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Cardinal Health Reviews

Updated 27 April 2015
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Cardinal Health Chairman & CEO George S. Barrett
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is very fair, excellent people in the finance organization (in 36 reviews)

  • good pay if you get what you ask for, good benefits, pto time off (in 43 reviews)

Cons
  • While encouraged, there will be times when work-life balance is not very balanced (in 22 reviews)

  • poor work-life balance, long hours, management is ever-changing, lots of turnover (in 20 reviews)

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  1. If coming you wont last more than 2 years

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    Current Employee - Pharmacist In Charge in London, England
    Current Employee - Pharmacist In Charge in London, England

    I have been working at Cardinal Health

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are a pharmacist and want to leave community it is good because it gives you the opportunity to start in Industry, the job itself is beautiful if you want to deepen into Galenic Pharmacy. You are in charge of releasing creams, ointments, asepti products, and of formulating other products so you get a lot of experience and insight in the job.

    Cons

    The management is incompetent, very weak and no recognition to success, no flexibility in Holidays. They are starting to implement shift work and instead of making room for more people opening for part time jobs (mothers, students etc) they are loosing good people that would be able to work as hard.
    There are a lot of secrets going on that staff is not supposed to know and this makes a bad environment in the team,

    Advice to Management

    I would make them ask for feedback from their employees

  2. Helpful (1)

    Cardinal Health affects your wealth!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Romford, England
    Current Employee - Analyst in Romford, England

    I have been working at Cardinal Health

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A mostly flexible working attitude.A generally friendly atmosphere within departments.

    Cons

    There are many! The chief gripes are that salaries being appreciably lower than uk and regional average. Limited career progression. Lack of quality benefits and very poor pay increases which do not reflect the effort, skills, experience and qualifications of the staff (particularly for those not at management level!). When researched it can be found that the average salaries at the Romford site are now in line with that of the uk pharma average from over 10 years ago!

    Advice to Management

    Learn to relate to staff needs outside of work more. Bring salaries up to uk average for the pharmaceutical industry to attract higher skilled staff and hence improve the efficiency and profits of the company!!

  3. Account manager consulting supply chain options

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistics Consultant in Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Logistics Consultant in Columbus, OH (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Easy culture, work-life balance, opportunities, and benefits

    Cons

    Under paid compared to industry peers. Managers are hit or miss with capable leadership ability

    Advice to Management

    Good managers make employees feel important and empowered...bad managers give me the feeling they are important and powerful.

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  5. Outstanding Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Dublin, OH (US)
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Dublin, OH (US)

    I worked at Cardinal Health full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Spent 10+ years at Cardinal Health corporate in Dublin, OH
    Plenty of opportunities to grow
    George Barrett is a visionary
    Competitive salary and benefits

    Cons

    Change of direction can be challenging. For example, Cardinal sold off their profitable specialty pharmaceuticals line of business, only to get back into oncology practices four years later.

    Question CIO's vision. Her vision is to replace key personnel with consultants. Does not trust the teams around her. Manages through fear.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a path and stick to it

  6. Supply Chain Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH (US)

    I worked at Cardinal Health

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I love the working environment, the people, the high level of knowledge of the professionals, the growing opportunities. I had a great experience.

    Cons

    It's not a very international company.

    Advice to Management

    The company should consider to expand in foreign countries given that the US market is stable.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Start

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Cardinal Health as an intern

    Pros

    The culture and people are very welcoming at Cardinal. They are quick to promote young talent and all work teams are very cooperative. No strong hierarchy is present, which is rare at such a large organization

    Cons

    The benefits aren't great. Many coworkers thought that their compensation was fair but by no means excellent.

  8. High quality organization

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director, Marketing & Product Management in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Director, Marketing & Product Management in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at Cardinal Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and commitment to people

    Cons

    The scale of the organization can cripple their ability to move quickly

  9. Project Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dublin, OH (US)

    I worked at Cardinal Health (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you enjoy working in the ever changing healthcare industry it's a great place

    Cons

    The company is so big you can get lost

    Advice to Management

    You need to get more in touch with the day to day operations

  10. Warehouse Associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cardinal Health full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company offers good benefits, and they are genuinely concerned with keeping their employees happy. There are many opportunities to provide feedback about your work experience, and there is constant dialogue between the workforce and management. Employees are an integral part of the policy making process.

    Cons

    Everyone starts on the overnight shift, and because turnover on the day shift is low, you can expect to continue doing nights for at least a couple years. By the same token, promotions are challenging to get because you are competing with people who have 10 years or more experience. Hours are frequently long and the work is physically demanding. Sometimes you will go for weeks putting in 10-12 hour days, on your feet that whole time, with infrequent breaks. Other times you may struggle to get a full 40 hours. Because the business needs change regularly, they go through frequent rounds of lay-offs, often followed a few weeks later by a big hiring push as the overtime skyrockets. In the 5 years I worked there, we went through 4 rounds of layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Something to keep in mind about overtime: When the day shift works a couple extra hours, they still get home in time to eat dinner with their families, pursue hobbies, get chores done, etc. In othe words, they still have a life. When 2nd shift has overtime, you are interfering with their sleep schedules and their ability to interact with the rest of the world, which is detrimental to their health and well-being.

  11. Warehouse associate 2

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cardinal Health

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work. decent pay and nothing is hard about the job

    Cons

    Over time, rotate on weekend some, pay increase is somewhat

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