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Had been using our CVS Caremark for over 5 years and liked their service. Now using Express Scripts since January and problems. They don't it the way I had it done with Carmark; that is, having all three Rxs mailed at the same time. When they did send them to me, two came on different days in different envelopes. I don't receive the third Rx as they said I cancelled it. I never did...why would I??? Hard company to deal w/, and after reading a few of these I'm know I'm not the only one who has this problem.csbram 8/21/14 10:11AM
Express Scripts has been the worst customer service
interaction I have ever had! They border on deceptive
practices and the worst part is, they don't care that people are unhappy with them.Grandma 8/20/14 12:58PM
I must have a file at Express Scripts a mile long because my doctor has faxed and re-faxed. They had a Prior Authorization for my Rx and then when they denied it I called and a girl told me the doc needed to fax in two more forms and send in an IDENTICAL prescription as what they already had on file. Talking to a supervisor was a joke. I could hear him putting me on speaker and he only answered if I said Are you still there? Tricare for Life should get another company to manage their Rx plan after all the complaints I've read about ES. I was charged for an Rx I couldn't take that they sent by mistake. I haven't gotten my meds on time and have had to go to the ER because of it. They should be run out of business.Anonymous 8/19/14 11:11AM
Express Scripts denies my medication once a year and requires my doctor to fill out a preauthorization form for the same medication every year. They do not let me or my doctor know that they are going to deny my medication until the day I go to pick it up at the local pharmacy and I have one days worth of medication. Their customer service representatives have no idea what they are doing. I even had a customer service representative ask me if I was abusing my medication and needed counseling on how to take my medication! It is absurd that Express Scripts thinks that they know more about my health issues and presciption needs than I do or my doctor of 15 or more years!Josie 8/17/14 1:56PM
My spouse recently changed jobs and his new insurance plan requires him to fill his meds with Express Scripts. He has numerous serious health conditions which require him to take medication...medication that cannot be interrupted without life-threatening consequences. He has been round and round with his doctor and Express Scripts trying to get his medication, which he has been taking for years, filled. Express Scripts kept pushing back the date they would ship his meds. He explained that he had run out. His doctor responded to Express Scripts inquiries and still they would not ship. When my spouse reached a crisis where he had been out of medication for so long that he was really at risk, his doctor wrote him a one month RX to be filled at the local pharmacy, for which he would pay cash. The pharmacy would not fill it because Express Scripts had blocked it, saying they had already shipped the medication (when they had not). When he dies from inability to get medication from Express Scripts, I plan to sue them and inform all the news media. This company is playing with peoples' lives. It is outrageous.Unhappy spouse 8/13/14 8:34AM
I have been having problems over the past few months with these folks.
They told me they would manage my medications and prescriptions. All I needed to do was go online and refill or renew. They also stated they would contact my doctors for renewals.
I get 90 day refills with one deductable price.
The phone reps are always friendly and helpful. Well, as much as they are allowed. I too am always happy, joking and upbeat and help make them giggle a bit.
I order on line and get prompted to call them and order by phone order about 15% of my orders. Defeats the purpose of ordering on line. I lose my lunch ½ hour as well as more time off the clock.
If I order multiple prescriptions and one is not shippable they hold all four. Then the three are shown shipped 6 Ė 7 days after refill. When I try to reorder the 3 they will not ship them by the fill date so now I am 6 Ė 7 days without meds. My local pharmacy will use my fill date.
ES will not fill and ship so you receive your meds until the day or two before you run out.
I order on line. They need a new prescription to refill. They contact the doctor. (Only once from the way I understand) If the doctor does not reply in 10 days they cancel the order. ES does not call me or email me. Just cancel. I donít have a clue unless I log on their web site every few days. This is ES reasonability to let me know. Thatís why I hired them to help manage my meds.
I ordered on line and 6 out of 8 prescriptions didnít make it through the system. When contacting an ES rep the best she could do is to process the order. She could not offer any type of rush to get them to me on time. Okay, they are only allowed to do so much.
Upon speaking with a supervisor (I was told) the person didnít seem to really care. They were a ďcorporate protocolĒ recording. They got a bit snotty and insisted I needed to contact my physicians for refills. I was told they mailed me a letter in regard to one of them. I was out of town for two weeks, mail on hold so I didnít get the notification until the mail got delivered. When I asked why they didnít call at the phone number I have to give them to prove my identity I got no answer.
