Henry Schein
3.2 of 5 118 reviews
www.henryschein.com Melville, NY 5000+ Employees

Henry Schein Reviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
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3.2 118 reviews

                             

84% Approve of the CEO

Henry Schein Chairman, President, and CEO Stanley M. Bergman

Stanley M. Bergman

(80 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "company invested in seeing that you have work life balance"
    in 6 reviews
  • "There are great people top to bottom, great benefits, solid industry, conservative company"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "Fly by the seat of your pants upper management, sales people can get away with anything if they sell"
    in 5 reviews
  • "However, I quickly realized that inflated egos, dirty office politics and administrative incompetence would prove to be bigger obstacles"
    in 4 reviews
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    Solid company, great experience, highly recommended company.

    (Former Employee)

    ProsI had a good experience with Schein. They keep a small company feel to a huge organization which is not easily or typically done with most Fortune 500 companies. Great training program in West Allis, Wisconsin.

    ConsStarting with a scratch territory can be rough for the first year or so, but through persistence and pressure, good things tend to happen somehow.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up, they run a great company very effectively.

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

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    Intern (Former Employee)
    Melville, NY

    ProsReally Good learning Experience and pay is good

    ConsThere were no cons on my time there

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for.

    Medical Sales Consultant (Current Employee)
    Melville, NY

    ProsDependable job, strong company, demand for their products isn't going anywhere.

    ConsThey talk of the 5 constituents - though I believe all come into play, I think they really favor making the shareholders happy aka corporate america.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut the dead weight on the sales teams and limit the micro-management.

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

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    Solid Company

    Sales (Current Employee)

    ProsLarge distribution centers, dependable shipping, high fill rates, decent comp.

    ConsManagement often slow to make decisions regarding new hires, direction.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf someone is ineffective and has proven to continue to be so dont keep moving them around to meaningless costly roles....

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fantastic Sales Experience

    Dental Sales Intern (Former Employee)

    ProsSocial Responsibility
    B2B sales
    Benefits
    Work-Life Balance

    ConsNo company vehicle
    Not a lot of competitive advantage between other companies

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpeed up some of the hiring process.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Distribution Team Member (Current Employee)
    Indianapolis, IN

    ProsWonderful benefits, good pay, plenty of voluntary overtime, excellent culture. I learned a lot about myself and how to perform functions that are valuable and marketable I started out as a temporary, and through the help of tuition assistance, I was able to finish my college education and pursue a career within my degree field.

    ConsAt times, the pace and pressure is high, and management struggles with skills to balance this pressure and employee morale.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMentor employees that you feel would be valuable to grow within the company.

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

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    Contract Analyst (Former Employee)
    Melville, NY

    Pros-Socially conscious ( except for employees 1-3% yearly raise while doing $12 billion yearly sales)
    - benefits are pretty good

    Cons- Other than the standard holidays, no others given (ie Columbus day, Good Friday, veterans day, no Jewish holidays)
    - No clear career advancement plan
    - Constant lays off ( I have seen plenty lifers, 20+ years let go)
    - If your company is bought by Schein.. be prepared for the hammer

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow more room for personal growth. Show employees that you value them, not just lay off everyone around them and expect a optimistic environment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for.

    Sales Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits. I work with really nice people who really care about each other. Pay is ok...salary plus commission...the harder you work...the more you make. The building is clean. Many fun corporate events.

    ConsSome promotions are based on who you know rather than what you know. If you know your job well though, you have nothing to worry about. You will eventually get there, just more slowly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI work under a great management team who knows how to motivate and reward you. Unfortunately not all divisions are as fortunate.

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

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    Great people at this company.

    Product Manager (Current Employee)
    American Fork, UT

    ProsThere are great people top to bottom, great benefits, solid industry, conservative company.

    ConsAdvancement from within is extremely difficult. Getting more responsibility is easy, getting the salary to match is very difficult.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompensation should match industry standards.

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

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    Top of the game for Dentrix!

    QA Engineer (Current Employee)
    American Fork, UT

    ProsDecent Benefits & Pay,
    Decent Work/Life Balance,
    Great place to start and get experience,
    Dentrix is the best product in its industry,
    Great company that seems to care about people,
    Great access to resources & software tools,
    Outstanding stability,
    Pretty much everyone I met there was professional and friendly

    ConsVery slow promotion movement,
    Very slow compensation raises,
    Lots of politics & red tape everywhere,
    People are very hard to fire it seems, so it keeps the bad baggage around for a long time

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more aggressive with hiring/firing/compensation in order to leverage the best talent and keep Dentrix on top. The corporate mentality for Dentrix seemed to be to just go through the motions and "milk it until it dies" instead of nurturing it and raising the bar.

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

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