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
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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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  1. 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 The technology systems and primary applications are severely outdated and investments in new technologies have yet to make an impact.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
  2. 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 (more than an 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
  3.  

    Billing Representative

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    The management team is very Flexible

    Cons

    At times the office can encounter too much Politics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    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 (less than an 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overworked, underpaid, and not much room for advancement

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

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

    Pros

    - Benefits and vacation time start right away
    - Plenty of opportunities for overtime
    - More vacation time offered for your first year than most companies offer

    Cons

    - Not much room for advancement
    - Managers act like friends instead of doing their job
    - Employees are overworked and underpaid
    - Raises are a joke
    - Too much drama amongst co-workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually care about your employees and give them raises that a person a can live off of. Offer more opportunities for growth. Create a friendly atmosphere for employees to work in. Train managers to do their job correctly and how to reward or discipline employees when needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    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 (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
  8.  

    I liked the work I did, but didn't like how I was managed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Intervention Tech in West Chester, OH
    Former Employee - Clinical Intervention Tech in West Chester, OH

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

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty good, the work itself is challenging and interesting, received merit increases pretty quickly

    Cons

    After working for two different departments in Omnicare I noticed that they were managed like two totally different companies. My first manager was very hands off and let the department sink, but my second manager was a control freak that micromanaged every aspect of everyone's day. The attendance policy is awful and unforgiving and encourages turn over. Tried to get a medical exception for sudden health problems and it took four months to get approved. Had to schedule tests and procedures around work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees aren't robots and can't be managed off "data". Just because one person can do 15 claims one hour during one day doesn't mean everyone can average that all the time.

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

    A great place to work, with little pay and a lot to do.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IV/Infusion Pharmacy Technician in Sanford, FL
    Former Employee - IV/Infusion Pharmacy Technician in Sanford, FL

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

    Pros

    To gain experience in pharmacy IV.

    Cons

    Be ready to work hard with less pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the team works hard, fight for the correct pay for IV technician.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Stay away!

    • 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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Getting a pay check every two weeks

    Cons

    poor leadership/management, hostile work environment, poor services.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Company misguided by corporate greed and power seeking leaders

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with some great, talented, and professional employees

    Cons

    Morale
    Training
    Very little, if any, room to advance
    Managers who do not know how to Manage
    Disorganization
    Turn over

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many changes all at once. You expect Managers, who never worked in HR a day in their lives, to pick up the role of HR, as well as running a Pharmacy and dealing with customers, schedules, employees, etc, and expect it to function. Whats left of HR is just a dysfunctional call center opening up Omnicare to great future liabilities. Your corporate leaders are great speakers, unfortunately they are out of touch with what the individual needs are of a pharmacy. Modern text book HR methods do not work for this industry and will prove to be costly in the future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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