Medline Industries Reviews

Updated October 12, 2014
Updated October 12, 2014
145 Reviews
3.3
145 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 18 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Place To Work

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, higher than average pay, complimentary shuttle bus to and from Chicago and local Metra, 2 weeks paid vacation right after hire date, cafeteria, nurse liaison, on site Starbucks, and much more.

    Cons

    From personal experience in other roles at different companies there aren't any cons at Medline. The owners are great people and actually care about their employees' happiness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    First employer out of college and it has been a great learning experience.

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

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

    Pros

    This is a good company to start out young at. There are a lot of opportunities to grow in such a large company.

    Cons

    Working in production/operations you see the company is so sales/marketing based focus that more privileges are provided to those teams than any other team and makes most other teams feel under appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a leader and work with your team, not only be the boss.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great teams

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

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits. Smart people to work with.

    Cons

    A little old fashioned in terms of working from home.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Not so family Oriented as they say

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    they have great benefits and bonus programs for their employees and have company picnics which are great

    Cons

    they do not communicate with their employees and listen to the employees to many indians and not enough chiefs they have engineers that need to do the job for a few months to understand what the employees go through

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen Listen Listen to your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Steadily Growing Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Great benefits, great salary and bonus program, many talented employees who dedicate their lives to the company.

    Cons

    Lacking in leadership and training. Little to no "on boarding". Work life balance is challenging, especially considering the location of corporate headquarters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage management to be true leaders, top down management heavy. Difficult for any strategic decision making approval without "the Family" approval.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Ouch

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

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

    Pros

    Good learning experience if you are new to medical sales.

    Cons

    Run like hell after that experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plead the 5th.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    No life work balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Stability and steady growth. There is also not as many "tiered" meeting to garner results or grow ideas- actual access to upper management .

    Cons

    No work life balance- 12 hours a day is normal- for a salaried person. There is also not many women or minorities in upper management positions. The insurance is expensive coverage can be limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not leave it to immediate managers to be the only conduit to your talent pool. There are many hard working people who possess both ability and dedication to the company, but they are often at the mercy of a singular supervisor or manager to help mentor or foster their potential. Don't let one persons opinion ( or bias) lay a stranglehold to your most important "unfair advantage", your dynamic work force. As an exercise- have each vp/director/ manager assess or recommend 2 people who are not in their division as a talent source with growth potential twice a year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good stable company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    The company is stable and growing. They don't layoff people just to boost their profits. They hire smart employees

    Cons

    Too many workaholic people and they expects the same for others. Some managers are really good, but majority are demanding and expect a lot of hours from their employees. Benefits suck, expensive for such a large profitable company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about employees work/life balance. Offer better health insurance without high cost

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Growing, successful company that believes in squeezing blood from a stone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager
    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager

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

    Pros

    Good bonus potential, financially sound, growing with lots of opportunities, excellent products and reputation in the medical field.

    Cons

    Long term employee salaries are often much lower than new hires with less experience in the same position (at management levels). Goals and metrics are often changed mid-stream, so you never really know where you stand. Lots of VP's who manage from spreadsheets but never get their hands dirty. They have lost sight of the fact that employees are people, not machines. They require management to squeeze every ounce of productivity from hourly employees - but then preach "Positive Employee Relations" to the management team. They rarely back up the decisions of field management. Very poor communication - positive at least - from the Operations VP team. No problems with them pointing out the bad stuff - that happens all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach. Value your employees. Don't threaten your managers to get results. Lead by example.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Resistant to change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager
    Former Employee - Product Manager

    I worked at Medline Industries full-time

    Pros

    Cafeteria for employees and a fitness center.

    Cons

    They work you hard and do not give any slack. Meaning if you are supposed to start at 8am and come in at 8:05, they will take note and say you are insubordinate. It is a sales driven company and you are at the mercy of the sales team. The company is very set in their ways and old fashioned. The pay is VERY low compared to similar positions elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salary and offer better perks. Hire new HR who care about the employees. Get rid of senior management in favor of newer ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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