Why I Came Back to Express Scripts
October 3, 2016 | Express Scripts
Colleagues often ask me—so, why did you come back to Express Scripts? And, my response is simple — there is amazing work going on here. I originally joined the company in 2010 and after four years, I left Express Scripts to explore other opportunities. My reasons for leaving were hard to measure, but it was a career move I needed to make. In the end, it turned out to not only be beneficial for my career, but strengthened my perspective and the passion I ultimately have for the company.
The Right Model in Place
In my limited time away, I found myself comparing other companies to Express Scripts. We have cutting edge processes, systems, technology and ways of thinking. In my mind, there’s no greater example of that than our HR organization. How we operate today is best in class. If you want to work in HR, this is the place to be. As an HR Business Partner, our collaborative model allows you to draw on the expertise of your peers and you are better positioned to support the changing needs of the business. Working as one cohesive HR unit dials up our level of expertise and allows us to bring comprehensive solutions to the business.
The Work and the People Matter
Being a part of smaller organizations helped me to really understand the components necessary for me to have the ideal work environment. At Express Scripts, we have a great team of people to collaborate, learn from and laugh with, which is so important! We also have an entrepreneurial spirit that drives us to go after what is new and innovative and the employees I work with are resilient – I think this is a defining characteristic of our culture. This organization has the ability to change gears and continue to make leaps forward in the direction that ultimately puts our clients and patients first.
One of the interesting aspects of my experience has been realizing the personal brand I have developed. When talking with a colleague after I returned, he referred to the act of someone leaving and returning to the company as “pulling a Kortney Morton.” I laughed at the thought, but later realized that interactions like that is part of the reason I came back – working with people who care for each other and enjoy the work they do for our patients and our industry. Someone would only pull a “Kortney Morton” if they couldn’t stay away from a passionate company that does great things every day.
Kortney is a Sr. Director at Express Scripts, supporting Sales and Account Management, and Clinical Research and New Solutions.« Racing to Help Patients – Indianapolis| Reinforcing a Culture of Recognition »