10 Best Companies for Leaders 2012: #8 Cardinal Health

Procter & Gamble
#8 Cardinal Health


George S. Barrett, CEO

Cardinal Health starts leadership development early on, with their entry-level rotational program called EMERGE. The EMERGE program is “designed to offer leadership development to participants in an environment where they can rotate through different departments and locations. Participants are provided an ideal opportunity to continue exploring careers within their discipline while gaining valuable work experience needed to succeed in the future.”

There are EMERGE programs for the following areas:

  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management/Operations

Cardinal Health is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio. Ohio ranked #41 in Chief Executive’s Best/Worst States for Business 2011.

2010 Ranking
Not ranked

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