Pros: friends, some nice people, may be good pay.
Cons: politics, lack of respect, poor employee treatment.
I been working for this company for the past six months ( Jan 2014- July 2014) and basically Cardinal is a company that does not care for their employees. In order to get this job you must accept overtime, however, I do not recommend it for part time associates. Here is why: My situation was that because I was a part time associate they require you – more... to work overtime for everyday that you work. Unfortunately, if you live in the state of California, the law says that if you work over a period of 30 hours or more per week, the employer has to pay you full time benefits. I was working average of 32 hours per week and because of that, first they send me home for like month temporarily with no pay, no benefits and then two weeks later was fired. I was fired because they were forcing me to go full time and since I go to school to get better, they simply fire me because of that. Unfortunately, they don't explain it but you have no other choice if you want to work or not. Now you know it. :)
The quality of the supervisors that they hire are completely a bunch of . One day, I ask the question to my supervisor when freshly started, if this is going to be a full time or part time position and my supervisor told me " if you don't like it, you can go next door", as soon as he said that, the guy was fired the very next day.
The way I can describe the work environment its a completely messy. Sometimes our supervisors ask us to have orders ready in like 10 min or 15 min so. The orders get so heavy that sometimes its impossible to do, other than like 2 hours to complete the orders.The job in general, Its more like you if you going for shopping and you have cart and just put items from the shelfs base on the shopping list thats how the job is, with the exception of technology. You work with a palm scanner and the computer display you the order that you picking, the item's location, the quantity, and the item description. Normally they measure your speed, your carts that you complete and something else that I can't remember. Sometimes the noises in this place is completely tedious, stressful hard to deal with plus the entire place is dusty everywhere. You sneeze everywhere, and then you get allergies and all kind of things.
I can say the hardest thing to deal with this company is the volume of orders. Since this is a pharmaceutical, the demand increases and decreases depending on the time of the season. They basically, switch your hours and days whenever they want to and if you don't show up that day, they either suspend you or write you up as an "occurrence" as they call it. There is no really leniance or flexibility, whatever you call it, its a "Business". You have to make sacrifices for them but they can't make sacrifices for you. It's a company that really make a bunch of millions by supplying hospitals, pharmacies you name it. It does not matter if you are a good worker or a slacker coworker, they will exploit you and then trash you. Its more like a retail industry type of business model but good pay above the minimum wage average.
The people in general is just like everywhere, you meet good people and bad people. The Job in general is not hard to do, its a lot of variables that makes it difficult. I dealt with the vast majority of them except the amount hours of overtime. Its not a sin been a hard worker but its about politics like everywhere. America has become the greediest place on the planet. – less