Cardinal Health - Micromanagement from the top all the way to mid level management | Glassdoor
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"Micromanagement from the top all the way to mid level management"

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Former Employee - Operations in North Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Operations in North Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Good benefits. Nice cafeteria. Ample parking.

Cons

Company does not pay employees what they are worth. HR has favorites and warns their friends of layoffs in order to allow them to find jobs well in advance. Not a military friendly company. Will not hire if an employee is part of the reserves or state national guard although they will not admit it.

Advice to Management

Look to leadership and mentoring from veterans and look beyond internal management to be successful.

Other Employee Reviews for Cardinal Health

  1. "Great Intern Experience!"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Intern in Dublin, OH
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cardinal Health part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are AWESOME.
    Company culture is fantastic.
    Work life balance is emphasized.
    People seem to care about the healthcare industry and how Cardinal fits into the healthcare ecosystem.

    Cons

    Compensation
    PTO days do not carry over.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A good, but not great, place to work."

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome Paid Time Off policy. Other benefits are OK.
    There are opportunities for growth if you step up and make it known that you are interested.
    On-site fitness center, wellness center and pharmacy at the corporate office. There are other perks are the corporate office as well - free coffee (that isn't TOO bad) and 2 cafes that serve typical cafeteria food.
    You typically have access to senior-level executives, but pick your words carefully.
    Work-life balance is encouraged.
    For a company this size, they do value the employees.
    Through my near-decade there, I had the pleasure of working with a lot of really smart people.
    The company strives to be active in the community so there will be plenty of options for corporate community service. These options can range from being a member of a company-sponsored orchestra to volunteering at the food bank.

    Cons

    Salaries are crap. They take pride in being at the lowest-end of average.
    Annual salary merit increases are a joke.
    Management is convinced that they are the only ones that know anything.
    For that size of a company, the 401k offering is pretty pathetic.
    They suspended the Employee Stock Purchase Program and have not reinstated it. This should be reinstated if the company truly wants to attract - and retain - top-level talent.
    This is definitely Corporate America, so be prepared to work with people who are more focused on managing themselves into their next job rather than working with you, unless you can help them to advance their career. Be aware.
    The 'silo' concept is in full force at Cardinal, especially in IT. This can make issue resolution incredibly infuriating and frustrating.
    While encouraged, there will be times when work-life balance is not very balanced.
    You will be a valued employee, but make no mistake - when it comes to you or a buck, the buck wins. Always.
    The nature of this business can be volatile. When the announcement came out about the departure of a certain large customer, many people who directly served that customer knew the writing was on the wall. It was just a matter of time.
    With the departure of that large customer, and with the future of healthcare a bit uncertain, I cannot say with conviction that the company - or the industry, for that matter - has a truly rosy future.

    Advice to Management

    Reinstate the ESPP.
    Restructure the incentive program to encourage the destruction of the silos.
    For heavens sake, managers who are managing themselves into their next jobs are not effective managers!

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