CVS Caremark
2.7 of 5 2,350 reviews
www.cvscaremark.com Woonsocket, RI 5000+ Employees

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Rushed by stressed out pharmacists, constantly interrupted, understaffed, underpaid

Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee)

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

ProsMost co-workers genuinely care about their work and are friendly. Computer scanning system is accurate and fairly user-friendly.

ConsCVS "skeleton schedule" leaves the pharmacy undermanned all day. No time to complete the behind-the-scenes tasks that are required because you are constantly helping customers and answering phones while being understaffed. Yet you are held accountable for those tasks. During rush hours, you are told to "multi-task" better, because you can't fill scripts at the same time as serving customer after customer in line. Training is brief and haphazard. Pharmacists tend to be irritable because of lack of breaks and too many demands at once, and they take it out on the techs. Pay scale is lower than competitors. Medical insurance and Rx insurance for full-time workers is costly and doesn't cover well. Most pharm techs are doing their time until they can bail for a better company.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to the well-being of your employees and you will have higher morale and lower turnover of employees. Organize your work environment so that there are fewer interruptions for the production and drop-off techs instead of accusing them of not being able to "multi-task" well enough. Consider employing retail sales associates to man the pick-up station to free up the certified techs to safely fill the scripts.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Pharmacy Manager- Very Stressful Job

Pharmacy Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at CVS Caremark full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: Decent Pay(although other chain pharmacies in the area pay more)I… Cons: -Bad Hours(every other weekend mostly) -Change in Work location( could be as often as every 6 months) -Might or Might not get a 40 hour work week -Workload… Advice to Senior Management: Stop cutting Tech hours.It is getting ridiculous nowadays. Too High expectations… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Store Manager (Former Employee)
Richmond, VA

I worked at CVS Caremark full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: Benefits package was pretty standard. After 4 years you get 3 weeks of vacation. Most new Store Managers start of as trainees at… Cons: Must use their pharmacy. NO privacy. I feel it is a conflict of interest to promote privacy laws, but have your staff forced… Advice to Senior Management: Look elsewhere for your career. Micro managed from upper… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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