Cutthroat. People will bring up your mistakes and chew you out for it. Even when the mistake is only 50% on you and 50% the pharmacist's fault. They pin the whole blame on you to save their own license.
Hectic and stressful
Great the project managers were dedicated and professional.
Hiring 4 people to do the work of 5 is hard enough, 3 to do the work of 5 is exhausting and demoralizing, 2 to do the work of 5 is KILLER! If there's a corporate CONSCIENCE, please take this to heart!
It depends, usually for me it's great unless there's those few reps that are having a bad day and take it out on you..
Usually the people are supportive but you always have those few rude people.
Toxic and degrading
Extremely toxic work environment from a company that would rather pay fines for violations than staff properly and treat their employees with respect. Everything is about money. No employee is beyond firing at any time. Massive disconnect between middle and upper management. Middle management harassed you about metrics nonstop then and only then will be terminated or reprimanded for their eggregious fostered behavior as the company then isolates them as "overzealous" and not a part of the "just" culture. Yet, this happens all over the country time and time again. Extremely clickie. Either you are in or out and they will come for you for almost anything. Extremely toxic and stressful to work for. Employee survey is supposed to be anonymous but they make you put in your employee ID to take so everyone lies so that they can still feed their families.
The MOST toxic work environment (in the pharmacy) I have ever been in. Upper management writes the whole staff up if our daily/weekly/monthly flu shot goal of around 300 a week is not made (not to mention during a pandemic) during COVID-19 they want the COVID tester to ask patients to come back and get a flu shot when their results come back (because that’s exactly what a potential COVID patient wants to hear about). Hours have decreased and there’s not enough help ESPECIALLY during flu season for the work load that we are given. Pay is terrible for the amount of work you do. Not enough staff, if someone is sick or needs a shift covered. The only thing that makes CVS tolerable (and this is IF you get lucky enough) is the staff that you’ll potentially spend 40+ hours a week with. Overall, If you want a mental breakdown every month or so CVS Pharmacy is the write place for you to work at.
Minute Clinic exudes a culture of NP and PA excellence. If you know your clinical stuff have a good sense of self confidence and like a challenge while utilizing technology (lots of it) then you too will excel in the environment. If you are technically not great performing, controlling or maintaining point of care tests, testing machines, fax, scanner, printer, centrifuge, multiple computer programs and EPIC then this type of work environment would not be a good fit. If you have never done these things but are generally a technologically competent person with self confidence and good clinical skills when confronted with a new piece of tech.. you will be fine.
Nobody to help when you have a call off.
I can't tell you the number of times I ended up working a double shift or staying overnight. And you always get emails begging for help, no overtime approved. How does that work? The last store I worked in, not 24 hrs, the pharmacy could not keep up with the scripts. 2 or 3 times management came in to work overnight and catch up, and within 2 days they'd be 3 days behind again. As a front store manager, I get to field complaints about the pharmacy all day long. Our customer satisfaction score was horrible because of complaints about the wait time at pharmacy. Then I ended up getting fired because I told my district leader I wasn't that concerned about selling Carepass memberships in the middle of a pandemic. Best thing that ever happened to me.