Shoppers Drug Mart

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Shoppers Drug Mart Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
330 Reviews
3.3
330 Reviews
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Shoppers Drug Mart President & CEO Domenic Pilla
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64 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 30% discount was nice for buying light groceries and cosmetics (in 29 reviews)

  • 30% discount is great, but that's the only pro I can think of (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Head office putting too much work, no time to actually enjoy the job (in 16 reviews)

  • I've worked for 5 years and I barely get paid more than minimum wage (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Beauty Boutique Expert - had an amazing team, enjoyed working with the products.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Beauty Boutique Expert
    Former Employee - Beauty Boutique Expert

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

    Pros

    - seeing new products before they hit the shelves

    - opportunity for promotion

    - my direct superior valued my opinions and ideas

    - majority of beauty associates (young and mature) were absolutely lovely to work alongside

    - best loyalty program available by far (Sephora step up your loyalty prog game!!!)

    Cons

    - Head Office pushed for loyalty prog "opt-ins" (only applies to Beauty Boutiques) so much so, that they were being attained in dishonest ways

    - Head Office also rewarded said dishonest sales associates for their "high numbers" of opt-ins

    - miserable, bitter, insecure, dishonest associates poisoned the healthy, fun-loving work environment

    - a lot of illiterates work in retail (especially the beauty industry)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - seldom do I find friendly and enthusiastic mgmt in beauty industry retail; my direct superior was truly under-appreciated by her own superiors

    - front shop mgmt, although i did not always have to report to them, were petty and catty; regularly picking on the same "weak" individuals

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    not

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Ken Caryl, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Ken Caryl, CO

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good service, nice people, it was a good time it wasn't to hard it was a nice place to work

    Cons

    lots of time, it was a lot to handle butt you get use to it very easily

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I had an excellent experience at Shoppers Drug Mart.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Toronto, OH
    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Toronto, OH

    I worked at Shoppers Drug Mart

    Pros

    The best reasons to work at Shoppers Drug Mart were the friendly workplace environment and the high salaries comparing to other companies.

    Cons

    The disadvantages of the company were the little vacation period and the extensive hours of operation comparing to other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to advice you to open a single store of your company in Albania,Europe because Albania is a country model in Europe for the economical growth.The Prime Minister,Sali Berisha will help you to establish the new business there.The profits will come from the first year.The taxation system is the lowest in Europe.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    SDM

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart

    Pros

    work with really nice people
    discount is really handy
    location is excelleent
    the pay is good and the benefits are as well

    Cons

    management can be pretty difficult to deal with and pay cuts are rampant
    customers are pretty difficult to deal with as well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve managements ability
    stop pay cuts
    lower prices for fewer customer complaints
    more people to manage and run the store

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not what you think. Move on to the next job

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Avoid If Possible in Toronto, OH
    Current Employee - Avoid If Possible in Toronto, OH

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart

    Pros

    They are big company and you can get discounts.

    Cons

    Management team are only interested in maximizing stock options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees as part of the team

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    loved it

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart

    Pros

    good co workers. good customers

    Cons

    low pay. no promotions long standing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Low pay but the job is not hard

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good discount on products, nice people, easy work

    Cons

    Flexibility with vacations, low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire and schedule more people to work in a single shift, customers will be happier too.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work, easy process after I've been a stay at home mom, it was hard to get hired, part time hours were flexae shifts.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart

    Pros

    Easy process, friendly environment, work is not bad.

    Cons

    I'm a merchandiser, I'm not sure if it's part of the job I'm doing allot of running around for others, also have my own work that has to be done and running around all Night getting and doing stuff for others, I'm afraid I won't get my work done on time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay for merchandisers should be more it's a lot of lifting and running around plus you have to do cash back up, how am I supposed to get my work done. At least $11.75 per hr.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good part-time job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time

    Pros

    -always something to do
    -form relationships with regulars
    -employee discount
    -professional growth; can learn how to do things from different departments
    -teamwork effort

    Cons

    -promotion only occurs if you ask
    -time-off policies; stingy around holidays
    -inconsistent training
    -failure to make projected sales = labour hours slashed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -consider consistent training so everybody is on the same page

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    I've been working at Shopper's for about two months now; it's been a mostly very positive experience so far and I look forward to a long career
    here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Oshawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Oshawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The staff is friendly and upbeat, the supervisors and managers are as well for the most part. Hands on training allows you to learn quickly and pick it up easily. Someone is always around to answer questions and help out. Shopper's is a very professional environment and the store is ALWAYS very clean, tidy and well organized. The manager is an amazing person and posts the schedules well in advance.

    Cons

    The supervisors often have different standards and opinions on how things should be done. You're expected to do a lot of things at once even when it's not possible to multitask so much.
    These are problems that could easily be fixed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Outline job specifications a bit more clearly and keep your expectations less complicated and more realistic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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