Cvs Pharmacy - Employee Relations

1088 of 1154 Cvs Pharmacy reviews

CVS/Pharmacy cares way to much about their fiscal year reports to the Wall Street Journal then anything else.They will cut hours and completely disrespect their employees.

Most of the time there is one Manager/Shift Manager and a cashier/clerk on duty in the front store and a pharmacist with one technician in the pharmacy. Not only does this mean they we work three or four people worth of work, but store ratings also go down. Customers are tired of waiting to be assisted, rung up, etc. And when these ratings go down, middle management blames line management and everyone under them.

Complete disrespect. Every employee is entitled to a 30 minute break if they are working 6+ hours where I work. Employees are not even allowed to leave the store for their break simply because there is only one other person working the front (manager/shift manager). Sometimes employees cannot even take breaks because of the amount of work presented, yet CVS will still cut the 30 minutes out of your pay check.

Also, the payroll system has messed up so many paychecks. I encourage everyone to count their hours beforehand and double check them on your checks because employees have been ripped off so many times.

And when we tell middle management all this, they simply say "That's not an excuse"...that should be CVS's new slogan!

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1088 of 1154 Cvs Pharmacy reviews

Nov 09, 2015 #1060962

I can vouche for all you say and more. 12+ year veteran of CVS and the last few years they have become an even more deplorable employer than ever. I developed a spinal disorder while working there. I gave the management full information on my minimal needs to be able to continue to work there. All they had to do wad not have me lift more than 15lbs, not have me do any jobs requiring me to bend over frequently, and that i get my government mandated brek so that i could take my medication. Sounds pretty reasonable right?
Nope, after several repeated incidents of making me lift too much and not allowing me breaks for medication i presented them with doctors notes basically telling them to cease and desist immediately. I also filed a complaint with cofrporate hr. I filed an additional 3 complaints in that year for continuing abuses (no breaks ect) i finally got fed up and reported the company to the americans with disabilities act enforcement with the justice department. When i told cvs i had reported them they "suspended" penpending "investigation". Guess what they fired me after a few weeks. I am pursuing federal and civil suits. Moral of the story do not work for nor spend ANY money at CVS ever! Dont give your hard earned money to those immoral bastards.

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May 14, 2014 #815344 Los Angeles, California, United States

A week before termination i had contacted Jim Meador Regional Loss Prevention Manager, I had mentioned him the situation of the store, and also Miss Portlock involved in theft still working there. First he shocked what i am talking about then he said do not get emotional, i will tell Joe Daniel dsitrict ssecurity to keep an eye on her. I sent him an email what he was talking, joe only comes once a week she already stole it. Few days after he told me Sarah Mangano stopped him, sent him an emial not to discuss this matter with me. :x :upset 8)

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May 04, 2014 #811776 League City, Texas, United States

I don't like our new pharmacist at my store. He had yell at me in front of customer,and alone. He will wait to fill c 2 until customer got there instead of time it was given to pick up.

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Apr 13, 2014 #804751 Los Angeles, California, United States

Dishonest employees always use this trick to protect their job, they call a person whom he or she knows for many years, support theft or illegal activities. It was always hard for me and new employees why these employees are doing things and not terminated. :? :? :? :?

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Apr 11, 2014 #804319 Los Angeles, California, United States

I was told by management, every one is after every one. seems like instead of pay attention to work, make progress they were looking for something. Companies can not progress if bad employees are there.

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Apr 11, 2014 #804318

I noticed that employees usually call district managers or union to resolve issue. I was surprised a couple of employees, who do not like to work, they steals bring coflicts, how come they were calling HR MANAGER. and why HR MANAGER was listening to them. Why do'nt they reslove issue with managers or district managers. HR comes after, seems like those worthless employees have more power than best employees and managers, making managers out if they do not like to work. :) 8)

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Nov 25, 2013 #747428

So this cvs specialty pharmacy I was contracted to work. I had this one cvs employee came up to me one day while I'm with the patient and started going crazy and threaten me several times. And what I did is walk out and just cry. The manager came got me and talk to me about what happened. But in the end they fired me! They didn't even talk to their own employee I requested to review the camera so they can see them self what their own employee did. But they didn't do anything and no reason of firing me!!! That is a shame on the company!!!! I decided to take it to legal and file a case against communication of threat and discrimination.....

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Nov 27, 2013 #748714

Very simiar story happened to me, they were scared to terminate an empoyee who threatened you of that employee must know their secretes or have connections with management.

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Mr. Truthful

Nov 16, 2013 #743463 Washington, District Of Columbia, United States

The people that run CVS run it like many other huge American corporations, they care only about their bonuses and raises. If it means stepping on the underlings to get to this promised land, then so be it. The pyramid effect is the modes operendi, whereby the store manager must take it more money than the prior year, so he, his boss, his boss's boss, etc. all get a share of the pie.
So if the cashiers and shift supervisors get hit with cut hours, or increased workload, as well as pharmacy people, than so be it. It matters not to the bosses. If employees leave, there are hundreds more in the waiting pool to take their place.
Whether the employees are super employees or just getting by, they will get a massive 2% yearly increase, meaning $6-7:00 per week, enough for 2 gallons of gas at current prices. Thus there is little reason to kill oneself for this company.