I too explained that the reason I use them is that I trust them with my heath. If they donít provide me with my medications on time or contact me like they say they will I cannot function in a normal world.
I think itís time for me to look at other suppliers that really may care about customer service.kyle 8/12/14 11:48AM
This company doesn't care about customer service or well being of patients. My wife is on several medications and they tell her to go thru this rip off company, and if she's out of something she has to go thru other channels. But, they preach savings and it's not worth the aggravation..Upset customer 8/8/14 8:43AM
They ship my insulin pens without needles even when the doctor orders them. I talked to a gal at Express Scripts and right from the get go I could tell she was lying to me. They also automatically deduct out of my account for meds that are due for a refill without my knowledge. They have been told time and time again that they are not to ship without my authorization, but they still do. They changed a med on my wife because of cost. She used that med and then Express Scripts sent a notice that they are changing it again. My wife used the changed med and got a severe reaction. She called Express Scripts and they told her to see her doctor. They flat out just don't care as long as they can get into your pocket.Moffster 8/6/14 1:57PM
I agree with the other contributors. Express Scripts has been a horrible company to work with for years. Now they have the audacity to stop coverage on a chronic pain med prescribed by my physician as an alternative to taking scripts combined with acetaminophen or ibuprofen thus increasing all pain patients chances of developing liver disorders or stomach ulcers, among a host of other awful side effects. I have written a letter with little hope they will reverse their corporate decision.PNK 7/29/14 12:29PM
It was a big mistake to enroll yourself which in the first place you think you can save money on your prescription. It is a big frustration since Express Script will suffocate you with medications and on top of that, they charge more than a regular pharmacy. They don't tell you straight to your face that you can't enjoy any other savings from any drug company's savings programs which in our case, we don't have to pay for a year if I get it from Walmart or any drug stores. So to speak, they send the bill of $74.00 without repercussions, no sympathy from the different customer Service people with different information you get and now you pay the price of getting trap.Anonymous 7/29/14 7:09AM
Hard to believe!!! Express Scripts has replaced Evista with a generic brand that actually costs $110 more than THE NON-GENERIC.
Two months ago a generic version of Evista came on the market. Express script without notification substituted the generic for the non-gneric raising the price from $160 to $277.
Express Scripts states that they have the right to substitute the generic because the original prescription did not say DAW. When the prescription was writtn there was no generic so there was no reason for the doctor to write DAW.
There is no one to talk to other than "customer service" which says there is nothing they can do. The other answer was that the generic will go down in price in the future! That does not help now.
How do you justify a generic that costs more than the non generic.
I thought using Express scripts was supposed to save you money not cost more.
They refuse to take the medicine back.Marstie 7/28/14 4:37PM
Horrible horrible company. Customer service robots leave you wanting to scream. They put you on hold, transfer you, and keep you on the phone almost an hour and nobody knows a thing. They could turn Mary Poppins into a raging lunatic! Try to fix aN error, like them charging my credit card without my permission, and it's impossible. How can it be so difficult when I did not give them permission to charge my credit card? How can it be so difficult to understand that simple thing? I don't get it. What part of "You did not have my permission to charge my credit card" is not understandable. Are these people all brain dead or is this how they are programmed so people will just hang up and forget it. And it's not like it's a lot of money. They steal from the elderly and should have criminal charges against them. They are thieves and liars. They steal from the elderly and, if they can't fix it, should be shut down.
Next letter is to the Attorney General, After I leave ANOTHER voice mail to the simpleton "supervisor" who was supposed to call me back last week. I will leave 10+ messages a day if I have to.Ms Bravo 7/28/14 10:55AM
Horrible the worst company to deal with. No one can ever help.
