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Updated Aug 16, 2019

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Superdrug CEO Peter Macnab
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5 Ratings
  1. "Hard work, but rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Superdrug full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good rate of pay and a great team!

    Cons

    Long hours, only paid for contracted 39 regardless of how many you work over that

    Superdrug2019-08-10
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Just don't"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager 

    I have been working at Superdrug full-time

    Pros

    10% staff discount or 30% on Superdrug brand

    Cons

    You will be forced by your area manager to work at least 55 hours per week with no extra pay and no lieu time. Also 12 hours shifts with half an hour break and if you try to argue that they will laugh at you as most managers don't even take this half an hour. You will have no life and be constantly exhausted and depressed Area managers also bullying and if you haven't been in the company for decades you will be... discriminated

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    Superdrug2019-08-16
  3. "Lots of positives but poor work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Plymouth, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Superdrug full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fast paced, lots of variation and opportunity to take on more responsibility and training

    Cons

    Found it to be a poor work life balance and not family friendly

    Superdrug2019-01-01
  4. "Asm"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Superdrug full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great support in progession (started as sales adviser, now assistant store manager)

    Cons

    The amount of unpaid extra hours younhave to work as managenent is way too high

    Superdrug2018-11-16
  5. "Assistant manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Cork
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Superdrug full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everything about super drug is amazing

    Cons

    There are no cons to this job

    Superdrug2018-08-23
  6. "its not as good as can be"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Chatham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Superdrug full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    being a boss yet being on eof the team

    Cons

    can get very stressful with customers

    Advice to Management

    employ more staff

    Superdrug2018-03-11
  7. "Assistant manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Superdrug full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people in my team

    Cons

    Horrible management, poor pay, do not appreciate staff, lot of workload per person, cutting hours, inequality between males and females

    Superdrug2018-03-05
  8. "Long hours and no rewards"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Superdrug full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    An ok career progression structure Staff discount

    Cons

    Minimum or low wage Low hours contracts Constant pressure and unrealistic targets Minimal security - this is left for staff to stop shoplifters and staff are not trusted and searched every time they leave the store No reward when active selling products

    Advice to Management

    Management are fully aware that a lot of hard working store managers/assistant managers will skip breaks and work voluntary hours to keep up with targets. Theres no allowance to pay overtime. Management need to deal with this problem and start paying and appreciating these staff which go the extra mile.

    Superdrug2017-11-10
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Bad company to work for at management level"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Superdrug full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Staff discount.. That would be it! I would give this store 0 stars if possible as it is such a bad company to work for.

    Cons

    Not appreciated Expected to do extra hours every single week and never get paid for them or the time back 14hour shift on promotion change- only paid for 7 or 8 hours. This happens every 4 weeks. Again have to do more hours in the lead up to stock take The company is expecting more and more from you whilst cutting store budgets- and then you go to their conference and hear how much money they made- it's sickening... Mystery shop has got near impossible to get 100% on (thus no £100 for the store). Mary Gober customer service toolkit is not suitable for all customers. You are expected to go up to every customer and introduce yourself. They expect this plus get your delivery out and all other tasks Plenty more I could complain about. I wouldn't recommend this job to anyone above team leader level as you won't get paid hourly and get taken advantage of.

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    Advice to Management

    Top management- make more manageable workloads. Store management are being expected to do more and more- no wonder there are so many leaving. The job is not enjoyable anymore. The stores need more hours so managers can leave when they are supposed to do and have a good work/ family life balance. I'm so glad to be out of it after nearly 9 years!

    Superdrug2017-07-29
  10. Helpful (1)

    "No work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Great Driffield, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Superdrug full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Discount, conferences, some members of the team.

    Cons

    Aggressive area managers, long hours (55 a week and salaried for 39), bullying allowed

    Advice to Management

    Put employee happiness first, it's not always about sales.

    Superdrug2017-07-05
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