CVS Pharmacy Interview Questions & Tips

How to Get a Job at CVS

Always hiring new and motivated associates, CVS regularly needs workers to staff store locations throughout the United States. Areas of employment include retail store, pharmacy, distribution, and corporate.

Interview processes vary greatly for each department, and the company conducts structured interviews specially tailed for each job title.

The pharmacy retailer usually uses an in-person interview to evaluate a candidate.

For entry-level store jobs, interviews are typically held one on one with hiring managers. Upper-level jobs in management and corporate services are often held in panel format.

Typical Questions Asked

In-person interviews usually last between 20 and 30 minutes in length.

Committed to a fair evaluation process, CVS generally keeps interview questions straightforward and avoids trick questions. Basic interview questions almost all interviewees need to answer include:

  • "Tell me about your experience."
  • "What characteristics are necessary in a CVS employee?"
  • What are your three strengths?
  • What are your weaknesses?
  • "Why do you want this position?"

Sales-related jobs often require applicants to answers additional behavioral questions regarding customer service.

Management job hopefuls typically need to answer questions about leadership and goal setting.

Pharmacy technicians may need to take computerized assessments after interviews.

Phone Interviews

Sometimes held prior to in-person interviews, CVS occasionally conducts phone interviews with interested applicants. Phone interviews tend to last only a few minutes. Generally, interviewers look for interest in the job, communication skills, and availability. Prior to calls, applicants should make sure to brush up on phone interview skills. When the call comes, applicants should find a quiet places to carry out phone interviews.

Proper Preparation Is Key

Applicants need to come to CVS interviews ready to make lasting impressions. Before the interview, applicants should prepare by studying the company history, products and services offered, and company culture. For further preparation, applicants should practice answering basic interview questions and come up with some questions to ask interviewers. Once prepared, applicants should go into the job interview dressed in professional clothing.

Setting Yourself Apart

Positive attitudes, energetic personalities, and a genuine interest in the potential job opportunity greatly benefit workers during the hiring process. As a retail company, CVS looks to hire workers with sound customer service skills. Whenever possible, applicants should discuss any attributes that may set them ahead of other candidates. Choice topics to bring up include earning good grades in school and past successes with following directions and exceeding benchmarks.

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  • angel ballard says:

    would i be able to work with this company if i have not completed high school but still enrolled

  • gilfish says:

    If you have good grades, I would mention that. CVS like people that are smart and dedicated. Be sure to be on time. That is my job and interview tip for CVS it worked for me.

  • Ricky says:

    I think you can work there while still in high school, you just need to be 16 or older.

  • Gray J. Yan says:

    What kind of questions do they ask you during the interview? and I intend to wear a suit for the interview, would a suit be too much?

  • Deborah Ellis says:

    Does anyone know how to apply to cvs because I can’t get past the first on the online application? D Ellis

  • shamika says:

    how can i get a job at cvs in arcadia fl and thes isnt any applications avaliable here.

  • nicki says:

    i want to work there but how much do they pay us

  • Liz says:

    Do they require a drug test?

  • ARJAY says:

    OH im waiting for my 2nd interview here wish me luck. I really want to work at CVS.. More POWER to CVS..!!!
    Thank you Ms. Marissa for the interview and the time that you spent in my first interview. Godbless.!! 🙂

  • tedros says:

    I have applied for a job 3 weeks and no call no answer how i know if i did r dont get job

    • Mayra says:

      I applied almost two months ago and just got a call for an interview. Just make sure to check up on your application status.

  • Lenny says:

    How long does it usually take to get a call from CVS? After how long should you assume that you didn’t get the job?

    • Kay says:

      a store manager called me the day after I did the online job try out test.

  • Francis says:

    Espero mi entrevista ya que quiero trabajar :)¿Qué tipo de preguntas tiene que hacer durante la entrevista? y tengo la intención de llevar un traje para la entrevista, sería un traje demasiado?

  • Elizabeth says:

    Hi, I applied for CVS about a week ago and a half ago and I was just wondering when I should be expecting a call from them about whether or not they’re interested in an interview. Any info would be helpful, thanks. 🙂 -Chelle

  • Nate says:

    I just applied multiple times online. CVS finally called me up. I already had one interview with them. I have a second going on today. I will keep you informed.

  • Tamirat z says:

    I know CVS is one of the greatest companies in U.S. I am ready to work with them and also need to say “our company” working with a wonderful staff. Tomorrow I am ready to go for an interview and will succeed and wishing that it is a right place.

  • Adele Fisher says:

    Very good information, that will help me, when I am called in for my interview.

  • Julieta E. Abella says:

    I would like to work as cashier at CVS Pharmacies at the newly established store in Van Nuys corner Burbank Blvd, Sherman Oaks. I live just across the store location. I am a college graduate of commerce education and willing to learn the position I desired. I hope you will consider my application. Thank you.

  • shalissa taylor says:

    if you are in 8th grade and your the birthday is in about 4 to 5 months will CVS still accept the application?.

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