Overall a place of high integrity and forward thinking with limited exceptions
Overall, I found AmerisourceBergen to be a business of high integrity and quite forward in thinking, although with some limitations. A typical day includes reaching out to contacts or receiving incoming calls primarily from patients/caregivers, physicians or pharmacists. The expectation was to handle all calls according to client provided, scripted information, professionally, accurately and timely.
I learned much about a variety of Specialty Drugs which included cholesterol medications, medications used to treat chronic illness, cancer and various blood disorders. Everything is done on computer and by phone, email or fax, very little face to face interaction. My office skills in the area of technology were significantly increased. I doubt there is any documentation program out there that I would not be able to quickly adapt to.
Also, the Registered Nurses were required to obtain multi-state licensure, a tremendous undertaking and very stressful. Fortunately, being in the state of Tx, which at the time was "multi-compact", I was only required to obtain licensure in about 11 other states.
Workplace culture is terrific! I worked with a lot of extremely intelligent and hard working nurses and other staff as well, again very forward thinking. I worked both from the office and from home. So, there were several years when I didn't even see my coworkers, but the communication level was such that it was like they were right there with you. Of coarse when you work from ho
Prosplenty of hours to work; a chance to learn about the ins and outs of business, developing technological and communication skills
Conscompetitive bonuses tend to stifle team comradery; long hours of sitting
Okay, so when I first started at AHP, it was a wonderful place to work. It was a lot to learn, and the work could be fairly complicated. I didn't mind though, because most of the staff, including upper management was supportive. I quickly became one of the top operators on the production floor, and things were going as well as could be expected, when you consider the condition of the machinery that we had to produce off of. Long story short, our VP retires, and a new one is brought in. He brings along his 12 year old nephew to run the production floor, and if all falls apart. These two guys are disrespectful and condescending to the staff, and it has sent production into a downward spiral. They police EVERY aspect of your job, and they are constantly creating new processes for machinery that they don't understand. The kid running the production floor has clearly confused having a degree with being smart, but these are two different things. Running a business is a talent, and these guys don't have it. When I left, production was half of what it was just several months prior. Most of the talent has left, including some in management, which is a bad situation for anyone considering employment with this company at this time. Untrained people have no choice but to train others. The blind leads the blind, and if management is not impressed with your work, I've seen them let go of people after only a few weeks. You have two guys trying to train four shifts. Its ridicul
ProsDecent pay, nice people on the production floor
**WARNING** Don't take the bait and fall for the misleading job description. As an inbound patient care coordinator you simply answer the phone from patients / and prospects to enroll them into a drug discount card. You are never allowed to deal with doctors if they call. At the interview they tell you that there is overtime available, bonus program, rewards program Blah, Blah, Blah. For ( Bilingual ) they train you " If you can call it that " for 2-3 weeks in the morning and after training you are told by email that your new hours are 11:30 am to 8:00 pm therefore eliminating any chance of overtime. I was told by supervisor that the early shift will " never " be available for bilingual reps. This company is happy to pay for language line that cost's ( $ 2.99 per minute ) ( $ 179.40 per hour ) and plenty of calls that require an interpreter in any language last 1 hour or longer. There are many calls made to and from interpreter
( language line ) assisted prospect's that will require as much as 3-10 hours from the result of a requested benefit investigation. So if you think as a bilingual rep getting paid $ 13-14 per hour is great, then by all means take the position and, oh by the way all that time you spent in college to get a career with a Fortune 500 company "FORGET IT" put your hard earned degree in a trunk or a shoebox somewhere because you will not need it, and while you're at it don't forget to put away your academic awards, dignity, self esteem, individualism, desir
Never work for this company. If you respect yourself and mankind, you'll run from this place. Job is extremely stressful and thankless. As a 3 year devoted reimbursement counselor, I was basically pushed out the door so they could not give me a raise. They just want to hire new people occasionally so the pay rate stays down. Your job basically consists of being on hold with insurance companies for the duration of an 8 hour shift. If you don't get the quota of casework out a day, even if its out of your control, they will fire you. You could give your best and they say thats not good enough. If you want to be rushed, stressed out and always scared your going to be terminated, then this is the job for you! You are constantly getting emails all day telling you to work faster and to not talk to anybody. Emails were monitored and there is no privacy at your desk. Rules were always changing. They expect quantity over quality. They promise overtime yet Never give it, unless you are one of the "chosen" employees. They have weekly meetings which are just the supervisors screaming at all the employees for not "being perfect". There is no opportunity for advancement unless you are a total butt-kisser. Supervisors have no personality are very cold and there is so much favoritism. They will see you in the hallway and not say a word, but when you get to your seat you'll receive a long degrading email from that same supervisor. They promise raises and job advancements but when the time come
a leader in the pharmaceutical wholesaler industry
AmerisourceBergen Corp (ABC), in a leader in the pharmaceutical wholesaler industry and a great, secure company to work for.
