Pros: Have learnt many things from this job than any other job
Cons: No breaks, over the top expectations, and sometimes an unsafe environment
I was lucky enough to get this job at a hard time in my life when I was laid off. I did not need to go to school to become a Pharm Tech, they simply trained me there. Most wonderful part of this job. I have learnt many things such as patience dealing with retail and pharmacy customers, brand/generics of medicine, and how to handle calling an insurance company.
However, this company is greedy and ignorant. The head honchos have no clue what it is like working in one of their retail stores. They pay an exceedingly low amount to their employees, yet require everything to be done as quickly as possible with no mistakes. There are constant hour cuts giving the current employees more work to do with less help, no matter if your script count doubles, and this creates more stress on the employees. More stress means it is hard for employees to day in and day out keep a smile on their face while juggling multiple tasks in an efficient manner. Customers notice how overwhelmed we are. CVS you are shooting itself in the foot.
I was due for a raise, and never saw it until 5 months later and was told that I may not get my retroactive pay. There is no time to eat, no time to sit, and that's for techs sometimes working around 10 hours a day. Not to mention the pharmacists who work 13-14 hours or longer and no getting a chance to have a break. We have had multiple CVS's in the area robbed, where their employees were tied up by criminals and left. Do you think the corporate would care enough to alert surrounding stores? No of course not. We have no panic buttons and majority of our cameras point at us than they do for customers. If you work for this company, they do not care about your well being.
My coworkers are all hard workers doing their best, my pharmacists are great people, and some of my customers can be sweethearts. But this job is not worth the amount of work for the minimal pay. I don't see them changing any time soon.