Current CEO: Charles Mills
Medline Industries, headquartered in Mundelein, IL, is the largest privately-held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare products and services. Medline provides its products and services to clients locally, nationally and internationally.
The company was officially founded in 1966. However, Medline traces its roots to 1910 as a garment manufacturer. The company is a family-owned one and offers more than 125,000 products to its clients. Its product line includes medical equipment, surgical items, housekeeping supplies, hospital furnishings, exam gloves and textile garments. The company has a large client base, including hospitals, physician offices, long-term healthcare facilities, and home health providers. Furthermore, Medline offers inventory and supply chain solutions on behalf of healthcare providers.
Medline says it has posted profits every year that it has been in business. This is good news for people working at Medline Industries. The healthcare industry is one of the growing business sectors and job seekers looking to find Medline careers have many options available at one of the company’s seven manufacturing facilities in North America or at one of its international manufacturing plants. The company has 25 plants through joint ventures and 35 distribution centers across 20 countries. The company has a staff of approximately 7,500 employees, including 750-900 sales representatives.
Medline has done well during challenging economic times because of its debt-free financial structure. The company has sustained this structure because it sells its products directly without the assistance of other companies.
The Medline culture is grounded in its business structure and the company has the ability to adapt to the needs of the healthcare market. The culture centers on its large sales staff. Those who adapt well to the company’s culture understand the healthcare market and have strong customer services skills. These are essential skills to have as Medline also views itself as a top sales and customer service company. The company promotes an inclusive culture that values personal contribution and employee development. Medline says it believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect. Employees are held accountable for their actions and those who perform well are rewarded.
Medline benefits include a 401(k) plan with a company match, medical, dental and vision plans, tuition reimbursement, an employee assistance program, two weeks of vacation time after employees work one year and training programs. Medline Inc. lists rewarding its employees with career development opportunities as a benefit as well.