CVS Health Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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  1. Used and abused.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at CVS Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay, stock options, health insurance, growing company.

    Cons

    1. To much red tape.
    2. To little hours to run business successfully
    3. Always reacting to something.
    4. Changes to make things better end up making life harder.
    5. Work life balance is hard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cutting hours and paying low wages to hourly employees is no way to keep good people. Invest in your people as much as you invest in your image. We get it you stopped selling tobacco.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Ok

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Consultant in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at CVS Health

    Pros

    Nice people; good work/life balance

    Cons

    No room for advancement; health insurance; raises

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    CPhT leadership role in retail pharmacy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Pharmacy Technician CphT in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Lead Pharmacy Technician CphT in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at CVS Health

    Pros

    I have always been intrigued and very passionate about the pharmaceutical industry, including the science manufacture and clinical applications of the industry.

    Cons

    Substantially underpaid. There are no opportunities for growth because most of the CVSs are Union operated and there are at least 3-4 technicians that have been there for 10+ years and are set in their ways and will not do anything that is contrary to how they believe their CVS pharmacy dynamics should function.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees what they're worth whether they have a doctorate or not. There is a corporate paradigm of CVS that you are only worth a substantial amount of pay if you posess the PharmD degree no matter how dedicated you are to the company or more importantly how passionate you are of your job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    If you are looking for a tech position, apply elsewhere. Otherwise it is not a bad place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Tech in Westerville, OH
    Current Employee - Certified Pharmacy Tech in Westerville, OH

    I have been working at CVS Health

    Pros

    Good environment, personal growth, some benefits

    Cons

    Understaffed, low pay for Certified Technicians, poor training for new hires, NO career advancements

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Worst place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Lancaster, OH
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Lancaster, OH

    I worked at CVS Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Got to meet nice customers

    Cons

    Management was hott after young females. Anyone who questioned management was written up. Family members working together when one has management credentials, against policy but overlooked because of management relationship with lead tech. Lead tech works all day early shifts regardless of My Schedule and NEVER works Friday Saturday or Sunday. Her and her aunt run the pharmacy. NEEDS TO CHANGE!!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair. Loyal employees are hard to find and when they don't meet your expectations by flirting with you. It's not a negative attribute

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Fast paced work with little training.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerk/Cashier in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Clerk/Cashier in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at CVS Health part-time

    Pros

    CVS provides a decent salary for their employees.

    Cons

    Little training provided to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide better training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Good learning experience, but do not recommend for long term career!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Pharmacy in Columbus, OH
    Former Intern - Pharmacy in Columbus, OH

    I worked at CVS Health as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people I worked with and the customers we helped

    Cons

    We sometimes did not have enough people working at a time which was not fun during rush hour! Also, CVS will sometimes push fourth initiatives without realizing how it will negatively affect stores. The surveys on the receipts were horrible!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more hours for help! Stop with the receipt surveys!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Cvs pharmacist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Columbus, OH

    I worked at CVS Health full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience working for cvs

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Great company to work for, taken care of by manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor B in Powell, OH
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor B in Powell, OH

    I worked at CVS Health part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best part of working at CVS was being able to see the value in being dependable to your boss and willing to work hard. The more I did, the more tasks I was trusted with, the more I felt accomplished. I was able to become a shift supervisor at age 20, just from being dependable to my manager.

    Cons

    The main challenge was pay. My manager always tried to get me raises, but I didn't improve my pay over 5 years very drastically at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to delegate tasks to workers, some that seem lazy, may need extra responsibility to achieve something greater.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 7 people found this helpful

    It was so good for so many years then new management starting getting rid of pharmacists with lots of years of experienc

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Columbus, OH

    I worked at CVS Health full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    salary is good benefits are good

    Cons

    pharmacies are not adequately staffed and they micro-manage you to a point that you would not believe

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out while you can. They only care about targets that they set and nothing else

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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