Pros: benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401k)
Cons: few to no breaks, poor compensation, poor management
I had no pharmacy experience prior to working for CVS Health. I did learn a lot on the job, and made some great friends with my co-workers in the process.
However, there are more disadvantages to advantages to this job. It's no secret that CVS pays its pharmacy technicians very little compared to other pharmacies. Yearly raises are little at best. The – more... company is constantly cutting hours while expecting more and more out of employees. The sick policy is ridiculous - the company would rather have people visibly ill handling people's medications with compromised immune systems than calling in sick. They have an 'occurrence' system, so every time you call in sick/go home sick, it's an occurrence - even if you get coverage and bring in a doctor note. I had a co-worker who had pneumonia and she was still forced to work.
If this is your sole source of income, it is very hard to make ends meet. If you are certified, you don't make any more than someone who is not, so don't bother.
Honestly the only benefits to this job were that I got to learn a lot about the retail pharmacy industry, and the benefits are pretty good. – less