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CVS Health Pharmacy Manager Reviews

Updated January 20, 2019
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  1. "Love my job"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Manager
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CVS Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great staff, great team, great environment

    Cons

    Can get really busy and stressful as a pharmacist with no scheduled lunch time


  2. "Plan on working many additional hours for no additional pay"

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

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

    Pros

    Salary is above average at higher levels

    Cons

    Supervisors are often unknowledgeable of what is involved in running a store
    Technician hours are unrealistic
    No support for surge times
    Metrics are unrealistic, it urges pharmacists to lower volume and reduce customer satisfaction to achieve other metrics

    Advice to Management

    Understand better what affects Corporate bottom line
    Get realistic about what can be accomplished with minimal hours
    Analyze supervisors better in stores that were previously successful and now suddenly the pharmacist is being rated unsuccesful

  3. "Live to work or work to live?"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CVS is a job and won't be going anywhere soon

    Cons

    Sharply increased work:resources after Aetna merger, pharmacists frequently working longer than they are compensated for. Middle management consistently tells subordinates in blanket emails how poorly they are performing despite working more than they are compensated for. Initial pay is 10% less now than 3 years ago with pharmacy managers expected to work off the clock to get it done. Everyone's job is regularly threatened now, yet the poorest performers somehow remain employed. Don't work here as a pharmacist if you wish to remain functional outside your job. Pharmacists' conversations outside work center on how they hate their job. It hasn't always been this way but started to become the norm about a year ago. I've been here 10+ years but would like this year to be my last with the company. Bon voyage!

    Advice to Management

    Stop chasing numbers and cents and realize you employ people who would love to perform if you gave us the ability(resources)


  4. "Pharmacy Manager"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Manager in Naples, FL
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Manager in Naples, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    get to help patients and refine management skills

    Cons

    never ending list of tasks


  5. "Pharmacy manager"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CVS Health full-time

    Pros

    Pay, experience, computer system, co workers

    Cons

    Hours, stress, work-life balance, no lunch break

    Advice to Management

    Understand the value of your employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not enough support"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Manager
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CVS Health (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stable, consistent, clear expectations

    Cons

    No real motivation to improve care for patients. Just focused on metrics and efficiency


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Pharmacy manager"

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Manager in Coral Springs, FL
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Manager in Coral Springs, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CVS Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Compensation (salary and 401k). option program

    Cons

    Get ready to work for free after your scheduled hours just to get the days work done. You are just a number.
     Incentive plan a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Treat associates with respect, not part of your incentive plan

  8. Helpful (1)

    "40 percent turnover should tell you something"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Manager
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent. Good relocation opportunities.

    Cons

    For a health company, the benefits are horrible. Staffing is skeletal at best. Fabricated metrics as goals are unrealistic.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in better technology and more staffing - it would really set the company apart from the rest.


  9. "Pharmacist"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacy Manager in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Manager in Edison, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cvs is a fortune 7 company. Cvs is the biggest retail chain pharmacy with over 8000 stores nationwide. Cvs is a diverse company that loves to build talent and help the individuals grow. Cvs has excellent benefits and loves to help people on their way to better health.

    Cons

    Cons for working with CVS is initial pay is low then it increases based on your performance


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible"

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

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

    Pros

    There is a solution for everything

    Cons

    There are too many to list

    Advice to Management

    Care about your patients more than your budget