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Cardinal Health Reviews

Updated August 20, 2017
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  • 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. "Overall a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Manager in Dublin, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cardinal Health full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are truly some awesome people working there and the work culture is great in most areas. Lots of room for growth and development. Cardinal is willing to invest in their talent (most of the time). George Barrett (CEO) is very passionate about the business (in server the customer) as well as the employees and is very knowledgeable and well spoken. He has demonstrated great leadership and future vision.

    Cons

    Cardinal's compensation structure seems to be on the lower end of the fair market. Depending on the BU and it's leadership, clear accountability can be lacking at times. Recent downturn on the Pharma side of the business led to a large Reduction In Force across all areas of the org that could have been handled better by leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of arbitrary promotional pay bump limitations when hiring internally to better incentivise and hold on to talent at Cardinal. Continue to reward those that are top performers and hold accountable those that are not. Ensure senior leadership is providing clear strategic vision and openly communicating it down to their organization often.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, good vacation time compared to other companies. Ok payment for delivery drivers.

    Cons

    The two managers are best friends and one of the manager's mother is a supervisor, with a bad mouth and talks and treat other employees as kids. If you report her nothing happens and it feels like the head manager covers for her because a lot of people have called on her to the HR But no action has been taken. Good employees end up quitting after they are done with putting up with her.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should be able to separate friendship and work and correct the issues or the company will keep on spending so much money on the new hiring process

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Constantly changing management, beware of job elimination/layoffs, terrible med benefits."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cardinal Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are some nice people working at Cardinal, but most walking around disgruntled and paranoid about their job.

    Cons

    High turnover, extremely low pay, and only choice for medical benefits is a high-deductible health plan. NO PPO offered.

    Advice to Management

    Change medical and offer a PPO, align pay with competitors, stop eliminating the jobs of talented, qualified people. Care more about your employees.


  4. "Chemical Operations Tech II"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy job and the company has good benefits. My manager was great and flexible with the scheduling.

    Cons

    position was third shift, seemed to be more of a buddy system where advancement was concerned.


  5. "Politically charged / Ultra focused on "diversity ""

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous PTO / life balance focus. Interesting benefits include "College Coach" service. For those with children of HS age this is worth $3500/yr per child

    Cons

    Company VP's and above compensated for selecting "diverse" candidates regardless of whether they are / are not qualified. Completely focused on forcing reverse discrimination and promoting associates that "check a box".

    Unbelievably slow to make decisions and afraid to take calculated reasonable business risk for fear of upsetting suppliers / customers.

    For those who prefer decisions by committee and lack of accountability- this is a great environment for you.

    Advice to Management

    Make wise business decisions based on data and facts , not based on political correctness or what "feels good". The lack of accountability to shareholders borders on criminal behavior


  6. "The definition of red tape"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Dublin, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefit structure with strong PTO. Onsite credit union and fitness center in Dublin are nice. Great people work here...but they won't for long. Great work/life balance because many are checked out.

    Cons

    Horrific middle managers in most cases. Directors hired based on years served, not skillset. While CEO is awesome, leadership below him is usually awkward and quiet. I had only ever spoken to my VP twice in two years. Title is everything in the company - less about what and why you are in this business and more about who will notice good work. Most of the people I know are phoning it in - they have lost their drive to help customers as it's only about the bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Be a human being not a robot. Start thinking of ideas that build customer trust and loyalty. Stop thinking about how to sell more and consider how to support more. Don't promote the wrong people to leadership positions. Personaility and skillset must be a match. Take a focus on innovation. We are using outdated technologies to build outdated software and it shows. Can't continue to hire talent if talent isn't heard.


  7. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cardinal Health full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, upper management is truthful and transparent.

    Cons

    Hiring is based on who you know, not what you know.

  8. "Merger"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cardinal Health full-time

    Pros

    Cardinal Health is trying to make it work

    Cons

    Management doing budget cuts is causing a hostile work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Be satisfied with your pay and don't cut budgets so that you keep it in bonuses for "saving" money.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Intake Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Intake Coordinator in Lewisville, TX
    Current Employee - Intake Coordinator in Lewisville, TX

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

    Pros

    Great company, great pay and benefits, fun work environment, room to grow,

    Cons

    parking, lack of training, hard to get in


  10. "Good Employees / Horrible Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cardinal Health full-time

    Pros

    Many nice co-workers
    Variety of projects
    Interesting industry

    Cons

    Abominable health insurance (ironic)
    Power-hungry, fake leadership
    Below Industry Pay
    Common office saying: "You have to leave the company and come back to receive a promotion." You tell me what's wrong with that.
    CEO with questionable morals

    Advice to Management

    Read the cons on this list and fix them or go away.


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