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CVS Health Cashier Reviews

Updated August 8, 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 College Job"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Fairhope, AL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Fairhope, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours
    Job Security
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Pay
    No benefits for Part-time
    No Paid time-off

    Advice to Management

    Increase full-time opportunities


  2. "Enjoyable experience"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Granby, CT
    Former Employee - Cashier in Granby, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Fun atmosphere
    opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Its retail
    Can be boring at times

  3. "Clerk cashier"

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    Current Employee - Cletk Cashier
    Current Employee - Cletk Cashier
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at CVS Health part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced work environment, union, opportunity to move into pharmacy

    Cons

    No infrastructure, practices such as leave requests and general training are severely lacking in firm protocol


  4. "not a bad place to work"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Cashier in Bronx, NY

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

    Pros

    nice employees with great attitudes

    Cons

    not enough hours in the week

    Advice to Management

    offer advancement opportunities


  5. "Not overall a bad place"

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    Former Employee - Head Cashier in Westbury, NY
    Former Employee - Head Cashier in Westbury, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This job is perfect for a college student who needs flexibility. Great hours (when available). And your coworkers at your same level are always great.

    Cons

    Some manager dont know what they are doing. Some managers put words in your mouth to get you in trouble. And some managers are just rude. When there are no hours for the store your hours are cut. You are also underpaid a bit for the amoubt of work you do. Couponing customers are just overwhelming.


  6. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefit if you work full time

    Cons

    Very difficult to become full time


  7. "nice company to work for..."

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    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    you can go to other cvs to get extra hours but you have to network, its all about who your boss knows and whos willing to give those hours.

    Cons

    most stores don't give a lot of hours.
    If you're a cashier they might have you doing 3 things at once, I would recommend being at a busy store to avoid being overworked because of short staff.

  8. "Good benefits, but always understaffed"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Clerk/Cashier in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Clerk/Cashier in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    30% off CVS Brand employee discount and 20% all other brands. Flexible Scheduling for students.

    Cons

    Not safe when working late hours, always understaffed (they need to hire more cashiers), very stressful during peak hours.

    Advice to Management

    Please, hire more staff members, whether it be cashiers or managers, in order to have a few employees on duty during peak hours so it doesn't get stressful.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "the staff is very rude"

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    Current Employee - Clerk/Cashier in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Clerk/Cashier in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    not much physical labor. we get employee discounts

    Cons

    most of my managers and coworkers are very rude. my managers didnt teach me anything and get mad when i ask for help or dont know how to do something. the work is very tedious. customers are very rude and entitled. the schedule is only on a paper instead of something more convenient like an app

    Advice to Management

    be kind to your employees and teach new people how to do stuff, dont just expect them to know how to do it!!!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Cashier/ Beauty Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor/Cashier in Weston, FL
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor/Cashier in Weston, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    •Not required to have a cosmetic license to recommend skin care and makeup.
    •Clerks are not really pressured for sales goals because, most of the time, managers and assistant managers are NOT around unless you call them through the intercom.
    •Benefits ONLY apply to full-time employees which are: store managers and assistant managers. Sorry! Every other employee is part-time!
    •Employee Discount is only about 30% on CVS brands... it doesn’t work on much.
    •They might work with your school schedule if you have time in the company.
    •Minimum wage is $11

    Cons

    •Only part-time hours for non-management staff (I can only speak for non-pharmacy associates).
    •You work ALONE in the front of the store because management is usually in the stockroom or running a round the store and putting products away.
    •The work is tiring because you cannot have any other human interaction besides customers and on top of taking care of them (which is draining for only ONE cashier every 5-6 hours), you must keep front of store pristine AND stock merchandise AND answer phone AND work in the photo lab, in other words, expectations are ABSURD.
    •If you mess up one week, they cut your hours to a bare minimum... forcing you to find another job which is what I am doing now.
    •The makeup department is a mess and customers easily steal stuff from there because it’s far away from the register and as cashiers we are not supposed to be too far away
    From the front.
    •CVS DOES NOT have a care for their makeup department because they are more of a pharmacy. It sucks that as clerks we help customers the bare minimum with this because we are stuck at the register and it’s always only ONE associate on the floor every shift so we cannot spend much time talking and suggesting items to them.
    •STOP cutting employee hours and put more than one other associate every shift because we need the support on the floor and YOU need to make store goals. Think about this CVS, if you have more employees on the floor helping customers then you would be able to meet your sales goals every day. We DONT meet them because we barely have employees in the store!!! Get real!!
    •My store has a mice problems and some customers started noticing them more where candies are under the register. Disgusting and unsanitary!! I hope they close that store down.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the mice issue and start putting more employees working together. This is how you can meet your sales goals every day. We need to be more focused on building a sales team and not a cleanup crew and shelf stockers.