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Ashley in Moncks Corner, South Carolina

60 months ago

Monday I had an interview for a pharmacy tech position, that thursday I called thanking her for the interview and letting her know I was still interested and she said they have not made a decision yet and continue to check my e mail. and now its a week later, tuesday.. How much longer should this take??? during my interview she said a week, maybe two and she let me know the next step was the drug testing along with the training.

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Ashley in Moncks Corner, South Carolina

60 months ago

Bluetea in Texas said: You never wait for a decision, no matter what they said. Keep applying for other jobs.

So does that mean you think I wasn't selected? if so, they should sent notification that the position has been filled right?

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Bluetea in Texas

60 months ago

Ashley in Moncks Corner, South Carolina said: So does that mean you think I wasn't selected? if so, they should sent notification that the position has been filled right?

You can't count on that. Many companies won't say anything if you were not selected. Its better to put your OWN time limit on the waiting and wondering.

For me, its 30 days. If I haven't heard back within 30 days, for me its over. I move on.

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thumpersmom in Ballston Lake, New York

58 months ago

Ashley in Moncks Corner, South Carolina said: Monday I had an interview for a pharmacy tech position, that thursday I called thanking her for the interview and letting her know I was still interested and she said they have not made a decision yet and continue to check my e mail. and now its a week later, tuesday.. How much longer should this take??? during my interview she said a week, maybe two and she let me know the next step was the drug testing along with the training.

Sadly, the job market is such that many companies and businesses fail to show the courtesy of a response to job applicants and interviewees. The last person who interviewed me for a VERY low-paying job didn't even have intelligence enough to give me her name. She said I'd hear from them for a second interview by the next week. Well, we're into that week. I called them. She's on vacation until next week. I sent an e-mail. Her "assistant" responded to my e-mail with a grossly grammatically incorrect e-mail saying that they "hoped" to make a decision by the end of this week. I already know that there is a second interview for this job -- "decisions" aren't going to happen. The job pays a whopping $10.72/hour. I was making $46,000 before this. This is a typical example of what's going on out there. My best suggestion is to keep following up if you are truly interested in a job. But, honestly, I don't think that the people interviewing even consider that someone who is making a conscious effort to follow up is someone that they should truly consider, because there are so many in the job market that really don't care. It's tough to keep up your spirits. Regardless, NEVER sit back and stop looking because you might hear from another company. The odds are stacked against everyone. And if you do hear back from them regarding a job that you really do want, you're not locked into anything else that you might have taken in the meantime. Try to stay positive. It's not easy.

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meghananaik in dallas, Texas

57 months ago

thumpersmom in Ballston Lake, New York said: Sadly, the job market is such that many companies and businesses fail to show the courtesy of a response to job applicants and interviewees. The last person who interviewed me for a VERY low-paying job didn't even have intelligence enough to give me her name. She said I'd hear from them for a second interview by the next week. Well, we're into that week. I called them. She's on vacation until next week. I sent an e-mail. Her " assistant " responded to my e-mail with a grossly grammatically incorrect e-mail saying that they "hoped" to make a decision by the end of this week. I already know that there is a second interview for this job -- "decisions" aren't going to happen. The job pays a whopping $10.72/hour. I was making $46,000 before this. This is a typical example of what's going on out there. My best suggestion is to keep following up if you are truly interested in a job. But, honestly, I don't think that the people interviewing even consider that someone who is making a conscious effort to follow up is someone that they should truly consider, because there are so many in the job market that really don't care. It's tough to keep up your spirits. Regardless, NEVER sit back and stop looking because you might hear from another company. The odds are stacked against everyone. And if you do hear back from them regarding a job that you really do want, you're not locked into anything else that you might have taken in the meantime. Try to stay positive. It's not easy.

I finished 2 rounds of interviews with CVS for a business analyst position. Recruiter called me and said I was short listed but don't have the final word from hiring manger. What does this mean? Would I be offered? This conversation happened last Thursday and no respond as if now.

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Azra khon in Houston, Texas

46 months ago

I recently had a CVS pharmacy tech. trainee interview and it went great! I went to get a drug test and they are waiting for it to go in so that I can start training. Does that mean I got the job? This is my first job sorry if the question sounds dumb. I got an email before getting drug tested saying "On behalf of CVS Caremark, we are pleased to offer you a position with our company! In order to move forward with the hiring process, please review the following information:....."

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CPhT in Freeland, Pennsylvania

45 months ago

It would appear their job offer is pending the results of the drug test. I would think if you pass the drug test then yes you would get the job

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Mom in Manchester, Maine

43 months ago

Meghana Naik in dallas, Texas said: I finished 2 rounds of interviews with CVS for a business analyst position. Recruiter called me and said I was short listed but don't have the final word from hiring manger. What does this mean? Would I be offered? This conversation happened last Thursday and no respond as if now.

