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Store Manager

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Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Richmond, VA
Former Employee - Store Manager in Richmond, VA

Pros

Benefits package was pretty standard. After 4 years you get 3 weeks of vacation. Most new Store Managers start of as trainees at a manager salary. If you have good resume that demands higher salary, an HR rep will be involved in your second interview. Over tenure, I feel they do a lot of pointing out issues to fix rather than positive feedback to boost morale. I worked with 3 other major companies in my 18 years as retail management and feel this was the worst use of my skills at store level. I moved up to multi-store level position and worked hard at changing that behavior.

Cons

Must use their pharmacy. NO privacy. I feel it is a conflict of interest to promote privacy laws, but have your staff forced to use the company's services. If you have a tough store (high volume) you get minimal increase in resources. Hire a great staff or never leave your store!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look elsewhere for your career. Micro managed from upper management at it's best!

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for CVS Caremark

  1.  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician  in  Colonie, NY
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Colonie, NY

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, growth and advancement opportunities available, prepare you to be able to work any station within the pharmacy, continuous training to keep you learning and up to date with company policies and procedures, can work at any CVS.

    Cons

    Customers can be obnoxious or irrational, but obviously not at the fault of the company. Must work every 30 days to stay on payroll (sometimes difficult if away at college)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great job for starting out in retail

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros

    Worked as a cashier during high school. It wasn't too big, so you really got to know who you work with and it was very family-like. The actual work was never very difficult. Scheduling was very flexible. Relatively high starting salary of 7.95

    Cons

    The work was completely monotonous. It was sometimes difficult balancing different responsibilities, as your job was split between the register and keeping up the store. Oftentimes it was just you in the store and it gets lonely. Convenience stores have a tendency to attract unpleasant customers. Some of the more recent "GOTHeart" training is impractical to do while you're on the job.

    Not much upward mobility with tile/salary. Salary review comes after a year, and as a student I can't work for that long of a period. You're stuck with starting If you work for an extended period, you can move to a "shift supervisor", which pays 9.75 an hour base. After that, you're stuck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More specialization among employees would be helpful so they're not stuck juggling 50 things at once would be helpful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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