Omnicare Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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Nitin Sahney
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    dead end job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Omnicare

    Pros

    there is overtime available due to short staffing

    Cons

    lots of turnover. hard to maintain a workflow when no one is happy and everyone always quits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    staff pharmacist

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    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Sanford, FL
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Sanford, FL

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

    Pros

    24/7 operation you can get flexibility of hours to work

    Cons

    complete disrespect for the Pharmacy profession

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you can't teach the old dog new trick

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. pharmacy technician

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Tech in Westbrook, ME
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Tech in Westbrook, ME

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

    Pros

    you have an opportunity to learn so much, crew is so friendly.

    Cons

    KEEP YOUR EYES AND EARS OPEN!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    KEEP YOUR HEART AND MIND OPEN, MOUTH QUIET, AND LISTEN. YOU WILL BE SURPRISED AS TO WHAT YOU LEARN.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Revenue over people. The value of money over people is very apparent.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Back End Supervisor
    Current Employee - Back End Supervisor

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are nice.
    Generally flexible.
    That's pretty much it.
    Says I need more characters to submit, but it legitimately don't have any so hopefully this takes up enough space.

    Cons

    Employees are not valued.
    Revenue is clearly valued over people.
    Sink or swim, minimal training environment.
    Little to no communication from management.
    Poor leadership.
    Often set up to fail due to minimal staffing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees by communicating and leading. You just might end up with MORE revenue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. A career guaranteed to end in despair and depression

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager

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

    Pros

    Not many pros unless you count a paycheck and benefits. The management style hasn't changed much from the early days of Omnicare. It's still run by managers who filter and obscure everything to keep bad news from getting to the top. When bad news does get to the top usually someone pays with their job or reputation. Oh it's a real scene...motivation by fear and condescension is how they still do things at Omnicare!

    Cons

    Horrible client service and arrogant management will keep this company in the dark ages. Their strategy is to do just enough to fix this claptrap company, sell it to a financial buyer, and cash out their millions in equity grants. Meanwhile the poor unsuspecting people working the front lines and interfacing with clients have to make excuses and empty promises about a "new" Omnicare!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the bull and hire a management team who aren't a bunch of 'yes men' trying to protect their hides all the time. This company could become so much more if the morale were better and management had the best interests of their customers. But alas, senior management has by their own admission said on repeated occasion that they serve at the pleasure of the shareholders. So what's that tell you?! If it's a career your looking at Omnicare then forget it. If you're looking to brown nose your boss and tell him how great everything is while looking over your back every day then this may be the place for you!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Pharmacy Triage Technician

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    Former Employee - Pharmacy Triage Technician in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Former Employee - Pharmacy Triage Technician in Brooklyn Park, MN

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

    Pros

    Good learning experience. Great for someone fresh out of school. Shifts go by quickly, it is a fast paced environment . Overtime is usually easy to obtain as this location is always short staffed. Free coffee

    Cons

    Poor Management. Lower than average wages. Point system. Very little flexibility company can change your schedule at any time per company needs. High staff turn over rate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. Very Professional

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Pharmacist in Chestnut Ridge, NY
    Former Contractor - Pharmacist in Chestnut Ridge, NY

    I worked at Omnicare as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Room to grow and learn as a pharmacist. Many helpful and experienced pharmacists who have been there for a very long time. Tells you a lot about the atmosphere when most of the pharmacist there have been there for many years. Very understanding supervisors. Knowledgeable co-workers. there is a team like attitude where its all about the team and getting things done.

    Cons

    Very fast paced, so you really learn as you go. It can be overwhelming at first. A lot of information to manage and learn at once, and if short staffed you may be stuck doing repetitive work.

    Positive Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Avoid if possible. Corporate pharmacy is an uncaring environment.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Omnicare

    Pros

    Co-workers pleasant for the most part. Good company benefits

    Cons

    Management is oblivious to problems. Serious issues go unaddressed, including employee conflicts and good people leave. Company is more focused on making money than improving patient care. Tons of medication errors, wrong drugs, late deliveries. Corporate doesn't allow for sufficient stock of meds so patients often miss crucial doses due to backorders. Borrowing meds from other spokes or hubs is common place, creating productivity issues. Speaking of productivity, it sucks at Omnicare. They use old, slow technology. Pharmacists and techs are often overworked in multiple positions because corporate won't allow additional budget for new employees even though they keep adding facilities. Very little chance of advancement. No raises or recognition for taking on double the work and suceeding at it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-focus on quality patient care instead of the almighty dollar.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Hands down beat job Ever!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Omnicare

    Pros

    Sometimes hours are tough to find with what is preferable, but Supervisorsmall are always willing to help out.

    Cons

    None. There rwally none.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. Culture of outsourcing

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    Current Employee - Corporate in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Corporate in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Most of the people are nice to work with. Office is central to most.

    Cons

    Senior Management has bred an atmosphere of distrust and nepotism. Employees are leaving faster than they can hire. Layoffs due to outsourcing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you can't be "transparent" then please stop trying. Your emoyees are more intelligent than you give credit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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