CVS Caremark Interview Questions & Reviews in Los Angeles, CA
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Very Easy Interview
Pharmacist Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at CVS Caremark in November 2013.
Interview Details – Must be personable, adaptive, show leadership experience,.
Interview Question – What are your plans in 5 years Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 4 days - interviewed at CVS Caremark in September 2010.
Interview Details – Apply online. Get an initial phone call which is brief. Set up time for interview. Sometimes there is only one with the field manager. There is a second interview, although only in rare instances.
Interview Question – Do you think you are a leader? Follow up question, why? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Fairly straightforward. Accepted the offer that was decent.
Pharmacy Technician Trainee/Pharmacy Service Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at CVS Caremark in May 2014.
Interview Details – I posted my resume on the CVS website and I received a call about 2 months later asking me to come in for an interview. The first woman I spoke to was very nice and I had to take a quick quiz about basic pharmacy tech stuff such as conversions and translating prescriptions. It was a very casual interview - she just asked me to tell her about myself and we talked about my personality to make sure I was able to handle customer service, then she said that she would submit my resume directly to the stores in her area that were hiring.
I got a call the next week from the pharmacist working in the store that needed a tech and I spoke to her and she just talked to me about the hours and any previous experience I had in a pharmacy and with customer service. She then told me to apply directly to her store and I received the email saying I got the job about 3 days later.
Interview Question – Tell me about yourself.
The interview was very casual but maybe I was just lucky and got a nice interviewer? Answer Question
Store Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at CVS Caremark in March 2012.
Interview Details – Applied for Position of Store Manager online. Took assessment. Called and did phone interview.
They e-mailed and said qualifications looked good and they would pass it along to District Manager.
That was in December of 2011 and was for the store in Reseda-Studio City, Ca.
Finally was called again in March of 2012 and they asked if I would work as a "key holder" for $8.00 an hr.
I couldn't believe it! 25 yrs. experience as a Store Manager/District Manager in Big Box Retail. I clearly
stated salary range would be 40-5-k. Next day, they sent an email that they were looking at other candidates after I asked them "are you kidding me"? My salary range is 50-55k and have always earned bonuses for performance for exceeding company quotas.
- Tell us why you want to be a Store Manager. View Answer
- What did your previous store do saleswise? View Answer
Reason for Declining – Offered $8. hr. for a "key holder" position after which I applied for a Store Manager position which is what
my positions have been. In addition, they wanted me to drive an hour each way to work. I told them that
it wouldn't even pay for my gas. It was really insulting to ask me to take $8. hr after applying for Store Manager and being told I had all the qualifications necessary and everything looked good. I think that they had already filled this position (if it was ever even open). I wonder if they are even paying any Managers salaries or just hiring former Store Managers for $8. an hr. who are in desperate need of a job.
Pharmacy Technician Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at CVS Caremark.
Interview Details – Approximately 2 interviews. Must complete online personality type of test and pass in order to get 1st interview.
Interview Question – Different scenarios of how you would react to a customer. Answer Question
Assistant Store Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at CVS Caremark in August 2009.
Interview Details – Started as cashier. This company like to promote from with based on performance.
Dress professionally. Drug tested. ESTEEM qualification required.
Questions are what you would typically expect. Past job history, work ethic, conduct, etc.
Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Answer Question
Staff Pharmacist Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at CVS Caremark in October 2013.
Interview Details – Nowadays, many companies ask potential candidates to submit resume online. This process is like tossing a rock into a quicksand, and then straining and waiting patiently hoping to hear a splash. As a pharmacist, once you submitted/completed your application online, get some contact information (emails, phone numbers, etc.) to follow-up. This beats playing the waiting game and reduces the chance that your online application was lost in the shuffle.
Interview Question – How do you address the issue of understaffing when the pharmacy is already understaffed and your current pharmacy staff repeatedly make the same, careless mistakes and expressed no desire to improve? Answer Question
Cashier Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at CVS Caremark in August 2010.
Interview Details – I was a friend of a co-worker so it was very easy,it's who you know not your experience
Interview Question – if hired will you still act professional with current co-worker View Answer
Negotiation Details – very easy because I know an employee and just needed a job
Retail Management Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at CVS Caremark in May 2011.
Interview Details – Here are the steps:
1) Apply online
2) Phone interview with the Recruiting Manager
3) 1:1 interview with the HR Manager
4) Group interview with the District Manager and the Store Manager
5) Background check & Drug Test
6) You're ready to work
The Recruiter, HR, DM, and Store Managers were all friendly during the interview.
Cashier Sales Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at CVS Caremark in April 2009.
Interview Details – My interview lasted an hour. While I was very comfortable during the interview I could not shake the feeling I was being slightly talked down to and not as an equal. I was open and honest about my work history and really sold my skills and experience. There were many questions about my previous jobs and why I felt i could fullfill the position i was applying for.
Interview Question – Why do you feel you deserve this position compared to any other applicant? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiating. You are offered minimum wage and it's your choice if you would like to except it or not. They are not going to negotiate on that.