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"Culture clashes & cronyism"

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Former Employee - Vice President
Former Employee - Vice President
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Has average benefits & vacation policies, but have scaled back in recent years resulting in more tenured employees getting fewer vacation days - a real sore spot for those former Caremark employees unaccustomed to retail store-like benefits. A lot of support for charitable activities. Security in working for a Fortune 20 company. Pockets of real talent and great people.

Cons

Bringing together several companies has created severe culture challenges that have not been worked out. Merger of equals with CVS and Caremark was not as advertised - it was an acquisition in which CVS employees were rewarded and most senior level Caremark employees were let go (albeit some with attractive packages). Very hierarchical in which communication flow is tightly managed resulting in lower level employees feeling in the dark and not empowered to make decisions. Significant pockets of cronyism that rewards in-network people making poor business decisions while those not in the network shoulder the blame. Talent management is virtually non-existent - those politically savvy can do well. Those that do well but aren't will get frustrated.

Advice to Management

Need to address the severe culture challenges that still persist years after the acquisition. Focus on the talent, not the politics and reward success & talent, not tenured CVS employees.

Other Employee Reviews for CVS Health

  1. "terrible"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    i became a certified tech threw them

    Cons

    It is a very bad place to work they dont care about you


  2. "it was okay given the circumstances, really depends on location of your store"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    not so stressful and good for a student

    Cons

    salary is not great and customers can be very rude

    Advice to Management

    none


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