Henry Schein

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Henry Schein Reviews

Updated 14 January 2015
Updated 14 January 2015
156 Reviews
3.2
156 Reviews
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Henry Schein Chairman, President, and CEO Stanley M. Bergman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The leniency for a work/life balance is wonderful (in 7 reviews)

  • There are great people top to bottom, great benefits, solid industry, conservative company (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Fly by the seat of your pants upper management, sales people can get away with anything if they sell (in 6 reviews)

  • Low low pay, no motivation because so few actually care about making money (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Beware

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Woodbury, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Woodbury, NY (US)

    I worked at Henry Schein

    Pros

    Salary was average and commute was good.

    Cons

    Nasty people. Watch your back. Management is insecure. Treats staff like dirt. No one knows how to cross-train. It's a shame as the company has a good reputation in name only.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your day will come when the company will get wind of what you are up to. What goes around comes around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Overall my experience has been a positive and rewarding one.

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    Current Employee - Webmaster in American Fork, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Webmaster in American Fork, UT (US)

    I have been working at Henry Schein full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Other staff members are great. The location and new building are very good - there are some really nice benefits like a ping-pong table and foosball table. Also, they have provided low price healthy snacks.

    The work environment is positive and there is not a lot of micro-managing.

    Cons

    Not much to say, I have enjoyed my time with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to say here. I've been lucky and had a string of top notch managers. The company management is strong and seems to be taking us in the right direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Overall Henry Schein is a good company to work for.

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    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Henry Schein full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You can run your own show.

    Cons

    Comp could be higher. Your potential for earning and your lifestyle is largely dependent on your location/manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Podium speaker. Uncap the comp plan.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Positive environment with a team atmosphere, low wages.

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Melville, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Buyer in Melville, NY (US)

    I worked at Henry Schein full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are key to this environment, smart individuals who are willing to help. This company has multiple internal growth opportunities. Good atmosphere.

    Cons

    Low Wages for those hired at the average level. Company can be very political and have drama surrounding management. Everyone is looking out fo themselves and not others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better wages, more growth opportunities based on performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Going to Hell and quick

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Henry Schein full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Community Service is a plus. Ted Philson until he passed away. Some members of the Executive team really get it. Jimmmy B is a man of integrity he is everything the company espouses with regards to the culture, leadership and a true professional .

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, bully tactics and rules by intimidation are some of the standard operation procedures within this organization. "People do not know how good they have it here", statements are often heard throughout the hallways. "Invisible hands theory" what is that? People do not believe that they can trust HR, folks feel as if they don't have anyone who will advocate for them. Diversity is minimal at best, people of color, and women are not empowered or promoted. Promotions are very slow unless you are on a "fast-track" which usually means someone has set their sites on you. Moral is artificial and manufactured by hosting large parties to act as smoke screens for what is really happening. The cultural assessment survey is laughable. "Record Breaking Profits" are the leading headlines, while folks are fearful of current talks of possible layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executives need to take a real hard look at different departments to understand why there is a high rate of turn over. Listen to the people, and don't shy away from negative or positive responses. Believe there is some validity to what people are saying and feeling. Management provides executives only the information they want to hear, and not what they need to hear. Diversity is a serious concern why are minorities occupying the majority of low paying positions? (i.e.warehouse, customer service)Minorities are prominently shown in pictures during Community Service events as recipients, but not in company photos.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great first MBA internship experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - MBA in Melville, NY (US)
    Former Employee - MBA in Melville, NY (US)

    I worked at Henry Schein as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Internship projects were meaningful and used by the team.
    -I was given a lot of structure but a lot of freedom.
    -Strong team atmosphere.

    Cons

    -"Gateway to Schein" program is focused on undergraduate and high school interns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Could be better

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Henry Schein full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work,I learn something new every day- co-workers are nice, hard working, dedicated people. Lots of charity and volunteer opportunities.

    Cons

    Managers and supervisors are not properly trained to manage and supervise. Most are micro-managers who behave like tyrants and bullies rather than do what is best for the team and the customers. I have seen favoritism and bullying on a daily basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better training in getting the most out of your team without demeaning them

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Great Experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cross Product Technician in Greenville, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Cross Product Technician in Greenville, SC (US)

    I worked at Henry Schein full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Software Support Department (HSPS) is a great environment. It felt very much like a family they ALWAYS go above and beyond to make sure you feel appreciated. The best job I ever had, to bad I had to move to another state.

    Cons

    There is the normal separation between software support and development. Sometimes things are released before enough testing and notification to support is given. Also, the great environment is probably the reason why they have such a high retention rate. But, the pay rate is very low when compared to similar positions with other companies. They start at about $11.50 per hour. This was about a $4 dollar pay cut when I started that I could never do now. But I eventually got to $18 per hour. But, that rate is limited to a small team of people, $16 to $17 per hour is very possible within 3 years if you diligently apply yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you increase the starting pay and the following pay rates by at least $1.50 to $2.00 I believe you will have a chance at an even more experienced work force and retention rate. The cost of living has dramatically increased since $11.50 was first introduced. Also, when I left I wasn't allowed to work from home unless I went back to a Tech 3 at about $4 less per hour for the same amount of work and experience. If that could be resolved for the next person in my position you will have a better chance of keeping your most experienced technicians. When you consider a tech that has made it to Tech 4 and above like myself I know they aren't easy replaceable and worth every dollar, even if they have to be managed remotely.

    Outside of those two things. The company is fantastic, I saw a lot of changes and they were almost always for the better!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Nothing good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical Sales
    Current Employee - Medical Sales

    I have been working at Henry Schein full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free sample products from suppliers

    Cons

    Everything! You are micromanaged with people looking over your shoulder and listening to your calls all day long. Commission structure is set up in a pool which changes every month, and you get a small percentage of that pool. It won't matter if you are a top seller or a bottom seller.
    Horrible life work balance. If you need time for you family or kids...too bad, you have to really fight for time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will get better results by letting your sales people do what they do best...sell, without your interference. Actually reward your sales people by giving them commission on what they sell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Benefits and Pay is not bad.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Customer Support in Melville, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Support in Melville, NY (US)

    I have been working at Henry Schein full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Depending on your job, you can move up in the comapny.

    Cons

    Unrealistic work load. Too many changes and no support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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