This company has great values as long as they stick to them. It is a competitive, performance based environment, that definitely has lots of room for growth and opportunity if you work hard daily to prove yourself. The pay is decent and bonuses can be nice as far as being a warehouse operator. Benefits are good enough and not too costly on the insurance.
I used to really boast about this company and would recommend it to anyone I knew who was looking for employment, especially during Covid-19 since Medline will never be out of work. I would still recommend it to someone who isn't necessarily looking to keep the job long term.
The problem with Medline is the upper management. At a branch level, everything was great, which I'm sure this varies between locations. The whole team really had their stuff together when I started working there and I could genuinely say that I felt valued and didn't mind coming to work every day. Unfortunately, Medline's senior management and HR have started to micromanage every aspect of the work environment.
The leadership team has so much meaningless work piled onto them that they can't spend any time in the warehouse to actually monitor the operation. As a result, employees are not getting the 1 on 1 time that they need to improve. Turnover is high and continuing to increase due to lack of true leadership and compassion to help their employees succeed. This doesn't make much sense considering most of the leadership team's bonus is directly aff
ProsGood benefits, performance based environment, decent bonuses, opportunity for growth
ConsLack of accountability and trust, lacking job security, micromanaged, bonuses for branch management are a moving target, HR controls everything
Poor wages, no room for advancement, unappreciated work.
Started out as such a great place to work, but lately it's hard to find reasons to stay. This has become very apparent, as there are consistently 8+ job openings at any given time that can't be filled. The turnover rate is incredibly high. Once people start and see the type of work they have to perform for a minimal amount of money, they don't show up the next day. The wages were just recently increased, but are still not enough to compete with the current job market or growing cost of living. You can work at a fast food place for the same starting wage. They do offer benefits and PTO, as well as holidays...which I know is hard to come by. However, this job is high risk, requires months of training, and is monitored by the FDA. It's not simple work by any means. Raises are minimal, and based off a really poor judgement system. I've actually been told by a manager, they are not allowed to give a perfect review, even if it's deserved. There are people there who have been there 10+ years, making only a couple bucks more than new hires.
There is absolutely NO room for career advancement, as they pride themselves on. Unless of course, you win the popularity contest. Talent, tenure, drive and knowledge have no effect on being able to advance. They will hire someone from the outside, for an entry level position, who will need much training to know the entire process, simply because they have a Master's degree(which is not required for the position).
Many supervisors(not all)
ProsMonthly catered lunch, some great co-workers, PTO, sick time, benefits
ConsNo career advancement, favoritism, poor management, low wages, unprofessional behavior by higher ups
A typical day of work would include reactive fire fighting because of inefficient processes and poor planning. You're typically expected to arrive early, skip/work through lunch, and work late. Especially when in a role that deals directly with the sales force, you should expect to receive irate phone calls from sales reps because they "run" the company.
There is no system of accountability for how sales personnel treat operations and support employees, but the operations and support employees are expected to treat sales personnel with the utmost respect regardless of how they have been treated. In this aspect, the culture is quite toxic and stressful.
Mid level and upper management is purely a game of cutthroat politics. The more people you can manipulate, the more control and power you will have. Most of upper management has no clue of the discontent at lower levels of the company, resulting in high rates of turnover. It's commonly known that management often hasn't the slightest idea what their employees are actually supposed to do. Lower management is called "the working managers'. This is where the disconnect happens. The "working manager" role often is a salaried position in which you are required to work no less than 50 hrs per week. Other than the functions of their department, they have a full time work load and have no time to deal with their employees. In the common event that this "manager" was hired from outside of the department, they have no knowledge of the
Proscheap lunches, free employee gym
Consno work/life balance, highly political, management does not respect workers, no training process
I worked here no longer than 3 Months and in 3 Months this is what I realized about this place.
The good things about this company is that they pay good, have monthly bonuses based on productivity and how fast you can comeplete a picking order, frozen TV dinners in a freezer if you’ve forgotten yours. Smoking on property. Two paid 15min break and One paid 30minutes lunch. Straight away system, when picking you go one direction. No back and forth unless you skip the location or there is a problem and you come back to it.
Now the bad things are coworkers, specifically Rogers Location, same with management. From my experience there are a lot of hate to each other as this place isn’t a “Team” based place. Especially when your bonus depends on your speed and productivity, everyone is for themselves. Management has a rule, “If you come across a problem fix it or you’re the problem”. By this, it means if you come across a location, let’s say A1b2, and there is cardboard there write down the location turn it into management they’ll take care of it. But never does. After turning in so much, they tell you or talk behind your back saying you complain too much. Long hours, there are two shifts, 8a-4p or 11a-7p. But then again, work is done when work is done. I was told at my interview here and there they’ll have Mandatory OT. In my definition Here and there is maybe 2-3 days out of the 5 day week. But their here and there definition is 5/5 day week. Working 8-12 hrs depending on
ProsBenefits, Pay, Bonus, Free Food, PTO
ConsMicromanaged. Long working hours. Toxic Environment. No Team Effort. ETC.
