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Day Lewis Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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  1. "Daylewis"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Day Lewis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best reason the annual ball

    Cons

    senior managment over subscribed with increasing aquasitions so don't prepare to be baby sat

    Advice to Management

    Employ more managers


  2. "Disappointing if you believe they are any different."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pharmacist
    Former Employee - Pharmacist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Day Lewis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Staff are kept up to date with relevant pharmacy issues regularly. At times friendly

    Cons

    but if you look beyond that, the friendliness is very insincere. A lot of micro managing.

    Bullying and harassment culture is very much tolerated and supported in this company, especially in the south west region, in both senior management and staff.

    Very top heavy.

    Day Lewis keep drumming in caring family culture is one of their core values but it really is not. Just a lie they hope many employees will buy into. Another flawed concept they have is of 'leadership'. Something they keep harping on about but have absolutely no clue how to implement .

    If you don't hard hit targets in the company stated deadlines (not necessarily NHS deadlines but ones set by the company) and make profits etc then you are most definitely out, with disregard to anything else. You will be held accountable and harassed for figures on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. 'No job worth doing breaks down into tiny, measurable parts.'

    Personal time is not valued whatsover and requests for time off for personal events/real-life can be rejected ruthlessly.

    Not to mention conference meetings over lunch breaks, long evening and Sunday trainings are unpaid for and strictly no time in lieu, none of these particularly helpful or useful, most are just a reminder to keep churning money in different words.Tight budgets. Short staffing/cuts, often at the cost of staff morale and efficiency. They blame NHS cuts but the company profits are higher than ever. Staff get a free ice cream in the summer and money towards a meal at Christmas if that helps . Holiday in December is a strict no. Also in summer months usually.

    Harsh treatment for disagreeable incidents.

    I have seen few opportunities for career development in other regions apart from the southwest where they are few to none.

    There seems to be an imbalance in treatment of pharmacists in this area and a strong culture of favoritism where one person is be handed more opportunities and the rest ignored.

    Advice to Management

    If they actually care about all staff they should make sure the managers running the show actually do. Their attitude is a reflection of the family that runs the business and so far that's not looking good.

    Incorporate honesty, clear communication and transparency

    Cut the multitude of managers and middle people and treat staff better in a more direct way, there are just too many managers, especially when it comes to staff shortages, issues at work, personal time and pay rates. I'm sure this will help with profits.


  3. "not a good place to work"

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

    Pros

    some nice people, ok office

    Cons

    on my 1st day got there and there was no one to greet me and i had to sit and wait until some HR advisor decided to ask if i was ok.

    also some person made a comment on my appearance which was quite shocking - having worked at various places and more known than day lewis i went in in normal attire black uniform, hair in a nice tidy bun, and make up.

    i found this so unprofessional that i dont wish to ever return to this head office - for me it was an appalling experience.

    also only 30min unpaid lunch?!you are working a 9-5.30pm shift

    Advice to Management

    be a bit more open minded


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Day Lewis Plc Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As the company is quite small, depending on what department you are in, you can get quite a lot of responsibilities.

    Cons

    The racial balance of employees is not equal. There is a particular race which dominates in this family founded company. The environment can feel alienating, particularly when employees of the more dominant race are speaking to each other in their own languages.

    Advice to Management

    Provide opportunities to a wider and more balanced range of potential colleagues.


  6. "Get's the job done"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Day Lewis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly head office atmosphere

    Accessible managers

    Regular fun events and activities for all staff

    Clear vision for future and acknowledgement of the industry difficulty.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency.

    Communication somewhat lacking: Change is communicated slowly over long periods of time.

    Limited progression opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Find other ways to motivate and demonstrate the value of your staff - all your staff.

    Also, establish better lines of communication and try to mitigate the red tape.


  7. "Working at Day Lewis"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent, friendly working environment. Opportunities to progress.

    Cons

    No healthcare benefits or childcare vouchers

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  8. "Excellent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent environment to work with good support in place to help you.

    Cons

    Issues with pc or related takes time to be sorted. Increases workload as you have to catch up.


  9. "Warehouse Operative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Croydon, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Croydon, England (UK)

    Pros

    A lot of overtime available if you are willing to take it

    Cons

    Lousy payment, no perspectives. Some people claimed they were penalized or fired with no reason


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for, underpaid undervalued employees make it worth it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Day Lewis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for as a pharmacist, good work ethic among staff. Friendly people at head office and generally good attitude from other employees

    Cons

    Communication from management down could be improved on. Generally paying low salary against average for the same position elsewhere.


  11. "Work Experince"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Supportive and very good head office team dealing with I T , accounts and payrolls, etc.

    Cons

    You dont get as much contact as you feel you need about daylewis and also Daylewis management level are not consistent throughout