Henry Schein

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Henry Schein Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
159 Reviews
3.2
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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, still learning how to grow.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY

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

    Pros

    The people (not necessarily senior leadership), the location, the global scale, Fortune 300, HSC, philanthropy

    Cons

    Salary, Little/no work-life balance, older senior leadership, culture stuck in small company mentality despite massive growth, little appreciation for younger generations and their ideas/ knowledge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote opportunities for younger leaders in the company, encourage management to provide promotional opportunities, increase salaries to encourage younger generation to stay at the company longer, more visibility of upper management with lower level staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Na

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Henry Schein

    Pros

    Social responsibility is very important

    Cons

    It takes several emails to get one simple answer

  3.  

    Stable, great company, could really benefit from culture updates.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Henry Schein full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Schein is the market leader and well-respected in the industry. Owns many categories and commands respect from the biggest players. Job prestige is high and culture is extremely traditional. Financially, the company is like a rock and consistently grows stock and market share from year to year. Many "lifers" who have been in the industry forever and love Schein.

    Cons

    A company run by accountants. Financials always look great, but profit squeezing is paramount and most departments are understaffed, positions are rarely backfilled, responsibilities/expectations are huge and they are miserly with raises. Salaries are barely competitive for mid-management positions and internal systems are outdated; budgets and tools to innovate (or even compete professionally) are next to nil. Upward mobility is limited; I did not personally witness many major title promotions from within--although plenty of people fulfilled their manager/subordinate's responsibilities for months or years after the manager/subordinate left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in your people. It's demoralizing to work for a market leader that leads by squeezing profit rather than incentivizing innovation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    pretty good and good people to work with. usual politics of an office and shareholder driven company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Henry Schein full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    the people
    some nice benefits and flexibile

    Cons

    lack of strong leadership was at times, fustrating

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Marketing Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager

    I have been working at Henry Schein full-time (more than a 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
  7.  

    Internal Mobility

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Melville, NY

    I worked at Henry Schein full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work if you want a steady pay check to support your family. If you have ambition to move up in the company, it does not happen internally.

    Cons

    If you have ambition to move up in the company, it does not happen internally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People kiss butt up. If you really want to know how your mid level Managers and Directors give the people that do the a voice..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Positive environment with a team atmosphere, low wages.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Buyer in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Buyer in Melville, NY

    I worked at Henry Schein full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are key to this environment, smart individuals who are willing to help. This company has multiple internal growth opportunities. Good atmosphere.

    Cons

    Low Wages for those hired at the average level. Company can be very political and have drama surrounding management. Everyone is looking out fo themselves and not others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better wages, more growth opportunities based on performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Benefits and Pay is not bad.

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    • 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.  

    Not for everyone, but works for some

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

    I worked at Henry Schein full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very nice people are employed there. People have been there for the majority of their careers and are very dedicated to the company. The company supports charities, and does make a good effort to boost moral - theme parties, birthday/condolence cards, etc.

    Cons

    I’ve worked in fast pace environments, and every member was an important piece of the puzzle. I felt management was condescending. So, I found working at the company unrewarding both personally and financially.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent. Treat employees like responsible adults.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Salary was nice but an incredible amount of work with very little support

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital Technology Specialist
    Former Employee - Digital Technology Specialist

    I worked at Henry Schein full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice Salary
    Ability to work semi flexible hours and occasionally from home
    Learn how to essentially run your own business
    Interesting and growing field
    Some coworkers were a joy to work with
    you learned many different skills as the job could be dynamic and challenging

    Cons

    long work week and always on call - at least starting out - I worked super late often and several hours on plenty of Sundays
    Management was not very helpful. Would only tell you what you did wrong and didnt have any suggestions on how to improve. Simple things could often takes weeks for approval.
    Some coworkers and team members were horrible to work with and beyond incompetent. They would leave you totally screwed when they were weeks behind with scheduling etc and your client was growing more and more impatient
    The company still expected you to sell sell sell even when they couldnt deliver on a product and it was constantly failing to work properly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give new employees a sheet on how to best manage their time - 20% cold calling 20% ride alongs etc
    Help employees grow. This does not mean telling them they are doing a terrible job while offering no actual advice.
    Stop over promising. Nevo did not work like it should have and being 7 + months behind for upgrades was disgraceful

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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