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Coram Reviews

Updated Jul 12, 2019

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Larry Merlo
51 Ratings
  1. Helpful (4)

    "Unpleasant Environment (Putting it Mildly)"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Support Specialist in Centennial, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Coram full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pharmacy Techs are paid better than average in Colorado. You can call in sick as much as you want. You can be late as much as you want.

    Cons

    There is one women's and one men's bathroom for 40 people. People regularly steal food (lunch box and all) from the break room refrigerator. This company does not take care it its employees. They want the sale and will use their workers however they can to get it. You are on call over the weekend every four weeks which doesn't sound too bad until it's your week. Because you will most likely end up coming in on...

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    Advice to Management

    Set better standards and actually train people. Hold every employee accountable for their job; not just the ones you don't like. Invest in some sort of technology to assist employees with their work.

    Coram2017-11-27
  2. "Great Sales Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Coram full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn and gain valuable experience and provide consultative solutions to your accounts.

    Cons

    Inconsistent leadership in middle management.

    Advice to Management

    Standardize Process

    Coram2017-10-24
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Customer Service Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Coram full-time

    Pros

    I've learned so much from working here, this job has stretched my patience, allowed me to accept and adjust to changes on a weekly or daily change, allowed me to be challenge and learn how to solve problems in different ways, learn how to speak with all different types of personalities and attitudes

    Cons

    The job is extremely challenging, probably more than most people can handle; stress level is extremely high and pay does not compensate for it. However, even with a good pay, I'm not sure if it would be worth the stress.

    Coram2017-10-27
  4. "Great Alternative for IV techs"

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    Former Employee - IV Tech in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Coram full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Set hours , weekends off (on call maybe 1-2 weekends depending on staff availability), techs can take on other none tech roles in the company if they want to move up

    Cons

    At the time , unstable mgmt, lots of whiny coworkers got away murder. Each department has little room for advancement which means if you're not willing to switch "specialty" you may not get a chance to move into leadership roles

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like gold . One call out was devastating to the team, it is essential to not take the minions for granted

    Coram2017-09-30
  5. Helpful (8)

    "Fun but frustrating"

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    Former Employee - Staff in Lenexa, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Coram full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people were great Lots of fun activities: food days, jeans days, etc Great flexibility in schedule; easy to get time off

    Cons

    Ineffective leadership. Managers never addressed issues with employees so bad employees drove good employees away often. Salaries much lower than comparable positions elsewhere Raises weren't guaranteed and, if received, were usually 1.5% at most No accountability; if problems arose, those who were not involved had to fix the issues, so there was no incentive to improve. Unethical practices Poor communication, especially...

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    Advice to Management

    Honestly, a complete overhaul in management would be necessary for this location to thrive. Seek feedback from employees and implement suggestions. Address issues. Fix negative atmosphere. Improve accountability.

    Coram2017-09-05
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Par"

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    Current Employee - Par 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Coram for less than a year

    Pros

    Hard work, money is good and good benefits.

    Cons

    They don't have a cut off time for referrals. Sales treat the emplyes at office with no respect. And get away with it.

    Advice to Management

    Non

    Coram2017-08-21
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Miserable"

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    Former Employee - Billing 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Coram full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Select few management, big building?, Nothing

    Cons

    This could go on and on. This company is miserable. And CVS is not the problem. Recently high management came in and have been nothing but a disaster. They want you to behave like robots. You are NOT allow to talk, get out of your cubicle, change the heat in the building, listen to music of any sort in any form. If you make a mistake, like most humans do, you are disciplined like dog and have it rubbed in your...

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    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees, PAY them more, and get rid of the childlike rules and upper management.

    Coram2017-09-26
  8. "Medicaid Collection Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Medicaid Service Coordinator in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Coram full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good flex hours, nice supervisors, great management team

    Cons

    raise is not great, month end overtime mandatory.

    Coram2017-08-22
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Pharmacists stretched to their limits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Coram full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Rapport developed with physicians and other clinical personnel. Challenge of complex therapies. Not involved with retail store non clinical headaches.

    Cons

    Over-emphasis on metrics at the expense of clinical judgement. Ratio of techs to RPh's dangerously close to being over state regulations. Lack of teamwork between pharmacy and reimbursement depts leads to delays in shipments waiting for auth. Turnover beginning to affect morale.

    Advice to Management

    RPh's in upper management need to start thinking like RPh's, not just swimming with the rest of the suits. Give us the tools we need and the backup to bring concerns to Sales instead of letting them run loose.

    Coram2017-08-26
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Worst job I ever had"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Coram full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Ever growing business that provides a critical service to assist people to obtain a better quality of life.

    Cons

    Top heavy management, they do not work with their staff to come up with solutions that will be beneficial to both company and employees. Raises and promotions are minimal,

    Coram2017-08-21
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