What type of questions did the interviewer ask you over the phone>

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Mom in Manchester, Maine

43 months ago

Azra khon in Houston, Texas said: I recently had a CVS pharmacy tech. trainee interview and it went great! I went to get a drug test and they are waiting for it to go in so that I can start training. Does that mean I got the job? This is my first job sorry if the question sounds dumb. I got an email before getting drug tested saying "On behalf of CVS Caremark, we are pleased to offer you a position with our company! In order to move forward with the hiring process, please review the following information:....."
What type of questions did they ask you?

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ashley in Baytown, Texas

39 months ago

Azra khon in Houston, Texas said: I recently had a CVS pharmacy tech. trainee interview and it went great! I went to get a drug test and they are waiting for it to go in so that I can start training. Does that mean I got the job? This is my first job sorry if the question sounds dumb. I got an email before getting drug tested saying "On behalf of CVS Caremark, we are pleased to offer you a position with our company! In order to move forward with the hiring process, please review the following information:....."

how was the drug test, was it a pee test? or hair test? did they go in there when you peed if it was a pee test, and or was it a cvs drug store test. like a home test

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sraymnd17 in Beachwood, Ohio

10 months ago

I interviewed with CVS Caremark on 7/11/2017 and today is 8/8/2017 and still have not heard anything, i have not received a turn down letter from them yet and everytime i try to reach out to my recruiter she never respond. Hmmm does this sound like im not hired?

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Kelly in Westbrook, Maine

9 months ago

sraymnd17 in Beachwood, Ohio said: I interviewed with CVS Caremark on 7/11/2017 and today is 8/8/2017 and still have not heard anything, i have not received a turn down letter from them yet and everytime i try to reach out to my recruiter she never respond. Hmmm does this sound like im not hired?

If it has been almost a month, it does not sound good. I had an interview 9 days ago, completed all of my paperwork online, as requested, and I am still in the "pending" phase. I am not going to wait much longer as I cannot afford to, but CVS sounds like it is notorious for keeping people in the dark and not having the decency to tell them straight out that they're retracting any job "offer" they might have made you. Meaning, you probably will not get a "turn down" letter. You most likely won't receive any notification. If they have not contacted you with instructions on paperwork and possibly a drug test prior to orientation, it's safe to assume you did not get the job. They're just too ignorant to contact you and tell you that. I know getting a hold of MY hiring agent has been a nightmare. I have waited days for a single response, and when it came, it was literally one sentence long: "You're pending". Great, what am I supposed to do in the mean time? I think they should pay people for the length of time they're waiting as the person probably could've had a job while they were waiting for CVS to make up their mind. Don't put your eggs in one basket with them. They have no clue what they want. I'm going to start looking elsewhere. You probably already have, but if not, definitely do so. Best of luck to you!

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Natalie in Essex, Maryland

8 months ago

I had gotten an interview for CVS pharmacy tech and she told me that I was hired right there on the spot. she stated that I had to wait for CVS to send me an email to begin the hiring process. its been 1 week and I have not received any email from cvs hr? how long does it usually take for them to send you an email after being hired on the spot by the manager?

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q101 in South Carolina

8 months ago

Bluetea in Texas said: You can't count on that. Many companies won't say anything if you were not selected. Its better to put your OWN time limit on the waiting and wondering.

For me, its 30 days. If I haven't heard back within 30 days, for me its over. I move on.

So many companies seem to take up to 3 months anymore...that has been my experience.

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EliBeemo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

7 months ago

I got a verbal job offer at my interview, and the manager told me he would try to get the email offer through as soon as possible and would start when we hung up. It took a week after that to get my offer email.

Also, regarding drug tests, does anyone know if they test you again when you are promoted from shift supervisor trainee to shift supervisor? I did get tested for the trainee position.

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Dina C. in Millis, Massachusetts

5 months ago

Natalie in Essex, Maryland said: I had gotten an interview for CVS pharmacy tech and she told me that I was hired right there on the spot. she stated that I had to wait for CVS to send me an email to begin the hiring process. its been 1 week and I have not received any email from cvs hr ? how long does it usually take for them to send you an email after being hired on the spot by the manager?

I just went through the process myself. I was interviewed last Sunday for a Pharmacy Tech position. From start until now, I have been sent the paper work and now will wait for the examination. I would say it should take between 5-7 business days, but if you haven't heard back yet, Dont get discouraged, follow up with whoever you interviewed with and ask for a set timeline as to when you will receive your offer letter. The managers and Pharmacist's are very busy and the best way to get ahead of the game is by communicating with them. The best of effort.

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Tiffs

3 months ago

So I went in for an interview 2 weeks ago for the pharmacy tech trainee. Got offered the job, completed the hiring process online. And now I’m just waiting for the onboarding completion email and the orientation info email. How long after you finished the hiring process did it take to receive this emails?

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