Cardinal health , as the name suggests is a firm that specializes in distribution of pharmaceuticals and medical products.The firm is also involved in manufacturing medicinal and surgical products , Cardinal health also operates a large network of radiopharmacies. Initially , Cardinal health was founded as Cardinal foods by Robert D. Walter. Bailey Drug Company , was acquired by it in 1979 and after that it it started wholesaling drugs as Cardinal Distribution. As a fortune 21 company , it works for costeffectively improoving the halthcare sector.
Few important facts about this company:
Related Industry :Pharmaceuticals
Company Founded on: 1971
Headquarters situated at : Dublin, Ohio, U.S.
Area served by this copmany : Worldwide
Chairman and CEO: George S. Barrett
Products specification: Medical equipment and Clinical services
Revenue per annum : US$ 107.552 billion (2010)
Operating income: US$ 1.27 billion (2010)
Net income : US$ 642 million (2010)
Total assets: US$ 19.99 billion (2010)
Total equity: US$ 5.28 billion (2010)
Employees :30,000 (2010)
WORKING AT CARDINAL HEALTH :
There is a quick interview process which is carried by the senior finance managers , it is recommended that ask as many questions as you can ( but not just for the sake of asking ).
There are two Rounds on interview, both take place on the same day and they give the response ( result ) within a week. A pre interview presentation is delivered by the managers already working at the Cardinal health and it gives an insight about the healthcare services offered by the Cardinal health company, it is recommended that this presentation should not be missed and should be carefully heard, it is here that they disclose the company policies and interact with tha candidates , few intelligent managers analyse candidates on this day, which later helps them at at the interview round, hence it should be carefullt listened to. Cardinal hires external candidates frequently but always tries to promote from with in first.
QUESTIONS ASKED IN THE INTERVIEW:
Q1) We want to improve margins. How can you help us do that:
Q2) Tell me about one thing which suprised you about this company outside of the things mentioned in the presentation.
Q3) Tell me what contributions you can make to this organization?
Q4) Tell me what you like/dislike most about your previous job?
Q5) Why do you want to work with us?
Q6) Can you tell me the policies of this company?
Q7) What progress can you make in this company?
Q8) Can you work in a team ?
The thing that the interviewers look for in this round is sound domain knowledge and confidence to deliver your services. They may also ask about your flexibility in working in a team and working under pressure.