Medline Industries Reviews in Mundelein, IL

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
151 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Company is growing, but at employees expense (in 7 reviews)

  • Benefits are good; they actually have a progressive scale for the employee's share, so if you earn more, you pay more towards insurance (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • No work-life balance unless you are willing to remain in your position forever (in 17 reviews)

  • no work life balance, executives pay lip service to ethics but have none (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Overall a good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Configuration Analyst  in  Mundelein, IL
    Current Employee - Configuration Analyst in Mundelein, IL

    I have been working at Medline Industries full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Managers and Directors are well qualified, culture of getting things done, allows for a large amount of responsibility even to new employees, an ability to stand out among your peers.

    Cons

    Does not allow work from home, even occasionally. Training is very brief as a new hire. Managers do not always have the time needed to consistently meet with lower-level employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not a good choice if you are looking for a reputable company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Support Specialist  in  Mundelein, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Support Specialist in Mundelein, IL

    I worked at Medline Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Variety of products and divisions make it a formidable choice for purchasers

    Cons

    Management is self-seeking and cuts off their nose to spite their faces. Meaning they undervalue good reps and keep the disreputable ones around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you grew a conscience that would be very refreshing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Beware Implementation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator - Implementation  in  Mundelein, IL
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator - Implementation in Mundelein, IL

    I have been working at Medline Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fast days, always busy with work.

    Cons

    Over-worked, understaffed, young & inexperienced management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mismanaged, micromanaged, splintered company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Mundelein, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Mundelein, IL

    I worked at Medline Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Stability of company. Awesome fitness center, except it has cameras and they time how long you're there.

    Cons

    Micromanaged. Top management tears down everyone in monthly meetings. Very poorly managed company, everyone is always tense. The person who brought me in left after she realized how futile it was, and they didn't really want to embrace the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some training on how to build up and motivate your excellent employees. Create bridges and collaboration versus having one segment compete with another in a dog-eat-dog company. A company that figures out medical supplies in a way that actually partners with their customers and their employees will topple you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work, but inspiring!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Mundelein, IL
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Mundelein, IL

    I have been working at Medline Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You receive extreme autonomy and confidence from your managers in your abilities. There is a lot to be done, but it is all in efforts to continue to grow this successful company. I love the atmosphere of pushing the limits!

    Cons

    "The Medline Way" is not for everyone. If you are looking for a 9-5 job, Medline is not for you. It is longer hours and busy hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great growing company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mundelein, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mundelein, IL

    I have been working at Medline Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fast-paced company where people get to make decisions that drive business forward. Management is not afraid to make bets on the future, and are not tied down to quarter-to-quarter decisions that you see at public companies.

    Cons

    Pace of company is not for everyone. The Company is dynamic and can change directions quickly. If you are not comfortable with this, you will not enjoy working here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to make bets on the future and continue the investment you are making in keeping the truly great people at Medline!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to Work if Your Motivated and Like to Control Your Own Destiny!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mundelein, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mundelein, IL

    I have been working at Medline Industries full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Complete autonomy to make decisions that affect my business and the way I get paid. Nimble and no beaurocracy. Complete transformation in culture in the past decade.

    Cons

    If you don't like to make decision and are not motivated by money and the ability to control your own destiny, this isn't for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    48 years of consecutive double digit growth. Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Incredibly fast paced

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mundelein, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mundelein, IL

    I have been working at Medline Industries full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Constant drive for business results, not bureaucratic, environment grounded in innovation

    Cons

    limited infrastructure, lean team structures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    break down the silos

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Product Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Mundelein, IL
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Mundelein, IL

    I have been working at Medline Industries full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cafeteria and workout room is the only redeeming quality about Medline. They also have a decent bonus system in place .

    Cons

    Poor Managers and Division Presidents who are racist and highly offensive individuals that imitate other nationalities. Presidents from different divisions who get in loud screaming matches with one another and people can hear them down the hall. Unprofessional. Senior Product Managers who play favorites to rude employees who are bratty and immature and treat new employees like dirt and are rude to other employees on the phone. Senior Product Managers have no interest in training or helping their new employees. They never even get up from their office to even say hello. No training program whatsoever at Medline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are a Manager then be one. Pay attention to your staff especially new staff.

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Not for the weak willed or faint of heart

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance  in  Mundelein, IL
    Current Employee - Finance in Mundelein, IL

    I have been working at Medline Industries full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Gym, cafeteria, some of the management is pretty good, do nice things for the community, environmentally conscious

    Cons

    No work-life balance, gender bias, serious favoritism, bad parking and they are out of office space. They are not very nice to employees; treat them like numbers too often. SR VP in the corner office is rude and plays favorites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to balance things among employees including pay and promotional opportunities. You need to open the purse strings a bit and be more modern

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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