ForTec Medical Employee Reviews

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Great job but pay could be better.
Laser Technician (Former Employee) –  Streetsboro, OHDecember 17, 2018
The job was great, however, they worked on a flex schedule, and between 40 and 60 hours, you only received half-time pay. Also, moving up in technician levels didn't necessarily mean an increase in pay.
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Independent work days
Clinical Device Specialist (Current Employee) –  Augusta, GADecember 8, 2018
I love going to all the different hospitals and interacting with the staff. This is a very independent position and you must be able to manage your own time, which I love. The schedule can be challenging at times as the OR is unpredictable, so there can be long waiting times for procedures to start.
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fun environment to work in
Surgical Laser Technician (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLNovember 29, 2018
was a fun fast pace environment to work in,
hours were hard as schedule changed daily and had to be flexible
work/life balance was hard
great boss and people to work with
not much room for advancement though
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Why I left.
HEALTHCARE LASER SPECIALIST (Former Employee) –  Aurora, CONovember 14, 2018
Advancement into specialty I wanted was not available. Travel was too overwhelming. The hours were not set and the overtime pay was horrible. "A bad manager can take a good staff and destroy it, causing the best employees to flee, and the remainder to lose all motivation."
Pros
Good pay, benefits and holiday pay.
Cons
hours, travel and advancement problems.
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Growing Company
Territory Manager (Current Employee) –  CaliforniaOctober 30, 2018
A great company to work for to break into the medical field. New technologies are constantly being added to your portfolio. They need to improve their new hire training and the training when they bring in new technology.
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Unhealthy
Healthcare Laser Specialist (Former Employee) –  Englewood, NJOctober 26, 2018
Unhealthy work environment, where your life is work. Many hours of work, no overtime pay. Not enough positive reinforcement. Early mornings, late nights, far drives as a technician. The employees who do the most, get paid the least.
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A lot of independent time, terrible overtime pay
Surgical Laser Specialist (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 24, 2018
Long hours, ridiculous travel, 1/2 time over time pay. Not 1 and 1/2 but 1/2 time pay. Consistently hit 60 hours a week with below par equipment taken into surgery. Long hours waiting. Do not find out if you are working 2 hours or 19 hours until the day before. Travel could be up to 10 hours round trip driving or 15 minutes driving.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
terrible scheduling, no work/life balance, consistent overtime with 1/2 time pay
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Very supportive work culture
Employee (Current Employee) –  Hudson, OHOctober 24, 2018
ForTec is one of those companies that gives you all the resources to do your job to the best of your abilities. They provide thorough training, technology, benefits, and incentives to do well in your field and extra paid time off if you take care of yourself - through healthy ways of living, financial wellness, and mental wellness. I have worked at many other places where they think they are supporting employees' best interests, but they are not. This company is true to its word.
Pros
Great working environment and supportive team members
Cons
Always on the move and thinking ahead - no rest for the weary, but that keeps the company profitable.
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Technician & Sales (Current Employee) –  OhioApril 24, 2018
I have worked at ForTec for nearly a decade and have had the fortunate opportunity to work up the corporate ladder. I started with the company as a Laser Technician and have since transitioned into a tenured role as a Territory Manager. ForTec has been supportive of my ambitions to navigate the corporate structure finding new opportunities for me including a few geographical relocations.

As a technician, and just as with almost any job in the surgical industry, the hours can be unpredictable. Some days can be long and tedious and others can be quite the opposite. At its core, we are helping to provide surgeons the most cutting edge technology to treat their patient's. If a candidate has a transparent understanding of and embraces the day to day uncertainties of the technician position, I think most anyone will find it rewarding and fulfilling.

As a Territory Manager the company provides you autonomy to manage your territory as you best see fit. As the company continues to grow it is inevitable it will take on more of a big company, corporate feel. However, in large part it has stayed true to its entrepreneurial roots. ForTec provides surgical technologies and technology is always evolving. The future success of the company and in particular the TM role will largely depend on ForTec's ability to continue to offer the latest and greatest technology to its customers.

