Cardinal Health

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Cardinal Health Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
461 Reviews
3.2
461 Reviews
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Cardinal Health Chairman & CEO George S. Barrett
George S. Barrett
243 Ratings

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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cardinal Health is a phenomenal company!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Sherwood, AR
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Sherwood, AR

    I have been working at Cardinal Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There is plenty of opportunity for growth within the company both professionally and personally. Cardinal Health does keep its promise of promoting from within. They recently started a Home Based Agent program in which employees are allowed to work from home to maintain a better work-life balance. The program has been successful so far and will continue to evolve where hiring and working from anywhere will become an option.

    Cons

    Cardinal Health does pay well but doesn't pay based on personal performance. Hefty raises don't occur unless promoting, in most cases.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

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    • 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

    good medical benefits and great salary

    Cons

    upper management doesn't seem to know what is going on

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunity for career development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

    Pros

    Cardinal provides tons of career development if you show the aspiration to move up. The company culture is among the best.

    Cons

    Just as you would find at any big company, people can tend to be negative and will take strategy execution personally if they don't like the direction of the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep recognizing the good employees and promote growth for those who show initiative.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Company, trying to make changes,

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at Cardinal Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Big company with lots of opportunity, majority of the Cardinal Team are trust-worthy and loyal, hard working. Company is getting ready to make significant upgrades to back-end and supporting technologies, proving they are willing to invest in their future.

    Cons

    It is a corporation. Sometimes it takes a while to get things done that would appear to be simple, and easy to implement. Benefits package is pretty good, but they could consider stretching stocks/options to lower than management level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out how to share best practices and talents. Remove blinders and see the bigger picture, help figure out and change IT cost center mentality. Finally, align goals further up the chain; upper management needs to consider the same goals when making decisions, otherwise you will continue to see sub-optimal results.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Midwest Views and Chaotic Management

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

    I have been working at Cardinal Health full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very 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.

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

    Mix 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is a 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 full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    benefits are good and professionalism of employees in the field are great to work with

    Cons

    salary and politics in climbing up the ladder. Professionalism of employees in the office is sometimes "hit or miss".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Once you get swallowed up where do you stand?

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    • 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

    Vast array of resources career management.

    Cons

    Hardly any training on career resources. Lots of acquisitions but sporadic cohesion. With large organizations like this it appears to be very difficult to adjust the trim of the direction of the ship into new directions and technologies. Too many levels of bureaucracy in order to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just listen to your employees, set time tables of when things will get done. Invest not in their monetary needs but their personal workspaces and equipment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Solid company, good culture, family oriented. Strong outlook when the company comes together. So many opportunities to move up and around.

    Cons

    Has a long way to go to reach their potential, so large most people aren't aware of half of what we do company wide.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Test people for competency at every level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Cardinal Health as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people and opportunites to grow. Inspired by the team environment.

    Cons

    Cons typical of large corporations. Not all teams will have the same experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Must be ready and willing to move.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist Field Service  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist Field Service in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Cardinal Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Many opportunities are found with Cardinal Health. You simply must be ready to put in the work, and to move where the opportunities are.

    Cons

    Most of our locations are no where you want to live!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue seeking your talent from within. If you canno find viable candidates from within, then we need to increase and improve training and educational opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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