Henry Schein

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Henry Schein Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
128 Reviews
3.4
128 Reviews
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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 6 reviews)

  • There are great people top to bottom, great benefits, solid industry, conservative company (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Too many upper management "grew up" at Henry Schein (in 6 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    A mixed bag.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Supervisor  in  American Fork, UT
    Current Employee - Support Supervisor in American Fork, UT

    I have been working at Henry Schein full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The leniency for a work/life balance is wonderful! Other than entry level there is great autonomy if you have the right boss. There are some opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Compensation is significantly below local/ national averages. The health insurance used to offset (to a degree) the pay but it has also deteriorated. It is mostly run by people with accountant backgrounds who do not invest in the company. They create bandages to paste over other bandages to fix products/processes/procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay, invest in new technologies to improve products and work design

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

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Henry Schein

    Pros

    Team environment
    Excellent training program
    Opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Low pay to start when you are hired

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good old fashed family values

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Representative  in  American Fork, UT
    Current Employee - Technical Support Representative in American Fork, UT

    I have been working at Henry Schein full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very family friendly, company, with a highly successful background

    Cons

    Lower than average pay when camparied to local and national avarages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay competative salaries.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Henry Schein

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY

    I worked at Henry Schein full-time

    Pros

    strong business and strong market. accounting culture from sr leaders being accountants

    Cons

    accounting culture. CAO has spies and budgets stashed everywhere. if you're not okay with professionals being told to obey rather than think, you'll be okay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    trust your people to do their jobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor management support

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative

    I have been working at Henry Schein full-time

    Pros

    Good life and work balance

    Cons

    Managers have no experience in management, territories are soft so you have to fight over accounts with other reps either outside or tele. Management does not follow through with plans, throw you out to the wolves when you are hired. Poor training program. Your voice is not heard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers that know the products their reps are selling, managers should know how to manage their team and be supportive, as well as know the sales process and key decision makers that reps should turn to in certain situations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales Consultant -Chicago

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Sales Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Field Sales Consultant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    It's a job right now. If you need a stepping stone to a better job this may be a place to get your feet wet.

    Cons

    Chicago Management is terrible! The manager here has no medical experience so do not expect to learn anything or get support from him while working here. Inability to mentor, does not return phone calls or follow up on leads you may want to pursue. Quick to hang his sales force out to dry to protect a job he has no reason being in, does not communicate well with customers and has been asked by customers to not come back. Sales force is not sure what he does as he does not support them in the field. Midwest manager who is his boss is not much better as he will cover for this infidel to save his own job! This will not get better until the Midwest manager and Sales Manager are gone. Rumors are HS Chicago used to be on top and sales were good; well, at least 15 people have left in the past 5 years, mostly seasoned experienced reps. You do the math!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should take off the blunders and see the writing on the wall . Hire someone in Chicago who can mentor, teach, support, encourage and develop reps like they are supposed to be. Nobody respects the current management here as they are incompetent!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    The company has high expectations, but doesn't provide the necessary tools

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV

    I worked at Henry Schein full-time

    Pros

    Family atmosphere amongst the worker bees.

    Cons

    Provide their sales teams with old outdated equipment and software programs. Getting adequate equipment to perform the job is like pulling teeth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pointing the finger and show some appreciation to the employees who actually interface with the customers.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 8 people found this helpful  

    Good company but beware of overstated pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Field Sales Consultant

    I have been working at Henry Schein full-time

    Pros

    Good work and atonomy if you have good numbers. Flexibility in how to gain business. Significant training opportunities. Some of the management is very talented. Fortune 500 strength. Opportunity is there to make acceptable money.

    Cons

    Cheap cheap cheap cheap cheap! I don't know how the company gets away with not paying for any expenses, especially in CA where employment law dictates that employees shall not suffer a loss for either the cost of doing business or expenses incurred as a usual or required part of performing your job. We have to take doctors to lunch, drive all day long, home office et al. None of these are reimbursed. Charge backs on commission for things that would commonly be done as a cost of doing business. Chargebacks can and do sometimes exceed the commission earned. To add insult to injury, if a fee is waived for a customer, legitimate or not, that is simply added to the commission deduction. What starts out as $120,000 gets chissled down to about $100,000 from chargebacks then unreimbursed business expenses will chisle that down to about $70,000. Benefits are expensive, have high deductables and have high out of pocket expenses at the doctors office. Between payroll deductions, co-pays, and out of pocket expenses, expect medical and prescription expenses for a family to be between $3,000 and $8,000 a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reimburse expenses before a class action comes and makes it happen. Have an honest and straight forward compensation plan that only charges back for returned product.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Lack of Training. Operates in a Silo

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Category Specialist  in  Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Product Category Specialist in Melville, NY

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

    Pros

    Stable employment. Great 401 match.

    Cons

    Management is undereducated
    The whole company operates in a silo. Too many upper management "grew up" at Henry Schein. They really need fresh faces from other industries and more ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Watch your back!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Equipment Sales Representative  in  Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Equipment Sales Representative in Lenexa, KS

    I worked at Henry Schein full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Left alone for the most part to do your job. Set your schedule.

    Cons

    Back stabbers. Only care about the bottom line. Canned sales reps even after told the company, "was solid."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It feels a bit like the company runs like a mafia...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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