Day Lewis Reviews

Updated 15 Jun 2020

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2.8
39%
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64%
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Day Lewis Co-Founder & CEO Kirit Patel (no image)
Kirit Patel
14 Ratings
  1. "Large community"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Act in Maidstone, England

    I have been working at Day Lewis part-time

    Pros

    Staff are nice, customer are nice and polite

    Cons

    Pay is less, no progression

  2. "Poor pay"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in London, England

    I worked at Day Lewis full-time

    Pros

    Family run, old scool vibe

    Cons

    Dreadful pay, career progression doesnt exist

  3. Helpful (1)

    "No career progression"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Assistant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not Any I can think of

    Cons

    Low benefits and wage Not many chances for career progression Long hours and no rewards Hard audits

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Average"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Dispensing Assistant in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Day Lewis part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    the staff are reasonably friendly

    Cons

    does not look after employees

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Salary is low"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Geschäftsführer / Co-Eigentümer 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

  6. "Best chain to work for"

    5.0
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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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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Day lewis"

    3.0
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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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "I wouldn't recoment"

    2.0
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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

  9. Helpful (2)

    "AVOID - Not Good People to Work For"

    1.0
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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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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Medicine Counter Assistant"

    1.0
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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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