How to get a job at

CVS

At CVS Health, they share a clear purpose: helping people on their path to better health. Through their health services, plans and community pharmacists, they’re pioneering a bold new approach to total health. Making quality care more affordable, accessible, simple and seamless, to not only help people get well, but help them stay well in body, mind and spirit.

What

CVS

Looks For

CVS strives to create a fast-paced corporate culture to support their pharmacy services. They want people who are self-starters so you should be comfortable taking on your own work with little direct oversight.

History of

CVS

CVS Pharmacy is currently the largest pharmacy chain in the United States. Prescription drugs, health items, paper goods, and convenience store goods are their primary revenue sources. It was founded in Lowell, Mass. in 1956 as the Consumer Value Store. Originally part of a holding company, it spun off into CVS Pharmacy in 1996.

Quick Facts

Entry-level careers:
Data / Analytics
Engineering
Finance
Human Resources / People / Talent
IT/IS
Research & Development
Corporate Strategy & Partnerships
Design (UI/UX)
Legal / Public Policy
Marketing
Operations
Sales / Account Management
Supply Chain / Logistics
industries
Healthcare
Retail
office locations
Greater Chicago
Greater Pittsburgh
Greater Dallas
Greater Providence
Greater Phoenix
2019 Revenue:
$256.776B

CVS

Internship Programs

CVS Internship Programs

These programs can be divided into two distinct groups, professional internships and corporate internships. Both the retail management and pharmacy internships have specific requirements, with pharmacy requiring the applicant to be undergoing a pharmacy grad program. For retail management you should have either CVS store or other professional retail experience. The corporate management side is like any other internship program, with the majority of recruits still pursuing a bachelor's degree.

Types of Internships:

  • Corporate Strategy & Partnerships
  • Data/Analytics
  • Design (UI/UX)
  • Finance
  • Human Resources/People/Talent
  • IT/IS
  • Legal/Public Policy
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Sales/Account Management
  • Supply Chain/Logistics

Internship Info

Number of interns (2019):
Preferred education level:
Pursuing a bachelor's degree, in graduate school, or transitioning careers
Perks:
  • College Tuition Reimbursement
  • Student Loan Debt Repayment

CVS

Interview Process

1. Phone Interview with a Hiring Manager

In this initial phone call with a hiring Manager, expect to go over your resume, as well as anytime you’ve encountered a difficult project.

2. Interview with the manager in the division you applied to

In this interview be prepared for more technical questions related to your role.

How to Prepare

Use your network

Reach out to your alumni network and see if they can offer you insight into CVS and the interview process

Do your research

Do research on CVS, such as their culture, current projects, company goals, etc.

Practice makes perfect

The positions are very competitive to get, so doing your research and preparing for behavioral-type questions is imperative.

Common Interview Questions at

CVS

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