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Cardinal Health Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Endless opportunity for growth, excellent work/life balance (in 91 reviews)

  • Great people, great work flexibility, and good benefits (in 100 reviews)

Cons
  • Maybe the work/life balance isn't as good as it could be (in 55 reviews)

  • Long hours red tape which is in every company (in 37 reviews)

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  1. "Very negative management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator/Order Picker in Fife, WA
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator/Order Picker in Fife, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cardinal Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy steady work with good employees. 19 personal paid time off days begin immediately when hired.

    Cons

    Management starts every shift off with a "huddle" that consists of them telling the entire group what mistakes have been made and that everyone needs to do a better job. Rarely do they give positive feedback during these huddles.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees more by giving positive feedback instead of starting the work day out with only telling us all we need to do better.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Never a dull moment!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Dublin, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cardinal Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Having the opportunity to work in health care and in any way contribute to the care of patients is an honor.
    While Cardinal doesn't care for patients directly, there products and services are critical to the providers.
    Compensation was always competitive. Bonus and Stock Option / Grants are the key to long term financial rewards.
    Management is held accountable for managing their teams to achieve goals AND maintain a work/ life balance.
    People are treated fairly. In fact minorities and women may have an advantage as increasing representation is a corporate priority.

    Cons

    Rapidly evolving strategy in Medical Segment, where morale tends to be lower and turnover is high.
    Constant restructuring including layoffs to cut expenses.
    Pharma segment is the engine that drives entire organizations profitability. Growth is slowing.
    Executives tell you what they want you to believe, not necessarily the truth.

    Advice to Management

    Be genuine and honest --- especially at CEO level of Segments.
    Transparency has gone down over last 5 years.
    Stamp out the politics.


  3. "Stability"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cardinal Health full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stability, Stability, stability, stability stability

    Cons

    Salary; talk inclusive but it's far from it. The pay for warehouse associates and supervisors is pitiful!!


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  5. "Great people but Dublin is getting rid of Waukegan piece by piece"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukegan, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukegan, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cardinal Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great, experienced people with a ton of knowledge
    Laid back office environment
    Like a family

    Cons

    Waukegan office is totally neglected and mistreated
    Jobs are constantly being moved to Dublin and employees live in state of fear
    Move to downtown Chicago office is clearly a way to get rid of employees with higher salaries

    Advice to Management

    Value the experience that people in Waukegan have. Just because they don't buy into "Dublin is the best place in the world" mindset doesn't mean they have nothing to contribute.


  6. "Good Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cardinal Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    For early risers, 4 am start time. Constant workflow. PTO (19 days) available at the start of employment.

    Cons

    Slow with their training process. Three months on the job and I am not fully trained. Attendance policy only allows 4 occurrences a year. My co-worker was let go because he had the flu and missed 5 days. Each day out is an occurrence.

    Advice to Management

    Training should start day one, starting with the equipment. Let the team know if we have to work over during morning meetings.


  7. "Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Consultant in Dublin, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cardinal Health (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Advancement opportunity exists, but can be difficult.

    Cons

    Corporate politics seems to guide promotion opportunity.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "CSR"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cardinal Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Wonderful facilities and extra perks connected to other companies in the area

    Cons

    It's such a massive company, it's easy to get overlooked. Lots of upheaval in middle management when I was there made it difficult to lock into goals.
    The Customer Service was mostly an afterthought or dumping ground for tasks the other execs didn't want to do.

    Advice to Management

    Department-by-department can vary wildly because it's so huge. Make sure you listen to what your teams are saying and understand that lower level does not mean incompetent


  9. "Big company but not an ideal one"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cardinal Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    investment in data analytics, big company

    Cons

    lack of talent development opportunities


  10. "Sr. Machine Operator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Machine Operator in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Machine Operator in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cardinal Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, PTO/Vacation on day one. People are great to work with. Pay is not to bad and insurance is pretty good.

    Cons

    Andvancement are very minimal. Someone said, "If you're ok with working a dead job, then this is a great job to work."

    Advice to Management

    Wish the higher managers would come to all shift and walk the floor, to be noticed and maybe get a compliment from them every once in a while.


  11. "Waukegan Office"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukegan, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukegan, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cardinal Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ability to work remote at times

    Cons

    No ability to advance in Waukegan office. The environment is not a good place to work if you have any desire to advance in your career. Very low compensation compared to current market. No sense of work culture.


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