Cardinal Health
3.1 of 5 375 reviews
www.cardinalhealth.com Dublin, OH 5000+ Employees

Cardinal Health Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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3.1 375 reviews

                             

78% Approve of the CEO

Cardinal Health Chairman & CEO George S. Barrett

George S. Barrett

(196 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "coworkers are friendly, work life balance is good"
    in 25 reviews
  • "Good benefits some good supervisors, your pay scale is determined by your work experience"
    in 20 reviews
Cons:
  • "While encouraged, there will be times when work-life balance is not very balanced"
    in 20 reviews
  • "Large company was too slow to react to rapidly changing markets"
    in 16 reviews
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Great benefits, but everyone is expendable - no job security at all

Senior Customer Service Representative (Current Employee)
Radcliff, KY

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

Prosgreat benefits, a lot of great co-workers, lots of room for advancement

ConsLots of room for advancement, but they are good a promoting, and then doing away with that job within a few months- leaving you high and dry. About every 6 months, they clean house and go on a firing spree, and the higher your salary, the more likely it is you. within 2 weeks, my manager, my supervisor, and 2 other supervisors in our area were all fired, seems to me if there was that much of a problem with senior leadership, then maybe it is their boss that needs to go.

Advice to Senior ManagementTrain your leadership team. Fix that dump of a computer system that does not work. Quit constantly changing all of the processes, get it right, an make sure it is right, instead of changing it, then having to change it 15 more times to get it right.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great benefits with very long hours and poor work life balance

Warehouse Lead (Former Employee)
Earth City, MO

I worked at Cardinal Health full-time

ProsExcellent benefits and the best break room I've ever seen. All of your benefits start on your first day, which is amazing. Very diverse team of people from all different countries, which was a challenge, but very rewarding. They do attempt to have fun games/activities to make morale better. The break room was AMAZING! There was a snack kiosk system so you could by sandwiches, drinks, chips, fruit, salads. It was like having a mini mart in the breakroom. We even had a popcorn machine on Mondays!

ConsWorking 2nd shift allowed no time with family and you never knew when you would be done for the night. They changed the schedule from five 8hr days with a start time of 3pm to a four 10 with a start time of 5pm. They didn't care if it hurt morale. The work is physically hard and you are scored on your time and accuracy. Upper management takes for granted the work that the regular warehouse workers do.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere is no point in giving upper management advise because they never take it.

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Ah Cardinal, we barely knew ye....

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Cardinal Health full-time

ProsFlexible hours, good work stations, good community involvement, always opportunity to learn something new, very good at hiring minorities and physically impaired folks.

ConsCommunication needs a lot of improvement; outsourcing of jobs needs to stop; health benefits could be more affordable with more options.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the folks who do the actual work instead of bringing someone in from the outside that truly doesn't understand the impact of what we do.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Horrible

Training Function (Former Employee)
Dublin, OH

I worked at Cardinal Health full-time for more than a year

ProsGood life-work balance. Location was a plus for me. Benefits were okay. Other than that, it was a horrible experience.

ConsPay is abysmal. They are paying $10-20k less than other companies for the same job. And for a company that size, it's ridiculous. They clearly cater to the just-out-of-college group. Lots of age discrimination going on. Lots of layoffs.

Advice to Senior ManagementHR should respond when the ADA is violated.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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"Site and Job Specific - Good Company" "Otherwise Average to just Ok"

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Cardinal Health

ProsGreat Benefits.
Great knowledge into healthcare industry.
Great coworkers nationwide.
Relocation is possible.

ConsPromotion within still very difficult.
Overloaded workload for individual employee - while trying to meet multiple unobtainable goals.
Once annual raises are too low.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees.
Share profits by providing better pay to your employees.

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Buyer (Former Employee)
El Paso, TX

I worked at Cardinal Health full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGenerous PTO for Full-Time Salaried employees

ConsNo career advancement available. Lack of company culture.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to embrace employees that are looking to advance their career within the company

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Cardinal Health

Proscoworkers are friendly, work life balance is good

Consboring, you don't have too much sense of accomplishment

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Cardinal Health is a great place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Cardinal Health

ProsCardinal Health is a company with a high seniority. A comfortable place to work.

ConsThe potential for growth is very limited. For ambitious individuals, it is not a place to stay in.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your current by providing training and from that, growth.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Cardinal Health

ProsGood work life balance for a family

ConsPay is below market for similar size companies in Columbus

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Great company if your main focus in life is your career.

Sales Consultant (Current Employee)
Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at Cardinal Health full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat Pay, good benefits, company car with gas for personal use, flexibility, ability to travel to places you would not normally visit.

ConsLong work Hours, constant pressure to sell, overnight travel, wear too many hats, customers merging into larger groups making negotiations difficult. High level of turnover.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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