Supervisor (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 21 June 2017
A typical day at work would include switching out tills, balancing the safes, managing the staff and managing your time. There was always a task to be completed and it certainly required time management. Management as well as other staff were always very supportive and provided knowledge when asked. The most enjoyable part of the job was the people I worked with and the customers I got to serve.
Merchandiser/Cashier (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – 16 June 2017
I really enjoyed working here and believe that they treat me very well, I had consistant hours and was happy with my day to day work. Half way through our store hired a new manager and he began to take hours away and give everybody very spotty schedules. I need a reliable source of income that I wasn't reciving anymore at Shoppers Drug Mart.
Cashier/Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Brooks, AB – 15 June 2017
stocking shelves, help costumers when needed, learned how to order and price items, the management staff was friendly and helped you when needed, most enjoyable part of the day is when you make the costumers day
CUSTOMER SERVICE (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 15 June 2017
Company is supportive of growth and encourages personal as well as professional growth. Decent benefits and a fun place to work. The company is working towards more flexible working hours and better work life balance which is great for employees.
Retail assistant (Former Employee) – Surrey, BC – 13 June 2017
There was quite a few repetitive tasks that you would do everyday, and sometimes multiple times a day. Like restocking shelves, and placing and removing talkers which are those little tag things that say the sale price.
reasonable amount of time for breaks
gets hot in the backroom if you're going in and out of there a lot
Merchandiser (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – 13 June 2017
It was very fast pace environment. I did not mind it. The problem was that I did not know I would have my own work out with the equipment. I am very accident prone so I get hurt very much and the work there really affected my health and body. What I enjoyed about the company was the family type of love from the workers. They were great to collaborate and communicate with each other.
Front End Cashier (Former Employee) – Cold Lake, AB – 12 June 2017
Work place is friendly and can be fast paced. Pay can be decent depending on a persons prior experience when going in, especially in regards to anything directly front end.
However the turn over rate in even less than a month after taking on new hires is an atrocity. Seeing people last less than a month after being hired on and being ousted under a loose reason given; especially when the management reviews them as being very positive on the books/in feedback leaves a disheartening sense of security.
Though the work was enjoyable I can say that the training was bare bones at places and very inadequate; to the point where it feels like many being thrown in as new hires are set to fail before they can even grasp the full needed training and knowledge for their position. I would recommend this place for people to shop but employment is honestly a sketchy subject with the abrupt turn overs.
Overall the business is good at a front end surface but there is something going on in the books behind that can leave you fearing for your position there if you really need the work.
Positive co-workers, friendly management
Lacking training, very short staffed, Very high turn over in short time, Lack of Job Security, Some staff is actually very passive aggressive, Rift between Front end, Cosmetics staff and pharmacy staff