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Cardinal Health Reviews in Columbus, OH

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
488 Reviews
3.2
488 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work life balance depends on your manager and their expectations (in 35 reviews)

  • Strong management team, very good benefits, excellent resources to do your job (in 42 reviews)


Cons
  • While encouraged, there will be times when work-life balance is not very balanced (in 22 reviews)

  • poor work-life balance, long hours, management is ever-changing, lots of turnover (in 18 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Place to work, Super nice teams!

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Consultant in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Cardinal Health as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Collaborative culture
    Strong branding and operations excellence in healthcare industry
    Huge organization, lots of rotation opportunities

    Cons

    Big company moves slow
    Still need internal consolidation to maximize synergies
    Financial orientated
    Risk-averse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership development programs for MBA and graduate level talents

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Easy Job With Decent Pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Analyst in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Software Analyst in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at Cardinal Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working at the IT service center is a 9-5 job. You do not have to worry about it once you leave. Show up on time and adhere to a schedule, and you'll be successful. This is a good "stepping stone" job.

    You can telework after 5 years of working at the service center (in general).

    Cons

    Slow to increase pay.
    Difficult to move up in the company.
    As with any job it can get repetitive and you can get burnt out at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, challenging environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - FP&A Intern in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - FP&A Intern in Dublin, OH

    I worked at Cardinal Health as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome teams, generally very friendly people, extremely balanced, care about your well-being, great vacation

    Cons

    Pay, organizational structure is sometimes challenging to work with, conservative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a low-margin company, there's not a whole lot you can do about pay, but maybe include more fringe benefits to make the company more attractive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Better than most large companies.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at Cardinal Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mostly great co-workers
    Career Development
    They take employee survey feedback seriously
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Pay decent but health benefits abhorrent - you have 30,000 employees and you can't do better than 9000 grand a year combined cost and out of pocket on a HSA OR HRA? Ridiculous

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    OptiFreight is the Division to work for.

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    Former Employee - Specialist in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Specialist in Dublin, OH

    I worked at Cardinal Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, truly believe in the LEAN process, understand work-life balance, and the well-being of their employees

    Cons

    High turnover in customer care

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Happy employees are productive employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Internship

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    Current Employee - Intern in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Intern in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at Cardinal Health as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great internship program really get to see other functions and all aspects of the company. If you are from out of the area subsidized housing is available at a local hotel in Dublin which really adds to the out of work experiences.

    Cons

    Do not always hire from their intern class but build up the whole summer that they will.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at Cardinal Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Healthcare Industry
    Excellent Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Sometimes it seems that mediocrity is rewarded

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Benefits are good but that's about it!

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    Current Employee - Account Consultant in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Account Consultant in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at Cardinal Health full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    PTO, benefits, on-site pharmacy, very nice building and....that's it.

    Cons

    The pay is horrible and well below industry average. Upper management does not care about you unless you are a brown noser. In fact most won't even speak to you. Forget about getting a promotion too if you aren't friends with the hiring manager. It's all about who you know and not what you know here. If you don't look and dress like a model they treat you as if you are worthless. They have "re-orgs" every year and a half or so. Seems like they always move the good ones out and keep the idiots. Talent management is also a joke as is HR. Don't expect them to be there for you if you have an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing favorites and learn how to manage.

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

    In the technical field its Bizarro World

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    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Dublin, OH

    I worked at Cardinal Health full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked in a technical area with a very good team and a good group manager. The benefits were good.

    Cons

    The subordinate management is beyond poor. The company, like many others, is penny wise and pound foolish. Instead of thoroughly testing and tuning a new application, they cram the entire world into these warehouses and keep them there 24/7 for weeks when a new application goes online. They offshore a TON of their work even though they get what they pay for. The company does not listed to its employees at all. They finally instituted a suggestion program that is complete eyewash as they had accepted and deployed not ONE suggestion after almost a year. You could easily do an hour hour week if on call. Complain and they would replace you with cheap imported H1B labor in a heartbeat. Application managers won't do anything to improve the god awful performance of their apps as they are deathly afraid something breaks on their watch. I would get call in the middle of the night from offshore people who literally spoke NO English.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce offshore employees, listen to your employees. HR runs all departments with a politically correct gestapo mentality. Might want to take a look at that. Might want to try hiring more Americans and you wouldn't have to hide all the foreigners you employ in the Smith Bldg warehouse away from your corporate HQ,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern

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    Current Employee - Intern in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Intern in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at Cardinal Health as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very family-friendly work hours (many come in at 7, leave by 4) and interesting work

    Cons

    Very slow-moving in technology, very disjointed departments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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