CVS Health Reviews

Updated 14 Aug 2020

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2.9
37%
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33%
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CVS Health President and CEO Larry J. Merlo
Larry J. Merlo
6,217 Ratings
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  • "Not enough help/technicians per pharmacist(in 736 reviews)

  • "Upper management doesn’t understand the store’s needs and will ask for things your store may not be able to provide(in 596 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (858)

    "15 year manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

    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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  2. "Cvs health"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits good pay overall

    Cons

    Tight budgets work life balance


  3. "Better than Most Companies, but it's Still Retail"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to move up in the company, good benefits (affordable), lots of training whenever you want, lots of locations throughout the country

    Cons

    Extreme hour cuts during summer, communication within the company is horrible, stressful, lots of mandatory training, transfers within the company take too long to happen, more locations should open to offset the workload

  4. "Good place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in North Olmsted, OH

    I have been working at CVS Health part-time

    Pros

    A lot of benefits and decent pay

    Cons

    There are no cons that come to mind

  5. "A pretty good start"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CVS Health part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good work environment, teamwork

    Cons

    Can be very hectic with numerous patients coming in at the same time

  6. "great first job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very understanding and flexible easy tasks

    Cons

    none at all except it is a cry routine and slow job

  7. "Amazing experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Johnson City, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing management, amazing pharmacists, and lead techs.

    Cons

    Sometimes it gets too busy and you have to figure out things on your own.

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  8. "Pay sucks because chill jobs same tasks you do every week"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CVS-Shift Supervisor in Voorhees, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CVS Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Location 2 mins away from my house

    Cons

    Ignorant customers and they ungrateful too

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  9. "Actions speak louder than words"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager 

    I worked at CVS Health full-time

    Pros

    Lot's of talk about being focused on health of consumers

    Cons

    Everything is focused on the bottom line first

  10. "Overworked"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Staff Pharmacist in New Rochelle, NY

    I have been working at CVS Health full-time

    Pros

    Benefits like 401K, stock options, health insurance, paid leave

    Cons

    Constantly pushing us to do more tasks with little reward

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