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Lots of politics, managers may be great but to corporate you're just a number.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Henry Schein

Pros

Great managers, they care about you and will go to bat for you as best they can. Benefits are really good, they never took away the 401(k) match, which even our Fidelity rep said was high. Premiums for benefits are going up but it's good coverage.

Cons

Managers have way too much on their plates and are given very few options o how to reward good employees. Somehow office politics are accepted as normal even though it effects the day-to-day work in the office and with surrounding branches. Your managers may appreciate you but in the end, to corporate you are just a number. They don't care about you as a person, and will do whatever is most convenient/easy for the rather than what may be best in the long term.
Oh, and don't mention if you intend to start a family any time in the future, it's career advancement suicide.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop accepting politics as normal, do something about it. Politics can and will tear apart an office (think how many coworkers of specific people have moved on/left the company after dealing with them).
To corporate, you talk a good talk but your walk sucks. You don't pay any attention to non-sales people who work in the branches and it trickles down to every employee trained. You hog-tie your workers by focusing so strongly on sales. Try following the Disney model and make it about the experience, quality and service in addition to sales. You have some great pieces in place but they aren't being used effectively.

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    Sky is the limit

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    Current Employee - Field Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Field Sales Consultant

    I have been working at Henry Schein

    Pros

    Compensated for working hard. You will get from it what you put in. Not micromanaged.

    Cons

    100% commission, but if you're a go-getter, that's a pro instead of a con.

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    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Henry Schein

    Pros

    Flexibility to accomplish work without much oversight. Caring company with fair-minded team members. company invested in seeing that you have work life balance.

    Cons

    The compensation structure could be more aggressive. The company could better use resources and technology to arm their team members to perform duties.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to provide forum for team members to share issues and ideas to make improvements. The company should invest more in advertising.

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