lighting for the workplace is bright, feeling less pressure.

    Cons

    the location at my workplace is a bit busy at night time, so you will get some pressure from the big line. but if you don't care about the 8-hour stand and the lane pressure. you are fine. it's a easy job. good for the student who needs to make some money for the small bill. not enough for raising a family.

    Advice to Management

    no advice, but thanks to the manager to let me try this opportunity when I tell him that I got no experience as a cashier. :)


  7. "Cosmetic Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cosmetics Manager in Kitchener, ON
    Current Employee - Cosmetics Manager in Kitchener, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    strong company, always growing and expending

    Cons

    working evenings, weekends and holidays. No balance between work and family life


  8. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy job, the job consists of just cashing people out and cleaning up the seasonal section shelves.

    Cons

    I saw no cons when working at Shoppers Drug mart, was excellent experience for a student


  9. "Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Cambridge, ON
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Cambridge, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn if you want a career in retail - many departments

    Cons

    unrewarding and doesnt allow for creativity

    Advice to Management

    More full time employees


  10. "Shoppers Experience"

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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

    good discount on products great team

    Cons

    less hours to work, scheduling is a problem


  11. "Great for high school"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time

    Pros

    - Good hours for a high school student
    - Friendly coworkers

    Cons

    - Sometimes having demanding customers


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