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Stocker (Current Employee), Bessemer, ALApril 4, 2014
Pros: the customers which kept us busy
Cons: not enough money
the job itself was okay, but I wanted more money. the business was great and the manager was very respectful. the job was very easy though at times we were very busy.
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Certified Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee), Winston Salem, NCApril 4, 2014
Answered in-bound calls, data entry prescription information, verified doctor prescriptions, cashier, inventory management, order management, and computer skills
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Assisting customers (Former Employee), Rockwall, TXApril 4, 2014
All of the workers stay busy even on a slow day
The management team keep you busy
the coworkers loved to promote sale items
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Would Prefer Never to Work for CVS Again
Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee), FloridaApril 4, 2014
I worked at CVS as a pharmacy technician and my time there was less than enjoyable.
Although I had completed a Pharmacy Technician Training Course, as well as passed my PTCE, I was still considered a trainee and had to undergo CVS's training program also.
I learned little or nothing from their training program, because during our orientation classes – more... we were mostly taught how to treat the customers so that "we" (the CEO's) can make our profits, then I was expected to work one day every two weeks and be able to know everything needed to know to work in the pharmacy, .
The Front Store management was great, but I never knew what to make of our PIC. I was lied to from interview number one, when I was told I would make more than $8 an hour because of my national certification, and that I would start off at 15-16 hours per week. For two months I worked 6 hours every two weeks, at $8 an hour until I quit.
I had also made it known that I would be keeping my other job, so that I could afford 80 miles round trip to work for them for $8 an hour, and my current boss would be working around my new schedule. He had no problem contacting me every day when modules for the training courses weren't complete, when I had ample time to finish them, but on several occasions, I could not get the hours I needed to keep my bills paid from my other job, because he would take all day to approve our schedule, thereby causing my boss to leave me off the schedule because I was unable to give him any notice before the schedule was posted.
I'm also very thankful for the three co-workers who would actually speak to me when I came in the door, since the rest would not say a word. I really didn't expect a small town pharmacy to be so clannish.
I typically have no issue with doing my job without guidance or being told what to do, but the hardest part of my job was by far, the lack of communication! I could type a patients name into the computer a hundred times attempting with no avail to find their prescription and very seldom would the technician who actually handled the specific prescription speak up and tell me what the problem was (out of stock, ins. rejection, etc.) I thought they were supposed to call the patient if there was a problem, but here they would be at my drive-thru window five minutes after I clocked in, asking about a prescription they dropped off 4 hours ago, and if I asked about it either no one knew or I got a sarcastic response. (Minnie Mouse is not showing up on the register, is her hydrocodone out of stock? I don't know go look on the shelf and see!)
I absolutely loved the customers. I don't think I ever heard a rude word come out of their mouths.
The last straw finally came in early February when I was sick with bronchitis. Every once in a while during my shift a bad coughing spell would come on and I would step out to the bathroom to avoid coughing all over the patients medications. I thought it would be appreciated since I didn't cough all over a cancer patients meds, for example, and cause them to die of pneumonia, but instead I was pulled to the side, scolded for "taking too many breaks", not giving anyone notice when I was stepping out (I can't if I can't breathe!), and last but not least if lost prevention were called in and something was missing they would be looking at me because I have been in and out of the pharmacy so much. When I explained the situation I was told to get it under control. The next morning I woke up not feeling any better, so I decided I would do just that. I called early that morning to let them know I would not be in, that I was going to get the cough treated so I would be better by Monday when I would return.
That's when I was informed that I could not call in sick unless I have called someone to cover my shift (a.k.a. lead tech didin't want to pull a double) even though I had no staff directory. Although the pharmacy was over crowded every time I worked, she only gave me ONE person to call to pick up my shift. Surprise!! He didn't answer the phone. So I simply left him a message, hung up and went on to the doctor, minus my second job.

I hope to never work or do business with CVS / Pharmacy ever again. – less
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productive and busy work environment
Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee), Phoenix, AZApril 4, 2014
Very good colleagues. Learning environment and very busy pharmacy.
