Omnicare

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Omnicare Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
194 Reviews
2.6
194 Reviews
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Nitin Sahney
12 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The pay is decent, and the health benefits are good (in 7 reviews)

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


Cons
  • No room for advancement, unless you want to stay 15 years at low pay (in 7 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.  

    Great Company

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

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

    Pros

    Loved working for Omnicare as a Pharmacy Consultant. Flexible hours, great staff, good pay are some pros.

    Cons

    They could have more affordable health insurance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    HR Executive with high hopes for the future

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director of Talent Management in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Director of Talent Management in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Omnicare full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Omnicare is a great place to work. The people are energetic, dedicated and adaptable to change. Nitin and the rest of the Executive Leadership are doing all the rights things for us to be successful long term. The company is moving in a direction that is shedding the mediocrity and poor leadership of its past. There's a culture of success, in that slowly but surely people are focused on meeting and exceeding goals. While there's a ton of change, it's a helpful dynamic for people that want to feel that sense of urgency towards accomplishing goals from more than just themselves.

    Cons

    On the downside, constant change can have a negative effect on employee morale. The new direction, speed and accountability are not for everyone. So either get on the bus or watch us succeed from the sidelines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing for change, talent and culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It's all about your coworkers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Order Entry Technician in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Order Entry Technician in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Omnicare full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I've been working here 8 months and I still love it. My coworkers are hard working, amazing people and I enjoy going into work. I feel like everyday I learn something new and it's great.The 'unlimited' overtime is a dream come true, especially coming from a corporate retail pharmacy. I'll admit training was extremely difficult at first since it's so different from retail, but after a few months it all sort of clicks.

    Cons

    Every job will have it's negatives. For this place I think it comes down to a few key things: The computer system is very difficult to get used to, if you're not good with computers this is not the place for you. If you have no Long Term Care pharmacy experience, training is a nightmare; this is very, very different from retail pharmacy. Theres a 'divide' between the day and night shifts, mostly caused by a drastic difference in workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spread out the delivery runs, that way night shift isn't doing 5 runs while the day shift does 1.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Easy work but not worth it

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Omnicare

    Pros

    Some flexibility, coworkers were nice

    Cons

    Lack of training, no real room for advancement, lack of organization, employees putting in minimal effort, lack of communication, lack of planning, lack of transparency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Text book management < experience. Get it together, keep employees apprised of changes being planned, don't just drop surprises without notice that people don't have time to adapt to or keep up with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    High attrition rate, terrible work culture

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

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

    Pros

    Compensation, learned a lot, convenient downtown location

    Cons

    Unethical, benefits are lousy, sexual and personal harassment by upper management frequent, high attrition and turnover. Company is constantly being fined which results in no raises/bonuses for employees, plus frequent layoffs/firings to save money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    1st experience in Pharmacy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Technician

    I worked at Omnicare full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    When you are not meeting your goals in one department they will work with you to move you to other jobs if they are available. All jobs are posted internally first.

    Cons

    Managers more interested in meeting off site than making sure the job was being done in the office. When help was needed no one was around to get the job done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show dedication yourself to doing the work and the employees might follow your example.

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

    They're clueless!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Controlled Substances Certified Pharmacy Technician
    Former Employee - Controlled Substances Certified Pharmacy Technician

    I worked at Omnicare full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Hour for lunch and no real dress code. Their vision insurance plan is great.

    Cons

    Nobody knows what they're doing, and I'm talking about the managers. The pharmacy tech pay is WAY below the standard rate for a closed-door pharmacy, which is probably why they can't keep any good techs on staff for long. Ancient computer systems, we're talking MS DOS! Forget about ever getting a raise or recognition for anything. When I found out they're ranked in the middle of the Fortune 500 list, I was STUNNED.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of your office. CROSS-TRAINING! Especially for pharmacists! Observe the daily tasks performed in various depts and use some critical thinking skills. Brush up on supply and demand, and the benefits of actual incentives for your employees, bc nobody cares.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    just ok

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

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

    Pros

    monotonous work but do-able,, not enough having all pharmacists be able to do all facets of the job--everyone,, especially the men were interchangeable, but women pharmacista were not integrated into entire system and ways of doing differnet resposibilities,,e.g. narcotics,, scaNNING, customer servive--they were immune from doing other pharmacist jobs--e.g. staing late and closing the pharmacy--left on time to the minute like a factory worker, but males were expected to stay till completion

    Cons

    hours/and preferential treatment were a BIG NEGATIVE,,, wanted no input from saff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "LISTEN"

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Omnicare is not a good company to wor for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Omnicare

    Pros

    Dress how you want. They have a dress policy that isn't enforced.

    Cons

    A lot of unfairness by supervisors and management- complaints will result in retaliation even though they say it won't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees...a thank you goes a long way...and find out the REAL reason for your high turn around. Micro-managing is unpreductive to everyone

  11.  

    love the job

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

    I have been working at Omnicare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    wonderful job, for the most part

    Cons

    No communications , training , promotions , time off

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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