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Cardinal Health Overview

Dublin, OH
10000+ employees
Company - Public (CAH)
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a global, integrated healthcare services and products company, providing customized solutions for hospitals, health systems, pharmacies, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories and physician offices ... Read more

Mission: We deliver products and solutions to improve the lives of people every day.

 In short, we are Essential to care™.

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Top CEOs: 2017 (#79)

Cardinal Health – Why Work With Us?

Cardinal Health is more than a business, more than a partner, more than hard workers. You are the promise. We are your wings.

With almost 50,000 employees worldwide, Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, health systems, hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories, and physician offices focus on patient care while reducing costs, enhancing efficiency and improving quality. 

Where we are going:  We aspire to be healthcare's most trusted partner by building upon our scale and heritage in distribution, products and solutions, while driving growth in evolving areas of healthcare through customer insights, data and analytics, and focusing our resources on what matters most.

How we will succeed: 

As one of the largest healthcare industry suppliers in North America, Cardinal Health is Essential to care™. And with connections across the entire continuum of care, we continue to make critical moves necessary to compete and create value in today’s dynamic healthcare environment.

Our strength, scale and vision flow from our four core solutions: 

Our unrivaled scale and focused approach lead to better solutions and lower costs across the whole healthcare continuum. We welcome new challenges, anticipate trends, and as Wings we bring support, speed, and mile-high vision to all our partners and customers. This makes us Essential to care™.

We're in the business of healthcare and rewarding careers. 

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At Cardinal Health, our mission is this: For those tasked with navigating the complexities of healthcare, Cardinal Health brings scaled solutions that help our customers thrive in a changing world. 

What we value:  

  • Integrity:  We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards
  • Inclusive:  We embrace differences to drive the best outcomes
  • Innovative:  We develop new ways of thinking, operating and serving customers
  • Accountable:  We bring passion, determination and grit to deliver on our commitments
  • Mission Driven:  We serve the greater goal of healthcare

Our Leadership Essentials:

  • Thinks and acts strategically.
  • Has enterprise-wide perspective.
  • Attracts, develops and retains talent.
  • Is aspirational and confident.
  • Is an influential leader.
  • Has personal courage and is resilient.
  • Is willing to roll up their sleeves.
  • Has a customer-centric focus with deep expertise.
  • Builds strong relationships, fosters teamwork and develops others.
  • Is a genuine leader who is focused on getting the right things done.

Our values are a foundation of who we are, what we believe, and what we do. 


Together we create healthier, stronger communities.

Cardinal Health Gives Back means that we bring our best efforts to tackle challenging issues and our employees all around the globe are passionate about giving back to the communities where we live and work. We volunteer our time, energy and dollars to the causes most important to us. We run, walk and bike to raise research funds. Here’s some of the ways Cardinal Health gives back:

  • Employee Activism: Through personal contributions, matches from our Foundation, and various grants, our employees have generated more than $18 million for their communities since 2008. Our employees support 2,000+ organizations nationwide.

  • Cardinal Health Foundation: The Cardinal Health Foundation matches employee contributions dollar-for-dollar for health-related organizations and fifty cents on the dollar for all others. Nearly every nonprofit organization that our employees care about qualifies for the match, up to $2,000 per employee per year.  The Cardinal Health Foundation has also invested nearly $2.5 million in grants to impact food insecurity and housing instability, to strive to help build communities where all people have the opportunity to live healthy lives and share their perspectives and experiences. 

At Cardinal Health, we are passionate about giving back.  Our philanthropic efforts focus primarily on three key initiatives:  investing in healthcare and community health, supporting our employees' commitment to their communities, and fighting prescription drug misuse.

  • Generation Rx:  Cardinal Health has been deeply committed to finding and supporting solutions to the public health crisis of prescription drug misuse since 2009.  Generation Rx was founded at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and has been powered through a partnership with the Cardinal Health Foundation.  Generation Rx is an evidence-informed prevention education and awareness program designed for anyone to use to educate people of all ages about safe medication practices and the potential dangers of misusing prescription medications.  To date, its medication safety messages have reached more than 2 million people across the country

  • Disaster Relief: From wildfires and tornadoes in the United States to tsunamis and cyclones around the globe, Cardinal Health and its employees have sprung into action, time after time, to help those in urgent need. Since 2008, Cardinal Health has donated more than $150 million in medical products, which are often the most needed items in times of disaster.

To read more about our initiatives, check out our Corporate Citizen Report.

Diversity & Inclusion

At Cardinal Health, our employees are our greatest competitive advantage. We believe that having a workforce that reflects the diversity of the marketplace and communities where we live, work and play is essential to who we are and what we do. Inclusion helps drive innovation and creative business solutions. We are proud to champion an environment where every employee can bring 100 percent of themselves to work everyday.


