Omnicare Reviews

Updated September 24, 2014
Updated September 24, 2014
170 Reviews
2.4
170 Reviews
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Nitin Sahney
5 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • I heard the benefits are good, but I haven't used them yet (in 6 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits are pretty good compared to retail (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • no room for advancement whatsoever (in 6 reviews)

  • Bad management, low pay, lots of favoritism, demands overtime and unprofessional environment (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Typical Corporate America

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Big company if you like that. Health benefits are good. They pay for parking in downtown Cincy if you work at HQ. Depending on your management, there's a chance for you to move departments to find what you want to be when you grow up.

    Cons

    Pay is below average. Dealing with the stigma Omnicare has built for itself. Layoffs about once a year, with everyone left to pick up all the slack with no appreciation, help, acknowledgement, support. Very underwhelming recognition for accomplishments, job well done, working hard, going above and beyond. Communication stinks at all levels. Processes are pathetic for such a large company. Raises are sad. Omnicare consistently succeeds despite itself. It's all very typical large corporate company stuff...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication. Better feedback...how are we supposed to do our jobs and how will we know when we've done a good job or not? Better recognition. Even if things aren't going well...say so, acknowledge it.

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

    Very concerned about their Patients well being; and willing to research the possibilities to help them in every way.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Omnicare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The positive working for Omnicare / Advanced Care Scripts provides the ability to learn in the health industry. Having the opportunities to help different patients on numerous different levels.

    Cons

    The Hourly rate for Customer Service representatives could be better. Especially when the representatives consistently have to learn about new medications, processes, protocols, insurance plans, co-pay assistance programs. Working for a company who understands or knows the worth of their customer service representatives could or would make office moral better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just take a look at everything Customer Service Representatives have to learn in order to present the Core Values of Omnicare.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Challenging time - company in the midst of a transformation

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Omnicare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Experience, new management, Fortune 500 experience

    Cons

    Antiquated systems, old guard still present in pockets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quickly push the new strategy and culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    No loyalty to long term employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Omnicare full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people that I directly worked with were wonderful. In the beginning, it was a very good company to work for and the software design was excellent.

    Cons

    Low pay, new structure and new management did not care about loyal employees who had been there for 14 plus years. Morale down in office. Worry of outsourcing and RIF's.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Don't get trapped working here. (King of Prussia )

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician  in  King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Pharmacy Technician in King of Prussia, PA

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

    Pros

    Lots of overtime, nothing else

    Cons

    Low pay, no room for advancement, company, lot of work for low pay, management/supervisor are unprofessional, company do not care about their employees, you can work your a** out but don't get no appreciation, only earn up to 1% yearly raise

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    pharmacy technician

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Omnicare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    two 15 min breaks one 30 min break, plenty of PTO, multiple shifts to choose from.

    Cons

    work-life balance, management always clash with each other so it never seems organized. there is no such thing as leadership in at this facility and a lot of favoritism , either they do not care or dont believe in communication. there is no place for advancement. no fault point system, if i crash, its still a point. ridiculous

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too much too even care to list

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Potential to do great things

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Omnicare

    Pros

    The company is in a great industry with tremendous upside. Healthcare industry in prescription drugs with a population with aging demographics. Everyone has an opportunity to make an impact to improve the operations of the company to the benefit of employees and shareholders. The company has made great strides but it happens with fits and starts and is not consistently maintained.

    Cons

    The company has been challenged to overcome prior management's running of the company and the demons of the past 2000 - 2009. The technology systems and primary applications are severely outdated and investments in new technologies have yet to make an impact. Constant change in leadership has made employees feel less stable in their positions as each change brings structural changes, new middle management promotions, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to management's direct reports, they have the real story. Senior management is made up of primary "yes" men who are too fearful to tell the top executives how the business is going.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Shady and Inflexible

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Adjudication  in  Maumee, OH
    Current Employee - Adjudication in Maumee, OH

    I have been working at Omnicare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent starting wage, good amount of PTO

    Cons

    Nearly everything else. Inflexible with scheduling, refusal to listen to advice from another shift, dishonest business practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You may be well within your right to treat your employees how you want, but you shouldn't.

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

    Unfriendly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Omnicare full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Only pro is insurance is after 30 days

    Cons

    no home life unknown hours.
    Unfriendly environment
    Unorganized company
    No hr support

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Do not trust HR Managers at Omnicare

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacist  in  Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Pharmacist in Spartanburg, SC

    I worked at Omnicare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Had a excellent working relationship with peers and managers at OCR-CIC. Had a very great learning experience in a rapidly changing world of Clinical Interventions to better serve patients that Omnicare caters to. Salary and work culture at the sub-unit level is good.

    Cons

    Never Trust Omnicare HR Managers - If you are promised something by HR dept. ALWAYS get it in writing. Be wary of the "Secret Society" culture at almost every Omnicare business sub-units... To survive at Omnicare, You must quickly identify members of this society and brown-nose your way to acceptability otherwise you would be neglected and eventually be pushed out of the door. Your Talent, Hard work and Integrity is upto the "Secret Society" to decide!! A Old-school bureaucratic culture at OCR sub-unit level, if you are local you have a better chance of survival.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The constant change of Senior management has done little to change or improve the old bureaucratic work culture rampant at all levels of Omnicare. Hopefully Niting Sawhney - the new CEO will try to bring a change in the poor work culture of this company, the company with a good vision.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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