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Medline Industries Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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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)

  • Fast growing company and if you can make your own space you will enjoy working there (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • There is very little work life balance when it comes to working from home (in 60 reviews)

  • While it is possible to work from home on occasion (or emergency), "butts in seats" is the culture - even in bad weather (snow storms) (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (22)

    "Great company with lots of issues in individual departments"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mid Level Manager in Mundelein, IL
    Former Employee - Mid Level Manager in Mundelein, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities
    Very diverse
    Extremely financially stable
    C management tries hard to be personable
    Great benefits
    Great bonus plans for some employees

    Cons

    Few women join the ranks of upper management - very much a "boy's club"
    Pay equalization doesn't seem to occur for long term employees
    Little life / work balance
    Little employee loyalty - repeated over and over through the years

    Advice to Management

    I was proud to be part of the huge growth over many years. It's unfortunate you didn't value all my years of hard work and never giving less than 110%. Perhaps an exit interview with long term employees who have been termed. You might learn a lot.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medline Industries full-time

    Pros

    Provides good benefits.
    Great working Environment

    Cons

    Management is not excellent.

  3. "Lead recruiter - accounting and finance"

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    Current Employee - Credit and Collections in Northfield, IL
    Current Employee - Credit and Collections in Northfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very professional, friendly and helpful. Made me very comfortable during the interview. Easy process, very organized and efficient.
    I can't wait to hear regarding my opportunity.

    Cons

    No cons. Can't wait to work for this company

    I don't work there yet, but very eager to start and hopefully I will hear soon.

    Advice to Management

    Please hire more people like him.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Human Resources"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great hardworking team. Corporate is a beautiful building with nice amenities. A lot of Millennials. Growing company. Love the mission.

    Cons

    No work life balance. You're expected to work while on vacation. Running too lean. Owners play favorites. Health benefits are not the best and for a medical company they should be.

    Advice to Management

    Catch up to the times. Allow HR to do its job. Update the intranet site now! Get rid of formula or at least update it. Add more people in compensation so that they can do their job right. Let leaders lead and stop micromanaging everything. Owners control everything and don't empower leaders to do their jobs.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Don't believe the hype"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - I/S Employee in Mundelein, IL
    Former Employee - I/S Employee in Mundelein, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy and freedom to forge your own path (depending on your manager of course) and technology in use, while not the bleeding edge, is not archaic either. Salary was fair and quarterly bonuses were decent.

    Cons

    Promotion path is inconsistent, if it exists at all in your division/position. However overseas promotions are announced almost weekly. Vacation is entry-level, even for experienced professionals. "Culture" of the company is spoken of often, but it is not as wonderful as they think it is. Working from home is not part of this culture and likely never will be. While it is possible to work from home on occasion (or emergency), "butts in seats" is the culture - even in bad weather (snow storms). Recognition is severely lacking, even in the face of an annual "employee appreciation week". Getting trinkets and daily treats for a week in September is a nice gesture, but it doesn't excuse ignoring them for the rest of the year.

    Advice to Management

    The senior management is a very tight nit group, assembled from personal relationships from outside the company. While this may be good for them, it gives off a very inclusive vibe. Take time to recognize your employee. Little things matter.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Nepotism at its Finest"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Medline Industries full-time

    Pros

    Growing company, smart coworkers, large customer base, huge catalog of products

    Cons

    Lots of nepotism from the family, many friends are put in high management positions with no industry experience and little or no management tact.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some experts, family loyalty only goes so far.


  7. "Warehouse lead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medline Industries full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, good work environment, nice coworkers

    Cons

    Too much overtime, not enough people for the daily workload

    Advice to Management

    Decrease overtime.

  8. "Micromanage drivers"

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    Former Employee - Class A Cdl Truck Driver in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Class A Cdl Truck Driver in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Medline pays well for a cdl driver, atleast 20 an hour. But you go in around 4 am or sometimes 1 am if they need you that early. You don't know until the day before when you are going in exactly. Management is extremely controlling. If you stop to use the restroom they want to know why you stopped. Corporate is not in Houston so you are dealing with people far off as well which have no real clue what's happening at the office. They do great parties for your families like take them all to main event and buy dinner and games for everyone, that was nice and benefits are great, 2 weeks paid vacation. Just early hours and awful management while I was there.

    Cons

    Micro managing and not set schedule

    Advice to Management

    Give the drivers some room to have a moment to use the restroom


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    America’s largest privately-held supplier of medical products. Great overall company, good benefits and job security.

    Cons

    Long hours. Some branches are great but it is very difficult to move from one branch to another. If you are not the person that love to be inside the top manager's office talking about sport, motorcycles, etc. you have not chance to advance in your career.

    Advice to Management

    The company should have more professional and well educated managers


  10. "Wonderful, growing company!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northfield, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity. Great environment if you are driven to a fast-paced culture. There is always something to do and get done. Medline will reward you well if you work hard. Put in your time and show your worth.

    Cons

    No cons that you wouldn't see at any other company.


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