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CVS Health Rhode Island Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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  1. "Print Shop Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Print Shop Clerk in Woonsocket, RI
    Former Employee - Print Shop Clerk in Woonsocket, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Close to businesses and highways

    Cons

    Management treats you like dirt.


  2. "shift supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woonsocket, RI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woonsocket, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    training all new hires to be pharmacy techs.

    Cons

    A lot of work,not enough people,only 2 people in the store at any given time. To
    much micro-management

    Advice to Management

    have at least one more person on the floor to take care of some of some of that micro-.managing.

  3. "Sr. Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Mark in Woonsocket, RI
    Current Employee - Senior Mark in Woonsocket, RI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Company
    Positive Mission
    Big Company with lots of opportunity

    Cons

    Challenging environment
    Difficult to get "in" from the outside
    Strong operations culture


  4. "Procurement"

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    Current Employee - Advisor, Strategic Procurement, Print Production in Woonsocket, RI
    Current Employee - Advisor, Strategic Procurement, Print Production in Woonsocket, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Like what I do

    Cons

    Health and Pto Benifits are the worse.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Management and EXCESSIVE hours"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Woonsocket, RI
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Woonsocket, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation is at level of comparably sized companies.

    Cons

    BA Management is not professional. When there are issues, instead of addressing the problem, they add additional work/worksheet/template to be filled out. Mgmt is sloppy, and unwilling to go to bat for direct reports or even be consistent in maintaining the BA CoE guidelines on a project. Mgmt mandates unrealistic deadline that result in EXTREME amounts of overttime consistently - ex. Until 8pm to 11 pm, or weekend work on a regular basis - it is NOT an exception, and it is across the enterprise. CVS tried to deliver most of their project work in about a six month time frame, so they drive employees to do a year's volume in that six months. The result is that people are overly aggressive, short tempered. My colleagues work hard, but mgmt perpetuates a sense of panic and dissatisfaction. Though there is an internal "atta boy" recognition program, the daily feedback from BA Mgmt is dread, low key threat, critical attitude, not peer respect. Though labled as "perpetual improvement" from Sr. Mgmt there is really just an atmosphere of perpetual fingerpointing, criticizm, and cya - especially from the mgmt level. Very toxic environment.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to reduce head count by restricting the project cycle to 6 months so you can bring in consultants for six months. Recognize that leveling off the work load will improve retention and increase inherent system and process knowledge. Other companies in the health care industry are able to do this. What's the problem?


  6. "Not what it used to be"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, RI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, who are hard working and dedicated.

    Cons

    Upper management is so focused on "the numbers" that they lose site of common sense. I saw it for years on the Retail side, and then experienced it on the PBM side. Across the board they are sacrificing quality for quantity.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro-managing and focusing on metrics only, This place was better before they became a public company


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid CVS at all costs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woonsocket, RI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woonsocket, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CVS Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Location . Glassdoor requires 5 words for this field. I have nothing more to offer. It's that bad.

    Cons

    This is, without a doubt, the worst place I have ever worked. Never in my 20 years in IT have I witnessed a more dysfunctional organization. Senior management here rules by fear and makes demands regardless of the advice given to them by those that actually know how to run things. Things here are done simply because "Steve Gold says so". Each day you're expected to accomplish more than the previous with fewer resources. Morale is absolutely abysmal here. This company is so inept they cannot even process paperwork in a timely manner resulting in everyone who leaves here being over paid, if at all. Expect a collection notice after you leave if you wind up unfortunate enough to take a position with this dumpster fire of a company.

    Advice to Management

    The fish rots from the head. Start there.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Halfway there"

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    Former Employee - Director in Woonsocket, RI
    Former Employee - Director in Woonsocket, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CVS Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good mission.
    President of CVS Pharmacy is progressive.
    Nice people.
    Good professional challenges.

    Cons

    President of CVS Health overall is a dinosaur who in no way understands how to manage the company CVS needs to grow into.
    Culture: massive gap between what they say and what they do.
    Middle managers are yes men to our if touch top leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Put Helena Foulkes in charge of the overall organization.
    Streamline the layers and shift to a culture that supports growth, not the status quo.
    Find a more sophisticated way to manage costs than your annual jack welch-style lay offs. Grow up as a company.


  9. "Inside CVS Jealth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woonsocket, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woonsocket, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    $$$ and benefits are competitive

    Cons

    Mgt still sees outsourcing software development as the answer, despite huge drop in quality

    Advice to Management

    Poor code ends up costing CVS at every phase of SDLC


  10. "Technical Support Representative"

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    Former Contractor - Technical Support in Smithfield, RI
    Former Contractor - Technical Support in Smithfield, RI

    I worked at CVS Health as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good training but not good enough.

    Cons

    They don't like people with disabilities.

    Advice to Management

    Allow people to use their tools to be able to do their job and provide more hands on experience.


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