Shoppers Drug Mart

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Shoppers Drug Mart Reviews

Updated 27 February 2015
Updated 27 February 2015
350 Reviews
3.3
350 Reviews
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Shoppers Drug Mart President & CEO Domenic Pilla
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 30% discount was nice for buying light groceries and cosmetics (in 29 reviews)

  • 30% discount is great, but that's the only pro I can think of (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Head office putting too much work, no time to actually enjoy the job (in 16 reviews)

  • I've worked for 5 years and I barely get paid more than minimum wage (in 11 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing experience with amazing staff

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Assistant in Whitby, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Assistant in Whitby, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    I loved working in a job that was meaningful as opposed to flipping burgers at McDonalds. I loved working with different pharmacists and getting to work in a team. The employee discount is amazing and is 30% off any original priced item.

    Cons

    Hours had no flexibility due to the fact I was working with others who worked there full time (didn't have time to take extra shifts off) Had to organize life around work. Long stressful shifts that really tired me out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not a lot of room for personal and professional growth. Stuck filling prescriptions like a robot, nowhere to look to aspire

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Love working for this company!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart

    Pros

    Management takes care of employees making sure they are exactly where they want to be.

    Cons

    When the store doesn't make a lot of money hours may get cut.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Decent experience, a good company to work for with a great sense of community.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Beauty Expert in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)
    Current Employee - Beauty Expert in Saskatoon, SK (Canada)

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A positive work environment. Great staff that like to have fun while still respecting each other. Safety of employees is held in high regard.

    Cons

    It is shift work, and if you are not management you will be working crazy hours with not a lot of stabilty. Can be fairly low wage when first starting out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To focus on all employees and not just your favourites. To be able to provide more stability in hours and to be able to give those with more seniority priority over newer employees. To make us feel like we are not disposable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    good to have the chance to work for that company

    Current Employee - Pharmacy Assistant in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Assistant in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart

    Pros

    explore new field, dealing with customers, great knowledge of medications

    Cons

    not in my career or filed

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work, but retail hours make it hard to want to stay.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cosmetician in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cosmetician in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Shoppers Drug Mart full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Commission is great if your store is at least moderately busy and you know what you're talking about
    You get tons of free prestige makeup and skincare
    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Retail hours can make it hard to have a life
    When hours are cut during less busy seasons, full timers have to take on double the work
    Benefits should be better since the company promotes health and wellness

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge when your employees are doing a very good job and resolve conflicts faster

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Intern Pharmacist

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shoppers Drug Mart

    Pros

    Good learning environment
    Flexible hours
    Pharmacists were as eager to teach as I was to learn
    Never really felt put down even when I made those occasional silly mistakes

    Cons

    Like other pharmacy chains, intern pharmacist's work for free as volunteers and struggle to pay their bills while doing the internship. No real reflection on SDM per say but on all pharmacies in Canada

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Easy going Nigerian Associate. Great guy with great attitude.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    post office experience in sdm is not as good as it looks

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    Former Employee - Retail Postal Clerk
    Former Employee - Retail Postal Clerk

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

    Pros

    its always nice to have like a post office clerk part-time
    you got 30% off on SDM products
    you got customer service experience

    Cons

    the wage is really low
    you can't have regular break
    you got to help front store staff to do merchandising
    stand all the time and you can't sit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    break is important for people who need to stand to work, hope the owners can help to have enough people to cover everything

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Shoppers Drugmart

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Kanata, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Some good people
    somewhat flexible hours
    lots of staff so its fine if you book off

    Cons

    Manager was annoying and weird
    supervisors make you feel inferior
    stressful to deal with money/count your till
    lots to manage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Good place to work, good first job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cosmetician in Grande Prairie, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Cosmetician in Grande Prairie, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Everyone is positive, good discount, easy work

    Cons

    Can be slow, schedule changes a lot.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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