Shoppers Drug Mart Employee Reviews about "employee discount"

Updated Jun 21, 2020

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Shoppers Drug Mart President Mike Motz (no image)
Mike Motz
485 Ratings
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  • "Pushy head office with too many customer promotions(in 70 reviews)

  • "Seniority means little if anything; minimum wage job unless you're on the management track; inconsistent hours; not enough shifts(in 64 reviews)

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  1. "FAMILY LIKE COMPANY"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - AP Supervisor/Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shoppers Drug Mart full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Truly enjoyed working for 10 years at SDM. Great people, perks, employee discount at SDM stores, being small size company meant family like relations between departments, approachable head management.

    Cons

    Since company was purchased by Loblaw in 2013 a lot of things went downhill with groups/departments being reorganized, people laid off, etc. Glorious days are over!

  2. "working"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Cashier in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    it is a good and fkexible job and we have an employee discount (30%)

    Cons

    salary is normal/ min wage for a long time

  3. "PLease see below"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Cashier Supervisor in Brampton, ON
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great employee discount, owner is good

    Cons

    Discrimination, not suitable for immigrants

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  4. "Learn to take the bad with the good"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Burlington, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Up to 30% off regular price with employee discount; close to home so minimal commute; uniform shirts provided at no cost to employee; job tasks easy to learn; some flexibility with shifts.

    Cons

    Seniority means little if anything; minimum wage job unless you're on the management track; inconsistent hours; not enough shifts.

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  5. "Terrible Culture"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Business Division in North York, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart full-time

    Pros

    - 30% Employee Discount - Learning opportunities

    Cons

    - Promotions are no longer based on merit but favoritism and nepotism - Lack of diversity and inclusion on some teams - New HR team is as unhelpful as they can be and would not hesitate to lie and make up policies that do not exist to support management - Lack of integrity in new people managers

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  6. "Ok for part time"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time

    Pros

    Employee Discount. Free products. Good about scheduling.

    Cons

    Squeezes the employees to meet unrealistic targets. Corporate greed.

  7. "Pharmacy Assistant"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Assistant in Milton, ON
    Recommends

    I worked at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Employee discount, flexible work hours, employee appreciation

    Cons

    Under staffed, employee turn over

  8. "Decent place to work as a student"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Cashier 

    I worked at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time

    Pros

    Minimum job experience required, 30% employee discount

    Cons

    Low pay (only $0.10 above minimum wage), high turnover, employee discount isn't much considering how overprice most items are.

  9. "Hours"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Staff Pharmacist 

    I worked at Shoppers Drug Mart full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Employee discount Extensive benefits Positive team environment

    Cons

    Closing shifts that end at midnight

  10. "Worked at the front cash"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Cashier 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Employee discount. Very simple job

    Cons

    Working til closing and on weekends

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