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
Clerk/Cashier (Current Employee), Ledgewood, NJ – August 21, 2014
This company does not care about their employees. They don't care if you don't make money. They cut hours constantly, give you horrible raises, and don't have good benefits. They also don't care how much time you've invested in them, to managers and cooperate you're nothing and replaceable. You work hard and have nothing to show for it.
Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee), Detroit, MI – August 21, 2014
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Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee), Pomona, CA – August 20, 2014
I believe that CVS Pharmacy is a nice place to work, I currently work in the pharmacy there and I enjoy it. It's a nice environment to work, they have flexible hours which is great if your going to school. And my co-workers are caring, and professional, and really enjoy helping people.
An acceptable place to start, but not a great place to stay.
Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee), Saint Clair, MI – August 20, 2014
Pros: flexible hours, paid certification, good learning experience
Cons: low pay, short staffed, poor corporate employee relations
One thing I can say about my work experience at CVS Pharmacy is that it was a great learning experience. Not planning on becoming a Pharmacy Technician, I started out as a cashier and was given a wonderful opportunity to develop a highly diverse set of skills in customer service, management and employee relations. Since retail hours are relatively flexible, – more... I was also able to continue going to school full time while also working full time. Also, since I was employed by the pharmacy, I was able to pursue National Pharmacy Technician Certification at no personal cost to me, something which can be upwards of $2,000. This certification, combined with the flexible schedule and work experience allowed me to grow into an employee well suited for a variety of job opportunities.
As is the issue with many jobs, retail or not, the cost of running the company often times negatively affected employees. Constant cutting of hours and freezing of wages eventually turned a great learning experience into a job with no foreseeable future. I was a certified health care professional whose wages were in bottom 10% of the national average for any generic retail position. Eventually the cons of the job outweighed the pros and the decision to find a new opportunity was essentially made for me.
Negativity aside, I thoroughly enjoyed my time spent working for CVS Pharmacy. I became confident working with customers and I knew that I was a valuable asset to my team. Given the opportunity, and if the financial and advancement setting were appropriate, I would not hesitate to work in a similar environment in the future. Despite its flaws, I never would have been able to find the amazing job I have now were it not for the experience I gained working at CVS. – less
STORE MANAGER (Former Employee), Kansas City, KS – August 20, 2014
Pros: it pays decent
-Expect a lot to get done, with very little help -Expect to work 6-7days a week, 10-12 hours a day -Expect to get called into work when you actually do have a day off -Expect to have plenty to keep you busy
Clerk/Shift Supervisor B (Current Employee), Richmond, VA – August 19, 2014
Pros: interacting with the public, flexible with my full-time work schedule, nice people to work with
Cons: retail can be tricky with working a lot of days and odd hours, but with being part-time, i don't have that issue.
I only work part-time and its only one day a week, which is Friday. I work just one day because I have 2 boys that are in school...and it's usually from 5:30-11 at night...which is not good for days that they are in school. On a typical workday, I am ringing up customers, providing customer service, putting up ad signs, price changes, and counting money – more... and completing the deposit. I also print off photos for customers, put up stock, and supervise other cashiers that may be on the shift as well. – less
Pharmacy Intern (Former Employee), Manchester, CT – August 19, 2014
I had to help assist customers with there questions on there medications and to also make sure they were taking the correct dosage and to make sure i was filling the medication correctly. i would be glad to get a job here .
Certified Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee), Dover, DE – August 19, 2014
Pros: friendly atmosphere, great staff
Cons: weekly hour cuts
The atmosphere is very friendly and light. Coming in to work everyone speaks and smiles. Everyone helps everyone; if one is busy at their assigned station, another will go to help them until they are caught up; you never have to ask or be told. The pharmacists are very knowledgeable & answer any questions. They encourage growth & promotions. There is – more... encouragement to go to pharmacy school. The staff is provided with Pharmacy Degree program information as well as monthly pharmacy literature containing the latest information. I will say that I am gaining weight because when I come in my favorite soda is in the mini fridge & pizza is ordered at least once a week. That isn't something that would keep me there, but they make sure that we eat & take our breaks, they provide fruit & vegetables as well. I enjoy pretty much every aspect of my job, of course sometimes hours are cut & as a full time I go from 40 hours to 30 but I understand. – less