AmerisourceBergen

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AmerisourceBergen Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
48 Reviews
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AmerisourceBergen President & CEO Steven Collis
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48 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Attractive enviornment; good benefits; tools provided to be successful in job (in 23 reviews)

  • Great benefits - you accrue 20 days of PTO per year in your first year (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance and pay is average for the market place (in 9 reviews)

  • Uunreasonable salary, long hours mandatory weeke without pay or compensation if you are salary (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    Misleading

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AmerisourceBergen

    Pros

    They offer free coffee, tea and soda.

    Cons

    High Turnover rates and they do not have proper IT equipment to perform without glitches,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Request that an overhaul be done with IT equipment.

  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Horrendous treatment of warehouse employees and outright bullying by supervisors

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooks, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooks, KY

    I have been working at AmerisourceBergen (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    the pay is good. the time time off is excellent. and people will always need drugs so this company is just going to get bigger and bigger, so job security is a plus.

    Cons

    ( I would give negative stars if I could!)

    You will need all 4 weeks of the time off in order to recuperate from the long hours ( 10 - 13 hr days if you work 8 hour shifts and 12 -14.5 hours if you are on the 4 day a week 10 hour shift) and mental exhaustion you will experience here. you will see explicit favoritism and may be bullied in front of your coworkers by supervisors. your HIPPA rights are violated by supervisors telling your medical issues to your coworkers when you miss work and HR will take the supervisors side against you. You can be falling down with fever and supervisors will walk past and ask "are we having fun yet?" even when it is obvious that you are extremely unwell. Your coworkers will be the ones to watch to make sure you dont collapse even after they have reported to a supervisor that you are very sick. Then when the you can no longer stand and you DO collapse your coworkers will carry you out of the warehouse. You will not be safe to drive home but you just hope you make it.

    When they add more and more work you will suffer exhaustion and sleep depravity. likely to have accidents or make errors and since this is a pharmaceutical warehouse you have to make 99.97% accuracy.... We were told that fatigue was "NO EXCUSE FOR ERRORS!" ( Unless your supervisor likes you ALOT *wink, wink* , then you can make all you like and you will never be written up) There was a man that had a heart attack when i was there but didnt want to leave to go to the hospital because he didnt want to get points on hos attendence (It was MONDAY!! 5Thats POINTS!) there was another man taken out of there on two different occasions from exhaustion ( he typically worked 60 hours per week) a lady had a head-on collision after several 14 hour days and she had told people she was feeling unsafe to drive.

    you will be screwed out of almost every bonus..you can work longer hours and the work load will double and they will still say you didnt make the projectated goals... goals set so high they know you wont make them. and then they will tell you that its isnt your fault...the goals were over estimated , that clients who said they were going to sign decided not to and other clients left the company. so it wasnt your fault, ( and it wasnt, there was NOTHING you could have done to in anyway make a difference in this)---but they still arent giving you your bonus.

    This is a pharmacutical warehouse and your day is not over until the last box is on the last truck. do not think you have a "quitting time". you will stay until they allow you to leave so you best have a babysitter that lives with you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate people who work hard for you and show up everyday for years without ever calling in. when they are ill and have to call in on a monday issue points on a case to case basis. NOT an automatic 5 points for a monday call in--if someone has never called in in 3, 4 or 5 years then realize that they MUST BE SICK! Ive worked WITH A DRS NOTE saying not to work because i went to the dr at 4 pm on a sunday but i would still have gotten 5 points if i called in even with that note. . RECOGNIZE if someone calls in 24 hours in advance its likely they did it because they know they dont want to come in on a monday ( mondays suck and people know it and they know if they call 24 hours in advance they are off the hook. notice those that repeatedly abuse the system rather than punishing those that cant avoid missing work on a monday once in 3 years!) MOST of the time you arent going to know 24 hrs in advance if you will feel better by 9:30 am or your condition may worsen during the night...and you cant predict getting food poisoning on sunday night and who are you going to call on a sunday morning anyway?

    Heres a suggestion for you: When you have made $100 BILLION dollars in revenue dont give your employees a cake with that on it the same day you tell them they arent getting their bonus AGAINNNNN!! It shows exactly how little you care about the people working 14 hour shifts for you....also dont tell them that that you bought them pizza to celebrate but limit it to 2 slices and give them a cookie THAT YOU MAKE THEM SIGN FOR!!! (Who keeps a cookie manifest??? you cheap bastards!) I would give you a negative star on this site if I could!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Misleading, Not fulfilling

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reimbursement Counselor in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Reimbursement Counselor in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at AmerisourceBergen full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Pay is somewhat OK for the redundant work load
    -It's a job....

