Pleasant and quiet, with looping radio announcments
Cashier and Floor worker (Former Employee) – Queen St. Mississauga – 30 June 2014
Days were pleasant and easygoing, lots of regular customers. I learned how to work as a cashier, and as part of a team. The management at Shoppers were all pleasant to work with, as well as the co workers. There's a very calming environment created inside the stores themselves, almost like walking around an old folks home. Hardest part of the job would be on points events days. Customers go berserk for their optimum points. My favourite aspect of this job was working as a cashier and getting to know some of the regular customers. Many were very friendly and made the job that much more pleasant.
Not physically demanding, simple work, good scheduling practices
Cashier/Photo Lab Technician (Current Employee) – Markham, ON – 15 October 2017
been working here for 4 years. i get along with everyone at my store.
the cash manager is nice and will do what she can if you need hours.
It depends on the store that you're hired at. At some stores there;s blatant favoritism (sometimes theres racism involved, sometimes its nepotism.) It makes it hard to advance if you're not a certain color of if you aren't related to someone.
Assistant Front Store Manager (Former Employee) – Langley, BC – 13 October 2017
Management ran the store like a dictatorship, and HR couldn't care less about the little people under them. That job tore me down and I felt like I couldn't do anything even though I was excelling at my job..
Head Food Merchandiser, Key Holder (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 11 October 2017
Until recently I was quite happy with my overall experience at Shoppers Drug Mart but in general Management does not care about employee well being. I have been asked to care less about my job so I can be paid less for my work which is incredibly wrong.
Merchandiser/Cashier (Former Employee) – Brantford, ON – 10 October 2017
The rate starts at minimum and is fine, and the co-workers are nice and helpful. However, the experience you have depends on the management. The management was pretty bad. While some were okay, the head manager was a pride-driven tyrant that totally flips a work environment. Because of this, the turn-over rate is high and stress leave rates are high. Also, it won't matter how long you work there, being treated as an equal, or even just decently is rare by management. And good luck getting a day off here or there because any requests get denied.
A busy, underpaid and often frustrating place to work
Pharmacy Assistant (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 7 October 2017
Generally working in the pharmacy we never really have enough people and hours - it is constantly very, very frustrating and overwhelming. I did have good managers in the store I worked at last, but a previous store had awful management so it is definitely not consistent.
Cashier and Customer Service (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 6 October 2017
A typical day for me was I would clock in, count my till and put out the lottery tickets on my cash. I would help customers on cash and assist them with any help they needed. If the store was not busy, I would face the shelves that were near the cash so I could still see if I had a customer. At the end of the day, I would count my lottery tickets that I had sold, count my till to make sure it was even and then clock out. I learned a lot at Shoppers Drug Mart working on cash. Most important thing I learned on cash was efficiency. I always had to make sure the customer was getting their exact change and to do everything with a smile on my face. The hardest part about working at Shoppers Drug Mart was learning about the lottery but I had help from other staff which eventually become easy.