Cashier (Current Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 21 April 2017
Once the new year starts the always cut the hours in half. Some of the managers are rude and don't even say hi to you when you come in for your shift. I had experiences where I have noticed my manager rolled his eyes when I walked in because they did not want to work with me and I never did anything. The training is horrendous when you start. They throw you on cash and don't even tell you everything. An example of this is they don't tell you that you have to enter a store coupon and vender coupon differently. At the beginning you're always calling for the supervisor to come and help you with a problem and they get very annoyed quickly. The people who work here are very cliquey. The different departments don't talk to each other and the job is very lonely and boring.
Customer Service/ Cashier (Former Employee) – Windsor, ON – 20 April 2017
The people that work at shoppers are such genuine people. My day mostly consisted of putting away stock and I sometimes had some cash shifts. Hardest part of this job was dealing with customers who were not polite. Best part of this job were the people I worked with. I have learned a lot about people at this job and how to deal with customers
Cashier, Part time (Former Employee) – Orangeville, ON – 20 April 2017
Shoppers Drug Mart was a great company to work for. They were very flexible with working around school schedules and understanding heavy home work loads. The most enjoyable part of the job is interacting with customers and getting to know the regulars. Working around people of the same age as me also makes it a more comfortable, fun job.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – North York, ON – 20 April 2017
Great place to work. However, there doesn't seem to be a lot of space to move forward. It's definitely a great job. Lots of hours are given to the employees. Lots of fun, team building activities as well. Lots of help when needed.
SUPERVISOR (Former Employee) – St. Catharines, ON – 19 April 2017
I really enjoyed working at Shopper's Drug Mart in the first couple of years. The Management was great, the staff were courteous and hilarious. I learned a lot and the store ran like a well-oiled machine. I started out as a cashier, which is usually the initiation for new employees. Then, as I gained more days at Post office, I gained more responsibilities on the floor. Eventually, I was trained as supervisor where I just made sure that any problems were resolved in a timely manner, and that the cash profits balanced at the end of the night. However, after the renovation and change in management, things went downhill. There is always a tense period when management changes. Everyone expects things to go on the way they were when of course they can't. Although the main problem was being watched through the security cameras. It is one thing to have the cameras there, it is another thing to call me while I am working and ask me to so something when you are not even there. I felt like my every move was being watched. Manager turned Big Brother.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Richmond, BC – 18 April 2017
A typical day at work was being on cash, and sorting items on shelves. I learned a lot about using the cash register since I was a cashier. Being with my coworkers was one of the best things about working there since the shifts were long so I met a lot of people. The hardest part of the job is probably getting enough optimum card signups for the day.
Beauty Boutique Expert/ Cosmetician (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 17 April 2017
It's a good part time position. Very reputable brands, fun environment, new people constantly in and out.
Only issue is not a lot of room for growth, and the late night shifts are very difficult on the body. Also management has changed various times while i was there so seems like there was a large turn over rate management wise.
Supervisor (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 16 April 2017
The workplace culture is just fantastic. The customers are great as well as my peers. Typically I'll either be on cash or I will be performing supervising duties such as expiry checks, facing and ensuring that everything on the front end is processing smoothly. I will either open the store or lock it up which includes ensuring that everything balances.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Penticton, BC – 15 April 2017
It was okay. I got promoted pretty quickly. I had issues with one manager because I was younger and she didnt agree with the fact I was promoted.. I got fired due to her lying and I never got a chance to even defend myself.... Shotty management, wouldnt work there again...