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Shoppers Drug Mart Reviews

Updated 25 September, 2018
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Mike Motz
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  • "Work/life balance wasn't always the greatest" (in 24 reviews)

  • "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 54 reviews)

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  1. "Beauty expert"

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    Former Employee - Beauty Boutique Expert
    Former Employee - Beauty Boutique Expert

    I worked at Shoppers Drug Mart full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good co-workers and great management

    Cons

    Hourly rate is little bit low if you ar entry level


  2. "SDM"

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

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time

    Pros

    Good company discount for yourself and friends/family.

    Cons

    difficult customers at times to deal with

  3. "Pharmacy Assistant"

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

    I worked at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time

    Pros

    Learns a lot of on-hand skills

    Cons

    Gets very busy sometimes and not enough technicians


  4. "Cash Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Recommends

    I worked at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work for those that are looking forward to experience retail business before moving onto chosen career path. Learn to interact with others, while getting familiar with organizational culture.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  5. "Overall good work environment, enjoyed my time there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time

    Pros

    Great people, Good managers, Good discount

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours


  6. "Improving Culture"

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

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart full-time

    Pros

    Culture is moving towards flex working. Large parent company with lots of internal opportunity.

    Cons

    There is still some traditional corporate culture


  7. "Pretty Fun"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Face Paced Customer Facing Environment
    Good place to work while in school and very flexible hours
    Discount is very good

    Cons

    Some Customers are hard to deal with and difficult

  8. "Merchandiser"

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in St. Catharines, ON
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in St. Catharines, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Personable management and they let you perform your duties without hovering over you.

    Cons

    Workload can be very physically demanding. Employees come and go (especially students) which is understandable.

    Advice to Management

    Let employees give constructive feedback without shutting them out.


  9. "Ex-Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor

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

    Pros

    Solid discount
    Easy enough job
    Easy to get time off

    Cons

    Nobody else cares
    Good luck getting full time


  10. "Motivate your manager"

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

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family, vacation time, certain jobs within

    Cons

    Below average pay, too much work not enough hours to hire,

    Advice to Management

    Get you people involved with the going on of your store, thebad, the good, make them feel like they are part of a team! Motivate your team don’t sit in your office all day! Do special “things” for your team I’d rhey feel like they belong you will motivate your team more! Your management is as only as good as your team so get involved with them!!


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