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 (Former Employee), Saratoga, CA – December 18, 2014
Cons: i wasn't paid enough to justify the stress of being understaffed and hounded to annoy customers.
I'd never been more glad to quit a job. After working at 4 separate stores it was clear that there were systemic issues originating above the managements. Severe lack of hours for staff, poor pay, constant hounding to get more CVS card members, and a general feeling of being behind the times (consistent bugs in the registers, registers being incredibly – more... slow, archaic inventory management, etc).
It was a job and I needed the money, but it wasn't much more. – less
cvs is not a great place to work. you never keep the same schedule because hours are always being cut! However the workload is the same
Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee), Mission Hills, CA – December 18, 2014
Pros: you can shop in the store while on your lunch
Cons: healthcare is outrageous and management could be better
I love my co workers, we make a great team! It's just too bad that CVS and it's pharmacy manager do not acknowledge a job well done. Getting them to pay you for any time which is owed to you, such as vacation is a nightmare. I did enjoy meeting different people and being able to assist them, and make them feel better. our location is a very busy one! – more... so, the most difficult part of the job in my opinion would be one person doing the job of 3! this would cause impatient customers to start being rude, which is never good. – less
Poor cashier (Former Employee), Cambridge, MA – December 18, 2014
Pros: keeps you moving until you can move.
Cons: they suck up on schedule, pays, rest, hours.
I work for CVS at Cambridge MA. Was new to MA and could not find right job for a while and joined their team. They pay the least they could legally can do. The store is small in compared to other stores. No photos, no pharmacy. Most of the time I am one self in the front and my shift supervisor is busy behind the store and they want me to Greet the – more... customer, walk to the Isle with the customer, operate the register, restock/re-shelve/check merchandise/ front all at the same time. They pretend they do care for their employee but in reality they truly suck up their employee. One ideal fact to prove: the employee handbook/ in training they told the employee could take 2 times 15 min break and one half and hour unpaid break by clocking out. But my manager won't let us take 15 min break. And, I work without taking break for a week but my .5 hr was deducted on each day schedule. Does the .5*8.5 ($4.25) have same value to the company and the hourly employee who work their butt off to make their hands to mouth? They want to show as if they do care but suck up the blood of their employee until the fed up and find another job. I talked to my manager giving me fixed schedule so i could have another job too but he is not willing me to do so either and changing my schedule every week. – less
A typical day at work would consists on interactions with patients all day long, deals with third-party insurance issues. The hardest part of the job is that it can get so busy that sometimes you can get behind with other tasks. The most enjoyable part of the job is getting patients their medication after having difficulties obtaining refills from physicians.
Good technology advancements-very good senior management communications within the organzation
Senior Manager (Former Employee), Northbrook Il – December 18, 2014
Pros: a fair place to work-life balance-company financially successful
Cons: too much red tape to get things done
Over the last several years worked within the Enterprise Data Warehouse space building business intelligent data for downstream business reporting. Gained a very good background of data transformation from Legacy Systems to data stores. Management, for the most part, was fair in evaluating resource abilities but some managers micro-managed resources – more... causing tension and doubt from direct reports. Red tape was the hardest part of the job. The most enjoyable was collaborating with colleagues to achieve project successes with team members. – less
Clerk/Cashier (Current Employee), New York, NY – December 17, 2014
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Cons: one 30 minutes break, excessive work load, no benefits for pt, outdated equipment and systems, poor corporate managers, lack of care for employee work conditions
This company has a tendency to talk about big things when it comes to hiring an individual but does not actually live up to the expectations they set for themselves. The workload is extreme with no balance from those in higher positions attempting to help relieve these kinds of problems. The employees are hard working individuals who often sacrifice – more... a life balance just to help the company but the company gives nothing back. – less
Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee), Pleasantville, NJ – December 17, 2014
Pros: great coworkers
I loved working at the pharmacy. I became the inventory specialist so I made sure all medications and supplies were accounted for and organized at all times. I learned how to use their database for everything from entering patient and insurance information to entering and filling prescriptions.