Pharmasave Drugs Reviews

Updated April 6, 2015
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  1. Working at Pharmasave Drugs (National) LTD

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    Current Employee - Merchandising in Langley, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Merchandising in Langley, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Pharmasave Drugs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very dedicated, hard working team.

    Cons

    Politics are a bit tough to navigate

    Advice to Management

    I would encourage management to invest more in their employees, in terms of training.

  2. Fast-Paced, had fun doing my job.

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    Former Employee - Post Office Manager in Port Coquitlam, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Post Office Manager in Port Coquitlam, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Pharmasave Drugs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Customers were number one for me. Developed great relationships with a lot of people.

    Cons

    Heavy workload, no room for growth, no raises in over 5 years, no acknowledgment that you do a good job.

    Advice to Management

    Too much to say....

  3. Grateful to have such an easygoing job

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    I have been working at Pharmasave Drugs part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good for student's like myself, doesn't interfere with school.
    Co-workers are easygoing and laid-back, I am comfortable around them. Always there in case I need help.
    Work itself is pretty mindless.
    Technology is good, we have large touchscreen monitors for our cash register.

    Cons

    Sometimes business can be dead, and time goes by slow.
    Only 4h a week, or if I'm lucky every couple of months I get an 8h shift.
    Lottery can be stressful and frustrating at times.
    I find I can sometimes be taken advantage of or feel left out by senior employees. They happily chat with the pharmacist while I have to stay at cash alone, or they choose another student employee over me to assist them and tell me to stay at cash incase customers come.

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  5. Fun and friendly

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pharmasave Drugs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pharmasave is a wonderful place to work, the people are kind and the company structure allows for a lot of freedom to do the job well and to a high professional standard.

    Cons

    Training is a weak point, there used to be a standard training manual but it is no longer in use. As a result, training now varies from store to store and doesn't always meet the company standard of quality.

    Advice to Management

    It would be nice to see the computer system upgraded to a newer standard, integrated gift cards for example.

  6. A good student job.

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Langenburg, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Langenburg, SK (Canada)

    I have been working at Pharmasave Drugs part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    As my first job, I cant say a whole lot. I get the time off that I need for school and other activities, and I still get enough hours earn some money. The management is always kind and understanding, and just as a part time job for a few years, working with customers, though it can be frustrating, is sometimes nice. I have been taught and learned quick, and I can do many things expected of a full-time employee after a short period of time. With 3 student employees, there is plenty of hours to be had in a month, but not so much as to be overworked. Hours of 10-5 on weekends, 3:30-5:30 on school days and 9-5 on weekdays,

    Cons

    Because of still being in school, I cant really say to much. But, from what I get, any sort of benefits, compensation, and bonuses are garbage. personally, the thing I hate most in my job is the cleaning, and sometimes, dead times of day. That gets boring fast.

    Advice to Management

    Ship hasn't sunk yet. Keep it up and it won't!

  7. Superb experience, great leadership skills earned

    Current Employee - Pharmacy Assistant in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Assistant in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Pharmasave Drugs part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learned a lot about human health, medicine, dependencies

    Cons

    Got exposed to chemicals that could possibly interact with my hormone levels

    Advice to Management

    your doing a great job

  8. Pharmacy Assistant

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Assistant in Angus, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Assistant in Angus, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Pharmasave Drugs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good to work for in general

    Cons

    needs to be more professional on the management side .

    Advice to Management

    treat others as you would want to be treated and talk to.

  9. The store that I worked at; did not follow the Handbook mandate - harrassment and bullying

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Operator in Victoria, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Operator in Victoria, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Pharmasave Drugs part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    At this store, no reason - staff and manager showed disrespect in terms of the handbook mandate -

    Cons

    From the start, I was ostracized and treated with a great deal of disrespect - behaviour meted out by staff, enabled, encouraged and practiced by the manager. Contrary to the handbook mandage.

    Advice to Management

    Should not listen to gossip - nor be manipulated by staff who was abusive - could learn to be open to positive suggestions that could mean an increase in customer base and thereby have them return. Could learn to think outside the box - less display at to what will work rather than what will not work.

  10. It was okay, pretty normal.

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

    I worked at Pharmasave Drugs part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I liked working with people and learning about drugs.

    Cons

    When it gets busy, you have to be really careful with the pills.

  11. Wonderful Company

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    Former Employee - Space Management
    Former Employee - Space Management

    I worked at Pharmasave Drugs

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are many opportunities within the company for advancement and overall great moral within the comapnay

    Cons

    The hours and shift work can be trying at times

    Advice to Management

    There is no advice I would like to share at this time.

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