This job is a great way to gain new skills and build your resume. You run the allergy clinic on your own from scheduling to inventory. If the providers are hands on then it's great if not , then it's not so great. I really enjoyed working there until the micro managing began. They're constantly emailing to get your numbers up. They don't understand that people are not robots and WILL sometimes still not show up even though they've confirmed an appointment. Calling out due to sickness is hard since there is no floater. I had surgery and was supposed to be out for a week. They pushed me to come in sooner because, they had no coverage. They QA you. Which is when they observe to make sure you follow the "checklist " on how a certain type of appointment goes. If you do one step before the other (I.e mark numbers on skin after placement of the testers vs. before, or forgetting to highlight something on a sheet) you get enough points taken off that you're out coded as "yellow". The manager I had ,Jennifer was great! I haven't to many good things about the new one ,Jill.
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.
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.
Good work/life balance
below avg benefits, no 401k matching, poor leadership skills of management
Certified Clinical Allergy Specialist (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – January 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.
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.
Account Executive (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – November 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.
Clinical Allergy Specialist (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – February 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.
no micromanaging, paid traveling, vacation days given upfront
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.
None, this company is going under
No job security, constant changes in managment, and no room for growth.
A large portion of the company was laid off without any notice. I heard I was laid off through word of mouth. I tried to call HR to get to the bottom of it, but they wouldn't put me through to anyone. Managers never on the same page, and you never see anyone as you work remotely. The whole idea of selling allergy shots to people who don't really need it isn't a great business design anyway. They try to make it sound like you are helping people, when really you're a salesperson with a sugar-coated job title. Don't do it. There has to be something better out there.
Assistant Account manager (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – November 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.