London Drugs

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London Drugs Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
61 Reviews
3.5
61 Reviews
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London Drugs President & CEO Wynne Powell
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30 Ratings

Review Highlights

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
  • Head office visits come and ignore the people that are making them money (in 6 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I would say alright

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    Current Employee - Stocking Team Leader  in  Duncan, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Stocking Team Leader in Duncan, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at London Drugs part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This company thrives on perfection and excellence and career advancement within the company is limitless if your willing to do the work

    Cons

    A lot of the time tasks are assigned with impossible deadlines and have to be pushed over into other days or weeks, basically overworked and underpaid for the amount of work you are givin

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    sales

    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    for living , no special interest.

    Cons

    no. it is very good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it is good job.

  3.  

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at London Drugs full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Family owned Canadian company. Great opportunity to move up.

    Cons

    Retail can be a challenge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Really demanding but a pleasant experience.

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

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

    Pros

    Really supportive people around there. You can ask all your questions. They are fairly tolerant of mistakes.

    Cons

    Really demanding. lots of walking on concrete.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great benefits and room to grow.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at London Drugs part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The employee benefits are great and there are many different positions available.

    Cons

    Difficult to get full time hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Wages have not increased in 25 years. Without a reason to work or remain in employment there why even work there ...

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    Former Employee - Computer Technician  in  Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Computer Technician in Richmond, BC (Canada)

    I worked at London Drugs full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The Office is clean and the Coffee tastes OK. Most people are nice, a few are really great (even in Management).

    Win (the VP) is OK, but Lose would be a better name for him.

    Cons

    When I left 25 years ago people were getting about $12 to $14 to configure and assemble Computers.

    They do not pay Management (which is what most Technicians are, a 'no-power Manager') Overtime, but a "Salary"; which means you work for hourly pay without being paid Overtime, and you can not be sure when your work day ends.

    Looking at the 'Salaries' (joke) posted here it looks like the wages have not increased in a quarter century. WHY !

    How can there be any advancement unless you become the Supervisor of your Section, but there is only one position, so you must wait for them to retire (and at nearly double what you get they may not leave quickly).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No wonder there is so much loss (theft), no one is paid enough to keep an eye on things. No reason to suspect anyone who actually worked there but losses were huge, maybe that is why they paid so little; to fund your co-workers.

    No wonder the people in your Retail Outlets are not knowledgeable about the Products, why would they care. A no-future Job is always a stepping stone to another Job, just to tell the next Employer that you did work somewhere so (therefore), for what little you pay) I must be OK.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great group of people, but management holds a firm hand

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Surrey, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Surrey, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    The people you work with on a day to day basis are great. However, the room for development is slow and the senior management team keeps a firm hold on their positions for years and does not foster in-

    Cons

    However, the room for development is slow and the senior management team keeps a firm hold on their positions for years and does not foster in-house growth with training. Furthermore, only Managers are guaranteed hours where Assistant Managers may get 28 hours a week and are not allowed to restrict their availability therefore making it impossible to hold a second job in that case.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more levels of growth. For example: add a sales leader or training members to the hierarchy in oder to give employees more incentives to keep moving within the company. Also, the sales commission is way below other companies and therefore, is not a motivator and will not help your staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to grow a career

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I have been working at London Drugs full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Company culture is very strong, family feel, great learning environment and room for growth. Has given me a lot of opportunities in my time with the company.

    Cons

    Busy environment, can be stressful working in the stores during busy times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on meaningful few things, less overwhelming email communication and expectations. Laser focus on essential things that will make the most difference to the customers and sales.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good

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    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor  in  Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at London Drugs full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Pay is good to start but does not increase

    Cons

    Slow to promote to upper management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work while in school

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    Former Employee - Computer Specialist  in  Lethbridge, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Computer Specialist in Lethbridge, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    -Employees are treated well
    -Friendly staff

    Cons

    I don't have anything bad to say about London Drugs. They treated me really well, and i enjoyed my time there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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