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Shoppers Drug Mart Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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  • Head office sometimes brings in new policies that make no sense (in 39 reviews)

  • Just above minimum wage where I work (in 35 reviews)

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  1. "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Great corporate culture
    Management does a good job trying to MBO

    Cons

    Discounts could be better for their low income employees


  2. "So So"

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    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

    I worked at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The discount was great, and so were the employees! I loved coming into work to see all of the new products that we would be selling, and it was so easy to buy what I needed because I was already there.

    Cons

    Management was terrible. It was really difficult to get them to hire new people or get shifts covered. I would argue frequently with my bosses and that wasn't great at all.

    Advice to Management

    I would say, hire the amount of workers needed, and don't overwork your employees. I would prioritize my school before work, and they weren't very encouraging of that.


  3. "cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Cashier in Henrico, VA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Henrico, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They really work with you if you need time off or have an emergency.

    Cons

    They reward people that dont work hard and punish those that do work hard.

    Advice to Management

    Dont choose favorites.


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  5. "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Cashier in Canada, KY
    Current Employee - Cashier in Canada, KY

    Pros

    Nice place to work for pay

    Cons

    Nothing, no cons i have noticed


  6. "SDM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work with really nice people
    discount is really handy
    location is excelleent
    the pay is good and the benefits are as well

    Cons

    management can be pretty difficult to deal with and pay cuts are rampant
    customers are pretty difficult to deal with as well

    Advice to Management

    improve managements ability
    stop pay cuts
    lower prices for fewer customer complaints
    more people to manage and run the store


  7. "."

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    Former Employee - Front Store Supervisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Front Store Supervisor in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good job to have as a first job. You're dealing with all kinds of people which gives you a good customer service experience.

    Cons

    -Terribly low pay
    -A lot of responsibilities, the management tries to always push for more. At certain stores they expect you to stay longer without paying overtime

    Advice to Management

    I understand that in retail people will come and go, but if you make them feel appreciated they might show better results


  8. "Shopper's is okay."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    nice coworkers, big break room,

    Cons

    never thanked, they'll abuse power if you're too nice


  9. "alright"

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

    Pros

    very friendly people in the store

    Cons

    job is very hard in the store

    Advice to Management

    none, everyone is very good at management


  10. "No ways to earn extra money."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits such as:
    30% Off
    Great medical benefits like 90% rx and 90%Basic Dental

    Cons

    Shoppers does not pay overtime therefore there is no way to make extra money. They expect you to work for free and be okay with that.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with a little more respect.


  11. "It's okay."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - P/T Cashier in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - P/T Cashier in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The discount of 30% off regular priced merchandise is really good for a retail job. Relatively easy work for the most part.

    Cons

    The starting pay is minimum wage. The people you work with are mediocre at best. Management is terrible. On a personal level, there's so much trash talking it's like a high school cafeteria.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Don't take them for granted and give them raises every once in a while. The only reason that people stay is because they're desperate and the work isn't as hard as it may be at other places.



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