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Day Lewis Reviews

Updated 3 Dec 2019

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3.0
47%
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74%
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Day Lewis Co-Founder & CEO Kirit Patel (no image)
Kirit Patel
13 Ratings
  1. "Best chain to work for"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Day Lewis full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great, understanding manager. Better staffed than most pharmacies. Holidays are adequate. More freedom to make your branch your own. Really feel appreciated by line manager

    Cons

    Pay isn’t the best in pharmacy. Less scope for moving up.

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    Day Lewis2019-11-07
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Salary is low"

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    Former Employee - Pre-registration Pharmacist in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Day Lewis full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Study hours given every week. Study day once a month every first monday of the month is. Supportive pre-registration trainer - Ade Close to home Sam and Jay, two of the family founders were nice

    Cons

    Low salary, large cut taken from NHS bursary

    Day Lewis2019-12-03
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Day lewis"

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    Current Employee - Dispensing Assistant 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Day Lewis part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Family friendly company. Good working environment

    Cons

    Low pay and unachievable targets

    Day Lewis2019-10-18
  4. Helpful (1)

    "I wouldn't recoment"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Operator in Croydon, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Day Lewis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    you have a work, this place employs anyone there is no standards

    Cons

    everyone gets same paid even most like avoid the work there isn't health and safety

    Day Lewis2019-07-31
  5. Helpful (2)

    "AVOID - Not Good People to Work For"

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    Former Employee - Head Office Manager in Croydon, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Day Lewis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Open and receptive to new ideas. Do offer good offer some training opportunities. Flat management structure so dealing with director level regularly. Nice colleagues (long suffering)

    Cons

    Directors/ Owners of the firm very difficult to work for - controlling and complete lack of resources proved to staff. Firm and certainly the retail side appears to be run down - will the company be around in 5 years am not sure? You cannot trust the owners - who claim they run an open caring family business but it is all faked to inspire loyalty. The family is very much about the bottom line would stab their own uncle in the back! Run by accountants who do not give a hoot about company values which stand proudly on the wall- not a nice culture. Short term decision making - no investment in shops, systematically plan to pay minimal staff wages - pretend to care and increase wages but it doesn't happen. High turnover leads to increased pressure on existing staff - last one left at head office to switch off lights!

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    Day Lewis2019-06-11
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Medicine Counter Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Medicine Counter Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Day Lewis part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Sometimes get a box of chocolate or free ice cream. The annual conference is a good event to go to

    Cons

    Badly managed company, seems like the problems you face in their pharmacies are not listened to and you are not given any help, customers get angry with the service then take it out on the staff.

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    Day Lewis2019-05-09
  7. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Day Lewis full-time

    Pros

    Very good services provided for patients

    Cons

    Average pay could have been better

    Day Lewis2019-03-13
  8. "Pre-reg"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Day Lewis full-time

    Pros

    Monthly training with tests and workshops

    Cons

    No Christmas bonus and below average salary

    Day Lewis2019-02-12
  9. "A dispensers view"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Advisor in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Day Lewis part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Challenging a the start Room for salary negotiation Generally good pharmacy managers

    Cons

    May feel unappreciated by higher up managers Will get shouted at by costumers

    Day Lewis2018-08-25
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Started as Medicines Counter Assistant working up towards Level 2 Dispenser"

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    Former Employee - Dispensing Assistant in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Day Lewis full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A really generous, family oriented company to work for. Everyone is valued and isn’t just a ‘number’ which is hard to find these days. Nice Christmas bonus’. Annual Day Lewis confrence in London. Career pathway progression. Good management who listen. Monday to Friday work pattern. Weekends off.

    Cons

    Some branches have very nasty staff with poor attitudes who are very cliquey.

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    Day Lewis2018-02-13

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