Shoppers Drug Mart
Shoppers Drug Mart Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
- Popular Job Titles:
- Cashier (10)
- Merchandiser (7)
- Front Store Manager (4)
- Pharmacy Assistant (4)
- Cosmetician (4)
- Sales Associate (3)
- Beauty Expert (3)
- Business Analyst (2)
- Cosmetician/Beauty Expert (2)
- Front Store Supervisor (2)
- P/T Cashier (2)
- Cash Supervisor (2)
- Corporate Trainer (1)
- COSMETICS (1)
- Pharmacy Technician (1)
- Post Office Clerk (1)
- Cosmetic Manager (1)
- Recruitment (1)
- Project Manager (1)
- Director (1)
- Pharmacist (1)
- Technical Advisor (1)
- Assistant Front Store Manager - Process Lead (1)
- Legal Assistant (1)
- Assistant Front Store Manager (1)
- Merchandizer (1)
- Merchandiser/Cashier/Post Office (1)
- Cosmetic Merchandiser (1)
- Digital Operator (1)
- Talent Acquisition/Human Resources (1)
Very Easy Interview
Pharmacy Assistant Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Shoppers Drug Mart in January 2010.
Interview Details – Spoke to the manager face to face. Handed in resume. Called me back same night to offer position.
Interview Question – Are you free on weekdays? Answer Question
Cash Supervisor Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I interviewed at Shoppers Drug Mart in September 2010.
Interview Details – Dressing formally is definitely a plus even though it was an entry level position. Always have a firm hand shake and practice good eye contact skills. Small little interview etiquette such as waiting for the interviewer to be seated before you seat will also earn you points as you are showing respect.
Interview Question – Give me an example of when you dealt with a difficult customer. Answer Question
Cashier/Merchandiser Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Shoppers Drug Mart in June 2014.
Interview Details – they asked the basic questions....why do you want to work here and so on. if you are honest on why you want the job they would be more likely to take you on
Very Easy Interview
P/T Cashier Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and interviewed at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Interview Details – Very simple interview, basically hired on the spot. Just wanted to know what hours I could work, and what I expected for a wage, and how soon I could start.
Negotiation Details – none
Business Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Shoppers Drug Mart
Interview Details – Multi-stage interview, first started with a basic phone screening, followed by an analytical test. Analytical test had many people being tested at once, basic logic questions. Afterwards was a personality vector test that was completed in their office. Finally there was an interview with managers. Interview with managers was with 3 at once, each in different departments.
Interview Question – The most difficult question was a case study for introducing a new brand in the market, and what effect this might have on Shopper's performance depending on how you introduce the product Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Better offer from anothe comany
Assistant Front Store Manager - Process Lead Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Shoppers Drug Mart in June 2014.
Interview Details – Hiring at Shoppers is highly dependent on the Associate/Owner and Front Store Manager, and how they operate. The trend is to have all applicants go through the on-line HR questionnaire at this point. Walking in with your resume isn't likely to land you a job anymore.
Hiring from within is where the majority of applicants come from for this position.
For the most part, include key words that the algorithm will identify, be sure to have applicable experience in the retail field, and be cautious, because the software tracks the number of positions you've applied for, where, and when, so that your digital footprints are set in stone. Also, managers are able to flag your profile in a number of ways, including tossing it to the curbside.
The actual interview is again dependent on the interviewer. Stick to interview 101 and you'll be fine. Stay concrete. Use real examples. Talk about process.
Interview Question – No zingers, really. Just the usual fare. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Depending on your experience, and your previous salary/position, you may be able to negotiate. This positions has a wage grid of $14-$23 depending on the size of the store. Small stores won't go above $16 usually.
Merchandiser Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied in-person and interviewed at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Interview Details – it all depends on if the manager likes you or not. you could even be hired on the spot
Interview Question – basic questions and strengths and weaknesses Answer Question
Negotiation Details – When you could start and availability
Assistant Front Store Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Shoppers Drug Mart in March 2014.
Interview Details – I applied for a position online. I was contacted by a recruitment specialist from head office within a few days. We discussed the position that I applied for, and others that I might be interested in. I was not being considered for the position that I had applied for, but the great part was that she took the time to explain why. She then expressed interest for a different position, one she felt was a better fit as well as future opportunities. It was a very positive first contact and we set up a phone interview time for the new position.
The phone interview: It was quite in depth, about 45min. It was a great two way conversation as opposed to a straight question and answer format. I was asked several questions that covered my management style, leadership skills, strengths and weaknesses, problem solving abilities, failures and successes, my career goals. Some questions were basic yes/no answers, others were situations, some required examples, some not. There was a good balance which allowed us to have an interview that flowed very smoothly.
I was notified by the recruitment specialist that my information was sent to a local store and I would be contacted by the Store Manager to set up an in person interview. At the in store interview I was interviewed by both the Store Manager and Owner, primarily the Store Manager. The entire interview was 2 1/2 hours. The interview went well, I was asked many of the same questions and a few different one that pertained to that store specifically. The interview again was a great two way conversation. I was informed by the Store Manager that I interviewed great. Subsequent to the interview I had to complete an on-line questionnaire of approx. 100 questions. I was not offered the position in that store.
This is the great thing that happened: Yes, I was disappointed. I received so much positive feedback that I did not give up and unbeknownst to me neither did they. I contacted the recruitment specialist a few days later by email to have my information sent to another store. Not only had she already done so, she had also spoken to other stores regarding my potential as well. The interview was set up and I met with the Store Manager and Owner. I found out that they received my information from the first store I interviewed in, with recommendation. How great is that?! I experienced a few days of disappointment, to find out that the company itself was trying to find me a job! How great is that?! It was another great interview and two days later I was offered the position! I absolutely accepted!
Good things come to those who wait! This was not a short process, from start to finish, about a month, but did involve head office, more than one store and several peoples schedules including mine. It was well worth the wait! And I can't express enough the high level of professionalism and dedication on the part of everyone involved!
Interview Question – I was fully prepared. I was not asked a question that I found to be difficult or unexpected. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did research on the industry and the company. I explained my expectations based on industry standards, the company and my experience. And I was made a good offer.
Merchandiser Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Shoppers Drug Mart in May 2012.
Interview Details – Online application, one-on-one interview, call back for result.
Interview Question – Why would you like to work for us? View Answer
Negotiation Details – They asked for salary expectations, but I did not get the impression that it would be negotiable.
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