Cardinal Health

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Cardinal Health Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
543 Reviews
3.2
543 Reviews
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Cardinal Health Chairman & CEO George S. Barrett
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is very fair, excellent people in the finance organization (in 36 reviews)

  • good pay if you get what you ask for, good benefits, pto time off (in 43 reviews)


Cons
  • While encouraged, there will be times when work-life balance is not very balanced (in 22 reviews)

  • poor work-life balance, long hours, management is ever-changing, lots of turnover (in 20 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent company that takes care of its employees well

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Coordinator in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Database Coordinator in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at Cardinal Health full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Cardinal values real work life balance giving nearly 4 weeks of paid time off annually to new hires and has a strong benefits package. In my department, using PTO even early on the job is encouraged. They expect a professional work output from their employees but as of yet I don't see a culture that expects overworking or even really rewards it. There's a gym, health clinic, pharmacy, and credit union onsite so it's really convenient. I know a number of people who have worked at Cardinal for years and they all recommend it. Cardinal encourages career and skill development and moving within the company after an appropriate amount of service time - enough to learn and perform your current job with excellence. Compensation is appropriate - not excellent but not poor, and with all the other benefits and potential for growth it is worth taking.

    Cons

    Training has been a bit slow so there's been times I haven't had a whole lot to do during these first few weeks, but that's normal in many office jobs. The pay could be better considering nearly everyone in the department is a college grad but the starting pay is roughly $30k.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company, Nuclear is not easy to advance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nuclear Pharmacy Supervisor
    Current Employee - Nuclear Pharmacy Supervisor

    I have been working at Cardinal Health full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, company invests in tools and training to help employees, compensation is adequate but nothing to rave about. Great amount of paid time off.

    Cons

    Hard to advance, lots of politics to the company, low level employees are poorly compensated. Paid time off never rolls over, cannot be cashed out. Consistently short staffed, profit not shared with all employees except through annual 401(k) contribution. No real rewards for exceptional performance outside occasional spot bonuses and small annual increases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show the core employees which are the face of your business that you do care about them. The feel is that entry level employees in NPS can be easily replaced and are not valued based on the low starting wages and minimal annual increases. There should be more compensation (bonuses) tied to the performance of the location/business unit/department for all to share in the wealth not just higher level management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    You will get treated with vacation.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Coordinator in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Coordinator in Ontario, CA

    I have been working at Cardinal Health

    Pros

    Vacation, communication, close management, voice of employees

    Cons

    Pay, limited schedule, and sometimes going by the book isn't the best route. When taking care of a customer, you should step out of your comfort zone.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to Work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cardinal Health

    Pros

    Everything from benefits to culture

    Cons

    Middle Management not good at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take out some of the middle managment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great benefits and room to move up in the company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cardinal Health full-time

    Pros

    Large company with multiple segments that allows for career growth. They tend to promote within and make it possible to stay with the company for a long time. Benefits are great (Health, 401K, PTO, etc).

    Cons

    Payscale tends to be lower than competitors but there is more stability.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Cardinal Health is a very rewarding place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Elgin, IL
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Elgin, IL

    I have been working at Cardinal Health full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cardinal Health is an outstanding work environment with very good managers and co-workers.

    Cons

    For me, it's my commute to work as I moved to Oswego two years ago.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    These people are hostile...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cardinal Health

    Pros

    Besides being employed, I can't think of a pro...

    Cons

    Work - life balance doesn't exist at all. It feels like a cult more than it feels like a job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Salary

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Cardinal Health

    Pros

    Good PTO and medical benefits

    Cons

    Recent reorganization has caused confusion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Waukegan, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Waukegan, IL

    I have been working at Cardinal Health full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, enjoy my workgroup. Management generally trusts us and doesn't usually micromanage

    Cons

    Not much room for growth without moving to ohio

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Better than most

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cardinal Health

    Pros

    There is heaving emphasis put on training, core values and ethics. It is a company that you can be proud for which you work.

    Cons

    Promotions are available readily if you are at the corporate office and preference of jobs are given to these individuals over field employees.

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