CVS Caremark
2.7 of 5 2,358 reviews
www.cvscaremark.com Woonsocket, RI 5000+ Employees

CVS Caremark Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2014
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2.7 2,358 reviews

                             

45% Approve of the CEO

CVS Caremark President and CEO Larry J. Merlo

Larry J. Merlo

(805 ratings)

38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "They have some good benefits for full time employees"
    in 83 reviews
  • "Good pay and flexible hours in the beginning until corporate has their say"
    in 78 reviews
Cons:
  • "Upper Management decreases payroll every year and always asks you to do more with less"
    in 119 reviews
  • "It was difficult to meet customer service standards without adequate staffing"
    in 103 reviews
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Great people, great environment

Pharmacy Technician CPhT (Former Employee)
Florence, AL

I worked at CVS Caremark part-time for more than a year

ProsFriendly co-workers, competitive pay, challenging work environment

Conssome customer interaction, time-off policies

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Pharmacy Technician too much to handle

Pharmacy Technician CPhT (Current Employee)
Superior, WI

I have been working at CVS Caremark full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat people to work with as long as they are all trained together and the same way. Great learning experience for being a pharmacy technician. Good pay and flexible hours in the beginning until corporate has their say.

ConsVery demanding beyond reason. Anything above general store manager and they don't listen. Hours are cut with work increasing and it's always a fight to keep your head above water. Too much stress.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the pharmacy technicians happy, not just the pharmacists.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great, fast-paced, work-environment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CVS Caremark

ProsLots of room to grow professionally. Let your goals be known.

ConsMust be able to manage all types of patients and find a creative solution to solve situations.

Advice to Senior ManagementIn regards to pre-emerging leaders give them more information about the program

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Okay Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CVS Caremark

ProsSome growth opportunities if you stick around long enough.

ConsPeople aren't always nice. Cut throat.

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Great Company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CVS Caremark

ProsCreate your own space and time, People in the environment are great

ConsNeed more communication for all the levels that are work there.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work, but communication need to be better..

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Land of Opportunity

District Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at CVS Caremark full-time for more than 10 years

ProsTremendous opportunity for professional growth and career development.

ConsWorkload is not for the faint of heart.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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it was a good exposure for me being a retail professional. Working for CVS gave me some insights how the Pharmacy side o

Co-manager (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at CVS Caremark as a contractor for more than a year

ProsDecent pay in comparison to other retailers.

ConsIt is quite dangerous when you have to take receive the shipment in the middle of the night alone,especially in the cold weather

Advice to Senior ManagementPeople working in the stores are humans not robots. Treat them with respect and a little more of a human touch.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Job!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CVS Caremark

ProsFriendly coworkers, good system, fair

ConsBusy, exposed to contagious disease

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Good Place to Gain Work Experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CVS Caremark part-time for more than 5 years

ProsProfessional environment, flexible hours, good team-focused atmosphere

ConsLittle to no opportunity for advancement, long hours, difficult customers

Advice to Senior ManagementMake employees feel like they have opportunities to advance within the organization

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I like my job particularly because I'm a people person. If your not then this isn't the job for you.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at CVS Caremark

ProsGet Benefits and perks, like discounts on your cell phone and gym membership. CVS company works really hard to make sure their employees feel well compensated.

ConsYou don't have a set schedule. They post your schedule every week, which can make it hard to plan ahead sometimes.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure all employees have finished their training before putting them on the floor. And remember to explain everything including the little details like how you will get your schedule.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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