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Discount Drug Mart Reviews

Updated January 12, 2018
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Pros
  • Very flexible with scheduling, decent insurance for full time employees, and that is pretty much it as far as positives go (in 6 reviews)

  • We were paid weekly, paid time and a half on holidays, flexible schedules laid back work environment (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Not a lot of room for advancement and you have to work holidays (in 5 reviews)

  • Low pay for an extreme amount of work (in 7 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Good first job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stock Associate/Cashier
    Current Employee - Stock Associate/Cashier
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Discount Drug Mart part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management and flexible scheduling are the major pros. Great first job for high school or college students

    Cons

    Having to work holidays, little opportunity for promotion


  2. "Corporate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate in Medina, OH
    Current Employee - Corporate in Medina, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Discount Drug Mart full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice folk for the most part

    Cons

    Fly by the seat of their pants. Upper management swings at a lot of bad pitches. Sometimes over and over. Spend $50 trying to save $5. Overwhelm some hires with tasks and responsibilities they have no prior experience or business overseeing.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize some of youremployees know their job much better than you think you do.

  3. "Father did it better"

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    Former Employee - Management in Medina, OH
    Former Employee - Management in Medina, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Discount Drug Mart full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    co workers were nice , regular customers that knew you and called me "Mr. Drug Mart" because I was always working hard

    Cons

    Good ol boy corporate , its who you know and not what you do , care less about the hard working people that got the company where it was

    Advice to Management

    jump off your pedastool and realize what you are doing is tearing the company apart


  4. "Not worth the effort"

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    Former Employee - Third Key Holder
    Former Employee - Third Key Holder
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Discount Drug Mart full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent people to work with while they lasted, Easy enough retail job nothing to crazy, good for students

    Cons

    Chaotic Corporate office they seem to try to follow trends but usually end up weeks behind leaving stores with much overstock, Advancement is vast and you will rarely see an opportunity to move up, Pay is not competitive minimum flat out with only nickle and dime raises, The DDM network is in decay which leads to a lot of the chaos.

    Advice to Management

    Expand your own thoughts and listen to employees, treat decent employees with respect and value them instead of hiring every other week to replace those lost because of all the problems.


  5. "hometown drug store"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Henderson, KY
    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Henderson, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Discount Drug Mart full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere friendly staff always putting patients first in all ways.

    Cons

    My tenure was wonderful, everyday I was glad to be at work.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps better regular communication between staff and department heads.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Drug mart pharmacy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Discount Drug Mart full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits were good and hours were good, I worked in the pharmacy . Clean and pay was decent , most of the staff was nice

    Cons

    Management sucked and was strict. Pharmacy was constantly busy and customers were rude . Interview was very formal, asked Math questions .

    Advice to Management

    Don't ask personal questions about kids during interview. Monitor how managers and pharmacists treat and talk to employees. Raise pay


  7. Helpful (1)

    "So Cliquey"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Discount Drug Mart full-time

    Pros

    Relatively flexible hours which is good for students and those with children.

    Cons

    There is a long term clique founded in cement there and if you don't get along with them forget it.

    Advice to Management

    Stop ignoring all the applications you get instead of hiring by referrals alone.

  8. "Paid peanuts"

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    Current Employee - Cashier/Stocker in North Olmsted, OH
    Current Employee - Cashier/Stocker in North Olmsted, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Discount Drug Mart full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good job for high school kids.

    Cons

    Pay sucks. No advancements. Mangers all lie to you. Only nickels raises.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more money to the hard worker's & get rid of the lazy workers. Then sales will be better. Instead of getting rid of the good workers.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Corporate......"what have you done for me lately?!""

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Discount Drug Mart full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A little more laid back than most retail environments.

    Cons

    Pay is NOT competitive! CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreen's all pay much better! Working a minimum of 48 hours a week. No communication within most of the stores thus leading to chaos. Employees leaving shortly after their hired due to low pay, lack of training, and ruder customers then most competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to other companies to see how things are really done!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Cashier"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Discount Drug Mart part-time

    Pros

    Worked around different schedules well.

    Cons

    Management does not schedule enough people.


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