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  • "one of the best things about working at shoppers drug mart is the flexible hours and the people you work with(in 252 reviews)
  • "Fun and there are great people(in 239 reviews)
  • "Helping the community through my work in the pharmacy was very rewarding and the staff was friendly(in 221 reviews)
  • "great coworkers that make the environment fun and enjoyable(in 191 reviews)
  • "Flexible and good benefits for long time.(in 167 reviews)
  • "low pay; you will not have a raise unless you applied for a higher position..(in 325 reviews)
  • "poor management has lead to cranky customers and a too much theft(in 235 reviews)
  • "If you have a bad manager you will know more than her and she will complain that you didn't have time to clean.(in 117 reviews)
  • "more and more work to do with low salary(in 91 reviews)
  • "Minimum wage not worth it often(in 86 reviews)

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Updated Oct 3, 2023

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    1. 1.0
      Jan 17, 2019
      Anonymous Employee
      Former Employee
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook


      - Decent employee discount. - Sometimes you get breaks.


      -Store owner, store management and dept. management were very apathetic to issues brought up. Dept. staff were unresponsive to new ideas or suggestions of any kind. -I was usually on staff alone during peak times (between 4-6pm) and found it challenging to serve customers while on shift alone at this time. -Very little freedom to be creative with merchandizing or dept. decor, and in essence, the stores all look homogenous and cookie-cutter. - Lack of organic/natural products to recommend or purchase. - Uniforms are outdated and made of itchy and suffocating polyester fibers. -Late hours and open during holidays which negates work/life balance. -Did not receive a performance review or raise in more than 1 year on staff.

      1. 4.0
        Nov 8, 2017
        Cosmetics Manager
        Current Employee, more than 5 years
        Kitchener, ON
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook


        strong company, always growing and expending


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

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