United Allergy Services Employee Reviews

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Good entry level business experience into healthcare
Clinical Allergy Specialist (Former Employee) –  TexasJanuary 24, 2017
Dont let the title of Allergy Specialist fool you. This job is 90% business and sales and 10% doing patient care. Pay was alright when I started but has only gotten worse. Benefits also have gotten worse. The company nickel and dimes all over the place and doesnt like to entertain the idea of having a backup floatstaff to cover employees for PTO time anymore. The number of vertical advancement positions is also super limited for such a large company. Overall, a good company to get experience with, a bad company to stay with and to try to grow a career.

Typical day: Go into work, greet office staff, set up lab for the day, and check schedule. Throughout the day you either see patients or are calling patients using screening sheets to try to get them into the office. When you see patients you basically have to sell your services to them which struck an ethical string with me as its healthcare services for their body... not a car shop.
Pros
Good work/life balance
Cons
below avg benefits, no 401k matching, poor leadership skills of management
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Highly Bureaucratic
Clinical Lab Specialist (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXFebruary 15, 2017
I have enjoyed working in fast-paced growing company. I have been with the company long enough to see the benefits of networking and how favoritism plays a role in your advancement
Pros
opportunity for growth
Cons
lack of leadership and constant restructuring within the company
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Good people, difficulties with operations
Account Executive (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXNovember 29, 2016
Good people. Complicated billing for customers and bad business practices per MD not hiring experienced billing people which often causes customers to get behind in payments. UAS closed numerous states and clinics that werent paying their bills on time. This caused a lot of discourse with current and potential customers.
Pros
Manager
Cons
No company car, no mileage, no raise
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Great opportunity for clinical experience
Clinical Liaison (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXMarch 7, 2017
This company gives on the job training and will give you excellent opportunity for clinical experience. For those looking for experience with treating patients, communicating with clinic staff and learning about allergies. However, the job security is not great. Many times, people are let go due to the company updating their staff requirements.
Pros
Interaction with patients
Cons
Job Security at upper levels
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not bad
Clinical Allergy Specialist (Current Employee) –  Colleyville, TXJanuary 23, 2017
again not bad, good job. I don't have time to write a review, it's a job they treat you well and the perks are worth it. Plus they offer benefits and a 401K
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Allergy Specialist
Certified Clinical Allergy Specialist (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJanuary 17, 2017
Everyday is different, it is exciting to see what each patient reacts to, be able to make their medications and then watch them improve from taking the medications you made. I really enjoyed working for this company.
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Quick to change
Lab Technician & QI Specialist (Former Employee) –  Asheville, NCDecember 14, 2016
This company is great overall but is quick to change policies and quick to down size without any heads up to the employees. While you are employed they are very empowering however, which makes for an awesome job while it lasts.
Pros
Good wages
Cons
Quick to fire
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No job security! Do yourself a favor and keep looking!
CAS- Clinical Allergy Specialist (Former Employee) –  FloridaDecember 26, 2015
I worked with United Allergy for over two years as a CAS. I went to work one day and I was locked out of every computer program needed to perform my duties. I called Tech Services left 5 messages and nothing... finally called my Account Manager and she informed me that I along with the entire state of FL had been laid off. I was instructed to leave my patients in the lobby who had appointments and go home.This company pulled out of several states and let go of hundreds of employees with NO NOTICE to employees or physicians. Prior they took away our paid healthcare and got rid of our cash bonuses. Management is constantly changing. No patient care what so ever! How could you ask employees to leave physicians high and dry with no consideration to their waiting patients? The doctors involved with this company think they're an absolute joke and are looking into legal action.
Pros
None, this company is going under
Cons
No job security, constant changes in managment, and no room for growth.
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Growing company
CAS (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJanuary 24, 2017
Very passionate company promoting allergy awareness. The hardest part of the job is communicating with the providers, and learning how to provide excellent allergy awareness to everyone.
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Great starter job
Clinical Allergy Specialist (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXFebruary 9, 2016
This is great starter job. It advertises as a job where you will need a science background. While at some points it is necessary, in very little amount, a sales background would be better. On the job training is provided through job shadowing and 1 week of paid training. Pay is great starting out. Quarterly reviews, incentives and yearly raises are nice as well.
Pros
no micromanaging, paid traveling, vacation days given upfront
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As long as you work hard you live to see another day
Clinical Allergy Specialist (Current Employee) –  texasSeptember 11, 2014
Corporate has the right idea it's in the business to make money but they don't realize how hard it is to meet budget and follow protocol. Too many redundant documents that is time consuming. The clinic managers are never there, pretend to work and just clock in, the trainers are never around because there is no oversight for them. The allergy techs are the ones that are busting their butts to be productive in fear of losing their job. Some don't even know it's from one day to the next the pull the rug out from under you. It's sad and you feel as if you were replaceable. They need to get rid of the people that don't work, it builds resentment and get better managers that are helpful and on your side not their own. Good side is the patients the relationships you build is what keeps us going, Better pay and benefits for those with experience not entry level pay like recent grads would increase moral.
Pros
Learn every aspect of managed care in healthcare
Cons
work hard to meet budget, poor management, no job security
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Very Fluid and inconsistent
Assistant Account manager (Current Employee) –  San Antonio, TXNovember 21, 2015
This Company tries to take care of it's employees but the very nature of the business model makes this difficult. Management is ever changing as is the company and as clinics close you will be forced to move with them or find a new job. If you are flexible then they will keep you around but you may be forced to travel.