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Productive work environment
Shift Manager (Current Employee), Montgomery, WVApril 3, 2014
Pros: breaks and lunches
Cons: very short lunches, not paid enough
Very productive days, learned training for shift manager , co-workers are good team members, hardest part of the job is keeping everyone happy, most enjoyable is helping valued customers.
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Certified Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee), Tuscaloosa, ALApril 3, 2014
Pros: a paycheck
its a hard job to do and as a corporation they give everyone more to do and less time to do it in.
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Lead Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee), North Fort Myers, FLApril 3, 2014
Pros: schedule
Assist customer with merchandise and customer service
Unload and sensor merchandise
Assist customers with filling prescriptions
Complete any pharmacy paperwork
Maintain daily/weekly reports.
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Certified Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee), Wilson, NCApril 3, 2014
Pros: meeting new customers
Cons: having to lie to customers
great and friendly environment
very busy
one of the reasons why I like being a certified pharmacy technician
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Co-workers are friendly and supportive
Cashier and Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee), Baton Rouge, LAApril 3, 2014
I enjoy retails sales. Multi-tasking and juggling waves of traffic keep a healthy level of stress in the work atmosphere.
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Productive fun work place.
Pharmacy Technician (Former Employee), Birmingham, ALApril 3, 2014
Pros: employee discounts
As a pharmacy technician, I assisted the pharmacist fill and refill prescriptions. I stocked medications and medical supplies offered friendly customer service. I performed cashier duties as well.
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Manager (Former Employee), Boston, MAApril 3, 2014
customer service, management, inventory, Employee management. Travel across USA to set up stores. overall, great experience.
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Great first job for high school students
Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee), Talladega, ALApril 2, 2014
Pros: you can work while in high school and maybe continue to work when in college also
My first job while in high school. Showed me what being responsible was. Had and outstanding work crew and manager
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very productive
Supervisor (Former Employee), Orlando, FLApril 2, 2014
there's always something to do, ive been there for almost 8 years and I felt secured as long as you work hard and show the higher ups what your capable of then you will be just fine.
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Productive and engaging work enviornment
Shift Supervisor (Current Employee), Long Island New YorkApril 2, 2014
A retail position requiring skills of managing time, multi-tasking, merchandising, and conflict resolution. Work environment is fairly relaxed with co-workers being pleasant and friendly.
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Very friendly and social place with me as cashier
Cashier/Clerk (Current Employee), Discovery BayApril 2, 2014
I love working at CVS it is one of my favorite places I have worked and I would love to be a Manager of a CVS one day.
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Great place to work, fun people
Cashier (Former Employee), Simsbury, CTApril 2, 2014
A typical day of work is a lot of cashiering. then a night we would face product and clean the store up. It's a lot of dealing with customers and helping them out with their questions.
I learned a lot about working at a register and helping customers out with what they need.
Management was great, they weren't too demanding, and they made it fun.
My – more... co-workers were great, we could always get work done and have fun together.
The hardest part of the job was sometimes I was the only one at the register in the whole store, but we always had backup.
The most enjoyable was learning all about customer service and how a store works. – less
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Pharmacy Technician (Current Employee), Bronx, NYApril 2, 2014
its a good company to gain experience but no future I call this a stepping stool
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Good starter job
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee), Miami, FLApril 1, 2014
Customer service is the number one priority for this company. Assisting customers all day for with their needs.
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I enjoyed the customers the most.
Customer Service (Current Employee), Scranton, PAApril 1, 2014
Pros: store discount
Cons: trying to manage too many things by myself
I have the opportunity to meet many people and I love this part of my job. My co-workers are wonderful and make the job more enjoyable during busy or difficult times. The most difficult part of this job is being a cashier, customer service representative, and trying to keep the store straightened - all by myself. I have learned that a smile and a friendly – more... "how are you today" can really make someone's day, though many people just look at me with a blank stare if I say that... People are not used to good customer service anymore, and this honestly makes me sad. – less

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