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CVS Health Reviews

Updated 5 Dec 2019

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2.8
35%
Recommend to a Friend
33%
Approve of CEO
CVS Health CEO Larry J. Merlo
Larry J. Merlo
5,797 Ratings
Pros
  • "CVS has offered me flexible hours that allowed me to work part time while also being a full time student(in 549 reviews)

  • "Flexible schedule and nice coworkers(in 531 reviews)

Cons
  • "No opportunities to move up into the company unless you are a pharmacist or store manager(in 685 reviews)

  • "Staff is undervalued by upper management(in 571 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (780)

    "15 year manager"

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    Store Manager in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CVS Health

    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.

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    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.

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    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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    CVS Health2014-12-13
  2. "Great Company but problems"

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    Former Employee - Regional Manager 

    I worked at CVS Health part-time

    Pros

    friendly staff and okay benefits

    Cons

    long working hours and strict rules

    CVS Health2019-12-05
  3. "Its ok"

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    Current Employee - Claims Reviewer 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CVS Health full-time

    Pros

    Good hours and pay

    Cons

    unrealistic goals on some of the numbers that are expected to hit

    CVS Health2019-12-05
  4. "Great Work Place"

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor 

    I worked at CVS Health full-time

    Pros

    Customer Oriented Company with the Ability to Advance

    Cons

    Cleanliness and Sanitation Does Not Meet Personal Requirements

    CVS Health2019-12-04
  5. "Not bad, really bust"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Kingston, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CVS Health part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Your learn how to multi-task as well as handle a lot of pressure.

    Cons

    Really busy, tedious, annoying

    Advice to Management

    Not much you can do

    CVS Health2019-12-05
  6. "Work horse"

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    Current Employee - Cvs Pharmacy Tech 

    I have been working at CVS Health full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexibility, ability to transfer states

    Cons

    They work you to death, pushy, micromanaging

    Advice to Management

    When opening a new market, take advice from long term employees, and care about the issues they are having with your so called management

    CVS Health2019-12-05
  7. "."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at CVS Health full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay. I had a nice manager

    Cons

    The work schedule was not flexible

    CVS Health2019-12-05
  8. "It’s. Ok"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier 

    I worked at CVS Health part-time

    Pros

    The pay and management were good. Very flexible with your hours which was nice

    Cons

    Long shifts usually and id rate it 5 stars if it was in a better location.

    CVS Health2019-12-04
  9. "Great first job"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CVS Health full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly environment, helpful coworkers that assisted in my learning

    Cons

    very busy at times and can be overwhelming as a newcomer

    CVS Health2019-12-05
  10. "Big fan"

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor Rx in Swissvale, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I hate Rite Aid so much

    Cons

    The job is literally perfect

    CVS Health2019-12-03
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