Shoppers Drug Mart Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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Shoppers Drug Mart President & CEO Domenic Pilla
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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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  1. Cashier

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time

    Pros

    It was good because it was relaxing. I enjoyed how people treated me.

    Cons

    They are short staffed, and I often found myself to be the only cashier when the lineup is large.

  2. Love working for this company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Management takes care of employees making sure they are exactly where they want to be.

    Cons

    When the store doesn't make a lot of money hours may get cut.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Amazing experience with amazing staff

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Assistant in Whitby, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Assistant in Whitby, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved working in a job that was meaningful as opposed to flipping burgers at McDonalds. I loved working with different pharmacists and getting to work in a team. The employee discount is amazing and is 30% off any original priced item.

    Cons

    Hours had no flexibility due to the fact I was working with others who worked there full time (didn't have time to take extra shifts off) Had to organize life around work. Long stressful shifts that really tired me out.

    Advice to Management

    Not a lot of room for personal and professional growth. Stuck filling prescriptions like a robot, nowhere to look to aspire

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  5. Intern Pharmacist

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shoppers Drug Mart

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good learning environment
    Flexible hours
    Pharmacists were as eager to teach as I was to learn
    Never really felt put down even when I made those occasional silly mistakes

    Cons

    Like other pharmacy chains, intern pharmacist's work for free as volunteers and struggle to pay their bills while doing the internship. No real reflection on SDM per say but on all pharmacies in Canada

    Advice to Management

    Easy going Nigerian Associate. Great guy with great attitude.

  6. Feeling happy to work in store 0613

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    Current Employee - Beauty Boutique Expert in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Beauty Boutique Expert in Markham, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Co workers, supervisors are very nice.
    Beauty boutique manager is awesome, never giving you hard time.

    Cons

    Nothing has been improved, absolutely no complaints at all, I'm so proud of working in this store.

    Advice to Management

    No advice, everything is doing great.

  7. Approachable employees

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    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 (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  8. Very friendly and easy to work environment

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    Current Employee - Cosmetician in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cosmetician in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Amazing Place to work at

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    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 (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep doing what you do!

  10. Exciting Career Opportunities. Young Dynamic Organization

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    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very Challenging dynamic environment in constant flux.

  11. Great

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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 (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Long hours sometimes, hard to get time off

    Advice to Management

    Great work

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