CVS Health Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
3,056 Reviews
2.6
3,056 Reviews
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CVS Health President and CEO Larry J. Merlo
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good pay and flexible hours in the beginning until corporate has their say (in 93 reviews)

  • Good benefits for part time employees, flexible schedules around school (in 93 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management never once gave any indication that they cared about their employees (in 145 reviews)

  • that isn't a bad thing from a customer service standpoint but it can be stressful (in 130 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Rude and do not know how to treat customers.

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    Current Employee - Cvs Pharmacy Tech  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Cvs Pharmacy Tech in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at CVS Health full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The co-workers are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Hardly got any training. I had to learn everything pretty much on my own then I get yelled at by the pharmacy manager on how I don't do anything right. Management is very degrading; like to call people out in front of people. Racism is dismissed by store manager and he says he does stuff but he doesn't. System is very outdated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Below Market/Area Pay scales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Computer Programmer  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Computer Programmer in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    Large Company plenty of opportunity to move within

    Cons

    Salary is below market rate
    Health Care Benefits are below average considering the industry
    Unrealistic expectations, longer hours
    Very disorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk the talk,, Employee benefits and compensation are much better in other organizations,
    Since CVS has taken over Caremark, moral had gone down, benefits have been cut, and turn over is on the rise

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    love it

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    Current Employee - Stocker  in  Ventura, IA
    Current Employee - Stocker in Ventura, IA

    I have been working at CVS Health part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    love love love the love

    Cons

    dont like to work many hour

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be consistent with everyone ok

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Current employee since 2002

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    Current Employee - Pharmacist  in  Manheim, PA
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Manheim, PA

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

    Pros

    Good schedule long hours less days

    Cons

    Not much help lot of responsibilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more help pay more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great starter, poor career choice

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Intern  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Intern in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at CVS Health as an intern for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay is decent, but not competitive
    Depending on the area, can always count on work
    People there are always nice

    Cons

    Micromanagement
    Minimum staffing - will work you to death
    Tough to transfer experience to another field
    No lunch break - pharmacists typically work 12+ with no lunch

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice, they won't listen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Ok if you're a kid just out of highschool

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Dover Plains, NY
    Current Employee - Cashier in Dover Plains, NY

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

    Pros

    It's a job, there is heat and AC inside.

    Cons

    Pay is terrible, they are cutting everyone except the store manager to part-time to save money. NO BENEFITS unless you are full-time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being cheap

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Sucks

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician  in  Huntington, NY
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Huntington, NY

    I have been working at CVS Health part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can make some friends and learn about insurance companies and how they work

    Cons

    people suck a lot LIKE A LOT

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

    Too much busy work

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great way to get your foot in the door, it's great they are willing to train. Schedules are flexible, not too much hassle if you need to swap schedules or a day off.

    Cons

    They refuse to hire an appropriate amount of staff to complete all the busy tasks they keep piling on. The benefits are terrible. Management leaves much to be desired, they only come to nitpick, never to congratulate or show appreciation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people, stop being so cheap.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hmm

    Former Employee - Cashier Sales Associate  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier Sales Associate in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    It is retail experience gained. You get to engage with the customers.

    Cons

    It was a low volume store, so there was a lot of pressure and disorganization in my case.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    the Kmart of pharmacies

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    Former Employee - Contract Employee  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Contract Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at CVS Health as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    as a contract employee the only thing positive was the non-management employees, even though they were over worked, they tired to help the best they could.

    Cons

    to many PMs and not enough workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    put those profits back into technology for the whole company and get standardized on software application suite. Your headed the way of Kmart.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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