ABC provides competitive salaries and compensation packages for employees of all levels. Great entry level opportunities, and career paths, with the exception of management positions.
At a time of technological advancements in America today, this company should be the flagship example of all companies considering all aspects of data centers to warehouse logistics, and they are not.
The blending of regulations and logistic management accompanied with employee performance monitoring should be the CENTER of their business systems, and yet there are far behind the times.
This is mostly due to under-trained management staff at modern day business systems. Therefore when the time comes to budget for system improvements, the lack of knowledge to choose the correct system is low so the 'error to caution' (fear of not understanding) has been observed for 20+ years.
With the implementation of enterprise systems there is a flattening of the 'Organizational chart' which only adds to the fears and concerns of management. Training of these systems should have taken place which did not, and this is shouldered by the director level and up, as they too are sorely in lack of understanding and training as to the impact of the 'enterprise systems'.
Had the upper management been diligent in the training and advancement of their directors this could have bee
Proslarge company, job security, competitive benefits and compensation
ConsPoor advancement opportunities, limited technical improvements, competitive outside forces and not met with company recruitment
Difficult work, but you were rewarded for your work ethic
While this job was physically demanding, I always felt when I worked as hard as I could, it was appreciated.
Each day there was relatively similar, with the only difference being the volume of work that was expected of my team. We began at the same time every day, which I enjoyed because it made it easy to know what to expect when I arrived.
As most warehouse jobs go, the chances I had to learn here didn't end. I was awarded the chance to travel to each department and learn to use each of the different types of machinery, and how they were used to help achieve our daily goals as employees. I learned how to use several different types of machinery including, EPTs, cherry pickers, pallet trucks, and even how the conveyor belts, warehouse computers / hand held order pickers were used.
The culture of the warehouse was extremely hardworking, and teamwork was imperative and encouraged among my fellow teammates.
The management worked closely with employees to ensure the teamwork and productivity oriented culture was displayed personally, to show that it wasn't just expected of us, but was practiced by our superiors as well.
I'd have to say the most difficult part of my job there was the monotony of our day to day responsibilities. However, while it sometimes become a little old, the ability to move between different departments saved the job from becoming boring.
The most enjoyable part of the job had to be working with a variety of different co-workers and manage
ProsDecent compensation, extra rewards for dedicated employees such as myself
ConsIt was difficult getting each of my co-workers to try as hard as myself and the others.
The role of a field reimbursement specialist is a rewarding experience. Our company partners with pharmaceutical companies to provide reimbursement support. Initially, we are assigned a key account list and is responsible for covering a specific region of the United States. This included setting up a weekly routing schedule, making travel plans, and setting up appointments to provide reimbursement support and claim assistance.
