Henry Schein

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Henry Schein Reviews

Updated January 9, 2015
Updated January 9, 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.  

    advance or you'll hate it

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    Former Employee - Dentrix Tech Support in American Fork, UT
    Former Employee - Dentrix Tech Support in American Fork, UT

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

    Pros

    get to work with fun people. The benefits are great

    Cons

    if you don't pass their tests (which are poorly written and self contradictory) You can forget about getting a raise whether it's a year review or not

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look at a person's performance and see if they deserve a raise not if they can't pass a test where all questions are things that are part of the job description anyway

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company with a lot of great people

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    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
  3.  

    Very pleasant.

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    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 a 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
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  5.  

    Overall my experience has been a positive and rewarding one.

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    Current Employee - Webmaster in American Fork, UT
    Current Employee - Webmaster in American Fork, UT

    I have been working at Henry Schein full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Other staff members are great. The location and new building are very good - there are some really nice benefits like a ping-pong table and foosball table. Also, they have provided low price healthy snacks.

    The work environment is positive and there is not a lot of micro-managing.

    Cons

    Not much to say, I have enjoyed my time with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to say here. I've been lucky and had a string of top notch managers. The company management is strong and seems to be taking us in the right direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Overall Henry Schein is a good company to work for.

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    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 a 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very positive, good culture

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    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 a 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
  8.  

    Great Experience

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    Former Employee - Cross Product Technician in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Cross Product Technician in Greenville, SC

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

    Pros

    The Software Support Department (HSPS) is a great environment. It felt very much like a family they ALWAYS go above and beyond to make sure you feel appreciated. The best job I ever had, to bad I had to move to another state.

    Cons

    There is the normal separation between software support and development. Sometimes things are released before enough testing and notification to support is given. Also, the great environment is probably the reason why they have such a high retention rate. But, the pay rate is very low when compared to similar positions with other companies. They start at about $11.50 per hour. This was about a $4 dollar pay cut when I started that I could never do now. But I eventually got to $18 per hour. But, that rate is limited to a small team of people, $16 to $17 per hour is very possible within 3 years if you diligently apply yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you increase the starting pay and the following pay rates by at least $1.50 to $2.00 I believe you will have a chance at an even more experienced work force and retention rate. The cost of living has dramatically increased since $11.50 was first introduced. Also, when I left I wasn't allowed to work from home unless I went back to a Tech 3 at about $4 less per hour for the same amount of work and experience. If that could be resolved for the next person in my position you will have a better chance of keeping your most experienced technicians. When you consider a tech that has made it to Tech 4 and above like myself I know they aren't easy replaceable and worth every dollar, even if they have to be managed remotely.

    Outside of those two things. The company is fantastic, I saw a lot of changes and they were almost always for the better!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Field Sales Consultant

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    Current Employee - Dental Field Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Dental Field Sales Consultant

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

    Pros

    Growing industry, Great Company, and training and support

    Cons

    difficult territories sometimes, management in my particular center became unbearable to work with

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Henry Schein

    Pros

    excellent company to work for - great opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    because it is a big company you "can" get lost in the mix

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great environment with a caring and capable management structure.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in American Fork, UT
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in American Fork, UT

    I have been working at Henry Schein full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company is very stable, and has a great history of moving in a positive direction. They do a great job of making sure new employees are a good cultural fit as well as very capable in their respective areas of expertise. The management structure cares deeply about the success of the company and products as well as the success of individual careers.
    The benefits are very competitive, and the paid time off is very good.

    Cons

    Pay increases are pretty slow in coming.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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