Had problems in Jan 2014 getting perscriptions, I am a diabetic I use 4 syringes dailey they changed it to 2 syringes dailey I had my Dr write new perscription they changed it again.I sent in 7 scripts at the same time got an email they were being processed waited a week never received my meds, called they said the pharmacy didn't seperate them they were on the other phone had them seperated and the one med i needed the most would be shipped express next day still waiting its been a week. I called them again they changed the ship date to around July 30th well past my 90 day supply, so now they are telling me to get another script and go to my own pharmacy again I already paid them.I am out of some of my insulin and they dont give a crap.kathy 7/28/14 1:27AM
I received a package in the mail earlier this year, thought it was something I ordered off the internet so I opened it. It was a bottle of prescription medication from Express Scripts. I called ES to as why I got the medication. I was told my doctor sent them a prescription and they had to fill it. The prescription was filled with generic and I do take this prescription however it has to be brand. I explained this to the rep and they credited my account for the charges. I asked them to cancel in future orders that I obtain my medications through a local pharmacy. Move forward to May 2014.
I received a call from an ES rep wanting to send the same medication to me again. I told her no, I did not need the medication filled and did not want the medication shipped. I reminded her I had asked for all orders to be cancelled for this medication that I get it filled at a local pharmacy. I have a few chronic health conditions and am on various medications. I do not and have not ever used a mail order service for any of my medications.
A few days later, another envelope arrived. I did not open it and wrote retrun to sender on it and sent it back. foollwed up with a phone call to tell them I had returned the medication. I was told I would have to pay for it anyway. I do not understand how I can be expected to accept and pay for a medication that I never ordered, never authorized to be sent to me. These people are the most difficult people to deal with.
Today I got them to mark half off the bill, but there is still a 50.49 balance and the medication is with ES, not me. ES told me to contact my doctor to pay the remaining balance. Have you ever heard of such?Fxbodymechanix 7/25/14 1:49PM
THE WORST. TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE. I have been waiting 6 weeks to get diabetic test strips even though I have a letter of authorization from Express Scripts authorizing coverage. Nobody has any authority to actually mail me my prescription - not even the corporate office. Of course, the President, Tim Wentworth, isn't available to take a phone call and the person I was forwarded to (Alicia) didn't help at all. OBVIOUSLY ALL THE BAD COMMENTS ON THE SITE DON'T MATTER because we're stuck with using the company due to insurance coverage. WISH I COULD DO AS PISS POOR A JOB AS THESE MORONS AND STILL GET PAID AND NOT GET FIRED - obviously, if you want to sit on your fat ass all day and do nothing you should get a job at Express Scripts. By the way, maybe someone should tell these morons what "Express" means.ANNOYED FROM HERE TO INFINITY & 7/24/14 4:36PM
Express Scripts has almost 1500 BBB complaints File your own and you will most likely get a "courtesy credit" for your incorrect prescription, but they will not admit fault. Maybe if they get up to 15K BBB complaints, they will change their policies???Anonymous 7/18/14 1:35PM
This is trully one of the worse firms to work for and have pharmacy service with. My costs of perscriptions went up from less than $100 to over $300 per month in just 2 years. They do not give you the right to get the 90 day supply directly from your local pharamacy.I am on 12 perscripitions and on SSDI disability. I have health conditions from arthritis to heart disease. I can no longer get or afford any Rx's I need. When I complained, Express Scripts removed me from their client list even though they are my plans RX firm.
I know of over 12,000 retired Texas teachers who no longer have Rx coverage due to Express Scripts. They want those who are not profitable customers to go without medicine and die. In other words, they are committing murder for profit.
