Cardinal Health Reviews

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
449 Reviews

3.2
449 Reviews
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Cardinal Health Chairman & CEO George S. Barrett
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance and supportive of community causes (in 31 reviews)

  • Good benefits, clean work environment, strong Management Team (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • While encouraged, there will be times when work-life balance is not very balanced (in 20 reviews)

  • poor work-life balance, long hours, management is ever-changing, lots of turnover (in 16 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I worked for Cardinal Health for almost 4 years.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I had a fantastic team and genuinely enjoyed the actual work.

    Cons

    There were bullies in the office that were never addressed; we had proof of certain people in upper management intentionally sabotage lower level employees they did not like and HR did absolutely nothing about it; I was expected to act in a manager role for 2 years (conducted interviews, wrote goals, performed the evaluations of department, etc.) without the proper job title or salary increase; at least 7 people were given secret promotions while the rest of our division was told there was a freeze on all hiring and promotions; One employee had health issues, but was out of PTO, when she needed surgery her boss told her she could not take any time off, so the next day she came into the office and ending up passing out and we had to call an ambulance - again HR did absolutely nothing. I could go on...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire qualified candidates instead of your friends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Stepping Stone

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    Current Employee - Advocate  in  Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Advocate in Dublin, OH

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

    Pros

    Good place to start out and learn the industry but move on....

    Cons

    Toxic workload and work-life balance is way off..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Funny how the critical skill needed is communication yet management is the worst on communicating anything...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cardinal Health is a joke!!

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    There was adequate training, but the opportunities were slim.

    Cons

    Lots and lots of overtime without getting paid! Temps are everywhere and they do not like or trust leadership. This place can ruin your career. Very unappreciative people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate employees. No bonuses and no career advice. No assistance with other people. No directives. Nothing!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    No longer the Cardinal of early days. No personal touch, no care for employees. Very sad!

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    Former Employee - IT Project Manager  in  Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Dublin, OH

    I worked at Cardinal Health as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    If you want to learn, you will. Trial by fire.

    Cons

    Top-heavy leadership has replaced the strong leadership I saw in 2005. In my first few meetings on projects, key/strong leadership were advising they'd turned in notice. Take note, high turnover. Be prepared for evidence of this when being unsure who you need to keep happy. You will not get a consistent answer. I have 8 years experience in the field I'm in now, and was so excited to come back. What I came back to was a different company led by a good old boys club, and not the morally decent leadership I remember.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    First, level out management. A middle manager shouldn't have a team of 40+. They need time to ramp up employees, and coach their team. Upper management should likewise coach that level to decrease turnover. You're pulling in the right people, but cannot retain them because you're not coaching middle management or not giving them appropriate workload. This trickles down to new folks you bring in, and you lose them too. Bottom line, you're impacting you're customers and not compensating for it. Case in point, loss of Walgreens account this year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cardinal is penny wise and pound foolish

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    Former Employee - IT Manager  in  Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Dublin, OH

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

    Pros

    Most of the non-management staff seems interested in doing the right. A few managers/directors also fall into this category.

    Cons

    Management continues to focus in on the wrong things; morale is the lowest I have seen. Continue to be pushed to focus on non-value add work that limits the teams ability to get the work done. After 20 departures, work is piling up and management is blaming people for not getting work done. Rumors of more layoffs just makes matters worst.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-orgs don't solve problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible pay to deal with a lot of BS and mistakes

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Good place to start your career..get in, get out.

    Cons

    Cardinal is one of the worst places to work in regards to pay. I started interview for lateral positions at other companies and realized I was significantly underpaid.. Some positions were offering double what I made. If you start at cardinal you better have a high salary, because no matter what you do from there..it won't increase. From what I can tell, knowing people across segments and departments..it's the same. As far as the positions itself.. Stay away from the med side..it's a complete disaster since their system "upgrade". They are barely holding their heads above water..and you'll hear it from the customers..or what's left. They also keep doing lay offs and lowering the base pay...not good signs. As far as management..If your ok with working for someone who is completely two faced..the Dallas office is for you! They lie.. Often..anything for their benefit. So don't be fooled. It appears there are also no morals, policies, or ethics. Whatever goes..sleeping with a customer, employee, or helping someone pass a drug test. I mean its all family...literally..if you aren't related to someone in the Dallas office..good luck. Everyone is related or sleeping together..it's extremely unprofessional and inappropriate. And if you are related o someone you've got it made..easy account.. Free time..living it up. Don't get me wrong, it's a great place to learn the healthcare industry but anyone in their right mind will not make a career there. And the opportunities to grow are minimal..so get in early, then leave for double the salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit hiring your children, have some class..stop sleeping with the customer to gain business...

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Challenging, need thick skin!

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Overall team is great, always have the chance to learn more.

    Cons

    For a healthcare company the pay is low management needs more training lack of moral, they push employees to the point where some people have nightmares if the place. Lots of micromanaging one must be ready for lack of communication.

    Very high turn over

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people in the floor who deal with the customers daily, stop making changes that only cause more grief. No equality lots of favouritism no employee functions. Overall for a large organization you'd expect so much more but all you have is employees you come to work to look for work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Stay away unless you like being overworked and under compensated

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    Current Employee - Field Based  in  Northeast, NY
    Current Employee - Field Based in Northeast, NY

    I have been working at Cardinal Health full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Large company that fills a much needed job in the marketplace. Teammates are wonderful and very giving of time and always willing to help.

    Cons

    No accountability for Dublin associates. Cosby does an about face and changes course way too often. MBT conversion was a horrible experiences and 16 months later still no access to data that was promised at go live. Too top heavy and not enough people to do the work. Penny wise and pound foolish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a reality check

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    warehouse associate

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate  in  Peabody, MA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Peabody, MA

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

    Pros

    paid time off, some benefits and some co-workers

    Cons

    wow the politics in the facility is horrible. the management team has favorites even though they say they don't. no one you can talk to because the employees learn not to trust management or HR( it seems HR is more for corporate than the people). female employees learn to use the supervisors to their advantage. employee with English as a second language doesn't know who to turn to because of fear of retaliation (there's also people describing it to being like the killing field). if you voice your opinion you're told to quit because they don't want people with opinions there( it's their way) yes some employee was told their opinion doesn't count. they have team lead that shouldn't even be leads, they were desperate because all the good team leads left and needed someone to be accountable for that department. the pay isn't that great and the longer you work the less you make compare to new hires. employee was told many time that if you don't like it then leave in the beginning of a shift which is really stupid because you just ruin the morale for the whole night. no room for advancement if you only have a high school diploma or if you're not the type who likes to suck up. VERY STRESSFUL work environment when it shouldn't be. there's more things but you can read other peoples review. btw warehouse generalist probably give the worse reviews for a reason while people in upper management gives better reviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop promoting suck up or kids that has no knowledge or respect for their peers, all they see is a title and they think they can boss people around. don't put 3-4 years experience on a job opening and give the job to someone who's been for less than a year while the people who's been there longer and applying for the job get a chance to advance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong Employees being lead by morons

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cardinal Health full-time

    Pros

    The people are great, they give their all to the job and are a pleasure to be around

    Cons

    Senior Management is all about who you know. They promote from within, only the people who agree with VP's. They pay on the very low end of what is acceptable and work you to death. A personal life is not allowed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in talent from outside with proven abilities and get rid of the dead weight.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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