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Pros
  • Endless opportunity for growth, excellent work/life balance (in 87 reviews)

  • Great people, great work flexibility, and good benefits (in 97 reviews)

Cons
  • Maybe the work/life balance isn't as good as it could be (in 53 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They take the time to fully screen candidates to ensure the best fit for the company. Cardinal looks to help one grow their career, not just fill a position.

    Cons

    Great company to work for.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent large company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Healthcare jobsare always in demand

    Cons

    Too disjoined and lack of central control

    Advice to Management

    Keep improving the culture


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Experience at Cardinal Health"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very professional yet relax work environment. The interview process was somewhat taxing but it gave me confidence that I would be working with a very talented team.

    Cons

    As with many large companies, there is a very mechanical career path for employees which seemed to frustrate some of the more ambitious software engineers hired directly out of college.


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  5. "A lot of scope to develop as a fresher."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Learning new technologies.
    2. Stable company.
    3. Opportunity to Grow depending on the team you work

    Cons

    Slow processing by HR on certain aspects.


  6. "Good working environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexible time, casual dress and good benefits

    Cons

    Not much of the career growth...Lack of innovative approach...

    Advice to Management

    Promote the innovative approach...


  7. "Poor senior mgmt, poor communication. lack of focus, beurocratic."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Director in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - IT Director in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Complex sytsems with complex problems. Challenging opportunity. From supply chain through customer service many opportunities exist to help improve performance and eliminate waste.

    Cons

    Little or no recognition for results. Recogintion for percieved value. Culture programs without passion for sustained change. Priorities stated inconsistently at all levels.

    Advice to Management

    Focus. Appreciate. Communicate. Mgmt will say that the culture is improving, that objectives are well stated, that results are well managed, that short-falls are understood, that change is welcomed and encouraged in consideration of purpose driven objectives. Don't believe it. Most of my experiences prove otherwise.


  8. "Experience Interning at Cardinal Health"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Intern Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful staff, a very welcoming group of people and are willing to share their knowledge and expertise. Great learning experience.

    Cons

    Not a lot of feedback in a timely manner. The relaxed atmosphere can be misleading and an eye opener if you are not on track.

    Advice to Management

    It would help if you can draw up a career path for new interns and a plan of action so they know what they will be doing.


  9. "Decent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Integration Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Integration Engineer in San Diego, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cardinal Health is a large company with a strong foothold in the Pharmaceutical Distribution Business. I enjoyed working there for 9 years for the most part.

    Cons

    The company is very spread out and it is hard to be noticed for doing a good job... and hence difficult to receive compensation beyond the standard cost of living amount 3-4% per year. It was also difficult to receive promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Leaders between the different divisions at Cardinal needed to focus on a plan to better integrate the product and service offerings. They failed and so the company did a spin-off.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good pay, but you are truely a name and a number."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A very large company with good pay and stability, until recently. A professional consistent office setting. Many departments create opportunities for mobility. The right manager or department can make a big difference.

    Cons

    Products never get released. Lack of communication and sharing of ideas and information. Opaque management. Lot of whispering and secrets. Maintaining older technology that no one uses anymore. A feeling that employees don't matter because the company is so large. Innovation is not rewarded. Lip service about corporate culture is not accompanied by action. You feel like you just punch the clock to collect a paycheck. Upper management was consistently brought in from outside the company or in other divisions. The company suffers from a cast system where you are ignored by those on a higher level. The work day can be filled with a long stressful silence.

    Advice to Management

    Take a closer look from the bottom up to see what is really going on at each level of the organization. Midlevel management needs the support of upper management in order to carry out badly needed changes to culture to transform the company in to a place that is vibrant and exciting to work for.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Not a great company to work for"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    culture is good.
    sr. management communicates things

    Cons

    constant change
    highly political
    brings people in higher than the incumbants on salary
    poor decisions in the last few years
    reluctant to take a look at the company with a reality view point to see what is wrong and try to fix it.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making so many changes
    live your values- don't just give a lot of great talk- model the behavior



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