Salaries are lower than the market norm, some departments have a relatively flat organogram which makes promotion to a higher position difficult if the incumbent has no plans to leave. Too much bureacratic red tape involved to approve and clear budget for opex/capex spend on projects. Heavy focus on cost cutting = short term gains, but defers problems that will manifest in the long term and require greater funds and …
loads of admin and not enough staff , with managers not being pharmacist / pharmacy experience creates a difficult working idea . expectations very high , I did learn a lot about admin / spreadsheets and business drivers ..... not always possible to reach their expectation and still be professional / ethical .
Manger (Current Employee) – Johannesburg, Gauteng – 16 February 2018
This company is fraught with politics and career enhancement is subject to who to know and and how much morals you ate willing to sacrifice.
This business does not care about its people and at times, more often than not will discard of you like receipt from shoprite. They have no shame and everyone wants to leave. The political landscape is demoralizing. You are hired to do as you are told and your opinion does not matter.
Salaries are below benchmarks and they use their maeket position ro impose that on you. Dis chem is a much better option. Race also determines salaries.
People with their own personal agendas will hang you out to dry if and when it suits them.
Potential to grow within the company and good organisational structure
Health Care Assistant (Former Employee) – Pretoria North, Gauteng – 13 February 2018
Its a nice company to work in with conducive working environment, company policies doesn't oppress employees very much, you can also grow within the company and apply for positions at the pharmacy within selected stores.
Salary is okay, free lunch, nice uniform and monthly bonuses.
The store management was awesome. I only had problems with HR. I think it is a nice place to work and grow as a person and find your feet. After finding yourself, it's your choice is you grow with the Company or grow elsewhere.
shop assistant cashier (Former Employee) – Piketberg, Western Cape – 8 February 2018
I had a blast working with the group. The people I worked with became my family. Working with them was pure bliss. The codes in the group were strict and disciplined. Everything were always kept neat. Being part of that and meeting all kinds of people made the hard work worth the effort.
Relieve store manager (Current Employee) – Fish Hoek, Western Cape – 1 February 2018
Typical day at work would consist of staff coaching, spending time with individuals.
Learning is ongoing while managing people.
Management could work towards being one sound, and one mind in order to assist individuals who struggles with self development and identify own shortfalls requiring coaching.
Maintaining a work place culture should be every team members responsibility and not just the manager. This is possible through consistent IR processes followed fairly and needs identified from individuals taken seriously and passionately.
The hardest part of managing is not being respected by top management. Potential not recognised and efforts not valued. Lack of trust being final.
The best part is planning together, executing together and reaping success together as a team.
Pharmacist Assistant (Current Employee) – Gauteng – 13 January 2018
I arrive at my work click in and straight away there is people to help and on the other hand there is a lot of admin to be done and I have learned to deal with different people and cultures the hardest part of doing my job there is a lot to do and there is few of us so I cant do my my job to the best of my ability and the enjoyable part of it is that customers are friendly some of them
Salesperson (Former Employee) – Durban, KwaZulu-Natal – 13 November 2017
A typical day at work consisted of various social interactions with people from all backgrounds. I learned that everyone has something that they are passionate about and with hard work it is possible to achieve it. There was equal distribution of tasks and equity across all fronts. The most difficult part of the job was stocktaking, however it was also the most enjoyable as it taught me how to categorize things efficiently, and also taught me patience.
As a student there was a lot that I had to learn. Initially when I started working there I was very unsure of what to do and how to do things but working within such a environment where the staff members were friendly and always ready to help assisted me in overcoming my fears.
pharmacist assistant post basic (Current Employee) – Melkbosstrand, Western Cape – 19 October 2017
We do work under a lot of pressure some days, but I enjoy working for the company. I have learned a lot from them, and found my strenghts and weaknesses. I believe that I will be able to well in any clicks branch, given the oppertunity.
Fun work place,with the best customers service and clicks customers are the best priority, customers are treated with respect,clicks knows how to handle their customers and staff as well ,we are well trained on keeping our customers happy.