All employees including management are ridiculously overworked. The store itself is so understaffed that everyone is worked to the bone at all times. Supervisors are supposed to manage the entire store while being assigned an undoable amount of other tasks. Many of my coworkers felt they couldn’t even take their breaks or lunches because there was too much to do. Very tense and stressful work environment, unpleasant customers. Cashiers are forced to wait by self checkout machines and scan products out there instead of behind the register just to achieve corporate’s numbers. You will never be thanked for any work you do, and no matter how much you manage to complete in a shift it is never enough which becomes very stressful. Schedules usually not put out until about 2 days before the new work week, days off are denied for no reason, and availability change requests are ignored. There is no respect for the employees, no gratitude shown, and far too much expected for the minimum wage compensation. Even if you have a good manager, they are often so stressed from being overworked as well that they simply cannot focus on creating a pleasant work environment. It’s depressing.
30% Discount on regular priced items.
Also, free cosmetic gratis if you work in the cosmetic department and if your Manager is nice.
Occasional free snacks in lunchroom (ie. Write offs, damages, expired good etc).
Occasional super cheap items you can purchase for a couple bucks when the item has been discontinued.
What is the work environment and culture like at Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix?
Help your customer and should respect the culture all of them (customer and worker).
It could be great if the management knew what they were doing and had an actual understanding of what the company expects. Management was very disorganized and was constantly changing their minds on things when they were told by the higher-ups that they were doing their job wrong, which was always.