Cardinal Health

  www.cardinalhealth.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

447 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date

 

Fast pace and lots to learn

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Operations Supervisor  in  Dixon, CA
Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Dixon, CA

Pros

Cardinal offers a wide variety of opportunities. If you fall into a field you don't find interesting, it is not terribly difficult to start in another direction.

Cons

Cardinal is so big it is easy to get lost in the masses, if you work in the field getting recognized by corporate can be difficult since they have so much going on within their own walls.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Cardinal Health

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good, but not great, place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Dublin, OH

    Pros

    Awesome Paid Time Off policy. Other benefits are OK.
    There are opportunities for growth if you step up and make it known that you are interested.
    On-site fitness center, wellness center and pharmacy at the corporate office. There are other perks are the corporate office as well - free coffee (that isn't TOO bad) and 2 cafes that serve typical cafeteria food.
    You typically have access to senior-level executives, but pick your words carefully.
    Work-life balance is encouraged.
    For a company this size, they do value the employees.
    Through my near-decade there, I had the pleasure of working with a lot of really smart people.
    The company strives to be active in the community so there will be plenty of options for corporate community service. These options can range from being a member of a company-sponsored orchestra to volunteering at the food bank.

    Cons

    Salaries are crap. They take pride in being at the lowest-end of average.
    Annual salary merit increases are a joke.
    Management is convinced that they are the only ones that know anything.
    For that size of a company, the 401k offering is pretty pathetic.
    They suspended the Employee Stock Purchase Program and have not reinstated it. This should be reinstated if the company truly wants to attract - and retain - top-level talent.
    This is definitely Corporate America, so be prepared to work with people who are more focused on managing themselves into their next job rather than working with you, unless you can help them to advance their career. Be aware.
    The 'silo' concept is in full force at Cardinal, especially in IT. This can make issue resolution incredibly infuriating and frustrating.
    While encouraged, there will be times when work-life balance is not very balanced.
    You will be a valued employee, but make no mistake - when it comes to you or a buck, the buck wins. Always.
    The nature of this business can be volatile. When the announcement came out about the departure of a certain large customer, many people who directly served that customer knew the writing was on the wall. It was just a matter of time.
    With the departure of that large customer, and with the future of healthcare a bit uncertain, I cannot say with conviction that the company - or the industry, for that matter - has a truly rosy future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reinstate the ESPP.
    Restructure the incentive program to encourage the destruction of the silos.
    For heavens sake, managers who are managing themselves into their next jobs are not effective managers!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fair

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

    Pros

    Most of the people with whom you work.

    Cons

    Far,far too many grade-school activites like decorating your workspaces, dressing up in costumes, making signs etc. Makes you feel like you are in kindergarten or grade school. These "team-building" activities are too frequent, tiring and you feel pressured to participate or get labeled as a "bad" team mate. There are committees just dreaming up this stuff to "have fun", but it takes away from productivity and is a bother to many, as are the frequent demands to participate in "potlucks", which means you have to make or buy something for everyone to eat. For freindly, but more mature people like me all of this stuff hurts my morale, and I feel put upon. I just want to come to work, do my work and enjoy my team mates' personalities. Don't need or want all this "forced fun."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put a bridle on the Team Activities Committees and let your employees come in, do a good job, and enjoy working without all of these kindergarten exercise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Cardinal Health.

Worked for Cardinal Health? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.