I worked at Medline's B43 branch for close to 2 years. I worked in a handful of positions during my time however given the way job titles work there my pay remained the same.
Typical days started with a morning meeting then you're assigned your tasks. Things are heavily automated so once you received your task it's pretty straight forward what you need to do. There are quite a few things you can do but it you're pretty limited unless they teach you how to operate some of the heavier equipment and machinery. Once you get going most of your thought process is just replaced with either following on-screen instructions or listening to a robotic voice tell where to go next.
Most people were friendly and the people who were institutions didn't seem too drained from working there 5+ years. However management was hit or miss. For example my direct supervisor was easy to talk to and capable of making jokes but sometimes when I expressed concerns of corners that fellow employees were cutting that made my job and the jobs of others harder it was met with apathy. To their credit though when I escalated the situation to a manager above their head I wasn't met with retaliation.
The culture is seems great when you first start. You are usually enticed with what looks to be a great bonus program. Basically you can earn considerably more money on top of your paycheck by working fast and precise. However depending on what job your assigned can make this easy to max out or almost impos
Medlines work culture is and has been extremely toxic. It’s a performance based system to where it’s difficult to get help because of the impact it will have on your performance or “numbers” so people are either at the worst not willing to help or ignore you or on the other end just do whatever thing you’re having issues with for you cause they don’t wanna stop cause it will affect them negatively. So the training aspect is not very good. Sort of a sink or swim mentality. The hours can be negative to some being you have to stay until the work is finished. So that means either a 10hr-12hr day. The work fluctuates so there isn’t any method to the madness it’s just you stay until it’s all finished. Culture has been bad for the 2 + years I’ve been there. Management is the preverbal “boys club.” What I mean by that is they all are good friends and have used that to move themselves into positions of power even if they lack the skills to be successful leaders. The whole Rogers location is disorganized chaos and none of the leaders or management know what to do. But the employees suffer for such callousness because when everything is going badly, you can find the leaders doing nothing to help the situation in a positive manner. Wether that is hiding inside the office or watching videos on there cell phones. Wages are far below the average for the type of work. But they use the bonus system as a guise for underpaying there employees saying that if you work hard that you’ll be compensa
ProsWorking indoors, table pool and basketball court, free food, employee discount
Work life balance is actually decent
Pay & benefits
Pay is underwhelming for the hard physical labor you do. Benefits are garbage
Overall this job has potential but the management sucks. They feel as though they need to micromanage every little aspect of the job. I’m a driver with experience allow me to perform my job without you on my back all the time. I’m performing my job and exceeding expectations and being safe there should be no issue. They will lie to you in the interview to get you in and once you’re in things will change. They’re growing in the area but they can’t handle the workload that they already have . You’ll be stuck waiting for a trailer to be loaded because the warehouse staff has either gone home early or they’re just standing around shooting the breeze. When it comes to the warehouse you’ll be tried like an outside carrier and they will poorly wrap your pallets and or carts and once you arrive to your stop they’ll be all over the trailer floor and guess who has to cover for their mistakes. Driver manager will act as if he cares but he doesn’t. He will tell you he’s a former driver and you’ll think he understands the issue you will be faced with while out on route but he doesn’t. He checks in periodically but no issues every really get resolved. They’ll hold on to the safety “bonus” they wave in front of you but there’s strings attached to it that they won’t disclosed with you until you’re hired. And FYI the warehouse workers bo
Not the best place to work. The executives couln't care less about the employees making decission that affects the personal life of the employees.
The divison that I am working is moving from the Medline SPT Building located at 1170 Northpoint Blvd in Waukegan, IL to the Corporate Building Complex Located at One Medline Place, Mundelein, IL. The distance between the two locations is 13.42 miles approximately , which is about a 30 minutes drive depending on traffic and weather conditions.
This re-location of my workplace is causing me a lot of stress, anxiety and depression. I have transportation challenges that make this move very hard on me.
This decision was driven by business needs without considering the impact on the people that makes this business successful (its employees). Besides my transportation challenges this move will arbitrary take away at least one hour of my personal time per business day due to the extra 13.42 miles of commute each way; that would be about 29 days per year ! Additionally that will include an automatic cut on my paycheck due to the increase in transportation costs (if I figure that out) and an increase on daycare and afterschool care for my two children.
