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CVS Health Assistant Manager Reviews

Updated August 14, 2018
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  • "Work life balance is a challenge" (in 355 reviews)

  • "Focused too much on sales & upselling; not paid enough for the amount of work required" (in 143 reviews)

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  1. "Good but need more training or merit"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CVS Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Focus customer service, benefits, growth, Paid holidays for full time employees, great customer base, very disappointed with internal advance within the company

    Cons

    loyalty seems to get lost, advancement is judged only in virtual testing instead of loyalty and merit and your reviews over past 10,15,20 years and showing your ability to do your job provoke yourself even without proper training as they Throw you into situations

    Advice to Management

    Advance your employees who have given you such loyalty and have taken ownership of every day every customer


  2. "Is it really worth it"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CVS Health full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great
    You will get a raises but good raises depends on who butt you have to kiss up to people

    Cons

    Too much favoritism
    Not loyal to their employees
    Not room for advancement unless u r a suck up

    Advice to Management

    I dont have any advice for management but to ceo of cvs .i know its a lot on your plate but making sure all employees all being treated fairly

  3. Helpful (3)

    "I would not recommend CVS"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CVS Health full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Job is easy and repetitive in the same way that there are specific tasks to do each day.

    Cons

    Company constantly runs store with heavily understaffed conditions and expects you to provide great customer service with no customers waiting in line while doing everything else that is expected of you which is impossible unless you find a way to be in 2 places at once and find yourself undisturbed.

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic and stop being cheap.


  4. "Assistant manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Jasper, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Jasper, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CVS Health part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Discount and good work friends. The work was t horrible but definitely not the best job to have. Coupons were also a plus.

    Cons

    Unfit manager, she was lazy and unorganized. company bought out too many insurance companies and to pay for them took hours from employees.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Only two persons work on a shift everytime."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Laguna Niguel, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Laguna Niguel, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CVS Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Better pay compare to others but overwork. Though schedule is flexible, most full time employee gets an average of 32 hrs a week only.

    Cons

    Most stores operate in minimum hours, meaning only 2 persons on a shift. Expectations are high but no help. Poor management. Everything is so wrong here.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to advise as they dnt listen anyway.


  6. "CVS is Corporate Greed at its finest topped with unhappy co-workers & the reality that Walgreens will, is beating them."

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    Former Employee - MIT/Assistant Manager in Chesterton, IN
    Former Employee - MIT/Assistant Manager in Chesterton, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CVS Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    ZERO, NOTHING, If you have an interview, seriously RUN Away! I did a 6 month MIT program and declined to go any further. They made my stomach upset!

    Cons

    Ridiculous expectations, along with power-struggling (low paid) unhappy co-workers, & a corporate structure and/or strategy that isn't working, they're the "K-Mart" of their failing market. Plus multiple OSHA violations ignored (observed at all but 2 stores in Northwest region).

    Advice to Management

    Bottom line is not going to win in your current industry's market economic change it's going through. Figure out if you want to be a pharmacy or a convenient store because your wasting resources trying to achieve both, and in turn will loose both to your current competition. I'd say go for pharmacy and expand your online services in that area.


  7. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CVS Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is sufficient for the area, insurance is average

    Cons

    Hours for payroll are minimal, Far too many interviews for the same position for different locations, management turnover is extremely high

    Advice to Management

    Learn to appreciate your team and do what you say and say what you mean. Acknowledge the opportunities and challenges that your team may have and address the issues with the utmost respect.

  8. "CVS review"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Ocala, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Ocala, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CVS Health full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great and vacation sick time.

    Cons

    Work hours are long some times


  9. "Worked for 10 years"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Newport News, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CVS Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I get paid a lot. Freedom to do what I want sometimes. Lots of physical activity. Employee discount is okay.

    Cons

    Horrible work life balance, cashier's get paid poorly so it's impossible to find a good cashier. Field managers are pharmacist and never worked in the front store but still try to tell you how to do your job, extreme couponers, terrible training, no consistency in policies, I could go on and on

    Advice to Management

    Learn what it means to work in the front store.


  10. "Assistant manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CVS Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You get days off on a regular basis.

    Cons

    You never get raises, insurance gets worse every year, your lucky to get even 30 hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to make one person run the entire retail side of a store in one shift. Hire and pay who you need.