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Woonsocket, RI (US)
10000+ employees
1963
Company - Public (CVS)
Healthcare Services & Hospitals
$10+ billion (AUD) per year
Walmart, Walgreens, Express Scripts
Combining CVS Health and Aetna was a transformative moment for our company and our industry, establishing CVS Health as the nation’s premier health innovation company. Through our health services, insurance plans and community pharmacists, we’re pioneering a ... Read more

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CVS Health Reviews

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    "15 year manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Orlando, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Orlando, FL (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I learned a lot working there as far as how to run a business as well as how to develop a team. I had one of the most successful teams in the company ranking as the top store year over year in two separate markets, one in the Northeast one in the Southeast. I was a paragon winner with the company as well. My most recent DM was very supportive. I genuinely thank them for the opportunity and the knowledge that I acquired while working with them.

    Cons

    Work hours were excessive. To be successful hours worked were borderline slavery. While I willingly worked them to be successful, the week you didn't you were immediately behind. Vacations were almost non existent due to constant visitors from corporate stopping in to do reviews. Holiday weeks were paid 4 days regular 1 holiday and you worked all 5. The facade of the stores looking great when these people stop by versus the reality of the business is polarizing. There were always teams of people and excessive expenditures of payroll thrown into stores prior to their visits. While I understood the need to make an appearance, it was always will always be a backwards way off thinking. Company preaches quality of life for their clients while quality of life for their employees is non-existent. As a "manager" in your average store you will be "managing" a total of one person during your shift, with a total of 10 people at location. Location open hours will exceed total payroll hours ie Sun-Sat 7am-10pm = 15hrs per day x 7 days x 2 people = 210 hrs which excludes the need to have a person unload deliveries that come in during non opened hours. Your budgeted hours will be approximately 208 hrs. I will only mention that during the month of December that there are extended hours for the stores but no budgeted hours to accommodate. Stores are held to strict shrink targets with little to no control over external theft. Remember 2 people at location, if four people enter to steal there is nothing you can do to stop them. These are facts not personal prejudices.

    Advice to Management

    Revisit business structure. Employ cost cutting at a higher level, not at a store level otherwise you will compromise the business. If DMs are losing company vehicles so should RMs. Loss Prevention should be completely eliminated due to the fact they are ineffective and non-impactful; they are a voice with no power. I challenge corporate figures to walk into stores unannounced to anyone to really see what happens in the average minimum hours location. I make this challenge knowing that they will not as this is of no interest to them. At corporate level within the company they have never managed a location so they have no understanding. I do not fault them they are well educated and were placed into their positions.

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    Consulting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at CVS Health (Chicago, IL (US)) in March 2010.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview with 2 individuals. It took about an hour and both asked me behaviorial questions such as "Give me an example of a time when you had to meet a tight deadline".

    Interview Questions

    • Give me an example of a time when you had to work under a strict deadline.   2 Answers
    • Explain to me your management style.   Answer Question
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CVS Health Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500(#13), Fortune, 2013
  • 25 Noteworthy Companies, DiversityInc®, 2013
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