Superdrug Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 20 Jun 2020

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Superdrug Managing Director Peter Macnab
Peter Macnab
260 Ratings
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  • "long hours, no work life balance(in 40 reviews)

  • "targets of beauty cards to register not always easy to do(in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Superdrug for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Discount is very good and staff

    Cons

    Long hours in Christmas period

  2. "good work place"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Superdrug full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    career progression, bonus scheme for management

    Cons

    long hours, no work life balance

  3. "Good"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Basingstoke, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Superdrug full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work friendly environment

    Cons

    Long hours, rotas unfair sometimes

  4. COVID-19

    "Terrible no matter what position"

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

    I worked at Superdrug full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Only pro would be the discount if you love your make up

    Cons

    Long hours for management on a 39 hour but are expected to do 45 hours minimum (as told by area manager in the interview) contract but you will be the for at least 52 hrs a week and not get paid the extra. Your told your get back what you put in Ie bonus at the end of the year. Within the last year of me working 258 hours UNPAID I got a petty £200 bonus. You can't make the bonus cause shoplifting is rife in superdrug as most shoplifters know superdrug does not employ security guards even tho assaults against retail staff have gone up 48% in the last 3 year's however it's your job to protect stock if not your not getting a bonus. The lack of communication is shocking. The whole company is back dated and still using tech from the early 90's. Managent can be sneaky the amount of times I've seen a manager be rude about a member of staff then act like their best mate as soon as they walk in the room. Staff areas are never maintained and look neglected and dirty. The whole coronavirus outbreak was a joke the way they looked after staff considering they are a pharmaceutical company is shocking and fail their staff at every opportunity! Don't work for them the Assitant manager wage is the same as most retail supervisor wages and managers are just the same as Assitant manager wages in retail. Normal staff your on very short hour contracts 4-12 hour contracts so if your sick it's not much of a loss plus the wage system of paying is back dated and need to get on par with the rest of the retail market! If you want to progress its not what you know but who you know!

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  5. "superdrug"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Superdrug full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    fun staff, decent management, OK pay

    Cons

    No room for progression, long hours, cleaning makeup stands over and over again because sometimes there was no jobs to do.

  6. "Average"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in Guildford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Superdrug part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    30% discount, good pay day 4 weekly

    Cons

    Only discounted on selected items, long hours, too much till time, too much pressure of registering cards

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  7. "Hard work"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Waterlooville, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Superdrug full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Holidays Incentives Air conditioning Discount Pay is ok

    Cons

    Long hours no extra pay Too many targets Too many tasks No life

  8. "great company to work for"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Supervisor 

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

    Pros

    Supportive team, good work environment

    Cons

    long hours, early and late shifts

  9. "Good company"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Superdrug part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Customer interaction responsibility Communication skills friendly interact with different people

    Cons

    Long hours need more training better contracts support for staff better management

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  10. "Not so great or friendly to their management teams."

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Superdrug full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Nothing to be positive about the company.

    Cons

    Very long hours and very little pay or respect.

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