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

 In short, we are Essential to care™.

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Cardinal Health – Why Work For Us?

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

With more than 40,000 employees worldwide, Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories, and physician offices focus on patient care while reducing costs, enhancing efficiency and improving quality. 

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™.

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. 

Our Values

  • We are tenacious in fulfilling our commitments to customers.
  • We are accountable for high performance and to each other.
  • We are inventive and adaptable.
  • We bring a sense of optimism, enthusiasm and competitive spirit to our work.
  • We are genuine, open, direct and respectful.
  • We can be trusted to do the right thing.
  • We are inclusive and work together with confidence and trust.

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.

At Cardinal Health, We’re All in for Good

All in for Good 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, including key partnerships with:
    • American Heart Association
    • American Diabetes Association
    • National Multiple Sclerosis Society
    • The Alzheimer’s Association
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters
    • The Fisher House Foundation

  • 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.

  • 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.


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)
  • Asian Pacific American Network (APAN)
  • Disability Advocates Network (DAN)
  • Equality Network for LGBT & Allies (EN)
  • Hispanic American Network (HAN)
  • Veterans and Military Advocates Network (VMAN)
  • Women’s Initiative Network (WIN)

You’re the future. We’re the way.

Cardinal Health is looking for bright, motivation 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.


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.

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.

New Grads

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

To learn more about career opportunities with Cardinal Health, please visit our Careers website.

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    Keep up the great work. Listening to employees has served you well.

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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Cardinal Health (Boston, MA).


    A couple phone interviews, in-person meeting with hiring manager and team member. Each interview was really collaborative with some tough questions (but mostly to describe experience, skill sets, and interests). The hiring manager was very transparent through each step and made me feel like I was truly being recruited and wanted me to work there. It was a winning/selling experience.

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Cardinal Health Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2016
  • 100 Best Companies, Working Mother Magazine, 2015
  • 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare, Becker's Healthcare, 2016
  • Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2016
  • Top Green Companies in the U.S., Newsweek Green Rankings, 2016
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