CVS Caremark

  www.cvscaremark.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

2805 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort all reviews by: Date Rating
in
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Career Opportunities
  • No Opinion of CEO

2 people found this helpful  

Culture clashes & cronyism

Vice President (Former Employee)

ProsHas average benefits & vacation policies, but have scaled back in recent years resulting in more tenured employees getting fewer vacation days - a real sore spot for those former Caremark employees unaccustomed to retail store-like benefits. A lot of support for charitable activities. Security in working for a Fortune 20 company. Pockets of real talent and great people.

ConsBringing together several companies has created severe culture challenges that have not been worked out. Merger of equals with CVS and Caremark was not as advertised - it was an acquisition in which CVS employees were rewarded and most senior level Caremark employees were let go (albeit some with attractive packages). Very hierarchical in which communication flow is tightly managed resulting in lower level employees feeling in the dark and not empowered to make decisions. Significant pockets of cronyism that rewards in-network people making poor business decisions while those not in the network shoulder the blame. Talent management is virtually non-existent - those politically savvy can do well. Those that do well but aren't will get frustrated.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to address the severe culture challenges that still persist years after the acquisition. Focus on the talent, not the politics and reward success & talent, not tenured CVS employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    intense pressure

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at CVS Caremark

    Pros: they let you take CVS where ever you go. I have moved to two different states and CVS has been… Cons: They want so much done with as little people as possible. they barely give tech hours and when they do ....they end up cutting hours… Advice to Senior Management: promote from within more so that upper management are people that have stood on… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Disapproves of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    High to low

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at CVS Caremark

    Pros: Great benefits package especially on prescriptions Cons: Don't care about store management. Work like dogs. Get paid 45 hours usually… Advice to Senior Management: Take care of your store managers No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

There are newer reviews on CVS Caremark.

Worked for CVS Caremark? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.