I worked at Jean Coutu part-time
Like a small family at the pharmacy I worked at. Everyone was close. Work was not hard. There was also some time to talk to staff which as nice.
There was a lot of tension between staff. Led to a lot of pointless arguments. work could be a bit repetitive at times.
Advice to Management
Work more on building team culture. The pharmacist is the owner and a good leader, but did not play much of a role with the team to settle differences.
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Jean Coutu (Montreal, QC (Canada)) in November 2016.
First I applied online with a job posting I saw on the Jean Coutu website. I got a call a few days later and the supervisor of the Jean Coutu pharmacy I applied for talked to me about my customer service experience. No experience at a pharmacy was necessary. She then told me to come to the pharmacy location for an interview. It was me and the same supervisor who talked to me on the phone at the interview.
The interview consisted of reviewing my past education and experiences, focusing on customer service and communication skills. The requirement was bilingualism (English and French) and she asked several times whether I intended to stay at the job permanently as this was what they were looking for. They do not want to train someone intensely for a few months and have the time wasted. I reassured her that I was looking for a long term job and that I was really interested in pharmacy work, helping people, and working in a fast paced environment.
After about another week and a half, I got another call saying that I was hired. I went in to the pharmacy to sign my paperwork and I started my job about another week and a half after that.
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