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Overwaitea Reviews

Updated April 4, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company but could be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits. Many company events to enjoy.

    Cons

    Poor training and promotions are based on favorites and "teacher's pet"


  2. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Overwaitea full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours good training and advancement

    Cons

    Pay low to start with

    Advice to Management

    Creating pleasant work environment with non stressful music instead of stressful hard rock music


  3. "Good place to work. Pays off if uv achieve being there long enough to gain seniority"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Overwaitea full-time

    Pros

    Friendships made
    Overall flexibility with shifts
    Good job for students
    Room for growth if uv got the time to put in

    Cons

    Hard for the harder working employees to achieve seniority due to pay grids
    Union protects the bad employees but leaves the good one unrewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Get overwhelmed because due to the way the union rules r have half really terrible employees that r entitled to more hours then the good ones. Overall my managers were hard workers although there was about 6 in my 9 years at this store.


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  5. "Great company to work for, would recommend for anyone"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Pharmacist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Clinical Pharmacist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    coworkers are supportive, nice, and fun
    great benefits! 100% drug coverage is amazing
    flexible with scheduling, I generally got all my requests fulfilled
    upper management very friendly and personable, and very understanding
    weekly pay stubs
    Know your schedule very early in advance, for floating
    You pay for your own travels and get reimbursed, got a lot of credit card perks from that
    Very reasonable expectations from upper management
    Room for promotion if you are good
    Internal promotions

    Cons

    Most stores are great, a few pharmacies are a bit disorganized and hectic to work in, but that's expected.
    Floating is within entire BC, so sometimes you may end up somewhere very far and cold.


  6. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Langley, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Langley, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company for beginners - great balance for personal life

    Cons

    No future options - no change to develop, no courses

    Advice to Management

    Change IT management very political


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good job for a year no more"

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

    Pros

    good work/life balance, flexible work hours,

    Cons

    Old technology, old processes, too much politics, rigid, monolithic, outdated technology


  8. "Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Don't have anything nice say

    Cons

    Would not recommend if you are just starting pay is crappy - the politics are horrible everybody ready to stab you in the back to get ahead deplorable conditions

    Advice to Management

    Start treating everyone with the respect they deserve


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Overwaitea full-time

    Pros

    Good people, flexible work hours, lots of different technologies, good benefits and pension.

    Cons

    under average pay, little room for growth

    Advice to Management

    create a better career progression for technical people


  10. "IT Support Services"

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

    Pros

    -Great people
    -Room to grow
    -They pay for continuing your education after 1 year

    Cons

    - Low pay
    - Cafeteria sucks


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Hard working office staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Headquarters, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Headquarters, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Many staff members have years of experience and are a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    The work environment is very political. Prevailing concern for job security. The company has lost many highly qualified people in the last few years. Generally, salaries are below market and salary increases do not keep pace with inflation (even in this low inflation environment).


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