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You will learn to work smart, not hard

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Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Houston, TX
Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX

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

Pros

If everything is caught up, running a store can be pleasant. Sometimes it's hard to anticipate unexpected events that can throw things off during the week.

Cons

Sometimes the tasks the company expects you to complete can be hard to do with the payroll each store has, especially with the low volume stores.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Think about investing a little more into payroll to help aid in out efforts to drive customer service while keeping up with company initiatives.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for CVS Caremark

  1.  

    Stressful

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Pharm Tech
    Current Employee - Lead Pharm Tech

    I have been working at CVS Caremark full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Met some really nice people that became friends. Benefits are good although they have become more expensive for less coverage

    Cons

    No matter how hard you try, no matter how long you work, no matter how many breaks you don't take and no matter how fast you accomplish things, it is never good enough for CVS. Pay is low and thank-you's are few. Career ops are plenty because everyone quits. Always understaffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use common sense. Instead of printing charts and binders, posters, making up buttons to wear, and all kinds of ridiculous reports, reward your employees and hire more people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst management experience I've had.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at CVS Caremark full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pay is really good.
    The benefits are decent, although I expected the medical benefits would be much better considering it is in the health and wellness benefit.

    Cons

    Way too much work with too little hours. This is common in any retail environment, but is magnified at CVS because you usually are relegated to a cashier and yourself in any given shift. Add needing to help the pharmacy frequently and you are spending tons of hours at the store to get the basics done. No extra hours during the holidays, even Christmas week!
       Despite assurances the management program was top of the field, it was virtually non-existent. Because of high management turnover, managers are rushed into service before they are well trained in all aspects of the business, including pharmacy and photo lab. Sitting in front of a monitor for hours on end is not great training.
      Management seems to encourage leading by bullying. The DM is a bully, it sounds like his boss is a bully and from what I've seen, most of the Store Managers manage the same way. There is very little positive motivation in the area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The stores make plenty of money, using an extra 20 hours of week is only going to cost $180-$200 a week and in return, you will have better looking stores, happier, less stressed employees and better served customers. Isn't that what it's all about? Bullying, insults and condescension are not ingredients for a successful team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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