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CVS Health Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
3,468 Reviews
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3,468 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible work arrangements make for a manageable work / life balance (in 42 reviews)

  • Good pay and flexible hours in the beginning until corporate has their say (in 107 reviews)


Cons
  • It's difficult to maintain a good work/life balance, especially around the holidays (in 67 reviews)

  • Upper management never once gave any indication that they cared about their employees (in 172 reviews)

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  1.  

    Okay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Upper Marlboro, MD

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

    Pros

    Higher than average salary, lots of fast-paced work. Allowed me to develop my customer-relation skills. Always work to be done, no sitting around. You get to leave exactly when your shift is over.

    Cons

    No clear expectations. Management didn't really know what they were doing. You were often expected to do way more than what you could accomplish. Standards weren't really standards and we were forced to hide the way that we normally accomplished things when the district manager came to visit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    I enjoyed the job and the coworkers but the customers were stressful.

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

    I worked at CVS Health part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I can't think of any pros. I did not have a good experience.

    Cons

    The manager was not managing as much as flirting with me and customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe that other CVS stores are professional and put together the way they should be, but this store if not under proper management. I felt like I only got the job due to my looks and the fact that I am single with a mixed race son. It made me uncomfortable and I ended up quiting because of it and of course telling them I quit because of transportation, not my comfort level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very classy organization.

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

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

    Pros

    Part time employees get full benefits.

    Cons

    You can be fired at anytime without a reason

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay place to work if your starting out in the field.

    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Beltsville, MD
    Former Employee - Certified Pharmacy Technician in Beltsville, MD

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

    Pros

    Experience is the best thing I can say.

    Cons

    I have worked for CVS Pharmacy for over 2 years now. I started out as a cashier and am now the Lead Pharmacy Technician. I have had 6 raises since becoming employed for the company. The store I currently work for has have 5 different store managers(3 in 2008 alone) and 2 PIC in the short time I have been at the company. I've lost count of how many techs have come and gone. Not because of being fired but because after a while the mistreatment and unappreaciation finally takes it toll. From my experience CVS seems to be primarily concerned with expansion and growth versus quality customer service and the health and wellbeing of its customers and employees. Every month we seem to have some new program to promote growth in the company. Each week it seems we lose more and more tech hours. More work...less help...I hated my job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some of the worse management I've ever had to deal with by far.

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

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

    Pros

    Looks decent on a resume
    Pay is OK

    Cons

    Horrible Hours
    Angry customers
    Drive-thru doesn't belong in the flow of work.
    Record keeping is ancient
    After you finish training you still have to do modules online every month or you get written up or fired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back a pharmacy manager and let the pharmacists be exactly what they're supposed to be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Working at cvs is okay.

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

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

    Pros

    The best reasons to work here is for the benifits and you can move up fast

    Cons

    Truck day is the biggest challenge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N\A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    I was a cashier for a year

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

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

    Pros

    I enojyed interacting w people. You get regular customers so that was interesting at time. Co workers were cool.

    Cons

    The pay was really bad and it grew to become extremely monotonous

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more realistic with customer service. They wanted us to be way to over attentive which most people woul find annoying.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people 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
  11.  

    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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