Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix Pay & Benefits reviews

Found 540 reviews matching the search See all 3,374 reviews
Sort by: Helpfulness | Rating | Date
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Easy Going
Cashier/Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON14 December 2018
Fun place to work at. Really take advantage of the 30% discount they offer, very useful. Not to demanding job at all. Workers are cool people and supervisor is also great.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Productive
Food Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  North York, ON3 December 2018
Working at this of company it helps you a lot. Aside from experience And makes you improve your communication skills, time management and productivity. Making Good memories and Good friend
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Long hours
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
working with Shoppers
Relief Pharmacist (Current Employee) –  Halifax, NS27 November 2018
it depends on the owner if he is kind you will enjoy working ,if not you cant expect stability,I enjoyed working with them in 1 or 2 stores ,the environment is not healthy ,owners have some employees work as spies to tell them what happened when they are away
Pros
good income
Cons
long hours
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Fun work environment, lots of amazing coworkers
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Hamilton, ON21 November 2018
This has been the best job I’ve had so far. I really like working at shoppers because the atmosphere is such a heartwarming place to work in. I like coming in to work with my favourite coworkers and the pay is reasonable.
Pros
Free food, work parties
Cons
Customers
Was this review helpful?Yes 2No 1Report
2.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
don't stay for too long.
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Pickering, ON20 November 2018
store was constantly under pressure from management. the staff were mostly good workers, but it was hard to keep them. a lot of capable people left for other locations to escape the stress.

hours were okay, but promises for promotions or raises were rarely kept. if you did well, it was expected and left unacknowledged. if you did poorly, you were chastised. a lot of negativity in the workplace, especially towards long-term staff.
Pros
good discount, useful entry-level skills, easy to book days off
Cons
unreliable managers, broken promises, high stress for even a retail job
Was this review helpful?Yes 2NoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Can be amazing depending on the people.
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  Hamilton, ON17 November 2018
Shoppers Drug Mart requires management to be !00% self starters as there is no real consistency in the training and development provided. If you don't take the reigns into your own hands, you may not even be noticed or considered for advancement. There is no planning or nurturing of employees or managers. It really is sink or swim.
As for culture, each store is a universe unto itself and depends on the personalities of the people you work with on a daily basis. The job is demanding and fast paced and that means that many times efforts go unrecognized or unappreciated. The sense of accomplishment is not obvious or even attainable at some times.
The hardest part of the job is trying to be the best you can be without any guidance and staying positive. You really have to be able to see your own potential and learn how to maximize it on your own.
The best part of the job is seeing staff thrive when given tasks and seeing customers leave with a full bag of products and a smile on their face. Also the Optimum program is #1 as well as a good employee discount.
Pros
flexible hours, great discount, room for advancement if you know how to sell yourself.
Cons
lack of training, long hours, mediocre benefits
Was this review helpful?Yes 2NoReport
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Bad Management.
Supervisor, Cashier, Receiver, Cash Manager (Former Employee) –  Grande Prairie, AB10 November 2018
The management is always awful regardless of which SDM you work at. Don't expect any encouragement or praise from anyone. And expect to work in multiple depaetments. For example: if you were hired as a cashier you'll also do the job of merchandisers on top of your other duties. Supervisers have their own responibilites as well as being a cashier-merchandiser. And so on and so forth as you (if you're lucky) climb your way in the store you work at or possibly the company.

