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Medline Industries Overview

Northfield, IL
10000+ employees
1966
Company - Private
Health Care Products Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
When health care supplies are on the line, Medline Industries goes toe-to-toe with the big guys. With more than 550,000 products, the family-owned company's catalog includes hospital furnishings, durable medical equipment, housekeeping supplies, and exam gloves ... Read more

Medline Industries – Why Work For Us?


20,000 employees worldwide and counting!

 Medline is the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies uniquely positioned to provide products, education and support across the continuum of care. Our ability to bring best practices from one care setting to another — from large healthcare systems and independent physician practices to home health patients and their families, is what sets us apart.

Our team is made up of clinicians, researchers, engineers, financial experts and 1,200 direct sales representatives with outstanding expertise. They know the healthcare business from the bottom up and top down.

Medline Benefits Information
Medline employees receive a comprehensive compensation program that consists of pay and benefits. With our salary plan, you are eligible for annual salary reviews and promotional opportunities based on performance. With our benefits plan, employees choose the benefits that make the most sense for them and their immediate family. Eligibility for most benefits plans is the first of the month following or coinciding with 60 continuous days of employment. Some benefits may vary by division.

Medical Plan: Medline employees  are offered medical options to find the plan that best meets their needs. Employee's choices include three national PPO plans through UnitedHealthcare and a managed care program through Kaiser Permanente available to employees in California.

Wellness Program: Employees who participate in an annual biometric screening receive a $40 per month wellness discount applied to their pre-tax medical premium. The wellness discount is initially automatic for a period of time, thereafter, participation is required.

Dental Plan: A MetLife dental plan is offered which provides coverage for preventive, basic and major services.

Vision Care Benefits: Vision care benefits are available through Vision Service Plan (VSP). The plan helps with routine exams and eyewear.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Upon date of hire, Medline offers a full service EAP available to employees and all household members for confidential counseling, resources and referrals. In addition, five face-to-face counseling sessions with a licensed network professional are provided for free, per issue per year.

Savings and Reimbursement Accounts: Medline offers several accounts that enable employees to pay for eligible expenses tax-free. Health Reimbursement Accounts, Health Savings Accounts and various Flexible Spending Accounts allow employees to set aside money on a pre-tax basis for certain healthcare expenses, and/or the costs of dependent daycare.

Retirement Savings Plan: Medline offers a 401(k) Plan (tax-deferred payroll deduction savings plan) through Vanguard to help employees save for retirement. Medline also provides a generous company match on employee contributions. Employees can choose from a variety of investment funds and may rollover their accounts from previous employer’s 401(k) plans. The plan also allows for participant loans.

Educational Assistance and Training: High school diploma, undergraduate and graduate school tuition reimbursement. Employees also participate in a number of seminars and training programs provided by or through Medline at no cost to the employee.

Life Insurance: Medline automatically provides basic life insurance at no cost to employees. The basic plan pays employee's beneficiary 1½ times eligible pay. Fully commissioned sales representatives are covered under a flat benefit amount.  Medline also provides additional assistance to the surviving family during these trying times. Employees are also able to purchase employee supplemental life and dependent life insurance.

Short-Term and Long-Term Disability: Medline provides short and long term disability coverage at no cost following one year of service.

Other Voluntary Benefits: A variety of other voluntary benefits are also available, such as legal services, critical illness insurance and accident insurance.

Vacation and Flex Time: Regular full time employees (excluding commissioned sales representatives) are eligible to receive:

  • Up to 10 days’ vacation in first year of employment, based on hire date. After two years of employment an additional day is added in the following year and each year thereafter, up to a maximum of 19 days of paid vacation earned at 10 years of employment.
  • Flex time (excluding commissioned sales representatives) is earned at the rate of ½ day per month up to maximum of 6 days per calendar year. Flex Time starts accruing after 30 days of continuous employment.

Financial Services with BCU: BCU Financial Services is a non-profit, full-service financial institution with services similar to most banks, often with more competitive interest rates. There is a location on-site in Northfield at Medline’s corporate headquarters.


Additional Benefits & Services:

  • Employee recognition awards
  • Nine paid holidays per year 
  • Various discount programs
  • Employee recreation (Employee Appreciation Week festivities and various department and company sponsored outings and luncheons.)
  • Business Casual Dresscode
  • Smoke-free work environment

NOTE: This is a summary of Medline Industries, Inc. benefit plans and policies and is not intended to provide all the details. These benefits are subject to change without notice.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Medline Industries, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Medline evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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    Pros

    Medline is full of opportunities. It's a stable company (always growing in size and sales) where management gives great opportunities and employees can earn more responsibility quickly. It's a great place to grow - particularly for those starting entry-level. Good benefits - beyond the norm of medical/dental/PTO, they offer in-house cafeteria, free shuttles to/from the city, onsite fitness center, great internship programs, tuition reimbursement, etc. Employees at corporate are friendly and overall good environment to work. It's family-owned and often feels like a family environment despite it's large size. Be ready to work hard and you'll earn that much more in return.

    Cons

    Medline has grown in size fast and sometimes the resources take longer to catch up. Career advice and professional development is often times dependent on your direct manager(s) so you could have great support or struggle to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Engage all levels of employees and be visible, accessible and open-minded.

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Medline Industries photo of: One of our 45 distribution centers. Some are over 1 million square feet!
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    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Medline Industries (Mundelein, IL) in August 2014.

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    Applied online. Received email from corporate recruiter to setup phone interview. After phone interview, had in person interview. Completed application and assessment tests on site. After interview, they seemed very positive about being hired, and led me on for another 2.5 weeks and numerous emails from me following up with them! Disappointing.

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Medline Industries Awards & Accolades

  • Becker's Healthcare - 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare, Becker’s Hospital Review, 2017
  • Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces, Chicago Tribune, 2018
  • Chicago Tribune Top Places to Work, Chicago Tribune, 2017
  • Becker's Healthcare - 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare, Becker's Healthcare, 2018, Beckers Hospital Review, 2018
  • Top Workplaces, Chicago Tribune, 2013
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