Shoppers Drug Mart

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Shoppers Drug Mart Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
309 Reviews
3.3
309 Reviews
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Shoppers Drug Mart President & CEO Domenic Pilla
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Approachable employees

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

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

    Pros

    I learned how to work on Lottery Machine. Learn about Optimum Cards. There is a lot of promotions.

    Cons

    Doing the changes on prices for promotions everyday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider someone working as File Maintenance regular check of price tags.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very friendly and easy to work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cosmetician  in  Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cosmetician in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)

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

    Pros

    great benefits, gratis,every store is different, but the one I work at is friendly and many opportunities to grow in the cash nd merchandising departments but not so much in the cosmetics.

    Cons

    Not many employees to cover shifts if you get sick.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing Place to work at

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front Store Cashier  in  Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Front Store Cashier in Richmond, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers and amazing management.
    Flexible scheduling.
    Advance scheduling.

    By far this has been the best part time job that I ever had. They are very understanding as long as you give them a heads up with shift scheduling and over time you make great friends and everyone is friendly.

    Cons

    None at all really! The place I work at is really amazing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you do!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Exciting Career Opportunities. Young Dynamic Organization

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Manager  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Exciting place to work. Caring organization with lots of oportunities for personal growth

    Cons

    Very Challenging dynamic environment in constant flux.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cosmetician  in  Whitehorse, KW (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cosmetician in Whitehorse, KW (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, learned a lot, got free makeup

    Cons

    Long hours sometimes, hard to get time off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Purchasing Assistant

    Current Employee - Purchasing/Administrative/Banking  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Purchasing/Administrative/Banking in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Over ten years of administrative experience acquired the retail, banking, insurance and legal sectors resulting in the skills and attention to details required to function productively within highly regulated environments. Possess certificates in Banking Operations, Immigration Law, Office Administration, and Data Entry together with a Legal Assistant / Paralegal diploma together with training in areas such as Risk & Threats, Protecting Cardholder Data, Identity Theft and Social Engineering, Physical Security Controls. Experienced working in a dynamic banking environment where change is constant and demand for talent is high. Skilled in processing financial transactions pertaining to loans, credit, payroll, purchase orders and other related matters. Proven performance in maintaining a high degree of speed and accuracy together with keen attention to details while exercising prudence in dealing with sensitive information.

    Cons

    An excellent relationship builder and problem solver who is able to collaborate with both internal and external parties to earn their trust and achieve progressive results. Strong work ethic with the ability to juggle hectic schedules and deliver quality work performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Contributed to operational efficiency by performing a variety of administrative functions to assist purchasing processes; reported directly to the Senior Project Manager, Design & Construction

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Keeps employees motivate

    Current Employee - Cashier Supervisor  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cashier Supervisor in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    First, the flexibility of the schedule is very good. Second,30percent discount for employees. Very well managed by the owner and Front store manager. The workplace becomes a relaxed environment because majority of the employees treat you like a family:) There are always contests on surveys and optimum sign ups which I often win and keeps me motivated!

    Cons

    Compensation is on the low side

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give a little bit more increase on the compensation especially if the employee has a satisfactory work ethics and professionalism.

  9.  

    It was a great environment and place to work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time

    Pros

    Great management, staff, and very understanding to work for.

    Cons

    No negative things! A great place to work,

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing Place to Work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Great company to be a QA

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shoppers Drug Mart

    Pros

    Good environment and friendly team !!!

    Cons

    nothing bad i can think of

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