Contact CEO George Paz (peace) at 1-800-871-4663 if you are in the same boat. The corporate address in One Express Way St. Louis, Mo. 63121dyingbecauseofcorpgreed58 7/17/14 6:15PM
I have been trying to get a script for weeks and after I spoke to managed care and obtained an auth for my bp meds and verified with customer care it was received and would be shipped, only to find out there was another drug that will be sent. This is not the drug the auth was for and my bp med does not have a generic substitute. I was on the phone for 40 minutes with 4 different reps only to be told to call on Monday that there was no one there that could help. this is a real piss poor way to run a business.mamac 7/13/14 8:09AM
I hate this company so much I can not even summarize it adequately here. The service and benefits management are so bad words alone can not describe the depth of their terribleness. If your insurance plan uses them, have fun getting a prior authorization for everything and spending hours on the phone with them every time you need a refill. EVERY TIME!Anonymous 7/11/14 4:25PM
Wasted 45 minutes of my life trying to get them to process script by mail. After getting transferred 3 times and send through the automated system again I talked to a woman that not only didn't seem to care she expected me to know and be able to spell my Dr. first and last name. After giving here the address phone number and last name of my Dr. she wasn't willing to call or look up his last name. I had to look it up using my phone so that we could proceed. 20 minutes later she still hadn't been able to help me so I asked if there was a less painful way to get this all set up, she said yes by fax. I opted for that. I waited another 10 minutes and the customer rep was still looking for her own fax number. I'd rather jump into a burning building than deal with this crap.ECW 7/10/14 3:47PM
I placed a refill for needles to use with a medication on June 10, 2014. To day, June 29, I have not received the order and I told them I am now reusing needles at this time. Multiple calls to ES: spoke with Express Scripts reps and supervisors. Multiple excuses from ES on why they have not processed the script. My doctor resent the script, I was told twice the order was processing...still no delivery. Dr. called the local pharmacy and I picked up the order at no charge within 1 day on Saturday, 6/28. . I told ES to cancel my order and ES customer rep today replied he would cancel and I will not be charged. (I'll have to verify this at a later time) Express Scripts does not appear competent in administering timely medication refills. I have been refilling this order with ES for more than a year, not sure why now they are unable to process.Karen 6/29/14 8:09AM
I have a very bad experience with Express Scripts. I refilled a prescript on June12, 2014. So far I have not received medicine or any email explanation until I back to their homepage and click to my order situation. They said refill is done but other problem, then ask me to call for detail.
My prescription is a daily need. When the renew process has problem they should email me and remind me but it never happen.
Service from Express Scripts is really bad comparing with my previous service from Medco.Charles 6/20/14 4:42AM
Horrible reliability or commitment to any promised delivery of medications. Even if you call and they give you a ship date, they never hit it. The date is given to placate the customer to get them off the phone. I believe they purposely delay sending medications on time to save money. A week or 2 of not having the patient consuming medications pushes out the refill date, thereby, reducing the amount of meds the patient will require over time. Multiply that by the number of patients and it is a very substantial number saving thousands of dollars at patients expense.bdoucette 6/17/14 6:53AM
Waiting for shipment of a prescription for 2 months now.. They keep saying Doctor did not fill out correctly. Had doctor resubmit several times but same result. This med Atelenol, I have been taking for over 15 years and never had a problem before. They are a horrible company with no regard for their customers health. This is a blood pressure med and they have managed to raise mine 20 plus points!arleened2 6/14/14 8:59AM
After reading other Yelps on this awful terrible company, I think ExpScr. has pulled every trick in their book to keep for delivering my wife's meds. The BEST story is when they send a letter to our address of record, stating that they need to verify our address. Apparently Mr. Barney Gallassio, who signs those letters as VP/Member Services, must have a bunch of A$$ CLOWN$ working for him, because we've verified that address DOZENS of times. So far, two months and they've failed to fill her 90-day prescription. Between lies and deferrals to "supervisors" (who, it turns out, is just the poor slob who pulled the short straw that day, and has to pretend to be a supervisor), to people claiming to be in "Administration" (Daniel Pallesen) that don't do what they promise, it's been a total train wreck (and sorry, but that might just be an insult to real trains that wreck). But Express Scripts is likely killing people with their tactics and policies, and if the lack of meds doesn't kill them, the exasperation will.I Know Better 6/10/14 11:33AM
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Express scripts - to which we have NEVER belonged - billed us for 100 in 2009. Called and got is squared away and they realized their mistake, and now, years later, they have sent it to Collections. I have been attempting to contact them and have been hung up on. Next stop? Atty general?pam 1/17/14 10:30AM
The old version of the site was excellent, the current "Dashboard" is virtually unusable.
I would appreciate communication with someone high enough in management to have the website decision makers under supervision. I am willing to wager that some entity was actually paid to replace a working system with garbage.
It is obvious to me that the decision makers did not try both old and new. Nor did they have a focus group of users try them.
