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CVS Caremark experience report

  • 11.Jul 2019
  • Employee

Store Manager-overworked

2.61

Company Culture

High Turnover
unrealistic goals

Career Development

you can move up but be prepared for a development training that is pointless

Overall compensation for your work

underpaid in all positions including management

Environmental Friendliness

they follow state laws on hazmat but other recycling like the massive amounts of papers is just trashed

Company Image

they care about themselves and not the ones running their stores

Job Security

you can be easily replaced the next day

Handicapped Accessibility

some store have offices/break rooms up stairs

Suggestions for improvement

  • Understand what’s needed to be done in your stores, cutting hours to the bare min but asking for work that requires more hours means everyone is working 200% and burning themselves out quick Understand that the larger SQ FT stores need extra bodies to maintain that space

What I like about the company

Store manager gets min 45 hours a week Low volume store manager is hourly which means you do get over time every week!!!

What I dislike about the company

Hard to reach goals with limited hours Salaried store managers are often used elsewhere in their district to help the struggling stores which means they work long hours and more days a week without the extra pay With the bare minimum hours each store gets its very hard to stay on top of even the basic store standards needed to maintain customer appearance and service Low pay at all levels of store staff Hourly SM doesn’t qualify for working holidays and getting OT for it Disconnect from Corp and store level on what’s even possible to get done with the hours being cut every year Bigger SQ FT stores struggle even more causes there’s more product and more space to keep filled up yet no extra hours Most days it’s just a cashier and manager during a shift running it all which Leads to longer wait times for customers and work not getting all done for the day

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Coram /CVS Healthcare
  • City
    Sacramento
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered