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AmerisourceBergen Reviews

Updated April 13, 2017
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AmerisourceBergen President & CEO Steven Collis
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  • Work/ life balance can become difficult to manage (in 26 reviews)

  • Long hours daily, rarely work a normal 8 hour shift (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Decent company - good place to learn and develop professionally. Unfair promotion practices with little HR intervention."

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I am no longer at this company (left last year). However, at the time my department offered flexibility in work schedules. I also liked that employees are given many opportunities to pursue professional development through education reimbursement program, on-the-job training and in-house resources.

    Cons

    The downsides mainly revolved around poor management. In the area I worked in (the Lash/Xcenda subsidiary -- a smaller company under the AmerisourceBergen umbrella), there were managers who had been there since the company was much smaller. These managers were unwilling to let go of 'what we always do'.

    There was a big problem with managers hiring personal friends, giving friends the best projects and professional education opportunities (when space was limited), and then promoting those friends to higher positions with better pay over staff with more related experience and higher performance. HR and Sr Management did little address employees' concerns over promotion practices, despite repeated complaints. On some teams, those promoted weren't capable of doing their new job efficiently and the work fell on those who were passed over (leading to a team of disgruntled and unmotivated employees).

    Advice to Management

    Implement processes to assure the promotion processes are fair to assure you don't lose good people. Award people based on their performance. Be willing to hear new/innovative ideas from those in non-management positions.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It's not a bad company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Chesterbrook, PA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Chesterbrook, PA
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If not in BT this is very much a 9-5 job. Managers pretty much leave you alone as long as you get the job done. Relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    Old fashioned when it comes to tele-commuting. Low on benefits, 6 holidays a year and everybody starts with 2 weeks vacation. I hear bonuses are great but only managers get them. It's a no frills company.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Frugal but Good to Work For"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesterbrook, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesterbrook, PA
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management and executives are for the most part very unpretentious and down to earth. As a result, it is a more relaxed and comfortable place to work. Distribution has been a low-tech, low paying industry, but ABC has been updating its business processes and personnel to become more in tune with competitors and other companies following the merger of ten years ago.

    Very stable company and will continue to grow as drug use grows and generics take more of the market. No risk of being acquired.

    Cons

    Distribution is a very low margin business, consequently that pervades the corporate culture. The CEO talks about pinching pennies, and he's right. Salaries are lower than comparable positions in other industries, as are benefits. Fight for as much salary and position as possible. There are a lot of VP's because it's the only way they can stay competitive with other companies on salary. They do have stock options, although less than other industries i'm famiilar with.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a roadmap for career or salary advancement for high achieving managers and directors


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Loved the company when I worked there."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frisco, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frisco, TX
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Specialty Group was a great company to work for before the recession hit. The pay was really good and the benefits were great. The majority of folks were as nice as they come.

    Cons

    I heard they had to lay some people off in late 2009 and 2010 so I'm not sure what it's like to work there now. Unfortunately, I worked for one of the few bad managers at the Specialty Group so my personal experience was traumatic. Which was a shame because I loved ABSG overall.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, upper management did a great job.


  6. "A learning experience"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Representative in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Representative in Orange, CA
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There's room for growth and you get to learn alot from my current job.

    Cons

    Not many positions open up


  7. "Good experience, but no long term potential."

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Frisco, TX
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Frisco, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, fantastic benefits, lots of learning opportunities, no shortage of things to do or products to learn.

    Cons

    Management doesn't put enough trust in their employees to do the right thing, or make the best decision. Salary is no competitive with market rates. Few opportunities to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time listening and considering the counsel of your employees. You hired them to because they're experts in the subject matter you are responsible for, it might make sense to listen to their input and put more stock in what they have to say.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Educational and worthwhile"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Chesterbrook, PA
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Chesterbrook, PA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -great people and really friendly culture

    Cons

    -not a lot of opportunities for growth or career development
    -slightly behind competition in terms of innovation

    Advice to Management

    -very top heavy organization, and knew of a few people whose jobs were almost obsolete


  9. Helpful (2)

    "A learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AmerisourceBergen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and a sufficient amount of vacation hours. They feed you and sometimes there are rewards... sometimes. They are truly trying to understand their employees with surveys. They are trying to make the job a more stable and family, fun oriented place.

    Cons

    Management doesn't understand how to balance personal and work life. You work long hours and low pay. Somethings aren't kept confidential.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more


  10. "Great company to work but too political at times. Too much restructuring going on all the time."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at AmerisourceBergen full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and fair salaries. Being able to make a difference in people lives. Provides some of the best healthcare solutions to physicians and practices in the community. Company promotes from within.

    Cons

    Depending of the position it can be extremely slow at times. Extremely political. Not enough exposure to clients for the lower level jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Interact with the lower level employees more often and expose them to your clients. At some point they have to service the same clients so meeting them can be beneficial for relationship building and customer retention.


  11. "Many changes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Willing to promote from within

    Cons

    There has been a lot of changes.



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