Medline Industries

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Medline Industries Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
164 Reviews
3.2
164 Reviews
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Medline Industries CEO Charlie Mills
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 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)

  • Company is growing strongly, privately held, and very stable (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance- 12 hours a day is normal- for a salaried person (in 19 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Great company. Room for improvement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vendor Analyst
    Current Employee - Vendor Analyst

    I have been working at Medline Industries (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fast paced, rapidly growing company. Great experience. Lots of potential for job advancement

    Cons

    Lower paying company than most

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    I had a pleasant director who was willing to work with me and coach me to a successful career.

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Phila, PA

    I worked at Medline Industries

    Pros

    Salary starting pay was competitive.

    Cons

    Found it difficult completing additional tasks between shifts. Managed overall but worked additional hours to complete them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Decent company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Dubuque, IA
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Dubuque, IA

    I have been working at Medline Industries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are some great people in Dubuque. Medline is a fast growing company with some growth opportunities, community involvement and no weekends worked.

    Cons

    They tend to put most of their money in sales and not so much in service, makes it stressful for all employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase wages for Customer Service, with all the growth this company has had, it can be afforded.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not for everyone,

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mundelein, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mundelein, IL

    I worked at Medline Industries full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is still growing

    Cons

    You will absolutely hate it if your manager sucks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If turnover is high in a department it is for a reason.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Average

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good benefits like coffee shop and free gym. Yoga classes at add charge

    Cons

    No work life balance. No working from home.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Disappointed

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Lead in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Lead in Phila, PA

    I worked at Medline Industries full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, performance bonuses were realistic and attainable.

    Cons

    Unpredictable and impulsive upper management. Lack of concern for employees who helped build the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Serve the team you manage. Encourage and promote evenly and fairly for positive team spirit, efficient performance, stellar attendance. Spend time on the floor of warehouse(s) you crunch numbers for. Manage personally, rather than go by the counsel of college level engineering. Expect high performance but recognize/reward in more ways than monetarily. Let engineers advise -- not dictate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Reviews Posted on Glassdoor and Company Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    They have a fitness center, subsidize cafeteria purchases, financially strong.

    Cons

    First, beware of some of the good reviews. Read them very carefully. The recruiting department was posting phony high ratings to attract more candidates.

    They rely on the Wonderlic test for hiring. Do poorly on the test and they will pass you up...no matter how well you interview.

    No work life balance, no work from home opportunities, very micro managed from top down, very understaffed everywhere, reactive not proactive company, very tactical not strategic, salaries way under market in every division.

    My advice, run for the hills unless you want to be under paid, over managed, and not get a nice flexible environment to work in.

    Every year they post how well the company has done yet the ratio of compensation and benefits aren't equalized with the companies success.

    Ha, they still page people on an intercom system...what a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See the light...start offering a more flexible work environment. Lose the old world mentality to stop losing solid long term employees. Try giving your employees more flexibility and you will probably see production rise. The philosophy of having your employees in the office offers instant contact for meeting etc. With technology today, meetings and contact can be conducted anywhere in the world.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company - Plenty of Growth Opportunities

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    • 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

    Pros

    Great executive leadership. Very financially stable. Agile in response to business opportunities - no red tape. New ideas are not only welcome but openly encouraged. Proven track record of sales growth. Very competitive compensation packages. Work environment is very nice - high-end fitness center, on site MBA program among other perks. Good place to continually learn new things. Lots of camaraderie among employees - couldn't be happier.

    Cons

    I do not have any specific cons to mention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing company, great business model

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Medline Industries full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable, consecutive double digit growth, privately held.

    Cons

    Long work days, staffing is lean so some of the workload gets passed on to the sales rep to "figure it out".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing, loved my managers!!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Integrity Trouble

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medline Industries full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company values/Services Provided/Great Sales Force, great benefits and great vacation. Most peers are great, easy to work with, family type of atmosphere. Same with the Sales Reps. Treatment of employees throughout the years has deteriorated somewhat, however they are still pretty generous.

    Cons

    Being lied to by department heads, deceitful practices, lying to staff/sales force, poor planning, discriminatory practices and the 'no retribution' policy is lacking. Some employees are afraid to speak up against the discrimination that is allowed at this company, and when you do speak up, things don't go well for you. Family type atmosphere stops at management. Promote from within policy is not adhered to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lie to your employees, be honest and don't make promises you never had any intention of keeping. Don't set people up to fail, and when you are putting someone in a management position, train them. Unprofessional behavior by supervisors/managers should not be tolerated and clean up your open door policy. When you have one, people are supposed to be able to say what they feel, but whatever is said is held against them instead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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