7. Cardinal Health
Number of employees: 49,500
Big 100 revenue ranking: 7
Glassdoor rating: 3.2/5
53% would recommend to a friend.
Cardinal Health prides itself on navigating the complexities of healthcare to bring solutions to customers. The company suggests that its employees are its greatest competitive advantage and believes that having a workforce that reflects the diversity in the marketplace is important to drive innovation.
Here’s what current and former employees have to say on Glassdoor:
“Pros: Good benefits; 401k match; culture. Cons: Not much advancement opportunity.” —Current employee
“Pros: Great health benefits; good culture; lots of perks including lunches and team-building activities. Cons: Hard to have corporate in another state; felt disconnected sometimes or out of the loop; pushes lean six sigma but seems like upper management doesn’t receive or listen to feedback.” —Former analyst
“Pros: Tons of PTO; an all-out commitment to special work perks like “summertime hours” where if you have nothing scheduled after noon on a Friday, you can go home. Cons: Government advancement culture; not a meritocracy where those that perform get promoted; notoriously stingy on compensation; expect to make 20% less than your market value.” —Current software engineer
“Pros: Good benefits; decent opportunities; loved my local workgroup. Cons: Very corporate, almost to a fault; sometimes felt like a very tiny, invisible cog in a very large wheel, even as a business leader.” —Former senior manager
“Pros: Senior management seems to really care about employees and are willing to spend time to chat with staff; the company has a policy to encourage people to make career moves either vertically or horizontally; rotation programs for new college graduates; people are loyal; leaders are trying to adapt to the changing industry competition landscape. Cons: Clumsy and slow in executing change plans; compensations are slightly below the average in the industry, especially for staff-level jobs; no bonus unless you’re a manager; salary adjustment is minimal.” —Former employee
“Pros: Good company to work for if you have prime accounts and have access to supply chain leadership; products are mainly commodity and of good quality. Cons: Too much reorganization; they are trying to be lean; distribution backorders and issues cause strain on relationships and damper selling prospects.” —Current employee