CVS Health Pharmacist Interview Questions

Updated Jul 20, 2015
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Pharmacist Interview

Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at CVS Health (Hartford, CT).

Interview

Met in a retail store. We discussed my background and unique needs of particular location to be filled. Many questions concerning what I could bring to their company. Unfortunately, I got the feeling that there was less concern for my exceptional customer service skills and more interest in keeping the pharmacist isolated in the background doing verification.

Interview Questions

  • Why do you want to leave independent pharmacy to work for CVS?   Answer Question

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    Pharmacist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    Formal, on campus and with the district manager in a one-on-one session. Be ready to answer questions regarding pharmacy knowledge and business related metrics. Be familiar with CVS metrics, best through working as an intern or pick up a rotation with CVS while in school.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you do if a customer has xxx question   1 Answer
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    Pharmacist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at CVS Health.

    Interview

    Very brief and straight to the point. Did not ask the typical interview questions such as why did you choose pharmacy, what are your strengths/weaknesses, ect. Didn't really look through CV/resume either, just headed straight to the topic of previous work experience in retail. CVS is huge on SPEED, so previous experience working high-pressure retail is highly regarded.

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    Pharmacist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at CVS Health (Indianapolis, IN) in May 2015.

    Interview

    applied on line and received phone call to schedule interview, met with pharmacy supervisor who conducted 30 minute interview at distribution center. Very friendly process focusing on my past work experience with questions on how to manage employees that are not meeting expectations. There were no difficult questions asked and included introductions to other employees at site.

    Interview Questions

    • describe your experience in managing people and holding them accountable to job expectations   1 Answer
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    Pharmacist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lubbock, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at CVS Health (Lubbock, TX) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Met at Starbucks, quasi-casual and very comfortable. Atmosphere was pleasant, a little busy, was appreciative to get a table to sit. Interviewer was friendly, like-minded, West Texas affiliated. I am not too familiar with the company but he brought me up to the advantages in comparison with the competition. I felt at ease to speak freely and received accolades for being able to talk with understanding. We agreed that I was a good fit and that miracles do happen.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have experience working with difficult people?   1 Answer
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    Pharmacist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at CVS Health (Chicago, IL) in March 2015.

    Interview

    My interview was pretty casual due to the supervisor having information about another interview I had with a CVS supervisor in a different area, so it was pretty casual for me mostly due to him hearing good things from another interview. I met the supervisor at the store and she took me around to a few of her stores and basically talked to me during the car rides and while at the store. It wasn't very stressful like other interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • What was one thing you didn't like about the pharmacy?   Answer Question
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    Pharmacist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at CVS Health in February 2015.

    Interview

    Contacted for an interview within two days of submitting application; interview lasted about an hour and was fairly straight-forward - not behavioral based as with many companies. Benefits and pay are good - schedule is not great, long hours an kept discussing many reasons why people do not excel in this position and how I can be different. I was told it would be hard to get a chain pharmacy job in the future if I didn't consider this position to gain experience - I have worked in independent pharmacies in the past.

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    Pharmacist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at CVS Health.

    Interview

    Applied online and received a call about a week later for an interview for a location that I didn't apply to (said I was wiling to relocate). The pharmacist position was for a very small town. District manager asked: Why retail pharmacy? Describe a time when you provided good customer service. Tell me of a time when you had multiple assignments due at the same time and did you manage. Manager called the next day offering the job.

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    Reasons for Declining

    They wanted a five year commitment and I wanted something closer to my hometown.

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    Pharmacist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at CVS Health.

    Interview

    I emailed a district manager and received a call back within two days to schedule an interview. A week after the initial interview, I was received a call to set up a second interview. The second interview was more in depth and focused on situational questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation where someone lied to you and how did you handle it.   Answer Question
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    Pharmacist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at CVS Health.

    Interview

    Participated in a career fair interview. Pretty straightforward, not high stress at all. Mostly situational questions "tell me about a time when..." so have examples ready for common situations. A few business-related questions, so be prepared to discuss how you would increase script volume or bring in more customers if you weren't reaching your goals. Basically just sound proficient in the business side of things.

    Interview Questions

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