A company that has struggled to know its mission. This is now been well defined, but the transition is challenging.
VP of Marketing, Regulatory, Clinical, & Quality (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – July 31, 2015
A small company with a real team atmosphere but lacking a well defined mission. This has changed with the recent new management. The transition to the new mission is the challenge.
During my tenure the company was able to significantly grow its core business. As in any small company it can be a roller coaster ride. This can both be challenging and very professionally rewarding. I took it as a real reward, for you get exposed to issues that you would never hear about in a large company. It was a delightful and a full-filling experience.
A small company with major upside potential due to its proprietary technology.
Marketing (Former Employee) – SLC, UT – February 11, 2018
You’re only as successful as your weakest link. Amedica is living proof that a company can survive despite poor Executive management. Culture is toxic. Board members are incompetent and CEO is absent (still running a practice out of St. Louis).
CNC Machinist (Current Employee) – Salt lake city – July 16, 2014
I have spent many years trying to find the ideal location for work. Amedica was everything I ever wanted in a company, except for job security. If given the chance to be a full time employee of Amedica,I could retire happily from here and never work another place.
Productive work environment and cross training opportunities
Quality Control Technician III (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – March 27, 2013
Inspect medical implants and devices in accordance with quality system documents and FDA requirements. Perform various testing to accept implants for form, fit, and function. Learned how to use many measuring devices as well as the chemistry behind the implants. Also got more experience using word, excel, and powerpoint. Management is good, they are pretty flexible and leniant. Mostly concerned with production throughput rather than micromanaging. Willing to let people work independantly. Was able to go to school during the day and work at nights. Hardest part of the job is writing procedures, NCMR's, CAPA's and MRB's, or even understanding some chemistry of the ceramics. Co-workers with a good understanding of these have been helpful. Most enjoyable part of the job is the flexibility, the people I work with, and the ability to work independantly. Learned a lot about Lean, 5S, Six Sigma.