Postal Office Clerk (Current Employee), Calgary, AB – June 23, 2014
Pros: no work days on public holiday
Cons: low salary
- a typical day for me is to organize the coin cabinet, the stamps draw, print out all the final delivery notice card. When we open, we help customer mail their letter or parcel and recommend the best way to mail it. I also have to do money orders, print out cheques for customer, fill out customer's information. If the time is close to the letter carrier – more... to come and collect our parcels and letters, I will begin to prepare to organize everything and make sure when the letter carrier come, he can take them right the way. -my co-workers are great, we always work as a team, especially at Christmas time, the team work helps each procedure go faster so customer will not wait in the line for too long while carrying heavy parcel. -the hardest park of my job is sometimes I have to left some parcels that is over 15 pounds - the most enjoyable part of the job is to talk to the customer, sometimes they sent parcel oversea to their family, we always chat about their family's life in th other country, their family story, and how exciting their friend will be to receive a little gift from Canada. – less
Bad Mangmet in Longon Drug becuase it depend about if you are friend to the operation manager
Specialist Insurance (Former Employee), Langley, BC – May 27, 2014
1-I have worked in London Drugs on 2003 to 2012.. 2- I have learned a lot in the insurance field. 3-I have very good relation with my Co-Workers 4-I know how to deal with multicultural people and I can manage hard situation . 5-Always I give my hand to the co-workers in difficult situations 5-The most enjoyable art og my job is dealing with multicultural – more... people – less
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Victoria, BC – April 23, 2014
Pros: great environment
Cons: not enough hours.
At this job I sold computers and computer peripherals with an emphasis on selling warranties with each desktop/laptop I sold. The management was not very motivated, however my coworkers were great and very proactive. This was the job where I started learning about computers hardware and gained a great passion for everything computer related. The hardest – more... part about this job was competing with my other coworkers for hours as it was part time. – less
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