Training prepares you for the very basic aspects of your job but teaches you nothing on how to be successful at your job. If you give it time and you have a good clinic you have the opportunity for promotion. Unfortunately the company routinely cuts and shifts positions so even once a position is earned it may be stripped at any time.

Success is completely reliant on landing a good clinic, ever deteriorating payor relations, and having a good management support system. The company is struggling with payor reductions in several states and closed several others recently. The job gets routine and redundant quickly. Not for those who want a challenge but great for new graduates needing some experience.
Pros
The lower management cares about their staff
Cons
Inconsistent at best, the job gets old fast
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Scam of a sales position
Clinical Laboratory Specialist (Former Employee) –  Riverdale, GASeptember 16, 2016
This place was filled with non-medical people making medical decisions and taking advantage of those illiterate in health insurance protocol.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Managers are bullies, quantity over quality
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Clinical Allergy Specialist (Current Employee) –  Columbus, GAJune 11, 2014
The company overall provide a good salary to pay my bills, but the job security is very poor. The company is base only on allergy testing and Treatment and this how the revenue come in for the company. When you are hire you think that you will be able to go to work and doctors referral patients just like they do for other healthcare services, but you are a sales representative. If you are not allergy testing and treatment or you are place at a clinic that is not high volume in patients you could very well be laid off.
Pros
Work life Balance
Cons
Job Security
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good Entry level, post graduate job
Clinical Allergy Specialist (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXMarch 1, 2013
Do not bother looking for a career here, they have the worst management, had four different managers in one year. Focused on numbers and not patient care quality, want you to push treatment on those who do not need it. The benefits are excellent, PTO is good but overall no job stability. Would only recommend recent college grads who are in between medical school or graduate school to work here.
Pros
benefits, healthcare, ptp
Cons
bad management, high turn over rates
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Run Robin Run!
Account Executive (Current Employee) –  New HampshireJune 29, 2015
You have to have a strong stomach to work here. Hire a lot of entry level kids and expect them to sell allergy injections though they were hired for a tech/science job. No employee development unless you are in the home office and few are. They make a lot of billing mistakes and can take up to a year to correct their errors which makes the Doctors and practice managers furious so they don't want to pay their bills. The Operations side of things has never worked well and can't seem to be fixed. They have only a handful of customers left who will give them a good reference though they have partnered with thousands of physicians. More focus on profits than on the patient. Many of us are looking to get out. The Sales department is treated poorly maybe because they are out of sight and mind. Be careful if you're considering. Speak to current employees, trust review etc...
Pros
weekends off
Cons
management changes from day to day, may be a sinking ship. no retirement, few holidays, no advancement, rampant favoritism, unskilled managers and operations teams who have practically destroyed the company
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This is a sales job
Clinical Allergy Specialist (Current Employee) –  Dallas,TxApril 16, 2014
This is a sales job. You are pretty much kinda like a pharmaceutical sales person but you do not even make half of what they make. This company would prosper if they learned to appreciate their employees more. Although they do put on a facade by sending you turkeys and yearly paper weight keepsakes. Do not be fooled if you do not make your quota they will fire just as fast as they hired you. There is no job security the pay is pretty good so are the benefits. Be careful they will make it seem like this job is great then you get out of training and reality sinks in.
Pros
Pay, Benefits, Patient Care
Cons
UnEthical Practices, and this company is money hungry, they will throw you under the bus to make budgets.
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Great benefits but be flexible!
Clinical Allergy Specialist (Current Employee) –  Cushing, OKNovember 26, 2013
UAS is an exciting company to work for. They offer great benefits and decent pay for a recent college graduate. It is great experience to be in charge of your own clinic and create relationships with doctors. There are little things in every day work that do create a little bit of animosity like corporate changes things constantly and they are ridiculously hard to get a hold of. However, there will be issues like this with any job or career you choose to participate in. You just have to be flexible.
Pros
Great benefits. Great opportunities.
Cons
Poor comunication between field and corporate. Things change constantly.
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Clinical allergy specialist
Certified Clinical Allergy Specialist (Former Employee) –  TylerSeptember 21, 2015
Awesome job, but managers might affect the job culture positively or negatively. The position does teach great management skills and the fellow CAS's provide a good support system most of the time. I loved the clinic I was in, the office staff, nurses, and the physicians.
Pros
working hours and free lunch
Cons
mismanagement
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Very Corrupt
CAS (Former Employee) –  SCMay 22, 2014
I was with this company for over 2 years, and although it seemed great for the initial 6 months, I slowly realized there was a huge disparity between corporate and the people in the field. Corporate is pretty clueless. They chase the almighty dollar, obviously this is a business, but they will throw you under the bus in a heartbeat. It's difficult because CASs are the ones in the field every day, but when there is an issue with a clinic, doctor, or billing, we have no one to help us. Account managers are basically cheerleaders for corporate and harp on the number of allergy tests you get done in a day.

Are you comfortable with testing people who are not medically indicated for it? Are you comfortable running up people's premiums for unnecessary medical treatment? If you are, then you'll do great in this company.

If you are applying for grad schools or looking for other jobs, then this is okay for a year (tops). Most of the day you might not be very busy, so it's great if you need to study or get other work done. Otherwise, find something better!!!
Pros
Starting salary was decent
Cons
Poor management, corporate is out of touch, unethical
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