Cardinal Health

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Cardinal Health Reviews in San Diego, CA

Updated Jun 5, 2014
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3.1 20 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

Cardinal Health Chairman & CEO George S. Barrett

George S. Barrett

(3 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance and supportive of community causes(in 30 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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    Excellent large company to work for

    Consultant (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsHealthcare jobsare always in demand

    ConsToo disjoined and lack of central control

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep improving the culture

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Experience at Cardinal Health

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsVery 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.

    ConsAs 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A lot of scope to develop as a fresher.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    Pros1. Learning new technologies.
    2. Stable company.
    3. Opportunity to Grow depending on the team you work

    ConsSlow processing by HR on certain aspects.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good working environment

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    Prosflexible time, casual dress and good benefits

    ConsNot much of the career growth...Lack of innovative approach...

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote the innovative approach...

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    Experience Interning at Cardinal Health

    Intern Software Engineer (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

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

    ConsNot 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 Senior ManagementIt 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent place to work

    Integration Engineer (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsCardinal 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementLeaders 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.

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

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsA 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.

    ConsProducts 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 Senior ManagementTake 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.

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    Not a great company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    Prosculture is good.
    sr. management communicates things

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

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    How many VPs does a company really need?

    Manager (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    Prosopportunity. 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.

    ConsToo 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 Senior Managementthe 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.

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    Only come here to learn

    Technical Support Specialist (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementFire 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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