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CVS Caremark Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Shift Supervisor B Interview

Shift Supervisor B

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at CVS Caremark.

Interview Details – There was no interview nor questions really, just a very open job offer. But i have to put 30 words in here and i am unsure what more i can say.

Interview Question – What position do i want.   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Cashier Interview

Cashier

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at CVS Caremark.

Interview Details – The hiring manager was very professional and he was prompt. He maintained good eye contact with me throughout the whole interview. He basically asked general interview questions, but his enthusiasm was what made the interview a success. At the end, he shook my hand and a few days later he followed up with a phone call for part two of the interview.

Interview Question – How might you be an asset to this community?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I accepted another job that I had interviewed for as well, although I should have taken both jobs and then decided to quit one once school started.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Cashier Interview

Cashier
Houston, TX

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at CVS Caremark in June 2011.

Interview Details – Fill out application online and wait for someone to call. You can choose several different locations to make your application available. I was called into the store for an interview with the store manager which was a typical interview with nothing more than the basic questions asked.

Interview Question – There were none   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I asked for more money and didn't get it.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Pharmacist Interview

Pharmacist

Interviewed at CVS Caremark

Interview Details – Met at a job fair at a school event. Interviewed with two senior manager type people. Fairly easy interview. Mostly about what I had done at school and any past pharmacy experience

Interview Question – I cant remember any of the specific questions. Standard post college job fair stuff mostly   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Store Manager Trainee Interview

Store Manager Trainee
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at CVS Caremark in January 2013.

Interview Details – This will be the most pain staking thing you will have to endure, after some time i felt as if i applied for the FBI or CIA. You have your initial interview over the phone. It takes about 5 minutes to answer 3 questions, after you get your in person interview which is scheduled about 2 weeks after your phone interview also during your initial interview you will get your salary offer. If they want you then you will be scheduled for what they call a "round robin" where you sit and interview with 2 different groups first you may sit with up to 5 staff members ranging from successful or seasoned store managers and district managers including the regional LP manager, if they give you the green light then you'll be off to the second one all in the course of 2 to 3 hours. Your final interview is with managers and the regional manager or any higher up available. You never find out how you did, not until you speak with your hiring district manager. Even if you are everything they want your employment is dependent on a third party verification. Assuming everything goes well then you will receive your start date. The process itself takes about 2 to 3 months overall. For what you're getting into its totally not worth it.

Interview Question – Honestly all they care about is that you are open minded and always and i mean ALWAYS! put the customer first. Honestly as long as you tell them and you show them that you are devoted to customer service, you'll have the job.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate, but what i noticed is that whatever you say to them in regards to your previous employers salary they will give you an additional 3-4k more than you were making. Again i promise that whatever they give you will not make the job any better.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Store Manager Interview

Store Manager
Cleveland, OH

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at CVS Caremark in June 2014.

Interview Details – First off it was an assessment that analyzes the P & L and coaching. I completed that and about a week later I got a email to set up a phone interview. I have gmail and the problem is all their emails for some reason went to my junk/spam. So you should really check your junk/spam with CVS. That interview lasted about only 10 minutes which I thought was strange but it's just a screening call. I was then contacted a week later to set up an interview with the District Manager along side of a season Store Manager. That went well and he told me it would take a week to know something. Guess he really liked me he called me the following day to offer me the job!

Interview Question – What is some of your weakness?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Wasn't any I had already set my number and it was made. Plus he told me I'll get an extra 8% when I get out of training.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Clerk/Cashier Interview

Clerk/Cashier

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at CVS Caremark.

Interview Details – First, there is an online application which is easy except for the tedious "personality" quizzes that take up to an hour to complete. After submitting, in about 2 weeks I got an email to set up an interview. I called and was able to get one the week right after. The interview was very relaxed and quick; she asked mainly about my experience and how I would handle certain situations as well as why I wanted the job. After about a month of this, there is a training session for about 8 hours (one day), and then you can begin work.

Interview Question – How would you prioritize your workload?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

NP Interview

NP

Interviewed at CVS Caremark

Interview Details – Had phone interview with the HR, then a face-to-face interview with the NP manager. The HR was very throughout. The NP manager seemed to be very nice. Overall a good experience. They also offered me to shadow an NP in a clinic before I make a decision whether to accept the offer.

Interview Question – How you would suggestion for a change in a team?   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Shift Supervisor B Interview

Shift Supervisor B
Spring, TX

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at CVS Caremark in April 2013.

Interview Details – I submitted my application originally for a cashier position at an older store and within a couple days I received a phone call about an interview. I showed up in semi business attire not really knowing what to expect for my first retail job. Jeff was interviewing me and it probably lasted 15 minutes with just questions about my previous work experience and I expressed how I have always been in a supervisor position at my previous jobs. He mentioned maybe making me a key holder (shift). After I got the job training was pretty unimpressive. You go to a training store for 5 hours and read a manual. Your first shift at your home store is usually a 4 hour register training.

Interview Question – Mostly just questions about prior customer service experience.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was expecting $9.00/hr for a cashier position. He offered me $8.50 and I accepted that. It wasn't really a negotiation though.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Pharmacy Technician Interview

Pharmacy Technician
San Antonio, TX

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at CVS Caremark in August 2010.

Interview Details – The whole process was great. Initial contact was made by a recruiter (contractor for the company), and I was screened over the phone. After that, I walked in to take a brief test, then interviewed with a panel of 5 supervisors. From there I was allowed to sit with one of the senior pharmacy technicians to see what the job entailed. Typically the offers were made days after the interview, but I was stopped by the recruiter in the parking lot and taken back to her office. She offered me the job at that time. I was then sent for drug testing and filled out information for a background check.

Interview Question – What is your greatest weakness? - this question is always difficult to answer.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate, but I believe I could have now. My advice would be to come prepared to leverage your experience during this process - emphasize if you have an education, if you've worked under special circumstances that might benefit the company, have expertise and skills they do not have to train you on. Emphasize how much money you might be able to save them during the training process and moving forward.

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