In addition to the above, this move also affects the distance of my children location. Currently I am 15 minutes away from my daughter’s school and less than 10 minutes away from my son’s daycare. This means that in case of an emergency, like it has happened before, I can be with my children when they need me in a short period of time. This is very important to me because I don’t have any family here in IL to help manage this type of
Prosvacation, sick & holiday time
Consnot so good expensive medical insurance, poor pay
wont stand up for employees at all, 100% not looking out for drivers,
Transportation supervisor is a joke. He is only out to make his bonus, absolutely wont stand up for his own employees, he is on a power trip, and wants to show his drivers he is in charge. Complains about hours worked, wants everyone off the clock asap, asks why you are driving 63mph instead of 65mph, Company policy is "no using electronics of any sort while driving". no phone, no bluetooth, no CB radio, if someone calls in and even says you were on the phone, your suspended immediately, you have to give your phone records or loose your job. Warehouse is a joke as well, inexperienced warehouse workers dont wrap pallets correctly, they fall over causing more time for drivers, which in turn gets you asked about your hours. When you explain that the pallets fell over or were messed up, you hear well work with us on that they are new!
BIG BROTHER WATCHES EVERTHING YOU DO, they know EVERY SINGLE MOVE YOUR TRUCK MAKES,
I learned that they will take away your bonuses quicker than a blink of an eye, which is their claim to fame about pay being so well. One of the two lead drivers is a great person to work with, he will help you with anything, the newer lead driver, will be your friend to your face, but will stab you in the back quicker than most backstabbers.
Huge company, with tons of money, not afraid to share if you earn it, but, they cant keep drivers because of the way that they treat employees,
Hardest part of the job isnt the actual work, its wondering if you ha
Prosif you can keep from getting your bonuses taken away, they are nice.
Consno job security, they will fire you for anything, dont trust what you say
Productive and Serious warehouse with high job security
Due to the industry, (it's a warehouse job in the medical supply field) the job security is pretty much guaranteed, so that's a plus. The downsides are that you can't leave until your workload is completed, since orders *must* go out. It's medical supplies that hospitals and home care providers HAVE to receive, so leaving at the supposed "end of shift" doesn't happen. Supervisors do work hard to lessen overtime, but it is a given and I'm hoping that the work/life balance improves as the company grows and hires more team members.
As with any warehouse job, if you play politics and do what you can to be noticed as well as do a decent job with your work you will be looked at for promotions and it's not difficult to move up. However coming in and doing your strict job outlines will get you paid (nice bonus incentive programs too!) but you won't move up anywhere without making friends. Best part is definitely all the employee benefits and the incentive pay programs in place.
This company does what it can to at least attempt to show employees that the corporation cares, which is more than most companies so I applaud them for this. We received a Christmas bonus, free holiday turkey or ham, lots of barbecues and catered lunches, free passes to local events, and a bunch of other small gestures that add up to make it a decent experience here.
They reward perfect attendance, high accuracy, fast performance, and a few other categories but you can definitely make additional mone
Conslong days, lots of employee gossip, every-team-member-for-themselves-mentality
Questions And Answers about Medline Industries
If you were in charge, what would you do to make Medline Industries a better place to work?
Asked May 25, 2018
Medline shipping out high priority supplies shipped Ups Ground 2nd day air in time services. Committed to Value
Answered Jun 1, 2021
The rules are unrealistic. I understand what they were trying to accomplish but the rules facilitate people that know how to game the system. I’d start there. And training process needs to be reevaluated.
Answered Oct 14, 2020
Why did you leave your job at Medline Industries?
Asked Mar 17, 2017
Bad management, supervisor had no consideration for drivers, drivers would get long runs, pay could be much better, idiot supervisor had do as I say no questions asked attitude
Answered Nov 21, 2020
Disrespectful management, joke of a guideline, false promises day after day, overworking their people and forcing them to come in on days off.....I could go on.
Answered Oct 16, 2019
What are second shift hours.?
Asked May 16, 2016
They had me working 3 shifts a week as a maintenance mechanic when I was hired to do days. Don't expect a schedule you can plan your life around.
Answered Dec 8, 2020
2nd shift is usually 3pm. to midnight, or somewhere thereabouts
Answered Jun 1, 2020
How flexible are your working hours at Medline Industries?
Asked Mar 20, 2020
Medline's work hours can vary based on role and department. Our Talent Acquisition team can help answer questions around specific position's hours and flexibility.
Answered Feb 5, 2021
Their hours aren’t flexible but your better be.
Answered Oct 14, 2020
What is the best part of working at Medline Industries?
Asked Nov 25, 2019
Benefits cost for this industry are good.
Answered Oct 14, 2020
Bonuses every month if you are on time and have no incidents with your work load.