Cardinal Health

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Cardinal Health Reviews in San Diego, CA

Updated June 5, 2014
Updated June 5, 2014
464 Reviews
3.2
464 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.  

    Excellent large company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Healthcare jobsare always in demand

    Cons

    Too disjoined and lack of central control

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep improving the culture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Experience at Cardinal Health

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Very professional yet relax work environment. The interview process was somewhat taxing but it gave me confidence that I would be working with a very talented team.

    Cons

    As with many large companies, there is a very mechanical career path for employees which seemed to frustrate some of the more ambitious software engineers hired directly out of college.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A lot of scope to develop as a fresher.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Cardinal Health

    Pros

    1. Learning new technologies.
    2. Stable company.
    3. Opportunity to Grow depending on the team you work

    Cons

    Slow processing by HR on certain aspects.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good working environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Cardinal Health

    Pros

    flexible time, casual dress and good benefits

    Cons

    Not much of the career growth...Lack of innovative approach...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote the innovative approach...

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Experience Interning at Cardinal Health

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern Software Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Intern Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Cardinal Health

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful staff, a very welcoming group of people and are willing to share their knowledge and expertise. Great learning experience.

    Cons

    Not a lot of feedback in a timely manner. The relaxed atmosphere can be misleading and an eye opener if you are not on track.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would help if you can draw up a career path for new interns and a plan of action so they know what they will be doing.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Decent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Integration Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Integration Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Cardinal Health

    Pros

    Cardinal Health is a large company with a strong foothold in the Pharmaceutical Distribution Business. I enjoyed working there for 9 years for the most part.

    Cons

    The company is very spread out and it is hard to be noticed for doing a good job... and hence difficult to receive compensation beyond the standard cost of living amount 3-4% per year. It was also difficult to receive promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leaders between the different divisions at Cardinal needed to focus on a plan to better integrate the product and service offerings. They failed and so the company did a spin-off.

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good pay, but you are truely a name and a number.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Cardinal Health

    Pros

    A very large company with good pay and stability, until recently. A professional consistent office setting. Many departments create opportunities for mobility. The right manager or department can make a big difference.

    Cons

    Products never get released. Lack of communication and sharing of ideas and information. Opaque management. Lot of whispering and secrets. Maintaining older technology that no one uses anymore. A feeling that employees don't matter because the company is so large. Innovation is not rewarded. Lip service about corporate culture is not accompanied by action. You feel like you just punch the clock to collect a paycheck. Upper management was consistently brought in from outside the company or in other divisions. The company suffers from a cast system where you are ignored by those on a higher level. The work day can be filled with a long stressful silence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a closer look from the bottom up to see what is really going on at each level of the organization. Midlevel management needs the support of upper management in order to carry out badly needed changes to culture to transform the company in to a place that is vibrant and exciting to work for.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not a great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Cardinal Health

    Pros

    culture is good.
    sr. management communicates things

    Cons

    constant change
    highly political
    brings people in higher than the incumbants on salary
    poor decisions in the last few years
    reluctant to take a look at the company with a reality view point to see what is wrong and try to fix it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making so many changes
    live your values- don't just give a lot of great talk- model the behavior

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    How many VPs does a company really need?

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Cardinal Health

    Pros

    opportunity. with spinoff of med products/services on the horizon, there is hope that Mr. Schlotterback and the exec team will facilitate a reversal of fortunes that contributed to the recent rif. He did this with Alaris. There is hope for a replay. Many good ideas. more formal integration of the service organization input to development.

    Cons

    Too many VPs per sq ft of business. 6 VPs in 5 years over one leg of the R/D org, changing strategic direction each time. next gen product foundation laid 3 times by different groups in the R/D organization in this time frame. No apparent agreement between VPs to make use of work already done. 1000s of man months of work discarded. appears as lack of a unified plan from the top. The technicians had fun playing though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the organization needs time to stabilize from the last heavy hit. the recent rif after 5 years of constant reorganization & change is more abuse to a shaky culture. There should be pause to allow whatever initiatives are still in play from 1 or more VPs ago to have some effect or to reach a logical checkpoint, then establish a new reference point before charging off into a new direction.

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Only come here to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Cardinal Health

    Pros

    The people are great. Management has no idea what the TSC does but they still are in charge of getting things done. Bad business idea not to have technically inclined supervisors.

    Cons

    Management has no idea what the TSC does but they still are in charge of getting things done. Bad business idea not to have technically inclined supervisors. Promotions? Forget it, they will have you do the work of higher tier reps but they will not pay for it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves! We need better management from someone that knows what the department needs and how it functions. And I don't just mean the darn numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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