Henry Schein Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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Henry Schein Chairman, President, and CEO Stanley M. Bergman
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Pros
  • Not high stress, good work/life balance (in 7 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Too many upper management "grew up" at Henry Schein (in 6 reviews)

  • Low pay to start when you are hired (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Henry Schein needs to get out of the "mom & pop" mentality and back-up the Team Schein spirit

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    My immediate boss and team are great and we work well together. We support each other in every way

    Cons

    Lack of planning, lack of direction, lack of saying no when necessary...stagnant. They constantly say "Team Schein, everyone is equal...senior management and workers are definitely different.

    Advice to Management

    Think outside the box. Set standards and follow-through with them. Sometimes no is not a bad thing for the company. Plan, plan, plan...


  2. Helpful (2)

    Too many chiefs not enough indians. Upper management thinks because they are "Henry Schein" other companies should obey

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits & salary - only for salaried employees. Friendly atmosphere amongst the workers. Clean work areas. Buildings are modern with many conviences.

    Cons

    You have tons of time off but never allowed to take it, then are told you will lose it. Management will not take employees suggestions and experience - they only want their ideas. The only way a person can get ahead is if you are a pet to upper management

    Advice to Management

    Open up and stop brown nosing to get further.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Think twice before joining this organization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The commitment to social responsibility is attractive to those who want to join an organization that cares about making a difference in the communities in which it operates.

    Cons

    Senior management seems to reward longevity rather than real competence. I've witnessed those who had the audacity to have a creative thought ushered to the door rather than being recognized for thinking outside the box. The organization is not at all inclusive to newcomers.

    Advice to Management

    Those in management roles would do well to recognize talent and creativity rather than sticking to the status quo. Good people are hard to find - stop rewarding incompetence and start rewarding results.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Stressful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boardman, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boardman, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A place you can go and put in your 8 hours and go home and forget about it.

    Cons

    The 8 hours you spend there are unfullfilling, stressful, and unrewarding. You'll never get a promotion without threatening to quit and while you work your tail off to meet todays crisis plus do your day to day tasks the person next to you surfing the net and playing on Facebook will get a promotion because they threatened to quit. The management team doesn't do anything but attend meetings. It's virtually impossible to get information on what you are to be doing and what is going on and upper management's egos and insecurities make it impossible to voice your opinions on tasks without them getting highly defensive.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Its like Insurance sales you either make a lot or very little.

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    Current Employee - Medical Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Medical Sales Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and can learn about many different medical products.

    Cons

    It is very hard to break into new accounts selling me too products.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Shallow pockets with a lot of expectations

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    Current Employee - Field Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Field Sales Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, proactive training, some exclusive relationships with suprior products

    Cons

    Poor compensation and expense reimbursement, conflicting management values, impossible to make make money with diminishing margins, saturating territories with reps which make it difficult to grow your own territory, offer unfilled promises of a lucrative career, encourage competition among the team which creates resentment and unethical behaviors

    Advice to Management

    Start offering some compensation for expenses related to this position. Times have changed- have successful reps that are currently in the field lead training initiatives. Start hiring experienced and professional reps instead of new grads that work cheap- your reputation is quickly tarnishing.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Watch your back!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Equipment Sales Representative in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Equipment Sales Representative in Lenexa, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Left alone for the most part to do your job. Set your schedule.

    Cons

    Back stabbers. Only care about the bottom line. Canned sales reps even after told the company, "was solid."

    Advice to Management

    It feels a bit like the company runs like a mafia...


  9. Helpful (4)

    Lack of Training. Operates in a Silo

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Category Specialist in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Product Category Specialist in Melville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable employment. Great 401 match.

    Cons

    Management is undereducated The whole company operates in a silo. Too many upper management "grew up" at Henry Schein. They really need fresh faces from other industries and more ideas.


  10. Helpful (1)

    The company has high expectations, but doesn't provide the necessary tools

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Henry Schein full-time

    Pros

    Family atmosphere amongst the worker bees.

    Cons

    Provide their sales teams with old outdated equipment and software programs. Getting adequate equipment to perform the job is like pulling teeth.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pointing the finger and show some appreciation to the employees who actually interface with the customers.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Mixed feelings

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some great people to work with. Great name in the industry. Great teams at the branch levels. Great products and manufacturer relationships. Decent National Sales Meeting.

    Cons

    Very outdated internal systems, bordering accient, make it hard to do the job. Fly by the seat of your pants upper management, sales people can get away with anything if they sell.. even just a little bit. Mircomanagement runs ramppant at corporate levels. Adding too many layers of management that mircomanage. No accountability for Sr management. Human resources has zero power to enforce Code of conduct and values

    Advice to Management

    Hold sales people accountabile for the actions and ethics. Update old technology systems to make records, ordering, research, queries, etc; more timely.



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