Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee), Sterling, VA – August 6, 2014
My pharmacist was very nice to teach me more about the medicines in store and give me background information for my own knowledge. I filled out prescriptions and also communicated with healthcare providers and insurance companies which was not a typical technician duty. The most enjoyable part of the job was I was constantly learning, whether it was – more... about over the counter drugs, controlled drugs, and/or health issues that are common and treatable. This job taught me to be patient and multi-taskful. It was always busy so we would stand the entire day, sometimes with only 5 minutes breaks. – less
customer service rep (Current Employee), monroeville pa – September 17, 2014
I am a current employee for cvsCaremark in the call center. Its fast paced but its a fun place to work. Supervisors and peer are always available and eager to help in any situation. pay is good, benifits are good and lots of pto!! sometimes, double time and a half on holidays!! Lots of fun times, great people and very good training.
Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee), Oakwood, GA – September 17, 2014
Pros: great co-wokers, flexible hours, professionalism, awesome pharmacists
Cons: low pay, few raises, 30 min lunches, stress vs. pay, rude customers
Great work environment but don't expect great raises. If you have no experience then you will be started just above min wage. Raises are once ANNUALLY and full-time hours are hoard to come by. Training is a joke and the only way you learn the job is by doing it. Customers can be VERY rude when it comes to meds and insurance so expect to be treated badly – more... from time to time. They are trying to figure ways to track each employees work and grade you on may factors but if you get slammed your scores will go out the window. The PIC (pharmacy-manager at store level) won't bust your butt to bad as long as you try but if your slow don't expect to get good hours or good shifts. The only reason I've stayed as long as I have is that my boss and store managers are amazing and hav worked with me during some difficult times. – less
pharmacy technician (Former Employee), savannah, ga – September 17, 2014
Cons: cheap, no breaks, no raises unless you contact corporate
busy day in and day out I spent majority of my time at a register than actually counting medication. I learned to just be patient and that the customer is always right and to not argue with customer. poor management and disrespectful, The lead technicians would try to over step their boundaris and forget that the HPIC (head pharmacist in charge) is – more... the boss. Co-workers seemed a little to messy and would try to get a little close with your personal life instead of focusing on training technicians to improve in their weak areas on the job. The hardest part of the job would be getting the long line down at the register and the most enjoying part of the day would be getting off and going home. – less
Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee), San Antonio, TX – September 16, 2014
Pros: able to use your head phones
Cons: health benefits could have been better or at least cheaper
Typical day was fast pace & at times challenging, but was also my favorite part of the job. Job security was good but the advancement was difficult to get. Co-workers were great. Management was not that involved.
Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee), Saint Albans, WV – September 16, 2014
Pros: great co-workers
Cons: the rate of pay
We are a fast paced pharmacy who prides ourselves in excellent customer care. I was a line cook before I came to work at CVS. They took me in and trained me from the floor up and I am so thankful for the chance to become the super tech I have strived to be. This job isn't for everybody. You have to be quick in solving problems especially when it comes – more... to trouble shooting things such as insurance issues or even upset customers. I enjoy my work within the retail pharmacy world and hope to continue in my chosen field. – less
Store Manager/Trainer (Former Employee), DeLand, FL – September 16, 2014
CVS is one of the best companies I worked for. I worked for them out of high school for 5 years. The company is well organized and management is helpful. Everyone is well trained. I can not say anything was not enjoyable with CVS
Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee), Fort Lauderdale, FL – September 16, 2014
Pros: you have a job.
Cons: they don't care about you, as much as they pretend to.
Daily: guaranteed abuse from management and less often costumers. learned: politics of workplace. management excluding lead techs: in my exp, pride-full, blather often, look out for other elites. co workers: desperate, hungry, stressed, cooperative. hardest part: working very hard and still not being able to pay bills and eat. most enjoyable: doing – more... work properly and covertly so when management tries to find an area to criticize you on, they look like fools – less
PHARMACY TECHNICIAN (Former Employee), Kernersville, NC – September 16, 2014
Pros: employees care about you
Cons: needed more hours
Everyone cares about each other and the especially the customers. Its fast paced and they really try to work with you for schedules. Lower pay than I'd like and could never get full time but would still go back if I had the chance. Great company!
Pharmacy Technican/Inventory Specialist (Current Employee), Gardendale,Al – September 15, 2014
Pros: i just enjoy doing my work
Cons: short breaks
very busy environment that i enjoy doing management does their job very well i work with nice people whom i get along with the hardest part of my job is trying to get everybody to play their part with inventory the most enjoyable part is my customers
Assistant Manager (Current Employee), Atlanta, GA – September 15, 2014
Pros: customer service
Cons: long days
A typical day is working at a fast pace. Dealing with customers and offering great customer service. The hardest part of my job is that it's hard sometimes to get everything done because it a very busy store so you have to be able to be very organize.