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Express Scripts Overview

Saint Louis, MO
10000+ employees
1986
Company - Public (ESRX)
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$10+ billion (USD) per year
The mission of Express Scripts – to improve lives by making medicine safer, more affordable and accessible – doesn’t exist in a vacuum. It relies on the collective contribution of 26,000 people, each of us bringing an authentic yet endless variety ... Read more

Mission: We are a pharmacy services company putting medicine within reach to make better health more affordable and accessible.

Company Updates

  • Express Scripts was recently selected as one of the 2018 Orlando Sentinel Top 100 Companies.

    The “Top 100 Companies” program is produced by the Orlando Sentinel in partnership with Best Companies Group; an independent research firm specializing in recognizing great places to work.

    Click here to see the full list: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQI97.

  • Today is Purple Heart Day, a time for Americans to honor the brave men and women who were wounded or killed while serving in the military. Our very own Jared M. received a Purple Heart in 2006 for wounds received in action in Iraq. Read about his journey to healthcare and how he’s built a legacy on and off the battlefield. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQmQc

    " Leaving a Legacy off the BattlefieldExpress Scripts Careers Blog

    Each year on August 7, we recognize Purple Heart Day, a time for Americans to honor the brave men and women who were wounded or killed while serving in the military. Jared M. is an account executive at Express Scripts who received a Purple Heart in 2006 for wounds received in action in Iraq.

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Express Scripts – Why Work For Us?


Employee Stories

Jay H., Employee since 2016

Associate Programmer Analyst
Austin, TX

From an early age, Jay had a knack for computers. When it came time for middle school though, he struggled to understand coding and almost gave up on programming for good.

Learn what changed Jay’s mind and how he’s pursuing his passion through a career in tech at Express Scripts.


Rich W., Employee since 2003

Site Director, Contact Center
St. Marys, GA

In 2003, Rich joined Express Scripts as a Patient Care Advocate in our contact center and, he came in with a plan.

Read Rich's story and learn how in just a few short years he moved from working in the call center to running it. 


Diane P., Employee since 1999

Supervisor, Eligibility
Memphis, TN

In her role with Accredo (Express Scripts’ specialty pharmacy), Diane manages a team that helps cancer patients get access to their medication. A big part of this job revolves around understanding the fear, apprehension and stress patients experience when reaching out to us. Diane has a special connection to these patients, because she is a breast cancer survivor.

Read Diane’s inspiring story and learn how she uses her experience to provide encouragement to the patients she serves.


Karina W., Employee since 2007

Senior HR Advisor, Labor Relations
St. Louis, MO

Over the course of nine years, Karina has held positions in four offices in three different cities. While she's learned a great deal during her time at Express Scripts, the one lesson that stands out most is the need to create meaningful reporting relationships. Without that lesson, she may have never been able to return after leaving the company in 2015.

Read Karina's story and learn how connecting with old coworkers allowed her to return to Express Scripts after a six month missionary trip to Manaus, Brazil.

At Express Scripts, our commitment to diversity and inclusion is fueled by the passion and unique abilities of our 26,000 employees — a mosaic of talent that enriches our culture and ultimately helps us better serve our patients.

Whether it's through our inclusive culture, development opportunities, Employee Resource Groups, or having courageous conversations, we're building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workplace and workforce.

Here's a quick look at some of our programs and partnerships designed to strengthen our commitment to diversity and inclusion:

  • Employee Resource Groups – Employee groups that provide a forum for networking, support, shared interests, and opportunities for development.
  • Diversity University – Learning and development opportunities for employees to expand their diversity and inclusion knowledge and skills.
  • Executive Diversity Advisory Board – Represents business functions from across the company and works actively to find ways to make our diversity a competitive advantage.
  • CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion – CEO Tim Wentworth signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge, promising to cultivate an environment that welcomes diverse experiences and perspectives. Additionally, Express Scripts was the first Fortune 100 company to host the “Check Your Blind Spots” mobile museum, which helps visitors identify their unconscious bias.
  • Experience Diversity Summit – At this annual summit, we host nationally recognized thought leaders and champions to share best practices, leading research and stories related to overcoming challenges and adversity in their personal and professional lives. By connecting individual experiences into a larger narrative, Express Scripts helps drive a greater understanding of each other and our differences.
  • Key Strategic Partnerships – Our diversity & inclusion initiatives includes partnerships with The Consortium, INROADS, NSHMBA, St. Louis Arc, MVR, MSE, and Best for Vets.
  • Top Workplace Recognitions – As a company, our commitment to diversity & inclusion has been recognized by USBLN, Human Rights Campaign, and DiversityInc.

