Jean Coutu Reviews

Updated May 31, 2015
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  1. Weak salary compare to other pharmacy (laboratory technician)

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Jean Coutu full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Love the job, the team, the tasks. Nice hours when you have a family (only 1 night per week)

    Cons

    Weak salary. Almost minimum wage for a lot of responsabilities. My friend have the same job with same experience for 4$ more per hour at Pharmaprix. Takes a long time to have good vacation.


  2. It is a very pride diminishing job.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Jean Coutu part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Managers doesn't give you much supervision so you can do whatever you want. The staff are generally young and happy.

    Cons

    There's no much to be proud of while working there. You don't learn anything good.


  3. Worked as a store clerk

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Clerk in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Store Clerk in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Jean Coutu part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Jean Coutu is a great place to work part time for students who are attending school. Some supervisors are easier to work with than others, but you are always well treated as an employee. Your short 15 minutes breaks are paid. I had a great time working there and would recommend it.

    Cons

    Some tasks require lifting heavy boxes and products. Other store clerks who are working with you may not be serious in their work and/or lack immaturity. Occasionally, you may come across strange clients.


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  5. Ok

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Jean Coutu part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of stores so you can find work near your home.

    Cons

    Salaries a very low compared to other banners.

    Advice to Management

    Hiring 20 yo management is unwise.


  6. assembleur

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembleur in Longueuil, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Assembleur in Longueuil, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Jean Coutu full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    salary,nice environnement,amenities,great advantages,nice benefits...gymnasium,daycare,variable shifts,jobs are changeable during the year

    Cons

    boring,alaways the same.no challenge,people are boring..lol

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees


  7. Exploitation

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Jean Coutu part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Rx Pro is very fun to work with

    Cons

    All the labs I worked at had very bad managing skills. A lot of pharmacies are disorganised and the pay is very low with virtually no advantages.

    Advice to Management

    A lot needs to be done about management. Managing people is not easy, you need to be better equiped.


  8. Overworked and underpaid

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Casselman, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Casselman, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Jean Coutu full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice customers. Love working with the public. Always something to do for someone who likes to keep busy. Not much else to say.

    Cons

    Little pay for cost of living. I make $13.57 an hour. No commissions. Work evening and weekends. Not much time to spend with kids.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more money


  9. cosmetician

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Cosmetician in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cosmetician in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Jean Coutu part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    acquire experience with customer service and learn about many different cosmetic products and makeup lines,and be able to compare them.

    Cons

    I don"t think this is a place for someone to have a career considering the salary isn't very competitive.


  10. Helpful (1)

    cosmetic manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cosmetic Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cosmetic Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Jean Coutu full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good hours, stable work, flexible

    Cons

    not much room for advancement


  11. Really good experience for students 16-21

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Attending Manager in Quebec, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Attending Manager in Quebec, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Jean Coutu part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A very sociable experience. Lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    While being fun and rewarding, this is not a career.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is the key!



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