Medco Health

  www.express-scripts.com
  www.express-scripts.com

Medco Health Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
228 Reviews
2.7
228 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Pharmacist in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Staff Pharmacist in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    compensation, thats about it. cant think of anything else

    Cons

    constant performance management for unrealistic goals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    as medco was good. you were a person/

    Cons

    express killed the company you became a #

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Continuous exercise in bringing order and process to a deliberate disorganization

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Franklin Lakes, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Franklin Lakes, NJ

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

    Pros

    Exposure 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    It was great while it lasted. Obamacare put a strain on the market and flushed out the weaker companies.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Architect
    Former Employee - Applications Architect

    I worked at Medco Health full-time (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
  6. 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 (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
  7.  

    sr applications architect

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an 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
  8.  

    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 (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.

  9.  

    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 (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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacist
    Current Employee - Pharmacist

    I have been working at Medco Health full-time (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
  11.  

    Good working experience

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good salary, concerned about employees

    Cons

    Medco was bought out by Express Scripts

    No opinion of CEO

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