Staff Pharmacist (Former Employee) – Ashburn, VA – September 11, 2015
We started working as soon as we entered the pharmacy. Customers are waiting at the front register and at drive-thru for pharmacy to open and start work. Everyone in the pharmacy worked very hard and non-stop. I liked working with my coworkers. They never took their 15 minutes breaks because they knew no one was their to cover them. Everyone had to do multitask to keep up with the work load. We had work board which we used to assign places and work to individual technician. This helped us manage and organze the pharmacy.
Fun to work with coworkers. Time goes by very quickly.
Hard to keep technicians. They get stressed and burned out easily.
Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee) – North Andover, MA – September 19, 2017
you better be ready to hit the ground running. but that's a good thing, there are a series of opening (the pharmacy) tasks that need to get done right away. then you refer to the workstation board to see what your assignment for the day is. you will be continuously busy accommodating customers, typing up new Rxs, filling Rxs, etc.
team environment, structure to the day, who does what, 30-min break as a necessary breather
hardly a down moment, low pay, continuously being paired with metrics
Client Benefit Analyst Rep III (Current Employee) – Irving, TX – September 19, 2017
CVS Health needs better management. The pay is not worth the amount of time you put in to your job .I would recommend going to a company that appreciates your work ethics. And that is going to pay more.
Pharmacy Support (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – September 18, 2017
Great place to work and all my managers and co-workers were helpful and understanding. Patient interactions were formed into great relationships. Would recommend this company to anyone getting a start in pharmacy.
Pharmacy Service Associate (Former Employee) – Lenexa, KS – September 18, 2017
A typical day working for CVS Health Specialty Pharmacy usually results in learning something new every day about a different drug or patient you come across. I've learned to become patient, more open, and also giving others the floor the speak as well. It was a okay work environment but, when it came to management it was very difficult to get assistance or understanding on a daily basis. The most enjoyable part of the job is the employees you're surrounded by and the loving energy you feel from people you can call friend.
The management expected to work 12 - 16 hours per day, however the daily production mostly completed in 8 - 10 hours. The meeting are scheduled after hours that forces management members to stay longer hours what negatively impact the work - life balance.
The disciplinary actions for hourly employees are not effective that negatively impacts the other employees dedication who does the right thing and this cause extra burden on them, also it's really discouraging.
The training is poor, on management level it doesn't exist at all.
On management level good compensation. Great benefits, and outstanding health insurance with great dental and vision insurance.
Lack of training on every level, on manager level training doesn't exist.
Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee) – Saratoga Springs, NY – September 18, 2017
The particular location I work for is certainly not for everyone. It is the busiest pharmacy in the district and we are not only short staffed, but we also have call outs often. I constantly do the work of 2 or 3 people at once. The company is an okay company to work for but I wouldn't recommend my store in particular to anyone.
Pharmacy Extern (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – September 18, 2017
A typical day at work is done filling prescriptions for people, inputting prescriptions into the system and some inventory also required. I learned how to do these jobs and much more while completing my externship.
Cashier (Current Employee) – Tannersville, PA – September 18, 2017
A typical day for me is to come into work make sure the store is clean and ready to b opened for business. Open the door and log on to my register of the day i then have to walk the floor facing or cleaning aisles and making sure there are no items in areas they should not be, at the same time i have to assist all customers and assist all register transactions. It is possible that i would have to help out in the pharmacy do to the fact i have been trained to work there too. The hardest part is no one does both departments not even the managers but i manage to be 2 people at once. The best part is the joy i see in the customers after doing my job.
Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) – Torrance, CA – September 18, 2017
In California it is very fast moving and busy. On top of that the pay is not great and the taxes takes most of you take home money. If you are a pharmacy technician I would suggest working in a hospital where you get paid more.
Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee) – Decatur, GA – September 18, 2017
I would come n and immediately begin work after after speaking to y co-workers. We were pretty much busy all day. Sometimes we got crazy customers but most of them were nice. It was a new environment for me but I liked it for the most part. The hardest part of the job was learning how to do the insurance or billing part of the job,
I loved worked as a technician, but I would not return to CVS. They pay less, over work employees, no raises, and have poor management. The job itself helped me grow as a person and as a technician, but I hated being over-worked and having to do 2 peoples worth of tasks while others aren't doing anything on the side.
Flexible work schedule
Poor managment, limited hours, over work you, low pay
Shift Supervisor (Current Employee) – Panama City Beach, FL – September 18, 2017
there were things that were more important that were set to the side and were not put as priority. I tried many times to do what was more important but the store manager did not approve. it seemed as if they didn't care