Cardinal Health

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Cardinal Health Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
488 Reviews
3.2
488 Reviews
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Cardinal Health Chairman & CEO George S. Barrett
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance depends on your manager and their expectations (in 35 reviews)

  • Strong management team, very good benefits, excellent resources to do your job (in 42 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 18 reviews)

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  1.  

    If coming you wont last more than 2 years

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pharmacist In Charge in London, England
    Current Employee - Pharmacist In Charge in London, England

    I have been working at Cardinal Health

    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 ManagementAdvice

    I would make them ask for feedback from their employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Cardinal Health affects your wealth!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Romford, England
    Current Employee - Analyst in Romford, England

    I have been working at Cardinal Health

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!!

    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good if you can start in right department

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

    I have been working at Cardinal Health

    Pros

    lots of room to grow

    Cons

    low pay for some departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to work, Super nice teams!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Columbus, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Columbus, OH (US)

    I worked at Cardinal Health as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Collaborative culture
    Strong branding and operations excellence in healthcare industry
    Huge organization, lots of rotation opportunities

    Cons

    Big company moves slow
    Still need internal consolidation to maximize synergies
    Financial orientated
    Risk-averse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership development programs for MBA and graduate level talents

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Easy Job With Decent Pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Analyst in Dublin, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Software Analyst in Dublin, OH (US)

    I have been working at Cardinal Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working at the IT service center is a 9-5 job. You do not have to worry about it once you leave. Show up on time and adhere to a schedule, and you'll be successful. This is a good "stepping stone" job.

    You can telework after 5 years of working at the service center (in general).

    Cons

    Slow to increase pay.
    Difficult to move up in the company.
    As with any job it can get repetitive and you can get burnt out at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nuclear Pharmacy Technician

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nuclear Pharmacy Technician in Little Rock, AR (US)
    Current Employee - Nuclear Pharmacy Technician in Little Rock, AR (US)

    I have been working at Cardinal Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great benefits, good management, not a stressful environment compared to other pharmacy settings

    Cons

    not a lot of room for growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Customer service

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cardinal Health

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits for the area.

    Cons

    Large corporate attitude, easy to get lost in the policies.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overview

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

    I have been working at Cardinal Health

    Pros

    Good benefits, job security (healthcare supply), challenging

    Cons

    Work life balance, organization is siloed but doesn't see it, they say pay for performance but is isn't there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live what you preach.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good stepping stone

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at Cardinal Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    opportunity to learn industry and regulatory quickly through consulting segment

    Cons

    Many are started as new employees "out of pay band" for their role. The segment is flat with silos in the organizational structure so it is hard to truly "move up" or “across” departments. Promotions do not increase pay accordingly, especially when moving to management levels. Leadership positions are blocked by legacy mentality or by the silo’s inherent to the organization structure. Billing targets are the only metric of success and incentive/motivation. No career development, continuing education, or training due to a billing driven structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider and value the actual voice of your employee. Talent retention and true talent growth/promotion from within is vital to maintaining your product which is the consultant and his/her knowledge base. No consultant equals no product and that leads to not meeting the billing targets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cardinal Health

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, for some departments

    Cons

    Work does't match title. HR useless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    wouldn't do any good

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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