CVS Caremark

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It's okay for a first retail job, but be warned of what might happen.

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Former Employee - Customer Service  in  Buffalo, NY
Former Employee - Customer Service in Buffalo, NY

Pros

If you're a teenager looking for a job that isn't in the food industry and CVS is right next to your house then consider this as a job. You'll learn how the store works rather quickly and the registers are really easy to use.

Cons

This is what I experienced working for CVS: If you are hired as a "cashier" or "Customer Service Rep" you will do everything short of management and pharmacy. You will do the work of many people. When I worked there I was told that every CVS store had only two people running the store at a time. It will be you (cashier) and a manager. Who ever is the manager for the night will probably be in the back or in the office, so you'll never see them. You will have to know your stuff about every department (IE food, beauty, "As Seen on TV", photo, etc). Customers can be rude and unintelligent, but that comes with every retail job. IF your line has more than three people in it then customers start to get mad and you'll have to call someone up to help cash. However, the manager working with you will most likely hate ringing, and they will help you for the least amount of time possible. My particular store had "extreme couponing" ladies who tried to be your friend but were very mean. I started working at CVS when I was 16 and I worked for them a lot. I had a lot of 20 hour weeks during the school year so I would find it hard to get homework done. Be prepared to work weekends too, and be prepared to say goodbye to your social life. They often had me work 5-10 on Saturdays and then 9-5 on Sundays. That tends to happen with whatever job you get. However, your store probably will just have enough employees to get by. If you're sick good luck finding someone to cover for you because you're on your own.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire more people! I understand pay roll may be tight but I like to think that employees have lives outside of work. I didn't like coming to work sick because we didn't have enough people working at the store to cover for me.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1.  

    Good company, must be willing to work hard

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

    Pros

    Fortune 500 company, locations and jobs available throughout the country.

    Cons

    In the pharmacy, technicians are not compensated as well as interns & pharmacists. No lunch breaks for pharmacists.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay technicians better salaries. It gives them incentive to stay with the company. Technician turnover is high.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    No Integrity

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Salary was decent for amount of responsibility

    Cons

    Company thought everyone was trying to rip them off and they had no integrity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your help

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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