Working in the capacity of a field reimbursement specialist afforded me the opportunity to experience healthcare reimbursement from a totally unique perspective. Although my professional background is primarily comprised of extensive medical billing and collections experience, the field reimbursement role provided me with a greater understanding of the payor landscape and how policies impact the healthcare industry. So, I worked more on the "fore front" of healthcare, opposed to working on the back end resolving billing and claim issues.
As a team lead, I managed four remote employees. This was exciting as I conducted bi-monthly ride-alongs to evaluate each associates' field performance. This was a great coaching, professional development, and mentoring opportunity. I was successful in developing a high performing team by focusing on each associate's strength and allowing them to soar. The areas of development were left up to each associate to capture and we worked together on a comprehensive development plan.
One of the challenging a
ProsTwo of ABC's primary focus points are associate development and promoting strengths.
A typical day at work varies based upon your job title. The range of it would entail collecting patient insurance information to compile a benefit profile for the many different drugs we work with. I have learned a vast amount of medical terminology, medical coding, insurance benefits, and developed relationships with the clientele that I could not have done anywhere else. The management is just as varied. There are some hard working and honest people, and then there are some who aren't. There is a vast amount of nepotism in the office which is chalked up to "it's just who you know". The workplace culture is touted as a family, a team, and all for one. But what is preached is not always practiced. Within the company there are different teams for different drugs, some are better at cultivating a healthy team mentality, while others are not. And while the name of the game is quantity over quality, using morally grey options to get the job done, there are some who still stand against that in management. The hardest part of the job comes when you begin to express interest in moving up. They will add as much as they can to your current role expressing the need to build your skill set, but far too many have been giving a work load that they do not get adequately compensated for. Many of our employees have moved to other companies because of this. The most enjoyable part of the job comes from the satisfaction that we provide services that really help the patients. Knowing that someo
ProsFree coffee and fountain drinks. Four weeks paid vacation after 30 days of employment.
ConsOnly two break options, either a 45 or 30/15 with only 10 minutes allowed for bathroom/personal time.
Amerisource Bergen is a good company to work for. I would love to be a permanent employee but due to the conditions of my contract with the staffing agency which placed me here, I'm not eligible until June of 2017. I'm looking to work with a company as great as Amerisource Bergen but as a permanent employee with full benefits.
A typical day working at Amerisource Bergen consist of answering inbound calls addressing general questions about the drug and the program I work on. When not taking inbound calls, I call out to insurance companies which my patients have policies with to conduct a benefit verification. Next, I document the findings in the system and relate the outcome to the Clinical Nurses who work with the patients one on one. At times, if the drug isn't covered by the insurance company, I would have to conduct a prior authorization to ensure that the drug is covered. Since the patients have schizophrenia and the drug must be injected in the doctors office, I also would order the drug from the specialty pharmacy to be shipped to the doctor's office. In addition to this I also would then report the findings of the benefit verification to the doctor that the patients receive the drug from. I reach out to co-workers on a need bases.
The most challenging part of my job is getting the prior authorization to get the drug covered. It is very unpleasant to tell a patient with such chronic brain disease that they will not be able to get their drug because their insura
Proswork/life balance, culture of company is relax, can wear jeans and sneakers on Fridays
When I started I was through the roof proud to be working for such a prestige company as such. I had always heard GREAT reviews & I found PROUD to be an employee. However, after working for about 3 years and learning the culture my outlook changed.
There is absolutely no work life balance they offer tons of OT and provide lunches often. Seems as if they want us at work verses with our families unless you are using the WONDERFUL vacation package. I received almost 3-4 weeks of vacation since I started that was unheard of at any of my other companies. I figured it was because you get so burnt out working so many hours you cant help but take vacations.
There's typically a re-verification period annually in January where you are REQUIRED to work mandatory 10 hours work days that can be between the hours of 7am-12am. These are examples of how your work life balance is severally impacted.
