April 30, 2013 | Jennifer Shappley
I joined Express Scripts five years ago. It was January 2008, I was living in Dallas, and preparing to move to Memphis after having accepted a new position with my current employer.
A few weeks before I my planned move, I received a call about an opportunity on the Talent Acquisition team at Express Scripts. I wasn’t job hunting and I had never considered a move to St Louis, but the company immediately interested me. And to be honest, I was having second thoughts about moving out of the recruiting field.
Within a month, I had accepted the position with Express Scripts and was on my way to St Louis. I was excited about the journey ahead of me. I also had lots of questions. Would I be able to make an impact in my new role? Would I like living in St Louis? Perhaps most importantly, given my southern upbringing, what was the Midwest equivalent of “y’all?” If someone had asked me then what the next five years would hold, I could never have predicted the exciting road in front of me. During that time, Express Scripts has grown from a company of 10,000+ employees to 30,000+ employees. We’ve climbed from 135 on the Fortune 500 to our current ranking of 24. I have grown in so many ways. The work has been challenging and rewarding and I am incredibly proud of what our team has accomplished.
I love my job. How could I not? I lead the Talent Acquisition team for a company that values innovation, rewards high performance and champions collaboration. If you are looking for a company that offers great opportunities for professional development and a chance to help patients make better decisions resulting in healthier outcomes, this is the place for you.
Today we launch our updated career site with a variety of new features, including a recruiter blog. We hope that through this blog, you will get to know our recruiters and benefit from their personal experiences and expertise. We also plan to invite other Express Scripts employees to give you a peek into their work and why they – like us – love working here.
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