    Cons

    -Everything

    -Everything

    If you are truly interested in staying in the medical field, this is not the company for you. This is simply a distribution center for drugs distributed by Bayer. Depending on which drug team you're on, your work flow is different. The facility is nice. The environment is soooooo elementary. Instead of worrying about productivity, they care what time u go to the bathroom and whether or not you cell phone is visible on your desk I was told I was being interviewed for a reimbursement counselor position...even in the interview, i was given the description of such. LIES. Absolutely not....I was told the only real reimbursement counselors for my particular department are stationed in Texas & that i would just be taking inbound calls placing orders for whichever of the two drugs they wanted. Legit sitting in a cubicle all day placing "McDonald-like" orders. I wish I would've stayed where I was, I only came here thinking this would be a career heighten-er...wrong..now an 1 1/2 hr commute, & a pb&j from being in elementary school...i am so dissatisfied. I have written to HR, my concerns have not been addressed. I am so nervous to address management directly until I have another door open- soon hopefully- I'm stuck here to be unhappy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update your job description
    The daily responsibilities of everyone in the department have absolutely nothing to do with the role of a reimbursement counselor....this is a distribution center, and you need to solicite DISTRIBUTION REPS...or a more suitable base...you're tricking over qualified people into doing your bottom of the barrel work & placing them in a call center! not okay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    The NRC is VERY unorganized and poorly run

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Buyer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Buyer in Eden Prairie, MN

    I worked at AmerisourceBergen full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, get to go home every day at 4 and no expectation to work from home.

    Cons

    Very poorly run, no room to grow and any desire to grow your career is a waste of time. Says a lot about a department when 7 people leave in a matter in a matter of 3 months. Leaders at corporate need to open their eyes to what is going on at the NRC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have an HR presence and open your eyes to what is going on at the NRC, when 7 people leave in a department of 15 or so in a matter of months, something is wrong and should be looked at.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Is sucks they don't care about people

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Romeoville, IL
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Romeoville, IL

    I worked at AmerisourceBergen full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    No good reasons they don't care if get hurt they don't want to deal with injuries...

    Cons

    I learn how to become a packer....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers are suck also human resources don't care...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    HORRIBLE WORK EXPERIENCE

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Order Filler in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Order Filler in Sugar Land, TX

    I worked at AmerisourceBergen full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The coworkers, family environment among the coworkers only. Management doesnt care. cant think of anything else. Besides that two

    Cons

    Management, so unorganized, long, long, long hours. Sometime work until 5:30, 6 am come in at 3pm. Spring last minute changes on you. Expect you to work regardless of other obligations. Seen 5 people quit in one day. Some people work 12 hrs no lunch or break, while Operations Supervisors and Managers do nothing. Poor place fo work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Stay Away From the NRC!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Buyer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Buyer in Eden Prairie, MN

    I worked at AmerisourceBergen

    Pros

    Good work life balance, guaranteed to be done at 4pm everyday and not have to take your work home with you. Also, 20 days off in first year. If you are a yes man, this is the place for you!

    Cons

    There are absolutely no career advancement opportunities unless it is a in role promotion i.e buyer 1, 2 and if you are promoted, it is kept on the low down. The culture and technology is embarrassing to the point that EVERY report is still printed and you will have to sacrifice your first born to have anything emailed or done via the internet. If you want to further your career or learn anything besides being told what to do, please look elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no HR, no view to the company outside of the NRC except what your director decides to tell you. Which in most cases, is nothing. No exit interviews and no chance of raising any concerns past the VP.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience was coming from a detailed, organized company to an entirely different set of standards.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Valley Forge, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Valley Forge, PA

    I have been working at AmerisourceBergen

    Pros

    I liked it that the supervisors didnt micromanage and there were some genuinely unique and friendly, funny people there.

    Cons

    There was little, if any direction from Ditrectors, Project managers. It seemed like there was a lot of infancy in this company and anyone coming in expecting a world class business technique or model may find there is a lot lacking,.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be organized in creating a model of expectations while creating projects. Take time to get to know the strengths of the people who are working for you. Don't engage in sophomoric talk during meetings and act less like you are in high school. I actually witnessed Directors who asked peers within a group how other members of the group were working out and then used those conversations as a way to determine what was being accomplished by the employee, like I said very "High School' behaviors in place and they need to end that practice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dumb People, Low Wages

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AmerisourceBergen

    Pros

    Plenty of jobs to go around.

    Cons

    Culture, culture, culture. The culture is not one of "excellence", but more along the lines of "well, somebody's gotta do this job", which aligns perfectly to the company's business model. C-level employees are not in touch with their workers. Fortune 25 company does not have a cafeteria for employees, or work-out facilities. Very low-margin attitude that matches its low-margin business model. Zero enthusiasm or passion. Leadership and imagination is lacking at President and VP levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change HQ office to Center City, Philadelphia, instead of the ghetto of Conshohocken. Increase pay to at least the industry-average. Recruit smarter people at lower levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    As a supervisor expect to work 60-75 hrs per week an be two feet in the operation. Great company with a lot of up side.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Suwanee, GA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Suwanee, GA

    I worked at AmerisourceBergen full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The company values there associates and does a lot to engage the diverse cultures they have within the building. Plan on getting feed at least 3 times a month. You learn to wear lots of hats.

    Cons

    The systems fails often whether on the corporate level or internal level. Having said that expect to work 15-18 hr days on the regular. Family and quality of life suffers the most!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The bonus program is good for both hourly and salary associates. Personal growth is limited due to being too involved the the day to day operation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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