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Cardinal Health Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
447 Reviews

3.2
447 Reviews
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Cardinal Health Chairman & CEO George S. Barrett
George S. Barrett
238 Ratings

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.  

    Good internship experience

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Intern in Dublin, OH

    Pros

    Gave a lot of responsibility to interns right of the back. Lots of program benefits... truly invested in young professionals

    Cons

    Limited opportunities in some of the EMERGE fields

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a great job and need to continue to focus on expanding especially in home health care area.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Bad place to work Montgomery NY

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    Pros

    Pay and pto time

    Cons

    Supervisors talk down to employees and curse at you way too much favoritism mangers are just as bad as the supervisors and HR turns a blind eye to everything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate needs to show up in montgomery ny unexpected to really see what goes on there and how the workers are really treated

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall positive but corporate is out of touch

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    Current Employee - IT Director
    Current Employee - IT Director

    Pros

    Company values, lots of opportunities across the country, stable, most people are nice and upstanding

    Cons

    The bureaucracy is unreal. Corporate runs the show and won't listen to the people on the front lines. The pervasive attitude in IT is that whatever leadership says goes...even if it adversely impacts the field or customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You could dramatically increase the bottom line if you focused on increasing customer satisfaction. In the eyes of many customers we are not as great as Dublin wants us to believe.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Going in wrong directions.

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    Current Employee - Nuclear Pharmacist  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Nuclear Pharmacist in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    It's nuclear pharmacy, so no third party insurance, controlled substances or irate customers.

    Cons

    Company is contracting it's nuclear pharmacy operations including the elimination of educational programs and out sourcing office functions. Cost cutting is extreme and even our drivers had to give back the Cardinal Health shirts they wear. I don't know how the company is going to get it's money back on that one. The manager's non-pharmacist friends make cognitive pharmacy decisions and policy in contradiction to Board of Pharmacy regulations concerning pharmacist's controlling their environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We have a non-pharmacist manager and the manager's non-pharmacist inner circle make all the decisions and carry more weight than pharmacists on pharmacy decisions. A member of the inner circle could not get into pharmacy school but is relied upon by the manager for pharmacy opinions and decisions more so than the pharmacists. This conflicts with State Board about pharmacists having control of their environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Cardinal Health

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH

    Pros

    Generous vacation time and bonus plans for management level employees.

    Cons

    Talent management is a joke. Very driven by who you know, not how you have performed. Strong leftover boys network at the higher levels which make it a difficult place for women to advance. Strong double standard is part of the culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop changing the structure every year and deal with the executives who have failed to execute year after year. Better appreciate diversity of thought and gender equality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    If you don't know how to say "No" stay away.

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    Current Employee - Chemist II  in  East Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Chemist II in East Hartford, CT

    Pros

    Nice benefits and good working environment on the whole. I didn't have to deal with much interpersonal drama in the workplace. I felt that I was part of a team working together to solve problems we encountered.

    Cons

    PET services are or were poorly managed. The regional passed his workload onto my boss, who in turn passed many of his duties onto me and the other salaried positions. The hourly level employees were largely exempt from this due to overtime pay.
    My supervisor was seldom physically present during a crisis, preferring to try to manage the situation by phone. He would promise to be there by say 6am, which through experience we learned was 8 or 9 or maybe noon. I was routinely called in during these times as well as to fill in for absences outside of my typical working hours. When already working both night and day time shifts at times in the same week, it was very difficult to maintain any semblance of a normal sleep cycle much less a home life. Advice: learn to say "No" firmly, early and often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more proactive, don't wait until the last minute to start work needed to make important deadlines. For instance, the application submission date requirement for FDA approval for 14-FDG was known well in advance. But the production sites didn't start performing the required validations until the last couple of months. Totally unnecessary additional stress not to say overtime, and in the rush a few problems didn't get caught in the initial review and so the whole process had to be repeated. I lost a bit of respect for and confidence in our management team, and through a few similar instances showing poor advance planning and ability to set realistic time tables taking into account existing site workload and personnel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Middle Management Is Oblivious

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

    Pros

    + Nice campus and amenities.
    + Paid paternal leave

    Cons

    - Middle management and some executives have little to no interest in their employees.
    - Managers make fun of employees behind closed doors, nice to your face. Won't realize potential in people or give them opportunities and instead write them off (I've sat in these meetings).
    - No training or continuing education because they spent its budget elsewhere (shhh).
    - The benefits used to be great, but went downhill fast. Every year they cut them.
    - There's a "re-org" every year.
    - It's frowned upon if you don't take your laptop home with you. Do more with less!
    - Cubicled, silo structured teams ensure you have a meeting every minute of the day (see "take laptop home" comment above).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best ideas come from below. Stop treating employees like they're children - picking favorites and ignoring ideas like they're moot. Invest in them and allow them to grow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cardinal Health

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH

    Pros

    Amazing benefits. Great PTO starting from day one.

    Cons

    Competitive culture. Everyone likes to back stab other employees. Getting hired has a lot to do with who you know. Who you know has a lot to do with getting promoted. Some of the most intelligent people there don't have the best jobs, so it's difficult talking to those who were promoted off of being liked versus actually being able to do your job well. As I was hired on, I was told about how much everyone didn't like being there, and/or working there, because of the way they fired or promoted employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some personality. Don't let athletes run HR, you might want to hire someone who didn't go through college drunkenly hopping from bed to bed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    cardinal health

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    Current Employee - Customer Advocate  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Customer Advocate in Albuquerque, NM

    Pros

    great place to work yes

    Cons

    no bad things to say

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great culture.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern  in  Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Dublin, OH

    Pros

    - Collaborative atmosphere
    -Great intern program

    Cons

    -Takes a long time/ a lot of people to accomplish tasks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Continue to listen to everyone on the team

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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