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Cardinal Health Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
543 Reviews
3.2
543 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is very fair, excellent people in the finance organization (in 36 reviews)

  • good pay if you get what you ask for, good benefits, pto time off (in 43 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 20 reviews)

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  1.  

    One of the best places to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cardinal Health

    Pros

    Excellent culture, benefits, and work environment. Leadership is strong and hierarchy is decentralized. Very flexible working schedule and realistic goals and expectations.

    Cons

    It's a big company so like other big companies can be difficult to move through the red tape and identify key decision makers. Company is growing through acquisition adding complexities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Director in Chicago offices

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    Former Employee - Director Department in North Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director Department in North Chicago, IL

    I worked at Cardinal Health (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Independence high paced work culture always something to tackle, makes for quick days good focus on process improvement and lean principles. Great teams overall as we all try to survive the unknown corporate direction.

    Cons

    Indecision of home office in Ohio to move jobs from Chicago for past ten years. Medium salary target makes it hard to maintain qualified people unless upper levels. HR detached subject to Ohio distance not much/little help in career development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate direction out of respect either drive one company or leave the divisions alone but decide.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Cardinal Health

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Lakeland, FL
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Lakeland, FL

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

    Pros

    Generous PTO, good environment to work, many extras provided to employees such as company sponsored lunches and activities

    Cons

    Limited support for management. Lack of genuine value of staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dot your i's and cross your t's.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent organization

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Region Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Region Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Cardinal Health full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are professional and possess excellent core values

    Cons

    Very large and complex structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on listening to the voice of the employee and the customer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overworked and Underpaid

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Indepedence-once crosstrained, there is plenty of work to do. Seldom had to wait for authorization to do anything.

    Cons

    Did I mention plenty of work? Never had a 40 hour work week. Started at 9am, rarely left by 7pm. 12 hour days common during surges (nov-dec). 12$/hr is not competitive wage for a forklift operator/picker/packer/trainer proficient worker. Mgmt oblivious to gradual deterioration of core team moral. Monday kickoff meeting they ask for volunteers to work next weekend. Wed-they say they may need to "recruit" a few people to work Sat (if youre a forklift driver that means you). Then, on Friday you are told mandatory Saturday. Say goodbye to your family. also if you are fortunate to last a year, corporate cries poor($50billion co) and gives best workers 2% raises. Wow, that equates to about 20 cents/hr.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to retain any quality workers, rethink your work model. Human beings are not built to work 10-12 hr days and weekends. If thats a result of running a distribution center with 30 people, then use 35. You're a $50 billion company. Act like it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to grow your career and to also make one very marketable both inside and outside the company!

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    Former Employee - Regional Account Manager in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Regional Account Manager in Dublin, OH

    I worked at Cardinal Health full-time

    Pros

    Tremendous job at providiing strategic vision and roadmap for each fiscal year. Lots of opportunity to network across multiple specialties within the healthcare market.

    Cons

    Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and work hard to make the necessary impact, but also know that you'll gain a diverse skill set which will lend to promotions and/or job changes as you grow your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder to retain good talent. And should they leave to explore options outside of Cardinal Health, don't hesitate to reach back out to bring them back into the family culture. There's much to be said of those who understand the industry trends, have the network within the company and can make a positive impact.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    excellent

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

    I have been working at Cardinal Health

    Pros

    Culture/work hard-play hard. Manager manages tasks,leads people.

    Cons

    dead end jobs...satisfy employees willing to learn and move-require change to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    compensation should be more, pay attention to what works and what doesn,t and why.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Just a bad place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate II in Montgomery, NY
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate II in Montgomery, NY

    I worked at Cardinal Health full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The only pro is the pto time

    Cons

    All the supervisors are bullies along with the mangers and team leads the only people that are treated good is their favorites at the montgomery facility is useless and the work life balance sucks along with the raises and the work life balance is not good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate needs to make surprise vist to the montgomery ny facility or send someone undercover so the can see how badly the workers are treated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Mainly positive, but could be so much more...

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, exciting and important work

    Cons

    Low compensation in some business units for the exact same job. People are advanced too quickly to management positions without sufficient training and are poor managers. Cardinal talks about their Leadership Essentials, but most of the managers I have encountered don't abide by them and play political territory games instead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Include all employees in the dialogue about changes to the company before it happens. More often than not, you reorganize and it appears as a kick in the gut of the employees actually doing the day-to-day work. You talk about the importance of the individual employee and spend a lot of money on talent development... but that effort rarely goes toward the actual workers, and instead is spent on managers. This is a problem.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Excellent company that takes care of its employees well

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

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

    Pros

    Cardinal values real work life balance giving nearly 4 weeks of paid time off annually to new hires and has a strong benefits package. In my department, using PTO even early on the job is encouraged. They expect a professional work output from their employees but as of yet I don't see a culture that expects overworking or even really rewards it. There's a gym, health clinic, pharmacy, and credit union onsite so it's really convenient. I know a number of people who have worked at Cardinal for years and they all recommend it. Cardinal encourages career and skill development and moving within the company after an appropriate amount of service time - enough to learn and perform your current job with excellence. Compensation is appropriate - not excellent but not poor, and with all the other benefits and potential for growth it is worth taking.

    Cons

    Training has been a bit slow so there's been times I haven't had a whole lot to do during these first few weeks, but that's normal in many office jobs. The pay could be better considering nearly everyone in the department is a college grad but the starting pay is roughly $30k.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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