Jim Russelljimr122783 1/9/14 3:48PM
I have received great service. I had pass word trouble this morning, and the lady that helped me was pleasant, maintained a voice that told me she was glad to help me. She also helped me solve a problem with the date of my refill. I am so glad I did not have to stand in a long line at our local drug store after shopping for nearly an hour.joyscottl 12/10/13 6:03AM
Like so many seniors, I was extremely wary of ordering my pills thru an then-unknown company. Not to worry---they have been cheerfully and carefully filling and refilling all my orders (most were automatic refills) for several years now. The price is unbeatable. (I am Scottish at heart.) The quality is excellent. Very good company.lizzie 10/26/13 1:06PM
I've spoken to several employees and my experience was the same horrible.But I've spoken to Ms Passion Ford on an issue I've been dealing with the past several months.She spoke to me with the upmost coutesy, real concern ,and very efficient on handling my ordeal.for the first time in years I relived and wasn't angry I hung up the phone. If the rest of the employees can take a page out of ns Ford's book the company will rank in the high 90's on their customer service surveys.cookie monster 8/3/13 10:51AM
I had Express Scripts for about 6 years or longer through State of Michigan retirement; I loved them. They were the best and most efficient mail order pharmacy to work with and always watching how one of our medications might interact with a new one that the doctor would order. I am sorry to hear/read of other bad experiences.Confused in Michigan 4/24/13 6:14PM
I have nothing but good things to say about Express Scripts. I have never had an issue with my prescriptions being filed or my questions answered. Hats off to Express Script keep up the good work!Deb 1/17/13 3:47PM
We are very pleased with the way all our prescriptions are filled.Right on time,never run out.Our Dr faxes them in for us---We don`t have to run to the Drug store,which is a Blessing for us----Thank God for Express Scripts--Anonymous 5/8/12 12:16PM
The only problem I have is getting my doctor to fax in prescriptions to them. Once they have the prescription, they fill them promptly and I never have to worry. The customer service is A+ and I am going to switch my entire family over to their service. My father has Tri-Care and no one really cares if we have to use CVS instead of Walgreens for his meds. Like I said, I will be switching him to Express Scripts too... very convenient.SunnyDisposition 4/16/12 2:06AM
I had to drops Express Scripts they were just making to many mistake and my health were paying for it.
They always blame the patient for what happen with their medications.
And now they are charging you an extra copay if you use Brand name medication vs Generic.
I'm not sure if that is legal, i will keep asking the question.someonecares 4/12/12 9:50AM
You do not get a person by pressing 3. You need to say "I would like to speak to a patient care advocate." I only had to wait about 30 seconds and got a real person, who tried to resolve my issue, could not, so she contacted supervisor and resolved the problem. Make life easier...get your prescriptions mail order.Customer Service OK 2/28/12 12:59PM
I have never had any problems with this company.
Anonymous 2/7/12 11:08AM
Strange. Never had any problems with the Express Scripts. Except perhaps with their automated calls offering refills. however, there was always an option just to say NO - and they discontinue these calls.
(Their voice recognition is superb, considering my thick foreign accent that was never a problem with their auto system)
The supporting staff is generally polite and patient, and those who introduce themselves as some kind of ADVOCATES, are pretty helpful despite the naive and pretentious name of what is boiled to the usual customer service.
I'd grade them 3-plus out of 4 and recommend their service to my friends and relatives.
