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
System Analysis Project (Current Employee), Syracuse, NY – October 28, 2014
As a student in iSchool in Syracuse University, my teammates and I are conducting a system analysis project on CVS. Our goal is to analyze their existing inventory system and propose recommendations for improvement.
As the only pharmacy store on campus, they are very supportive and friendly to our project and provide us some documents and allow us – more... to shadow their work.
Very fun work place. While still maintaining a level of professionalism they had avery laid back atmosphere.
Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee), Indianapolis, IN – October 28, 2014
A typical day here for me was just assisting the pharmacist and the customers. I was the closing tech so my duties ranged from working in drop off, pick-up, and the drive-thru window. I was responsible for filling prescriptions stocking, and running the cash register. This was my first technician job after finishing school so I learned a lot. I learned – more... what to do at drop off, what to look for on certain types of rescriptions, and just how to be a pharmacy technician. The hardest part of this job was just the learning process. The most enjoyable part were my co-workers. They were very helpful. – less
Shift Supervisor (Current Employee), Blaine, MN – October 28, 2014
Pros: customer based corporation. get to interact with alot of amazing people.
CVS Pharmacy in my opinion is a fantastic place to work. The managers, employees, and the customers I get to meet on a daily basis are wonderful. there is always something to do so I constantly feel like I am able to do something to contribute to the well being of my store.
Long hours, poor culture, overall needs serious help.
Stocker (Current Employee), Conroe, TX – October 28, 2014
Pros: some weekends off.
Cons: short breaks, extremely long hours
A typical work days starts out being a 8-10 hour day but ends up being 12-14 hours. Very poor management however co-workers are awesome. The hardest part of the job is the outrageous hours. the most enjoyable part is the people you get to be around.
Pharmacy Manager (Current Employee), Lakeland, FL – October 28, 2014
Pros: loyal patients
Cons: long hours
long hours start at 8 am till 10 pm (14 hours) you never get a chance for a break but you need to keep going to make sure patients are being taking care of. Furthermore physicians and nurses that we interact throughout the day need to be taken care of promptly and professionally. I have learned to be patient and know that patients come first We need – more... to have team work in the pharmacy to have an excellent store for patient to bring their prescriptions to. Management plays a big role in guiding the pharmacy team memebers and selecting right individuals and compensating them well to creat positive enviroment for work My co-workers are motivated, loyal abd hard working individuals The hardest part of the job is the long hours (14) The most enjoyable part of my job is I get to do what I love and that is practicing pharmacy – less
Customer Service (Former Employee), Porterville, CA – October 27, 2014
enjoyed unloading the inventory and placing them on shelves, enjoyed working there as a customer service, being able to help customer find what they were looking for, enjoyed doing inventory, facing inventory, closing the store.
Pharmacy Services Representative (Former Employee), Monroeville, PA – October 27, 2014
Pros: they're helpful when others are curious about something.
Cons: the company has a high turnover rate.
It was a great experience and I thank the company for having me. I hope to work with the company again one day. I would like to thank the company. Usually the typical work day is taking calls and placing medication orders inside a cubical office. I've learned to always be persistent in order to stay ahead. The management and coworkers I had great chemistry – more... with. The hardest part of the job was knowing what to say when a patient asks you questions that you don't know the answer to. The most enjoyable part of the job was being around the people there. – less
Retail management, in general, is stressful and often thankless. However, CVS, in recent years, has cut payroll and resources so drastically, making effective management even more difficult. The best part about working for CVS were the customers and colleagues at store level. The worst part about working at CVS-inadequate upper management (at least – more... in the district I worked in), limited resources and payroll, the customer-focused façade (high volume stores in the district I was in usually only had 2 people in the front store at one time) How are you going to serve, meet, and even exceed the needs of customers with just two people for 8 hours? Not to mention the other tasks-planograms, stocking, seasonal sets, etc as well. Furthermore, they micromanage everything from seasonal sets, endcaps, etc. There really is no 'store manager' at CVS-they tell you exactly where to put what, send you what THEY think you will sell, and do not consider customer needs, demographics, location, etc.
The bottom line-CVS has created a culture where stores have limited employees, limited payroll, and poor employee and customer engagement. It is not a terrible place to work, but there are much better employers in the retail industry that value customer service, employee engagement, and provide the necessary resources for success. – less
Cashier (Current Employee), Springfield, MA – October 27, 2014
Pros: working overtime and getting paid time and a half on sundays.
Cons: short breaks
A typical day at work helping customers with any issue that needs to be solved. Also helping customers in the photo department. I have learned a lot from working with people and having patience is key. My coworkers are very easy to communicate with and my manager always listens if there is a problem. The hardest part about the job is the occasional – more... rude customer who can be difficult to help if they are not willing to cooperate. The most enjoyable part about the job is the different people that you meet everyday and even the regular people that come back to the store all the time. – less
Cashier (Current Employee), Lake Wales, FL – October 27, 2014
Pros: good pay
Cons: not enough hours
I help customers with their purchases. It stays pretty busy during the day. It can be kind of boring if you work the night shift. I have figured out that you don't get many hours if you are considered part-time. There is really nothing that would be considered hard about this job. I really enjoy the rhythm you get into at the register when you are busy.
Pharmacist Technician (Current Employee), Charleston, SC – October 27, 2014
Pros: great %, perks ect
Cons: very few breaks given, long hours, poor work enviroment (disrespect)
This is a busy location, which I love!! Very little down time. My time is spent retrieving patients filled prescriptions and getting payment for each one. If patient has any questions handing them off to the Pharmacist on duty. Downside to this company, or this location, is lack of communication and organization on the management level. Many times, – more... told to do thing(s) one way then told to do the same thing(s) another way. They are big on cutting corners with training and limitations of new employees. Very little directions given, seems to be a lot of negative attitudes. Spoken to with a lot of disrespect most times. I enjoy my actual job and job description. I don't enjoy the negative attitudes and the lack of communication. Was hired as full time day and work till 7,8 or even 930 PM, in addition, work 6 days a week on average. – less