Cardinal Supply Chain Medical

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Cardinal Supply Chain Medical Reviews

Updated July 10, 2014
Updated July 10, 2014
15 Reviews
2.7
15 Reviews
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George S. Barrett
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  1.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ops Manager  in  Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Ops Manager in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at Cardinal Supply Chain Medical full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Many opportunities to grow, encouraged to reach full potential and develop a career. Good salary, great PTO plan.

    Cons

    The company is huge and sometimes you feel lost in the crowd

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A little more attention should be paid to on boarding employees who are new to the industry and company. The sink or swim tactic and end up badly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    waste of time

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tech  in  Griffith, IN
    Former Employee - Tech in Griffith, IN

    I worked at Cardinal Supply Chain Medical full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    it was just a job, nothing to brag about

    Cons

    after 20 plus years i was let go because i was not a favorite of the manager.shifts made it impossible to have a normal life.i kept the job because i had been there so long. the hours i worked made it impossible to put a lot of effort into finding new employment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Better than most hourly jobs...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse
    Current Employee - Warehouse

    I have been working at Cardinal Supply Chain Medical full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    4 day work week, they give you a lot of vacation days

    Cons

    lots of overtime, amount of work to do can be extremely unpredictable on a day-to-day basis, hard to make plans on days you work

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Inside Sales - good place to get med sales experince

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Manager  in  Maitland, FL
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Maitland, FL

    I worked at Cardinal Supply Chain Medical full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The team are very close knit

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity to advance if you are inside sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give inside sales reps the opportunity to move to the Outside - there are a lot of very qualified candidates that could do just as great Outside as they do Inside.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Over all good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at Cardinal Supply Chain Medical full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very secure, potential to make good money

    Cons

    Heavy hours to work, stress, lots of change

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    OT a double-edged sword

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cardinal Supply Chain Medical full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    OT, lots of OT pay

    Cons

    OT - mandatory, very physical work, long-hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve work/life balance. Burn out and turnover very high at the Distribution Centers.

  8.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Cardinal Supply Chain Medical

    Pros

    Seems like there isn't as much of the politics involved with corporate america. Most employees are high achievers, and that is the expectation.

    Cons

    Like most major companies in America, a 40 hour work week is a thing of the past. Face time seems to be real important.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on the growth path that we are currently on and continue to find new and innovative ways to create efficiencies

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Focused on employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at Cardinal Supply Chain Medical

    Pros

    Innovative environment, work with talented people, great customers

    Cons

    Cumbersome decision making at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working to improve communication and also reputation with customers

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    George Barrett looks for a way to dig out of the mess he was left.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product/Marketing Manager  in  Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Product/Marketing Manager in Dublin, OH

    I have been working at Cardinal Supply Chain Medical

    Pros

    Cardinal offers a lot of opportunity. As an employee, I am able to learn something new everyday. I am never bored; the work I do is challenging and fulfilling. I feel I make a difference by doing what I do. There is so much room for change, and as such, it is uncommon to hear "No, you can't," or "That's not how we do it here." If you present a good idea with good data and support to back it up, you are given free reign to implement upon that strategy. Unless you don't want to grow intellectually, you absolutely will grow at Cardinal.

    Cons

    Confusion, confusion, confusion. Cardinal cannot decide what it wants to be or what it wants to do. Change can be a good thing, but too much change too fast -- that is not a good thing. Cardinal's constant stop and starts and changes of direction are confusing to everyone -- especially its employees. Cardinal lost a huge number of employees -- and the knowledge that those employees owned -- when it transitioned positions from McGaw Park to Dublin during Wave 1. Everyone suffered as new employees struggled to learn their new jobs. Then came a round of layoffs -- and more confusion ensued. Then came announcement of a split and once again panic set in...and this in the middle of the Wave 2 transition. Add to that, a CEO who believes in a cube environment which is demoralizing, anti-productive, and completely interruptive to the "normal" work environment to which employeees were accustomed. Oh, and did I mention a 6 month postponement of yearly pay increases -- along with decreased bonuses due to company underperformance and a new pay-for-performance that further demotivates employees since reaching goals is no longer enough....

    Weak management that lets certain employees do whatever they want while others are held to an entirely different set of accountabilities doesn't help.

    Unhappy employees moving from position to position or leaving the company all together add to the mix of confusion that is Cardinal - M.

    This is not a happy place to work -- unless you thrive on confusion, uncertainty, inequity and an overall sense that you mean absolutely nothing to the company you work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect the hard workers not the people who tell you what you want to hear. Being nice / PC is not the most important qualification on a resume. Hire managers who hold their employees accountable. Make it a fair game. Put the right people in the right jobs -- don't put people in those jobs just because someone at the top likes them or is pulling for them.
    Who can get the job done? Get rid of the cube environment -- it fosters bad feelings. It leads to gossip, rumor-spreading, poor work quality since you can't concentrate worth a darn.... This is a losing proposition.

    Don't change the rules in the middle of the game. If you promise raises, deliver them. If you say bonuses will be given for MEETING goals, deliver them. Don't hold back and say you have to have exceeded your goals to get a full bonus.

    Take advantage of the few good employees you still have left. Learn from the bad mistakes you have made this last year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Disappointing. There are to many double standards

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cardinal Supply Chain Medical full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Starting PTO package is decent.

    Cons

    Poor management. Lack of communication. Double standards. Flat out lies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire them all and start over from Manager to CEO

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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