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Lots of chaos and fear
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNJune 29, 2016
Smiths Medical has been an under-performing company for years. Smiths Group PLC back in London has figured this out. They brought in a new president and he's brought in new VPs, and they brought in directors, and so on. This makes the Old Guard very nervous and leads to the inevitable nasty politics. The basic problem is that the culture, outside of manufacturing, was to work very slowly while playing nice with others. The result was a culture of atrophy and mediocrity. The New President is from GE and has implemented the annual lay-off as well. Besides all the demotions, re-assignments and invitations to leave that have been done, the annual lay-off seeds the panic among the rank-and-file.
Pros
Paycheacks arrive on time
Cons
Big compnay problems with now real growth.
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Manufacturing company
Engineering Lab technician (Current Employee) –  Southington, OHJune 19, 2016
Meet with engineerings, work on project related to product launch, perform analysis and testing according to validation and verification plan.
I have learned to calibrate equipment needed to perform test, data analysis (using minitab).
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You have to be on your A-game. Don't EVER be late.
MDA- Medical Device Assembler (Former Employee) –  Dublin, OHMay 10, 2016
The Dept I worked in was mostly Somalian/Egyptian women. While there is no problem with that, if you do anything out of order they will rat on you with the quickness. There is a lot that they don't tell you. Working there, Americans are the minority. As long as you have speed and confidence in yourself, you'll last. Management doesn't make you feel like you can go to them with issues.
Pros
I worked 1st shift. I get to see the sunlight. Weekly pay.
Cons
The training was 1 day, management feels more robotic, there is a lot they don't tell you until its too late.
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Good place to learn new skills
Credits and Returns Processor (Former Employee) –  Dublin, OHApril 3, 2016
I have progressed in the company several times but find myself at a dead end, with no advancement opportunities. I have been crossed trained in several areas and took on a lot of responsibility, which at times, became overwhelming. Management is very overworked and overwhelmed, which caused very little time for actual management of their employees. The hardest part of working for this company, was them being understaffed, which cause too large of a workload for most employees. The easiest part of the job was mastering Oracle and working with clients.
Pros
Proper training available, friendly co-workers, fun work environment
Cons
Management, lack of care or concern for their employees, Healthcare/benefits
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Team work is valuable
Quality Inspector/Document Control Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Merrillville, INFebruary 12, 2016
Communication is the key to success. Company always there in the time of need for employers who have endured hardships.
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Great People, Tough Workload
Assistant (Current Employee) –  Saint Paul, MNNovember 7, 2015
The people who work for Smiths Medical are wonderful, however the workload has steadily been increasing without more pay or help. Work/life balance is uneven.
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The Company moved its location
Electrical Engineer II, Research and Development (Former Employee) –  Rockland, MAOctober 29, 2015
The people at the Rockland location were great. they supported each other very well. The medical devices were the best in the world at saving lives and that is how we treated them.
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Poor management
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Keene, NHOctober 8, 2015
Smiths has a lot of great employees. But their management is very poor. Daily, the managers will disappear for hours on end without telling anyone. They never have proper answers to important questions.
I have witnessed several employees being let go without notice.
Pros
decent benefits
Cons
Poor management
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Great people and work environment
EHS Deputy Rep (Former Employee) –  Rockland, MASeptember 2, 2015
Smiths Medical in Rockland was a great place to work, the people, environment and felt good to know how our jobs interacted with the customers and end users everyday, making a difference,
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Rockland Site
Quality Assurance Supervisor Smiths Medical (Current Employee) –  Rockland, MAJune 30, 2015
Smith Medical made a decision to close the Rockland Facility. This site was very sufficient and the people there were great to work with.
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R&D allowed for creativity
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Rockland, MAJune 3, 2015
R&D alllowed for creativity. Once prototypes finalized it moved to validation. Validation was very controlled by engineers and technicians.
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Productive and okay place to have fun.
Packaging & Assembly (Former Employee) –  Arden Hills, MNMay 22, 2015
* There's a lot of rumors that spreads around the building and people telling on others so they can get in trouble.
* I learned how to package, solder, test products, and changing materials around.
* Younger co-workers I can get along well then elders.
* There's really nothing hard about the job but people telling on each other.
* Going on a 30 minute break with the co-workers.
Cons
Short breaks, telling on others and no free lunch.
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Different Cultural Experience
Sr. Executive Assistant, (Current Employee) –  St. Paul, MNApril 24, 2015
Good place to work on some days. The company needs a strong Diversity Director to celebrate the diversity within the organization
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loved the work not so much the workers
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Keene, NHApril 22, 2015
Smiths Medical would have been a perfect place to go to work but my co workers made coming in to work every night unbearable.
Pros
fruit wednesday
Cons
no benefits
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Not Bad Place To Be
Resign Processor (Current Employee) –  Dublin, OHApril 8, 2015
Love my job but leaving to Move back home. people are great felt like family and job is nice. not too hard not to easy. bad thing is not much overtime and don't think youll get raises or move up the ranks. once your in the door your stuck right where your at
Pros
People i worked with!!! felt like family
Cons
not much overtime
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Work, Work, Work
Mechanical Assembler (Current Employee) –  Arden Hills, MNMarch 13, 2015
All we do is work work work no life what so ever. alot of Overtime. work is always busy. but if your looking for a good weekly pay this is the place to go to. but thats only if you dont have a life.
Pros
good breaks
Cons
not enough days off
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Good Job .. Poor Management
Warehouse Associate (Current Employee) –  Southington, CTFebruary 18, 2015
Great working in the warehouse but hear complaints about the rest of the plant. Company is always trying to cut cost and raise production.
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Productive
Team Technician (Assembly) (Former Employee) –  Southington, CTJanuary 11, 2015
Good place to work, good training, clean work area is the best.
Pros
fitness facility
Cons
health care expensive
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Great people, good products and today focused
Manufacturing Manager (Former Employee) –  Dublin, OHDecember 4, 2014
Typically morning was systematic with preparation for daily meetings and attending daily meetings. The focus was on today. The most difficult task was how you were going to respond to today’s hot issue. The physical environment is clean and temperature controlled. The management team worked well together. The people had a deep concern for safety. Many of people were enthusiastic and general concerned about making the best medical products. Smiths has many good products.
Pros
consistent mornings, great physical environment, safe.
Cons
structure and focus
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Great people company!
Project Mgmt. Mechanical Engineer Special Projects (Current Employee) –  Dublin, OHDecember 3, 2014
Rewarding / Challenging / Continuous Improvement

Building Our Future is expressed in our new Purpose, Principles, Priorities, and Performance, which we are introducing today. This framework is intended to be more aspirational on culture, clearer/simpler/ fewer on priorities, and more tightly coupled with performance.
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