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Cardinal Health Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 430 reviews

79% Approve of the CEO

Cardinal Health Chairman & CEO George S. Barrett

George S. Barrett

(228 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance and supportive of community causes (in 31 reviews)

  • Good benefits, clean work environment, strong Management Team (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • While encouraged, there will be times when work-life balance is not very balanced (in 20 reviews)

  • poor work-life balance, long hours, management is ever-changing, lots of turnover (in 16 reviews)

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    Transitional Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat company to work for if you are already an employee. They give first preference to internal hires who are trying to move to another department.

    ConsIf you not already an employee of Cardinal, it is hard to get an interview, especially right now with all of the transitions going on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook more for outside candidates. They may add value and a different point of view on how things can be accomplished and same the company money.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee) Dublin, OH

    ProsPTO, Work life balance, talented people, most colleagues willing to sit with you to share knowledge (not manager) foster idea of collaboration.

    ConsBeen with the company for 8 years and had 7 manager. Re-org constantly believing that will keep the company fresh and new but really more confusing with no clear sense of direction. Manager only care about their next opportunity not about your growth or development. You have to have friends and family membership to get a promotion. Individuals are hand selected to be shoe in- if you not in the club no point in applying for another position.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour emerge and lead participants are not the only candidate fit for the job. You have very talented people that are under utilized.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Going in wrong directions.

    Nuclear Pharmacist (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsIt's nuclear pharmacy, so no third party insurance, controlled substances or irate customers.

    ConsCompany is contracting it's nuclear pharmacy operations including the elimination of educational programs and out sourcing office functions. Cost cutting is extreme and even our drivers had to give back the Cardinal Health shirts they wear. I don't know how the company is going to get it's money back on that one. The manager's non-pharmacist friends make cognitive pharmacy decisions and policy in contradiction to Board of Pharmacy regulations concerning pharmacist's controlling their environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe have a non-pharmacist manager and the manager's non-pharmacist inner circle make all the decisions and carry more weight than pharmacists on pharmacy decisions. A member of the inner circle could not get into pharmacy school but is relied upon by the manager for pharmacy opinions and decisions more so than the pharmacists. This conflicts with State Board about pharmacists having control of their environment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall positive but corporate is out of touch

    IT Director (Current Employee)

    ProsCompany values, lots of opportunities across the country, stable, most people are nice and upstanding

    ConsThe bureaucracy is unreal. Corporate runs the show and won't listen to the people on the front lines. The pervasive attitude in IT is that whatever leadership says goes...even if it adversely impacts the field or customers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou could dramatically increase the bottom line if you focused on increasing customer satisfaction. In the eyes of many customers we are not as great as Dublin wants us to believe.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dedication and career advancement

    Senior Specialist Field Service (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsThe tasks may be difficult at times, but it is clear that everyone is dedicated to fulfilling our commitments to our customers. I have found that with dedication, the advancement is there. You may have to be willing to relocate to seek out that growth, but it is surely there.

    ConsOur dedication to our commitments may at times interfere with life and work balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue leading us to success, continue seeking future leaders among the ranks.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    If you don't know how to say "No" stay away.

    Chemist II (Current Employee) East Hartford, CT

    ProsNice benefits and good working environment on the whole. I didn't have to deal with much interpersonal drama in the workplace. I felt that I was part of a team working together to solve problems we encountered.

    ConsPET services are or were poorly managed. The regional passed his workload onto my boss, who in turn passed many of his duties onto me and the other salaried positions. The hourly level employees were largely exempt from this due to overtime pay.
    My supervisor was seldom physically present during a crisis, preferring to try to manage the situation by phone. He would promise to be there by say 6am, which through experience we learned was 8 or 9 or maybe noon. I was routinely called in during these times as well as to fill in for absences outside of my typical working hours. When already working both night and day time shifts at times in the same week, it was very difficult to maintain any semblance of a normal sleep cycle much less a home life. Advice: learn to say "No" firmly, early and often.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more proactive, don't wait until the last minute to start work needed to make important deadlines. For instance, the application submission date requirement for FDA approval for 14-FDG was known well in advance. But the production sites didn't start performing the required validations until the last couple of months. Totally unnecessary additional stress not to say overtime, and in the rush a few problems didn't get caught in the initial review and so the whole process had to be repeated. I lost a bit of respect for and confidence in our management team, and through a few similar instances showing poor advance planning and ability to set realistic time tables taking into account existing site workload and personnel.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Customer Advocate (Current Employee) Albuquerque, NM

    Prosgreat place to work yes

    Consno bad things to say

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great culture.

    Marketing Intern (Current Employee) Dublin, OH

    Pros- Collaborative atmosphere
    -Great intern program

    Cons-Takes a long time/ a lot of people to accomplish tasks

    Advice to Senior Management-Continue to listen to everyone on the team

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Midwest Views and Chaotic Management

    Director (Current Employee) Waukegan, IL

    ProsVery few pros that i can think of. Ah, tremendously slooooooowwww pace and therefore lots of "quality of life" or otherwise known as lazy pace? Yes, things move very slow at Cardinal with the exception of the constant organizational restructuring which really has no benefit for anyone.

    ConsVery little diversity in management. Mostly white males or the "new" initiative white females. Current "diversity initiatives" do not focus on bringing in or promoting minorities to equal levels of management throughout the business.

    Career path is pretty non-existent. People are promoted so they can get higher pay levels (which tend to be lower than the industry average), when they really don't deserve the title change or promotion. So there are a tremendous amount os "Sr" this and that, and VP's with very little experience to justify their position.

    There is also a tremendous amount of internal nepotism. People get promoted via "relationships" and not really through critical performance. This is very demotivating. Many of the people who actually have talent tend to leave as soon as they discover the "culture" at Cardinal.

    If you are an ethnic minority, i highly recumbent that you reconsider your interest in this corporation. They have a tremendously long way to go to be competitive in many ways, from compensation to inclusion. Many minorities that join Cardinal simply leave due to the lack of opportunities available for them to grow and be fostered.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMix the gene pool a little more. There is too much inbreeding and lack diversity both in leadership and employee composition. Focusing only on (white) women's initiatives solely does not provide the broader equity that continues to be lacking in the general population at Cardinal.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great workplace

    Intern (Current Employee) Guaynabo, PR

    ProsGret compensation
    Great benefits package
    Great environment
    Great culture

    ConsI did not find anythymg back while working with them

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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