Cardinal Health

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Proceed With Caution

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    Current Employee - Advisor in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Advisor in Dublin, OH

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

    Pros

    Being tied to the healthcare industry, there is a certain amount of stability with this company as opposed to other industries that are much more vulnerable to economic contractions. That being said, the dramatically changing landscape in healthcare can offer some challenges, but for the most part provides opportunity for Cardinal Health to become/remain a key player and find ways to add value.

    Cons

    Large organization that offers all the downside of corporate America. Bureaucracy, internal politics, political correctness, sycophants, and in general policies that supersede and ignore common sense. Just one big, lost in the shuffle, dehumanizing experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    company review

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    Current Employee - Associate in Vaughan, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Associate in Vaughan, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    benefits plan is good, nice office environment,

    Cons

    poor management, high turnover, HR department has the highest turnover,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need respect and value your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people 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 (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
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  5. 2 people 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 (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
  6. 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 (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
  7. 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 Contractor - IT Project Manager in Dublin, OH
    Former Contractor - IT Project Manager in Dublin, OH

    I worked at Cardinal Health as a contractor (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
  8. 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 (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
  9.  

    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 (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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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