CVS Health Careers Company Culture

Make an impact every day. At CVS Health, we are joined in a common purpose: helping people on their path to better health. We are working to transform health care through innovations that make quality care more accessible, easier to use, less expensive and patient-focused. Working together and organizing around the individual, we are pioneering a new approach to total health that puts people at the heart.

Workforce Initiatives: Join a company where everyone can thrive.

To support our company’s growth, we focus on attracting and equipping diverse talent within all divisions of CVS Health. We have an entire team of colleagues dedicated to ensuring that youth, mature workers, veterans, and individuals with disabilities have a place within our company. Our Workforce Initiatives team partners with state and federal workforce agencies to provide employment services and training to underserved communities. They’ve helped thousands of people access meaningful employment opportunities. We also work with schools, churches, universities, faith-based and community organizations to hire people with diverse backgrounds.

You know you’re remarkable, and so do we. Come join a company where everyone can thrive. We’ll help you reach your full potential as you focus on helping people on their path to better health.

Now hiring pharmacy technicians in your community

CVS Pharmacy’s 60,000 Pharmacy Technicians are the first point of contact for patients visiting our retail locations. As a CVS Health Pharmacy Technician you will use your knowledge and skill to help thousands of people get the medications they need to improve their health. To learn more about the different kinds of Pharmacy Technician roles, and other current openings, select from the dropdown below.

Our Apprenticeship Story

CVS Health was the first employer to launch a Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship program for pharmacy technicians in 2005 and retail store management (2008). Since then, CVS Health, increased its occupations of apprenticeship training to include Pharmacy Technician for our Prescription Benefits Management (PBM business 2016) and Logistics Supervisor (2017). We have more than 11,000 apprentices in 20 states, with the top locations being Michigan and South Carolina.

Here are standard requirements we seek in a candidates background, and their ability to obtain a technician trainee license from the state.


Education – High school diploma or equivalent
Registered Pharmacy Technician in the State of Arizona or a Pharmacy Technician in Training with the Arizona Board of Pharmacy license (with signed addendum letter).

Attention and Focus – The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted

Customer Service Orientation – Actively look for ways to help people, and do so in a friendly manner
Notice and understand customers’ reactions, and respond appropriately

Communication Skills – Use and understand verbal and written communication to interact with customers and colleagues
Actively listening by giving full attention to what others are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times

Mathematical Reasoning – The ability to use math to solve a problem, such as calculating day’s supply of a prescription
Problem Resolution – Is able to judge when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong; recognizing there is a problem
Choosing the best course of action when faced with a complex situation with several available options

What you need to know from the AZ State Board of Pharmacy:

Is a Pharmacy Technician license required? Yes, the State Board of Pharmacy in Arizona requires pharmacy technicians to obtain a license before working in a pharmacy. This licensure requirement is unique to the State of Arizona.

Arizona Pharmacy Technician Licensure Requirements:

  • You have to be a citizen or a legal resident of the United States
  • You must possess a High School Diploma or the equivalent.
  • A written application requesting a Pharmacy Technician registration must be submitted to the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy
  • If you have any misdemeanor or felony charges, it must be stated in the application form.
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Celebrating over 300k diverse employees

Diversity touches every aspect of our business. Every day we seek out and implement new solutions from colleagues from all walks of life. We believe that for our business to thrive, our workforce must reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. And all of our colleagues must feel empowered to succeed. We work hard to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace, accepting of all employees who bring unique perspectives.

Careers for Veterans and military spouses

“The military has an ethos that is grounded in purpose-driven service that’s bigger than the individual. The same holds true for us at CVS Health. You can talk to colleagues in any part of our business and they will be able to articulate our company’s purpose. Working here provides an opportunity for service members and military spouses to continue to serve, just in a civvies.”

– David Casey, Vice President, Workforce Strategies and Chief Diversity Officer at CVS Health. US Marine Corps Veteran

Colleague Resource Groups (CRGs)

CVS Health has 15 Colleague Resource Groups (CRGs) with more than 23,000 colleagues across all states and Puerto Rico. These groups represent a wide variety of professional, cultural and personal interests. Colleague Resource Groups set us apart as an organization. As one of the largest employers in the United States, it’s important to offer programs that help our employees develop and grow professionally, while also providing the opportunity to connect with one another through a particular affinity, culture or perspective.

Total Rewards at CVS Health

Our Total Rewards philosophy is straightforward—provide competitive pay and benefits and a fulfilling work experience that help attract and retain talented colleagues and engage them in our journey to transform health care.

Our Total Rewards are made up of four key components—compensation programs, health benefits, financial benefits and time away from work. Additionally, our My Well-being program offers personalized and holistic support. health. We hope you’ll join our team as we continue our purpose of helping people on their path to better health.

Our health care benefits are designed to offer quality, affordable care that’s flexible to meet a range of individual needs. This includes Medical and Prescription coverage, Dental and Vision coverage, Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs), Employee Assistance Plan, Life and accident insurance coverage, and Disability coverage.

Our financial benefits provide support if you’re planning for big life events, looking for ways to save money each day or trying to manage your finances. This includes a 401(k) plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Colleague Discount Program, Educational support and more.

Time away, whether to enjoy some down time or to tend to personal obligations, is important to overall well-being. This includes Holidays, myTime: vacation, sick and personal days, Paid Parental Leave, and more.

We are proud to offer a personalized and holistic well-being program that supports all elements of our Total Rewards, helps you improve and maintain health and provides resources across six central dimensions. CVS Health has Six Dimensions of Well-being: Character strengths,Emotional health, Physical health, Social connectedness, Purpose, and Financial Security.

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