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Day Lewis Reviews

Updated October 26, 2017
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  1. "dispenser"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dispenser in Andover, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Dispenser in Andover, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Day Lewis full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    an ambitious company that would give me the opportunity to promote in my career.

    Cons

    I am able to mentain a good collaboration with colleagues, team work, punctuality and discretion, empatic to the needs of the clients and a caring nature.

    Advice to Management

    good company


  2. "Slow progression with poor salary no matter how hard you work compared to others."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    friendly team
    opportunity to experiment ideas to an extent
    social office environment
    Values those who work hard

    Cons

    poor management
    lack of diversity
    no progression opportunities
    promote heavily within the organisations to those with less experience
    No innovation

    Advice to Management

    listen to what employees have to say, as they say it for a reason. There needs to be more aware of what really is happening within teams such as conflict etc

  3. "Shop floor staffs should be more appreciated"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Dispenser in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Dispenser in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Day Lewis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -summer ice cream
    -christmas dinner
    -sweets and free meals for management family celebrations(marriages, childbirth)
    -enjoyable if you are lucky to have good and nice colleagues in your branch

    Cons

    Terrible management
    Unsupportive
    Unreasonable expectations with KPIs with staff shortages and massive workloads
    Just all about meeting targets, don't care how you manage to do it
    Always trying to save money on recruitments hence there is always staff shortage and huge workloads.
    Some set of people are more favoured

    Advice to Management

    Be nicer to staff cos there are the ones making the money for the company


  4. "Good with room for changes"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It was Supportive and fun

    Cons

    So much pressure and not financially worth


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Worse company to work for ever !!"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Operative
    Former Employee - Warehouse Operative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No pros . There is rude management and the way they treate you is disgusting

    Cons

    They treat you like your crap speak to you with very bad attitudes
    They are sarcastic arrogant and that's the management

    Advice to Management

    Respect your staff , treat them with respect, don't talk to them like crap


  6. "Daylewis"

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    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


  7. "Very profit driven only."

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    Former Employee - Pharmacist
    Former Employee - Pharmacist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    An ice cream in the summer. A store present of meal money or sweets when a family member has a baby or gets married etc will probably also always do well financially/profit wise.

    Cons

    Must be a prescription checking machine but
    main goal as is to reach your financial driven targets, on very minimal staff and the opposite of support. There are so many managers but only there to ensure store ia reaching targets and that is all.Fantastic customer service expected ofcourse although staff have no support, in fact the opposite. You will get daily calls and emails because every pound, sorry I mean every patient counts. Dont forget to switch off the A/C to save money and be prepared to sacrifice unpaid lunches and evenings for conferences etc that keep rehashing the same in different words. Surprise management visits and don't expet managment to help in times of conflict. Culture of fear.They play nice but as soon as there is an issue it becomes clear who they like to blame.No official HR department to deal with issues.The pharmacist is always to blame .

    Advice to Management

    Fake nice is very different to genuine nice. Actually care about your staff that are doing the hard work. Actions speak much much louder than words .

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

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    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.


  9. "not a good place to work"

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    • 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


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Day Lewis Plc Review"

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    • 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.


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