Henry Schein

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Henry Schein Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
150 Reviews
3.1
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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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have been a full time warehouse associate for 3 years.

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

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

    Pros

    Paid time off ,dental insurance .

    Cons

    Low pay and annual raises are a joke .No matter what you do your raise will never be more then between 1 and 3 % no real insensitive to go above and beyond what is required. Management famous for telling you what you want to hear and doing nothing .Over promise and under produce .Don't care about low level employees , only worried about rich getting richer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring Temps with no work ethic.Raise pay rate . This is supposed to be a Fortune 500 Co than stop paying people at warehouse level of the Co ,poverty level money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    despicable&vindictive

    • 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 a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    paycheck clears every time. Some of the people are Great to work with.

    Cons

    5 years and the last two have been so wrong. Management does not know how to manage but they do know how to stick the knife in your back. Only thing that matters at this corp is how much green you bring in. The managers will make stuff up to get you fired if they don't like you. Oh the men managers don't like women they think they are below them. Don't even think about working for them they will have you in tears in no time..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue on how people should be treated. Get with the time times and stop running your billion dollar Co. on Dos programing duh....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor management support

    • 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

    Pros

    Good life and work balance

    Cons

    Managers have no experience in management, territories are soft so you have to fight over accounts with other reps either outside or tele. Management does not follow through with plans, throw you out to the wolves when you are hired. Poor training program. Your voice is not heard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers that know the products their reps are selling, managers should know how to manage their team and be supportive, as well as know the sales process and key decision makers that reps should turn to in certain situations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech Support in Westwood, MA
    Current Employee - Tech Support in Westwood, MA

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

    Pros

    None. Treated employees with disrespect

    Cons

    - they wanted calls answered in 30 seconds.
    No training
    Treated employees with disrespect

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    What A Joke?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inbound Sales in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Inbound Sales in Reno, NV

    I have been working at Henry Schein

    Pros

    The benefits are wonderful medical, dental, vision.

    Cons

    Backstabbing, trash talking employees and worse even the managers are horrible. Managers spend more time smoking and gossiping than working on real issues in the office. Managers allow certain employees to say or do what ever they want and other employees have to sit back and take it. I am suprised there has not been a lawsuit yet at the call center. The HR department is a joke. Ask the HR department for information and you might get it back two months later if they have not lost it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace all of your managers in the Reno, NV call center with competent college degree holding managers. Same for your warehouse in Reno, NV. Take some time and send in a mole to see how much time is being pissed off on your dime. You will find it is far more than you think. Check the internet use and see how many e-mails are for personal business, especially in outbound.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worst company in the world.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Reno, NV

    I have been working at Henry Schein

    Pros

    The best reason to work for Henry Schein? NONE!!!!!!!!!

    Cons

    Downsides? EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!
    Management treats people like they are tiny ants that they can just walk around and step on. Compensation is a joke. I was layed of from a similiar company and was paid $20,000 more per year. They are not even close to being competitive. They offer a very low hourly wage and then a commission structure that is impossible to track by yourself, so you have no idea what you are going to make. For inbound reps, you get a very insulting $10 hour. I can make more flipping burgers at In-N-Out. The commission isn't a percentage of what you sell. You are paid a small percentage of a pool that they decided how much goes in, then based on about 7 different factors they decided what percentage of that pool you get. Outbout reps get a low hourly wage and a percentage of what they sell. Then the company deducts what you made hourly from your commission dollars. Fair? Not even close. For both inbound and outbound reps vendors have spiffs that you can work for, which Henry Schein takes full advantage as a reason it won't pay people anything. The vendors may add an additional $100-$200 (before taxes) to your commission check, which is paid once monthly. Fair??? No!!!!!!!!!
    Time off is also figured out in a way that only management can track, and you have to put in a request to see how much time you have. Even though they have the ability to let you know how much time off you have accumulated on your check, they refuse to do this.
    The company is a revolving door, a lot of turnover.
    And their open door policy is a one way door out on the streets. I have overheard many people looking for something else. No one is happy, you feel like you are chained to your desk and not allowed to speak.

    The ordering system they still use is the really old AS400, which is extremely limiting and time consuming. Policies have been changed multiple times in the same day. Communication is non existent. You usually find out about a policy when your being reamed for doing something wrong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating people like slaves, and start compensating people fairly and for what they are worth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    You will be WHIPPED UNTIL YOU'RE MOTIVATED...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Technology Specialist
    Current Employee - Digital Technology Specialist

    I have been working at Henry Schein

    Pros

    The only Pro to Henry Schein are the healthcare benefits....other than that...NOTHING!

    Cons

    Although Henry Schein has grown on the Fortune 500 list over the past 4 years..it is at the expense of their employees and even sales people.
    The company is only concerned with growth at any expense. They do not care about employees or turnover. They are masters at creating internal competiton among their sales people as well.
    The Zone Technology Managers that should be helping you sell more are only there to send you a monthly score card of where you are in sales. They think that sales should be closed equally over a 12 month calendar year..hello??? has any one ever heard of sales cycles???

    Their plan is to hire as many field reps as possible with no set territory and let everyone fight for sales amongst themselves. Don't even get started on E4D....management thinks that pounding on the DTS's will bring E4D sales...when they have not given any quota to the FSC's!! How stupid is that??

    Now they charge the sales people when a doctor uses a credit card! That is just pathetic...Talk about nickle and diming the sales people to death.

    The first opportunity I get to work for a competitior to Schein ....you better believe I am going to do it...

    DON'T WORK FOR THIS COMPANY !!!! YOU WILL LIVE TO REGRET IT!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to grow at any cost...and revise your "Team Schein" motto because it is a complete and utter insult!

    Doesn't Recommend

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