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Medline Industries Reviews

Updated July 14, 2017
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Medline Industries CEO Charlie Mills
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Pros
  • Some divisions are stellar, mine included, as far as rewarding top talent and allowing for work-life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • Great benefits, motivation to grow (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • There is very little work life balance when it comes to working from home (in 59 reviews)

  • No work from home options unless you are a sales rep (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "branch qc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mundelein, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mundelein, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Medline Industries full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    best place to work for

    Cons

    there are no cons, absolutely love it


  2. "Big Responsibility, Little Pay"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Northfield, IL
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Northfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Medline Industries full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You will gather invaluable learning experiences at this company as you manage and have control over more aspects of your business as compared to competitive companies. Good place to start a career.

    Cons

    You can make endless lateral moves but there is very little room for upward mobility unless you are a friend or family member of the owners and their closest associates. The culture is aggressive, swearing is prevalent, and sales reps are extremely rude with very few exceptions. Associates can have an inflated sense of self worth encouraged by the "we're the best, screw you" culture. Every department operates separately, cross-over is very poorly managed, and communication can be very poor. You will work a lot, but you will not make a lot - you should apply here for the work experience, not the pay.

    Advice to Management

    Share knowledge, encourage cross functional teamwork and cooperation between departments. Abandon the aggression that is negatively branding your company to the outside world. Improve health benefit costs.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Grrrrreeeeaaaatttt!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mundelein, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mundelein, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Medline Industries full-time

    Pros

    Great perks. Department Management has control of their own kingdoms. Bosses who care. Busy environment. Customer focus.

    Cons

    Since moving to Northfield it's gotten more segmented. Very little women past director level. No real work from home options.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Good pay (with bonuses) & benefits for hard work and long hours"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mundelein, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mundelein, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Medline Industries full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to grow and learn; Very stable and financially strong company; Hugely successful and financially smart; Privately owned; Each department acts like its own company; Numerous opportunities for team and individual projects; EXO tries to stay involved at all levels

    Cons

    Each department acts like its own company... little or no continuity throughout the company; Nepotism of high level employees is encouraged but can lock out others that are more experienced or have "paid their dues" and should be next in line. EXO management is increasingly separated from employees as company the grows. Bonuses are often based on department goals and not employee contribution or performance. Raises are 3% and not based on cost of living or employee performance. With a few exceptions, "boy's club". Little or no attempt to help employees move to new positions when their positions are eliminated.

    Advice to Management

    EXO, take the time to get to know employees at every level. Employee / EXO committees where the employees are free to be honest with you and be heard. Question the termination of long term employees...maybe interview them. You may learn you are losing valuable employees at the expense of poor managers. Being good at one's job doesn't qualify them to manage people.


  5. "Maintenance Technician"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Maintenance Associate in Rialto, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Maintenance Associate in Rialto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Medline Industries full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One of the best working environments I've had the pleasure to be a part of. The people make the difference!

    Cons

    Only one. Inflexible maintenance management. Despite excelling in my area, I was terminated for not fitting into the 5 point harnesses they had available, while still having been told by the safety lead that ordering the next size up was possible.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the poor decisions of one person ruin the morale and jeopardize the safety of your workers on the floor!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place to work."

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    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse Educator in Northfield, IL
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse Educator in Northfield, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Medline Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great facility and campus and working environment. Large campus that you can work on if you wanted to leave your cubicle.

    Cons

    There is very little work life balance when it comes to working from home. It's not a clear company policy whether you can or not. So everyone managers are afraid to approve employees because they don't know the rule.

    Advice to Management

    Make it clear if employees that have the ability or have established good standing to work from home.


  7. "Area Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Medline has a completive edge because they manufacturer their own products.

    Cons

    Too many managers to go through with micro management.

  8. "Unrealistic working conditions"

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    Former Employee - Order Selector in Havre de Grace, MD
    Former Employee - Order Selector in Havre de Grace, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Medline Industries full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Of course the other people who actually work, are very cool. The fast paced work makes the day go by a little faster than other jobs.

    Cons

    In every warehouse you always have that guy or two in management with something to prove...that's the case for Medline. Also, they run you like dogs. I understand the work has to be done, but they made no efforts to improve the hours in that place. Management is a bunch of "holier than thou" type of guys. They tell you one thing and do another. Also...the pay is a joke. No warehouse should be paying less than 15 per hour.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring snobs that always have something to prove, and have snobbish attitudes. They act like they can relate to the ones who do all the work, but they have no clue. Also, hire people that are actually capable of handling the job. Not 60 year olds and women. This job isn't for everybody and should be treated as such. Finally, stop lying to your workers. Promising something, then going back on your word, and saying "oh I forgot". Don't talk down to people behind their backs either. It's childish and unprofessional. DO NOT WORK HERE.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "No flexibility and irrational goals"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Northfield, IL
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Northfield, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not many pros here. They stifle creativity and allow for no flexibility

    Cons

    Must dedicate entire life to Medline. No women in leadership roles.

    Advice to Management

    Look to modernize your policies in order to attract better talent


  10. "Configuration Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Configuration Analyst in Mundelein, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Configuration Analyst in Mundelein, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Medline Industries full-time

    Pros

    Growing Company and stable

    Cons

    lean operation methodology and flexibility


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