Manhattan, NYinterdial 1/27/12 11:39AM
I have been receiving my medication from Express Scripts for approximately eight years. I have never had any problems with them, and the customer service people are extremely helpful if I have questions about a pending order.lawgirl3 12/12/11 4:42PM
Mailed a prescription from VA to AZ. Was received on 17 Oct; verified-filled-packaged-shipped the same day. Couldn't ask for more than that!Anonymous 10/21/11 3:35AM
Positive experience...customer svc agent v helpful!kimmyp 7/26/11 4:27PM
Express Scripts has always delivered on time!! Much better that all of the other mail order pharmacies, ESI is truly committed to their members... THANK YOU ESI!!!Pro ESI 4/11/11 7:48AM
Mine is at best a "lukewarm" positive response, but having read the horror stories of other customers right after sending Express Scripts my first order, well, I was worried enough to ramrod said order thru their corporate maze. (Past experience fighting with six phone companies on a 911 implementation project helped.) I found that by calling daily for updates and asking for clarifications on discrepancies between phone and internet status report helped them to clear logjams. Since I was initially naive and thought they might know what they were doing, I made up for lost time by insisting on a rush order (additional cost $21). After 11 phone calls over 12 days, 2 of 3 prescriptions were shipped UPS so I got them 13 days after Express Scripts received them. The third prescription - a common blood pressure medicine - is apparently delayed indefinitely. My doctor's office gave me 2 weeks worth of samples. My advice: Call these people every day...compare what they tell you with the online information. Both may be wrong but demand a clear answer. Bottom line: Do not use this service if you can afford to use a local pharmacy. If you are stuck with these jokers, do not assume it will be as bad as the horror stories described here. For us, it was a big hassle but not a nightmare. Good luck.Luke Warm 4/1/11 1:39PM
I have always received my medication on time. I am sorry my company changed to another prescription company. I have been able to call and get someone on the phone within minutes. As always they have been very helpful and nice on the phone.Gloria 3/21/11 10:29AM
I am now a retired minister. I was a registered pharmacist in my early years. I have used express scripts for several years. I have found then to be accurate and timely in all of my dealings with them. They have saved me an enormous amount of money through my retirement benefit drug plan. I purchase 90 day supplies of 2 very expensive Rxs from them and I consider their services a blessing to me.Anonymous 2/17/11 2:26PM
This is generally a positive review; however, I was unable to find a telephone number to call from the web page to renew my prescription. I could go online, if I had my membership number, but I don't have that with me and I am only trying to return a call that I missed and could miss again. Otherwise, I am very satisfied with the service you provide. My pills arrive on time and in the correct number and dosage.TEWK 11/15/10 10:16AM
We have used Express Scripts for over 10 years and have only had 1 problem. That was 2 weeks ago they sent the incorrect number of pills. I called to report and the rest were sent out within a week. Always friendly and informative.Anonymous 11/1/10 9:41AM
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Telling 7/12/13 5:20AM
1. Customer Service is very poor- lacking empathy, willingness to assist
2. Not about the patient's needs but the company's bc instead taking the time to help the patients, now you're on a clock to quickly assist and get them off the phone.
3. Lots of cuts- from lay-offs to program changes to better business needs
4. Raises- None to minimal but higher expectation for more
5. Incentives for Employees reduced or cut- for example for education, there is a cap where of 3500 per year- enough for 2-3 classes in one year at these costs.
6. Minimal HR contact bc its controlled mostly thru a call center outsourced for our benefits
7. Crappy and not the best benefits- you may more but the options for quality is lacking.
These are just a few and i could go on and on but in the big picture of looking at things, the only people i see this benefiting are the investors who ESI will need to show some returns to bc the employees are sure not gaining anything so far..
I would not be surprised to see a shift in the employee arena in this company as this economy slowly recovers bc many are not happy but like most too, need a job until better comes along.
So sad for a once good named company that many took pride in working for and now dissected to what is slowly no longer the best company out there to work for.
ChuloZing 3/15/13 6:47AM
justme 3/7/13 5:58PM
I get some negative feedback from patients, pharmacists, and doctor's office, but I believe this can be summed up in large part to lack of knowledge of the companie's policies. If I had one suggestion for improvement, it'd be that those policies are made more accessible to the members and others who service them.
And, the mandatoy overtime thing is a bunch of bologna. All overtime is voluntary. The only time ithey 'draft' for overtime is on holidays and not enough people volunteer. Actually, this month I signed up for 20+ hours of overtime and had it all cancelled!!! I'm upset about THAT!
Anonymous 1/18/13 9:00PM
Finally: The place offers very good benefits, 401k, P for P, and full tuition reimbursement. Most companies do NOT offer all of those. I am not treated like a child by my management, I feel like I'm part of a team who wants to help each other, and I refuse to believe my team or, for that matter, my site, is special. Alot of the complaints I've read from prior employees sound like they come from people who've never worked in a call center before. Call centers are very structured and stat driven. They have to be. Our work is considered 'real time production'. Our work is driven by our call volume and a PCA(or any phone rep) has to be on the phones at their scheduled times because every single MINUTE of that time is factored into a mathematical equation based off that expected call volume. We're offered our jobs KNOWING and AGREEING to this. If you don't like the job quit...Just, please, don't make the mistake of thinking that your experience mirrors everyone elses. I for one, like my job there. I like helping people, I like being told CONSTANTLY by my patients that they're thankful they got me. And yes, I do get quite a few who tell me that they wish they could get me every time, and yes, that does sometimes make me wonder about the other people they've talked to...But I'm starting to wonder if they're just talking to people who are unhappy with their job..People who'd rather NOT do as much as they possibly could. And that's sad. Because it makes the rest of us: People like the person who posted his/her comment back in April about alot of what I said above, look bad.
