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"Houston, TX Business Unit"

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Current Employee - Technical Writer in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Technical Writer in Houston, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Company has some good employee oriented policies

Cons

In Houston, the group is made of people who have been with the company for many many years hence they simply have mental block to accept / embrace new team member who are being viewed as threats

Advice to Management

Nothing... As the management has clear picture of what is going on in Houston, TX division

Other Employee Reviews for Cardinal Health

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Supply Chain Management EMERGE - Leaves a lot to be desired."

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Management EMERGE
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Management EMERGE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cardinal Health full-time

    Pros

    Biannual workshops - Program management puts a lot of effort into trying to make them fun for over 100 people. The networking events give you an excuse to email managers and directors you would normally never interact with. Presentations from high level VPs and directors provide valuable insight into their backgrounds and career paths and about the different parts of the organization that most employees don't get to see or hear about. 3-5 days off of work without having to use PTO.

    Great resume builder - Being able to put that you worked for a $100 billion organization can add some credibility to your resume if you're into tossing big numbers around.

    Healthcare education - if you're interested in learning more about the healthcare landscape in the USA you'll get it here.

    Cons

    Lack of diverse experience - Despite being called Supply Chain Management, the program is actually Operations (think nights, long hours, and dreary distribution centers in the middle of nowhere). The first 6-12 months are spent doing a hodgepodge of warehouse work (picking, packing, putting away product, unloading trucks), and the last 24 months are spent as an Operations Supervisor. You'll feel as if you haven't gained or even used any technical or analytical skills - try interviewing for a position outside of the company and you'll be reaffirmed of that.

    No clear path when you're near 'graduation' - Unless you have an interest in becoming a Black Belt, nothing you'll do in the program's current format really prepares you from an experience or skills standpoint to confidently interview for anything else. Black Belt certification is a lucrative certification, but if you have no personal interest in it, then it's pointless. It goes back to the lack of diverse experience in the program. The stated goal of the program is to prepare you to apply for Consultant positions, but due to not having utilized any advanced software for 3 years, never having done anything relevant, nor having made any real connections outside of your assigned facility (which you'll remain for the entirety) there really aren't many options.

    No structure - Each facility serves its own unique customers and therefore operates under its own unique schedule. You may placed in a facility or in an area of a facility that may require you to work nights, weekends, holidays, on-call, and EXTENSIVE overtime while some of your other colleagues in the same program do not, but you are all identically compensated. Some folks have managed to get out of the supervisor assignment really early and into either a corporate position or move into a Black Belt position in their distribution center. Good luck getting an explanation on why they did and you're still stuck (yes, after about 6 months as an operations supervisor you'll start to ask if you can move).

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the amount of new Supply Chain/Operations EMERGE hires brought in each summer - if a corporate (Dublin or Waukegan) supply chain assignment isn't available for every person then there are too many. Right now there are 9-12 people jockeying to get 2 or so corporate rotations with no clear explanation or methodology on why any one particular person was selected.

    It should be modeled like the finance program, but with three 1-year rotations with two years as electives and just one year as a supervisor being a requirement. The elective assignments could be in Sourcing, Transportation, Inventory Management, Analytics, Manufacturing Planning, and OpEx. All of those electives could be created in Dublin and/or Waukegan. And the three years will include both pharma and med assignments, whether it's in one of the electives or in the required supervisor assignment. This will ensure that graduates finish with REAL and diverse supply chain experience and skills instead of just doing meaningless warehouse work for 12 months and then being a lame duck supervisor for 24.

    Kudos to increasing the starting base salary. It comes too late for the current participants, but now it's somewhat competitive for new hires, especially when you look at the elite schools you recruit and the high GPA requirements desired. It also somewhat matches the amount of hours some will work when they move into the supervisor assignment.


  2. "Some nice people, long tenure in senior positions offering minimal fresh insights and perspectives."

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

    I worked at Cardinal Health full-time

    Pros

    Many good people with their heart in the right place.

    Cons

    Many poor people with their own agenda and will stab you in the back to cover their own tail. Acute care consulting team integrated with acute care distribution with a lack than luster GM who is in way over his head and capabilities.

    Advice to Management

    Need to diversify offerings in the acute care Pharma segment and change some of the leadership.

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