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Solid company with poor employee appreciation

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manager  in  Foxboro, MA
Current Employee - Manager in Foxboro, MA

I have been working at CVS Caremark

Pros

Job Security. Top retail pharmacy in the country.

Cons

Red tape, poor corporate communication, illegal payroll practices, unsupportive management, no advancement opportunities. Frequent minor violations. Safety violations, ADA violations. Expensive, and poorly administered health plans. Employees are forced to use CVS to fill prescriptions. Arbitrary increases to prescription copays in excess of 80%. Imbalanced pay structure. Workplace that frequently violates FLSA regulations, FMLA standards, OSHA regulations.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop profiting off of employees by forcing them to use CVS pharmacy for their prescription benefits. Offer a more comprehensive and afforadble health care. Increase accountability of upper management. Utilize and enforce labor laws. Create a workplace of mutual respect and inclusion.

Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for CVS Caremark

  1.  

    One of the best companies to work for in any industry.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Intern  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Intern in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at CVS Caremark

    Pros

    As far as chain pharmacies are concerned, CVS has got it. Each pharmacy has its own unique atmosphere based on the customer base and the managers in charge. After working in other chain pharmacies, it would be hard for me to leave CVS because of the encouragement that each store gets to be a community pharmacy for YOUR community. CVS also has a unique market position because of the senior management's insight into the future of pharmacy. This provides job security and allows you to see where your work fits into the future of the pharmacy profession. Overall, CVS is a great company to work for and provides great opportunities for a career in pharmacy and advancement to management.

    Cons

    Because each store is individualized, it is possible that a store may not fit your personality. If this is the case, I would look around to other stores which may be a better fit. The regional management is also very helpful in working with good employees to make them comfortable and happy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As more initiatives are implemented toward making CVS Caremark a leader in pharmacy and benefits management, senior management should maintain its focus on new and emerging trends in pharmacy. The company has been the leader in business decisions and foresight, which has forced other pharmacy chains to play catch up. As an employee, it is a comforting atmosphere to be leading rather than following and that atmosphere should be maintained.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    CVS is an OK company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor  in  Leominster, MA
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Leominster, MA

    I have been working at CVS Caremark

    Pros

    Great Discount...Nice job to have while working while in school etc...If you like working one on one with customers this is a great opportunity to make a difference in their life. It varies from store to store but the volume varies and it is nice to have a change. if you move it is also pretty easy to transfer to another store if they are in the location you are moving to.

    Cons

    Management not always responsive to employees...Management sometimes does not respect that CVS is not on the priorities of their employees lives. They believe that CVS should be their number one priority since it is theirs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your lower level employees with more respect as they are the impression customers receive of the company.

    Approves of CEO
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