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Cardinal Health Reviews

Updated September 25, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (15)

    "Great People, Great Culture, Great Leadership"

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

    I have been working at Cardinal Health full-time

    Pros

    Strong organization that continues to drive excellence in the industry.
    Strong leadership focuses on making good decisions.
    Talent management, support is unmatched in corporate America.
    Organization supports flexibility and access to roles across functions for those that show interest and initiative.

    Cons

    Organizational decisions can take longer than necessary at times.
    Consensus driven culture can be taxing.
    Pay is competitive but not differentiated enough for strongest performers.

    Advice to Management

    Ask your team for more and hold them accountable.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Cardinal Health does not value its people"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Name recogition in the industry.

    Cons

    Mgmt is completely non supportive and ineffective in the Finance department. Also HR is in Ohio and if you have an issue you get to call an 866 # and talk to people who know nothing about CA law.

    Advice to Management

    Value all of your people not just Sales.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Cardinal Health - Avoid working here if you are a professional in your field and you want to keep your skills sharp!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benifits are good. That's it!

    Cons

    There is a huge communication gap between the senior management and the functional management. There doesn't seem to be a coherent plan or common vision. It's almost as if there are individual little companies within the San Diego site; each doing whatever they want to do. There is also not enough accountability in this company!!!!! People don't have to have appropriate skills or education for thier jobs and people are promoted to management positions when they have NO experience in the field necessary for thier team. It's extremely frustrating if you ARE an educated, trained professional and you are unfortunate enough to work for someone who has NO IDEA what the best practices are for your field and are not willing to invest the time to learn, listen, or follow-through with actions. I see this situation a lot in the San Diego site.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves!!!!!!! We need good leaders who know how to unite and communicate with the troops!


  4. "They don't have a clue"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    What you do as a specialist helps other people.

    Cons

    Senior Management does not explain their actions. A major RIF just occurred and the "roll out" of the event was horrible. Local management was told when and who to fire. People were let go with over 10 years in the company. There seemed to be no sense in who they let go. Everything is about the bottom line. They are so revenue driven they forget real people do the work and real people have to service the customer.

    Advice to Management

    Respect goes a long way and your people are not stupid. You are accountable for your actions to both shareholders AND your employees.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible Company To Work For - Employee Beware"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst in Dublin, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    PTO and benefits were good - 3 weeks vacation after year 2

    Cons

    Horrible Management
    Management couldn't care less about you as a person
    Management plays favoritism - No matter how much a "favorite" did wrong, they never were in trouble, yet others were fired over it (this happened more than I can count on 2 hands)
    Once you're in your position you'll never be able to get promoted. Best you will do is a lateral move with no bump in salary.
    Some people have been stuck for over 6 YEARS in their current position!
    You get "black balled" if you are good at your job, your current managers will not allow you to leave the department. They will get you all caught up in red tape if you try to take a job out of the center you work in.
    They take people who are not qualified (outsiders) over people who have been working in a similar capacity over you for a promotion.
    Management does not listen to the group as a whole.
    Don't expect to have a voice in this company. If you speak your mind or have an opinion about a process, you will more than likely get a write up. Happened to everyone around me. 3 writeups for something as simple as that, and you're gone.
    Be prepared to be a robot! Individualism is not welcome here.
    Just a horrible place to work.
    Virtually no parking anywhere on facility. Be prepared to walk about 1/4 mile to get to the building.
    Best advice - Get in and get out quickly.
    I could continue on and on, but I think the point has been made this is NOT a place you want to work.

    Advice to Management

    Take a step back.. Go on Undercover Boss - Learn how your lower level "worker bee" employees REALLY feel about the company. Quit giving out employee surveys when you honestly have no intention of doing anything WITH them!


  6. "Ok at first"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Committed team
    Clients were great
    Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Grueling physical work
    Low salaries compared to work demands
    Hours can be long on projects
    Some managers act like dictators and are unprofessional

    Advice to Management

    Remember where you started and don't think you are better than your staff


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Company Has no concern for employees Safety or well being!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Custom Service Attendant in Marshfield, WI
    Former Employee - Custom Service Attendant in Marshfield, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The only best reason to work at cardinal health is you are helping those who help the sick.

    Cons

    1. Any one above you dose not care.
    2. Poor work hours lots of late nights and earily mornings
    3. In the north you were told to drive deliveries even when weather was a hazard to road condition and still expected to remain on a schedule.
    4. Long hours and over time with little time off are awarded with no praise or conciderations.
    5. Emotional well being of overworked employees is delt with by termination.