Learn more about diversity and inclusion at Express Scripts.

Transition to a career at Express Scripts!

The unique skills you've acquired in the military position you to succeed in a post-military career. That's why Express Scripts is an active, nationwide military partner committed to recruiting and employing:

  • Veterans, including those with service-connected disabilities
  • Separating active-duty service members
  • Military spouses
  • National Guard members
  • Reservists

While making the transition from the military to a civilian career may be tough, our open and inclusive culture, as well as our veteran employee resource group, VaLOR, works to increase the awareness and inclusion of veterans across our organization.

We value your commitment to service and are eager to add quality individuals like you to our team.

Total Rewards

In return for serving our clients and patients and delivering on our mission to put medicine within reach, we invest in our people through our Total Rewards program. We provide resources, rewards and recognition that empower our people to maximize their potential, development and careers at Express Scripts.

Total Rewards Highlights:

Pay for Performance

Our compensation programs are designed to ensure we’re competitive, promote internal equity and consistency and align with our business objectives while maintaining a clear focus on paying for performance.

Recognition

Express Scripts recognizes employees for doing the right thing at the right time. Every employee has the opportunity to recognize colleagues and be recognized for making a difference.

Health & Well-being

Express Scripts offers competitive health and well-being benefits with an emphasis on providing access to high-quality, affordable choices for our employees and their families. Our program includes valuable tools and resources that empower our employees to make good health decisions along the way.

Peace of Mind

Our benefits program includes valuable life and disability insurance coverage to help protect our employees and their families, plus a 401(k) Savings Plan, Stock Purchase Plan, and free financial counseling to help them prepare for the future.

A Better Life

As a company focused on our employees’ well-being, our Total Rewards program includes competitive paid time off benefits and other programs, services and deals that help our employees live a more well-balanced life such as tuition reimbursement, discounts and health advocacy services.

At Express Scripts, we’re on a mission to improve lives by making medicine safer, more affordable and accessible for the 83 million patients we serve. To achieve this, we rely on the collective contribution of 26,000 employees, each of them bringing an authentic yet endless variety of experiences, ideas and passions to our work. We’ve done some amazing things over the past 30+ years, but rest assured-we’re just getting started.  

​​​​​​​To drive our efforts to change the face of healthcare, we’re looking for original thinkers and lifelong learners: people with the drive and know-how to develop solutions, platforms and processes that promote better health outcomes. Working here, you’ll find an environment where curiosity thrives and critical thinking evolves-and where you’ll have the opportunity to help make a difference in the lives of millions. 

Express Scripts Reviews

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    I have been working at Express Scripts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ability to help patients
    A lot of focus on employee engagement and improving the culture
    Love the emphasis on diversity and inclusion

    Cons

    Silos still exist within the org

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on culture and improving the workplace

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Express Scripts Photos

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Express Scripts photo of: Sporting our red on National Wear Red Day to bring awareness to women's heart health
Express Scripts photo of: Employees on our pharmacy operations teams were really feeling the love on Valentine's Day
Express Scripts photo of: Employees joined the Walk to End Alzheimer's
Express Scripts photo of: Employees of the Acredo team join the walk for PI to support the Immune Deficiency Foundation
Express Scripts photo of: Employees donated to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
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Express Scripts Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Express Scripts (Saint Louis, MO) in March 2017.

    Interview

    I had two rounds of interview. First view was a lunch interview with University Relation Recruiters. It was not much of an interview, but more of a friendly conversation over topics about the position, the company, and me. Second round was a phone interview with Senior Director at Workforce Optimization. It was more formal. The questions were all behavioral.

    Interview Questions

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Express Scripts Awards & Accolades

  • Top 50 Companies for Diversity, DiversityInc, 2018
  • Best Place to Work For LGBTQ Equality, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2018
  • Top Veteran Friendly Companies, U.S. Veterans Magazine, 2018
  • World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2017
  • Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion, Disability Equality Index (DEI), 2017
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