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Medline Industries Overview

Mundelein, IL
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$1 to $2 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 350,000 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?

Company Overview:

Medline was founded in 1966, but its roots date back 100 years when A.L. Mills started Northwestern Garment Factory. Since then, the company has grown into America's largest privately held national manufacturer and distributor of health care supplies and services. Medline is the largest privately held medical supplier in the United States. We manufacture and distribute over 350,000 medical and surgical products to healthcare institutions and retail markets.


Industry Leadership

Achieving remarkable results even in difficult economies, Medline is a debt-free organization employing more than 12,000 professionals and operating 40+ distribution centers as well as 19+ manufacturing facilities around the globe. Established in 1966 and family-owned for four generations, Medline has recorded 40+ years of consecutive annual growth. 

Today, our sales force (currently 1,200 strong and growing) offers 350,000 products, programs and solutions to hospitals, surgery centers, long-term care, physician offices and other health care facilities around the world. Medline’s expanding organization, including the recent acquistion of Professional Hospital Supply (PHS) in early 2014, accounted for sales in excess of $6.6 billion for 2013. 

Our future looks brighter than ever.


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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 comprehensive benefits plan, employees choose the benefits that make the most sense for them and their immediate family. Unless otherwise specified, each benefit begins on the first of the month following or coinciding with 60 days of employment. Some benefits may vary by division.

Medical Plan

Medline employees choose between multiple Medical options to find the plan that best meets their needs. Employees covered elsewhere may also choose to opt out of the plan all together and receive a share of the savings. Employee's choices include four national PPO/POS type plans through United Healthcare. We also have a Capital BlueCross HMO plan available to employees in Pennsylvania.

Dental Plan

The MetLife Dental plan is offered separately from the Medical coverage, so you may elect one without having to elect the other. The Dental plan provides coverage for preventive, basic and major services.

Vision Care Benefits

Includes a comprehensive plan through VSP (Vision Service Plan), which provides Medline employees nationwide with coverage for exams and glasses/contacts. Discounts are also available for other services, like laser correction surgery.

Flexible Spending Account

Set aside money on a pre-tax basis for certain un-reimbursed health care expenses, and/or the costs of dependent care (daycare). Each account may defer up to $5,000 per year. You may use the Healthcare Account to pay for vision and hearing care, deductibles, co-payments, and other expenses not covered by a medical and dental plan (subject to IRS approval). Certain child and eldercare expenses are eligible under the Dependent Care account.

Retirement Savings Plan

Medline offers a 401(k) Plan (tax-deferred payroll deduction savings plan) through Vanguard that helps employees save for retirement. Medline also provides a generous company match on employee contributions. You can choose from a variety of investment funds to invest in.

If you have previously participated in another employer's 401(k) plan, employees may roll their account into this plan. The plan also allows for participant loans.

Educational Assistance

Eligibility for high school diploma and undergraduate course reimbursement begins the first of the month following 60 days of employment. Eligibility for graduate school reimbursement begins after one year of employment. 

Employees also participate in a number of seminars and training programs provided by or through Medline at no cost to the employee. There is no limit on the annual reimbursement Medline will pay.

Financial Services

Medline offers Medline Financial Services, provided by BCU. This non-profit, full-service financial institution offers services very similar to most banking institutions, but normally with more competitive interest rates. Services include, but are not limited to, direct deposit, ATMs, credit cards, checking accounts, savings accounts, auto, person and home equity loans, mortgages, and much more.

Basic Life Insurance

Medline automatically provides Group Term life insurance at no cost to their employees. The basic plan pays employee's beneficiary 1½ times your eligible pay. Medline also provides additional assistance to the surviving family during these trying times.

Supplemental Life Insurance

Employees are also able to purchase additional group term life insurance at competitive rates.

Short-Term Disability

Medline provides this coverage at no cost to all employees (excluding commissioned Sales Reps) following one year of service. The plan is broken down into an insured benefit paid by an insurance company, plus a supplement paid directly by Medline that increases with your length of service with the company. Depending on length of service, then benefit level will vary from 40% to 75% of base pay, subject to limits.

Long-Term Disability

Medline provides this coverage at no cost to all employees following one year of service. LTD replaces 66.67% of monthly pay, subject to limits and offsets.

Other Voluntary Benefits

A variety of other voluntary benefits are also available, like Metlaw Hyatt Legal Plan, Long Term Care and Critical Illness Insurance.


Regular full time employees (sales reps excluded) are eligible to receive up to 10 vacation days in employee's first year of employment. One additional vacation day will be earned after the second year of employment up to a maximum of 19 vacation days.

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Additional Benefits & Services

Employee Recognition Awards
Nine paid holidays per year 
Employee Assistance program 
Employee Recreation (Employee Appreciation Week festivities and various department and Company sponsored outings and luncheons.)
Business Casual Dress code 
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.





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    "Great company with lots of issues in individual departments"

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    Former Employee - Mid Level Manager in Mundelein, IL
    Former Employee - Mid Level Manager in Mundelein, IL
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    I worked at Medline Industries full-time (More than 10 years)


    Great learning opportunities
    Very diverse
    Extremely financially stable
    C management tries hard to be personable
    Great benefits
    Great bonus plans for some employees


    Few women join the ranks of upper management - very much a "boy's club"
    Pay equalization doesn't seem to occur for long term employees
    Little life / work balance
    Little employee loyalty - repeated over and over through the years

    Advice to Management

    I was proud to be part of the huge growth over many years. It's unfortunate you didn't value all my years of hard work and never giving less than 110%. Perhaps an exit interview with long term employees who have been termed. You might learn a lot.

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    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Medline Industries (Chicago, IL).


    I was contacted by a recruiter within the company. From there a simple phone screening was put on the calendar. After the phone screening, I was asked to come in to speak with current employees with the same title, as well as the Senior Product Manager. I met with 3 people, all in all in took about 3 hours (hour per person). Questions were simple, but the process seemed a little longer than expected.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time where you overcame a challenge. How did you deal with it, and what, if any, good things came about.   Answer Question
    • They Provided me with an example of a certain scenario they are currently facing. "One of our customers is having issues with one of our products, (proceeds with the problem), how would you go about solving this situation, remember there are no right or wrong answers"   Answer Question
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Medline Industries Awards & Accolades

  • 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare, Becker’s Hospital Review, 2015
  • Top Workplaces, Chicago Tribune, 2014
  • Top Workplaces, Chicago Tribune, 2013
  • Top Work Places, Chicago Tribune, 2012
  • Winner: BioMask, Chicago Innovation Awards, 2012
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