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CVS Health Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
3,331 Reviews
2.6
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible work arrangements make for a manageable work / life balance (in 41 reviews)

  • Good pay and flexible hours in the beginning until corporate has their say (in 105 reviews)


Cons
  • It's difficult to maintain a good work/life balance, especially around the holidays (in 63 reviews)

  • Upper management never once gave any indication that they cared about their employees (in 163 reviews)

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  1.  

    So far the job seems like a pretty decent job, however everyone who I work with is miserable and hates working there.

    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Washington, DC

    I have been working at CVS Health part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay is okay to start, and with a good team around you in the pharmacy you can truly learn a lot about pharmacy and the medical field.

    Cons

    Pharmacist don't like their job and much rather be doing something else and tend to lash out at you when they don't feel like interacting with patients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be a time card system in place so people can check their hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    10+ years employed at CVS

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerk in Mount Airy, MD
    Current Employee - Clerk in Mount Airy, MD

    I have been working at CVS Health part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pros - casual work environment
              - friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Cons - Never given enough hours to properly do the work required
               - minimal same amount pay raises given to ALL employees irregardless of whether you received an
                  excellent annual review or a lousy one.
               - capped salaries as soon as THEY DECIDE you're making " too much " ( Where's the incentive to continue working for CVS? )

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Capping the pay of your long term employed, dedicated CVS workers only screams, " We don't value you or your commitment to our company! We understand you'll probably be forced to leave due to no pay raises, buts that's ok by us because we will get anyone to replace you and pay them far less. "
    Listen and learn more about who your store employees are and what they actually do for your company. Acknowledge and reward your dedicated & especially hard working employees. Implement incentives to keep morale up and better make for a positive store TEAM of employees rather than the constantly changing group of employees.

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

    Opportunities for growth is hindered by most store management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cvs Assistant Manager in District Heights, MD
    Current Employee - Cvs Assistant Manager in District Heights, MD

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great if you are full-time. The Company matches 401k. They offer incentives for good performance in the value in action program. The program allows you to cash in points to received merchandise or gift cards.

    Cons

    Most of the store managers at CVS do not develop their people unless their job is not threaten. Their is no on-going development to the next level. You are promoted on personal feeling. Employees are treated unfairly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think management needs to be most professional. They need to implement a program that can teach managers to develop employee, how to be a leader, and how to handling employee concerns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Not a bad place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are great.

    Cons

    Never enough payroll hours. There is always a crushing workload thats impossible to keep up with. The company talks customer service but doesnt back it up by letting us have help in the store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more payroll hours to get the work done and take care of customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to develop basic customer service skills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Falls Church, VA

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

    Pros

    Easy to get a job as cashier and move up the ranks to supervisor, assistant manager, etc.

    Cons

    very repetitive, unlimited amount of tasks to accomplish (you're never done until you clock out), grouchy old customers, management is sales driven and points driven and tends to care less about their workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask for associate feedback and involve them in mentally stimulating tasks so they do not feel like monotonous factory workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    worst company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacist In Charge in Burke, VA
    Former Employee - Pharmacist In Charge in Burke, VA

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

    Pros

    the only reason was close to home

    Cons

    they don"t value their employee at all,Service means people ,Pharmacist has to be a super hero to fill Rx,counsel patients,review interaction and phone calls the Drs,and at the end flu,shingles,and pneumonia vaccine need to be done in no time as their commercial said.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    higher management need to be trained better,asking for a lot with no help or extra help at all.They don"t respect their employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at CVS Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They're great! I love working here!

    Cons

    None; they've been great so far!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at CVS Health full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    lots of support from managers and company

    Cons

    many hours worked some weeks but not always.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head Cashier in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Head Cashier in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Benefits. Busy job. Never the same thing. Good rewards. Customer Service experience. Builds great relationships with employees as well as customers.

    Cons

    Unorganized, Short on staff, Long Hours, Multiple jobs (and not compensated). Annoying tests/surveys/quarterly reports that need to be filled out constantly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its hard when we're short staffed. Also, bonuses would be good for all employees and not just

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I am a person that loves to use what I learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Manassas, VA

    I have been working at CVS Health part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I am a person that loves to use what I learn. I am an older worker. my kids are grown and doing well, so I have nothing else to do. The training is EXCELLENT if you like professionalism. They are somewhat flexible on scheduling.

    Cons

    They pay for training but it takes me alot longer to go through the online modules than they pay for.
    I have to really learn this stuff because I use it daily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay for more time on the online training modules if you want us to really learn and internalize the information.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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