Employee Resource Groups

Cardinal Health recognizes the differences our employees bring to the workplace. We leverage the unique ideas and perspectives of our employees to create an inclusive work environment. You can find a rewarding career that allows you to make a positive impact on customers and communities.


Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are a vital resource for both our business and our workforce. ERGs provide our employees a place where likeminded individuals who share interests, passions, and a common bond or background, can come together to offer support and encouragement. Below is a list of all the ERGs currently supported at Cardinal Health:

  • African American Network (AAN)

AAN, composed of nearly 800 members, is dedicated to create and foster a culture supporting development, recruitment and retention within the African American constituency, to promote a holistic representation within our workforce, and to provide service within the communities in which we live.

  • Asian Pacific American Network (APAN)

"By driving engagement and fostering career development of our Asian and Pacific American talent, APAN will enable us to bring the best solutions to customers while creating a rewarding environment for our teams.“ – Robert Fajalingam (President, US Sales, Med Solutions Medical Segment, Executive Sponsor of APAN)

  • Disability Advocates Network (DAN)

Inclusive events such as the celebration of National Disability Awareness Month in October and Mental Health Awareness Month in May builds collaboration between all employee resource groups and provides a platform to elevate topics pertaining to mental and physical disabilities to the forefront.

  • PROUD Network

For 12 consecutive years, PROUD has received a score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index, the United States’ premier benchmarking report on corporate policies and practices.  

  • Hispanic American Network (¡HOLA!)

The ¡HOLA! strategic goals are supported by three pillars: career development, community partnership, and cultural connectedness.  We offer career workshops, lunch n’ learns, volunteer opportunities, mentorship, membership drives, coffee chats, and much more.        

  • Veterans & Military Advocates (VMA)

The goal of VMA is to provide a diverse & inclusive employee resource group that offers volunteer opportunities in our local communities, supports Veteran-aligned causes and provides programs to further Veteran retention at Cardinal Health.  We have strategic relationships with USAA, Dept. of Veteran Affairs, and USA Cares, to name a few.  

  • Women’s Initiative Network (WIN)

The goal of the WIN is to foster partnerships that create a great place for women to work and grow their careers while building a sustainable competitive advantage for Cardinal Health.  WIN is compiled of eight different chapters:  Corporate, Independent Sales Force (ISF), Nuclear Pharmaceutical Segment (NPS), Midwest, North, South, West, and Puerto Rico. 


Learn more about our Employee Resource Groups here.

You’re the future. We’re the way.

Cardinal Health is looking for bright, motivated individuals who share our strong values and want to make a difference in the work they do. We seek people with a genuine commitment to make a difference for our customers and communities. We’re confident you’ll excel in an inclusive culture where everyone’s contributions matter.



Summer Internships

The Summer Internship Program allows students the opportunity to work on meaningful and exciting projects that provide them hands-on experience. Our summer interns are usually full-time students in their junior year.  Opportunities are available in the several different function areas:

  • Analytics
  • Customer Support Services
  • Fuse 
  • Global Sourcing
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing 
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain/Operations


MBA Internships

The MBA Internship Program is an intensive 10-12 week opportunity that provides work within a fast-paced and challenging environment. MBA interns contribute to projects, interacting and working side by side with industry experts. Our company relies heavily on our internship talent pool to fill full-time positions. 

  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Strategy


EMERGE: An Accelerated Leadership Development Program

Emerge is a competitive three-year rotational program for recent graduates to develop leadership and business skills. We offer training and development, networking, tailored programs and annual conferences. Upon completion, participants may be placed in a full-time position that aligns with their skills, experiences and preferences. Opportunities are available in several different function areas.

  • Analytics
  • Customer Support Services
  • Global Sourcing
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain


New Grads

We offer full-time employment opportunities across the company for recent college graduates and entry-level professionals. 


To learn more about our program offerings and career opportunities, please visit our Careers website.



Cardinal Health Reviews

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    I have been working at Cardinal Health full-time


    Great culture
    Flexible schedules
    401k match and benefits


    Lots of reorganizations
    Salaries are not great

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Cardinal Health in May 2016.


    I had a phone interview with the recruiter then the sales manager. I then flew to another interview for a face to face with the sales manager and her supervisor.

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Cardinal Health Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2020
  • Top Companies for Executive Women, National Association for Female Executives, 2019
  • America's Top 50 Inclusion Corporation, Ominikal, 2018
  • Top 150 Places to Work in Healthcare, Becker's Healthcare, 2018
  • Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 Ranking, Gartner, Inc., 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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