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Polish a turd, it's still a turd

  • Work/Life Balance
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Former Employee - Store Manager
Former Employee - Store Manager
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at CVS Health full-time (More than 8 years)


Before upper store management they are very flexible in working with your schedule. Depending on the area of the country you work in they are very HR oriented vs all about numbers. Vacation is reasonable and the training system is fantastic.


CVS is really good at making it seem like they care about what it is like to work at their retail locations and even better at making it seem like they strive everyday to improve and make it better and easier to do your job. It's all crap and lies. I've been every position in a store from clerk to pharm tech to store manager and each position got worse over time. They ask for your feedback then pretend that the whole company cried about not being able to decorate the break room instead of the fact that corporate allocates so few hours to stores that almost every employee feels like ripping their hair out by the end of their shift because there's not enough help. They are constantly take take taking and yet they pile more and more crap on top of the workload and say if you can't handle it you obviously aren't doing your job right. One second you're the master of your store then the next you better be setting to the book, there's NO consistency. They salary you for 45 hours but expect that you be working 50 or more depending on your store with no extra incentive for the time. CVS doesn't care about you they care about their position on the Fortune 500 list. They'll gladly leave you so understaffed and over budgeted that store managers are forced to work 60 hours a week and staff quit because of stress than lose a few places on the biggest profits of the year chart. In a nutshell CVS will screw you if they feel they can gain something from it. Needless to say even if I were desperate I wouldn't work another minute for CVS at a retail location.

Advice to Management

Pay reasonable wages. You don't get the type of staff you demand paying $8 an hour. Cashiers at Costco make more to do 1/10 of the work a clerk at CVS does. While you're at it think about the salaries you pay your store managers. The legall crap they put up with and the hours they worke far outweigh what they make. Cut some of the bull crap out of the picture, there were SO many pointless and stupid, outdated tasks to do.

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