Shoppers Drug Mart

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Shoppers Drug Mart Reviews in Edmonton, AB

310 Reviews
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310 Reviews
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing Place to Work!

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

    I worked at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours, terrific environment, and wonderful staff.

    Cons

    There are not any major cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    pharmacy tech

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

    I worked at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    nice and professional environment, good people

    Cons

    Job 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 ManagementAdvice

    Although 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    a good company but doesn't have good employee programs

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

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    a good working schedule and time flexibility

    Cons

    management does not give proper training to employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    develop an employee advancement program

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

    I worked at Shoppers Drug Mart

    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 ManagementAdvice

    -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.

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    tough times

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

    I worked at Shoppers Drug Mart

    Pros

    great 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

    Cons

    timekeeping 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 ManagementAdvice

    every 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.

    No opinion of CEO

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