CVS Caremark

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Innovative health care company with great leadership and advancement opportunities

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Woonsocket, RI (US)
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Woonsocket, RI (US)

Pros

Innovative in nature, career development opportunities, stable company

Cons

benefits could be improved such as gym memberships, increased medical coverage by the employer

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for CVS Caremark

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overworked, Underpaid; Over-stressed, Underappreciated.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier Sales Associate  in  Thompsonville, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier Sales Associate in Thompsonville, CT (US)

    Pros

    Employee discount, health insurance to both part-timers and full-timers,(though for part-timers it is a "limited benefits medical plan") many CVS's in close proximity eliminates long commute time, a wide array of learning experiences, many "regular" customers make it a feel-good atmosphere.

    Cons

    Favoritism, I.E., certain employees always get weekends or set schedules, whereas others are expected to work a lot of closing-to-open shifts; management not cross-trained in photo;in my district the first ringer is responsible for ringing customers, answering phones, processing damages, and handling photo orders while being positioned on the register furthest from photo lab; too many quotas for e-mail collection and upsell products for cashiers; ruthless store manager who will cut employees down in front of customers; a lot of favortism between select underlings and select supervisors which make it uncomfortable for those not-so-favored but still work their rear-ends off; instability with scheduling (never know what your days off will be week to week); IMPOSSIBLE to attend college part-time if you work full-time and your schedule depends on your ability to have "open" availability for your manager to give you enough hours to keep you full-time but based on his needs; eliminated management numbers to head cashiers; put you in the same job every day, (I.E., if you're ringing...that's ALL YOU EVER DO...PERIOD.) unreasonable work expectations, I.E, not enough people on to get all the tasks done; crappy pay and crappy raises!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ignore your "numbers" for a moment and look at the big picture--are your employees really being treated fairly based on their actual performance or how much they kiss up to their supervisors?

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too much stress

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor

    Pros

    Great benefits package, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Ridiculous workload, low pay, too much Corporate red tape, you are forced to work through any and all dangerous weather conditions (snow, ice), too many positions have been phased out with their job responsibilities simply handed to management with no monetary reward but double the stress. Managers are threatened with write-ups regularly to force them to get the worload done which means managers must work at least 60 hrs a week just to try to keep up. And that trickles down to the cashiers, as well. Stores are given just enough hrs weekly to employ one supervisor for each shift and one cashier for SOME of that shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop looking at spreadsheets and charts, start spending time in stores to see how your idiocy is affecting your 'culture'. If your employees weren't so busy trying to get their insane workload done, customer service would shoot back up. Customers get very tired of trying to track down the employees for help. You never have to do that at Walgreens.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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