Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) – Clayton Park, NS – 11 October 2018
Over the 3 years I worked at Lawtons; I was harassed and discrimated against for a mental disorder, was told that the disorder doesn't exist, and then was threatened to lose my job if I couldn't "get a handle on my social issues." This was all after I asked a question, for another employee who didn't feel comfortable, about our Christmas party location. I had contacted HR, who then decided to call the front store manager and say that I was slandering my supervisor. So I got written up for "lowering company morale." I transfered to a different location, only to find out that the pharmacy and front store employees were basically at war and hated each other. Pharmacy, including the head pharmacist, proceeded to insult and gossip about front store staff in front of customers in a completely unacceptable manner. At this location I was led to believe on 4 separate occasions that I would be getting a promotion, one of the times ending in my supervisor telling me the job isn't around anymore, that the company was "phasing it out". Next week, a co-worker of mine was promoted to that position. It's a high school bullying-ground for people who never grew up. I could go on for hours about how messed up this company is.
TLDR: if you expect basic human decency or want to be treated fairly, don't work for this company. What a waste of my time and effort.
Coworkers were fun, that's it.
Horrible management, horrible HR reps, they don't care about you as an employee. Everything.
Pharmacy Assistant (Part-time) (Current Employee) – New Glasgow, NS – 13 August 2018
Working in a high energy, busy environment for the past few years has been very rewarding and has taught me a lot of new skills. The people I have worked with have helped me learn a lot about myself as well as the medicine. Management can be improved but are very easy to get along with.
Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) – St. John's, NL – 20 June 2018
When I finished the paper work at compucollege I went to on the job training for 4 weeks. It was very excited to be at Lawton's . To watch and learn customer service as well as taking prescription and entering them on the computer.
Gave it 6 years of my life, learnt new things but the frustration was just too much from very very poor leadership. Felt like I worked for a mom and pop company, did not ask for feedback and only interested when things went wrong.
Start with getting cash trays and lotto ready for cashiers , designate jobs to employees, get deposit ready, make signs, check what is coming up on sale, help where needed, be able to solve problems Learned to price file, place orders, provide great customer service,do planagrams,receive stock, management provided help when needed and staff had good morale.Hardest part was a lot of multitasking because of few staff, but always got done.Most enjoyable were the people.
Have nothing good to say about working for lawtons
Cosmetician (Former Employee) – Halifax, NS – 19 September 2017
This place was the worst place of employement for me .. my cosmetic manager was very two faced and never spoke about me kindly . Did not treat me with any respect. Would talk about me to other employees on the floor . I worked as a beauty advisor. I ended up having to call human resources on her . I was to the point where I had to force myself to go there everyday until I found other employment..But it honestly made things worse lol . I would not recommend working for Lawson's ... pay is terrible for all the tasks u do as a cosmetician. And the employee discount is no better lol
Cashier (Former Employee) – Halifax, NS – 7 September 2017
Working at lawtons was on of my favourite jobs. The environment was always positive, the management cared about you as an individual. There was company Christmas parties. The ceo would visit from time to time and chat with the employees. It was a great experience
Cashier, sales floor and supervising I learned how to process the daily functions in a cash office Management was very willing to provide training Culture there was a team Processing/blancing other cashiers daily cash drawers Enjoyable was meeting and assisting the customers