Shoppers Drug Mart Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
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  1. Great work culture

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

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

    Pros

    Working with Co-workers -- work culture had a significant impact on why I stayed there for four years.

    Cons

    Management cutting hours to reduce costs also reduces number of workers. I worked there for four years, and by the time I left I took on a Merchandising role with my Supervisor role to make up for "not enough people".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I suggest benefits to keep part-time employees longer and reduce turnover.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people 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 (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
  3. 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 (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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  5. 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 (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
  6. 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
  7. 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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