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"Very good learning experience on how the American corporate world operates"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Intern - Hardware Team in Mundelein, IL
Current Intern - Hardware Team in Mundelein, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Medline Industries as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

- Very stable company and highly profitable business
- If you stay long enough with the company you will eventually have a great salary and good benefits with a college degree
- Free Gym access, subsidized food prices with very quality food

Cons

- A very politcal environment where connections trump skill every time.
- Can be difficult to get promotions if you don't know how to socially game the corporate world

Advice to Management

Use better software and use a service such as Syndio Social's analytics to better understand the qualms that your employees have at working at Medline Industries. They are pretty apparent to the people working in each particular department but aren't apparent to upper management because they don't directly communicate with the departments they are operating on a more global/world wide level. This is level of disconnect between lower ranking employees and upper management is probably pretty consistent through the corporate world environment in America.

Other Employee Reviews for Medline Industries

  1. Helpful (7)

    "Not recommended, low tech, will not teach you anything useful for your career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Mundelein, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Mundelein, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Medline Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    At Medline you adapt to long hours at work. You learn that working hard and working smart are two very different things, they only vaule working hard. This place taught me how important culture is at a company and this was not a culture that many people enjoyed.

    Cons

    Medline has a long way to go go get to be a modern company. The infrastructure is lacking: no company credit cards, no cell phones are provided, they don't have a modern intranet, they have old technology and limited resources for employees. They also have no training for new employees to learn the business or job and leave people to their own devices. They have no company mission or vision and a very visible lack of leadership. People are expected to work long hours and are not allowed to work from home. They track the hours for salaried employees. There is low morale in the company. Overall this is not a nice place to work and not a good place to advance your knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Try to advance your thinking and remember the employees are the ones that have helped to build the company, they need more than an evening at Great America to feel appreciated.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "In 20 year experience, this is The Worst place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mundelein, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mundelein, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Medline Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Disrespect
    Back-stabbing
    Dishonesty
    Lack of loyalty to employees
    Lack of communication
    False accusations
    Ignorant management

    If you consider these to be pluses, Medline is the right company for you.

    Cons

    When they need to open a position in IS, they make people's lives miserable for 30 days and then tell them they did not improve in their performance.
    Great corporate tactics in a family owned corporation. Nothing family oriented here.

    Advice to Management

    Take some Emotional Intelligence courses. Better yet, replace all managers except for the very few.

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