Cardinal Health

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Cardinal Health Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
475 Reviews
3.2
475 Reviews
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Cardinal Health Chairman & CEO George S. Barrett
George S. Barrett
249 Ratings

Review Highlights

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 35 reviews)


Cons
  • While encouraged, there will be times when work-life balance is not very balanced (in 21 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It is corporate america thru and thru.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    As long as you're willing to conform, you will be fine. They value those that drink the cool aid and those that do not are quickly forgotten.

    Cons

    Independent thinking is frowned upon and unfortunately that outweighs results. Strange when taking into consideration that sales is a results driven space.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    great experience as HR Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cardinal Health

    Pros

    large freedom to act in this company

    Cons

    EMEA was very disconnected to US

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    No regard to family life

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor

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

    Pros

    They have a very generous PTO policy, 19 days off the bat, but getting those days off approved is like pulling teeth.
    They have good benefits: health insurance, FMLA

    Cons

    They have no regard to your personal and family life. They'll call no matter what time or day if they need you.
    They have no proper training time whenever there's change of SOP but whenever there's a mishap the grunt workers and immediate supervisors get all the blame.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please listen to your employees.
    Please visit the different sites to know and understand how each process works. Don't just look at your spreadsheet and throw out demands so that your spreadsheets will remain in the green. This way you'll have a more realized instead of an idealized goal and your employees will have a better work attitude.
    Understand how long training takes.
    Stop spreading your employees too thin.
    Lastly, think about coverage for employees on PTO. Maybe you can have a part time or pool position. Also, have an employee to cover for the supervisor on PTO.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Intern in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at Cardinal Health as an intern for less than a 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
  6.  

    Benefits are good but that's about it!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Consultant  in  Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Account Consultant in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at Cardinal Health full-time for 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
  7.  

    One day somebody is going to drive this company to reach its potential

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Some real talent! Cordial people. Great to have onsite cafeteria. With their town halls, I believe senior management makes a real effort to communicate. Between the Dublin infrastructure and Chicagoland's ability to attract world class talent the two campus structure really works.
    Process driven. Agree with a lot of the other reviews that the paperwork is tremendous but, it's necessary because it includes the optimal steps to accomplish tasks that a lot of people worked very hard to get right (fully compliant, recognized within both CAH's and its customer's systems, GPO pricing, reach every call point, forecasted so we have product in the distribution center, etc.).
    The training that went into category management brought some new practices across the business and a near unified team in terms of implementation.

    Cons

    Because of the international product development pipeline and the supply chain, the need for frequent nightly phone calls can cause long hours. Most of us understood and assumed that our efforts were recognized.
    Pay is below average compared to other medical distribution or medical device companies.
    Lot of 30-40 something ticket punching, know it all, Director's and VP's who can't identify a single staff member they've developed to a higher level. While they bring some excellent tools to the organization it's hard to measure the impact of them complaining about their boss's title over drinks when the required annual review and semi-annual goal setting is the only time they will discuss career development with their own direct reports.
    Nepotism rules! Promotions are awarded based upon who you know rather than how you performed.
    Recognition for hard work is sometimes stolen-besides upper management presentations where credit was claimed I heartbreakingly witnessed a company award go to an individual for entirely someone else's work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the Voice of Employee survey's. Lots of talking people "off the ledge" every time these are done but the truth's shouldn't be ignored. You have a real issue in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd levels of management and lack of HR presence in Waukegan. Workplace bullies exist at all three levels, have been unchecked, and you lost some very good people due to these circumstances. HR absenteeism usually results in the subordinate being forced out of the organization instead of separating the two people.
    Get real about where you want to take this business. Too many competing agendas. Starting at the top, get rid of the people including the "brown nosers" who aren't working each and every day towards achieving your vision. Consider bringing back some former high achievers who know the way to get things done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Cardinal Health was an okay place to work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cardinal Health

    Pros

    Good Benefits, PTO and work balance
    Co-workers were dedicated to the success of company
    Teamwork was strong and management was open & respectful
    Optimism and Spirit was high

    Cons

    Compensation wasn't the greatest
    there wasn't enough room for personal growth
    Innovation and adaptability was low

  9.  

    Great on boarding process but terrible growth opportunity.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator, Product Data Management  in  Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Coordinator, Product Data Management in Dublin, OH

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

    Pros

    Great training process. Extremely thorough training process. The company stands for great values, consistent encouragement of all employees to further their careers.

    Cons

    Working as a contractor should allow for greater chance of being brought on full time. Very un-transparent of open possibilities. Little effort to help you network and further your career. All talk, no walk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at Cardinal Health full-time for 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
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Company to gain experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Dublin, OH

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

    Pros

    -Industry Leader
    -Attractive Experience for other companies
    -Flexible work schedules

    Cons

    -Very Political
    -Have to assimilate to get ahead
    -Very competitive
    -Lousy pay if you aren't hired on at a good rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Lean Six Sigma does not solve all problems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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