If you hate yourself and want to make less than what your reaponsiblility amount is, then by all means, work for Shoppers Drug Mart.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Management, minimum wage, overworked
Was this review helpful?Yes 3NoReport
2.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Negative atmosphere
Cashier/Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON7 November 2018
Despite my negative experience working at Shoppers, it is a good "first job", but there is little to know flexibility in hours, and the location I worked at, had both intolerable customers and employees alike. Overall just a bad experience.
Pros
30% discount on almost everything in store
Cons
Long hours, some overnights, no flexible hours
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Strict, good first job to have for teenagers and young adults.
Cashier/Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Stony Plain, AB7 November 2018
Being a cashier is tiring, if you enjoy interacting with people this is the job for you. I learned how to deal with problem customers and supervise a store. Long periods of time you spend standing, but the hours are good and predictable.
Pros
Scattered breaks.
Cons
Long hours.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Busy environment
Registered Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) –  Dundas, ON29 October 2018
I spent approx 13 years working for shoppers drug mart, in a few different locations and mostly the same at each one. Decent benefits for full timers.
Pros
Clean, warm dry environment to work in
Cons
stressful environment
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
okay place
Beauty Advisor/Cosmetician (Former Employee) –  Richmond, BC24 October 2018
the location was too far away form my home, I didn't really like the manamgemnt, actually the first management was nice but the new one was okay, hours were standard, pay could have been begter
Was this review helpful?Yes 1No 1Report
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Dont stay too long
Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB23 October 2018
Good way to make money, bad way to make a living. prepare for some two-faced managers and some eccentric customers. downtown is not a place to be after 6
Pros
free prescriptions
Cons
the customers
Was this review helpful?Yes 3NoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
it was great time.
Cashier / Merchandiser (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB14 October 2018
the only problem not enough hours and they dont pay good. i also learned much from them about dealing with people. Espically when we its busy. my co workers were great.
Pros
free parties
Cons
not enough money
Was this review helpful?Yes 1No 1Report
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
best place to work
1 YR F/T Contract Pharmacist (Former Employee) –  Niagara Falls, ON13 October 2018
good workplace culture,medium stress and lots of assistance to help you do your job best part is that you are allowed lunch breaks.
employee discount is manageable
Pros
team spirit and regular 8 hrs shifts, plenty of tech help
Cons
pay could be better
Was this review helpful?YesNo 1Report
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good company to work for.
Front Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 October 2018
Busy day to day work load. Lots of availability to learn an succeed with the company. Good company wot work for. Has a variety of Benefits.Driven to provide exceptional customer service and staff environment.
Was this review helpful?Yes 2No 3Report
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
co-workers are nice
PHARMACY ASSISTANT (Current Employee) –  Etobicoke, ON7 October 2018
Overall the store is in great condition. Well stocked merchandise. I enjoyed my co-workers because they are all friendly. Our patients, some are nice and some are not so nice.
Pros
Great co-workers
Cons
Limited per hour salary
Was this review helpful?Yes 2No 1Report
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
okay
Assistant Front Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Alberta2 October 2018
great company to work for. great benefits. although front store manager at the time was bullying employees to quit jobs. many staff went to HR to file complaints about manager.
Was this review helpful?Yes 1No 1Report
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Fun environment with lots of oppertunity
Cosmetician and Skin Care Specialist (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS2 October 2018
Shoppers provide you with all the tools and education you need to succeed in the in cosmetic industry. Employers want to see you grow and further your career with them. There are many incentives within the company and different cosmetic brands you work with. Opportunity to earn a great salary as you can make commission on your sales.
Pros
Get to try new cosmetics and fragrances; often get free product!
Was this review helpful?YesNo 1Report
2.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Typical retail work
CUSTOMER SERVICE / CASHIER / MERCHANDISER (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON27 September 2018
Work 7 days a week, late hours, holidays open. Its your typical retail company to work for. Benefits are mostly the employee discount you receive. Good if you live close by.
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Friendly co-workers
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 September 2018
The company is really good but the management is not fair. Especially, time management. The schedule is not bad but there are a lot of changes because of switching and sick calls.
Pros
Good discount
Cons
Time management
Was this review helpful?Yes 5No 2Report
Claimed Profile

Want to know more about working here?

Ask a question about working or interviewing at Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix. Our community is ready to answer.

Ask a Question

Overall rating

3.8
Based on 3,375 reviews
51.1K
41.2K
3745
2216
1141

Ratings by category

3.7Work/Life Balance
3.3Salary/Benefits
3.4Job Security/Advancement
3.5Management
3.7Culture