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Henry Schein Reviews

Updated August 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/life balance is important to upper management, which leads to good flexibility and generous PTO (in 18 reviews)

  • Great benefits, people are nice, good cafeteria, free breakfast occasionally, community programs to join in on, clean office & parking lot (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Print/Web Production Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Traffic Supervisor in East Islip, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Traffic Supervisor in East Islip, NY

    I worked at Henry Schein (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Worked with many hard-working people.

    Cons

    Thought the company would be a place to trust.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Schizophrenic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Schein has good benefits, which is one reason people like to work there. They also have the new building, which is a draw. And they have good work parties.

    Cons

    Management ABSOLUTELY kills this place, and it starts at the top (locally) and works its way down. The shenanigans they allow to happen and/or overlook make this place miserable to work at.

    Advice to Management

    There's nothing to be said, it will be discounted and belittled. They have that awesome ability to smile at you and stab you in the back simultaneously. Be honest with yourselves.

  3. Helpful (9)

    "Under 40? Please read before taking a job at Henry Schein."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Henry Schein (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fortune 500 company but feels like a small organization.

    Cons

    Leadership is very, very detached from reality and the rest of the Team Schein family. We understand that the top concern is always the bottom line, but there is an immeasurable amount of issues that need to be addressed, especially in our working infrastructure. There is no emphasis on catching up with the digital age. If you need an example, just take a look at our website. Hilariously, leadership poses the company as a technology company. Technology companies do not make you clock-in and out of work and use a fax machine on a daily basis.

    Very evident that there is no succession planning for our top leaders. If you pay attention, you can see that the company has a very hard time retaining young talent, which makes sense because nothing we do appeals to a digital generation. Generation X and Y leave in droves while people who have been with the company for decades coast because people are valued and rewarded for tenure over what they actually bring to the table. It's discouraging to see this. My advice to those looking to build a career, not just find a job, is to let Henry Schein evolve a little bit more before working here. At this rate, when leadership retires, the company will simply not exist anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach. The concerns of the newer Team Schein Members are valid.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Looks great on the outside but miserable once you are in"

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    Former Employee - Developer in Boardman, OH
    Former Employee - Developer in Boardman, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Medical software is fun and exciting. Due to government requirements and certifications there are a lot of fun and exciting changes floating in. Fast pace.

    Cons

    Low pay, low moral, everyone always seems unhappy, people don't work together or share knowledge. Some have been with the company for years, it's stable and its great for collecting a paycheck however it is not a great place to grow in your role. People take job security very seriously. I still run into people out and about that work there and the response is always negative as to how things are doing. No one ever seems happy.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more experience people, pay better, look for ways to brighten the internal moral.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Westbury, NY
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Westbury, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Henry Schein (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Clean safe work environment, and nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Top heavy management in regards to hierarchy. Need to employ more low to mid level employees.

    Advice to Management

    Interview your Directors and Managers genuinely on why they have so much turn over, inadequate head count, and difficulty to promote employees from within. Management is overstating the "morale" of the company.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Very outdated, inflexible company. Their only concern is the bottom line."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Henry Schein full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employees are a great group of people for the most part. TSMs consider each other family. Large company on Long Island.

    Cons

    Low pay for a lot of responsibility. Upper management unconcerned with employees. Inflexible company. No work/life balance. Unwilling to make changes to make employees happier and more satisfied.

    Advice to Management

    Be more concerned with treating your employees like people and not just worker bees that contribute to the profit and bottom line. Schein claims to have a fantastic culture, yet most employees are unhappy, underpaid and overworked. Giving employees more flexibility is the future and the way to have a truly happy culture. Denying them these changes and flexibilities is the quickest way to lose good talent and stifle good work ethics.


  7. "Tony Susino is taking the division down"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    pay is pretty good for dental

    Cons

    everything else, not may options available for surgeons

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Information Technology"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in Melville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Henry Schein full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Corporate stock does well. Company matches a percentage of your 401k plan. Better than average dental plan. Headquarters is centrally located on Long Island. Looks good on your resume because they are top-rated global company on LI.

    Cons

    Notorious for underpaying their staff and giving minimal raises. Takes forever to move up (they would rather hire outside than promote from within). Executive and Senior management could care less about the deteriorating infrastructure of the company and how poorly employees are treated. They just care about sales. Most of the IT staff are zombies that have been there too long & just come to work for a paycheck. There's no innovation, no creativity, no embracing of new technologies, and no training. Most everything is done through a manual process when it could be automated. The CIO has no clue about technology and it's a wonder how this person has remained in a leadership position so long. Most likely nepotism or cronyism.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and listen to the needs of the people who are actually doing the work. Invest in technology and train people so that they will bring the best to the company. Get rid of your MBO model of giving bonuses. Reward those that go above and beyond even if they don't have seniority. Try to bring corporate culture into the 21st century.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Henry Schein Corporate is a great resource for help with large projects. Pays is good as well as the benefits.

    Cons

    Poor management, no direction, always kept in the dark unless you are part of the "Good old boys club". Allowing access to corporate is frowned upon.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your management team.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Not bad,but not good."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pretty good entry level jobs. Work can be tough but isn't to hard to do. Mostly nice people to work with and for.

    Cons

    For a company that preaches "team work" all work is based on individual numbers. The phrase "TSM" or Team Schein Member is only used so employees feel like they are part of something bigger, thus being an encouragment for better work. Management will threaten you with "disciplinary action" a week after being hired on because your numbers aren't where they need to be. The Lines per Hour system is flawed in every way imaginable seeing as though you aren't picking or packing the lines but the units themselves. The company likes to talk about how much money this contract is making, and how much this one will make. But not a penny is trickled down to employees. Pay is not equal to a comparable job at other companies, so there is someone out there doing the same job as you for other companies making much more than you. Company seems to be growing faster than it can keep up.

    Advice to Management

    Learn some people skills, and stop using threats to get what you want. Then perhaps you would have TSM's who actually want to be there.


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