Specialist (Former Employee), vancouver, BC – April 15, 2014
Pros: no pros unless working for minimum wage is your thing.
Cons: no future for most part time folks. they are brainwashed by hr to lie.
Worked as computer specialist. Company has this thing about being a family which is not true. It is only a family for the full time folks which are set and if you work for minimum wage like all people who start there do, do not expect a raise, more hours or to be respected as one of the family in the least. The IT is behind the times and causes lots – more... of delays and time wasted with customers. Not a place I recommend in the least. Some narly managers with attitude in a goose step manner. If you have suggestions keep them to yourself, they do not appreciate if you see areas they can improve particularly if you actually have the experience and knowledge in your background. Their sales techniques are from the 1950's and since they rarely have stock for advertised specials it is not a place to build clientele. They are there purely to support the pharmacy and sundries business with little or no respect for your real experience. – less
photo/electronics specialtist (Former Employee), Campbell River, BC – March 10, 2014
the most enjoyable part to this job is helping people help themselves by researching and retaining information to show and teach to customers so they don't feel like technology is too hard to understand
Insurance Specialist (Former Employee), Lower Mainland – January 27, 2014
Cons: lousy hours and horrible management
Horrible leadership in the insurance division. The "leader" has only worked at ICBC who according to his management were "thrilled" when London Drugs took them off their hands as they had been looking at ways to get rid of him. All the staff cannot stand him and he has not a clue of any product other than maybe ICBC Autoplan - and the insurance division – more... sells more than just car insurance. The staffing situation is like a revolving door as the "leader" has no idea how to manage staff who are expected to work 7 days a week until 10pm at night. Has no clue how to accommodate and keep staff happy. If you are looking for a short stint in insurance - suck them into paying for your insurance courses and then go and find a job at a real insurance agency run by someone who has some experience actually managing one. Otherwise don't waste your time with the lousy hours and weekend work. They had some little perks for new staff like extra days off - which have now been put to an end. It is not the same company it was a number of years ago. Staff are only seen as dollar signs and seen as disposable. – less
Interactive and interesting work setting with a "family feel" within staff.
AVS/Computer Specialist (Former Employee), Burnaby, BC – September 19, 2013
Pros: great benefits
Cons: not enough to do at times
Working in the departments at London Drugs was refreshing because every shift was an opportunity to learn something new. I went in with limited knowledge of what I would be selling, and left a top salesman who was able to help a customer fulfill their needs without batting an eye. Staff was easy to get along with and always outgoing. I felt that perhaps – more... the management could be a little too laid back at times. Work during the week was extremely slow, and sometimes it wasn't uncommon to not see any customers. – less
Assistant Manager-Cosmetics (Current Employee), Edmonton – September 18, 2013
Pros: working with great people
Cons: no balance of work and life.
Merchandise stock , audits of inventory, customer service, working through panograms, planing in store events, ordering and stock control, meetings with management biweekly, Wonderful Co-workers helpful, Happy and positive work with. Demanding job with low staff hours so mostly working alone in the department. Fun working with such lovely people and – more... the regular customers become friends at work is the best part. – less
Fun workplace, with great cooworkers and managemnt
Keyholder and costumer service specialist (Former Employee), Vancouver, BC – August 13, 2013
Pros: 20% employee discounts, flexible hours
Cons: not a fair schedule
typical day at work: open the store, supervise the stock team, get the store ready to open for the public, help the management with signs and flyers. Work on stock, answering phone calls for customer service, receiving merchandizes, help out on customer service desk and/or cash. Management: they are great, friendly and always there to help out the employee – more... when needed. Co-workers: some are great, really know how to do their job, they are responsible and reliable. Good friends Most enjoyable part of the job: work on stock/merchandize, and work at customer service desk. – less
Cashier (Current Employee), Surrey, B.C – July 26, 2013
Pros: lovely working environment
Cons: short hours
I learn how to cope with different types of personalities at my work. Dealing with customers has helped me improve my social skills. The most enjoyable part about my job is communicating with my customers.