Compare CVS Health vs Walgreens BETA

See how working at CVS Health vs. Walgreens compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at CVS Health vs. Walgreens. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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CVS Health

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Walgreens

Employee Ratings

  • CVS Health scored higher in 2 areas: CEO Approval and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Walgreens scored higher in 6 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.0
(based on 19394 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 18076 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.9
Career Opportunities
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.7
Work-life balance
2.8
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.6
Senior Management
2.8
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
2.8
Culture & Values
2.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
CVS Health Ceo Larry J. Merlo
37%
37%Larry J. Merlo
CVS Health employees rated their CEO Approval 5% higher than Walgreens employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Walgreens Ceo Stefano Pessina
32%
32%Stefano Pessina
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
41%
% Recommend to a friend
48%
Walgreens employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 7% higher than CVS Health employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
38%
CVS Health employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 4% higher than Walgreens employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
34%

Salaries

CVS Health has 3,297 more total submitted salaries than Walgreens.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Pharmacist2354 Salaries
$67/hr
Store Manager996 Salaries
$60,778/yr
Shift Supervisor B1196 Salaries
$14/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Certified Pharmacy Technician2739 Salaries
$17/hr
Walgreens Store Manager967 Salaries
$47,681/yr
Assistant Manager654 Salaries
$41,239/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Flexible hours" was the most mentioned Pro at CVS Health.
  • "Good benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at Walgreens.
  • CVS Health had 312 more reviews than Walgreens that mentioned "Pharmacist" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Flexible hours"(in 643 reviews)
"Flexible schedule"(in 622 reviews)
Pros
"Good benefits"(in 601 reviews)
"Employee discount"(in 570 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Pharmacist"(in 793 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 640 reviews)
Cons
"Low pay"(in 546 reviews)
"Pharmacist"(in 481 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier

I have been working at CVS Health part-time

Pros

Good job while in college

Cons

Not much room for growth

Current Employee - CSA - Customer Service Associate

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

Pros

Great benefits, room for growth, and fairly simple job

Cons

Upper management can be rude depending what location

Advice to Management

Everyone works for Walgreens who's in the building, so even if you're a manager please help when lines get long or to help with daily tasks instead of "being too good" to do certain tasks.

Job Postings

CVS Health has 32,145 more recently posted open jobs than Walgreens.