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"Good company, new leadership lacking"

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Former Employee - Director
Former Employee - Director
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Competitive pay
Flexible schedules
Great people
Good mission in healthcare
Cares about customers

Cons

New stick vs. carrot leadership style
No work life balance - 24/7 availability expectation
Nothing short of heroic expectations of management (VP, Director, and Manager levels)

Advice to Management

Go back to incenting people to drive the right behavior vs. workplace bullying. You have some absolutely incredible people, so challenge them, incent them, and reward results. I'm sure you'll get further with a people first leadership style.

Other Employee Reviews for Cardinal Health

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fair"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the people with whom you work.

    Cons

    Far,far too many grade-school activites like decorating your workspaces, dressing up in costumes, making signs etc. Makes you feel like you are in kindergarten or grade school. These "team-building" activities are too frequent, tiring and you feel pressured to participate or get labeled as a "bad" team mate. There are committees just dreaming up this stuff to "have fun", but it takes away from productivity and is a bother to many, as are the frequent demands to participate in "potlucks", which means you have to make or buy something for everyone to eat. For freindly, but more mature people like me all of this stuff hurts my morale, and I feel put upon. I just want to come to work, do my work and enjoy my team mates' personalities. Don't need or want all this "forced fun."

    Advice to Management

    Put a bridle on the Team Activities Committees and let your employees come in, do a good job, and enjoy working without all of these kindergarten exercise.


  2. "Field Lab Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Own schedule, steady commission, decent base salary, company vehicle, gas card, health benefits, retirement, etc..

    Cons

    success is based on the GPO contracts either won or lost by the company. If Cardinal does not have the contract sales are difficult and yet you are still expected to meet your quotas, Territories can be quite large and overnight travel not highly accepted. Therefore, after 6+ hours of driving, 2-3 hours of meetings with customers, still must find daily time to so office work including training modules, answer emails. Dealing with the contracts department loading accurate pricing is a challenge and can hurt your business if not down promptly, which creates more credit/rebill work for you to submit. Although, not stated in your sales position they will put you in the position of bill collector, which also effects your rep with customers. As a result there is very little life and work balance, Management expects work to be priority number one even if it means emailing past midnight. Best job for a single person who lives for their work and work only.

    Advice to Management

    If a sales rep is succeeding and exceeding their sales goals, completing their SFA data entry, try to eliminate additional paperwork and prospecting. A sales person wants nothing more than the make more commissions, but remember they are also faced with GPO restrictions, incompetent pricing department, previous company experiences, picking up the slack on customer service and credit/rebill departments. If you truly want them to be sales reps then develop a more efficient pricing, customer service, credit/rebill departments. Understand that life and work should be more balanced. It makes for happier and thus more successful employees.

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