The company was originally located in Charlotte, NC right off Bill Gram Parkway however company moved about 2-3 years ago to Fort Mill, SC which has been a HUGE impact on my life. I drive daily an hour to work & an hour home. This has been the worst part of my job honestly because it take away so much energy. The job itself isnt hard however its stressful due to the productive restrains along with competitive position they put us all in daily. Most people want to come to work to do their work then return home to their families not compete with people that are trying to do the same.
ProsFree Lunches, Greatt Vacation Time, Great Benefits, Great Co Workers
ConsNo Work Life Balance, Long Commute Daily, Lack of growth
Management is the worst. Inexperienced people are often hired and placed in these positions without any idea of true leadership. Nor is the company willing to train a manager to be a better leader. It is a very autocratic atmosphere. The managers push to get maximum efficiency from the workers and do not offer any positive reinforcements when a job is well done.
They continually boast about being leaders in the field in every meeting and yet there is high turnover (employees and managers alike). There is a glass ceiling. There market shares are less then their competitors.
Human Resources is equally inept. Complaints go unanswered and problems continue. Human Resources is not their to help the employees but only to help the few managers there suppress the front line workers. There is no help form Human Resources.
If you are not part of the popular group you soon find your days so uncomfortable you are forced to leave.
There are some really nice people there, teamwork is good. It has to be to combat the inept managers- (the enemy of my enemy is my friend). On a positive note your first year will be comfortable before the reality of the company sets in.
The reason I have stayed for so long is for the patients. Job satisfaction is high. Our job truly matters to the patients involved. We get help for the most needy, sick and pain-filled of society.
We are asked to advocate for the patients we have assigned to us, but don't REALLY push for any one patient thoug
ProsEmployees are given leftovers to eat. There is a healthy atmosphere.
ConsNo positive reinforcements or acclamations for a job well done.
Great environment, very good team, super management.
• Responsible for daily tracking and summary reporting of inventory adjustments, failed to picks
• Collaborates with receiving team on receiving errors
• Investigating outbound and inbound shipment errors between ABCC Distribution Centers.
• Creating Bill Backs, and Short Shipped Invoices to other ABCC Distribution Centers.
• Handling internal transfers (physical and systematical material movement) between ABCC Distribution Centers.
• Management of return goods, segregating expired and damaged products from sellable items. Physical and systematical product movement.
• Managing physical and systematical returns of discontinues, expired and damaged goods to Vendors or to product distraction facility.
• Responsible for daily, monthly and quarterly inventory expiry sweeps, and cycle counts
• Investigating Customer Claims on the Distribution Centre level and reporting findings to applicable departments within 24 hours.
• Working with Accounts Payable and Finance Departments regarding concerns such as denying or rejecting Vendor Claims and providing applicable proof documentation to receive maximum credit from Vendors.
• Creating spreadsheet reports, and providing accurate product information to Inventory team and other Departments to optimize daily activities.
• Responsible for Private Label inventory (managing quarterly cycle counts and expiry sweeps to meet customers’ expectations and deadl
Questions And Answers about AmerisourceBergen
How often do you get a raise at AmerisourceBergen?
Asked Jul 9, 2021
Once a year
Answered Jan 17, 2023
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What is the best part of working at AmerisourceBergen?
Asked Dec 7, 2019
I loved my team we were all amazing and our Manager was one of the best Managers I've worked with in my entire career
Answered Jun 30, 2022
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What is the promotion process like at AmerisourceBergen?
Asked Oct 16, 2020
You don’t really get promotions
Answered Feb 3, 2023
Interview for the next position up when available
Answered Jan 17, 2023
What is a typical day like for you at AmerisourceBergen?
Asked Apr 4, 2020
Answered Jan 20, 2023
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How are the working hours at AmerisourceBergen?
Asked Jun 16, 2016
When everything is perfect 10hrs. The rest of the month 12-16 hrs.
Answered Feb 16, 2022
U arent told about overtime for the next day until u r clocking out. U dont know when u get to leave...ever. u work til they tell u that u can go home. Lots n lots of overtime. Everyday. 50+he paycheck is common