Cardinal Health

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Cardinal Health Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
505 Reviews
3.3
505 Reviews
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Cardinal Health Chairman & CEO George S. Barrett
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Review Highlights

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

  • Strong management team, very good benefits, excellent resources to do your job (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 18 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cardinal is penny wise and pound foolish

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Dublin, OH

    I worked at Cardinal Health full-time (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
  2. 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 (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
  3.  

    Challenging, need thick skin!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an 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
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    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 (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
  6.  

    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 (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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong Employees being lead by morons

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unprofessional workplace with no structure

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate II in Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate II in Valencia, CA

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

    Pros

    Some of my co-workers were the best part of the job.
    Little supervision, left to do the job on your own. (could also be a bad thing)

    Cons

    The hours are inconsistent and long, the work is very physically demanding, processes are constantly being changed even when they are working extremely well, it is a very chaotic environment with no set structure.

    Cardinal Health is all about favoritism. If there is for any reason something they don't like about you, they will find any little reason to fire you. Hard work doesn't get you anywhere here. You can greatly exceed your work metrics, get Employee of the Month, and you will still be treated like you are replaceable and ready to be tossed out the door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs a complete re-haul. They need to bring the warehouse employees in on decisions because in the end they are the ones who are going to be effected. They should give incentives/recognition for exceeding work metrics and not just because you're their best friend.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not worth the headache or low pay

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Dublin, OH

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

    Pros

    You recieve a standard block of 19 PTO days along with 7 company holidays. Which is about the only thing CAH gives you.

    Cons

    Management, pay, advancement, pretty much everything. I was in medical and unless you were part of the old guard from Waukegan or had 15 years In Pharma you might have a shot at advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not us it's you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    All work, No Pay

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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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You may see this as a pro - Very little management involvement with the sales force which means free time.

    Cons

    No Pay - No Growth - incorrect sales tracking - Poor Employee Attitude - Bad Customer Opinions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develope a pay structure that rewards sales representatives for their hard work. The current pay structure is well below industry standards. For a Diagnostic Specialist for example to be at plan and on schedule to make less than $100,000 per year is an injustice. For a sales rep to work night and day fixing company mistakes instead of selling and growing business and not make $100,000 per year is a joke. If your goal is to hire employees who work themselves to the bone and not pay them, you are doing a great job.

    Yearly Salary fo a Sales Rep between $50,000 and $65,000 per year is below industry standards.
    Yearly Salary for a Diagnostic Specialist at $70,000 is well below industry standards.

    My advise would be to stay away from Cardinal unless you are right out of college or un-employeed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Need some clean up of supervision. Need to look at new people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Waukegan, IL
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Waukegan, IL

    I worked at Cardinal Health full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    work independent with no leadership

    Cons

    You get no help when needed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help you people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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