    Advice to Management

    Mental Health is the primary villen in the north country. long evenings on the road between hospitals and isolation of drivers from coworkers. Pharmisist are worked into late hours and extra hours they become emotionally unstable and the same can be said for any one working at Marshfield Wisconsin. I got fired just because I cared about quality of my work. a guy who still works there says " this is an 8 hour interuption to my day". at least I still think he works there. There was a change in management and I reapplyed only to be told that I was black listed.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Avoid Enterprise IT (EIT) positions."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - EIT, Help Desk Analyst, Password Resets in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - EIT, Help Desk Analyst, Password Resets in Dublin, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Decent Benefits
    - Overall nice people
    - On site cafeteria

    Cons

    Beware of misleading "Enterprise IT" or EIT job titles at Cardinal Health, I worked there for six months and regret it. I only worked there because there were no jobs in the area during that time. If you're looking to work in their Information Technology department read below and avoid this place at all costs.

    Bullet Points:

    1) They misrepresent their job titles and role descriptions. For example: EIT End User Analyst, Password Resets - basically means CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE in the real world. You follow phone scripts and can't be creative or you get yelled at.

    2) Micromanagement: They monitor everything you do... For example, if you miss just one call and they yell at you sweatshop style. Very unprofessional.

    3) Since this place is basically a call center they have the same crazy rules as other call centers regarding attendance and promotions.

    Saddest point was seeing talented people with Bachelors Degrees and Masters work at a fake IT call center such as Cardinals.They all dream of getting that job promotions but nope, that won't happen unless you work there for 2 years or more or suck up to the bosses there.

    In conclusion if you're looking to work in their IT Department, run for the hills! Avoid this place at all costs. YOU'VE BEEN WARNED.

    Advice to Management

    Stop posting misleading job titles and descriptions. You're an embarrassment to the Information Technology community.


  9. "Awful work life balance, work every holiday, 10-12 hour shifts mandatory, treated as a number."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate II, Warehouse Ops in Swedesboro, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate II, Warehouse Ops in Swedesboro, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, compensation is par with other warehouse jobs. Tuition reimbursement available, but if you work nights you won't have the time.

    Cons

    You're not valued as an employee. You're treated as a number and the job is a revolving door in terms of employee retention. Very poor leadership from management and even worse communication. If you're really good at your job and hope to move to days, don't expect to get to day shift, you'll be too valuable to lose in their sweat shop on nights. They consistently increase performance goals and work you until you get broken down. Take a sick day, get an occurrence, clock in a minute late 1/2 occurrence, 7 occurrences and your fired. You have to be pretty lousy of an employee to get fired this way though.

    It's a good job for someone in their late teens to late twenties if you want to give up your life. They say they promote openness to new ideas, but if you disagree with a change and speak about it respectively you will be put under a microscope and worked out of the door. They prefer mutes, that have no opinions. Favoritism is rampid. Some jobs have goals, while others don't. If they want to get rid of you, they easily can. The goals are difficult to obtain every day because of the variables in the pick, so if they so decide, they can put you on a verbal warning, next missed goal, written warning, next missed goal final, and miss it again, see you later. Again very poor management, good luck even spotting the Director, whom doesn't have the slightest idea on what goes on during the night shift, but again you're only a number and can easily be replaced.

    You've been warned.

    Advice to Management

    Scrap your director and management/supervisors and start from scratch. The good ones leave, the poor ones that don't do anything but put on a performance, get promoted and the majority of them are clueless. Clean house and stop saying you care about your employees and actually start treating them like people.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Dysfunctional and Nepatism"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Analyst in Waukegan, IL
    Former Employee - Inventory Analyst in Waukegan, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    No good reason to work here unless you are desperate and live in the area. They are close to the tollway.

    Cons

    You have to know someone or be a relative friend or neighbor of an employee to even get your foot in the door. They play favorites, use you, ignore you, make you work as a temp for years, you get passed up for permanent employment by one of their friends, they look for something wrong so they can give you a bad review and not give you more money. They gossip and watch everything you do, when you come in, leave, go to lunch, the bathroom, etc.

    Advice to Management

    The management is the problem! Get rid of the management that have been there for more than 1 year. They do not care about the hard working employees. There are a handful of gossipy, winey, clicky long time employees that make life horrible for everyone else. The managers make no changes, do not listen to the employees, and take a lot of personal time and do not clock it.


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