Henry Schein

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Henry Schein Reviews

Updated 1 October 2014
Updated 1 October 2014
130 Reviews
3.3
130 Reviews
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Henry Schein Chairman, President, and CEO Stanley M. Bergman
Stanley M. Bergman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Not high stress, good work/life balance (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)

  • However, I quickly realized that inflated egos, dirty office politics and administrative incompetence would prove to be bigger obstacles (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst job experience in 20+ year career

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

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

    Pros

    The Company is solid. Great industry for the aging population. Top management does not overpay itself.

    Cons

    Several of us were overworked and under appreciated. Managers played favorites to the point of counter- productivity. Middle managers had little respect for work-life balance, unless it was their own. Hokey Team Schein stuff. You're only a team for the company's benefit. There is no team for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to implement anonymous 360 degree reviews and to really pay attention to them and take them seriously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong company to work for. If you make it through the first 3 years, you could retire there.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Henry Schein

    Pros

    You manage your own territory. If you are above $1.5 million in sales they usually leave you alone so you can grow your territory. Dental sales takes 1.5-3 years before you start to really grow. It all has to do with relationships with the dentist and their staff. It's good to have a big company that has a great training. Henry Schein's training and continuing ed program is top notch. Only reason I left was to go back to school to be a dentist or would have been a lifer.

    Cons

    Depending on the regional manager or zone manager you get, it could make your job great or more difficult.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Representative  in  American Fork, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Representative in American Fork, UT (US)

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

    Pros

    pleasant co-workers,
    well grounded management,
    Quality benefits,
    Low turn over rate - you get to know your co-workers and will probably keep working with them.

    Cons

    Low turn over rate - difficult to advance,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    May employees that start at the lower rungs leave because there is no/little movement within the company. Either make changing to a different division a better option or say that in the hiring process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great first outside sales job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great company with great people. Have been there for almost 5 years now and really have got a chance to work with and meet a lot of wonderful people.
    Great Career Development learning more about the business than just products.

    Cons

    Starting out is going to be a challenge unless you are taking over better accounts.
    Selling the same things as everyone else but for a higher price.
    Good ole boy system depends on location and how high you are wanting to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be up front and honest about what your are getting in to.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Poorly managed, outdated systems.

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    Former Employee - Medical Sales  in  Reno, NV (US)
    Former Employee - Medical Sales in Reno, NV (US)

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

    Pros

    Nothing positive could come from this company.

    Cons

    Micromanaged, commission structure that is impossible to figure out and very disappointing. No matter how hard you work, your commission won't go up. No incentive for improving. No where to move. Systems are extremely out dated and hard to navigate. For ordering some special order items they require experts, these so called "experts" struggle with the ordering system to place the order. some take weeks to go through.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company but no incentive to do your best

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    Former Employee - Ops Manager  in  Melville, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Ops Manager in Melville, NY (US)

    I worked at Henry Schein full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    No strees. Easy atmosphere friendly

    Cons

    Low low pay, no motivation because so few actually care about making money. Why do your best when noone else even attempts. Great place to vegitate for 20 years. Why did I waste 10 years here
    ?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold people accountable and reward those who do a good job with a salary in line with your counterparts. Stan needs to get head out of sand and see what truly goes on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    One that I would like to forget.

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    Former Employee - Materials II  in  Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Materials II in Jacksonville, FL (US)

    I worked at Henry Schein full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Health benefits. nice facility with air conditioning.

    Cons

    Under average pay, too many politics, and no upper level support when you need it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your workers more, and don't judge a situation without sitting down with the parties involved.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to start career with

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Henry Schein full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good management support for the whole staff

    Cons

    little opportunity for advancement within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote more employees from within the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I had a fantastic experience at Henry Schein.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hi-Tech Specialist  in  Livermore, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Hi-Tech Specialist in Livermore, CA (US)

    I worked at Henry Schein full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Professionalism, quality of services, management

    Cons

    They could offer more leads to follow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    keeping hoping it will improve

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Henry Schein full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Hard to say now..at least I have a job?

    Cons

    middle management is truly awful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    way too top heavy..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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