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cashier/clerk

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Current Employee - Cashier/Clerk
Current Employee - Cashier/Clerk

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

Pros

Meeting new people and having the regulars come in year after year. Working the front and the back part of the store.

Cons

Being scheduled the whole 8 hr shift on the register. Not having 2 days off in a row. Memos from manager stating no employees are to put in for time off on the holidays.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

We have family we would like to spend holidays with. We need 2 days off to reenergize so you can get the best of me at work.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for CVS Caremark

  1.  

    Life Consuming

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

    I have been working at CVS Caremark full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great job if you like doing everything yourself. Very high tech. Lots of info at your fingertips.

    Cons

    Tasks increase and hours decrease at an alarming rate. You are given just enough hours for basic levels of service on the registers. If you are in a low volume store the hours are just enough to have 2 people in the building at a time on the front store (mgr and cashier). If you don't stay on top of tasks you will fall behind real quick. You are constantly in a position of asking yourself, do I stay longer or do I work on my 'day off' to stay on top of things or do I fall behind and work even more next week to catch up. On top of it all you are expected to baby the Rx staff. If you don't have a good staff in the pharmacy it will make your life more of a hell than it already is. Be ready to be micro managed like never before.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They know what they are doing to their store managers and couldn't care less,its all about the shareholders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    this is the worse place I have ever worked

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse  in  Lumberton, NJ
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Lumberton, NJ

    I have been working at CVS Caremark full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    the pay for the job is a bit higher than some other places, and there is good movement within the company, including to other states. lots of diversity, and an on site chow hall. lots of voluntary overtime.

    Cons

    for the $20/hr, management expects you to work in somewhat unsafe conditions. you are pitted against a computer, and in my teens I lost, now the computer has gained speed and I've lost speed. basically, management has created an extremely hostile work environment for the employees, and has little concern for the employees welfare. management appears to have little concept how the systems operate, believing that a blink and nod, a nose twitch and presto, all is completed and on the road. only Jeanie and Samantha can do that. they are also in the" let's run cheap stage". cvs has had yearly surveys, yet are constantly surprised that the employees have low morale, and little concern for managements bonuses. very high turnover does not help matters. lots of mandatory overtime as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know management does not care, but how about treating employees as employees, not slaves. after all, WE do the bull work, for as little pay as you feel you can get away with, while you collect the bonus. how was your steak dinner? my pot pie was just yummy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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