It is impossible to outpace imperfection and ForTec has its own challenges just like all companies. There have definitely been good days and bad days but in my time with ForTec, the good have far outweighed
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Challenging work
Ophthalmic Surgical Technician (Current Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAApril 16, 2018
A challenging job with many opportunities to expand your knowledge of the medical field. A feeling of family throughout the company although many of us are remote.
Pros
wellness program
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Company culture
Laser Tech (Current Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHApril 12, 2018
The culture of ForTec is wonderful. Everyone works very hard and even though you work independently you have a team for support. Everyone is very dedicated to the work they do in healthcare.
Pros
working independently
Cons
long hours
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Good employer
Clinical Product Specialist (Current Employee) –  Streetsboro, OHDecember 18, 2017
Fortec is a good place to work. They are a nationwide company but still small enough to treat employees as family. The pay is competitive for the position. However, working in the surgery field can lead to some uncertainty in the work day. It may be longer than expected and have delays but at other times you will have a random day off during the week because there are no cases for you and it does not count against your PTO. The management does recognize people that work hard and go above and beyond. Room for advancement is little but if there is a chance they do like to try to hire from inside the company.
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Fun place to work.
Medical Equipment Specialist (Current Employee) –  Louisville, KYDecember 12, 2017
This is a fun place to work with plenty to learn and develop from an entry level position. It is easy work as well, but it requires lots of travel and random long days. The plus side is that you will have just as many short days and you won't be expected to fill your time with busy work. The pay is fair, but for a ambitious person one may find that their income is caped and they may feel restricted. The nature of this job makes it hard to have any part work on the side and there is not any overtime opportunity for the most part.
Pros
Lots of freedom and indipendence.
Cons
Unpredictable working hours.
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Very poor management locally
Laser Technician (Former Employee) –  Southern United states.November 18, 2017
Management is so poor. Especially on the local levels. In the corporate level it is pretty good. All in all it's a pretty hostile work environment and very unprofessional. They really don't really care about HIPPA violations are violating them pretty severely.

It's pretty Ghetto actually.
Pros
Dr. and Hospital staff are usually pretty nice and pleasant, .the job allows you to see and help with different surgeries at different hospitals.
Cons
Poor pay, the management is poor on a local level, the employees seem to walk all over the logistic manager
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Most of the time I worked alone
Laser Technician (Current Employee) –  everywhereJuly 26, 2017
Worked with a lot of doctors and showed them how to use the medical equipment being provided and also got the equipment inspected. Had to keep my credentialing up to par for enter into all facilities
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Traveling a lot
Surgical Laser Technician (Former Employee) –  Baltimore, MDMay 8, 2017
Set up and operate various laser machines in operating rooms assisting doctors at hospitals in the tristate area, as well as North Carolina. Picked up and returned laser equipment to the Baltimore office.
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Long days/nights
Laser Technician (Current Employee) –  Streetsboro, OHApril 10, 2017
Have Long hours from 10-18 hours days, from preforming procedures and driving. Hours can be good, just no time to schedule anything during the week, and no pay for being on-call for the weekend, You do learn a lot during procedures and making patients feel better once they leave the Operating Room,
Pros
good Pay
Cons
Long hours of driving
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In Fairness you need to know
laser technician (Current Employee) –  ChicagoJanuary 17, 2016
I felt manipulated, played with:

50% below national avg. pay, no on call pay, 40-60 hours paid only 1/2 rate not 1 1/2 as lead to believe, told to sleep in Van, No meal allowance even though was out of town 24+ hours, 100% accuracy is only considered mediocre performance to management,

Pro: get to work with lasers!, never the same thing, a lot of hours away from home
Pros
Lasers
Cons
they are not concerned about your financial well being, or family life
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Unique job with pro's and cons
Surgical Laser technician (Former Employee) –  AustinMarch 6, 2015
Not for someone who needs a stable schedule.
Long periods of inactivity,lots of highway miles.
Didn't feel they "listened " to employees enough.
Pros
occasional paid day off
Cons
1, 000 miles a week driving. Hours of inactivity
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Interesting and challenging job, chances to travel to different places each day.
Laser Technician (Former Employee) –  Streetsboro, OHOctober 15, 2014
Scheduling could be difficult not knowing until the evening prior to the following work day what your schedule would be for the next day. I would travel to hospitals within Ohio and the surrounding states to set up surgical lasers in the operating rooms and assist the surgeons during the procedures. Most often the cases were given to a single Laser Tec and it was rare that cases would cross and you would see any of your other co-workers. The most difficult part of the job was not knowing if or when you would be working the following day until after 5pm that day.
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