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Updated January 15, 2018
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Pros
  • Really great team work and flexible hours (in 8 reviews)

  • Learn basics of customer service (in 5 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. "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


  4. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some good co workers to work with

    Cons

    poorly managed, not a cohesive work place


  5. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jean Coutu part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Loved the team, felt like family almost
    Easy job
    Bonuses during weekend shifts

    Cons

    Same routine every shift
    Monotonous
    Always arrive 15 mns before your scheduled shift to count the register
    Not environment friendly

    Advice to Management

    Delegate more tasks


  6. "Certified Pharmacy Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jean Coutu part-time

    Pros

    - Flexible hours
    - Welcoming environment
    - Great team
    - Efficient systems and procedures

    Cons

    - Not a competitive salary
    - No advancement
    - Inefficient training technique. More of a learn on your own (or as you go) technique

    Advice to Management

    - Increase pay and reward high performers
    - Improve training techniques to create an easier and faster learning environment


  7. "Great student job."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jean Coutu part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and great co-workers.

    Cons

    There is no room for advancement.

  8. "Cosmetics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jean Coutu part-time

    Pros

    You get commission, lots of training opportunities and free beauty products from companies.

    Cons

    If you're part-time, good luck on reaching your sales targets.


  9. "Lab tech"

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

    I worked at Jean Coutu part-time

    Pros

    Easy to switch scedule and to take vacation if possible

    Cons

    Salary. They always keep asking more of you without inceasing your pay! The head direction are lumberjakes with an old mentality


  10. "Head Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Head Cashier in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jean Coutu full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I am working at Jean Coutu as a Head Cashier because I want build my career in Customer Service sector and Jean Coutu provide facilities such as health insurance and flexible hours.

    Cons

    One this i do not like about Jean Coutu is that, even full-time employees need to working evening shifts on the Weekends.


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