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Shoppers Drug Mart Interview Questions

Updated 9 Apr 2015
93 Interview Reviews

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    Cosmetician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Aldergrove, Northern Ireland
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Shoppers Drug Mart (Aldergrove, Northern Ireland) in June 2012.

    Interview

    you get called in and they ask basic questions such as strengths and weaknesses they like to see that you are some what knowlegable about cosmetics say you like to sell and can sell itll be a +

    Interview Questions

  2.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Shoppers Drug Mart.

    Interview

    One phone interview and in person interview. The first one was with the recruiter and the second one with the hiring manager. Needed to know about the company and the role. How you can benefit the company in this role. I showed my degrees and assure her of my contribution to the project. That was not a difficult interview and there was not any routine STAR questions. Just it took a long time for them to reply.

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    Cosmetician Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Shoppers Drug Mart.

    Interview

    Phone call prior to physical interview. Did not extend basic courtesies such as "Are you able to talk now?" or where she got my resume. Overlooked decades of prior experience, including SDM. More and more CM's are parodies of good business practice.

    Interview Questions

    • Along the lines of setting up a physical interview. Ebullient and assertive. Very few questions; did almost all of the talking. Volunteered that recent hires had been fired due to lack of performance. It is easy to understand why. Performance bar was the highest I had ever heard of, including those in ultra high end stores.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    I declined taking it to the next level.

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    Beauty Expert Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Shoppers Drug Mart.

    Interview

    I applied online and got called in for an interview a few days later. I went to the store and had an interview with the Beauty Boutique Manager. I was called back the next day and got the job. I had to go back to fill out paper work.

    Interview Questions

    • She asked me basic questions about E-clientelling and situational questions. "What would you do if a coworker breaking a rule ect.." "How would you deal with a difficult situation such as..." Also asked questions like "What was something you took from your college experience". It's super straight forward.   Answer Question
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    Cosmetician/Beauty Boutique Expert Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Whitby, ON (Canada)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Shoppers Drug Mart (Whitby, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    I applied online and got a call about a week later. I had an interview the next day.

    The interview took about 10 minutes. There was the beauty boutique manager interviewing me with a younger assistant manager sitting in and listening. The interview took place in the pharmacist consultation room.

    Interview Questions

    • -tell me about yourself
      -sell me this imaginary product
      -what did you learn at school
      -what do you wish your school program would have done differently
      -do you have retail experience
      -have you ever done event coordination type things
      -why do you think you would be good for this job
      (why should we hire you)
      -clarifying on my personality (questions what do you mean)
      -whats your availability
      -how are you at approaching sales
       
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  7. Helpful (2)  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Shoppers Drug Mart.

    Interview

    Friend who worked there got me in. I dropped my resume off and got a call a day later. Met with the front store manager who asked me general questions about my past experience and future career goals.

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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Shoppers Drug Mart.

    Interview

    I first applied online to various locations, and received no reply from any of them. I then attended a job fair the next month where they were hiring people for a brand new store. The interviewer was very nice and there were no unexpected questions - he even commented on how pleasant I was. However, I didn't not receive a call and was not offered a position. But on the same day that I was expecting the call, I received an email from another Shoppers location (one that I had applied to online the previous month) asking for an interview. I had the interview within the next couple days with the Front Store Manager who was very quick and to-the-point. The interview lasted only 10 minutes at the most. I took time answering the questions, which were mostly ones that I was prepared to answer and he wrote everything down. I was the last of the interviews he had and said he would call the next day. Next day I didn't receive a call but an email apologizing as there was an emergency, and for me to call him the next morning. I called and was offered a job as a part-time cashier at five cents more than minimum wage. I accepted and my training started a month later, as there were no training times available during the current month.

    Interview Questions

    • No difficult questions, they were mostly asking about my past experience. Most difficult: "Name 3 things that you think you would like about working here, and 3 things you imagine you wouldn't like."   Answer Question
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    Front Store Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Shoppers Drug Mart.

    Interview

    Never had an interview, dropped off resumee and kept calling to talk to cash manager. Finally got her on the phone, was told to come in for training. Just keep calling until they get you to come in. If there is an interview, dont expect it to be difficult.

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    Marketing Pharmacy Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Shoppers Drug Mart.

    Interview

    Phone interview with HR only. They described the position then ask you to describe your background and experience, what are your strengths, why did you leave your last position? Phone interview lasted 30 minutes Within a week they confirmed days and times to meet with the hiring manager (director) Interview with Director was more specific questions on " tell me about a time when - you had to handle a conflict? What would you consider your weakness? Approximately 2 weeks HR called to advise they chose another candidate; however they were very helpful and advised how the chosen candidate had additional experience they were looking for.

    Interview Questions

    • Unexpectedly I Was asked my salary from previous employer on first phone interview this seems to be more common to ask upfront   Answer Question
  11. Helpful (1)  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Shoppers Drug Mart (Montreal, QC (Canada)) in November 2014.

    Interview

    It took two days to get an answer (that's because they really want someone). Asked basic questions about your work experiences, your motivation at work, your education, and salary. Interviewer emphasized on customer service. It is actually their first priority over there. Be careful about your motives to work there...If the interviewer is easy, you may pass with whatever you say. Interviewer also asked availability and to sign a form (i forgot the name of it).

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