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Cardinal Health Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/Life Balance is great as long as you get your work done, just like any other company (in 95 reviews)

  • Great culture, good benefits, excellent worklife balance (in 110 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

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

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    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "It's really takes a toll on you mental and physically, not a good environment to work at for more than 3-4 yrs."

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Generalist in Peabody, MA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Generalist in Peabody, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the dental and medical benefits are the only good things

    Cons

    Management is horrible. The only way to get to the top is to honestly suck up which is how some people climb up the rank so fast, even though they have no clue what they're doing. It's not what you know but who you know. They'll change your start time when ever they feel like it. If one of the supervisor or manager don't like you then they'll find a way to get you fired. It's a slave camp with dumb management. They only see you as a number not a person so it's like working for a sweat shop, that's why there's so many people that leave that place. It's like a revolving door. Management has horrible communication skills. The workers morale is at and all time low considering how management runs that place. A happy worker is a good worker.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Most toxic workplace environment I've ever experienced - I'm looking for another employer."

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Scientist in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior R&D Scientist in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Above avergae compensation and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Co-worker backstabbing and brown-nosing to get ahead. Managers favor their “pets” and shift blame to scapegoats. Management pets have free rein to bully others. HR protects management, believing whatever the manager tells them . Employees afraid of being fired as a scapegoat, with no recourse.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate HR needs to investigate the Center for the Advancement of Molecular Imaging. But until the group starts imploding, I doubt aything will happen.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "disastrous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The health benefits were great. The facility and equipment was well maintained by the guy who was working there in 2007 / 2008, but he left suddenly. Since then, it wasn't as good.

    Cons

    Terrible local middle management. Several had very poor attitudes toward subordinates and peers. Self-serving and manipulative behaviors ruled the day and go unchecked by the guy in charge.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is that you should learn to do yourself as you say you'd want others to behave. "Walk the Talk!"


  9. "the place so far"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Peabody, MA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Peabody, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cardinal Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefits is good. There will always be an opening because people keep on quitting or getting fired.

    Cons

    Management hides in their offices and wonders why things goes wrong. Speaking and telling them what the issue is also makes you a target(unless they favor you then you can get away with anything). Pay raises are horrible, it goes by how long you've worked there and if they like you or not. The longer you work there the less you get so by the time a new employee is hire, they're probably making the same amount as you. Hr doesn't seem to be for the employees they just do what management tells them. Don't look for a career if you only have a high school diploma because the farthest you'll probably get is picking and packing because the management team told me in order to become a team leader one would need more schooling or a degree. They also work you like cattles and still expect more. This is more of a "if you need the money then work here for awhile" type of job.
    You can't get to enthusiastic about the job because they'll eventually break your spirit.

    Advice to Management

    Trust is a big issue within the company. Better pay raises. Make sure than when an employee tells the truth that they don't get any reprisal from the management team. Management doesn't seem to have respect for their employees.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "All work, No Pay"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You may see this as a pro - Very little management involvement with the sales force which means free time.

    Cons

    No Pay - No Growth - incorrect sales tracking - Poor Employee Attitude - Bad Customer Opinions

    Advice to Management

    Develope a pay structure that rewards sales representatives for their hard work. The current pay structure is well below industry standards. For a Diagnostic Specialist for example to be at plan and on schedule to make less than $100,000 per year is an injustice. For a sales rep to work night and day fixing company mistakes instead of selling and growing business and not make $100,000 per year is a joke. If your goal is to hire employees who work themselves to the bone and not pay them, you are doing a great job.

    Yearly Salary fo a Sales Rep between $50,000 and $65,000 per year is below industry standards.
    Yearly Salary for a Diagnostic Specialist at $70,000 is well below industry standards.

    My advise would be to stay away from Cardinal unless you are right out of college or un-employeed.


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