CVS Health Sales Associate, Cashier, Interview Questions

Updated Apr 1, 2015
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  1.  

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Waited at least 4 weeks until I got a call for an interview. The process was pretty easy, you go in get asked a couple of questions and wait for another call.

    Interview Questions

  2.  

    Cashier Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at CVS Health.

    Interview

    The manager at the time was a great man, it was short and simple. Very direct and had a good sense of humor. I was offered over minimum wage for the position available but still less than other companies. Trying to get higher in the store I was at was very difficult, also getting full time status was nearly impossible. The new system is generated based on experience and I feel that they should adjust long time employees pay based on new system.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have flexible hours?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation available

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    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at CVS Health (Chicago, IL) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I got lucky and was interviewed by a VERY friendly manager. Quick, fast-paced, she did most of the talking -- interview was basically to see if I could hold up a friendly conversation. Got offered the position within 5 minutes. Be friendly and relaxed and you'll do fine!!!

    Interview Questions

    • Why CVS?
      Questions about work experience
      Scheduling questions
       
      1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I chose not to negotiate - she said everyone starts off at minimum wage

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    Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northville, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at CVS Health (Northville, MI) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Manager called me in to come in that week and talk to him. He introduced himself to me and how long he had worked at CVS. He asked me to tell him about myself. He was nice and explained everything very well during the interview. He asked questions any employer would ask. He was very polite and respectful. However, he did not give my hourly pay until I asked for it. He also seemed rushed during the entire process.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time you went above and beyond to help someone in one of your former jobs.   Answer Question
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    Cashier Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at CVS Health.

    Interview

    It took 3 minutes long, make sure you have personality because it is all about customer service, and to be flexible. Store manager breaks everything down for you, and explains the process, of filling out forms online, and going to the class.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your flexibility? What do you think Customer Service is?   Answer Question
  7.  

    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at CVS Health.

    Interview

    easy question about past experience. I was pleasant meeting with the manager. He was easy to talk to and easy to come across. I arrived early and the manager interview me right away. everyone i met that day was great to talk to and looked like they enjoyed what they do.i

    Interview Questions

    • Basic questions. Tell me about a time you experience difficult customer and how did you deal with that customer?   Answer Question
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    Cashier Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in West Boylston, MA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at CVS Health (West Boylston, MA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    After waiting 6 weeks to hear back after submitting resume and application. I got a call for an interview. Interview went well until we were interrupted midway. She then left me sitting in the office alone for about 20-25 minutes. She came back and began asking the same questions again. Of course answered thoroughly.
    Received email 2 weeks later with job offer. At that point I had already had committed to another position with a higher salary. Mostly due to the lengthy process.

    Interview Questions

    • Salary, goals, availability   1 Answer
  9.  

    Cashier Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lowell, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at CVS Health (Lowell, MA).

    Interview

    The interview was very relaxed, and the hiring manager was very friendly. They treated me like a friend right from the start, and were not at all intimidating. I would recommend my friends and family to apply at this company.

    Interview Questions

  10. Helpful (1)  

    Cashier Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at CVS Health in August 2014.

    Interview

    I had applied months earlier, and completely forgot about it. Received a call from the store manager asking me if I was still interested and if I wanted to come in for an interview. Showed up to the interview, manager was a little late (wasn't even there) but that was okay. I was asked questions like:

    What do you know about CVS?
    What is your schedule like?
    Describe a time your manager reprimanded you?
    What would your previous manager say about you?
    Etc..

    Interview went pretty well (I think I personally could have done a lot better,) however I got the job. It was offered towards the end of the interview.
    From there I was sent an e-mail containing the agreements we settled on (pay, scheduling, etc.)
    Had to fill out an online form to either accept or decline the offer. Got another e-mail to fill out tax forms (not sure why they do this online). Never received e-mail about a drug test (I was then told it wasn't required, to my surprise). Then I picked up my papers/forms and started training the next few days.

    Overall process was very simple, if applying for the position you should have nothing to worry about.

    Also, I had experience in retail, however the manager wasn't interested in that. She just wanted someone with great customer skills.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about CVS?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I wasn't okay with the pay they were going to start me at, I spoke up and it was changed to my minimum desired amount which was a great surprise!

  11. Helpful (1)  

    Cashier Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Yukon, OK
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at CVS Health (Yukon, OK).

    Interview

    I wasn't actually formally interviewed per say. I walked in one day and the person that rang me up was the store manager himself. He noticed I looked a little down and we talked for a bit. Then the next week my dad and I went up there to get my medication and so we walked around waiting for it when we ran into the store manager and that's when a little impromptu interview happened. I had just quit my job at a doughnut bakery and was looking for another job and I had already sent in an application there as I explained and we talked for at least thirty minutes in the stationary aisle. It was all very amusing actually, being asked serious questions in jeans and t-shirt. I was hired a month later after a little issue that my manager was determined to get fixed and that's really how it happened for me. I was only attempting to achieve the cashier position though, and, as luck would have it, a cashier was leaving to go somewhere else. She still works here sometimes when she has the time though. That's why I think I got the job so easily. Then, about a month ago I called roped into taking a shift manager's shift because she didn't want to work it and the store manager texted me that night saying, "I took a chance with you and I'm glad I did. Thank you so much for you're dedication." I'm a nineteen year old girl whom previously had only worked a month at a bakery and that's it. That's my work history. He sure did take a chance with me, but he's not the only one who's glad.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing you haven't heard before. Plus, I was just trying to get hired to run a register. There are no hard questions about that. All that happened during the interview was me being warned about how our customers like to be hand held through the whole process of shopping here at CVS.   Answer Question

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