Can be amazing depending on the people.
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 17 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.
flexible hours, great discount, room for advancement if you know how to sell yourself.
lack of training, long hours, mediocre benefits