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"i hate cvs"

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Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Alpharetta, GA
Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician in Alpharetta, GA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

the pharmacists i worked with were nice

Cons

the manager i worked with was a nightmare and i was grossly underpaid.... minimum wage with a biology degree? no thanks!

Advice to Management

take better care of your employees

Other Employee Reviews for CVS Health

  1. Helpful (2)

    "OK, but not very customer service oriented"

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    Former Employee - Lead Pharmacy Technician in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Lead Pharmacy Technician in Lafayette, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's nice to work for a well-known company. Company generally will give assistance to local charity functions.

    Cons

    Very difficult to provide top-notch customer service with all the "extra side work" not necessary to helping customers get their medications.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees less busy work, and innovations in the pharmacy that actually make the job better for the employees. Time is much less important a factor than accuracy.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Great for first time retail experience, not for long term career."

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Decent health benefits.
    - 30% off CVS brands and 20% off everything else (excludes prescriptions, gift cards, etc.)
    - Vacations are given as long as you request +2 weeks before.
    - Learn general basics of retail.
    - Overtime is rarely given unless you are worth the pay/work to help out another store.

    Cons

    If you're looking for growth within a company, this is not for you.

    - Tasking wise, the titles that go from cashier, photo tech, head cashier, to shift supervisor are all basically the same. Only difference is you'll either have to do photo and/or be the key holding ALONG with doing all the tasks everyone else has to do.
    (Tip: Don't offer to do truck or photo unless you enjoy it or else you'll be stuck in those positions forever. You won't get brownie points for sucking up, you'll just be making yourself miserable.)

    - Photo and beauty departments are falling apart. Both departments in every store have no direct report above them since they were all let go nationwide in the past couple of years. Therefore their direct report are the assistant/store manager and district manager, except the district managers are usually too "busy" in their corporate office having absolutely NO perception of time for the tasks given. Basically just like every other corporation, there's always that one person above you who has no idea what they're talking about because they've never done it themselves to know what it is that you do.

    - Pay is awful. Cashiers get paid from a range of $7.50-10 (no different from any retail company). However, Photo and Shift supervisors get paid from a range of $9-13? A little ridiculous when shift supervisors will get paid only a few dollars more to do push, cycle counts, pull truck, ring, customer service, photo, AND open/close the store as manager on duty while your assistant manager may do the same along with damage/product withdrawals and payroll except they get paid 2 or 3 times amount. Especially now that assistant manager are no longer salary (changed to hourly due to a lawsuit), and they are just bringing home the bacon working 45 hours per week and getting that extra +5 hr overtime plus extra if they decide to stay later the last day.

    Problem is CVS would rather rotate incompetent employees for $8.00 every once in a while instead of paying a competent worker that would stay much longer and do a lot more work. I understand it's all about profit, sales, and customer service...but good luck being successful in all three categories when you have unqualified workers while getting rid of the good ones.

    Advice to Management

    An employee like myself would've stayed if there was any growth within the company. However hiring external new college graduates who have no experience that run around like a chicken with their head cut off is not worth it. You pay them +35k salary and while they rake in the money, they'll leave for another company that pays more. Learn from consistent errors such as this one.

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