London Drugs Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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London Drugs President & CEO Wynne Powell
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Pros
  • Flexible hours, big enough employee pool to switch shifts if needed (in 9 reviews)

  • Very friendly and experienced management team (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes the people at head office had no real grasp on what was happening at store level (in 7 reviews)

  • Company offers minimum working hours and salary package for part time employe (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Great learning opportunity for a first job, very flexible to my school schedule.

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    Former Employee - Computer Specialist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Computer Specialist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at London Drugs part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Manager and coworkers were very kind, schedule was flexible and benefits were good.

    Cons

    Customers can be difficult, night shifts can feel very long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more staff with over-ride at night.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. It was a great experience; I enjoyed working with a wide variety of people with great personalities. Flexible hours.

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    Former Employee - Manager, Loss Prevention Operations in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager, Loss Prevention Operations in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at London Drugs full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, reasonable wages, paid overtime, lots of growth opportunities decent management.

    Cons

    Retail shift work, open 7 days a week, 364 days a year, vacation black-out at Christmas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Over the years there was a culture shift and the company lost its family business feel and became more of a corporation. I believe this led to a culture of bad feelings on the part of some long-term employees and the company lost a lot of good experienced staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Long term, part-time employee at distribution centre

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    Current Employee - Merchandise Handler in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Merchandise Handler in Richmond, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at London Drugs

    Pros

    Wage, flexibility are all above standard for industry

    Cons

    Politics between management and certain employees, favouritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees to improve morale

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. great learning experience and will help you learn allot about the sales part of photography.

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    Current Employee - Photo Electronics Specialist
    Current Employee - Photo Electronics Specialist

    I have been working at London Drugs part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great hours and very flexible, as well you can make allot more if you are good with sales the pay is decent and all around atmosphere is good although quite stressful its a job you will most likely be working with for multiple years.

    Cons

    It can be challenging as it takes allot of time to get the routine and learn how to deal with customers and vendors etc but other then that its retail so working with some customers can drive u insane but it is just a part of the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If possible raises more frequently as I have been with the company for almost 5+ months and i am still sitting at the same hourly wage that I started with.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Great coworkers Good company Poor managment.

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    Former Employee - Photo Electronics Specialist in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Photo Electronics Specialist in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I worked at London Drugs

    Pros

    Loved the people I worked with
    Flexible scheduling
    Good discounts

    Cons

    Too many hours cut
    Horrible upper level management with better than you attitudes
    Takes too long to advance on the pay scale since it's based on hours worked and all they do is cut hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micro managing. Try treating your employees with some respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Cashier/Stock Person

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I worked at London Drugs part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Worked with some great coworkers who are similar in age and shared similar interest
    -fun work environment but is entirely dependent on the store you work at

    Cons

    -lousy and pushy store manager
    -bad pay
    -regular hour cuts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't criticize employees if you never work with them since you do not have to work nights

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. Department management isn't good. They even fool the store manager. It's ridiculous!!

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at London Drugs

    Pros

    The employees are friendly! Store discount of 20%

    Cons

    The department manager was never in the department. They always complain that you aren't doing your job. How can they complain when they are never in the department!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Double check the department management breaks and schedule. They never want to work weekends and they are never in the department. They always feed the store management bs about their employees which aren't true.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. typical high-school sales job

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    Former Employee - Computer Specialist in Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Computer Specialist in Surrey, BC (Canada)

    I worked at London Drugs part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - not as stressful as FS/BB.
    - Most of the co-workers are nice.

    Cons

    - pay isnt that great.
    - typical company where customers can get whatever they want if they make enough noises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop honouring customers' complains when its flat-out dumb.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. You work here to get "job experience" only

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at London Drugs part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Hours are flexible. Stores are taken care of and the other team members are there for the same purpose (doing the time) so you can laugh and have some fun.

    Cons

    Boring. Repetitive. Pay is brutal. Too many people stay here and become lazy slobs that still live at home when they are 40 so be prepared for drama queens.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's one of those companies where you can't do anything to improve. It is what it is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Good for experience only

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Assistant in Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Assistant in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at London Drugs full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Getting experience and looks good on Resume. Employee discount

    Cons

    High stress level and very unorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont take advantage of people who are new to the company and underpay them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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