Express Scripts

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Express Scripts Reviews

Updated 30 January, 2015
Updated 30 January, 2015
900 Reviews
2.2
900 Reviews
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Pros
  • Benefits are good and depending on your position you can work from home (in 49 reviews)

  • Good benefits, instant vesting of company share of 401k match (in 45 reviews)


Cons
  • This place has no concern for work/life balance although that's what they preach (in 92 reviews)

  • There is no work-life balance for anyone, even for direct supervisors (in 29 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    It has some perks but management don't care about you

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Technology in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    * Decent benefits
    * Matched retirement savings
    * Poor performers are often bought out with VERY generous packages

    Cons

    * Zero work life balance - Think about working every weekend, at night
    * Management are largely indifferent to employee well being
    * Incompetence is often met with promotions and raises (think Dilbert)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up. The more you foster internal fighting with your employee bell-curve grading system, the sooner you will meet your downfall.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 17 people found this helpful  

    Wildly variable management, knee-jerk reactions, use of outdated performance measurements

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON

    I worked at Express Scripts (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Generally pays slightly better than average
    * Great benefits, start immediately
    * Location is near most shopping ammenities

    Cons

    * Horrid and biased employee rating system - Who uses bell curves and mandates that 10% of your team must be below-average?
    * The management there is running in all directions, no coordinated efforts
    * There is no work-life balance (or overtime/lieu) at all. Evenings, weekends, overnights.. All expected.
    * Everyone is focused on making sure the blame slides off their plate to ensure that their meager bonus (if one exists) is fully paid out, regardless of fault

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Create a plan and stick to it. There is no need to knee-jerk and "swarm" every suggestion that comes your way
    * Listen to your teams - If they say they are overworked, it doesn't mean you can dump a few more projects on them
    * Show a little more appreciation for the high performing contributors - The few valuable employees that are left are all suffering of extremely poor morale and most are secretly hoping for severance packages

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    IT is a sweat shop

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager

    I have been working at Express Scripts full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - very good salary and benefits
    - high potential if management is changed and true leaders are brought on

    Cons

    - when you compare your salary with how many hours you actually work (versus what's written in the contract), it doesn't look so good anymore
    - no work/life balance
    - ineffective processes
    - management is incapable of making quick decisions, and/or change their mind on a daily basis
    - lack of accountability
    - new processes are not assessed for impact on all stakeholders,
    - lack of employee support from their manager
    - lack of resources to execute on the approved projects
    - reactive organization
    - and so many more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become Leaders! listen to your employees: they have so many excellent ideas!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Intense work environment. Compensation is very competitive. Work life balance is non-existent. Benefits are adequate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Underwriter in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I have been working at Express Scripts full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Ample opportunity to move within company; vertically, laterally. Very intelligent, driven employees. Pays well. Fast pace environment. The benefits are decent as well.

    Cons

    Fast pace environment. Not afraid to overwork employees and replace those who burn out. Very intense work ethic, combined with little life-work balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 7 people found this helpful  

    Senior Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Project Management
    Current Employee - Project Management

    I have been working at Express Scripts full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Large company, culture, employees, team players and recognition

    Cons

    Always afraid of being displaced, too much work, not enough staff to accomplish work completely, no work life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company has changed for the worse in the last 10 years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I have been working at Express Scripts full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, compensation, new facility at headquarters

    Cons

    Location, excessive travel due to merger/acquisition of various sites, not a team feel, work/life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    low stress if you avoid taking a management position

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Express Scripts

    Pros

    easy, low stress, make good friends

    Cons

    disorganized, big company with a slow to adapt bureacracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop focusing on numbers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    A very fast paced company to work in IT

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    Former Employee - QA Lead in Franklin Lakes, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - QA Lead in Franklin Lakes, NJ (US)

    I worked at Express Scripts as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    A very great experience working here with multiple teams great number of people.

    Cons

    It's always a rush here, not much to get ahead on the career front. A lot of overtime is needed. Weekends/Holidays more look like working days sometimes.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Executive

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Express Scripts

    Pros

    Flexibility, Pay, People, Bonus, Work from Home

    Cons

    Promotions, Growth, Pay, Culture, Demanding

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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