Henry Schein

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Henry Schein Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
159 Reviews
3.2
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Henry Schein Chairman, President, and CEO Stanley M. Bergman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The leniency for a work/life balance is wonderful (in 7 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 6 reviews)

  • Low low pay, no motivation because so few actually care about making money (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    advance or you'll hate it

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dentrix Tech Support in American Fork, UT
    Former Employee - Dentrix Tech Support in American Fork, UT

    I worked at Henry Schein full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    get to work with fun people. The benefits are great

    Cons

    if you don't pass their tests (which are poorly written and self contradictory) You can forget about getting a raise whether it's a year review or not

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look at a person's performance and see if they deserve a raise not if they can't pass a test where all questions are things that are part of the job description anyway

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company, still learning how to grow.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY

    I have been working at Henry Schein full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people (not necessarily senior leadership), the location, the global scale, Fortune 300, HSC, philanthropy

    Cons

    Salary, Little/no work-life balance, older senior leadership, culture stuck in small company mentality despite massive growth, little appreciation for younger generations and their ideas/ knowledge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote opportunities for younger leaders in the company, encourage management to provide promotional opportunities, increase salaries to encourage younger generation to stay at the company longer, more visibility of upper management with lower level staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Na

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Henry Schein

    Pros

    Social responsibility is very important

    Cons

    It takes several emails to get one simple answer

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  5.  

    Constant let down!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Sales Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Field Sales Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Henry Schein

    Pros

    flexible work schedule, no one to watch over your shoulder, great company as a whole, training every year for refresher...lots of products to sell which can also be a com

    Cons

    As a rookie you get a scratch territory and it take a while to build your business. They do not pay for your phone, internet or any other expenses you incur as you try an build your business. Too many products to sell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the rookies actual accounts that will help them be successful...pay for phone and internet

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Stable, great company, could really benefit from culture updates.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Henry Schein full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Schein is the market leader and well-respected in the industry. Owns many categories and commands respect from the biggest players. Job prestige is high and culture is extremely traditional. Financially, the company is like a rock and consistently grows stock and market share from year to year. Many "lifers" who have been in the industry forever and love Schein.

    Cons

    A company run by accountants. Financials always look great, but profit squeezing is paramount and most departments are understaffed, positions are rarely backfilled, responsibilities/expectations are huge and they are miserly with raises. Salaries are barely competitive for mid-management positions and internal systems are outdated; budgets and tools to innovate (or even compete professionally) are next to nil. Upward mobility is limited; I did not personally witness many major title promotions from within--although plenty of people fulfilled their manager/subordinate's responsibilities for months or years after the manager/subordinate left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in your people. It's demoralizing to work for a market leader that leads by squeezing profit rather than incentivizing innovation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    pretty good and good people to work with. usual politics of an office and shareholder driven company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Henry Schein full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    the people
    some nice benefits and flexibile

    Cons

    lack of strong leadership was at times, fustrating

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    The best company ever. Great environment, strong team environment, competitive commission structure, and great benefits.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Sales in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Henry Schein full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Everything about it is fantastic.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything because it's a great company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company with a lot of great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative

    I have been working at Henry Schein full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Henry Schein has a great name in dentistry so as a sales rep you already have some credibility. With a big company comes lots of resources to help you be as successful as possible. Lots of freedom to run your territory and your schedule the way that you want. This freedom, however, isn't always great for everyone. Must be VERY self motivated. Very strong career development program at Henry Schein.

    Cons

    Big company comes with a lot of corporate initiatives and run around. The right hand doesn't seem to always know what the left hand is doing and as a sales rep you are stuck as the face to the problem.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Marketing Manager

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager

    I have been working at Henry Schein full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very stable company with great benefits and understanding of a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Low pay for such a huge responsibility. Little room for growth. Management does not stay current with marketing trends and is hesitant to change. Growth in both pay and title only come with time and are not at all associated with quality or performance.

    This is a stock driven organization. You will never get the budget you need to continually produce the profit growth corporate is asking for. There is no strategic direction for the product sets (software).

    They do not fire anyone (this may look like a Pro, but just wait) you will always have a job if you continue to show up, breath, and complete you work at a menial level. The problem is strong performance isn't recognized or rewarded so strong performers leave. Low performers stay because not much is required and the job is stable.... the company slowly grows less competent as its best employees leave and its lower performers stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your employees according to their quality of work and according to their workload.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Internal Mobility

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Melville, NY

    I worked at Henry Schein full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work if you want a steady pay check to support your family. If you have ambition to move up in the company, it does not happen internally.

    Cons

    If you have ambition to move up in the company, it does not happen internally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People kiss butt up. If you really want to know how your mid level Managers and Directors give the people that do the a voice..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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