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.
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.
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.
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.Vacation
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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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.
I worked at Medline Industries full-time (More than 10 years)
Great learning opportunities
Extremely financially stable
C management tries hard to be personable
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.
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.