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jennstarr 9/26/12 7:42AM
Stay away. Stay far away.
esi_employee_of_the_year 7/20/12 9:53AM
We are a Pharmacy BENEFIT MANAGEMENT company first and a pharmacy second. Our "customers" are the clients (your employers) that sets the guidelines that we are obligated to comply with. 9 out of 10 of these complaints revert back to "patients responsibility" in so far as, understanding how to work with ESI, and what their PHARMACY benefit actually is. Essentially our services are more about benefit management rather than being a pharmacy provider.
You always have a right to chose whoever you wish to deal with. Granted you may not receive your pharmacy benefit according to your employers plan but you still have an American right to choose!
It pains me to hear all of these complaints since 20,000 employees are not all evil and we are a highly regulated company, both by our clents and the government. We do a lot of good for patients by supplying equally equivilent medications that are FDA approved.
Like any United States corporation there are always and always will be human factors that need improvement.
ESI works in conjunction with your pharmacy benefit plan and we are not to blame for all of these complaints.
I can truly say as an employee that this company has treated me fairly. I have no complaints using their mail order. They are a business in business as a service provider by people and for people... as we continue to grow we continue to improve services.
be8387 4/1/12 11:58AM
1. If you have a credit or debit card on file, that card will be charged when an order is shipped. 2. You will see a pending credit charge on your account as an order is being filled. It is not actually charged on the card until the order ships. 3. Since mid June 2011, most people have a $150 line of credit. If what has already shipped and is not paid and a pending shipment equals or exceeds $150, you are required to make a payment to bring the total balance below $150.00 - before any order in process will ship. 4. If the doctor's office send in a new RX, it will be filled and shipped. ESI assumes your doctor keeps you informed of any new medications. 5. Health insurance companies determine their overage rules - selective home delivery (SHD) mail order not mandatory, exclusive home delivery (EHD) - mail order mandatory. They also determine how many courtesy/local pharmacy fills they allow in 365 days. 6. Insurance companies determine drug coverage, copays, drug classification & establish the guidelines/instructions when ESI has to look for a generic alternative - in most cases is it always. 7. Each insurance company determines what mediations require additonal approval and clinical info from the doctor - prior authorization process (PA). 8. Auto refill & automated telephone notifications do not always happen on time. 9. Give yourself 10-15 business days from the day you request the refill until the day the meds shows up on you doorstep. 10. RXs are typically only good for 12 months - they will expire after 12 months - even if there are refills left on the RX.
anonymous 12/5/11 6:33AM
Anonymous 12/2/11 10:39AM
pullingmyhairout 11/11/11 8:30PM
**They make you work so much over time if you have a family just say goodbye to them! You only get 1 day off a week and sometimes not even that.
** When they give OT there is not an option! **They manipulate you into thinking things will get better but they only get worse! **They cut back on our night differential from 10% to 5% and cut back on the hours applicable from 6pm to 8pm.
**They took away letting us have ipods or MP3 players.If they see your cell phone out they will take them from you till the end of your shift.
**If you dont kiss big time butt then you will NEVER advance to any position or be allowed to change from night hrs to day hrs.
**If you apply for another position in the company your manager will talk to the other manager and tell them you can not take the position because they dont have the man power to lose personel to another department because (Its robbing Peter to pay Paul!). **They will hold a person back that has no viloations, or mistakes and has exceptional numbers simply because they dont kiss butt. Yet, they will sweep a recent violations under the rug and move a person up because they kiss major butt!
**They will not allow 1hr lunches any more(without breaks) you must take a 30 min lunch and 2/15 minute breaks and the evening shift does not have access to the cafateria because they close at 2pm and lunches are often stolen from the community friges.
