Medco Health Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
229 Reviews

2.6
229 Reviews
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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)

  • Since Express Scripts took over this place went down hill fast (in 17 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Medco was great before it was bought out by Express Scripts - Laid of w/o notice

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    Former Employee - Coverage Review Prior Authorization Representative  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Coverage Review Prior Authorization Representative in Irving, TX

    I worked at Medco Health full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, month once, co-workers, open door policy, union and of course pay!!

    Cons

    Bought by Express lay-off, pay cuts, benefit cuts and now the are posting for our jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Medco had it right

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    Former Employee - Applications Architect
    Former Employee - Applications Architect

    I worked at Medco Health full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great pay and work life balance

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your people are the key to successful business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    sr applications architect

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    Former Employee - Senior Applications Architect  in  Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Architect in Franklin Lakes, NJ

    I worked at Medco Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good environment, nice people and good benefits

    Cons

    works on weekends, endless monthly releases

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's acquired by Express Scripts and it's very different now.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very education and life learning experience

    Current Employee - Patient Care Advocate  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Patient Care Advocate in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Medco Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The information I obtained while working at Medco is something I can use for life time. I have used this information to help others and will continue to do so.

    Cons

    Sometimes the training and informaition recieved was after the fact, causing frustration on workers as well as customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See it from our side sometimes.

  6.  

    Was a great company

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    Former Employee - Director Information Technology  in  Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Former Employee - Director Information Technology in Franklin Lakes, NJ

    I worked at Medco Health full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good people, fast pace, salary and benefits were very good

    Cons

    Expected multitasking lead to confusion and at times compromised productivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wish you did not merge with ESI. Environment at ESI is not a happy and healthy one.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Medco was fine. Express scripts is like working at a factory.

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    Current Employee - Pharmacist
    Current Employee - Pharmacist

    I have been working at Medco Health full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Can't think of anything. Other than its nice to still have a job. I clock in and I clock out. And I'm not expected to work overtime. So work life balance is good. My job rarely keeps me from other activities.

    Cons

    Not professionally directed. More like a factory. Lacking the correct focus as it relates to the practice of pharmacy. Senior management lacks pharmacy professionals. The medical benefits are terrible. You can't afford to be sick or be on disability. Having a baby well you better save up!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incorporate more people that are pharmacy professionals in your management structure. Show more respect for the practice of pharmacy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good working experience

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    Former Employee - Director of Reimbursement
    Former Employee - Director of Reimbursement

    I worked at Medco Health full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, good salary, concerned about employees

    Cons

    Medco was bought out by Express Scripts

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    ww

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at Medco Health full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I have worked there for 5 + years. The benefits and pay structure was generous when I first started working there such as bonuses, insurance and education.

    Cons

    I have worked there for 5 + years. The benefits and pay structure was generous when I first started working there. Over the last 2 years, most benefits have been cut by 75% and everyone is micromanaged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people for what they contribute.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Way too many layers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin Lakes, NJ

    I worked at Medco Health as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Worked with some great people

    Cons

    Upper management was out of touch (or didn't seem to care) about employees, only their own pockets. (Yeah, yeah, typical corporation.) I left before they became part of ESI. Can you say "anti-trust"?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are your best assets and your best PR. Treat 'em right!

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Very good job, Steady, Great pay, Good Co-workers.

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    Former Employee - Front Soba Associate  in  Fairfield, OH
    Former Employee - Front Soba Associate in Fairfield, OH

    I worked at Medco Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great co-workers, Bonus yearly at least 2%, Great opportunities for career advancement, Great company to work for. Definitely booming business in healthcare and pharmacy operations.

    Cons

    Somethings seemed repetitive. Too much management at the time, since changed for better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay raise more often, maybe quarterly reviews

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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