Shoppers Drug Mart

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Shoppers Drug Mart Reviews in Edmonton, AB Canada

Updated Mar 10, 2014

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3.2 4 reviews

79% Approve of the CEO

Shoppers Drug Mart President & CEO Domenic Pilla

Domenic Pilla

(53 ratings)

100% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 30% discount comes in handy especially if you have an expensive taste for cosmetics(in 25 reviews)

  • employee discount that is it, some coworkers are great(in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Head office putting too much work, no time to actually enjoy the job(in 14 reviews)

  • big company HR department that supports executives, touts work-life balance in policy only(in 6 reviews)

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    Amazing Place to Work!

    Cosmetician (Former Employee) Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    ProsFlexible hours, terrific environment, and wonderful staff.

    ConsThere are not any major cons.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote from within.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    pharmacy tech

    Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    Prosnice and professional environment, good people

    ConsJob requires hard work for long hours. Most of the time pharmacies are understaffed. There is not enough time to eat or use the washroom which creates unhealthy work conditions for heath care providers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlthough as a pharmacy tech you are entitled to have 15 min coffee and 30 min lunch break, most of the days it is impossible to take it. Because it is very busy and pharmacies are short of staff. Either increase staffing or give a down time to pharmacy for people to eat, drink and rejuvenate. 6-8 hours is too long to stay focused without a break.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    a good company but doesn't have good employee programs

    Front Store Supervisor (Current Employee) Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    Prosa good working schedule and time flexibility

    Consmanagement does not give proper training to employees

    Advice to Senior Managementdevelop an employee advancement program

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was fine, a good place for students in high school. Not a life-long career choice.

    Cosmetician (Former Employee) Sherwood Park, AB (Canada)

    Pros- I always had lots of customer interaction
    -I was always busy during every shift: lots of things to get finished

    Cons-Imbalanced workload.
    -Very low amounts of promotions for "younger" people. (This could have been just my location)
    -Commission earned was NEVER broken down and shown to me: I think that our boss had a way to get us ripped off. One month I only made $20 comission, on quite high sales.

    Advice to Senior Management-Never underestimate a young, pretty face.
    -Have a better communication strategy with your cosmetics department about the Cosmetics Managers hired. I was very unhappy with most hired: I wound up training them! And they were the ones making the big bucks.

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    tough times

    Cosmetic Manager (Former Employee) Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    Prosgreat pay and benefits if your full time
    support from managment of course depends on your particular store and how its run, you can't rate shoppers as a chain based on one store

    Constimekeeping system is to finiky and tends to lead to an hour or two loss on paychecks
    the pos system is ancient
    major cuts and job losses right now due to recession and generic drug issue
    pay for cashiers to low

    Advice to Senior Managementevery managment team is different depending what store you are at.
    Managment has to follow corporate rules, some staff do not like the changes but its out of the store's hands.

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