CVS Health Reviews

Updated 18 Sep 2020

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2.9
37%
Recommend to a Friend
33%
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CVS Health President and CEO Larry J. Merlo
Larry J. Merlo
6,380 Ratings
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  • "Not enough help/technicians per pharmacist(in 748 reviews)

  • "Upper management doesn’t understand the store’s needs and will ask for things your store may not be able to provide(in 610 reviews)

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  1. "Pharmacy Tech"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at CVS Health full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, pharmacists were very patient

    Cons

    Understaffed about 90 percent of the time. New employees are clueless and we are unable to train them because of understaffing.

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Ok"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CVS Health part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The discounts and the training are beneficial

    Cons

    Management, lack of staff support, no work life balance, schedule


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Pharmacy manager"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CVS Health full-time

    Pros

    It's better if you are single with no family to take care of

    Cons

    They don't give you enough help and always ask you to attend unnecessary stupid meeting without pay.

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  4. Helpful (870)

    "15 year manager"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Store Manager in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CVS Health

    Pros

    I learned a lot working there as far as how to run a business as well as how to develop a team. I had one of the most successful teams in the company ranking as the top store year over year in two separate markets, one in the Northeast one in the Southeast. I was a paragon winner with the company as well. My most recent DM was very supportive. I genuinely thank them for the opportunity and the knowledge that I acquired while working with them.

    Cons

    Work hours were excessive. To be successful hours worked were borderline slavery. While I willingly worked them to be successful, the week you didn't you were immediately behind. Vacations were almost non existent due to constant visitors from corporate stopping in to do reviews. Holiday weeks were paid 4 days regular 1 holiday and you worked all 5. The facade of the stores looking great when these people stop by versus the reality of the business is polarizing. There were always teams of people and excessive expenditures of payroll thrown into stores prior to their visits. While I understood the need to make an appearance, it was always will always be a backwards way off thinking. Company preaches quality of life for their clients while quality of life for their employees is non-existent. As a "manager" in your average store you will be "managing" a total of one person during your shift, with a total of 10 people at location. Location open hours will exceed total payroll hours ie Sun-Sat 7am-10pm = 15hrs per day x 7 days x 2 people = 210 hrs which excludes the need to have a person unload deliveries that come in during non opened hours. Your budgeted hours will be approximately 208 hrs. I will only mention that during the month of December that there are extended hours for the stores but no budgeted hours to accommodate. Stores are held to strict shrink targets with little to no control over external theft. Remember 2 people at location, if four people enter to steal there is nothing you can do to stop them. These are facts not personal prejudices.

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  5. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Horrible"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pharm Tech 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at CVS Health part-time

    Pros

    Very Flexible with hours and decent benefits

    Cons

    Not stable, no hours, don’t care about their employees. They care more about money and numbers. With no hours and full time positions they still keep hiring resulting in even less hours for the employees. Barely any hazardous pay due to covid

  6. "Great opportunity for early in career growth"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Management Development Program Associate in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CVS Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relocation bonus and sign on bonus; good benefits, good environment and networking opportunities, access to top execs through the program

    Cons

    Growing program, relocation is mandatory

  7. "Decent Place to work."

    5.0
    Current Employee - Internal Quality Auditor in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at CVS Health full-time

    Pros

    There is good vacation and pay.

    Cons

    HR is hard to contact when you have issues.

  8. "CVS experience!"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier 

    I worked at CVS Health part-time

    Pros

    Great environment to improve customer service skills.

    Cons

    There is only one person working front end of the store.

  9. "Good Job"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CVS Health full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It was great. I had a blast.

    Cons

    Unreal expectations at times when there is market fluctuations.

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  10. "Typical Cashier Job"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Sales Associate 

    I worked at CVS Health part-time

    Pros

    Boosts customer service skills Increases confidence when dealing with customers

    Cons

    Bad hours Rude customers, and the occasional co-worker that doesn't do anything

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