Henry Schein

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Henry Schein Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
150 Reviews
3.1
150 Reviews
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Henry Schein Chairman, President, and CEO Stanley M. Bergman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The leniency for a work/life balance is wonderful (in 7 reviews)

  • There are great people top to bottom, great benefits, solid industry, conservative company (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Fly by the seat of your pants upper management, sales people can get away with anything if they sell (in 6 reviews)

  • Low low pay, no motivation because so few actually care about making money (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company with a lot of great people

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

    I have been working at Henry Schein full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Henry Schein has a great name in dentistry so as a sales rep you already have some credibility. With a big company comes lots of resources to help you be as successful as possible. Lots of freedom to run your territory and your schedule the way that you want. This freedom, however, isn't always great for everyone. Must be VERY self motivated. Very strong career development program at Henry Schein.

    Cons

    Big company comes with a lot of corporate initiatives and run around. The right hand doesn't seem to always know what the left hand is doing and as a sales rep you are stuck as the face to the problem.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great company 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 Henry Schein as an intern

    Pros

    Great culture! Good place to work.

    Cons

    Sometimes things are slow here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the right people on the bus and more important, get the wrong people off the bus!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Marketing Manager

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

    I have been working at Henry Schein full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very stable company with great benefits and understanding of a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Low pay for such a huge responsibility. Little room for growth. Management does not stay current with marketing trends and is hesitant to change. Growth in both pay and title only come with time and are not at all associated with quality or performance.

    This is a stock driven organization. You will never get the budget you need to continually produce the profit growth corporate is asking for. There is no strategic direction for the product sets (software).

    They do not fire anyone (this may look like a Pro, but just wait) you will always have a job if you continue to show up, breath, and complete you work at a menial level. The problem is strong performance isn't recognized or rewarded so strong performers leave. Low performers stay because not much is required and the job is stable.... the company slowly grows less competent as its best employees leave and its lower performers stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your employees according to their quality of work and according to their workload.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very pleasant.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Safety/Security in Sparks, NV
    Current Employee - Safety/Security in Sparks, NV

    I have been working at Henry Schein part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I have had a very nice experience. All information I have received from management and co-workers has been positive and accurate. Everyone works together well at the location I'm part of.

    Cons

    I would like a full-time position. I do get offered some extra hours on weekends and to cover other shifts for vacations and time off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall Henry Schein is a good company to work for.

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

    I have been working at Henry Schein full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You can run your own show.

    Cons

    Comp could be higher. Your potential for earning and your lifestyle is largely dependent on your location/manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Podium speaker. Uncap the comp plan.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Could be better

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Henry Schein full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work,I learn something new every day- co-workers are nice, hard working, dedicated people. Lots of charity and volunteer opportunities.

    Cons

    Managers and supervisors are not properly trained to manage and supervise. Most are micro-managers who behave like tyrants and bullies rather than do what is best for the team and the customers. I have seen favoritism and bullying on a daily basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better training in getting the most out of your team without demeaning them

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Going to Hell and quick

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

    I have been working at Henry Schein full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Community Service is a plus. Ted Philson until he passed away. Some members of the Executive team really get it. Jimmmy B is a man of integrity he is everything the company espouses with regards to the culture, leadership and a true professional .

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, bully tactics and rules by intimidation are some of the standard operation procedures within this organization. "People do not know how good they have it here", statements are often heard throughout the hallways. "Invisible hands theory" what is that? People do not believe that they can trust HR, folks feel as if they don't have anyone who will advocate for them. Diversity is minimal at best, people of color, and women are not empowered or promoted. Promotions are very slow unless you are on a "fast-track" which usually means someone has set their sites on you. Moral is artificial and manufactured by hosting large parties to act as smoke screens for what is really happening. The cultural assessment survey is laughable. "Record Breaking Profits" are the leading headlines, while folks are fearful of current talks of possible layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executives need to take a real hard look at different departments to understand why there is a high rate of turn over. Listen to the people, and don't shy away from negative or positive responses. Believe there is some validity to what people are saying and feeling. Management provides executives only the information they want to hear, and not what they need to hear. Diversity is a serious concern why are minorities occupying the majority of low paying positions? (i.e.warehouse, customer service)Minorities are prominently shown in pictures during Community Service events as recipients, but not in company photos.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Benefits and Pay is not bad.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Support in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Support in Melville, NY

    I have been working at Henry Schein full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Depending on your job, you can move up in the comapny.

    Cons

    Unrealistic work load. Too many changes and no support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very positive, good culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Melville, NY

    I have been working at Henry Schein full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Open door policy, team support, positive work environment.

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities, small salary increases

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop saying how much money the company makes if it doesn't trickle down to the employees

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Nothing good

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

    I have been working at Henry Schein full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free sample products from suppliers

    Cons

    Everything! You are micromanaged with people looking over your shoulder and listening to your calls all day long. Commission structure is set up in a pool which changes every month, and you get a small percentage of that pool. It won't matter if you are a top seller or a bottom seller.
    Horrible life work balance. If you need time for you family or kids...too bad, you have to really fight for time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will get better results by letting your sales people do what they do best...sell, without your interference. Actually reward your sales people by giving them commission on what they sell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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