There is a leader in position that is destroying the team around them. They don’t have a lot of experience or understand any process. WAS lucky enough to have them in store once. Hope by next visit they are moved out or up. Originally from WAG they know nothing about CVS but somehow landed the role they did. Basically just spoke about what they did at WAG and provided zero benefit. Does not know how to talk to people, makes you and team feel like garbage sometimes uncomfortable and is not engaging at all. You can see other people around them know this but no one is doing anything. I didn’t feel like I got anything from them. Had previous visits and felt good about a plan or got something out of it. This person just had my head spinning and wondering what company I worked for and had to talk my team up after they walked out. Like my direct leader but feel bad they have to deal with that. Makes me NOT want to promote if that’s the leadership they are looking for.
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I worked there for many years and was adversely discriminated against in the following ways:
Executive Leader John Buckley, one time Chief Compliance Officer, blocked a promotion for my employee named L. H. because of his s-xual identity. I reported him to HR and Legal. I was later retaliated against, denied promotions and forced to leave after multiple public humiliation including removing my office to have me sit in the smallest cubicle, taking all work away and removing my team for me.
Most Recently Senior Director Raja Ramasamy of PMO repeatedly discriminated by race and age against me by passing over job assignments, ignoring my credentials, providing negative employee reviews that did not follow established CVS policies, paid me lower rates with less benefits, and no raise as retaliation as a Caucasian over 50 years old in favor of Indian coworkers resulting in emotional distress, negative financial effects, civil rights violations and having to quit the job.
Additionally my manager and my director BOTH hired relatives to their departments, in the first case a sister in law and second case the guy's wife, respectively. The sis in law had NO legitimate experience at all but was hired into a PM role just to line his wife's family pockets. Shocking. She was nice but completely useless!
I followed all internal policies and procedures to address these including emails to Larry J. Merlo, Jonathan C. Roberts. Eva Boratto. and Christine Fitzgerald to no avail and things only got worse so I left.
CVS is fraught with crooked people who have no ethics and management that has none either.
Even Target side has some c-appy upper management. Listened to an RD talk more about WAG and they seemed to know nothing about Cvs. I’m sure they love their input and knowledge base!
The dLs are ok mostly in ALa , only couple are jerks, the DLs admit they couldn’t and wouldn’t run a store or work as a pharmacist in the current climate. 3 of them have even said they are not happy.
And 5 of the 9 haven’t got a clue . They admit it .
Denver leadership is the same....no one knows what they are doing and they have chased out any Store Managers that were good, DM and TSM just try to cover their own a**
Same sh–ty leadership problem in Charleston and Myrtle Brach Sc . Entire region a Fing drain on company profits
The culture at CVS needs changing. The leadership is the problem. They appreciate nothing except when it sounds good to their boss.
Sounds like a division one hire. Brings nothing from WAG but “holistic views” and engagement nightmares. Keep up the great screening process.
The guy in Washington fits the description
Agreed on these comments. I know someone with a proven track record at CVS of leadership...true leadership...that got results and they wanted to promote but got passed over while Pharmacy managers were being promoted with no proven leadership results. Several senior leaders seem to have lost their ability to assess talent.
Leadership in Columbia Sc is a pure joke . Good old kiss a$$ promotion process
I actually had two Pharmacist DLs ( who never managed an actual store) try to tell me how to do truck as well hahaha....I looked at them and Laughed
Typical story. Some know it all comes from outside and is handed a upper management position they are not qualified for. That person tells you how good they thought they were at their last job but really they just needed to go somewhere else because they were failing before. Meanwhile there are probably people are already with CVS who could do a better job but won't get the chance because CVS is run by the buddy system.
My dl is a complete jerk. She is a pharmacist who knows nothing about the front store but acts like she knows it all. Tried to tell me the right way to unload totes when she hasn't unloaded a truck in her life. Condescending is a requirement for dl.
Unfortunately there are alot of higher-ups at cvs that are not very nice people. I feel like mean and overbearing is a job requirement in order to be a DL or above at cvs.