Food Manager (Former Employee), Markham, ON – July 21, 2014
Pros: ability to switch shifts if needed to fit in home life
Cons: not always enough staff to get jobs completed on time
I worked an 8 hour day with breaks fitting around activities happening at the store. I learned many things about keeping track of inventory and ordering product both through sales rep and through automatic ordering over the instore web.The management was fair and treated everyone in the store as an equal weather pert time or full time which was respected – more... by most of the employees. The hardest part of the job was trying to fit an order of 20 skids into an area that held only 14 skids while still trying to follow company standards. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to help a customer get the products they needed when they were unable to find them or to special order specific items in order to help someone out. – less
Merchandiser (Current Employee), Maple, ON – March 30, 2014
A typical work day at shoppers is mostly putting out merchandise, i learn how to send stuff back and receive some items, and i also learned how to do relines in the store. My management is very nice and understanding also my co workers are very nice to work with. The hardest part of my job is the merchandising part. The most enjoyable part of my job – more... is doing the relines for the store. – less
Cashier/Photo Lab Technician (Former Employee), North Vancouver, BC – March 28, 2014
Pros: long hours
Cons: long hours
greet customers and assist them with their purchases and take payments. as well, i received undeveloped camera films and print them. the most enjoyable part of my job is i got to print pictures in the dark room.
Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee), Markham, ON – March 26, 2014
Cons: excessive head office micro-managing
While I have always been satisfied with my position at Shoppers Drug Mart, their desire to please shareholders rather than customers has made my job very hard. The city I work in has a Shoppers on every major intersection, and because each store is independently owned, we must compete with each other. As a result, while the head office makes money regardless – more... of where people shop, the individual stores are struggling to maintain sales. Because our Sales Per Labor Hour have dropped, all staff have been required to take hour cuts, including full-time employees. I have lost one day per 2-week pay period, and must do more work in less time. This has made my job extremely stressful and frustrating. It has also compromised our customer service, as there is not enough cash and merchandising staff available to properly serve our patrons. Our losses have increased because there is inadequate staff on the floor to provide a security presence. – less
Post office Clerk / Other (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MB – March 25, 2014
Pros: great friends and learning
Cons: poor pay
This place was great, one of my long term jobs where i learned many things, such as being a cashier, photo department management and post office duties. The hours were great, but sometimes over worked and did not get paid properly. i knew lots, more than i should but got paid too little. Shoppers was and still is one big family to me, i am still close – more... to the people there. – less
Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee), Scarborough, ON – March 25, 2014
Pros: sdm university & discounts
Shoppers Drug Mart is a excellent company for anyone who wants a job in retail and has no experience. At this company you can start as a cashier and still learn every aspect of the store. Everyone is willing to teach you as much as you want to learn. Shoppers is a perfect example of working as a team. The hardest part of the job is multi-tasking but, – more... that is something that comes with time and experience. The best part of the job is the feeling of working with a family and interacting with the long-time dedicated customers. – less
Cashier/Customer Service, Photo Lab Technician (Former Employee), Stratford, ON – March 25, 2014
Pros: structured hours and organized to do lists, so you always know what to be doing on the job
Cons: since it is a pharmacy you are in contact with sick people
I enjoyed working at Shoppers Drug Mart, I learned a lot about what it takes to give great customer service and how to multitask in a retail position. A typical day would include greeting and helping customers find what there looking for, taking passport pictures, printing photographs, ringing people through, stalking and facing shelves, and organizing – more... the back room. The most enjoyable part of the job is that you're not doing the same tasks every shift, you have a chance to be more interpersonal and work with customers and sometimes you have a chance to work independently in the back of the store. You also receive a nice store discount that works at any Shoppers Drug Mart. The hardest part of the job initially was knowing were everything was in the store because there is a lot of merchandise, but after a while you just start to memorize where everything is, and it becomes an easy part of the job. – less
Great location to work at, more hours would have been great.
Pharmacy Assistant (Former Employee), Scarborough, ON – March 25, 2014
Pros: i was extremely close and was able to even walk to work.
Cons: not enough hours and not enough training.
Working at this Shoppers Drug Mart location, was great at learning how to multi task since it was an extremely busy location. The only downside would be that since it was so busy, there was not always enough time to have proper training but, other than that everyone was very friendly, you were always given feedback on how you were doing, or where you – more... could improve, I was also fortunate that I was very close to this particular location, but I was not given enough hours since they have a set staff there, that had been working for more than 20 years there. Overall, I enjoyed working there immensely. – less
Merchandiser (Former Employee), 770 lawerence ave west – March 24, 2014
Pros: always felt comfortable on the first day!
Cons: area is pretty bad but there are poilce around
BEST PLACE TO WORK AT! BEST WORKERS! BEST MANAGERS! SALARY IS GOOD!! I LIVE ABOUT 30 TO 40 MINS AWAY FROM THIS SHOPPERS, BUT HONESTLY I DON'T CARE IF IT WAS 2 HRS AWAY! I HATE THE FACT THAT IT WAS A TEMPORARY JOB! IF ANY OF YOU GUYS WANT TO WORK AT ANY SHOPPERS THIS WOULD BE THE BEST ONE TO WORK AT!!!!! I WOULD ALWAYS CHECK ONLINE TO SEE IF THEY ARE – more... HIRING BECAUSE I LOVED IT THERE! ONLY ONE PERSON GOT ME ANNOYED AND IT WAS A MINOR ISSUE BUT EVERYONE ELSE IS AWESOME!!! – less
Photo Lab Technician and Cashier (Current Employee), Richmondhill, ON – March 21, 2014
Pros: meeting new people
Cons: standing for long hours
The management team are friendly and approachable. Their good attitude were maintained from the day I started working in the store. It was not a hard job as long as you are alert and friendly with the customers.