Smith & Nephew
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Work happiness
Scores based on about 88 responses to Indeed's survey on work happiness
66
Average
Work Happiness Score
Average
Do people feel happy at work most of the time?
70
Purpose
Above average
Do people feel their work has a clear sense of purpose?
70
Achievement
Above average
Do people feel they are achieving most of their goals at work?

Smith & Nephew Careers and Employment

About us
In 1856, T.J. Smith opened his family pharmacy in Hull, UK and developed a new way to refine cod liver oil. On his death 40 years later, his nephew Horatio Nelson Smith took over, giving us the second part of our name. The company grew rapidly during World War One, supplying surgical and field dressings to the armed forces. After World War One, we – more... continued to expand in the wound care sector, inventing Elastoplast in 1928.

Since then, we have continued to explore. In the 80s and 90s, we entered into the arthroscopy and sports medicine businesses.


16,000 employees and 100+ countries later, we're making more of the world's leading products and we're bringing them to more of the world. Because we believe that everyone should be able to live a Life Unlimited.
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What is it like to work at Smith & Nephew?

3.5
Work/Life Balance
3.7
Compensation/Benefits
3.1
Job Security/Advancement
3.1
Management
3.4
Culture
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What do employees at Smith & Nephew say about culture and work-life balance?

Slow-paced
Fast-paced
Stressful
Relaxed
Competitive
Collaborative
3.0
Great people
Written by District Sales Manager (Former Employee) from Huntsville, AL on March 16, 2020
No loyalty to long time employees
Some great people

Management didn't coach well

Seemed to always be striving to fix culture, but never achieved

Pay not as good as most Medical device companies
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What jobs are available at Smith & Nephew?

Top work locations
4.5
Largo, FL
4.3
San Antonio, TX
4.1
Saint Petersburg, FL
4.0
Phoenix, AZ
4.0
Portland, OR
Most popular roles
5.0
Packaging Technician
5.0
Senior Associate
5.0
Customer Service Representative
4.7
Intern
4.6
Territory Manager

Smith & Nephew jobs:

What did candidates say about the interview at Smith & Nephew?

Interview experience
Based on 106 interviews
Favorable
Interview difficulty
Based on 105 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 93 interviews
More than one month
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