Stock Coordinator (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 5 December 2017
I used to work night shift there, which explains my low score on work/life balance. It was mediocre. A couple of the managers there were a little bit too interested in micromanaging. The picking system is severely flawed because one pick location counts as one pick, no matter how many items you have to pick from that location. They're timing your picks and they take issue with you taking too long, never mind that you had to pick 70 or 80 cases from a single location. But it's 1 pick so they expect it to be picked within a minute or two. The place is extremely dusty and dirty too for a medical warehouse. I ended up with staph infection in my ear piercing due to all of the dust.
Stock Coordinator (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 7 November 2017
Company culture was based upon upward mobility and training programs. Often times being transferred inter-departmentally didn't allow for smooth operations. Management silo'd from employees- Lack of feedback.
Efforts are unseen or unrewarded; Would not recommend for anyone
Warehouse Worker (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 27 June 2017
Even though it's a Global Corporation, Cardinal operates like a mom's and pop's shop. Management makes decisions based on ego and favoritism. Many are stuck in their ways and refuse to change or refuse to hear other's opinions. Opinions are spoken but never heard year over year. Turnover is on a rise at all levels and departments which shows instability and lack of leadership. There sight is further than their reach and with the lack of people managers/directors, they will have a hard time adjusting to the fast pace and technological advancements. I would not recommend this place for employment as it's too easy to get rid of their oldest to newest employees simply based on management disliking them. Every other warehouse company offers better pay, perks, and employee engagement AND most definitely, better management. Sometimes, it takes years to get a desirable shift due to the high tenor of all the day employees. Some employees aren't performance managed due to the fact of age and proximity to retirement which proves the inconsistency throughout.
Stock Coordinator, Shipping & Receiving (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 8 April 2017
Great staff and fun working environment. Supervisors are very friendly and were very patient with me as they trained me on order picking and other techniques and practices. The hardest part of the job was trying to pick orders in an organized fashion, and still deliver them on time, but with the help of dedicated supervisors and co-workers, the job always was completed. The most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with the staff and knowing that what we do in the warehouse went a long way as it helped those in need in hospitals across Canada.
Technical Supervisor (Former Employee) – Quebec City, QC – 7 January 2017
Excellent starting point for enhancing leadership skills. Highly versatile and interactive with staff and clients. Role is no longer available which is unfortunate as it was a solid career path into leadership.
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 8 December 2016
The work itself can be challenging with opportunities to acquire new skills. The organization seems to be in a current state of flux with heavy favouritism. The revolving door of leadership makes it difficult for employees to know who they are working for and what the expectations are.
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 14 November 2016
get to work and start right away with a walkie to pick up boxes and ship stuff to companies. Learned how to be organized. management was a little tight because of numbers but laid back. co-workers were very friendly and helpful. Hardest part was reaching numbers. most enjoyable was doing clean up, so easy.
you're alone and nobody is breathing down your back
Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance associate (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 22 July 2016
Good management. Perfect place for a startup. Everyone in the company is friendly and encouraging. Loved interacting with the people. I was a temp. My only concern was I wasn't given the chance to look into other departments and their work. They are just interested in finishing the task given than training people on new things and expanding knowledge.
can learn more skills but people are reluctant to give time