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"Good for bad economy, not so great otherwise"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Northbrook, IL
Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Northbrook, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Large company with a lot of stability. A lot of different departments and easy transfer interdepartmentally. Very organized in terms of work, etc. People are very nice and easy-going and are easy to work with (for the most part). Generous vacation days are granted, and people are open to flex work schedules, working from home, etc. Training is available for most large departments, and the orientaion is very detailed and helpful. Fridays are casual days, as well as other times of year (Employee Appreciation Week in October and week between Christmas and New Years is too). All the benefits from working at a large firm are there.

Cons

Bureacracy. There are rules and they are always used to avoid having to do the right thing. If there is not enough work, you have to stay at least 8 hours a day. If there's too much work, you have to stay nights and weekend. People below a director or VP level can only get promoted once every two years, no matter how hard they work or how much they've accomplished, and each promotion can only bring a 6% bump in salary. There is virtually no feedback, and even the supposedly mandatory annual review is often missed by various managers.

Advice to Management

Recognize people that work hard, and don't use rules as excuses.

Other Employee Reviews for CVS Health

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Worst retail managment experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    salary and benefits-- thats about it. You can not rely on the guidelines from corporate to meet the expectations of local upper managment. they expect things that they do not communicate to you. They expect you to achieve things in your store that they never communicate. The name of the company on your resume' I guess could be considered a good thing about working there. The stress level and negative attitudes from upper managment cancels out most of the good that you get from the experience. Much of your successes are due to trial and error as there is not training or support

    Cons

    Almost no training. No communication, No support from senior managment, a labor allowance that does not meet the needs of the store. Too many tasks and not enough time to manage. Very rude upper managment. As compared to other retail operations its like being a slave. You can put everything into your store and they still want more. Upper managment will often not respond to phone calls or emails. You are left in the dark about most things until you miss a deadline or fail to comply with something you had no knowledge of. This is the only job I've ever had where my best is not good enough.

    Advice to Management

    Care. invest even a fraction of the effort you expect from store managers


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Overall good place to work if you don't have higher education"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor A in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor A in Marietta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason to work for CVS is the ease of the job. I am a college student majoring in business and my position is a shift supervisor. CVS has given me some good experience in managing others and a taste of retail, which just isn't for me. Obviously I'm only doing this job until I graduate and would be a bit overqualified after. Upper level management actually tries to make so good initiatives, it just depends if your store manager will take them seriously or not (mine did not). Overall, if you don't have a college degree, being a shift supervisor and working your way up to store manager within a few years isn't all that hard if you are good.

    Cons

    The downside of CVS is that it is very much the same stuff every day. I have worked there for 5 years and it just becomes monotonous. If you get a high volume store you will probably remain a lot more entertained than if you end up getting stuck at a low volume store. You will also be dealing with a lot of "bargain shoppers," so if you aren't a very people friendly person, the job is not for you. The store managers don't really have a high education level and so many of them don't fully appreciate the programs that CVS corporate try to implement.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that store level management is properly implementing programs.

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