Shoppers Drug Mart Employee Reviews about "employee discount"

Updated Jan 23, 2021

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629 Ratings
Pros
  • "Besides employee discount, you will received annual reward at the end of year in forms of free gift(in 159 reviews)

  • "Great career development and friendly work environment(in 139 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hourly allowance from head office change often(in 80 reviews)

  • "It's a part time minimum wage job(in 71 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Cashier/Merchandiser in Burlington, ON

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time

    Pros

    easy tasks, good first job, good employee discount

    Cons

    we only have one till open due to the new self check out

  2. COVID-19

    "Great and fair working environment"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Beauty Specialist in North York, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time

    Pros

    Depends on the store location, working culture is awesome. Individual's sales record get recognized and appreciate. Empowering staff in a way that is really respectful to every employee to create a fair, transparent and family working culture. Besides employee discount, you will received annual reward at the end of year in forms of free gift.

    Cons

    Smaller personal space in the lounge and lunch room when share with other employees especially during covid pandemic.


  3. "Decent employer"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Assistant in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time

    Pros

    30% employee discount to all staff

    Cons

    Items in store expensive, no benefits for casuals

  4. COVID-19

    "Great Place"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Assistant 

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart full-time

    Pros

    Employee Discount, Great staff, Very fast moving

    Cons

    Very stressful under COVID times

  5. "Would recommend as a part time job if you are a student"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Great employee discount because they offer a lot of different products

    Cons

    Commission was VERY low, lots of pressure to reach sales targets, and even though it's only $15 an hour, managers expect a lot out of you, especially if you work at the beauty boutique

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  6. "Good University Job, But Don't Stay Long-term"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Cashier in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers and 30% employee discount

    Cons

    Toxic micromanaging from a store manager that was really disconnected from floor operations.

  7. "Average workplace"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    employee discount, can work anywhere in Canada

    Cons

    more and more work to do with low salary

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  8. COVID-19

    "Fine job but don't plan on making a career out of it"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Cosmetician/Beauty Expert in Windsor, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Employee discount of 30%, companies send free products for beauty experts to try which is nice. Made commission on cosmetic sales but they were secretive about how commission was calculated so you never really knew how you were earning it.

    Cons

    Working at shoppers kind of felt like being in high school and doing a group project the entire time. People were often passive aggressive with each other because they were miserable more often than they were happy. Management changed constantly. Policies were inconsistently communicated and/or changed without telling us. We were expected to complete mandatory online training at home without pay and were only recently allowed to complete the training in store while punched in. Stores started administering COVID-19 tests recently but they then allowed those test patients to shop around after their test in the store and interact with cashiers. Raises occurred in 5-10 cent increments even though I was meeting/exceeding all of my expected duties on paper. In my opinion, the wages did not reflect the amount of work we did. We were expected to provide makeup and skin consultations which required expert knowledge in order to carry out. We would also do full makeovers for prom and weddings. We were skilled but did not get paid to reflect the skill. Basically if they can exploit your labor, they will.

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  9. "Okay for a first job"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Merchandiser 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Shoppers Drug Mart full-time

    Pros

    Busy store keeps the time going by. Decent employee discount.

    Cons

    Poor pay. Disorganized, poor management with little respect.

  10. "Just Average"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great employee discount. Co workers are awesome.

    Cons

    Continuing downward slide of working conditions since the take over by Loblaw's. Wages are terrible.

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