**If you do not leave on time for your lunch or breaks you lose that time.
**You are clocked on the amount of time u take to go to the bathroom.
**you get violations if you spend too much time talking to a patient or Dr. office.
**The whole place is filthy and you are not given any time to clean your own area (because the 15 minutes you take to stock and clean can be used more productively). **There is no talking to others in your area at all! You must use your own time to chat. **They treat emplyees like children and talk to you like one as well.
The only thing this company cares about is the all mighty dollar! When Christine Huston comes for the "Town Hall Meetings" the only thing she talks about is how much the company made and how we are working on keeping the stock holder happy by making more money for them! They want robots not humans! We have a very limited amount of people whom still work and yet they say we can push out more! We have lost many people and they have not replaced 1! We get temps every so often but they only stay for about 2 weeks (if they come back) then they are gone and we are right back to being stressed out! If you take a call you can not make a patient happy because they time you and if you are filling an order and you know something is missing or not right you cant ask questions (it waste time, just fill it and if we have to make another shipment they will call to get whatever they are missing). There is no Patient care at all! They simply dont care! they dont care about the emplyees and theyr family, they dont care about the patients or thier family. They only care about making money for the stock holders and thats it!
I will be looking for another job and George Paz can kiss my BLK BUTT! Im DONE!
Anonymous 5/20/11 6:16PM
The technology used at ESI is ridiculously outdated. I am frankly shocked that it doesn't crash more often. You have to have about a dozen programs running just to do your job, and they all don't communicate effectively with each other. No wonder everyone gets misinformation, deliveries to wrong addresses and various other mishaps!
The caliber of people that get promoted are gossipy, backstabbing, lying, untrustworthy and spiteful, in general. There are a few exceptions to the rule. You can imagine what a nightmare it is to try and work under this type of management. It is true that they do not communicate with other departments, and that they try to find reasons to fire you, and even that they harass people!
Many of my co-workers are honest, trustworthy and hardworking people who are being forced to work overtime to make up for all of the firings that upper-management has done for (in my opinion) petty reasons. I suppose it's cheaper to pay one person time and a half than 2 salaries, right?
As of now, we've been forced, yes FORCED to work mandatory overtime for 7, 8 months now? It's been so long I've lost track. If we don't work it or have other obligations, we get written up and put on steps until we're out the door.
ESI does have benefits: Health, matching 401k, and does promote from within. But what good is all of that when the turnover rate is ridiculously high, departments don't communicate with eatch other, the patient/customer is unhappy and the product isn't getting to them on time or even to the right location?
I have seen alot of things in my 2 years. Notably, Shawn Lo Stracco, who was mentioned in a couple complaints, has stepped down as call center manager and has been replaced. But in general we still have the same DOS based system, the same incompetant PCAs and Evil Supervisors.
How ironic that we are forced to fill our own prescriptions at ESI! Remember that, customers, when speaking to a PCA on the phone or thinking of the people who process your scripts. We have to go through the same pain in the @ss process you do, and NO we don't get any special treatment!
DisappointedEmployee 5/12/11 10:30PM
Momma Dog 4/27/11 11:55AM
wow 4/14/11 9:37AM
frustrated employee 1/31/11 8:41PM
-Management does treat the employees like crap.
-Management tends to change policies without notifying anyone, and then hold you responsable for abying buy the old policy.
-Everyone who works on the dod accounts have to go through a background check before having access to them. There were people who worked on these accounts for years before getting a background check.
-Management has no communications skills what-so-ever.
All other complaints from customers are very, very true.
Another thing, if you are a DOD patient, and have a complaint, call your congressman, senator, the DOD themselves to file a complaint.
hershey 12/3/10 12:05PM
Leah 10/13/10 8:36AM
Like any United States corporation there are always and always will be human factors that need improvement. Please try us again. Please direct your complaints to our company directly so they can be resolved.
Jack46 9/26/10 6:16AM
Anonymous 6/16/10 10:28PM
Anonymous 5/15/10 7:20PM
I do have to say that when upper management is aware of an issue they do try and correct it but its cutting through all the other departments and low level managers that are crippling the company.
Anonymous 4/25/10 7:51PM
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