Medco Health
3.1 of 5 223 reviews
www.express-scripts.com Saint Louis, MO 5000+ Employees

Medco Health Reviews

Updated Jun 26, 2014
Medco Health – Portland – “office”

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3.1 223 reviews

                             

17% Approve of the CEO

Medco Health CEO George Paz

George Paz

(35 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "You can work from home or go into the office - this is the best and probably only perk"
    in 28 reviews
  • "Ability to work at home can help with work/life balance issues"
    in 15 reviews
Cons:
  • "There are a lot of politics and there is no such thing as work life balance"
    in 19 reviews
  • "Looks like Express Scripts is just another low-wage job in a company that hands out jobs in Manilla"
    in 16 reviews
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    Medco had a fantastic priority of innovative patient care first.

    Pharmacist (Former Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    ProsA patient advocate felt very at home in Medco, and quality work was always the most important.

    ConsMedco threw money around, leading to a devastating merger.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDoesn't matter now...all the management is gone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    customer service

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)
    Irving, TX

    Prosalways had different catering companies everyday of the week so there was no need to go out for lunch.

    great benefits

    Consemployees were treated like lab rats

    very small cubicles

    co-workers were very ghetto

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Satisfying no more

    Customer Service Representative/PCA (Current Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    ProsUnionized, good pay and benefits

    Conssold to a company that was smaller and not up to the challenge of integrating ALL the processes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more time on getting EVERYTHING set before taking on new client processes.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company, a bit stressful

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)
    Dublin, OH

    ProsStarting salary was $13/hour. Many opportunities for advancement. Ability to work from home. Supervisors were approachable. Upper management was accessible and cared about associates.

    ConsLong interview process, multiple interviews over several days. Lack of consistency and nowhere to find answers to some questions. Some stress over sending the wrong medication to customers, this is a big deal. Although the starting pay was high, after first review at the end of the year, we only received a .20¢ pay raise for the next year.The training ended at 5pm so we got caught in rush hour on the way home.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShorten the interview process and create an employee development plan.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    initially, great.... company bought out, then merged, then spun off, ....big pharma made it a miserable place to work

    Staff Pharmacist (Former Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    Proscompensation, thats about it. cant think of anything else

    Consconstant performance management for unrealistic goals

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits, nice work colleagues

    ConsShift work and outlook of company

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees as humans and not as disposable assets

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    was good for many years when express took over went down hill fast

    Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)
    Las Vegas, NV

    Prosas medco was good. you were a person/

    Consexpress killed the company you became a #

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Continuous exercise in bringing order and process to a deliberate disorganization

    IT Professional (Current Employee)
    Franklin Lakes, NJ

    ProsExposure to a wide cross-section of technologies created an unparalleled opportunity for personal growth; survival with one's mental health improved one's ability to be successful in the wider world of work outside Medco.

    ConsAn extremely stressful environment to work in. Job uncertainty was deliberately telegraphed to cow workers into compliance with haphazard upper management decisions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is no advice that would be heeded by upper management. As soon as David Snow walked in, the culture changed from developing long-term success of the core business of Medco, to enhancing stock prices on a quarterly basis, for the benefit of upper management, which culminated in boon for them when they finally were able to be acquired by Express Scripts.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It was great while it lasted. Obamacare put a strain on the market and flushed out the weaker companies.

    Applications Architect (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat pay and work life balance

    ConsBig corporate mentality. The board and leadership team made out well. The workers were expendable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour people are the key to successful business.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior Applications Architect (Former Employee)
    Franklin Lakes, NJ

    Prosgood environment, nice people and good benefits

    Consworks on weekends, endless monthly releases

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's acquired by Express Scripts and it's very different now.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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