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I enjoyed working at lawtons drugs. I decided to retire early after 21 years . I only had one complaint was the wage cashiers that were there less than 10 years were making my same rate.
close to home and they were like my familyl
This company pays their employees ridiculously low wages for what they’re expected to do. Always short staffed at most stores. Pharmacy assistants are preferred to have a university degree and have a starting pay of 12.55?? Everything regarding job security is handled with pacifist hands and indirect statements. Have seen employees fired for absolutely ridiculous reasons just to keep others happy.
Short staffed, low pay
Lawtons is a decent place to work if you're retired, or a student that needs part-time hours or a flexible schedule, but not if you need to pay your bills! Paid .10 cents above minimum wage to run the store alone on nights, and expected to go above and beyond every single shift, or lose hours and $$ Management was spiteful and vindictive to employees, and constantly gossiping blatantly around others.
I worked here since I got my first job at 16 and the job itself was fine but management does not appreciate their employees the way they should. I never felt quite appreciated here and worked with cashiers working 20+ years making the same as I was working for 3+ years so I can’t imagine how they felt. The pay really is bare minimum, you have to push hard for a raise. I met a lot of amazing people working here, however this is not the place to look for a long-term career.
Good staff, lots of departments for job opportunities
Poor management, little to no compensation for tenure
The location i worked at was in a bad part or town, you'd get all kinds of shady characters coming in. It was almost entertaining. Working in recieving was the best part of the store. Hard to accomplish tasks as they we're hard to complete with managers and supervisors piling them on top of you. Then you'd get chewed out for not being able to complete them because you were helping customers. you'd be helping customers on the floor and not able
Friendly co-workers, free lunch and dinner on occasion. Chance to win a gift card.
Unorganized management, inhuman ethics, inability to act like a human.
I worked at Lawtons through High School and it was one of the only reasons I graduated. however when I was given my uniform it had someone else's bodily stain on it, paid for a uniform sweater off my own pay cheque and was not reimbursed when they made me return it
employee discount, discount at affiliate stores(i.e. Sobeys)
gross uniform, sometimes second hand. not a high speed place to work, a lot of static jobs to do ( stock shelves, fill and face, price filing, expiry checks)
Working in the pharmacy at Lawtons for about a year now has taught me many thing. You need to be able to manage your time to make sure that you get your work done, while working with your coworkers to make sure they are able to finish their tasks. The customers are our priority, and we spend our days working to make sure that they are happy and healthy, especially now during the COVID-19 time that we are living in.
So, where to begin, well, the store manager considers all of her workers friends and most don’t care for her. Apparently if you work enough you have to get benefits, so it turns into a cat and mouse game of you picking up hours early in the week, when they need people, only to be sent home by having your shifts cut short towards the end of the week. The only onsite activity they had was a dietian telling us to buy compliment products. Wouldn’t recommend, you’ll hate the company by the time you leave.
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Overall okay place to work, management did not have training to be a manager so fell a little short there and caused some confusion in the department, felt more competitive than cooperative.
inconsistant disciplinary action and unprofessionalism. Personal information gets spread around work place environment, hard work goes unnoticed and unappreciated, seniority gets special treatment, although they truly value none of their workers.
no direction, no sense of self achievement, no consistent systems
I made a lot of friends and found some very great people but the management was bad and I found myself in the middle of a very ugly situation where the managers would bully a few people below them. It was messy. With the right people, it can be very rewarding and fun, and for a lot of it I really enjoyed the day to day with regular customers and my coworkers. But, also the outfits are horrible. Those shirts are the least wearable work uniform I've had.
Very fast paced, must be good at conflict resolution and dealing with difficult customers, if you enjoy working in a faced paced environment you'll probably like it here.
It's rare to go into a new retail setting and actually like every single coworker as an individual. Management is younger, yet professional, flexible, and understanding.
Healthy and supportive work environment, schedule flexibility if you give notice, some room for career growth.
Raises do not reflect the level of responsibility given to you. This is a critique of corporate, not my store.
The store I worked in was typically busy and understaffed. After being there for 7+ years the rate of pay was low compared to a higher starting pay at McDonald’s. Little to no appreciation. Motivation and incentives lacked big time. Issues were dealt with unprofessionally and there was little confidentiality. Most coworkers were great, which made the shifts bearable.