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Nov 03, 2013 #737177 Nashville, Tennessee, United States

I wrk for cvs and this is so true.we cant even keep a pic..they cut hoyrs and for a multi billion dollar company they are horrible to work for

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Mar 16, 2013 #623893

someboby took it upon themself to authorize a 3 month supply of my medicine. I can barely afford 1 month supply. Why do they call you in the daytime harrassing you? I work @ night and I don!t need to vexed in the daytime. Also, the pharmicist said that I didn!t have no refill on my med when 4 other meds were written on the same script had refills. They really need to get it together. :(

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Jan 30, 2013 #601321 Jackson, Tennessee, United States

Im 21 have been with cvs 2 years .i new my manager sucked but allwase respected him ...i was with a coworker eating one day after work weeen she asked me if i was *** i told her yes but i dont want alot knowing since i live in a small town in georgia ...well next day i got to work and my hrs was cut from 39 down to 12 hrs ......i asked my manager why he cut my hrs .he said he desided i wasent proud of my job so he thinks by cuting me down to 12hrs will help so i went back up front and no one would talk to me ...and on my time sheet someone put *** dude on it ...what should i do

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Sep 14, 2012 #542107

I found out i was pregnant and ended up with severe morning sickness so bad that i could stop to drive myself to work, and the days i could drive i was puking at work all day, they eventually sent me home and i had to got to the hospital because i was so dehydrated. they hire me as part time but i had been working full time hours for 7 months before i was pregnant. then I ended up getting sick from my daughter and couldnt got to work because i was sick and she was sick and she could not go to school or daycare. I wrote my district manager to let him know and he said not to worry about it. I had to let my store manager that i wouldn't be able to work after 6:30pm because i have to get up at 6:30am to get my daughter to school and i need to be home to get her ready and have dinner ready at a decent time. i told him that if he doesnt give me my full time hours i would have to have a set schedule becuase its $25.00 a day for child care and im only making 10.00/hr as a national certified tech (which is ***) and i can not afford to pay for child care if im not working. so i went to full time to 12.5hrs over night if that is being discriminated against i dont know what is.He was able to work around another part time employees hours cuz she worked a second job. apparently being a mom isnt a full time job.

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Sep 12, 2012 #541068

In most cases employees are right when they argue or not happy or feel comfort to work with bad employees. People catch you of your behaviour your anger, i learned you give these dishonest management chance to take action agaist you. Try to do it in descent way to report them.

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Sep 06, 2012 #538705

HR is responsible for hiring and firing, hiring uneducated not even high school managers , just to do load and stocking can cost the company. CVS managers does everything which on some poing is good. Education is important to run the store deal with managers , guide employees uneducated manager metality not scare to do illegal activities, not only themselves order other employees to do it can cost your company. If you know and you are not taking any action should cost your job . If you try to get rid of good employees to save those employees job can cost your company. its not only legally wrong also its a moral and ethical issue. Do not think or smile this person is gone all the problem solve , you are creating more problems. I know people are scared if they complain they never find another job. some one has to come forward and show the whole world. If not this world remains the same, dishonesty will never end which can internally damage the company. if you are positive and on right path i beleive there are certain employers in this world who better understand you.

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Aug 13, 2012 #528146

CVS will cut employee hours and expects one person to do the job of three people but then the company gets upset when our Triple S score goes down. The company only cares for themselves not the employees. I worked there for 3 years never called out and always showed up to work on time and with me being a considerate person and giving a 1 month notice all of a sudden they want to give me a raise and said they would put it in to effect so i get the raise, after noticing i never got a raise they just said it to keep me there i still went ahead and left the company like i said i would. Eight months later after quitting I received 2 old checks which should have been given to me when I left, I am still trying to get my 2 checks re-issued and have now learned it's all of CVS that sucks. People working payroll and HR keep giving me the run around on my checks. I wouldn't recommend working for CVS they are absolutely horrible to their employees! :(

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Jul 04, 2012 #507050

I usually don't have a problem with my local CVS, but today, of all days, I ran into an employee that wants to be "too much by the book" (the ones that annoy you when the rest of the staff knows you very well). For 6 long years, I've shopped at my nearby CVS for everything-from last minute groceries to hair products, and everybody knows me in there. Well, today I went in the store to get me a pack of cigarettes, and the employee wanted to be hard and ask for my id (note: nobody, with the exception of a few times, has never carded me for cigarettes-I'm usually only carded for purchasing a money order)and I thought it was mighty out of place for him to ask me that. Well, I didn't have it on me (normally I don't unless I'm getting a money order)because most of the time I don't need it in there, and all of a sudden, today I needed it because this *** wants to be by the book. So he refused to sell them to me (and I'm also a mystery shopper, so that WILL go against the store) and he was lucky that a few swear words didn't come out of my mouth. I went to another store without incident.

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May 10, 2013 #648894 Dayton, Ohio, United States

It is cvs policy to card a customer that looks younger than 30 yrs old. If they ate new they were just following what they were told. Give em time to know you then they will not ask you any more. Be nice the the newbees ,)

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Jun 10, 2013 #662600

showing ID for money orders is make sure customers don't buy over daily $$ limit that the agency in charge of MoneyGram allows.

They should just ask for your birthdate if you look over 27.

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Watchful Eye

Jun 30, 2012 #504875

Extreme Discriminatory Practices, Sexual Harassment, Discourtesy Treatment To Employees, Work Place Harassment, Management Theft, Retailiation On Employees For Blowing The Whistle On Employees By Store Management And Upper Level Management. This is Happening In The North East Part Of The United States. Calling The Ethics Is a Farce. They Tell Immeidate Management In Employees Direct Chain Of Command Who Made The Call and Complain On Their Direct Supervisor, Leading For Their Direct Supervisor To Retaliate Against That Complaining Employee. Calling The Corporate Office Does Not Solve The Problem Either. Seems As If They Join In On The Problem Siding With Upper Level Management. Potential Candidates, Do Not Work For This Company. Current Employees, Get Out While The Getting Is Good. It Is A Dead Job If You Are Not In The Clique. Current Employees Who Are Experiencing These Problems, Get A Labor Lawyer And Sue...... The Cochran Firm Specialize In This This Type Of Violations.

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