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Jean Coutu Reviews

Updated June 2, 2018
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Pros
  • "Flexible hours, especially when you are a student" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Learn basics of customer service" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Mais bon, les temps sont durs actuellement" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Not a bad place to be"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jean Coutu part-time

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.


  2. "Cosmetician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Jean Coutu full-time

    Pros

    Easy work, time flies, nice co-workers

    Cons

    A lot of competition between co-workers

  3. "Pharmacy Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jean Coutu part-time

    Pros

    Interesting job
    ... that's about it

    Cons

    Lower pay than Pharmaprix
    Verbal abuse from customers
    Poor organization


  4. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jean Coutu part-time

    Pros

    Nice and experienced staff. Nice environment

    Cons

    Hours are not fair, more weekends to part timers

    Advice to Management

    They need to listen to employee


  5. "Poor Management, Good Staff, Easy Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jean Coutu full-time

    Pros

    •simple tasks
    •good place to learn organization and time management skills

    Cons

    dull and bleak workplace. Was told by the manager to leave my personality at the door, shut up and do my job. Understandable but comfortability is important in the workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees some more freedom, don’t fire them for being 1 minute late either (this was not my case, but many coworkers were let go after 1 week for coming in 2 mins late once or twice)


  6. "Pretty chill"

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    Former Employee - Commis in Quebec, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Commis in Quebec, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jean Coutu part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy work, nice hours, nice employees.

    Cons

    Pharmacians treat you like you don't deserve to talk to them.


  7. "Great place for part time work"

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    Former Employee - Cosmetician/Beauty Expert in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cosmetician/Beauty Expert in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jean Coutu part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere. Good job for students looking for some extra money during the semester.

    Cons

    There were periods where there was nothing to do but clean the shelves.

  8. "Pjc"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Jean Coutu full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Uniform is provided for 1x a year. Customer service. You get to help people who are often in pain.

    Cons

    Very little profit from personelle brand. Raises are barely given. Severely underpaid for the experience I have. Human resources is a waste of space does nothing. They don't tell you that you have the right legally with the group to take 2x 15min break in an 8 hour shift. Very disorganized. Understaffed. Negative ambience. Pharmacist is always playing with their cellphone and never want's to give advice to customer but no one cares or does anything about it. No training is provided. Extremely stressful

    Advice to Management

    Train your staff! Provide sweater with uniform or fix the heating employees are constantly cold in the winter. Increase salary


  9. "Base Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jean Coutu part-time

    Pros

    Working in public, helping staff

    Cons

    Can get dull after a while

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive


  10. "Cashier and Floor Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jean Coutu part-time

    Pros

    - Flexible hours
    - Simple tasks
    - Nice team
    - Able to quickly learn
    - 1/2 weekends off

    Cons

    - Management trouble
    - Salary is slow to move up
    - Cleaning tasks
    - No homework allowed, even if nobody is at the cash
    - Uniform


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